I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 42.
Until then, I’d lived without truly understanding my strengths or embracing what made me unique. But with this newfound insight, my life began to make sense in a way it hadn’t before.
It felt like a switch had been flipped, awakening a part of me I’d never fully realized or embraced. ADHD wasn’t just a diagnosis; it became the lens through which I understood my personal and professional journey. Suddenly, everything seemed to fit together, and I started to appreciate the strengths and value that had been hiding in plain sight.
This diagnosis wasn’t just about managing a condition; it was about understanding myself and my life’s narrative with a clarity I’d never known.
My career in marketing wasn’t just a prelude; it provided me with invaluable insights into neurotypical behavior—insights that are crucial in marketing and now in my coaching. For over two decades, I immersed myself in the study of human behavior from a marketer’s perspective. And for the last nine years, I’ve deepened that understanding through my own experiences.
This blend of personal growth and professional expertise is what I believe makes me an effective coach. I don’t just study behaviors and strategies; I live them. And I leverage this daily to help professionals and executives navigate their own paths, not by conforming, but by harnessing their unique strengths and carving out a life and career as distinctive as they are.
I’ve learned the value of redefining success on my own terms, and I can help you do the same.
What it's Like to be Diagnosed with ADHD as an Adult
- Starting from a place of strength
- “Intelligence gathering” and experimentation
- Curiosity rather than condemnation and criticism.
- A lot of coaching is focused on giving individuals specific tools, suggesting areas for growth and change, and encouraging clients to adapt to their environment. However, many of these strategies are not personalized to an individual’s unique needs and can unintentionally cause more challenges down the road.
- Instead of offering specific tools, my goal is to help you understand how you work. Then, we can talk about incorporating tools and strategies.
- I don’t have a cookie cutter stockpile of tactics. Instead I focus on concepts that resonate. The tactical execution may be completely unique to the individual.
- I am informal, real and will not shy away from challenging thinking patterns that we determine have not served you.
Yes. While I believe that all evidence-based approaches must be filtered through the “lived experience” of ADHD, I am a firm believer in the insight gained through properly executed research.
Many Coaches come to the table with a tool chest of remedies and tactics that are intended to help you function better in a “neurotypical world”. My approach is to help my clients discover they’re own remedies and tactics unearthed by self-exploration and discovery. In other words to help you become comfortable with your instinctive, neurodivergent approach to meeting the demands of your life circumstances.
- Have you determined what outcomes or performance improvements you are looking for?
- Are you open to exploring, challenging and re-framing existing beliefs, processes and narratives that are not serving you?
- Are you willing and able to manage the time and energy required to practice the changes identified through the coaching process?
- Do you have the support of your company or friends and relatives to make the changes you desire?
- Do you have the time and financial resources required to invest in coaching as a catalyst for change? Note: most services are paid for over time, rather than up front, so you can spread the costs.
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You’re the expert in your life – you know where you struggle, but you also know where you succeed and that’s what we’ll explore through coaching sessions. How do you live your life now? What narratives are you walking through the world with? What are you good at? Where might you need more support? We’ll talk about flexible and practical strategies to help you in your daily life, and work together to help you make changes that re-frame negative narratives and leverage your strengths.
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