Let me tell you a little about myself...
I have always struggled with what seemed to be easy for others...
When I became a mother, in addition to juggling my professional life is when I really began to feel overwhelmed. On the outside it appeared I had it all. I had a wonderful husband, a beautiful family and a fulfilling career in the medical field. On the inside I was the complete opposite! I was so overwhelmed and exhausted as prior strategies I had put in place for me were no longer working. I knew something just wasn't right but, I just couldn't put my finger on it. If I was living the American dream, why wasn't I happy and feeling fulfilled? I could see that what seemed to be easy for other women, like simple everyday tasks and social behaviors; such as time management, goal-setting, problem-solving and simple organization were becoming problematic for me. I was determined to understand why everything was so much harder for me than it should be. As my kids grew older and began their own struggles, I felt as though everyday, I was putting out fires everywhere and triaging household chaos. Something had to give, so I decided to go back to school in my quest to try to understand the challenges we were facing as a family. I consulted numerous experts on both the medical side and the psychological side, including therapists and teachers. I exhaustively and thoroughly began researching every aspect of this new life hurdle we were experiencing in order to try to fully understand it, so we, as a family, could address it head-on. It was during this journey, that I received my ADHD diagnosis which was my "Aha" moment at tender age 49! So, Now what?
I'm always up for a good challenge and decided to make Limoncello out of my lemons! I was determined to make the most out this new chapter of my life's journey. I didn't know how or where to start. (sound familiar?) So I decided to further my education. I really wanted and needed to understand my unique brain. My studies include specific ADHD training with adults, children and families in regards to the ADHD brain's neuroscience with the tools and resources on how to discover and access the gifts of these neuro-diverse populations. I have always loved working with kids and adults in the medical field, but I found that my true passion was to help those that struggle with the stigma and challenges of diagnosed or non-diagnosed ADHD.
I feel I bring empathy and practical knowledge to my coaching strategies so you can discover your own inner resilience. Are you ready to start living the life you were meant to live? It's not only wine and cheese that get better with age. This transitional period often referred to as "Midlife" can ultimately be your new beginning!
An ADHD Coach is a Life Coach with an ADHD Lens. My training has extensive ADHD education included. Everyone has unique brain wiring which is integral in understanding the way one learns. What works for one, may not work for another, which is why ADHD coaching is specific to the client's needs.
I am currently a professionally certified Life coach with a specialty in ADHD coaching. I presently am working to further my achievement with the International Coaching Federation (ICF/PCC) and professional association for ADHD coaches (PAAC) certifications. I have taken the most extensive ADHD training programs available.
My mission is to partner with you as you move from the feelings of "just existing" to rediscover and connect with a life that is fulfilling and deserving of self-love and self-compassion. I will encourage you to shift your mindset and accept new possibilities in a judgement free, safe zone.
Please contact me if you cannot find an answer to your question.
Coaching sessions can be conducted in person, on the phone, or via Google meet. Before the coaching process occurs, the client and coach should have a preliminary meeting that addresses topics such as clients needs, expectations, fees and anticipated length of time for the coaching.
100%! What happens in our sessions stays in our sessions, just like seeing a therapist.
The length of time that your coaching process will take depends on the complexity of your goals and your commitment and openness to your process.
Function is just as important as a diagnosis. If you are struggling or need support because of executive functioning skills, I can help you. (Ex. starting/completing tasks, organization, working memory, emotional regulation, time management, etc.). Coaching is an interactive experience where we discover your goals and your passions and use them to help you travel down a path to the life you want.
No problem! You can reach me by phone or email between sessions.