I am passionate about sharing with others what I've learned about ADHD so they can see clearly that there is a light at the end of the tunnel! What I've learned over the years, comes not only from formal professional training and coaching ADHD clients, but also from my personal journey raising a son who has ADHD (and learning difficulties), while having ADHD myself! (see "About Lynn").
My practice, Coaching Through an ADHD Lens, embraces two important perspectives: one relates to16 how the complex ADHD brain works and its potential strengths as well as challenges; the other about communicating with empathy and compassion. Incorporating these main principles into my coaching practice contributes to more successful outcomes for my clients and their families.
Despite facing a myriad of challenges, people who have ADHD possess extraordinary strengths they can harness to reach their goals. I help clients focus on their unique strengths and use those strengths to help them navigate the rough spots.
Connecting with Compassion
From professional and personal experience, I know that speaking and listening within the context of compassion and empathy can make the difference between having fulfilling, meaningful and enriching relationships as compared to those which create tension, distance and negative outcomes.
I have been trained in the principles of "Compassionate Communication" (also known as Non-Violent Communication)^ -- a "language" of speaking and listening to others which facilitates resolving conflicts peacefully and motivates without the threat of punishment.
Underlying both perspectives is my conviction that ADHD is not a disability, but instead is a different way of "being" in the world ...
As Henry David Thoreau wrote:
"If a man does not keep pace with his companions,
perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer.
Let him step to the music which he hears, however
measured or far away."
^"Compassionate Communication" also known as Non-Violent Communication, is based on the work of Dr. Marshall Rosenberg. Using the "language" and process he created, strengthens the ability of people worldwide to compassionately connect with themselves and one another to help resolves conflicts.