Michael Leopold

Founder, President
Leopold Talent Consulting

Michael is a Career Coach, Human Resources consultant, and public speaker. He is the founder and president of Leopold Talent Consulting, which offers comprehensive career consulting services to individuals and speaking / training engagements for organizations. Prior to launching his business, Michael held progressive HR and HR consulting roles at Xerox, Two Sigma Investments, and Mercer. 

His speaking topics include the future of work, neurodiversity in hiring, and career development. Outside of work, Michael has spent 15+ years as a mental health advocate and public speaker for nonprofits. As a professional with Tourette syndrome and ADHD, he leverages his lived experiences to help organizations better hire and retain neurodivergent talent.  

Michael holds a B.S. in Cognitive Science from Yale University and a M.S. in Human Capital Management from Columbia University.

Leopold Talent Consulting

Michael Leopold’s Session(s)

2:20 –3:00 PM PDT —

Panel Discussion: Recruiting Strategies and Accommodations for Neurodivergent Talent

Actionable steps to help organizations fine-tune your hiring strategies for neurodivergent talent. Role out accommodations with traditional hiring process:

  1. Building Accessible Job Descriptions
  2. How to enhance job descriptions to convey the organization's commitment to neurodiversity and to incorporate inclusive language (including vendors that make writing these job descriptions very easy!) Partnering with staffing agencies that specialize in placing neurodivergent talent How to implement accessible candidate screening practices including work samples, assigned projects, scripted interviews, and rec letters How to de-bias your recruiting processes

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