I am Andrew Lewis, I coach Adults with ADHD/ADD full-time for my living. Here’s some relevant background about me. My coaching qualifications are given in my coaching Q&A, but they include a messed up BSc Physics degree, graduation from the ADD Coach Academy, qualified NLP Practitioner (but mainly forgotten) and an incomplete half Psychology degree from Open University.
Further related experience is in setting up and running several ADHD support groups and even a clinic for several years: ADHD Tear & Share Support Group London, ADHD Expert Talks UCL, ADHD Women’s Coaching Group and the Cambian Adult ADHD Diagnostic Centre in London. The wisdom gained from talking with and helping other ADHD adults, either met briefly at conferences and support groups, or coached sometimes for years is invaluable.
Previous work and life experience can bring an extra dimension to ADHD coaching. I have ten years experience of studying my own ADHD, with decades before then trying to puzzle it all out. I have eleven years as a single dad. I have twenty years experience as an IT professional and set up five businesses. I achieved at school but struggled big time at university.
I have been painfully diagnosed ADHD three times with many disappointedly aborted trials of ADHD medications. I have turned around some serious long-term, ill-health challenges too.
Today I offer ADHD / ADD coaching for adults and offer this short personal history. Like you, I too have travelled a bumpy ADHD highway. Though I’m sure my life does not match yours, I am equally sure that being ADHD/ADD – we have a lot in common.