Shawn Smith M.Ed., CCC is the proud founder and CEO of Don’t dis-my-ability™ consultation services Inc., an innovative, multifaceted company specializing in the emerging field of Neurodiversity located in Fredericton New Brunswick, Canada.
Counsellor, Psychotherapist and national award winning entrepreneur are only a few of Shawn’s many accomplishments but what he does isn’t nearly as exciting as the why. Diagnosed with ADHD Inattentive Type at age 30, Shawn struggled through every level of the public education system. Prior to his diagnosis it took Shawn 4 years to finish 3 years of high school, 32 attempts to earn the 18 credits required to graduate including failing grade 10 math 4 times.
Prescribed medication gave Shawn’s brain the jump-start it needed to wake from a 30-year slumber taking his thought process from dial-up to fibre op. In 2010 Shawn was accepted to the Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology Program at the University of New Brunswick on Academic Probation and graduated a year later at the top of his class.
Don’t dis-my-ability™, once just an idea – is now an internationally recognized brand that has garnered attention from high profile celebrities, professional athletes and thought leaders.
Shawn has embraced his unique gifts that come by way of having ADHD Inattentive Type and specializes in helping other uniquely gifted individuals explore their passions. Trailblazing his way through adversity, Shawn is sought after around the world for his unique insight as an expert on startups, social media, personal branding and marketing, social policy, networking, relationships and most importantly – inspiring individuals with a disability label by openly sharing his experiences.