I come to coaching naturally, as someone who experiences all of the ups and downs that can come with ADHD. I’ve often lived in extremes, whether it’s work that consumed my life (forest firefighting and publishing a magazine), working hard in school, substance use and videogames, or fitness and health. But I was always being driven by a restlessness that I didn’t know how to manage. I had vision and ambition, and I had no idea why I couldn’t follow through.
I was diagnosed after hitting a wall early in University. When I was diagnosed I learned about the stereotypical distractibility, impulsivity, hyperactivity, and challenges with attention. What I didn't learn until later is that my deep empathy, creative problem solving, intense hyperfocus, and strong emotions were all related to my ADHD too.
My qualifications come from my certification through the Raynor Institute, my specific training for both adults and students from the ADD Coach Academy, and simply being in the trenches figuring it out in my day-to-day living. I wouldn’t claim to have it all figured out, but I’m constantly learning how to live a life that better works with, not against, my ADHD, and this what I help my clients do.