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Jun 5, 2017

EP03 Bouncing Forward: The Power of Resilience in Life, Parenting and Serving Others

In today's episode, I talk to Brian King, coach and mentor for parents and educators on strategies to motivate and communicate better with members of the Asperger's and ADHD communities.

Brian has quite a back story, starting from his own childhood struggles with health and disability, to now, as a parent of 3 boys with ADHD and Asperger's. Brian's demonstrates tremendous resilience despite his ongoing struggles.  I wanted to find out more about what makes Brian see the positive in all of his experiences and how it helps him support families who are walking a similar journey.

In this episode you will find out about:

3:55 Why Brian has had to learn to be resourceful in life

10:55 Life challenges and how and why he encourages people to talk about them

13:03 His truth about vulnerability

14:42 "Life does happen in the moment" - How Brian supports his clients with that philosophy

15:52 Brian talks about his boys and their individuality

17:00 Learning to be resourceful is key

17:28 "It's our strengths we ultimately leverage in society."

19:17 Brian talks about his health and why he's committed to a resilient mindset.

20:30 Brian tells us about his challenging childhood.

23:07 Brain talks about his books.

30:06 How to work with Brian.

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