Proudly ADHD at work and in business

Cathy Rashidian, Certified Coach

Welcome to Proudly ADHD at Work and in Business with host Certified Executive Coach, Cathy Rashidian! If you’re a professional or entrepreneur and suspect you have Adult ADHD or have been recently diagnosed, this is the podcast for you.

I bring you the latest in ADHD science, expert interviews, success stories, practical strategies, and much more. My goal is to help you understand how to work with your ADHD brain instead of struggling against it, so you can tame that inner fire and unlock your potential for a more fulfilling career and personal life.

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We’re back with another research review! In this episode, we cover the findings in a paper titled “Females with ADHD: An expert consensus statement taking a lifespan approach providing guidance for the identification and treatment of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder in girls and women"  Questions explored include: ADHD symptoms in girls/women - are they different? How might this affect rates of diagnosis? How might ADHD treatment differ for girls/women? Tune in to find out more.   Detailed show notes: In today’s episode, we cover the findings in a paper published in 2020 titled “Females with ADHD”. Findings covered in this episode include:  How ADHD symptoms may differ in girls and women compared to boys and men. How behavioural expectations and inattentive ADHD may affect referral rates in girls and women.  The associated vulnerabilities of girls with ADHD - unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections.  Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of ADHD in girls and women - should there be a difference?  Educational and occupational considerations and adjustments - what might we do in schools and the workplace to support ADHDers? Full paper: https://bmcpsychiatry.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12888-020-02707-9    

Oct 12

20 min 13 sec

In this episode, I am delighted to be reviewing the book, "Taking Charge of Adult ADHD", - 2nd edition with author Russell Barkley, PhD.    This is a must-have book for all adults with ADHD! and a must-listen conversation  We talked about: - Latest research in ADHD - Medication and ADHD - what's on the horizon - Emotional dysregulation  - How to move past the diagnosis and take charge of your ADHD and sooo much more.  Be sure to order the 2nd edition of Taking Charge of Adult of ADHD    Additional resources - http://www.russellbarkley.org/factsheets.html The ADHD Report - http://www.russellbarkley.org/newsletter.html   About Dr. Barkley  Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (2016-present).  He is also a retired Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center (1985-2002) and subsequently worked as a Professor of Psychiatry and Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (2003-2016).  In semi-retirement, he continues to lecture widely and develop continuing education courses for professionals on ADHD and related disorders, as well as consult on research projects, edit The ADHD Report, and write books, reviews, and research articles. He is board-certified in Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP).  Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 27 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering more than 43 editions, and creator of 7 award-winning professional videos.  He has also published more than 300 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders.  He is the founder and Editor of the clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report, now in its 29th year of publication.  Dr. Barkley has presented more than 800 invited lectures in more than 30 countries and appeared on nationally televised shows such as 60 Minutes, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many others.  He has received numerous awards from professional societies and ADHD organizations for his lifetime achievements, contributions to research and clinical practice, and the dissemination of science.  His website is www.russellbarkley.org.

Sep 30

47 min 50 sec

In today’s episode, we have Dr. Ian Macnaughton, Ergos Institute of Somatic Education Faculty Member. We explored trauma and ADHD, somatic experiencing, and the importance of small cycles of completion (bonus interactive demo of somatic experiencing at the end 😏).   Detailed show notes:  In today’s episode, we have Dr. Ian Macnaughton, Ergos Institute Faculty Member. We talked about:  Trauma and ADHD - key characteristics, how it affects your neurophysiology, and re-regulation.  The vagus nerve and its importance - expansion, and contraction, shutdowns, and ramifications of negative experiences. Somatic experiencing - the importance of our senses and how developing them move us towards regulating our entire being.  Completion - why tiny steps matter more than you think, and how it instills hope and agency in people.  (and a bonus interactive demo of somatic experience with Dr. Macnaughton!) For more information on Somatic Experiencing visit https://traumahealing.org/   Ian Macnaughton MBA, PhD, FEA, SEP, has been a teacher and practitioner of trauma resolution, mind-body and family systems psychotherapy for 50 years and is a Bodynamic Analyst and trainer.  He has worked with Somatic Experiencing since the early 70’s and is Levine Legacy faculty with the Ergos Institute of Somatic Education.  His practice includes a high percentage of executives, medical practitioners and therapists and others in the helping professions both for psychotherapy and supervision.  He maintains an ongoing training group for clinical practitioners, as well as delivering public workshops for helping professionals.  Ian also has owned a number of businesses and maintains an active practice working with business families, families of wealth, and various organizations. He is on the teaching faculty for, and a Fellow of the International Family Firm Institute and his clients have included many government ministries and corporations. He is the holder of the Richard Beckhard Practice Award for contributions in the field of Family Business Advising.   Dr. Macnaughton has taught at numerous universities and colleges, both undergraduate and graduate levels in psychology and in business. His other publications include, Embodying the Mind and Minding the Body, and Body, Breath and Consciousness: A Somatic Anthology, also “Self, Other, and the System” in Catalyzing the Field.  His other writings on family business have been published in a number of venues as well as his work in Systems Science published in Comprehensive Systems Design: A New Educational Technology: NATO Workshop on Systemic Educational Design. Contact information: www.transitionpoint.ca, ian@macnaughton.ca  

Sep 14

36 min 9 sec

In today’s episode, we speak with Trey Vives, an entrepreneur in the jewellery and lifestyle industry. Among many topics, we talk about his encounters with suicidal thoughts and how faith saved him, why he views his diagnosis as getting a playbook to his brain, and self-sabotage in pursuit of success.   Detailed show notes: In today’s episode, we speak with Trey Vives https://www.instagram.com/trey_dhd/ , an entrepreneur in the jewellery and lifestyle space https://www.instagram.com/1881g_/. We talked about:  Trey’s journey: how he went from multiple encounters with suicide to owning his jewellery and lifestyle brand. How his Afro-Cuban household played a role in his development and acceptance of himself.  The ultimate playbook: why he views diagnoses in general as an advantage to the individual. Self-sabotage and masking - waning interests, task paralysis, and the art of unmasking.  

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Sep 6

38 min 57 sec

In today’s episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with a therapist and fellow ADHD coach Inger Shaye Colzie. Among other things, we talked about IngerShaye’s late-in-life diagnosis, how she went from pursuing law to cosmetology to therapy, and her advice for other black women with ADHD. Detailed show notes:  In today’s episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with a therapist and fellow ADHD coach Inger Shaye Colzie. Among other things, we talked about:    IngerShaye’s late-in-life diagnosis - how it was a relief, and why she thinks that it was advantageous to be diagnosed later in life. The type of environment that she grew up in, and how it was a catalyst for her success despite her undiagnosed ADHD.  How she went from pursuing law to cosmetology to massage therapist to therapist (amazing, I know!). Her advice for other black women with ADHD - managing priorities, expectations, and mental bandwidth.  Inger Shay's Facebook Group: Black Women with ADHD Executives and entrepreneurs: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackwomenwithadhd About our guest:  Inger Shaye Colzie is a Black woman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and ADHD Coach. She offers the benefits of professional expertise with a lifetime of experience. Inger successfully ran her practice as a therapist and LCSW for 15 years even though undiagnosed until in her 50s. Her specialty is coaching Black female executives/entrepreneurs through clarity, empowerment, resilience, and self-care. Links: Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/ingershaye Facebook Group: Black Women with ADHD Executives and entrepreneurs: https://www.facebook.com/groups/blackwomenwithadhd IngerShaye website: www.ingershaye.com Instagram: @ingershaye

Aug 26

46 min 4 sec

In today’s episode, we’re deep-diving into a study exploring the links between ADHD and Social Sensitivity! Why might people with ADHD have a higher sense of justice? What does the evidence tell us? Tune in to find out.   +++++++++++++++++++++++++++ In today’s episode we’re deep-diving into a study by The Kind Nature Behind the Unsocial Semblance: ADHD and Justice Sensitivity—A Pilot Study Thomas Schäfer, Thomas Kraneburg : exploring the links between ADHD and Social Sensitivity:  The hypothesis: people with ADHD experience more social rejection, and as a result develop a higher sense of justice as a strategy to be more accepted by the people around them. Did the authors successfully prove this?  What is a justice game, and what are the 4 facets of justice sensitivity? How did the authors approach to measure this?  Doubts, takeaways, and questions for reflection. Where do we go from here?

