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Welcome! I’m Kari Miller, from ADHDClearandFocused.com. I’ve been working with women, girls, men and boys who have ADHD for 30 years, as an ADHD coach and educational therapist.
All too often, I’ve observed my clients’ frustration as they struggled to put together an action plan to get the help and support they need. There are so many myths about ADHD out there that it’s hard to know what is true, and what’s just plain junk!
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“Healing Your Mind With Food” with Tana Amen (the Brain Doctor’s wife) and
“Late Bloomers: How to Thrive After a Late-in-Life ADHD Diagnosis” with Zoe Kessler!
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Healing Your Mind With Food
Description of Talk
Over the past 12 years Tana has been embarking on a health crusade to heal herself of her lifelong battle with multiple health challenges. The amazing gift from this crusade has been implementing her program in the Amen Clinics and having the ability to teach people how to lose weight, reverse illness, and change their lives forever. Healing ADD Through Food was created because Tana wanted people to have an easy way to put her healthy-living recipes and tips into action.
The Benefits of implementing Tana’s dietary program are:
- Optimizing brain function
- Breaking the chain of food addictions by balancing hormones
- Increasing energy and youthfulness and the feeling of well-being
- Learning how to turn food into medicine rather than poison
- Cooking with healthy herbs and spices that have amazing positive effects on your overall health
- Teaching generations of people how to get healthy and stay healthy
Tana Amen, RN, BSN. helps people realize that they are not stuck with the brain and body they have by empowering them with simple strategies that will transform them into WARRIORS for their health. Tana is the executive vice president of the Amen Clinics, the NY Times bestselling author of “The Omni Diet”, highly respected health and fitness expert, and a nationally renowned speaker, and media guest.
She and her husband, Dr. Daniel Amen recently appeared together in the popular PBS television show “Healing ADD” and “The Omni Health Revolution”. Working side by side they are creating an army of people dedicated to transforming the health of their brains and bodies using the tips and strategies they’ve created called “The Brain Warrior’s Way”.
Besides being a guest for the “Doctor’s”, NBC’s “Today”, “Good Day NY”, “Extra”, “Joy Behar” and others, Tana has given presentations at The American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Saddleback Church, High Performance Academy, Superhero You, the Institute for the Advancement of Human Behavior, the Omega Institute, Kripalu, Beacon House, Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center, and many other wellness-focused organizations.
After graduating Magna cum Laude from Loma Linda University’s School of Nursing, Tana spent years working at Loma Linda’s level A trauma unit as a neurosurgical intensive care nurse, taking care of some of the sickest patients in the hospital. There she learned firsthand the value of diet and nutrition on brain health. Tana is the author of 6 highly successful books, including: The Omni Diet, Healing ADD through Food, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body Cookbook, Get Healthy with the Brain Doctor’s Wife, Eat Healthy with the Brain Doctor’s Wife and Live Longer with the Brain Doctor’s Wife.
In addition to working with her husband at The Amen Clinics, Tana was a nutrition consultant, coach, and part of the team, which included psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen, functional medicine specialist Dr. Mark Hyman, and heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, that helped create the wildly popular Daniel Plan (www.danielplan.com) for Saddleback Church at the request of Pastor Rick Warren.
Tana hosts a unique tribe of “Brain Warriors” on the community started by the Amen’s, “Brain Fit For Life” where she shares healthy eating tips and strategies. Many of her tips are also shared via her blogs on Huffington Post www.huffingtonpost.com, Live Strong www.livestrong.com, Brain In The News www.AmenClinics.com and www.tanaamen.com.
She has also played an important part in Dr. Amen’s astonishingly successful PBS specials, which have raised more than $50 million for public television and have made Daniel Amen one of the country’s most respected doctors.
Tana practices martial arts regularly and has a black belt in Kenpo Karate and Taekwando Being a mother and wife is Tana’s first passion. Keeping her family and friends focused on fitness and health is a primary value for her.
Tana believes that everyone can optimize his or her health by using “The Brain Warrior’s Way” that she and her husband have developed and perfected. Her call to action energizes and inspires her followers.
The Psychology of Medication: Make Well-Informed, Well-Thought-Out Choices
Description of Talk
Medication is probably the best known treatment for ADHD but it is also the most controversial. We will explore what it means to treat a psychological condition and specifically what it means to take medication that influences your thinking. By identifying your beliefs and preferences about medication and treatment in general, you will be better able to make a fully considered decision about treatment options – a decision which is guided by accurate facts and fits your needs and values.
- You will understand the important difference between facts and opinions and how they are sometimes confused.
- You will be able to describe the impact of having different beliefs about treating physical versus psychological conditions.
- You will be able to identify the many reasons why people choose to start medication or why they decide not to—and how to separate good reasons from bad reasons.
- You will better understand your own personal beliefs about the various treatment options and will be able to identify how this influences your decision-making process.
- Ultimately, you will be able to make better informed and more fully considered decisions about medication that fit your values and your needs.
About Dr. Tuckman
Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA has given more than 300 presentations and routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complicated information understandable and useful. He is the author of three books: “Understand Your Brain, Get More Done: The ADHD Executive Functions Workbook”, “More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD” and “Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD: A Practical, Easy-to-Use Guide for Clinicians”. His “More Attention, Less Deficit” podcast has more than 100 episodes and has had almost two million downloads. He is a psychologist in private practice in West Chester, PA, a board member of CHADD National, and co-chair of the CHADD conference committee.
