Episode 49 – Engineering Leadership, Dyslexia, and Podcasting: Michael Fisher’s Journey

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Introduction: Welcome back to the Dyslexia Life Hacks Show! In this episode, Matt is joined by civil engineer and podcast host Michael Fisher. Michael shares his journey of discovering he was dyslexic at six years old and struggling to receive the right support. We discuss the challenges of finding the right support and fitting in with peers while dealing with dyslexia.

Michael’s Dyslexia Journey: Michael talks about his experience of being taken out of his current school and put into a specialist school to receive the support he needed. We discuss how dyslexia support is often stigmatized and the challenges that come with carrying specialist equipment in classrooms. Michael shares his passion for reading and his daily routine to ensure he can consume books efficiently.

Dyslexia in Engineering: As fellow engineers, Matthew and Michael discuss what it’s like to be dyslexic in their profession and how dyslexia helps them. Michael goes into great detail about how his dyslexia has informed his work as a civil engineer and now in a management role. We discuss how embracing our differences can lead to better outcomes and how dyslexia has given Michael a unique perspective on problem-solving.

Leadership and Passion: Michael is passionate about great leadership and shares his experience of learning how to apply good leadership skills. We discuss how dyslexia thinking can tie into leadership and how Michael applies his skills as a leader. Michael discovered his joy in editing podcasts and started his own business, Fisher Audio Cast, which focuses on podcast production, marketing, and growth.

Conclusion: This episode covers a lot of ground on Michael’s dyslexia journey, reading habits, and passion for leadership and podcasting. Don’t forget to follow the Dyslexia Life Hacks Show on Apple, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts to stay updated on future episodes. Thank you for listening.

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