Aug 24

12 min 57 sec

In today’s episode, we talk about connection! How do you connect with yourself, the people around you, and your life? What are the impediments to achieving these connections? Why bother? We answer these questions and more.    Detailed show notes: How to connect with yourself, and how you will feel and operate as a consequence. [2:31] Link to #71 Authenticity - Normalizing ADHD Questions for reflection - connecting with self (it’s worth pausing!) [4:14] Impediments to connecting with the people around us, and what happens when we can overcome them. [4:49] The single question that will shape how you connect with other people - W.I.I.F.M.T.? [7:49] Questions for reflection - connecting with people [8:56] Purpose, happiness, and meaning - how connected are you with your life as a whole? [9:23] Questions for reflection - connecting with life [11:01] Practices to develop your sense of connection with your everyday interactions [11:34] Register for the next ADHD Masterclass 

Aug 11

15 min 23 sec

In today’s episode we have a heartfelt conversation with Zara, Dr. of Pharmacy. We talked about:  Her late-in-life diagnosis of ADHD, barriers to diagnosis, and the effects of medication on her day-to-day [0:52] Life after diagnosis and medication [6:55] Zara’s go-to tools for focus, productivity, and calm. Understanding the dopaminergic effects of task completion and procrastination. [8:49] Zara’s thoughts on medication and ADHD - addiction, psychiatrist guidance, and medication tolerance [13:03] Zara’s heartwarming message to other late-in-life diagnosed ADHDers, and the top 3 things she thinks you should do after a diagnosis [16:55] Invitation to upcoming MasterClass - bit.ly/ADHDMasterclass    About: Zahra Darya Shahangian,  Doctor of pharmacy She served as a pharmacy executive for several healthcare systems developing clinical programs, improving medication safety & quality assurance & implementation of digital health technology to drive healthcare innovation.   Her personal struggles with the pressures of climbing the executive co-operate ladder lead her to pursue Holistic Neuropathic Treatment options to Mental Health Disorders.  Her mission is to help eliminate the stigma around Mental Health and push beyond the pill to incorporate natural remedies to support nutritional deficiencies and optimize  patients treatment regimen.   Connect with Dr. Zara contactdoctorzara@gmail.com    

Jul 29

23 min 55 sec

In this episode, we explore the topic of confidence:  What is confidence? Where does it actually come from? How growing up with ADHD might affect us subconsciously in our adulthood [1:31] The different levels of confidence and how it manifests in our behavior. Fear, competition, challenge avoidance, and our ability to see opportunities [5:59] One simple practice to build confidence - combating our tendency to not celebrate our successes [11:29] How is stress and confidence related to one another? [14:15] ADHD neurology, catastrophizing, and its effects on confidence [16:15] (Link to the full interview with Dr. Hallowell)  The 3 perspectives when approaching your goals, and how certain perspectives inspire more confidence than others [18:25] Join our Quantum Thinkers' Mastermind - The Alliance where Your Visionary Abilities are AMPLIFIED alongside other ADHD professionals. 

Jul 23

24 min 1 sec

Earlier this year I sat down with Michael Liss to hear his inspiring story of late in life diagnosis of ADHD at 50.   There is so much compassion and raw honestly in his story.  I encourage you to listen to the entire episode as I am sure many of you will relate to what he shares and will be inspired by how he has moved beyond his ADHD diagnosis.    Join my Quantum Thinkers's Mastermind, managing ADHD does not have to be done all on your own. Lean into the support of our group. 

Jul 16

34 min 46 sec

In this episode, I talk with Jeff Copper - ADHD & Attention Coach,  we bring the Coaches’ point of view on ADHD medication.  At first, Jeff simply explains the scientific facts behind the chemical reactions of our bodies when taking ADHD medications and he clarifies the side effects as well. He stresses the importance of taking the right drug, the right dose at the right time. Jeff and I, later on, have some fruitful discussions about the impacts of taking ADHD drugs and the impacts of NOT taking ADHD drugs and we shared our personal experience as both coaches and as people diagnosed with ADHD. - Jeff highlights the great importance of education and making “well-informed” decisions based on self-awareness about personal ADHD needs. he shares some useful tips and techniques to articulate ideas to doctors or coaches especially writing your questions and concerns in a piece of paper. On the top of that, Jeff’s best advice is to adjust our expectations about ADHD drugs and create a balanced combination of medications and exercise when necessary. Jeff final words is to be patient, be wise to adjust and increase productivity and my final words are to make your decisions based on what you know and based on your reliable research not what you hear from media to manage your ADHD. Do your homework and understand your beautiful ADHD brain.   Join my Quantum Thinkers's Mastermind, managing ADHD does not have to be done all on your own. Lean into the support of our group.    Reference episode from Attention Talk Radio Podcast - https://digcoaching.com/adhd-meds-and-nonstimulants/   About Jeff Copper: Email: jeff@digcoaching.com | Website: www.digcoaching.com Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG, is an attention coach and expert on attention issues. He is the founder of DIG Coaching Practice and founder/host of Attention Talk Radio and Attention Talk Video. He coaches individuals with ADD/ADHD symptoms who are seeking personal and business results by helping them realize their potential. As someone who has had to learn to manage attention and deal with his own challenges, Jeff helps his clients understand themselves and how their minds work. To this end, Jeff developed his anatomy of attention construct to help them regain control of their attention and move past barriers. Using his anatomy of attention construct, they can achieve what they are capable of faster, with less stress, and create productive environments they need to succeed.

Jul 9

41 min 22 sec

In this episode, I share a few effective tools to use when it comes to creating dynamic conversations.  Often Professionals with ADHD have many struggles with communication, especially when it comes to waiting for their turn to speak, oversharing, speaking with intense emotions and so on.  I wanted this episode to serve as a mini masterclass in teaching a few tools I have learned along the way in my coaching journey.     

Jun 27

34 min 40 sec

In this episode, I cover the 6th discipline of Self-Mastery, Fearlessness. This topic is a mixed bag for me as there are times where my impulsivity became my best asset and pushed the fear down in order for me to do some big things. But other times fear did get in the way. In this episode, I share some of the ways we can move past fear and step into possibilities as I firmly believe we are wired to do hard things. 

Jun 20

20 min 13 sec

In this episode, I share the 5th discipline of self-mastery: Authenticity.  My hope is that after you listen to this episode you walk away feeling empowered that your ADHD brain wiring is simply brain wiring, you are not less than, or broken, and that you don't have to keep up with anyone else.  You are wired differently and that difference is not a deficit! and when it is nurtured and loved ... well, look out world cause you are about to make magic happen.    

Jun 11

17 min 50 sec

“When you own all parts of you life becomes much easier,” says Heather Ann Havenwood.  I am delighted to share this inspiring, and candid conversation with you.   My guest Heather Ann was diagnosed early in life, she shares her journey and strategies on how she leaned into her ADHD brain and has made it her best asset.  Her energy is so contagious and inspiring and her stellar track record as an Entrepreneur is proof of how she has leaned into her strengths and her Neurodiversity is a testament that if you align to how your brain processes you can be your best self.    Want to launch your podcast and not sure where to start - Heather Ann has an amazing launch program podcastersclass.com  Starts June 16th      More about Heather Ann:  Heather Ann Havenwood, Award-Winning Media Mogul, know as the 'Chief Sexy Boss', Author of the top selling book: SEXY BOSS™: How Female Empowerment is Changing the Rulebook in Business.  She was recognized by The Stevie Awards as 'The Most Innovative Woman of the Year - in Social Media for 2020', named 'Top Media Mogul 2020' by the Woman of Achievement Association for her work with women.  From making her first dollar online back in 2001; Heather Ann is now on a life legacy Mission: To Help 10,000 people to Start, Launch and Grow a Six-Figure Consulting, Expert and Influencer business online.  She whole heartily believes that every person is an Influencer and a Leader, and it is time for their VOICE to be UnCAGED, to be heard, to Shine, and to EARN Six-Figures and beyond!  She is the visionary and founder of the "Influencer Growth Academy" along with the 'Influencer Tribe' A Global Entrepreneurial Community. Podcast Hostess of 'Heather Havenwood - UnCaged' Insights with Influencers, Amazon LIVE Show Hostess 'Sexy Boss Reviews', Named by Huffington Post as Top Female Entrepreneur to Watch, and Founder of the Non-Profit Female Business Association.

