Next Generation of Coaching for Autism

We help young adults with social emotional learning challenges get jobs through tech-enabled coaching.

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About Podium

Podium, started as AutismSees, is a tech-enabled life and career coaching company for young adults. We use a startup approach adapted for young adults with autism to help them prototype life and career pathways – an approach popularized by the Design your Life model, published by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. We use an occupational therapy framework and adapted approach for people on the spectrum and with learning challenges.

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Danielle Feerst


Danielle Feerst, OTR/L is licensed in the state of South Carolina as a pediatric occupational therapist, with clinical experience working with youth with autism through play-based therapy, sensory integration, and the D.I.R. Floortime model approach. Her coaching practice is uniquely designed to meet the needs of teens and young adults with autism, not served in the market today, by using a design thinking approach to hack life and career goals. Podium is a “A startup to startup other peoples’s lives,” with a deep focus on communication, social emotional learning, and empathy. This unique style is a brand new approach for the autism community.

We are committed to: evidence-based design choices, utilizing technology as a tool not the answer, improving human interactions, promoting wellbeing and mindfulness. We will act with excellence, professionalism, compassion, and unconditional love for the greater good in all we serve.

If you are looking for professional life coaching, contact founder, Danielle Feerst, for a free 30 minute phone consultation, and then she can recommend a coaching package that works for you.

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iElevate’s Mission Statement

Through positive psychology, mindfulness, and a 5 step program implemented to match your learning style and unique interests, I will guide you to life and career fulfillment, stress reduction, and improved communication patterns (both with yourself and others). Come on a journey to fulfillment and improved self-awareness.

iElevate will map out a personal and professional success pathway that matches your highest calling in life through values clarification, peer mentorship, professional development coaching and therapeutic support, online resources and research, and future workshops or group courses.

Danielle is accepting individuals ages 18+ with:

Meet Our Team

Danielle Feerst OTR/L

Founder and Creative

Leah Gallant

School Psychologist

Aakanksha Vira

Product Designer,
UX Researcher, UI

Akanksha Singh

Product Design, UX Researcher

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Danielle Feerst speaking about
Podium at the LowCountry
Autism Consortium.

Trombley at the World
Autism Conference

Showcasing near Temple Grandin!
Trombley, World Autism
Conference ’16

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