What does a thriving autistic life look like?

Come with me on a journey of self discovery around work, fulfilment and figuring out what you want, what you actually need as an autistic adult, and where to start.

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What does a thriving autistic life look like?

Come with me on a journey of self discovery around work, fulfilment and figuring out what you want, what you actually need as an autistic adult, and where to start.

~ Join the waitlist to be first to know when the next live round opens! ~

If you’ve recently been diagnosed autistic, and/or you’re in burnout (or coming out of burnout) and want to explore creating a life and work that will meet your autistic needs, this is for you.

My intention is to take a small group of autistic women and nonbinary people on a journey of self discovery around work, fulfilment and figuring out what you want out of life – and how to get it.

I’ve been investing in my own personal development since 2014, when I was still an undiagnosed high school teacher in burnout, convinced I was trapped in that role and that life forever.

Since then, I’ve seen first hand the power of both one to one and group coaching. I’ve had some huge breakthroughs personally, professionally and financially, and I’ve manifested things into my life as a direct result of a combination of mindset work and taking action (that action bit is important!).

I’m not a millionaire (not even close! 😂). I don’t run a 7-figure business. But I have changed my work and life to meet my needs as an autistic woman with health challenges. I’ve attracted people who are on my wavelength, who I enjoy working with.

And I’ve managed to thrive, despite being unable to work full time.

I had 2 big lightbulb moments during these sessions. I got clarity on a big career project that I’ve been toying around with in my head for years. And I realised that the work that has to come first for me right now is my own personal work of understanding and self-acceptance. I took away some concrete tools to use in both these areas.

It was so validating to hear the other participants’ stories and struggles that so closely mirrored my own. This was the first time I’ve ever gotten an opportunity like that. If you’ve been recently diagnosed, or if you’re still in the process of figuring out how to rework your life to support your own wellbeing, you will definitely find these workshops helpful.”

~ Elizabeth

I want to share with you some of the things I’ve learned over the past eight years about mindset, attraction, taking action, and building a new life as a newly diagnosed autistic woman after a career-ending burnout.

Let’s get started.

How this will work…

>>> We’ll meet fortnightly in a small group for between 60 and 90 minutes, on Zoom (you can choose whether to have your video turned on or not – entirely up to you!)

>>> I’ll take you through a series of exercises designed to make you think and go deep into your needs and desires in life, figure out what you want and where to start in building your ideal life as a late-diagnosed autistic person.

>>> I’ll provide a workbook for each session, which you can either print out or fill in on your computer (or you can use your own journal/notebook, or record your thoughts using an app on your phone, or in any other way that suits you).

>>> There’ll be an opportunity for you to share your thoughts with me and ask questions during each session (either verbally or in the chat box), should you wish to.

>>> If you can’t make a session live, a recording will be available afterwards (though I recommend attending live if you possibly can, as doing these exercises live and with others will give an extra dimension, plus you’ll get to be part of the Q&A).

Join the waitlist to be first to know when the next live round opens! ~ 

The workshops

I’ve created these workshops based on my own journey over the past 8 years – what I’ve learned both from experience and through investing in my self development.

They’ve gone through one live round in early 2022 – so these are tried and tested, and have been revised and tweaked a little, based on feedback and my experience of delivering them to a group.

But this will be, in part, a co-creation with you. I’ll be checking in as we go through to make sure it’s working for you, and to hear your thoughts and suggestions for how to make these sessions exactly what you need.

Session 1: Meet Your Future Self

Who do you want to be? What do you want to be, do and have – if you could have anything? I take you through an exercise that has helped me bring about massive change in my own life.

Session 2: Rebuilding and Reconnecting

Who are you really, under the mask? This session is all about beginning the process of rebuilding yourself from the ground up, through reconnecting with your younger/unmasked self.

Session 3: Bridging the Gap

In this session we look at where you are now, and focus on bridging the gap between past, present and future you. We think about your specific needs as an autistic person and what you actually need to be happy, secure and fulfilled.

Session 4: Exploring Your ‘Why’

What’s the purpose behind what you do and love? This is important to a lot of people, but seems to be especially so for autistic people. In this session we tap into your life philosophy, higher purpose and special interests and discover how these might connect with your future life and work.

Session 5: Mindset

In this session we examine your beliefs (and self belief), the stories you tell yourself and the stories you’ve inherited and absorbed, and explore how you can empower yourself to rewrite your own story and create a life that feels more like you – one that fits your autistic self better.

Session 6: Action!

I don’t know about you, but I know I live in my head a LOT. It’s important that we don’t get stuck in ‘research mode’ – or dream big dreams that we forget to actually take action on.

Now it’s time for some strategy, planning and practical steps to start moving you forward into the next stage of your life and career/business/work. This session is all about taking action – however small.

“I signed up for the workshops to take a look at where I am now and have the space to think about the near future and beyond. Doing the workshops has given me the time to think, and be guided in that process, in thinking about how to live an authentic autistic life going forwards.

My biggest takeaway is seeing how fundamentally important it is to live in an authentically autistic way. It’s focused me into starting to do the necessary thinking about my life. It’s been wonderful.

~ Sue

The most helpful parts were hearing about Amy’s experiences and process, and hearing what other group members were looking to change and adjust. My biggest takeaway was learning to have more awareness of what works and makes me happy, considering small adjustments and tweaks here and there that could make a difference, and changing my mindset around these.

The content of the workshops will continue to permeate and I will keep going back to the worksheets and refine.”

~ Hannah

FAQs

What will happen once I sign up?

You’ll receive a welcome email with your login details for the online platform I use, MemberVault. That will give you access to the workbooks for the live sessions, and to the recordings of the sessions after they happen.

You’ll also get the dates and times of the live sessions, and the Zoom link.

If you have any questions before we start, or at any point during the 12 weeks, you can email me.

How many people will be in the group?

I’ll try to keep the groups small, to no more than 8 participants, to make this as comfortable as possible, and to ensure everyone has an opportunity to contribute.

When will the live sessions be?

The live sessions will take place fortnighty, and will be roughly 90 minutes long. Dates and times will be published when I set the date for the next round.

Where will the live sessions be run?

The live sessions will be run on Zoom.

I think a lot of people are pretty familiar with Zoom since the pandemic, but if you’re not, it’s free to use and really easy to do. I’ll send you a link before the session and you just click to join. You can join on your computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone. If you haven’t used Zoom before you may need to download the Zoom software or app beforehand.

I'm not a fan of Zoom! Do I need to have my camera on?

No, absolutely not! If you’re not comfortable on camera, you can turn it off so you can see me but I won’t be able to see you.

Will I be expected to talk in the Zoom sessions?

Not at all. If you wish, you can just listen and write in your workbook or journal. But you will have an opportunity to share your thoughts and ask questions, which you can do by speaking (with or without video) or by typing in the chat box. Whatever you’re most comfortable with that works for you.

What if I can't attend a session live?

If you can’t make a session live, a recording will be made available afterwards (though I recommend attending live if you possibly can, as doing these exercises live and with others will give an extra dimension, plus you’ll get to be part of the discussion).

Enrolment is currently closed…

But if you’re interested in coming with me on a journey of self discovery around work, fulfilment and figuring out what you want and where to start, you can let me know by popping your details in the waitlist form below:

~ I’ll be in touch as soon as enrolment for the next round opens! ~

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“It already feels worthwhile – I’ve made some changes/decisions and I’m definitely moving forward. Thank you for doing this and for leading us through the sessions in a way that feels safe.”

“I just wanted to say how useful this whole hour has been. These questions and reflections are just so nourishing and needed and necessary. I feel like I want to go over it again in my own time as well, because I’m only just skimming the surface, but I’m pretty blown away by how helpful this is.”

It’s so brilliant to have something that’s made for someone like me, instead of listening to something and thinking, ‘Oh, okay, I need to adapt that, so it fits me in the way I work, my brain.’ Thank you.”

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