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Hiring Neurodivergent Superheroes for Your Agency with Michael Eagan

Michael Eagan founded The Independence Hub, which seeks to make insurance the preferred industry for neurodivergent talent. Insurance Hub aims to offer the insurance industry connections to best practices and talent through industry educational and neurodivergent recruiting events.

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Hiring Neurodivergent Superheroes for Your Agency with Michael Eagan

In this episode of The Ryan Hanley Show, Ryan Hanley is joined by Michael Eagan.

Michael Eagan founded The Independence Hub, which seeks to make insurance the preferred industry for neurodivergent talent. 

Insurance Hub aims to offer the insurance industry connections to best practices and talent through industry educational and neurodivergent recruiting events.

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Episode Highlights:

  • Michael shares his experience with ADHD and how he started a remote work center for neurodivergent people. (7:37)
  • Michael mentions that ADHD brains continue to develop throughout life, while neurotypical brains stop developing. (16:11)
  • Michael believes that a manager needs to be trained and aware of neurodiversity and the leader needs to be mentored and have tools to translate the awareness into the business world. (24:45)
  • Michael explains how neurodivergent people have unique skill sets that are often overlooked in the standard hiring process. (37:55)
  • Michael discusses the challenges of disclosing neurodivergent conditions during job interviews and the need for proper management of executive function skills. (48:43)
  • Ryan mentions that his mission is to make the insurance industry more exciting and appealing to people, including those with ADHD. (53:24)
  • Ryan encourages listeners to get involved in the program and talk to Mike if they have questions or frustrations. (58:23)

Key Quotes:

  • “Do you know that ADHD brains continue to develop through our lives? Whereas other neurotypical people, their brains, they stopped developing. So like, where you’ll continue to have interests your whole life, like you’ll find new music, you’ll find new art, you’ll find new hobbies.” – Michael Eagan
  • “So that’s why I won’t listen to anybody because when I listen to people, it doesn’t work. When I do it my way, it may be a little messy, but wow, it turns out a lot of times, I’m better at things than you.” – Michael Eagan

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