CNDLC: Emerging Expertise to Help Translate for a Changing Society

Emerging Market Potential for Certified Neurodivergence Life Coaches

CNDLC is a brand new niche specialization coaching certification from the Natural Wellness Academy.

Neurodivergence is a broad, non-medical umbrella term that means someone’s brain or nervous system functions differently from the majority other people’s. 

Not wrong; not defectively; differently.

It is estimated that at least 20% — one fifth! — of the US population fall within the Neurodivergence umbrella.¬† The CNDLC program equips candidates to serve as advocates, educators, champions, resources, librarians, researchers, cheerleaders, and trusted confidantes for people who may have difficulty navigating a world and work force geared toward the neurotypical majority.

Since the original identification of autism spectrum disorder and ADHD diagnoses, professionals in the health and education fields believed many people “grew out of” these and other neurodivergent conditions. But they don’t.¬† And with more than half of the neurdivergent population either unemployed or underemployed, a trained expert in this field, corporations, schools, government agencies and organizations, there is a vast potential workforce that is untapped. ¬† Remember:¬† Silicon Valley was largely created by a group of neurodivergents!

A CNDLC can serve as a translator, educator, advocate, and facilitator between Neurodivergent individuals and organizations that need their talents, skills, and expertise. 

This informative video from course creator and late-in-life diagnosed neurdivergent, Denise Montgomery, gives a concise argument for the need for this emerging field of expertise.  A detailed syllabus can be found on the course description and enrollment page.

The Myriad Possibilities for Building a Successful CNDLC Coaching and Consulting Practice

Coaching is largely an entrepreneurial endeavor, where the coach builds their own practice, but there are many corporations, organizations, schools and businesses that employ coaches for a variety of goals, from creating a healthier corporate community to improving the health of its employees.  the Coaching profession is growing by an astonishingly consistent 20% each year.

Potential entrepreneurial/self-directed career paths for a certified Neurodivergence life coach

  1. Private Practice: Many life coaches establish their own private practice, where they work one-on-one with clients to help them achieve their goals and improve their lives.
  2. Corporate Coaching: Corporate life coaching is a growing field, where life coaches work with individuals and teams in a business setting to improve their work performance and overall job satisfaction.
  3. Executive Coaching: Executive coaches work with high-level executives, helping them to develop their leadership skills, improve their communication, and achieve their professional goals.
  4. Career Coaching: Career coaches specialize in helping clients navigate their career path and make decisions about their professional development.
  5. Health and Wellness Coaching: Health and wellness coaches help clients improve their overall physical and emotional health, and achieve a balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.
  6. Spiritual/Life Path Coaching: Spiritual coaches work with clients to help them discover their sense of purpose and find meaning in their lives.
  7. Relationship Coaching: Relationship coaches help individuals and couples improve their communication, resolve conflicts, and build stronger, healthier relationships
  8. Non-Profit Work: Some neurodivergence life coaches may choose to work with non-profit organizations, providing life coaching services to individuals who are neurodivergent, often at reduced rates or on a volunteer basis.
  9. Online Coaching: With the rise of online technologies, many life coaches are offering their services online, using video conferencing, email, or other digital tools to work with clients. This can be a flexible and cost-effective way to reach a wider audience and build a client base.
  10. Workshops and Group Coaching: Neurodivergence life coaches can also offer workshops and group coaching sessions, either in-person or online. This can be an effective way to reach a larger audience and provide support to individuals who are neurodivergent in a group setting.

In terms of revenue models, a neurodivergence life coach can earn an income from private practice, corporate coaching, non-profit work, or through workshops and group coaching sessions. The exact amount a neurodivergence life coach can earn will depend on several factors, such as their experience, reputation, location, and the services they offer.

Within HR/Corporate DEI/Support & Inclusion

A certified neurodivergence coach can play an important role in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. By offering training and support to HR professionals and employees, they can help companies create a more inclusive and supportive environment for neurodivergent individuals.

  1. Training and Workshops: The neurodivergence coach can offer training and workshops to HR departments and other employees, providing education and resources on neurodivergent conditions and how to create an inclusive workplace.
  2. Employee Support: The neurodivergence coach can work with HR departments to provide support and resources to employees who are neurodivergent, helping them to improve their work performance and job satisfaction.
  3. Recruitment and Retention: The neurodivergence coach can collaborate with HR departments to help companies create recruitment and retention strategies that are inclusive of neurodivergent individuals.
  4. Policy Development: The neurodivergence coach can provide guidance and support to HR departments in the development of policies and practices that are inclusive and supportive of neurodivergent individuals.
  5. Employee Advocacy: The neurodivergence coach can work with HR departments to advocate for the needs of neurodivergent employees, helping to create a more inclusive workplace culture.
  6. Providing Awareness Training: The neurodivergence life coach can provide training and education to employees, helping them to understand neurodivergent conditions and the challenges faced by neurodivergent individuals. This training can help create a more inclusive and supportive work environment.
  7. Supporting Employee Development: The neurodivergence life coach can work with individuals or teams to help employees develop their skills and improve their work performance, with a focus on neurodivergent individuals. This can include coaching on communication, problem-solving, and stress management, among other areas.
  8. Providing Accommodations: The neurodivergence life coach can collaborate with HR and training departments to help companies understand the needs of neurodivergent employees and provide accommodations that can support their success in the workplace.
  9. Implementing Inclusive Practices: The neurodivergence life coach can offer guidance and support to HR and training departments in the implementation of inclusive practices, such as flexible schedules, accommodations for neurodivergent employees, and creating a supportive and inclusive workplace culture.
  10. Developing Customized Training Programs: The neurodivergence life coach can work with HR and training departments to develop customized training programs that address the specific needs and challenges faced by neurodivergent employees.

For more information, visit the course description page.  You can also book a direct appointment to discuss your professional career goals and questions with Academic Director, Dr. L J Rose or with course creator and mentor, Denise Montgomery.

 

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