May 27

39 min 46 sec

In this episode, I am going back to the Self-Mastery Disciplines and sharing the 4th concept - Trusting the Process.   If you want to review the first three pls listen to episodes 63 Awareness, 64 Acceptance, and Conscious Choice 67.    

May 21

21 min 1 sec

In this episode, I am excited to welcome back Dr. Ned Hallowell back on the show, this time we are talking about his new book ADHD 2.0.  We do a deep dive into a couple of key areas in his book: Why he likes to change the name from ADHD to VAST (Variable Attention Stimulus Trait), he explains why we do not have a deficit of attention.  How if we manage ADHD it can enhance our lives and can become your superpower. The main focus of this episode is Dr. Ned’s explanation of the regions of the brain called Task Positive Network and Default Mode Network and when these regions are not working effectively we go into extreme negative self-talk.  He talks about a few simple but effective ways of managing negative self-talk.   Towards the end of this episode, he talks about the importance of the cerebellum in the brain that occupies only 10% of brain volume but has 70% of the neurons in the brain and its connection to the executive functions of the brain.  Also, stay tuned to the end as Dr. Ned continues to share some amazing gold in our wrap-up conversation.     I highly recommend his new book ADHD 2.0, it is truly a simple but yet effective guide to better understand ADHD and effective ways to manage it.    More About Ned: Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D., is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist, a thought leader, a NY Times bestselling author (including the 1994 Driven to Distraction that sparked a revolution in our understanding of ADHD), a world-renowned keynote speaker, and a leading authority in the field of ADHD. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School and was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 years.  He is the Founder of The Hallowell Centers in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle and the host of the popular Distraction podcast. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube,  

May 10

35 min 58 sec

In this episode, I introduce the 3rd discipline of Self-Mastery "Conscious Choice" another key concept that we really need to pay attention to in order to get out of autopilot and into the driver's seat. I hope you are able to put some of the insights into practice and see a shift in your approach when it comes to decision-making.

Apr 29

15 min 5 sec

In this episode, I wanted to introduce you to Brian Fanzo, who shares his journey of a late in life diagnosis. I was so inspired by his passion for life, family, and most importantly self-compassion as he moves through ADHD in adulthood. Key points: Journey of ADHD diagnosis as an adult and his perspective and later how he is supporting his child’s diagnosis of ADHD. Brian shares how he sees his ADHD as a superpower and feels loud and proud of his brain wiring. Reflection on how he managed his corporate days while not realizing he had ADHD He leaned into his strengths and successfully transitioned into Entrepreneurship He explains why his zen place is playing Poker Brian’s share his unique way of how he approaches productivity while managing multiple business initiatives and so much more, be sure to listen to the entire episode. About Brian: Brian Fanzo is a digital futurist keynote speaker who translates the trends of tomorrow to inspire change today. His customized and personalized programs showcase real-world stories and examples of forward-thinking people and businesses. He teaches companies of all sizes how to leverage technology in real time in order to engage their customers at the right time. Brian has a gift for bringing people together online and offline. He has worked in 76 countries, highlighting his passion for change, collaboration, and technology. At age 14, Brian won a speed typing contest and his love for computers and technology was born. After years of playing The Oregon Trail, creating in Adobe Pagemaker, and using Napster, Brian earned a Computer Science degree. Prior to speaking, he worked for nine years at the Department of Defense where he managed a global team who deployed collaboration and cybersecurity solutions across all branches of the military – which required him to maintain the highest civilian security clearance. He then pursued his dream job as a technology evangelist for a booming cloud-computing startup, helping companies embrace the rate of change and new ways to innovate. Brian is currently the Founder of iSocialFanz, which has helped launch digital and influencer strategies with the world’s most iconic brands like Dell, EMC, Adobe, IBM, UFC, Applebee’s, and SAP. Brian has been recognized as a Top 20 Digital Transformation Influencer; a Top 50 Most-Mentioned User by CMOs on Twitter, and a Top 25 Social Business Leader of the Future by The Economist. His followers on social media and podcast downloads rank in the hundreds of thousands, resulting in Brian being an influencer for 19 of the Fortune 100 companies. More about Brian at https://www.isocialfanz.com/adhd-superpowered https://brianfanzo.com/forced-to-work-from-home-with-adhd-now-what/ https://www.isocialfanz.com/post/what-adhd-can-teach-you-about-entrepreneur-productivity

Apr 22

54 min 20 sec

In this episode, I am introducing the second principle of self-mastery "acceptance" I am excited to do a deep dive into this concept and over the next few episodes, I will share other concepts that really provide a framework on tapping into your full potential while using your ADHD as your best asset.

Apr 15

18 min 49 sec

In this episode, I am talking about the power of awareness and the depth and layers of it when it comes to awareness of ourselves, our environment, people, and situations. I am excited to do a deep dive into this concept and over the next few episodes, I will share other concepts that really provide a framework on tapping into your full potential while using your ADHD as your best asset.

Apr 9

14 min 40 sec

In this episode, I talk about the vicious circle that I see when it comes to avoiding tasks that we just do not feel the urge to complete however we end up creating new ones because we love to put out fires. I recall the days where I used to proactively look for new problems and fires to put and now I realize I was doing that because I was bored and needed stimulations. However, what I didn't realize at that time was I was not honoring my capacity to how much was already on my plate. In this episode, I share my view and a few tips to not become the Fire Marshal of every fire. To learn more about Focusemate To learn more about my upcoming mastermind for professionals go here

Apr 2

16 min 33 sec

From time to time I like to showcase and interview professionals who are managing and thriving with ADHD. Each of us has our own special ways of managing and learning to live with a unique brain wiring. It was my pleasure to have Amber Duffney on my show where she shares her story and how she manages her business, her family while making an impact in young women's lives. Amber Duffney is a Certified Professional Coach, having graduated from iPEC in 2018. She works with tween girls to give them tools and skills to be able to empower themselves so that they become strong, confident women who know their worth. She also works with girl Mamas to help them unlearn disempowering messaging from their youth so they can become better role models for their girls. Find out more information about Amber at https://www.facebook.com/AmberDuffneyCoaching/ and her program at Facebook page - Girl Mama Collective group - bit.ly/girlmamacollective Quantum Thinkers’ Mastermind Application

Mar 25

25 min 20 sec

In this episode, I talk with Dr. Phil Parker, mind-body connection expert, about the automated programs that we have developed over time in our brain and their impact on our day-to-day life, and ways that we can reprogram our thoughts to really take control of our brain. key highlights Importance of Managing our State of mind and how to shift to useful states to optimally manage the way we respond to situations. The power of language and its effects on our neurology and how to reframe our language How labels that we put on ourselves have a direct impact on our state and how we choose to pay attention to them About Dr. Phil  Dr. Phil Parker is a lecturer, therapist, and innovator in the field of personal development. He has been lecturing on neuro-physiological training, how the brain can be used to affect physiology, since the late 1980s. He designed Lightning Process® seminars, which is now available in 16 different countries. He is known for his engaging lecturing style and ability to make complex concepts simple to understand. He is principal of the Phil Parker Training Institute and lectures at London Metropolitan University where he researches and designs programs, and trains students. He first trained as an Osteopath and then post-graduate as a brief solution therapist, coach, Ericksonian Hypnotherapist, and Master Trainer in NLP, and completed his PhD in the Psychology of Health researching into a new approach for addictions. He coaches performers at the highest level, including Premiership footballers, European Tour golfers, Olympic medalists and was the performance psychologist for Ed Stafford’s successful Guinness World Record attempt to walk the Amazon. He has authored a number of papers and four books on coaching and health, which have been translated into a range of languages. Learn more about Dr. Phil at https://www.philparker.org/ **************************************** Access my complimentary online mini-lesson,  to learn a new perspective of what impacts your focus and immediate actions you can take to move through your tasks with ease.

