You know that feeling…
When the assignment for work or school is due tomorrow but you haven’t even looked at it?
When you are rushing to get out the door and you can’t find your keys, your lunch, your homework, your shoes?
or You can’t understand why you know exactly what it is you have to do, but you struggle to to actually accomplish it.
I know what that’s like. Living a life surrounded by ADHD challenges can make every day tasks a struggle. Maintaining positive relationships with your children, parents, co-workers, classmates and friends can be difficult.
As a passionate advocate for individuals with ADHD, I’ve worked with children, parents, college students, and adults. I know how hard you work; the time spent completing assignments or arguing about completing them, or maybe thinking about completing them, the effort trying to focus on the task at hand, developing organization systems, building friendships. Often, when this hard work isn’t “successful”, others have no idea what you have been trying to do.
The CDC states that 1 in 10 school age children have ADHD. Of these, up to 70% will carry their ADHD into adulthood. The number of adults being diagnosed later in life is on the rise.
I founded CK ADHD Coaching & Consulting to empower you to unravel your ADHD struggles through education, strategy and skill development that will allow you to live a life that is fulfilling and full of hope.
I am the mother of four complex children, an adult woman living with ADHD, and a former educator at Marburn Academy, a school for children who learn differently. I am an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentialed by the International Coach Federation. I lead the Columbus Chapter of CHADD and am a certified Parent to Parent trainer. I received my coach training certification from Coach Training Alliance and JST Coaching & Training, the leading authority on student ADHD/EF coaching and training worldwide. I am now on the faculty of JST Coaching & Training, helping others become effective ADHD coaches. I am affiliated with several international ADHD and coaching organizations: The ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO) where I’m Treasurer of the Board of Directors, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder), ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association), and ICF (International Coach Federation).
I work with frustrated individuals of all ages who want to dig into why they do the things they do and then leverage that knowledge into strategies and new skills that will provide the structure they need to move forward. Students with ADHD often struggle in the classroom, at home, with peers and even at work, so I help them build skills and acquire strategies to improve time management, decrease procrastination, develop realistic views of a task or situation, and improve relationships. I help parents to better understand and support their child. Young adults and college students, who are experiencing independence in a very new way, are empowered to make decisions, improve follow through, build strong relationships and develop accountability. I assist adults, overwhelmed and running late, in breaking through the barriers that exist and moving towards living the life they’ve been wishing for.