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PODTEASE: Autism Awareness Month Feature Carolyn Kiel’s Beyond 6 Seconds, Featuring Hunter Hanson of The Life Autistic

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It’s the tail end of Autism Awareness Month — as we invite you to discover Carolyn Kiel’s Beyond 6 Seconds! This show goes beyond the first 6 seconds of first impressions to discover what really makes people tick. This episode is one of Corinna’s favorites — so much so that she even asked Carolyn for an introduction to Hunter to interview him on her own show. Carolyn Kiel & Hunter Hansen each get you thinking differently about everything Autism, and everything neurodivergence.

Beyond 6 Seconds Show Notes:

Hunter Hansen is an autistic content creator on YouTube and Instagram and a blogger on After discovering his autism in his late teens, Hunter tried to outgrow and suppress his autistic traits for years, until coming to terms and embracing his identity as an autistic adult. He has since turned that suppression into passion, advocating for greater understanding and appreciation of autism and autistic people. Hunter works for a major company as a business analyst and lives in the Denver area with his wife and three daughters.

During this episode, you will hear Hunter talk about:

  • The origin of his blog — and why he decided to shift his blog’s initial focus and start writing about his autism
  • What inspired him to start The Life Autistic channel on YouTube
  • His process for creating his videos — and why he never runs out of idea topics
  • How Instagram Reels helped him expand his audience further
  • His advocacy goals for helping companies create better workplaces for autistic employees and get the most out of their autistic talent in a variety of jobs (not just coding and tech!)

Learn more about Hunter and follow his content on blog, The Life Autistic YouTube channel, on Twitter, and on Instagram @the_life_autistic.

Also, here’s the link to the “bricks” post on The Life Autistic blog that Hunter mentions during this episode.

Watch the video of this interview on YouTube!

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Click here for the episode transcript.

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  • Carolyn Kiel

    Carolyn Kiel is an experienced training and talent development leader who helps global companies prepare their employees to succeed in changing business environments. As the Host and Producer of Beyond 6 Seconds, she has created a platform where entrepreneurs, creators and leaders can showcase their candid and inspiring stories. Carolyn has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Vassar College and a Master of Arts in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.

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