Mar 18

28 min 15 sec

In this episode, my friend and colleague Brooke Schnittman talk about the importance of community, especially for those of us who may have never felt like we belonged because we are a little different. There is something absolutely magical when I found my ADHD community, for the first time in my life I truly feel like I can be myself and I know that I have a kick-ass community that has my back and gets me. We hope you enjoy this episode and also we wanted to share with you a little about our community and how you can join us. To find out more about the program that Brooke mentioned visit ***3C Activation Group Coaching***

Mar 11

30 min 25 sec

Prior to my diagnosis of ADHD, I always wondered why my emotions were always so intense. Once I learned that Adults with ADHD have emotional regulation challenges my whole approach to understanding and managing my emotions has been life-changing. In this episode, I invited back ADHD/Attention Coach Jeff Copper, to share his views on Emotional Dysregulation and also share my perspective on this topic. Midway through this talk we also share our point of view on Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria which is different than what is out there I hope you enjoy this episode and this is another episode that you might want to share with your loved ones who are trying to understand why you have such big emotions. This episode is brought to you by Adult ADHD Group 3C Activation - to apply for this group coaching go to https://calendly.com/coachingwithbrooke/3-c-activation-1-1-application?month=2021-03 Want to know more about 3C Activation? Click here >> https://www.coachingwithbrooke.com/3cactivation About Jeff Copper: Email: jeff@digcoaching.com | Website: www.digcoaching.com Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG, is an attention coach and expert on attention issues. He is the founder of DIG Coaching Practice and founder/host of Attention Talk Radio and Attention Talk Video. He coaches individuals with ADD/ADHD symptoms who are seeking personal and business results by helping them realize their potential. As someone who has had to learn to manage attention and deal with his own challenges, Jeff helps his clients understand themselves and how their minds work. To this end, Jeff developed his anatomy of attention construct to help them regain control of their attention and move past barriers. Using his anatomy of attention construct, they can achieve what they are capable of faster, with less stress, and create productive environments they need to succeed.

Mar 4

41 min 33 sec

We all can agree that there is no shortage of productivity, task management, personal routine apps! But did you know about this one app that is designed with the ADHD brain wiring in mind and makes routines come to life in a new way. I am delighted to introduce to Brili, and in fact it has been around for a few years, the team has evolved the app to do so much more and share their exciting news on the episode. In this episode I talk to Susanne and Sanam, the co-CEOs of the app and they share their personal story and why this app is so different from all the other ones out there. Susanne and Sanam are the co-CEOs of Brili, a volunteer-based tandem from Munich and Berlin, Germany. Brili offers app solutions to individuals facing neurodiversity challenges like ADHD and ADD to manage their daily routines and habits. Their kids version has been out since 2015. The new adult version will launch March 1st. In 2018, Susanne found the Brili app and decided to try it with her own son. It was a game changer for the whole family, so when the founder communicated that he’d likely end services, she made a bold decision to take over the company as a family. Sanam was on a personal journey to create personal impact alongside her corporate working world. So when her in-law told her the Brili story, it felt like a sign of fate to help keep Brili alive. As parents and family members of individuals ADHD, Susanne and Sanam appreciate and understand the importance of routines in daily life with their personal experience. Brili’s vision is to embrace the uniqueness of every individual and help form a society without stigma. You can download Brili here: App Store: https://apps.apple.com/de/app/brili-routines-habit-tracker/id1516036620?l=en Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.briliadult&hl=en_SG Learn more about Brili here: https://adult.brili.com/

Feb 25

26 min 32 sec

My guest David Giwerc, Master Certified ADHD Coach, Entrepreneur, Founder/President of the ADD Coach Academy, shared a very powerful statement during this episode, “when you identify your strengths, you're identifying a natural, innate talent and a way of creating excellence consistently in your life. But that's not enough because, without the sustaining mechanism, Or the source that activates that strength, those strengths will die. And this is especially true in ADHD because ADHD is a deficit of interest. It's, it's the challenge of boredom, but interest isn't even enough.” You are in for a treat, consider this episode as a training session, during this episode, David shared extremely helpful insights on: Identifying the importance of focusing on strengths, especially character strengths Why we look at the different categories of strengths What does executive function in the brain have to do with strengths? During the last 20 minutes of the episode he goes deeper into the following: An effective way to start your day to get the most out of it Understanding the importance of how you process information and how it impacts learning Definition of Executive Function and it works with ADHD How to manage big emotions I was trained and coached by David himself for a big portion of my ADD Coach training program at ADDCA, so it was my absolute honor to have my mentor/coach be on my show. I am forever grateful for the impact that he has made in my life and the lives of many who have taken his courses and teachings at the ADD Coach Academy. If you are curious about finding out your character strengths go to: VIA Character Strengths Access my complimentary online mini-lesson, to learn a new perspective of what impact your focus and immediate actions you can take to move through your tasks with ease About David: David Giwerc is a Master Certified ADHD Coach, MCAC, with the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) and a Master Certified Coach, MCC, with the International Coach Federation (ICF). He is also the Founder and President of the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA), the first and largest comprehensive ADHD coach training program fully accredited by the ICF and PAAC, the governing bodies of the Life Coaching and ADHD Coaching Professions. David has served on many boards over the years. As past president of the ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association), he was instrumental in the formation of U.S. Senate resolution 390 that declared September 7, 2004, to be National ADHD Awareness Day; this event has been instituted every year since its inception. As a veteran ADDA board member, he was involved in the development of their “Guiding Principles for Coaching Individuals with ADHD.”

Feb 18

45 min 24 sec

Today, we’re discussing: -How he went from dyslexic student with terrible grades in English to successful author, publishing multiple NYT best-selling books each year -The powerful quote shared over 37,000,000 times that’s guaranteed to give you a boost of motivation -The distinction between counsel & opinion, and why you MUST understand the difference -A surprising tool to help you connect with top thought leaders and get the expert guidance you assumed was out of reach ...plus his simple, 3-letter secret to success and a sneak peak at what’s next for Dr. Reid. Don’t miss the valuable insights and inspiration in this week’s episode! About Dr. Greg Reid: For over 25 years, Greg has inspired millions of people to take personal responsibility to step into the potential of their greatness and, as such, his life of contribution has been recognized by government leaders, a foreign Princess as well as luminaries in education, business, and industry. Mr. Reid has been published in over 100 books including 32 best-sellers in 45 languages. Titles such as - Stickability: The Power of Perseverance; The Millionaire Mentor and Three Feet from Gold: Turn Your Obstacles into Opportunities have inspired countless readers to understand that the most valuable lessons we learn, are also the easiest ones to apply. Greg Reid is known best for being the Founder of - Secret Knock A Forbes and Inc. magazine top-rated event focused on partnership, networking, and business development. He is the producer of the Oscar qualified film, Wish Man, based on the creator of the Make A Wish Foundation, streaming on Netflix now. For his work in mentoring youth in his hometown of San Diego, Mr. Reid was honored by the White House where a former President commended Greg for his work for positively working with youth through a local mentorship program. And if that is not enough, recently Greg was honored with the star of the infamous Las Vegas Walk of Stars. Follow Greg Instagram What's new from Coach Cathy? Check-out my new Group Coaching program, created by Coaching with Brooke, Coached a Facilitated by me! ***3C Activation Group Coaching***

Feb 11

12 min 28 sec

We all know that when it comes to Relationships/Marriage it is a bumpy ride, now let’s make it even bumpier when one or both partners have ADHD. My guest Melissa Orlov, a relationship consultant, talks about the impacts of ADHD on Marriage. She covered some key topics such as: ADHD entrepreneurs working with non-ADHD partner, pressures that it creates, and some possible solutions How both partners can create opportunities that are win-win for both Common themes of ADHD traits that might be misunderstood by a none-ADHD partner The high achiever professional who has figured out success at work but has challenges in marriage and how to manage ADHD between Work Life and Family Life. Towards the end of this talk, Melissa addresses how an ADHD partner perceives criticism and how to manage big emotions If you have ADHD and you want your partner to get some insights into your brain, this is the episode you want to share! About Melissa Orlov: Founder of ADHDmarriage.com, Melissa Orlov is a marriage consultant, a top expert in how ADHD affects relationships, and an award-winning author: The ADHD Effect on Marriage and The Couple's Guide to Thriving with ADHD. Her very popular couples seminar (by phone) has helped many struggling couples turn their relationships around. She blogs for adhdmarriage.com and Psychology Today and has been interviewed by The New York Times, CNN, Today, US News and World Report, and CBS, among many others. Access my complimentary online mini-lesson, to learn a new perspective of what impacts your focus and immediate actions you can take to move through your tasks with ease.

