Theo Smith is a leading advocate for neurodiversity, being neurodiverse himself. Passionate to raise awareness of neurodiversity, Theo has founded Neurodiversity At Work LTD to advocate the importance of neurodiversity in the workplace. Now booked as a diversity and inclusion speaker, Theo focuses on topics such as neurodiversity recruitment, DE&I, being ADHD, Dyslexic and Dyscalculia and being neurodiverse.
Currently, Theo is the Vice President of Customer Acquisition for Zinc Work – performing background checks to transform the way in which recruiters and businesses screen their future employees. He is also the co-author of Neurodiversity at Work and the host of Neurodiversity – Eliminating Kryptonite & Enabling Superheroes podcast. Pushing the importance of hiring neurodiverse employees, Theo explains to his audiences how having a diverse workforce can ensure that businesses outperform competitors and grow sustainably.
Formerly, Theo has been the Recruitment Manager for the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, enjoying a successful career in HR and recruitment ensuring organisations had a diverse workforce and thrived. He has also been an advisor for TapIn and host of the Talent Hacks for Scaleups podcast. Sharing his expertise on neurodiversity, Theo helps businesses to have a better understanding of neurodiversity, why it is important and what the benefits of having a neurodiverse workforce can have in business. Spreading the message that an organisation’s employees are their biggest competitive advantage, Theo shares the importance of different skills, strengths, approaches and problem-solving techniques that is evident in a diverse workforce.
Known for his love of speaking, Theo is now a popular choice as a speaker for diversity and inclusion themed events. Sharing his experience of being neurodiverse as a passionate neurodiversity evangelist, Theo has formerly spoken for the likes of Wayfair and is commended for his concepts on neurodiversity in the workplace. Covering topics such as DE&I, neurodiversity at work, neurodiversity recruitment and being ADHD, Dyslexic and Dyscalculia, Theo Smith is the perfect speaker when looking for an expert on neurodiversity.
“Theo spoke for us at Wayfair live to 800+ of our global employees on the subject of Neurodiversity at Work. We received very positive feedback after the event as our people really liked his way of presenting and answering questions from the audience. I recommend Theo as someone who can bring energy and insight to the concept of Neurodiversity at Work on a global stage”