Living Mindfully with ADHD: Using Lessons from Meditation in Daily Life
Description of Talk
Mindfulness Meditation can help train attention, manage emotions, reduce stress and develop more aware and compassionate relationships with self and others. Sounds like a great fit for ADHD, doesn’t it? Indeed research studies are supporting the use of this approach for ADHD. However, many may find formal meditation practice difficult or find it challenging to keep practicing on a regular basis. Meditation can feel like “just one more thing on my already too long to-do list”! In this talk, Dr. Lidia Zylowska, a pioneer in the field of mindfulness for ADHD will discuss how mindfulness can be incorporated in life’s moments with or without formal meditation.
- You will understand exactly what “mindfulness” is and how it is different from meditation.
- You will hear the latest research evidence on the effectiveness of mindfulness in managing ADHD.
- You will learn how mindfulness can help women with ADHD.
- You will know how to incorporate mindfulness into an already busy schedule.
About Dr. Zylowska
Lidia Zylowska, M.D. is a UCLA-trained psychiatrist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. She is the author of an award-winning book The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD. Dr. Zylowska specializes in integrative treatment of adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and mindfulness-based therapy. She is a co-founding member of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center where she developed the Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) for ADHD program. Currently based in Northern California, Dr. Zylowska practices integrative psychiatry in Los Gatos and divides her time between clinical care, teaching, and consulting.
Is ADHD Hurting Your Relationship?
Adult ADHD impacts your relationship with your significant other in surprisingly consistent, and often negative, ways. But if you know what to look for, you can turn a struggling relationship around. Melissa will explore some of the most important problems you might be facing, and provide insight and tactics you can use immediately in your relationship.
You’ll be able to:
- Identify the three most problematic patterns found in ADHD-impacted relationships…and most likely in yours!
- Better understand the role that anger plays in your relationship
- Learn what it means to optimize your ADHD treatment
- Take away specific ideas that you can use to start rebuilding your connection with your partner immediately
“Melissa Orlov is one of the foremost authorities on ADHD and relationships in the world today” says Dr. Edward Hallowell, co-author of Driven to Distraction and other seminal books about ADHD. “Every day she offers advice based on not only her firsthand experience but also the immense knowledge she has gained through her study. She also has what few experts have – the benefit of her own suffering. She weathered the worst kind of storm and has lived what she’s talking about. And she has the benefit of having prevailed.”
In one of life’s more fortuitous twists, Ms. Orlov’s marriage to a man with ADHD neared divorce as she was working with ADHD experts Dr. Edward Hallowell and Dr. John Ratey, helping them with in-depth coursework about adult ADHD. Once she and her husband successfully turned their ADHD-impacted marriage around, they vowed that others should not have to suffer the same difficulties “finding a way out” as they had.
Her resulting book, The ADHD Effect on Marriage, introduces couples to what they need to know to learn to thrive in an ADHD-impacted relationship. It was named best psychology book of 2010 by ForeWord Reviews. Her second book, The Couple’s Guide to Thriving with ADHD, helps couples navigate the emotional issues they face as they work to revive their relationship. It was written with co-author, Nancie Kohlenberger, LMFT, and awarded a gold IndieFab award for best psychology book of 2014 and a Benjamin Franklin Award Silver Medal by the IBPA.
Melissa and Dr. Hallowell started a popular blog on the topic of ADHD and relationships in 2007 to share their insights, unique perspectives and expertise. It helps couples understand that they are not alone and that they can change their marriages for the better (www.adhdmarriage.com).
Melissa Orlov has been interviewed about the topic of ADHD and marriage by the New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, CNN, Today, AOL, The Boston Globe, the American Psychological Association Monitor and many other top news organizations. She is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College.
In her free time she enjoys road biking, summers at Chautauqua Institution, singing, and playing the cello. She and her husband of 26 years have two children.
Non-Medication Treatments for ADHD
Description of Talk
Learn the non-medication treatments for ADHD that have the most research backing them up. Discover how you can tell a possibly helpful treatment from an unhelpful one. Take away information about choosing the right non-medication treatment for you.
In this talk you will learn:
- The most effective non-medication treatments for ADHD based on research
- Who may benefit from non-medication treatments
- What do we know about supplements and what should we be alert to
- What you should look for when choosing a non-medication treatment
- The benefits of exercise for ADHD
About Dr. Sarkis
Stephanie Moulton Sarkis PhD NCC LMHC is the author of five books: Natural Relief for Adult ADHD: Complementary Strategies for Increasing Focus, Attention, and Motivation With or Without Medication (2015); 10 Simple Solutions to Adult ADD: How to Overcome Chronic Distraction & Accomplish Your Goals (2nd edition, 2011); Adult ADD: A Guide for the Newly Diagnosed (2011); ADD and Your Money: A Guide to Personal Finance for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (2009); and Making the Grade with ADD: A Student’s Guide to Succeeding in College with Attention Deficit Disorder (2008). All of these books can be found at www.stephaniesarkis.com/books.
Dr. Sarkis is a psychotherapist and coach in private practice, and is a blogger for The Huffington Post and Psychology Today. Her website is www.stephaniesarkis.com.