Feb 4

36 min 17 sec

One thing I've learned about working with my ADHD clients, especially business owners and professionals is that they have the need/urge to do everything themselves and are very reluctant to ask for support. Even though they are truly gifted in so many ways and highly capable of taking on a lot, it does eventually catch up to them and that's one of the reasons they end up in my coaching practice. Deligation or Asking for support is not an automatic default mode since most of their lives they have been working so hard to prove to others that they are capable. In this episode, my guest and colleague Coach Brooke Schnittman and I will talk about the strategic ways of seeking collaboration and asking for support so that you can continue to focus on your strengths while building a solid network to avoid burnout. Stay to the end of this episode, we have a special announcement to share with you. About Brooke Schnittman Coaching with Brooke has partnered with thousands of individuals since 2006 who are struggling with the daily chaos of their ADHD in their personal, professional, and or academic lives. Coaching With Brooke provides individuals with ADHD and executive functioning challenges the tools and accountability to lead an empowered life. It’s the goal of Coaching with Brooke to empower the lives of 10,000 individuals with ADHD over the next 5 years through coaching services, public speaking engagements, and yearly ADHDEdCamp events. ***3C Activation Group Coaching***

Jan 28

24 min 31 sec

There are three representations of ADHD Combined Presentation: if enough symptoms of both criteria inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity were present for the past 6 months Predominantly Inattentive Presentation: if enough symptoms of inattention, but not hyperactivity-impulsivity, were present for the past six months Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation: if enough symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity, but not inattention, were present for the past six months. (ref - CDC.gov) In this episode, I dig deep in understanding how those with Inattentive ADHD manage life and work. When I read the article Living with Inattentive ADHD by Barbara Luther I had to bring her on my show to further discuss this topic. I encourage you to listen to the full episode as she covers some very key areas such as goal setting, task management, overall living with Inattentive ADHD - the challenges and strengths, and much more. About Barbara Luther, MCAC, MCC, is the Director of Training for the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA). Over the past 20 years, Barbara has trained, observed, mentored, and assessed thousands of coaches. Barbara specializes in coaching adults impacted by ADHD to rewrite their “what’s not working” stories into appreciative and empowering stories about their unique brain wiring and strength She was the founding president of the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC), an organization devoted to establishing and maintaining global standards of excellence for ADHD coaches. Access my complimentary online mini-lesson, to learn a new perspective of what impacts your focus and immediate actions you can take to move through your tasks with ease.

Jan 21

29 min 54 sec

On today’s episode, we’re joined by special guest, ADHD, and Attention coach, also the host of Attention Talk Radio, Jeff Copper. We’re discussing memory, and specifically working memory: the ability to hold thoughts in your mind, organize them, and sequence them, without forgetting them. This topic is hugely important for people with ADHD, but it’s not always talked about. We’ll explore: Why focus and attention issues are only surface symptoms, and the real issue is with working memory How working memory works differently in neurotypical and neurodivergent people What role procrastination plays in how we work, and why it might just be a good thing Why high-tech solutions and apps can be counterproductive for people with ADHD The different types of cues and reminders we use, and why they’re so critical for us How impulsive interrupting relates to working memory (and what to do about it!) How activating your working memory is like booting up a computer...and what happens when the power goes out Why the pandemic and our new, more isolated work environments have made working so much harder for ADHD-ers ...and much more. I’m so excited about this particular episode, and I personally find it liberating because Jeff shares important insights that can help us tear off the misleading labels, understand the neuroscience, and finally do something about it. I invite you to listen and discover the role working memory plays in your life! Did you know I have launched a Mini-Lesson on the 6 influencers that could impact your Productivity? Access this complimentary lesson, no strings attached! only 20 minutes of your time to learn a new perspective of what impacts your focus and immediate actions you can take to move through your tasks with ease. About Jeff Copper: Email: jeff@digcoaching.com | Website: www.digcoaching.com Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG, is an attention coach and expert on attention issues. He is the founder of DIG Coaching Practice and founder/host of Attention Talk Radio and Attention Talk Video. He coaches individuals with ADD/ADHD symptoms who are seeking personal and business results by helping them realize their potential. As someone who has had to learn to manage attention and deal with his own challenges, Jeff helps his clients understand themselves and how their minds work. To this end, Jeff developed his anatomy of attention construct to help them regain control of their attention and move past barriers. Using his anatomy of attention construct, they can achieve what they are capable of faster, with less stress, and create productive environments they need to succeed.

Jan 14

38 min 11 sec

A mini update

Jan 8

1 min 4 sec

My transition from corporate life to becoming a solopreneur has been one of the most interesting, fulfilling, challenging, and rewarding thing I have taken on.⁠ ⁠ In this episode, ⁠I share the difference between a mindset of a scattered solopreneur v.s. Focused solopreneur, with you. By no means, am I perfect in the way I run my business but over the years, one thing that I made sure of is to walk the talk and also to share with you what I am learning along the way. ⁠⁠ So if you are a business owner, take the time and reflect on your vision, your skills, mindset, make sure you have the right support system in place to launch your business to the next level. ⁠ ⁠ You started this because you are passionate about a cause, don't let your brain limit you, grow your mindset. You are more than capable! ⁠ I would love to hear from you: Can you do me a favor? Pls take a few minutes and rate this show or even better it would mean so much to me if you wrote a quick review, I thank you in advance. Is there a topic you want to learn more about? Or do you have a question about a challenge you are facing with your ADHD? Leave me a voice mail https://www.speakpipe.com/Coachcathy super easy todo, Record, Listen, and push Send. I will respond in my upcoming episodes. ⁠

Dec 2020

37 min 14 sec

In this episode, I am addressing wellbeing and recent news about my health. I am going to share with you how I am approaching this news and also will be sharing some tools and prompts. If you are dealing with any health issues currently I welcome you to download the worksheet that I mention in this episode. Sometimes it helps when we have the right questions to get us curious about what we are really feeling and thinking when it comes to illness. I hope you find the worksheet beneficial. I thank you in advance for listening to this episode and I hope you find a few nuggets that you can apply to your wellbeing. Access to the worksheet

