My dyslexia has been the biggest strength for me in business, says CEO
School can be a challenging time, and having a learning difficulty can make it even harder.
But for Chris Kemp, founder and CEO of business development agency Ingenuity, it was also the key to unlocking his potential.
"I was diagnosed with dyslexia when I was 10 or 11 years old," he told CNBC's My Biggest Lessons. "While I found that quite hard, and I always found education tricky, it helped me understand from a young age that I was a little bit different and I didn't learn the same way as others."
Kemp believes that, while it made some aspects of schooling difficult, dyslexia gave him "the motivation to want to succeed."
"I couldn't wait to get out into the big wide world," Kemp said. "I knew that I wouldn't be judged on what my exam results were but instead on whether I actually have the ability to do something."
After leaving school and entering the world of work, he "learned quite quickly that selling was the place that I really wanted to be." Kemp said that, as he didn't spend as much time "obsessing" over reading and writing, he learned to play to his strengths and developed a passion for helping other people and businesses.
"I think it's really important in business that you understand who you are so you can work in a way that suits you," he explained.
This is just one of Chris Kemp's biggest lessons. Watch the video above for more.