Episode 194: The Boy with the Faster Brain and the Gift of ADHD with Peter Shankman and Leigh Richardson

Peter ShankmanLeigh Richardson of the Brain Performance Center and host of In Your Head with Leigh Richardson speaks with Peter Shankman, bestselling author, entrepreneur, global influencer and corporate keynote speaker, talks about his autobiographical children's book The Boy With The Faster Brain, living with ADHD and how he considers it as a gift, and the importance of neurodiversity in the workplace.

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About Peter Shankman:

The New York Times has called Peter Shankman "a rockstar who knows everything about social media and then some." He is a 6x best selling author, entrepreneur and corporate keynote speaker, focusing on Neurodiversity in the workplace, customer service, and the new and emerging customer and neurotatypical economies. With three startup launches and exits under his belt, (most notably Help a Reporter Out) Peter is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about customer experience, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, and the Neurodiversity. Additionally, Peter is the Futurist in Residence at Price Benowitz and BluShark Digital.

Peter’s sixth book, (and his first children’s book,) came out in mid-March of this year. The Boy With the Faster Brain is a heartwarming story about a young boy named Peter, who discovers that his ADHD brain, which was always getting him into trouble in school, is actually a super-powerful tool that he can use to achieve anything he wants - as long as he learns how to use it the right way. (And yes, it’s obviously very much autobiographical.) It’s the children’s version of Peter’s previous bestseller on ADHD, Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge your Focus, Productivity and Success with the Secrets of the ADHD Brain (Random House, 2017).

In addition to his passion for helping people and companies find success, some of Peter's highlights also include:

  • Founder of HARO - Help A Reporter Out, which became the standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources prior to being acquired three years after launch
  • Faster than Normal - The Internet's #1 podcast on ADHD, focusing on the superpowers and gifts of having a "faster than normal brain,” which has helped thousands of people all around the world realize that having a neurodiverse brain is actually a gift, not a curse.
  • The ShankMinds Breakthrough Network, an elite, online mastermind of thought leaders, business experts, and change makers

Peter is a worldwide influencer and/or spokesperson for several global brands including Adobe, Sylvania, National Car Rental, Manscaped.com, Sealface, Thule, and many others.

Finally, Peter is a father, a 2x Ironman triathlete, a class B licensed skydiver, and has a pretty serious Peloton addiction. When he’s not traveling around the world speaking to companies big and small, he's based in NYC, where he was born and raised, with his ten year old daughter and three-year-old dog, both of whom consistently refuse him access to his couch.

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Peter's book, The Boy With the Faster Brain

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Leigh Richardson is also the author of Brain on Game On, available at Amazon and on  www.thebrainperformancecenter.com and www.leigherichardson.com. The Brain Performance Center is located in Dallas, Texas and can be reached at 214-329-9017.


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