Dec 2020

25 min 57 sec

Contrary to what is known about ADHD, individuals with ADHD CAN actually focus! When we are interested and have a clear understanding of the tasks and know that it aligns with our goals we can become focused, even hyper-focused, and do a bang-up job. However, when we find a task boring, challenging to break into chunks, and ultimately the end results too far in the future for us to gain immediate gratification we have a harder time to focus. In this episode, I spoke with Dr. Sarah Cheyette about focus and ADHD, she shared her view on how tapping into our Athletic Mind Set can help with gaining and sustaining focus. This is a super simple process to follow! Often it is the simple solutions that produce the most results. About: Sarah Cheyette, M.D., is a pediatric neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and Autism. She has a private practice in Palo Alto, CA where she counsels and treats kids, teens, young adults, and adults. She also writes about ADHD on Psychology Today and has authored two books on the subject: Winning with ADHD and ADHD & The Focused Mind, with the goal of helping young people with ADHD learn to become independent, strong, and successful. She brings a powerful professional perspective on the benefits and limitations of ADHD medication, and the many behavioral adaptations people with ADHD must embrace to thrive with their condition. She is a popular author and speaker on many topics including ADHD, Autism, the brain, teens, adults with ADHD and Autism, physician updates, neurology, focus issues, and recommendations. Download her free copy of Move From Unfocused to Focused Thinking additional resources and ways to connect with Dr. Cheyette: download Non-Medication Strategies to Manage https://sarahcheyette.com/non-medication-strategies-to-manage-adhd/ Visit: https://sarahcheyette.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-cheyette-9242bb6 Don't forget to leave me a review here, I love to hear from you -> https://proudlyadhd.readysetchoose.com/reviews/new/

Dec 2020

32 min 33 sec

Adult ADHD diagnosis may feel like a life sentence to some of us but what if we consider it an explanation of our very unique brain neurology. For some, this new piece of information can be a hard pill to swallow and may cause intense emotions, such as grief or the opposite, a sense of relief.   ADHD Coaching and Therapy are two of the many ways we can manage Adult ADHD.  In this episode, I speak with my guest Diann Wingert - mindset and productivity coach also a former licensed psychotherapist,  about how therapy can be beneficial and also we cover where coaching can open up new possibilities.  We cover this topic at a high-level and I encourage you to continue to do your research in gaining a deeper understanding of how Therapy or ADHD Coaching can help you.  If you have any questions, please reach out to either of us.  About Diann Wingert: Diann Wingert is a mindset and productivity coach for female entrepreneurs who identify with the traits of ADHD, officially diagnosed or not. During her 20-year career as a licensed psychotherapist, Diann saw many brilliant and ambitious women struggle with unidentified ADHD, including Diann herself.  Since her own mid-life diagnosis, she now mentors women who are “driven but distracted” to overcome procrastination, perfectionism, and people-pleasing so they can craft a life and business they love. Diann’s website is www.diannwingertcoaching.com and her podcast,   The Driven Woman Podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and all popular podcatchers. Connect with her on Social Media Links, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook Group Diann's 6 Steps to ADHD Mastery: https://www.diannwingertcoaching.com/6-steps +++++++++++++++++++++++ I would love to hear from you: Would you do me a favor?  Please take a few minutes, rate this show, or even better it would mean so much to me if you wrote a quick review, I thank you in advance. The more reviews and ratings this show gets the more you help me in spreading the message of Adult ADHD and helping others increase their knowledge on how to manage it.  Having an ADHD brain does not have to be a struggle. Is there a topic you want to learn more about?  Or do you have a question about a challenge you are facing with your ADHD?  Leave me a voice mail  https://www.speakpipe.com/Coachcathy  super easy todo, Record, Listen and push Send.  I will respond in an upcoming episode.

Dec 2020

41 min 13 sec

In the past few years, as I've been going through coach training and coaching professionals and entrepreneurs, I have seen a theme around the importance of paying attention to mindset as it relates to their ADHD and how they were managing it before and after hitting their tipping point. Often these adults come to me to learn how to manage their day more effectively, be more productive, and learn new tips and tricks on managing ADHD. As we start the coaching process they start to see that managing their ADHD has a lot to do with their mindset and perspective on how they respond and react to challenging situations. In this episode, I interviewed Jeff Copper - ADHD coach, who has a few insights on why it is so important to pay attention to our mindset first before we dig into the tactical things. He talks about the struggle that some will have around their ADHD diagnosis such as, who they are and who they were supposed to be. In this conversation, Jeff said, “Let's open up our mind and change our mindset and not define it to be a specific way.” this is such a powerful statement as it relates to the diagnosis of ADHD, we can choose to focus on the possibilities of the unique brain wiring instead of creating tension and stress on focusing on the things we have a hard time with. I invite you to listen to this episode with an open mind and listen for opportunities where you can experience a shift in mindset as Jeff explains his approach to managing ADHD. Did You Know - related to this topic, I use a tool with my clients to actually measure their level of perspective and how they see the world and react to circumstances. This measurable self-awareness tool is a game-changer for many of my clients, it empowers them to shift to an optimal mindset and a new perspective on how they react and respond to stress and overwhelm. ~ Currently, this assessment is on a special rate - find out more. In 2018, Forbes Coaches Council recognized it as one of the “11 assessments every executive should take.” About Jeff Copper: Email: jeff@digcoaching.com | Website: www.digcoaching.com Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG, is an attention coach and expert on attention issues. He is founder of DIG Coaching Practice and founder/host of Attention Talk Radio and Attention Talk Video. He coaches individuals with ADD/ADHD symptoms who are seeking personal and business results by helping them realize their potential. As someone who has had to learn to manage attention and deal with his own challenges, Jeff helps his clients understand themselves and how their minds work. To this end, Jeff developed his anatomy of attention construct to help them regain control of their attention and move past barriers. Using his anatomy of attention construct, they can achieve what they are capable of faster, with less stress, and create productive environments they need to succeed. Jeff received a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, an MBA from University of Tampa, professional designations from International Coaches Federation (ICF), Professional Association for ADHD Coaches, and certification programs at ADD Coach Academy and Coaches Training Institute. Jeff is a member of Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), Professional Association for ADHD Coaches (PAAC), ADD Resources, and International Coach Federation (ICF).

Dec 2020

35 min 57 sec

One of the most effective ways for ADHDers to manage their intense emotions is to pause and pay attention before reacting. Easier said than done, and this is a skill that does not come naturally. So how can we sharpen this skill? Yoga is one way to do this. Paying attention to our breath and creating movement in the body to get the energy flowing so that it's not bottled up in one place in our body. In this episode, my guest Esther Nagle, Yoga Teacher, shares her own struggles with ADHD, Addiction, and how Yoga transformed her life and managing her ADHD. She shares a few tips on how to get started, why it is so beneficial to slow down and pay attention to your breath, and how to manage overwhelm with breathwork. I hope you will be as inspired as I was by listening to her story and make small changes to get your body moving and manage your emotions by paying attention to your breath. About Esther Nagle: Esther Nagle is a sober, tattooed, single mother, rock chick Yoga teacher with ADHD. Sober for 6 years, and diagnosed with ADHD just last year at 46, Esther has had a ‘colorful’ life, spontaneous and adventurous even in sobriety. Esther has written a book about her recovery and the Yoga that guided her there and now focuses her teaching and writing on helping women with ADHD calm the emotional storms and find inner peace. Using, you’ve guessed it, the same tools that helped her to achieve sobriety! Esther loves her ADHD, even when it makes life challenging, and loves to share how Yoga helps her to manage the worst of her symptoms, and bring out the best that ADHD has to offer! The 5 Minute Breath - Coming Soon https://stillwildmind.com/5-minute-breath Chaos to Calm - one to one sessions at https://stillwildmind.com/chaos-to-calm-emotional-regulation-adhd/ I would love to hear from you: Would you do me a favor? Please take a few minutes, rate this show, or even better it would mean so much to me if you wrote a quick review, I thank you in advance. The more reviews and ratings this show gets the more you help me in spreading the message of Adult ADHD and helping others increase their knowledge on how to manage it. Having an ADHD brain does not have to be a struggle. Is there a topic you want to learn more about? Or do you have a question about a challenge you are facing with your ADHD? Leave me a voice mail https://www.speakpipe.com/Coachcathy super easy todo, Record, Listen and push Send. I will respond in an upcoming episode.

