Desperately fed up at my consultancy business, I decided that ADHD coach training would help me personally and offer me a new career path. Within only months of my ADHD diagnosis, I was training to be an ADHD coach and had sold my half of the business to my relieved business partner – to end my twenty year computing-industry career. Within a year I was nearly trained as an ADHD Coach and had started coaching. I was divorced and living in a new apartment, co-parenting my daughter and my new life started.
I set up SimplyWellbeing as a one-stop ADHD organisation for adults with ADHD. I worked hard to bring together independent ADHD professionals: psychiatrists, researchers, charities, support groups and therapists to offer comprehensive support. Over the last fourteen years I have helped many seek their adult ADHD diagnosis and even set up and ran an Adult ADHD Diagnosis Centre in central London.
For five years I hosted a large ADHD adult support group, growing from 6 to over 40 regular attendees, called “Share & Tear” Adult ADHD Support Group, moving as we grew from Chiswick, to Hammersmith, to University College London and finally to my clinic near Waterloo. I went on to run “ADHD Expert Talks” at University College London where a wide range of experts from specialist psychiatrists, to professional organisers, nutritionists and authors like Melissa Orlov, The “ADHD Effect on Marriage”, entertained a lively audience of ADHD guests. I have delivered many presentations at support groups, conferences and workshops for ADHD adults, professionals and teachers.
Today my focus is mainly on coaching, having coached over three hundred ADHD adults, with nearly 10,000 hours helping them live more effective, fulfilled and happier lives. I am so busy today that I have had to start a waiting list. In what I have of my spare free time I am currently working on a highly interactive series of ADHD self-coaching modules, called Breaking down your ADHD. The irony of my several years delay in finally producing the initial module on procrastination, is not lost on me! My health is good, my work and private life is aligned with my ADHD personality, my wellbeing is simply great.