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Rebel Talent began as a simple idea: Give voice to ADHD employees who were struggling to be successful at work. The 20% of us who are ADHD and also have learning disabilities knew we were different and talented but had no idea how to ask for help. Turns out, most of you still don't. It's tricky.


But after interviewing hundreds of employers, managers, job seekers and neurodivergent young adults, I do. My name is Denise Brodey and for 10 years now I have studied the art of communicating difference and how to get the best opportunities, even in an organizational culture that limits creativity and change. I've researched why people are hired and fired. I have helped managers and ERG groups to better collaborate and connect so that everyone can do their best work. 

NO BAD EMPLOYEES. NO BAD STUDENTS. There are only poorly educated managers and leaders—and under confident, sometimes defensive neurodivergent employees and job seekers. There are teachers who lack training in helping all kinds of minds—ADHD, dyslexic or who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition—to do their best work.

AT REBEL TALENT, WE ARE THOUGHT LEADERS through surveys, interviews and focus groups, we've identified who gets hired and how. We know when personality and work style conflicts occur and how to prevent them. We help employers, employees and job seekers talk about the Elephant in the Office. 

REBEL TALENT  If you want to help bridge the gap between what I call "norms" and 'diffs' in the workplace, sign up for updates, free downloads, news bulletins and future webinars. 

LEADERS and HR: If you want to communicate, support, promote and enjoy working with people who are different learners and workers (ADHD, dyslexic and more), let's talk. You can work with us to create newsletter content, custom impact reports and create ERG webinars or discussions.


I AM Denise Brodey,



I founded REBEL TALENT six years ago. I kicked off this project of educating businesses on how to hire more people like me—the 20% of adults who are ADHD and/or have learning disabilities—by talking openly about how different I am. Friend, family and colleagues were concerned. They felt I would be bullied and face stigma.


They were right. But today thanks to the support and teachings of coaches and friends, I am thriving. Now I am paying that help forward, teaching others how to talk confidently about differences, values and how to do their best work. Join me. We are a community of fellow advocates and business people. We're putting Rebel Talent—different thinkers driven to connect, share best practices and create opportunity—on the map. As a group, our goal is to make our talent visible. How do I define REBEL TALENT? While we all have invisible disabilities, it is our rebellious, joyous spirit and advocacy that truly unites us. Join the club! We'll put your business on the resource map. It's a way to share your talent, be a disability community resource and gain exposure from a trusted organization.


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