Episode 26 - The Advocateurs - Mark Graban

Episode Summary:

My guest today is my friend Mark Graban and we are going to talk about his journey but the theme of the episode is avoiding misdiagnoses. You hear about this more than you realize but it doesn’t seem like much is done about it, a misdiagnosis is very real.

In Mark’s case, the Jury is still out on whether he is ADHD but some people go through their whole life with an incorrect diagnosis or not being diagnosed at all.

Mark’s newest book, “The mistakes that make us” is out now and you can find it on Amazon and other providers listed on ⁠www.markgraban.com⁠. I also highly recommend checking out his many podcasts.

I also name drop a mutual friend of ours Katie Anderson, who is also another author and her latest book that she wrote with Isao Yoshino called Learning to Lead, which just won another award, is available at all major book stores and you can check out her website kbjanderson.com

This is the link that Mark was referring to during our conversation about ADHD having an unusual sense of fairness.


Interestingly enough, this trait isn’t just limited to ADHD, this can also present as an autistic trait as well, possibly falling under the diagnostic manual references of B2 (Excessively Rigid, Inflexible, Or Rule-Bound, In Behaviour Or Thought)

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00:00:00.00 Show Starts

00:05:00.00 Love and Kindness Foundation

00:17:15.50 Help Line and Episode Start

00:36:00.00 Help Line Numbers

01:14:00.00 Land Acknowledgment

01:24:00.00 Show Introduction

02:05:12.40 Fun Intro

02:12:00.00 Show Intro

02:58:00.00 Mark Graban and Katie Anderson Books

03:34:00.00 What is Twice Exceptional

04:42:00.00 School was Mark’s Outlet

09:58:00.00 Lived Experience, the shop floor and respect

11:42:00.00 Analysis of the process of diagnosis

13:40:00.00 Self Reflection and doing more

19:59:06.20 Marcus Miller Story

23:26:00.00 Kindness Ad

23:56:00.00 Mark’s Concert Story

25:16:00.00 Do you think there is a framework missing for discussion?

32:16:12.00 What tips does Mark have for advocating?

36:06:00.00 Analysis of a process

38:10:00.00 Mark Graban’s Love and Kindness Tip

42:16:00.00 Mark Graban’s Closing Thoughts

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