Sam Warner

Neurodivergent communication specialist

Saving and making money by attracting and retaining neurodivergent employees

“Sam is really amazing at helping Individuals and Organisations understand how to use the incredible talents of those with autism, particularly in the IT sector. She is a very relevant and enthusiastic speaker who will engage your audiences and provide huge value to your organisation. ”
Yvonne Emery

Approximately 1 in 5 humans are Neurodivergent (meaning differently brained).

Most over the age of 30 are undiagnosed and unsupported.

In 2008 at age 35 I, Sam Warner had an epiphany and became aware that I was Neurodivergent (Autistic with ADHD) – it explained so much about the challenges I faced whilst working in an office, at home and growing up. It took me a further 14 years to get a formal diagnosis which was incredibly validating.

I understand that there are millions of undiagnosed individuals who are finding the challenge of employment particularly difficult.  Burnout, masking and communication issues have an impact on their health and productivity. Organisations are getting more savvy about how to support their Neurodivergent talent to help them thrive at work, and I train and coache staff in this space.

The benefits to the business include reduced absence, attrition and recruitment costs and increased innovation, invention and profits. Click to download my SPEAKER ONE SHEET

What is Neurodiversity?

The term “Neurodiversity” is the range of differences in individual brain function and behavioural traits, regarded as part of normal variation in the human population (used especially in the context of autistic spectrum disorders). 

The concept of neurodiversity embraces the idea that variations in brain function are natural and inherent. It acknowledges that some individuals’ brains operate in unique ways and that is not a bad thing but something as a society that we need to adjust to.

For approximately 20% of the adult population in the UK, these differences can lead to diagnoses such as autism, dyslexia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). These individuals may identify themselves as neurodivergent rather than neurotypical.

 

Neurodiversity at work

When your employees are oblivious to the impact they have on others, this can be a painful problem for all departments handling team conflict, and sub-par performance. The reduced productivity, attrition and grievances can be expensive problems in all industries and could be alleviated with one key solution.

MEET SAM WARNER –

your Neurodivergent Communications Specialist

About my career

  • 25 years of corporate experience
  • Go-to source for the media
  • Multiple award winner
  • Degree in Business Management

When on stage

  • Extremely interactive
  • Energetic delivery
  • Playful and funny
  • Creates moment of surprise

Why me?

  • I am Neurodivergent
  • Simplify complex information
  • Use real life examples
  • Inspirational impact

My world class clients

  • Small businesses to Fortune 500
  • Variety of industries
  • Rebooked by many over the years
  • Thought leaders choose me

When coaching

  • Clients are loyal
  • 16 years experience
  • Tangible benefits, great ROI
  • Individual and group sessions

Benefits

  • Reduced conflict
  • Communication clarity
  • Reduced recruitment costs
  • Enhanced profit potential

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Trusted by schools, corporations and small business owners

I have been helping people to communicate since 2008. I train, coach and mentor by applying my BA(Hons) in Business Management, sharing my knowledge gained in public speaking in Toastmasters International since 2010 and drawing on my 20 years experience working for various companies in different roles.

Professional Speaker & Trainer

Sam is a professional speaker, delivering talks and keynotes at conferences, banquets and events internationally. Sam is available for conferences, workshops & keynotes. She also attends corporate events to share her knowledge and experience of integrating adults with Asperger’s into a team with colleagues who are not considered to be on the spectrum.

TEDx Speaker & Speaker Coach

Sam organised two TEDxTelford events in 2018 & 2019.

She delivered her own TEDxTalk “The New Rules of Engagement” at TEDxMalvern in 2021 and has coached over 40 TEDx Speakers.

Radio & Voice Work

Sam is often asked to speak on BBC Radio Shropshire and other Radio Stations on Neurodiversity-related or communication-related subjects like TEDx. She has also lent her voice to an audio book which you can listen to here: Quotes from the Gurus – Audio Book

Watchout for Sam’s podcast – coming soon…

Kind words

 

Very authentic, vulnerable and powerful speaker! Amongst an ocean of speakers there is this gem, Sam with her incredible depth and strength! It’s a pleasure to listen to Sam and to learn from her in the most effortless way! She was amazing at our event recently and I highly recommend her!

Olga Geidane

Sam is really amazing at helping Individuals and Organisations understand how to use the incredible talents of those with autism, particularly in the IT sector. She is a very relevant and enthusiastic speaker who will engage your audiences and provide huge value to your organisation.

Yvonne Emery

See Sam in action

 

Kind words

 

I had the pleasure to hear Sam deliver an excellent speech on running TEDx events. The speech was informative, entertaining and kept my attention throughout the speech. Sam has great presence and knowledge. She is engaging and has a warm personality. I have no hesitation in recommending her as a speaker.

Susan Heaton-Wright

Sam helped me think through and plan my communication strategy. We started with suitable options from my initial ideas to help shape what would work for me. I would recommend Sam if you have an idea but need some clear guidance and trusted advice.

Jane Anson

Memberships & awards

The organisations you can find me a member of:

Clients

Here are a few of Sam’s esteemed clients: