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Independence and Universal Design with Todd Stabelfeldt

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

Release Date: 08/05/2019

Startup Funding and Employment Opportunities for Disabled People with Hardeep Rai show art Startup Funding and Employment Opportunities for Disabled People with Hardeep Rai

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

In this jam-packed episode of the show, Mai Ling and Martyn share a conversation between Martyn and co-founder and CEO of the Kaleidoscope Group (Kg), Hardeep Rai. Through the various organizations that make up Kg, Hardeep and his teams offer a variety of services, tools, and resources for entrepreneurs with disabilities or someone who has a startup in the disability sector. Listen in as Hardeep shares some highlights from his story and how Kg can potentially support your business venture.

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Online Entrepreneurship That Makes a Difference with Mark Esho show art Online Entrepreneurship That Makes a Difference with Mark Esho

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

In today’s episode, Martyn and Mai Ling talk about the things going on in the world right now and how they relate to the disability community. Also, Martyn interviews internet entrepreneur Mark Esho, to learn about his successful businesses and how they started. Mark also shares some insight into his newest project, an app for rating businesses on accessibility found at accessrating.com. And lastly, Mark gives us three tips for aspiring entrepreneurs.

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Speech Therapy Apps are Back with Barbara Fernandes show art Speech Therapy Apps are Back with Barbara Fernandes

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

We’re joined on the show today by speech-language pathologist and founder of Smarty Ears Apps, Barbara Fernandes to talk about the recent resurgence in use of tablet apps in therapy sessions. Barbara shares how these apps are valuable tools that can have great results. She also talks about how important parental involvement can be when working with children. This is a very informative conversation that you don’t want to miss.

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The Gift of Adversity with Henry Fraser show art The Gift of Adversity with Henry Fraser

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

Mai Ling and Marty share what’s been happening in their respective worlds and how things have been different during the current pandemic. Then Martyn takes the mic to have a chat with visual artist, speaker, and author Henry Fraser. Henry shares the story of the accident which disabled him and how he overcame the odds and learned to make something beautiful from the tragedy. He talks about how his speaking led to a book deal, some writing challenges he’s faced, and his newly released book, The Power In

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Accommodating Restrooms for ALL People with Christina Abernethy show art Accommodating Restrooms for ALL People with Christina Abernethy

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

Our guest on this edition of the show is Christina Abernethy. Christina is an author and advocate for people with disabilities. She talks with Mai Ling about her experiences as a mother of a child with autism, her work heading the Pennsylvania chapter of Changing Spaces, and as the creator of the Love Hope & Autism website. Christina also shares about her passion for encouraging public venues to offer accommodating restrooms with changing tables for all ages, not just toddlers.

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Spotlighting Uniqueness with Kendra Gottsleben show art Spotlighting Uniqueness with Kendra Gottsleben

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

Our guest on this edition of the show is author Kendra Gottsleben. Kendra has a rare disorder known as MPS VI and is a wheelchair user, yet she has not allowed this to prevent her from doing incredible things. She is not only an author but also a speaker and disability advocate. Listen in as she shares her story of becoming a published author and gives her tips to help you achieve your goals.

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Opening a Special Coffee Shop (Part 2) with Karin York show art Opening a Special Coffee Shop (Part 2) with Karin York

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

Mai Ling checks back in with Karin York to get an update on her progress with opening a coffee shop designed to employ people with special needs. Karin was our guest back in April of 2019 to share about the first steps in this journey. Now she brings us up to date on some of the challenges she’s dealt with since then and how things are going now that the shop is open for business.

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Inclusivity for Disabled Actors in Film and TV with David Proud show art Inclusivity for Disabled Actors in Film and TV with David Proud

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

Actor, writer, and director David Proud joins the show today to chat with Martyn about disabled actors in the media. As a wheelchair user, David brings his unique perspectives to this topic. He talks about the importance of media to culture in general, why he feels more disabled actors should be cast in prominent projects, and shares some of his personal experiences in the acting industry in the UK.

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Dating and Intimacy for Persons with Disabilities with Jennie Williams show art Dating and Intimacy for Persons with Disabilities with Jennie Williams

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

We are celebrating the month of love in this episode with our guest Jennie Williams, CEO of Enhance the UK. Martyn chats with Jennie on the topics of dating and intimacy for people with disabilities and the unique challenges that they face in the pursuit of romantic relationships. Jennie has tackled these subjects in her leadership role at Enhance the UK and she shares her thoughts, experiences, and observations on the issues in this very frank and open discussion.

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Author Writes 15 Books AFTER Her Stroke with Chou Hallegra show art Author Writes 15 Books AFTER Her Stroke with Chou Hallegra

Xceptional Leaders with Mai Ling Chan & Martyn Sibley

Today, Mai Ling and Martyn chat briefly about Martyn’s World Changers Academy launch and their current book project. Then Mai Ling shares a conversation with author and stroke survivor, Chou Hallegra. Chou is the founder of Grace & Hope Consulting, LLC and she talks about her life as a single mother of children with multiple challenges, the story of her stroke recovery, and how she came to write numerous books in just a few years. She also shares 3 tips for the listener who wants to write a book.

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Entrepreneur, computing technology expert, and universal design advocate, Todd Stabelfeldt, is our guest today. Todd is a C4 quadriplegic who is passionate about discovering new ways for disabled individuals to gain more independence. He shares the story of the accident which caused his spinal cord injury and talks about gaining as much independence as possible through the assistance of technology. Todd is a business owner and in recent years was a keynote presenter at Apple’s WWDC.