Late Bloomers: How to Thrive After a Late-in-Life ADHD Diagnosis
Description of Talk
ADHD is finally being recognized and treated in adults. But all too often, the diagnosis is missed, or misdiagnosed. A late-in-life diagnosis can give adults the opportunity to finally live their full potential, and thrive!
Post-diagnosis, there is much work to do to address ADHD symptoms and traits, overcome shame and blame (especially in women), and maximize our strengths, but it can be done. In this session, we’ll explore the impact of a late-in-life diagnosis; the different impact ADHD has on women versus men; and offer concrete tips and strategies that lead to the happy, successful, and empowered life that you never thought possible.
In this talk, you’ll learn:
- How ADHD impacts girls and women differently than boys and men
- Why women are underdiagnosed and misdiagnosed
- Benefits of reframing and reevaluating your life and goals, post-diagnosis
- Practical tips and strategies at work, at home, and in our relationships – and much more!
- Where to find great resources to address specific ADHD challenges
Zoë Kessler is a best-selling author, journalist, and speaker who specializes in adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD / ADD).
Kessler’s most recent book, ADHD According to Zoë: The Real Deal on Relationships, Finding Your Focus, and Finding Your Keys has been described as a must-read, spellbinding portrayal of a woman with ADHD. Kessler herself has been described as “Pippi Longstocking all grown up!”
A Huffington Post blogger and top blogger at Psych Central.com, Kessler‘s blog, ADHD from A to Zoë has garnered a loyal readership from around the globe. Kessler is also a frequent contributor to ADDitude Magazine. She’s created CBC radio documentary and standup comedy about being a woman living with ADHD and has appeared on Global TV, City TV, and CTV. Kessler has been quoted in Scientific American Mind Magazine, in the book Fast Minds, and has appeared in a documentary film about women and ADHD.
Healthy Body–Healthy Brain
What You Can Do to Feel and Think Better (with ADHD)
Description of Talk
You already know some things that support having a healthy body, but you might not know much about the gut-brain connection. Have you been confused about which foods are best for you and which supplements are the most important in order to feel better and think better? Have you been trying to make some changes, but can’t figure out what to do next? The information shared in this session has been gathered from leading doctors and researchers in the area of body-brain science.
- Hear eye-opening, life-changing facts, tools and resources to inspire and support you in your journey toward feeling and thinking better.
- Learn a simple formula for creating desired change that will make you feel better about yourself, no matter where you are on the journey toward having a healthy body and a healthier, happier brain.
- Come away with tips to deal with overwhelm and the challenge in creating new habits.
A master certified coach and leader in the field of ADHD coaching, Linda has twenty-two years of experience in coaching ADHD adults. Immediate past president of ADDA (www.add.org), the leading national organization focused on adults with ADHD, Linda served on the board for twelve years, actively participates in the organization today, and speaks and presents nationally on ADHD topics.
Linda brings to coaching and speaking an arsenal of effective tools and skills from her previous experiences as an educator, non-profit leader, and professional organizer. Since high school, Linda has been curious about ways to improve our health by simply choosing better foods. Today, this interest is a persistent and passionate inquiry into the gut-brain connection and how we can improve brain function. Linda believes that we can feel and think our best, even when we make only small changes, even when we don’t do it perfectly and, especially, when ADHD is also part of the picture.
ADHD Wisdom Across the Generations: Like Mother, Like Daughter, Like Granddaughter
Description of Talk
As women whose narrative was shaped by a lifetime of dealing with ADHD, we are uniquely equipped to help the next generation. In fact, we have a responsibility to ensure that our children and grandchildren do not face the same challenges that we did. By using an expressive arts therapy tool to reframe your narrative we can raise our children with ADHD in a positive way NOW, so that they will have positive affirmation, and validation, and so that they will not need to reframe their own narratives in the future.
- You will reflect on your own experience with ADHD so that you can connect to it and reframe it in a way that highlights all its positive advantages.
- You will be empowered to take action toward changing the narratives of the next generation.
- You will gain real life tools and strategies for reframing your own experiences, and positively shaping the future.
About Dr. Billi Bittan
Dr. Billi, Ph.D., certified Co-active ADHD Coach and Neuro-Cognitive Behavioral Therapist, has over 35 years of experience helping people of all ages manage ADHD.
With a Ph.D. in Education, an M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy and a B.A. in Physical Education, she specializes in innovative coaching and therapy intervention for ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, as well as various learning disabilities and memory disorders.
Dr. Billi’s commitment to a higher quality of life for people of all ages affected by ADHD has been her primary source of motivation throughout her career. She works hands-on with families, couples, parents, children, educators, entrepreneurs, executives, creative business people, and their teams/employees, connecting with them individually, understanding their distinct needs, and customizing strategies that transform their unique ADHD impairments into valuable assets that they can leverage to their ADDvantage.
The Impact of ADHD on Sports and Exercise
Description of Talk
Are sports beneficial or detrimental to those with ADHD? According to one of the leading attention coaches and experts on attention issues, the answer is both. In this presentation, Jeff Copper, founder of DIG Coaching Practice, will look at the many variables an individual with ADHD should consider when participating in sports.
- He’ll discuss the pros and cons between individual sports and team sports – on both competitive and recreational levels.
- Different characteristics associated with each sport will be explored to provide a direct path to finding a better sport or type of exercise that is suited for an individual with ADHD.
- Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the challenges they’ve faced in the past and specific strategies to look for when engaging in sports or physical activity in the future.
Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, CPCC, ACG, is an attention coach and expert on attention issues. As founder of DIG Coaching Practice and the host and founder of Attention Talk Radio and Attention Talk Video, Jeff coaches individuals and entrepreneurs with ADD/ADHD symptoms who are seeking personal and business results.
As an attention coach, Jeff encourages others to realize their own potential by helping them to overcome information overload, chronic disorganization, ADHD and ADD symptoms, time management problems, attention deficit disorder impulsivity, and other conditions that may hinder one’s advancement.
Jeff received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and an MBA from University of Tampa. Jeff has immersed himself in the professional ADD/ADHD coaching industry by obtaining professional designations and completing coach certification programs through the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches, ADD Coach Academy, and the Coaches Training Institute.
Can You Still Be a Good Mom (or Dad) if you Have ADHD?
Description of Talk
Parenting can be hard! Add ADHD to the mix (whether it’s yours, your spouse’s or your child’s) and life can feel chaotic. ImpactADHD.com founders Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster will teach you three keys to successful parenting, especially when you have (or suspect you have) ADHD yourself.
You will leave this interview with…
- A clearer path forward towards calm for yourself
- Key strategies for peace in your family
- A recipe for your child’s long term success
Diane Dempster, MHSA,CPC, PCC is a certified professional coach, speaker, educator, and co-Founder of ImpactADHD. She works with parents of kids with ADHD or other complex issues to radically improve their personal and family life by gaining new skills, increasing their confidence, and learning to use coaching techniques in their parenting. Diane is a Licensed CHADD Parent to Parent trainer, and received a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan School of Public Health, and her coaching certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She lives with her two children and is committed to living a conscious, balanced and joy-filled life, and helping other parents do the same.
Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, PCC is the co-founder of ImpactADHD, a global resource dedicated to helping parents raise confident, successful children with ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, LD or related issues. ImpactADHD.com provides parents with an innovative approach – the coach-approach — to navigate the challenges of raising complex children using skills from the world of coaching. ImpactADHD programs are available online and on the phone, so that all parents can have access to critical support from the comfort of home or office. A writer, parenting coach and international public speaker, Elaine advocates, trains and coaches parents. She is a contributing blogger for the Huffington Post, a member of the national Board of Directors of CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD), and an expert on the KidsInTheHouse.com video warehouse for parenting experts. She is a parenting consultant for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and has served as a national expert for Pfizer’s Making Moments education campaign for parents. The author of “Live Like You’re Doing it On Purpose,” she is first and foremost the mother in an ADHD Family of 5.
AIM-ing for Goals the ADHD Way
Description of Talk
Pursuing goals helps us to be more purposeful, to prioritize, and to increase productivity. These benefits of goal pursuit are especially important for people with ADHD who struggle with focusing, organizing, and attending to actions based on intentions.
Discover the key elements of AIM: An Integrative Model of Goal Pursuit and its “brain-friendly” approach that is ideal for people with ADHD. The AIM model can be thought of like taking a road trip, for which you have to plan your trip, hit the road, and set the cruise control. With AIM, it’s not just about the goal destination, but, rather, the journey.
- Discover three key elements of the most up-to-date, ADHD-brain-friendly model out there — the AIM Model of Goal Pursuit.
- Hear stories about real ADHD coaching clients who have used AIM to reach their goals.
- Learn how to apply the AIM Model to succeed at achieving personal and professional goals.
Casey Dixon is an ADHD Coach focused on high-demand-ridden professionals and college students with ADHD. Comfortable and familiar with the paradox of competence and accomplishment smacked up against dysregulation and stuckness, Casey listens intensely without judgment, adding a logical voice and sometimes a bit of humor. Casey implements the Neuroleadership Institute’s AIM Model with clients who are seeking a neurally-informed approach to pursuing their own goals.
Casey is mixing it up and spreading things around a bit lately with the addition of MindfullyADD, a website for adults with ADHD who want to develop the mindfulness habit. Follow Casey on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn for a running stream of ADHD tips, research tidbits, and encouragement.
The Missing Piece: The Importance of Your Values in Managing ADHD
Description of Talk
We’ve all read the books, listened to the self-help gurus, and bought the gadgets and gizmos. Somehow, we continue to struggle to make changes that last! Coach Lynne Edris will help you understand why it’s so hard for us to stick with our systems and tools (even when they’re working!), and help you uncover your missing piece of the ADHD puzzle, and your Motivation!
- Hear why women with ADHD struggle to make the changes they really want to make and why motivation is such a challenge.
- Learn how to uncover the missing piece of the ADHD puzzle to improve your life.
- Understand how to tap into your deepest motivators so that you can finally make the changes you want to make, for good!
Lynne is an ADD Coach specializing in working with professionals struggling to reach their potential due to challenges with disorganization, time management, procrastination and weak follow-through.
She has been where many of her clients are! She is a woman with ADD herself, mom to a young man with ADHD, and wife of more than 25 years to a man whom she says doesn’t have an ADHD bone in his body!
As a woman with ADHD herself, she has gone from living in a constant state of chaos and overwhelm, to living a life of calm & success. For nearly a decade, she has helped hundreds of clients start “firing on all cylinders” in all areas of life, so that they have more money, more time and more energy for what they love!