Nov 2020

32 min 32 sec

In May of 2020, I did an IG TV interview with Rick Green - Founder of totallyadd.com on the topic of why ADDers have challenges starting tasks and even following through. Rick shared so many practical insights and approaches that I wanted to capture and share the audio file here. These are some of our talking points : Why it is important to get clear when starting How overwhelm can get in the way of starting a task BoringTasks that have a lot of emotion behind them how to work with your strengths to get through a task how self-esteem plays a big role in task initiation and follow-through the power of visualization can make a difference in your approach Perfectionism is another hurdle to overcome when it comes to task initiation and follow-through why it's beneficial to get have a support system around you to hold keep you on track (towards the 20 min mark, this piece of his approach really was beneficial for me) About Rick Green: Rick Green, M.C., OOnt, BSc, is an award-winning comedy writer, producer, and director with over 700 episodes of radio and television to his credit. After he received a diagnosis of ADHD he began a 20-year exploration of this disorder. In 2009 he and his wife, Ava, created the ground-breaking program, ADD & Loving It?!, the TotallyADD.com website, a PBS sequel, ADD & Mastering It!, a dozen full-length programs on ADHD featuring top experts, and over 100 short videos that cover every aspect of ADHD. I would love to hear from you: Would you do me a favor? Please take a few minutes, rate this show, or even better it would mean so much to me if you wrote a quick review, I thank you in advance. The more reviews and ratings this show gets the more you help me in spreading the message of Adult ADHD and helping others increase their knowledge on how to manage it. Having an ADHD brain does not have to be a struggle. Is there a topic you want to learn more about? Or do you have a question about a challenge you are facing with your ADHD? Leave me a voice mail https://www.speakpipe.com/Coachcathy super easy todo, Record, Listen and push Send. I will respond in an upcoming episode.

Nov 2020

32 min 37 sec

It's one thing to digest and go through the emotions of a late in life diagnosis of Adult ADHD but then comes the big question of "should I take meds or not?". I have heard so many different viewpoints of ADHD medication from - it's a big pharma conspiracy, it takes away your creativity, they don't work, I am scared to try them, to they have been the best thing for me and this list goes on. So I decided to bring on an expert in this field and have a candid conversation about ADHD and medication. In the episode, Dr. Sarah Cheyette paints a very clear picture of this topic. From when you could consider meds and ADHD to why it may not work for some and works well for others. I could have talked to her for hours on this topic as she is a wealth of knowledge. So if you are considering and have questions about Medication and ADHD treatment this episode is a must listen to. About: Sarah Cheyette, M.D., is a pediatric neurologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and Autism. She has a private practice in Palo Alto, CA where she counsels and treats kids, teens, young adults, and adults. She also writes about ADHD on Psychology Today and has authored two books on the subject: Winning with ADHD and ADHD & The Focused Mind, with the goal of helping young people with ADHD learn to become independent, strong, and successful. She brings a powerful professional perspective on the benefits and limitations of ADHD medication, and the many behavioral adaptations people with ADHD must embrace to thrive with their condition. She is a popular author and speaker on many topics including ADHD, Autism, the brain, teens, adults with ADHD and Autism, physician updates, neurology, focus issues, and recommendations. Download her free copy of Move From Unfocused to Focused Thinking additional resources and ways to connect with Dr. Cheyette: download Non-Medication Strategies to Manage https://sarahcheyette.com/non-medication-strategies-to-manage-adhd/ Visit: https://sarahcheyette.com https://www.facebook.com/SarahCheyetteMD https://twitter.com/SarahCheyetteMD https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-cheyette-9242bb6 I would love to hear from you: Would you do me a favor? Please take a few minutes, rate this show, or even better it would mean so much to me if you wrote a quick review, I thank you in advance. The more reviews and ratings this show gets the more you help me in spreading the message of Adult ADHD and helping others increase their knowledge on how to manage it. Having an ADHD brain does not have to be a struggle. Is there a topic you want to learn more about? Or do you have a question about a challenge you are facing with your ADHD? Leave me a voice mail https://www.speakpipe.com/Coachcathy super easy todo, Record, Listen and push Send. I will respond in my upcoming episodes.

Nov 2020

49 min 41 sec

Back in June of 2020, I interviewed Peter Shankman, host of the "Faster than Normal" Podcast and he shared some great insights on how he is managing his fast brain during the pandemic. I like to apologize in advance for the sound quality which is why I was hesitating to even publish this episode but I really think what Peter shared was important for all of us to listen to and especially now which is almost the end of 2020. About Peter Shankman: The New York Times has called Peter Shankman "a rockstar who knows everything about social media and then some." He is a 5x best-selling author, entrepreneur and corporate keynote speaker, focusing on customer service and the new and emerging customer and neurotypical economy. With three startup launches and exits under his belt, Peter is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about the customer experience, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the new Neurodiverse Economy) In addition to his passion for helping people and companies find success, some of Peter's highlights also include: • Founder of HARO - Help A Reporter Out, which became the standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources prior to being acquired three years after launch • The ShankMinds Breakthrough Network, an elite, online mastermind of thought leaders, business experts, and change-makers • Faster than Normal - The Internet's #1 podcast on ADHD, focusing on the superpowers and gifts of having a "faster than normal brain,” which has helped thousands of people all around the world realize that having a neurodiverse brain is actually a gift, not a curse. Peter is a worldwide influencer and/or spokesperson for several global brands including Sylvania Lighting, National Car Rental, Manscaped.com, Thule, and many others. Finally, Peter is a father, a 2x Ironman triathlete, a class B licensed skydiver, and has a pretty serious Peloton addiction. When he’s not traveling around the world speaking to companies big and small, he's based in NYC with his six-year-old daughter and 19-year-old cat, both of whom consistently refuse him access to the couch. I would love to hear from you: Can you do me a favor? Pls take a few minutes and rate this show or even better it would mean so much to me if you wrote a quick review, I thank you in advance. Is there a topic you want to learn more about? Or do you have a question about a challenge you are facing with your ADHD? Leave me a voice mail https://www.speakpipe.com/Coachcathy super easy todo, Record, Listen, and push Send. I will respond in my upcoming episodes. Did you know my show was recently listed in feedspot.com as Top 25 ADHD Podcasts? I am super excited to be part of this list, head over there to see other amazing ADHD shows.

Nov 2020

13 min 47 sec

Procrastination is a common theme among ADHDers, it's never-ending and it comes in so many different flavors. I think it's a major cause of so much stress and anxiety for us. In this episode, I wanted to share a few stats and ways of how we can approach procrastination. I hope you get one or two insights and a shift in the way you view your procrastination. Reference to the ted talk I mentioned - The surprising habits of original thinkers | Adam Grant I would love to hear from you: Can you do me a favor? Pls take a few minutes and rate this show or even better it would mean so much to me if you wrote a quick review, I thank you in advance. Is there a topic you want to learn more about? Or do you have a question about a challenge you are facing with your ADHD? Leave me a voice mail https://www.speakpipe.com/Coachcathy super easy todo, Record, Listen, and push Send. I will respond in my upcoming episodes. Did you know my show was recently listed in the feedspot.com as Top 25 ADHD Podcasts? I am super excited to be part of this list, head over there to see other amazing ADHD shows.

Oct 2020

35 min 41 sec

Decision making can be one of the hardest tasks for adults with ADHD. In this episode, I mention Dr. Brown's of the Impaired Executive Functions and how I relate it to decision making. There are many factors that go into why we struggle with decision making, I am sharing a few with you here and also tips on how to address it. As always these are my observations from my coach training program and research. Here is the link to the detailed version of Dr. Brown's model - https://www.brownadhdclinic.com/the-brown-model-of-add-adhd I would love to hear from you: To see if coaching is right for you, book a discovery call with me. Did you know most of the time your subconscious (your autopilot) is driving your actions and behaviors without you knowing, find out more Be sure to subscribe to this show to stay current with my weekly episode Leave me a voice mail about this topic or other questions related to Managing Adult ADHD https://www.speakpipe.com/Coachcathy super easy todo, Record, Listen, and push Send. I will respond in my upcoming episodes. P.S. Can you do me a favor? Pls rate this show or even better it would mean so much to me if you wrote a quick review P.S.S. I am so excited!!!! Did you know my show was recently listed in the feedspot.com as Top 25 ADHD Podcasts? I am super excited to be part of this list, head over there to see other amazing ADHD shows.

