I’m what you’d call a big personality. Since I can remember, I’ve been known for my boundless enthusiasm, eccentric style, incessant chatter and witty remarks – not to mention, a laugh that can be heard from all four corners of the earth. I’ve also been known for my absent-mindedness, distractibility, chronic tardiness and frenetic pace. In fact, I once rushed my husband to work, only to discover on the way, that he wasn’t even in the car – Oops! So, when I was diagnosed with Combined Type ADHD at 35, I can’t say anyone was surprised.
I know my story isn’t unusual. So many of us, women in particular, have struggled all our lives with constant overwhelm and the sense that we’re not living up to our potential, only to discover in our 20’s, 30’s, 40’s and beyond, that there’s a very good reason why. We know we’re capable of incredible things but as one of my gaming clients put it, we’ve been living life on ‘Difficulty: Hard’. I don’t know about you but I’m tired of hard. I want ease. So, when I received my diagnosis, my path was made clear:
1. Understand my ADHD brain
2. Lean into my strengths
3. Help you do the same
That’s why, after almost a decade working across the community sector, I enrolled with the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) and made the decision to become an ICF accredited ADHD Coach.