Taming The Emotional Tornado
Description of Talk
ADHD means we have trouble managing thoughts, ideas, appointments, and long-term goals. It also means we can have trouble managing emotions. And our need to ‘feel good’ can lead to all kinds of dangerous behaviors that sabotage our progress.
People with ADHD, and those who love them, know full well about the whirlwind of conflicting emotions that come with an ADHD diagnosis, and which continue as you struggle to move forward. Writer, Producer, Comedian Rick Green knows that this swirling tornado can knock us flat, leaving us dispirited and depressed, certain that “Nothing is ever going to change.”
By understanding the Emotional Tornado we can avoid being caught up in it, or escape it’s hold sooner, and perhaps even use the emotions to help us soar. We can identify our own triggers, understand our energy cycles, and allow ourselves the time and space to recover and recharge our spirits.
- How poor memory robs you of a sense of progress, and two things you can do about it.
- Three Practical Strategies to produce more victories, more confidence, and greater self-esteem
- The importance of honoring your emotions, but not becoming a prisoner of them. (Gut feelings vs. Whims.)
Rick Green is the renowned creator of the popular website TotallyADD.com plus two ground-breaking documentaries on adult ADHD: ADD & Loving It?! and ADD & Mastering It!
ADD & Loving It?! which continues to air on PBS (U.S.), has earned critical acclaim, a New York Festivals award for Best Medical Documentary, and kudos from experts, doctors, and adults with ADHD. The Centre For Addiction & Mental Health Foundation gave Rick their Celebrity Transforming Lives Award for creating the documentary, with the nomination stating, “In one hour this program will transform how we view this disorder.” Transform it did. Fans have sent thousands of emails thanking him for presenting ADHD in a way that’s easily understood and humorous. An achievement he’s most proud of.
Rick began his career as a teacher at the Ontario Science Centre, developing programs and plays for the general public and school groups. He left in 1979 to become a full-time comedian. He has written and performed in hundreds of television programs, radio shows, and stage productions.
Recently, the University of Waterloo named Rick Green one of their top 50 science graduates of all time. It’s Rick’s love of science, his own ADHD, and his ability to find the funny in everything he does that makes his videos so loved.
Organized and Uncluttered – Knowledge is Power (or to thine own self be true)!
Description of Talk
Dr. Lark shares her powerful strategies to living a more uncluttered life! Understanding the impact that society’s expectations for women have on their ability to manage their homes will empower you to think about women’s roles in a new way and give you the insight you need to make meaningful changes. Dr. Lark also shares some of the reasons women struggle with negative emotions when they don’t “measure up” as homemakers in their own eyes and what can be done about it!
- Learn strategies for getting household chores done in less time
- Hear tips on staying organized, on time, and uncluttered
- Understand how women’s own expectations work against them in the area of home-management
About Dr. Lark
Dr. Regina F. Lark, Ph.D., CPO® is the owner of A Clear Path: Professional Organizing for Home, Work, Life. As a Certified Professional Organizer she specializes in working with people with chronic disorganization, ADHD, and hoarding. She is also a relocation specialist, helping families move or downsize from one home to the next.
Regina is a speaker and trainer on issues ranging from hoarding to time management. She is the author of Psychic Debris, Crowded Closets: The Relationship between the Stuff in your Head and What’s Under your Bed (Purple Books, 2014).
She sits on the Board of the National Association of Professional Organizers, and is a member of the National Speakers’ Association. Regina ran for the office of Lt. Governor in California in 1998, and a year later completed her Ph.D. in history from the University of Southern California. For fun, she teaches U.S. Women’s History at Los Angeles Pierce College.
Defining a Clear Career or Business Direction
The Crucial Conditions for an Abundant Livelihood for the Attentionally Challenged Entrepreneur or Career Changer.
Description of Talk
Like many of you, Shell spent many years undiagnosed with Inattentive ADD. Although she was “successful” throughout most of her career, the path was windy and filled with extreme highs and lows.
Shell’s talk will focus on why missing any of the essential seven elements to clearly define one’s career path can wreak havoc on your personal and professional life no matter what stage you are in. Know that there is a way to do what you love, earn a good living, have balance and make a big impact on the world using the gifts you have had all along.
- Understand the 7 most critical elements to consider when making any type of career decision – often overlooked by most people, but especially by ADDers.
- Learn why these elements will give you the confidence necessary to make a real shift, whether you are changing careers, starting a new business or ready to enter a new phase of your current career path
- Know how to parlay your career direction into your mission and life’s purpose.
With over 20 years of experience and education in her field, Shell brings counseling, coaching, teaching, training and entrepreneurship, and nurturing gifts to help others FOCUS on defining, illuminating, creating and transforming lack of clarity to a well-defined business or direction and abundant livelihood.
Shell’s career began as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. She received training with Career Master Richard Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute. In 2002, Shell founded KidzArt, an International Children’s Art Franchise, which continues to provide lessons in developing Creativity in 20 states and 15 countries.
Shell has written hundreds of blog posts on the topic of Career happiness for ADDers, has several published articles on the subject and was featured in Success Secrets of Sacramento Business Professionals.
Develop a Time Sense: ADD Myths and Mysteries about Time
Description of Talk
Bonnie will reveal some of the habitual thought patterns that people with ADD have that get them into trouble with time. She will also share a concrete way that women (or anyone with ADD) can become aware of their current “time sense” and use that to plan and be on time more accurately.