Oct 2020

19 min 46 sec

There are a few ways to manage ADHD, and not all of us will use the same methods and systems. In this episode, I wanted to share with you Sarah's story on how she is able to manage her ADHD with coaching. Full disclaimer that Sarah is a client of mine and this episode has not been edited in any way. I wanted to ensure that you hear firsthand her experience, and also get a glimpse into what it is like to be in my coaching program. Each of us has our own unique set of challenges when it comes to ADHD and each of my clients have their own unique discoveries. The important part of this message is to get professional support and make your mental health your number priority. Once you learn the science of your brain wiring life can become so much easier and your brain can become your best asset. I would love to hear from you: To see if coaching is right for you, book a discovery call with me. Did you know most of the time your subconscious (your autopilot) is driving your actions and behaviors without you knowing, find out more Be sure to subscribe to this show to stay current with my weekly episode Leave me a voice mail about this topic or other questions related to Managing Adult ADHD https://www.speakpipe.com/Coachcathy super easy todo, Record, Listen, and push Send. I will respond in my upcoming episodes. P.S. Can you do me a favor? Pls rate this show or even better it would mean so much to me if you wrote a quick review P.S.S. I am so excited!!!! Did you know my show was recently listed in the feedspot.com as Top 25 ADHD Podcasts? I am super excited to be part of this list, head over there to see other amazing ADHD shows.

Oct 2020

37 min 32 sec

In this episode, I was so inspired by Diann's story on radical self-acceptance. I thoroughly enjoyed her real talk style, wisdom, and her story to Radical Self Acceptance. One of the common themes that I come across working with professionals and entrepreneurs are around self-acceptance. Even though most of them have been able to achieve amazing things in their life, there is this undercurrent running in their minds around how they truly view themselves and if are unresolved issues during stressful times the inner critic becomes loud with voices of "not good enough", "I should be doing it better", "I am not pushing hard enough". I am sure you can relate. I enjoy listening to Diann's podcast so much that I invited her to my show so that she can give us some of her insights on self-acceptance. I am sure you will relate in some way to her story and hope that you gain a few insights through her wisdom. Diann mentioned the book Radical Acceptance Audio Book by Tara Brach: https://amzn.to/34bzlXY Be sure to subscribe as I will be having Diann back on the show for another insightful conversation. About Diann Wingert: Diann Wingert is a mindset and productivity coach for female entrepreneurs who identify with the traits of ADHD, officially diagnosed or not. During her 20-year career as a licensed psychotherapist, Diann saw many brilliant and ambitious women struggle with unidentified ADHD, including Diann herself. Since her own mid-life diagnosis, she now mentors women who are “driven but distracted” to overcome procrastination, perfectionism, and people-pleasing so they can craft a life and business they love. Diann’s website is www.diannwingertcoaching.com and her podcast, The Driven Woman Podcast can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and all popular podcatchers. Connect with her on Social Media Links, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook Group Diann's 6 Steps to ADHD Mastery: https://www.diannwingertcoaching.com/6-steps I would love to hear from you: Leave me a voice mail about this topic or other questions related to Managing Adult ADHD https://www.speakpipe.com/Coachcathy super easy todo, Record, Listen, and push Send. I will respond in my upcoming episodes. Did you know most of the time your subconscious (your autopilot) is driving your actions and behaviors without you knowing, find out more Be sure to subscribe to this show to stay current with my weekly episodes. P.S. Can you do me a favor? Pls rate this show or even better it would mean so much to me if you wrote a quick review as to how you find did show beneficial. P.S.S. I am so excited!!!! Did you know my show was recently listed in the feedspot.com as Top 25 ADHD Podcasts? I am super excited to be part of this list, head over there to see other amazing ADHD shows.

Oct 2020

26 min 56 sec

In this episode, I talk with Marc Cordon, MPH - Positive Psychology Coach, who shares his story about how he was always different than the rest, from his ethnicity all the way to his brain wiring. He shares how he went from musician to higher education and then into multicultural work. Marc shares from the heart and positive psychology changed his view on social justice and to do it from a place of Joy. When you listen to this episode, remember this is a person who was diagnosed with many conditions such as Identity struggle, Mood disorder, anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar, Depression but Marc did not let these labels get in the way of searching and tapping into his highest purpose. He shares how he figured out what brings him joy. He is super clear of his values and that is one of the key steps in finding your purpose and happiness. At about 19:00 min mark, he shares a few tips on how he manages his business to stay focused and grounded. Towards the end of the talk, he goes into what toxic positivity means and how our emotions have a purpose be it anger or joy, and why it is important to pay attention to all of our emotions. I could have talked to Marc for hours, it was my pleasure to listen to his story and I am delighted to hear how he is able to manage his brain while following his purpose. As Marc mentioned he is running a program right now on Joy Revolution, head over to get the details About Marc: Marc Cordon, MPH, is a positive psychology coach, co-founder of The Joy Revolution™, and author of the book Beyond Resilient: The Coach’s Guide to Ecstatic Growth. He specializes in transitions, leadership, performance, and well-being, helping people break through to the next level to find greater enjoyment and purpose in their lives. With a focus on misfit entrepreneurs and leaders who march to the beat of their own drum, Marc’s coaching empowers people to claim their own joy as they make a difference for others. He has appeared on national television and radio shows and has delivered two TEDx talks on positive psychology and social justice. Marc served as the Associate Director of Health Promotion and of Multicultural Programs & Services at Emory University where he developed programs and curriculum on social justice, positive psychology, and community engagement. He has received a BS in Neuroscience and Behavioural Biology and a Masters in Public Health in Policy & Management, as well as coaching accolades from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and the WholeBeing Institute. Let's keep the conversation going, Leave me a voice mail with any questions either on this topic or other topics related to Managing Adult ADHD https://www.speakpipe.com/Coachcathy super easy todo, Record, Listen, and push Send. Did you know your subconscious (your autopilot) is driving your actions and behaviors without you knowing, find out more Be sure to subscribe to this show to stay current with my weekly episodes. Can you do me a favor? Pls rate this show or even better it would mean so much to me if you wrote a quick review as to how you find did show beneficial. Did you know my show was recently listed in the feedspot.com as Top 25 ADHD Podcasts? I am super excited to be part of this list, head over there to see other amazing ADHD shows.

Sep 2020

39 min 58 sec

When it comes to goal setting and achieving, I no longer pay attention to it and it has been life-changing. ⁠ ⁠ For me, it is about truly mastering the state of mind that I am to reach my ultimate vision for life, family, health, community, and business. ⁠ ⁠ You might say, well Cathy, it starts with goal setting!?⁠ ⁠ Yes and NO!!!! ⁠ ⁠ What if you do have a goal, but underneath of the goal lays a whole bunch of fear, doubt, guilt, and catching up to the "Joneses". Which most often some crap will interfere with achieving your goal. ⁠ ⁠ The way I have learned to see it is that so long as you have not addressed all the underlying crap that is behind that goal, achieving it will be a struggle. You will be that hamster on a wheel, just going and going and not getting anywhere or you just simply give up. ⁠ ⁠ But what if there was a much easier way to get to your destination? ⁠ ⁠ Once I learned this concept Mastering my State, I no longer focus on goal setting, to-do lists, or worrying about being productive. ⁠ ⁠ In this podcast episode, I will share with you what the process is. ⁠ ⁠ Let's keep the conversation going, Leave me a voice mail with any questions either on this topic or other topics related to Managing Adult ADHD https://www.speakpipe.com/Coachcathy super easy todo, Record, Listen, and push Send. Did you know your subconscious (your autopilot) is driving your actions and behaviors without you knowing, find out more Be sure to subscribe to this show to stay current with my weekly episodes. Can you do me a favor? Pls rate this show or even better it would mean so much to me if you wrote a quick review as to how you find did show beneficial. Did you know my show was recently listed in the feedspot.com as Top 25 ADHD Podcasts, super excited to be part of this list, head over there to see other amazing ADHD shows.

Sep 2020

16 min 50 sec