My ADHD journey began the day my son started to crawl – exuberantly! Tantrums, meltdowns, impulsive outbursts, followed. Fortunately, when my son was 4 years old, one of his pre-school teachers mentioned that he may have ADHD. A child psychiatrist concurred.
At the time, ADHD was thought to be a condition primarily affecting young boys; though I was told it was not uncommon for many adults to learn of their own ADHD following their child’s diagnosis. As I continued to struggle, I began to suspect that I, too, had ADHD!
That was a turning point. I immersed myself in learning as much as possible about ADHD and how to overcome the difficulties I had parenting a child with ADHD when I had ADHD myself! I read books about ADHD written by experts in the field, looking for answers and feeling alone. How many other adults were there in a similar situation? I wanted to help myself, and them.
Thus, after 20+ years in the business world, I enrolled with ADDCA, the premiere ADHD coach training academy and became certified as an ADHD Coach. I founded Coaching Through an ADHD Lens to help other adults/parents find solutions to the challenges ADHD presents for them, to become more confident, more effective and calmer managing ADHD in their family, on the job and in social relationships.
In addition to "walking the walk," my training in ADHD coaching, and experience working with adults/parents, I bring to my practice a Masters in Psychology, combined with related expertise that includes: senior level executive for a Fortune 100 Corporation; research entrepreneur and customer insights specialist; group facilitator and in-depth interviewer; trainer and practiced advocate of Compassionate Communication.^
^"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.
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