Lateness and over-commitment is a very common problem for people with ADD / ADHD for several reasons.
- Most people with ADD / ADHD don’t have an accurate “time sense” of knowing how long things take to do. Without this, your attempts at time management and accurate planning are likely to fail.
- Impatience, fear of boredom, and magical thinking can play a large part in an ADD individual’s inability to show up on time.
- Many people with ADD hold onto certain myths that they believe about “normal” (non-ADD) people. Some of those myths contribute to their difficulties with time management.
- Lateness in completing projects is often tied to inability to get started. While people often blame “procrastination,” in reality disorganization, overwhelm and ambiguity cause people to lose large blocks of time in unproductivity.
In this talk:
- You’ll learn how you can very quickly develop a time sense, based on your own default (and faulty) assumptions about time.
- You’ll gain awareness of any habits or magical thinking that habitually make you late for meetings and appointments
- You’ll identify whether you hold common myths and assumptions about “normal” people (non-ADDers) that keep you from practicing time management.
- You’ll get a framework for identifying any paralyzing time traps that keep you from starting tasks or projects.
Bonnie Mincu has been coaching ADD / ADHD Adults for 15 years. She had only discovered she was ADD in her 40’s, after leaving 23 years in corporate America as an executive coach, organization development consultant, corporate trainer and marketing manager.
Once Bonnie left corporate, without the structure she’d been accustomed to, she found she wasn’t getting anything done. Intrigued, she went through the ADD Coach Academy to learn how to coach herself and other ADD Adults. She found her past experience in facilitating process redesign to be especially valuable for individuals with ADD, since it’s their personal process that needs redesigning.
Since founding “Thrive with ADD” in 2001, Bonnie has coached and trained thousands with ADD / ADHD. Her live online training program, Procrastination Transformation, starts in November.
How to Go From Crazy–Busy and ADD–ish to Wildly Productive
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Shelley Mitchell will help you take hold of your crazy schedule, show you a way to prioritize that fits the MOST into your day, leaving you with a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction.
In addition, you will learn to quit chasing too many birds (or any other animal) and to “Stop worrying about the Mule – Just Load the Cart!” One of Shelley’s key strategies is her time blocking method beginning with her personal Daily and Weekly Success Planners which are part of your gift for attending.
By the end of Shelley’s talk, you will have:
- A written plan
- And all your distractions tamed
SPEAK for a Profit – SELL with Integrity –SERVE your ideal clients with your passion, purpose and gifts – Create SYSTEMS to automate and accelerate your business.
From Combat to Cosmo to Corporate to COACH!
Shelley Mitchell is a Former Army Sergeant with 2 Combat patches, COSMOPOLITAN Magazine’s first Fun, Fearless Female, Author, nationally–recognized SPEAKER and currently one of the most unique, sought–after, top Business consultants/coaches in the country…
As a certified ADHD Coach, Business Coach And CEO of My Personal Business Coach, Shelley speaks, coaches and teaches all over the country. She is an expert at working with smart, driven, creative Entrepreneurs, Leaders and Business owners so they can get CLEAR on what they really want, create a PLAN, FOCUS on their PRIORITIES, and take ACTION so they can make the MONEY they truly deserve!
Perception is Everything! How to Change Your Life by Biochemically Changing Your Limited Beliefs
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Everyone has patterns and beliefs related to low self-esteem and a lack of self-confidence. But women with ADHD often suffer from debilitating forms of anxiety and depression in regard to performance and success. Symptoms can include: feelings of inadequacy, unworthiness, generalized fear, performance anxiety, depression, feelings of failure, worry, anger and frustration, a lack of passion or interest, over-reaction, fight or flight, as well as other symptoms that hinder an individual from fully living life.
Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) is a scientifically proven process that determines and extinguishes neurological programming related to the physiology of conditioned stress patterns that are hard wired in the brain due to past experiences or “repetition compulsion.”
NET is a methodology that can assist women with ADHD to become free of emotional baggage due to limitations experienced from the past. This allows them to engage life with a new perspective about themselves and their possibilities.
In this cutting-edge talk you will…
- Discover what Neuro Emotional Technique is and how it can change your life by changing your brain.
- Understand the proven science behind NET and how it relates to ADHD.
- Hear about your Three Brains and why women with ADHD are stuck in patterns such as “learned helplessness” and the “Flight or Fight” syndrome.
- Learn how to utilize a 2-minute stress relief procedure to help you become free of negative emotional patterns.
- Understand how to implement conscious choice in reframing unwanted beliefs to create new neuro-pathways which support your goals.
About Dr. Mary Lou Rane
Dr. Mary Lou Rane is an exceptional healer and teacher guided by a desire to see all people enjoy optimal health in mind, body and spirit. She brings together a unique blend of Clinical Nutritional, Functional Medicine, Neuro Emotional Technique, Nutritional Response Testing, Contact Reflex Analysis, Epigenetics, Neurovascular Dynamics, and multiple Kinesiological healing modalities that enable patients to unravel their underlying causes of dis-ease and emotional disharmony to achieve health and vitality.
