Proudly ADHD at work and in business

Proudly ADHD at work and in business

Welcome to Proudly ADHD at Work and in Business with host Certified Executive Coach, Cathy Rashidian! If you’re a professional or entrepreneur and suspect you have Adult ADHD or have been recently diagnosed, this is the podcast for you. I bring you the latest in ADHD science, expert interviews, success stories, practical strategies, and much more. My goal is to help you understand how to work with your ADHD brain instead of struggling against it, so you can tame that inner fire and unlock your potential for a more fulfilling career and personal life.


December 9, 2022 48 mins

In this episode I am speaking with Melissa Doman, MA, Author of Yes, You Can Talk About Mental Health at Work (Here’s Why And How To Do It Really Well).

We talk about mental health in the workplace and why now more than ever this is so important to be talked about in the workplace. 

Her book is a fantastic handbook on how to approach this sensitive conversation in the workplace.  We addres...

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Discussing the hormonal fluctuation's impact on ADHD and women is one of the most important episodes I have recorded on the Proudly ADHD Podcast.  Conversations on this topic need to continue and be amplified.   

I truly believe so many women diagnosed with ADHD suffer in silence from the negative impacts of, Puberty, Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), PMS (premenstrual syndrome), Perimenopause, and Menopause. As these hormona...

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Those with ADHD brain wiring feel emotions intensely, it actually may feel like we are constantly living in a state of emotional flood. In this state, all we can do is be on guard, be defensive and look for ways to survive and push through. No wonder we are not able to get shi%t done! 

In this episode, I am delighted to have Tamara Rosier Ph.D., back with us where she shares an effective tool for managing our big emotions so that w...

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In this episode, I open up about my personal story about seeking support to further manage my ADHD through Trauma Therapy.  I knew that this method of therapy was going to be effective and I have always been a huge advocate of therapy but what I didn’t expect was the rapid results that I experienced.       


“In total, some 20–50% of children with a history of Childhood Trauma have clinica...

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ADHD and Burnout!!! I can not get enough of this topic, so I decided to have a candid conversation about it with my special guest Brendan Mahan, host of ADHD Essentials Podcast and ADHD Coach.  

“Is it the Fish or the Water? Is the fish sick because the fish is sick? or is the fish sick, Because it's swimming in a toxic ocean.” Brendan unpacks this concept so beautifully in this episode. (Yes we do get i...

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It was my absolute pleasure to have this candid, most genuine conversation with Dan Roth.   He is so damn relatable and lays down some serious truth about job hunting and recruiting for professionals with ADHD.


“I don't think that job seekers should be so desperate to take any job that they can. Now I understand that finances are. I am not saying that it is not difficult, but if we do a b...

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In this episode, I had the pleasure of sitting with Yakini Pierce, discussing her journey with ADHD as a parent.  

Yakini Pierce is a mom with ADHD that has two children, both with ADHD. She has an MBA and degrees in engineering and mass communications, but her strong passion is advocating for parents that have children with ADHD, parents, and adults in general that have ADHD through her ADHD Love platform.

I enjoyed listening to h...

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“Rather than be defined by a label, I choose to challenge the boundaries of its perceived limitations.” Shawn Smith


I had the pleasure of speaking with Shawn Smith, M.Ed., CCC about ADHD, ASD and his personal journey with it all, and how he supports his clients as a counselor/therapist. 

This conversion was such a delight, Shawn has an amazing way to capture your attention a...

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In this episode I speak with Tamara Rosier, Ph.D. about her new book, Your Brain’s Not Broken: Strategies for Navigating Your Emotions and Life with ADHD. 

In Your Brain’s Not Broken, Tamara Rosier, Ph.D., founder of the ADHD Center in West Michigan, shares how those with ADHD can create new thinking habits, identify unhelpful thoughts and emotional patterns, and apply strategies to change them. “Seeing how the ADHD brain works dif...

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November 23, 2021 12 mins

In this episode, Coach Cathy shares an update on the podcast and some personal reflections on her journey as a coach and mental health advocate. She also offers some tips and insights on how to stay motivated and focused on your goals.

Segment 1: Podcast Update (0:43) Cathy gives listeners an update on the podcast and shares some exciting news about upcoming guests and topics. She also invites listeners to share their feedback and ...

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We’re back with another research review! In this episode, we cover the findings in a paper titled “Females with ADHD: An expert consensus statement taking a lifespan approach providing guidance for the identification and treatment of attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder in girls and women" 

Questions explored include: ADHD symptoms in girls/women - are they different? How might this affect rates of diagnosis? How might ADHD tr...

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In this episode, I am delighted to be reviewing the book, "Taking Charge of Adult ADHD", - 2nd edition with author Russell Barkley, PhD.   

This is a must-have book for all adults with ADHD! and a must-listen conversation 

We talked about:

- Latest research in ADHD

- Medication and ADHD - what's on the horizon

- Emotional dysregulation 

- How to move past the diagnosis and take charge of your ADHD and sooo much more. 

Be sure to or...

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In today’s episode, we have Dr. Ian Macnaughton, Ergos Institute of Somatic Education Faculty Member. We explored trauma and ADHD, somatic experiencing, and the importance of small cycles of completion (bonus interactive demo of somatic experiencing at the end 😏).


Detailed show notes: 

In today’s episode, we have Dr. Ian Macnaughton, Ergos Institute Faculty Member. We talked about: 

  • Trauma and AD...
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In today’s episode, we speak with Trey Vives, an entrepreneur in the jewellery and lifestyle industry. Among many topics, we talk about his encounters with suicidal thoughts and how faith saved him, why he views his diagnosis as getting a playbook to his brain, and self-sabotage in pursuit of success.


Detailed show notes:

In today’s episode, we speak with Trey Vives , an entrepreneur in the jew...

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  • In today’s episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with a therapist and fellow ADHD coach Inger Shaye Colzie. Among other things, we talked about IngerShaye’s late-in-life diagnosis, how she went from pursuing law to cosmetology to therapy, and her advice for other black women with ADHD.

Detailed show notes: 

In today’s episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with a therapist and fellow ADHD...

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In today’s episode, we’re deep-diving into a study exploring the links between ADHD and Social Sensitivity! Why might people with ADHD have a higher sense of justice? What does the evidence tell us? Tune in to find out.



In today’s episode we’re deep-diving into a study by

The Kind Nature Behind the Unsocial Semblance: ADHD and Justice Sensitivity—A Pilot Study


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In today’s episode, we talk about connection! How do you connect with yourself, the people around you, and your life? What are the impediments to achieving these connections? Why bother? We answer these questions and more. 


Detailed show notes:

  • How to connect with yourself, and how you will feel and operate as a consequence. [2:31]
  • Link to #71 Authenticity - Normalizin...
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In today’s episode we have a heartfelt conversation with Zara, Dr. of Pharmacy. We talked about: 

  • Her late-in-life diagnosis of ADHD, barriers to diagnosis, and the effects of medication on her day-to-day [0:52]
  • Life after diagnosis and medication [6:55]
  • Zara’s go-to tools for focus, productivity, and calm. Understanding the dopaminergic effe...
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In this episode, we explore the topic of confidence: 

  • What is confidence? Where does it actually come from? How growing up with ADHD might affect us subconsciously in our adulthood [1:31]
  • The different levels of confidence and how it manifests in our behavior. Fear, competition, challenge avoidance, and our ability to see opportunities [5:59]
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