If you've ever felt like your business journey is more of a winding path than a straight line, I get it.
I was 54 when a new understanding of myself clicked into place – that’s when I received my ADHD diagnosis that shed new light on my life's slightly crazy tapestry of twists, turns, and array of directions.
Looking back, the whirlwinds of self-doubt, the impulsive changes in my business focus, and the weight of imposter syndrome now make profound sense.
There’s such a “before” and “after” contrast
I’m not an ADHD coach, but I am a fellow traveller on this unique path. My expertise as an accredited strengths profiler, my rich background in strategy development, and my studies in positive psychology are the lenses through which I view our shared experiences, both before and after our ADHD discovery.
I combine this with a self-leadership orientation that has helped me to navigate the world of ADHD, turning what might be seen as hurdles into what I believe can become some of our greatest assets, now that we know what we’re dealing with!
I'd love to help you too.
The Potential Gap
Our Space to Grow.
While the world often talks about the 'pain gap' we need to close – all the things we need to fix and correct about ourselves, I prefer to focus on the 'potential gap' – the space between where you are now and the all the new possibilities that are waiting for you.
ADHD isn’t a permanent detour or re-routing of your journey; it's a part of the map itself, and I know without a doubt there are hidden treasures to be found because I’ve excavated some of them myself!
My approach – Strengths, Self-leadership and Positive Psychology
The majority of women I’ve worked with over the past 20 years have been business owners who want help developing a business strategy that resonates with them and get results. I love this work as it uses so many of my strengths (eg: ideation, growth, synthesis, curiosity, and more) and is anchored in my values (including connection, positivity, and meaningful work).
I blend strengths profiling, self-leadership, and positive psychology together into a unique support structure that wraps my clients in unwavering strategic and emotional support.
And I now understand why I’ve always been great at seeing the big picture, connecting the dots, closing the gaps, and finding the opportunities so quickly – that’s classic ADHD divergent thinking at play!
After my diagnosis in 2022 and recent interviews on the ADHD for Smart-Ass Women Podcast, The ADHD Women’s Wellbeing Podcast, and the Late Stage Diagnosis Podcasts, I’ve begun to be contacted by newly diagnosed women.
Many of these are business owners, but quite a few aren’t.
They’ve simply found my ADHD Diagnosis Cycle, strengths, self-leadership and positive psychology approach resonates with them.
Perhaps it does with you too?
The benefits of
knowing your strengths
Redesigning my business to leverage my strengths was one of the most transformative moves I made after my diagnosis.
A Self-leadership lens
can transform your perspective
I’ve found (retrospectively) that one of the central challenges of ADHD is a lack of self-trust, which manifests itself in believing someone or something “out there” has the right answers for us.
The power of
Positive Psychology for ADHD'ers
This science fosters a growth mindset, empowering us to cultivate our inherent strengths and develop personal strategies that align with our dynamic thinking patterns.
Embracing ADHD Through the Lens of Positive Psychology
In 2022 I completed a Diploma in Positive Psychology. I had no idea I had ADHD when I started this field of study, but I’ve since discovered how helpful it is for myself and my clients, neurotypical and neurospicy alike.
Positive psychology offers a refreshing and practical approach to ADHD, especially for women entrepreneurs, as it shifts our focus from deficits and impairments to possibilities and strengths.
Here are just a few of the benefits I've seen Positive Psychology providing to us:
- Strengths as Superpowers: Positive Psych has a strengths-based approach, which unlocks the potential for us to see our ADHD traits (like hyperfocus and rapid idea generation) as unique superpowers for innovation and creativity.
- Resilience Amplification: It's a "science of wellbeing" and one huge benefit of this is how the skills we learn build our resilience by reframing challenges as opportunities for growth and learning - this perspective definitely leads to greater emotional and business resilience.
- Enhanced Self-Esteem: We can cultivate a far more positive self-image by acknowledging and valuing the unique perspective and contributions that come with our DHD, building healthy, positive self-regard - a nice change!
- Improved Motivation: You'll feel more inspired and motivated because of the higher engagement and sense of satisfaction we feel when we’re working in our personal zones of genius
- Mindset Shift: The approach encourages a growth mindset, and this transforms the way we approach sometimes age-old habits and challenges, shining a light on a new way of being. What I have learned has really opened my eyes to areas where I can stretch myself - I love being a lifelong learner!
I’ve adapted several of the main theories and exercises for my work including positive goal setting and the broaden and build theory. There's so much to share that helps us, I find the whole field immensely exciting.
If you'd like to explore how I can help you to grow yourself (and your business), pop over a book a time for a chat so we can see if my approach feels like a good fit for you.
I'd love to connect!