Dr. Mary Lou Rane has been in private practice in Los Angeles, CA since 1987. She has a PhD in Nutrition and Human Behavior from Ryokan College, Los Angeles and an Advanced Certification in Neuro Emotional Technique. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles and graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Some of the other modalities in which she has advanced training include: Clinical Nutrition, Epigenetics and Functional Biochemistry, Nutritional Response Testing, Contact Reflex Analysis, Neurovascular Dynamics, Applied Kinesiology, Functional Medicine, Injury Recall, Set Point Technique, Acupressure and Bach Flower Therapy.
Dr. Rane believes education and knowledge are essential for an individual’s recovery and becoming responsible for one’s life experience. She conducts workshops and lectures on nutrition, biochemistry, the science behind the applications she uses, and also self-awareness approaches. Dr. Rane also assists in the certification process for other doctors in Neuro Emotional Technique.
I Know What to Do, I’m Just Not Doing It: 5 Steps to Bust Through Procrastination and Overwhelm
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Does this sound familiar….
- You keeping putting off the ‘big stuff’ because you just don’t know where to start.
- You keep telling yourself that if you could just sit down and grind through it, you’d be fine.
- You know you can’t do it all, but surely you can find time for just this one more thing.
In this action-packed session you will learn:
- WHY the projects you’ve planned to do slide into the next day . . . still don’t get done and continue to hog space on your To Do list.
- HOW to bust through procrastination using my 5 Step system. You’ll find out how to take control of your time and tasks and STOP the feelings of being weighed down, overwhelmed, and confused.
- WHAT positive self-talk really is, when it works, and why it’s only a piece of the solution you need.
- You’ll walk away with tools to take into your life and start to use right away!
About Dr. Reiff-Hekking
Dr. Reiff-Hekking is a Coach and Time Matters Expert with almost 20 years of experience helping people create and achieve their goals. She draws upon her background and experience as psychologist and researcher to create elegant out-of-the-box solutions for her clients.
She was on the faculty at UMass Medical School for 6 years, founded True Focus Coaching in 2005, and was a coach on staff at the Hallowell Center for more than 5 years. As a business savvy entrepreneur she grew a successful coaching practice during a down economy.
Dr. Sarah Reiff-Hekking is passionate about helping smart, creative adults that have a hard time managing their time and their tasks, figure out a way that works for them. She believes that there are no ‘perfect’ time management systems – you have to find the system that works for you. She also believes that solutions are found by paying attention to the present moment and that just like Michelangelo had to chip away at the stone to find the statue, we have to get rid of all the extra stuff that isn’t the core of your life. She offers private and group coaching services. More at www.TrueFocusCoaching.com.
From “Mess to Success” – Building a Path from Suicidal Addict to Legacy of Hope
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Winner of the Athena Award (given for assisting women in developing professional and leadership skills), the Red Cross Hometown Heroes Award, a letter of commendation from the Wisconsin State Secretary of Workforce Development and a plaque from the governor of Wisconsin, Linda Larson Schlitz epitomizes the possibilities for women dealing with ADHD and Hypo-Mania Type II Bi-Polar Disorder.
Linda’s story is the classic “mess to success” story as she moved through early hardships, ADHD diagnosis and successful management of her challenges.
What you will learn from Linda’s talk:
- How to overcome being a hopeless, helpless, ashamed, twice-divorced alcoholic and addict to a world known inspirational change agent for those with substance abuse, mental health and life challenges.
- How to go from being an academically challenged high school student destined to do menial jobs, to graduating with a 3.7 GPA and a Master’s Degree in Counseling – teaching people that there is no such thing as being “dis-abled” and unemployable, just differently-abled.
- How to discover your irreplaceable value to the world because you have one-of-a-kind skills, abilities, interests, and experiences that people are desperate to hear because they are thirsting for HOPE – and you are the only Faucet in the world that can give them a “drink” of what they need.
- How to look at yourself, others, and life itself from a different vantage point so you can leave a legacy of H.O.P.E – offering Help, Opportunity, Praise, and Encouragement to those who need it.
Linda Larson Schlitz is a Master’s Level Licensed Counselor and Social Worker from Wausau, Wisconsin who has spent her life in service to others. She’s been a teacher, counselor, speaker and singer. Linda has personally overcome many barriers and has helped others do the same which is why she was given the Community Red Cross Hero of the Year award and the Prestigious Athena Award as well as commendations from Governor Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Secretary of Workforce Development for valuable contribution of time and energy to improve the quality of life for others.
Linda is a tenacious survivor who has struggled to overcome obstacles and beat the negativity that many people with conditions such as ADHD succumb to. Linda doesn’t take “can’t” for an answer and is nowhere near done being a faucet to those who thirst for enlightenment and direction on their path to personal fulfillment and success. Linda promises to give you a view of the possibilities for your life and offer you HOPE and help in reaching your true potential. Linda and her husband, Ralph, co-founded Randlin Homes Vocational Rehabilitation & Reintegration Assistance Program, a non-profit organization that assisted homeless veterans and adults with mental health issues who were turned away by other agencies in the state of Wisconsin as “untreatable.
The Hidden Thyroid Connections to ADD and ADHD
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Most people would be quite surprised, and even shocked, to learn how crucial is optimal thyroid function in the proper management of ADD or ADHD. Both high and low thyroid are extremely common conditions, often undiagnosed, and even when diagnosed, they are seldom treated optimally. The brain is the most highly metabolic tissue in the body, and therefore the most dependent on proper thyroid hormone levels. An improper level causes the brain to function less well, and as a result, can either create or worsen the symptoms of ADD/ADHD.
