At the age of 40 I was diagnosed with ADHD. Then, after receiving a very surprising report card about my son, I realised that he too might have ADHD as well. I had been working in Education for over 14 years at this point and I was starting to wonder if maybe it was time to do something different. When the opportunity came for me to join the SEN team at a school, I took it and that changed my life. It was there I started working with kids with ADHD and I started to learn about the impact it had on these kids’ lives and how little we as educators really understood it.
At the same time, I also began to work with their families, helping them better understand ADHD and put systems in place that not only supported the needs of their child, but also helped them honour the emotional needs of their child at the same time. I also worked with kids and teens on developing stronger executive function skills. They had so many stories of being unhappy in school and feelings of fear and insecurity, so I made it my job for them to see that they were enough as they were and help build their self confidence. After my own diagnosis I knew that I didn’t want any other child to go through what I went through being undiagnosed or not supported properly even being diagnosed. It didn’t matter to me whether it was my own son or not. Every child deserved a fair shot with for the right support. It was then I decided to make some changes in my life and learn more about becoming an ADHD coach.
I also didn’t realise that there were so many women like me, just finding out about their own ADHD and left with all the emotions and unknowns that revelation carries as well. I wondered if there was a way I could help these women, diagnosed later in life, having to learn how to manage a new way of thinking about yourself and a new way of living navigate this successfully. I knew I felt overwhelmed and lonely at times and I realised many other women felt the same. That’s when I started learning about working with women too.
Currently I have a coaching package for kids over the age of 12 years old which can be done online. Any child that is younger requires in-person sessions, therefore can only be done in London, UK only. I also have various packages available for women either one to one or group coaching packages focusing on different topics and strategies. The packages are of various lengths and start dates vary for group coaching sessions. Please feel free to check the website for more information and email for further details about our online courses (completed with coaching support) or our membership community (both coming soon!)