- Exceptional benefits await those ADD/ADHD sufferers who optimize their thyroid function – Dr. Shames’ talk will explain how you can optimize your thyroid function for –
- A clearer, more focused and reliable mind
- Improved executive function and control
- Lighter and brighter mood
- Best of all, with the new technologies available, assessing and correcting thyroid function has never been easier!
About Dr. Shames
Dr. Shames graduated from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School. After research at National Institutes of Health with Nobel Prize winner Marshall Nirenberg, he completed additional training in the United States Public Health Service.
Having served as Marin County Health Department physician for several years where he also lectured on hormones and behavior. He has written extensively on hormonal connections to health and brain function, and is considered an expert in the field of environmental hormone disruptors and overall health enhancement.
He has also been in private practice for the last 35 years, presently in Cotati and San Rafael, CA. He currently does telemedicine consults with health consumers nationally, promoting a new model of health care that empowers patients to more strongly advocate for themselves.
He is the author of numerous articles and several popular New York published health books, including Thyroid Power, Feeling Fat Fuzzy or Frazzled?, Thyroid Mind Power, and The Gift of Health. He regularly blogs about the latest scientific research via www.ThyroidPower.com, and has a weekly inspirational radio show called WOMANPOWER, The Art and Science of Female Vitality.
How to Sleep Really Well When You Have ADHD!
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70% of adults with ADHD have problems with sleep. The annoying thing about the lack of sleep, is that it makes your ADHD symptoms worse! You feel more scattered, it is harder to focus and pay attention, your memory is worse, and you lack that ‘can do’ attitude.
The good news is that even if you have been having problems sleeping since childhood, change is possible. With some slight adjustments, you can start sleeping really well.
- Learn how to make yourself go bed, even if there are 101 things you would rather be doing than sleeping.
- Hear strategies you can use to fall asleep within minutes of climbing into bed. No more feeling bored and restless waiting for sleep to arrive.
- You’ll know what do to do if you wake up in the middle of the night so you can go back to sleep ASAP.
- Techniques to wake up easily with your alarm and arrive on time for your morning appointments.
Jacqueline has worked in the healthcare industry for over twenty years. She is a registered nurse and has a degree in psychology, a certificate in counseling and is a Coach U graduate.
For the past 11 years she has coached adults with ADHD in her private practice in Montreal, Canada.
Jacqueline is the ADD, ADHD Expert at About.com. Her own blog, UntappedBrilliance.com, is an award winning website. It was named one of the “Top ADHD Blogs of 2015,” by Heathline and “Best of the Web Blog” by Psych Central.
Her book, Untapped Brilliance: How To Reach Your Full Potential As An Adult With ADHD, was described as, ‘Brilliant’ by Dr. Ned Hallowell, and ‘A little gem’ by Dr. Gabor Mate.
Jacqueline helps clients manage their ADHD with a variety of strategies, including lifestyle changes (such as: sleep and diet) and practical skills. “When ADHD symptoms are managed, you can achieve the success you know you are capable of, in all areas of your life!”
Your Next Steps: Putting This All Together Into a Plan of Action!
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Holistic and comprehensive management of ADHD is an achievable goal! When all areas of our lives are “nourished” with supportive “ingredients” we can soar!
But it can be confusing and maybe even overwhelming to know where to begin to make these changes. Just how do you go about forming a plan to make changes in the areas of your life where you need support? How do you makes changes that last?
There is more than one way to go about forming new habits and making changes. Even realizing that there are different ways to make changes can be overwhelming or even paralyzing!
This talk will provide you with guidance for putting a comprehensive ADHD management plan into action!
By the end of this talk you will understand:
- Several approaches to making lasting changes and how to select the best approach for you
- How to leverage your natural processing style as a super power to make changes
- How to prioritize what area of your life to begin with when making permanent changes
- The types of structure and support women need to make lasting, sustained changes in their lives
- How to develop your own, unique ADHD Success Plan!
About Dr. Miller
Dr. Kari Miller, ADHD coach and board certified educational therapist, helps women conquer their biggest ADHD challenges. She assists women in getting focused, organized, and motivated so they get unstuck, finish what they start, and accomplish more every day!
Dr. Miller leverages her expertise as an educational psychologist and learning specialist to help women find unique and exciting strategies for managing their ADHD challenges.
Through her group and individual coaching programs, she encourages and inspires women to set their sights high and make big changes in their lives!
Dr. Miller has a PhD in Educational Psychology and Mathematical Statistics, a master’s degree in Learning Disabilities, Gifted Education and Educational Diagnosis, and a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Behavior Disorders.
“I don’t have ADHD, I have always been super organized and on top of things.
The reason I get where you’re coming from is because I have a physical disability that challenges me every day in my mobility. I understand how much harder you have to work to be in control of your life because I have to work so hard just to walk and do other basic movements that most people do effortlessly.
I rebounded from a health setback that actually lasted 10 years. When I healed enough to return to work, I obtained a PhD with distinction in educational psychology and mathematical statistics. I became an entrepreneur and started my own successful company. I have been working with adults and young people who have ADHD and learning disabilities for almost thirty years.
That’s why I “get where you’re coming from” and that’s why I can be so helpful to you. I understand the challenges you are facing, because I’ve overcome profound challenges in my own life.”
– Dr. Kari Miller