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. Each week, 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.

Episodes

May 10, 2021 35 min

In this episode, I am excited to welcome back Dr. Ned Hallowell back on the show, this time we are talking about his new book ADHD 2.0.  We do a deep dive into a couple of key areas in his book:

  • Why he likes to change the name from ADHD to VAST (Variable Attention Stimulus Trait), he explains why we do not have a deficit of attention.  How if we manage ADHD it can enhance our lives and can become your superpower.
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    In this episode, I introduce the 3rd discipline of Self-Mastery "Conscious Choice" another key concept that we really need to pay attention to in order to get out of autopilot and into the driver's seat.

    I hope you are able to put some of the insights into practice and see a shift in your approach when it comes to decision-making.

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    In this episode, I wanted to introduce you to Brian Fanzo, who shares his journey of a late in life diagnosis.

    I was so inspired by his passion for life, family, and most importantly self-compassion as he moves through ADHD in adulthood.

    Key points:

  • Journey of ADHD diagnosis as an adult and his perspective and later how he is supporting his child’s diagnosis of ADHD.
  • Brian shares how he sees his ADHD as a superpower and feels l...
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    In this episode, I am introducing the second principle of self-mastery "acceptance"

    I am excited to do a deep dive into this concept and over the next few episodes, I will share other concepts that really provide a framework on tapping into your full potential while using your ADHD as your best asset.

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    In this episode, I am talking about the power of awareness and the depth and layers of it when it comes to awareness of ourselves, our environment, people, and situations.

    I am excited to do a deep dive into this concept and over the next few episodes, I will share other concepts that really provide a framework on tapping into your full potential while using your ADHD as your best asset.

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    In this episode, I talk about the vicious circle that I see when it comes to avoiding tasks that we just do not feel the urge to complete however we end up creating new ones because we love to put out fires. I recall the days where I used to proactively look for new problems and fires to put and now I realize I was doing that because I was bored and needed stimulations. However, what I didn't realize at that time was I was not ...

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    From time to time I like to showcase and interview professionals who are managing and thriving with ADHD. Each of us has our own special ways of managing and learning to live with a unique brain wiring. It was my pleasure to have Amber Duffney on my show where she shares her story and how she manages her business, her family while making an impact in young women's lives.

    Amber Duffney is a Certified Professional Coach, having ...

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    In this episode, I talk with Dr. Phil Parker, mind-body connection expert, about the automated programs that we have developed over time in our brain and their impact on our day-to-day life, and ways that we can reprogram our thoughts to really take control of our brain. key highlights Importance of Managing our State of mind and how to shift to useful states to optimally manage the way we respond to situations. The power of lan...
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    In this episode, my friend and colleague Brooke Schnittman talk about the importance of community, especially for those of us who may have never felt like we belonged because we are a little different. There is something absolutely magical when I found my ADHD community, for the first time in my life I truly feel like I can be myself and I know that I have a kick-ass community that has my back and gets me.

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    Prior to my diagnosis of ADHD, I always wondered why my emotions were always so intense. Once I learned that Adults with ADHD have emotional regulation challenges my whole approach to understanding and managing my emotions has been life-changing.

    In this episode, I invited back ADHD/Attention Coach Jeff Copper, to share his views on Emotional Dysregulation and also share my perspective on this topic. Midway through this talk we a...

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    We all can agree that there is no shortage of productivity, task management, personal routine apps!

    But did you know about this one app that is designed with the ADHD brain wiring in mind and makes routines come to life in a new way.

    I am delighted to introduce to Brili, and in fact it has been around for a few years, the team has evolved the app to do so much more and share their exciting news on the episode.

    In this episode I ...

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    My guest David Giwerc, Master Certified ADHD Coach, Entrepreneur, Founder/President of the ADD Coach Academy, shared a very powerful statement during this episode, “when you identify your strengths, you're identifying a natural, innate talent and a way of creating excellence consistently in your life. But that's not enough because, without the sustaining mechanism, Or the source that activates that strength, those strengths...

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    Today, we’re discussing: -How he went from dyslexic student with terrible grades in English to successful author, publishing multiple NYT best-selling books each year -The powerful quote shared over 37,000,000 times that’s guaranteed to give you a boost of motivation -The distinction between counsel & opinion, and why you MUST understand the difference -A surprising tool to help you connect with top thought leaders and get...

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    We all know that when it comes to Relationships/Marriage it is a bumpy ride, now let’s make it even bumpier when one or both partners have ADHD.

    My guest Melissa Orlov, a relationship consultant, talks about the impacts of ADHD on Marriage.

    She covered some key topics such as:

  • ADHD entrepreneurs working with non-ADHD partner, pressures that it creates, and some possible solutions
  • How both partners can create opportunities that ar...
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    One thing I've learned about working with my ADHD clients, especially business owners and professionals is that they have the need/urge to do everything themselves and are very reluctant to ask for support.

    Even though they are truly gifted in so many ways and highly capable of taking on a lot, it does eventually catch up to them and that's one of the reasons they end up in my coaching practice. Deligation or Asking for s...

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    There are three representations of ADHD

  • Combined Presentation: if enough symptoms of both criteria inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity were present for the past 6 months
  • Predominantly Inattentive Presentation: if enough symptoms of inattention, but not hyperactivity-impulsivity, were present for the past six months
  • Predominantly Hyperactive-Impulsive Presentation: if enough symptoms of hyperactivity-impulsivity, but not inatte...
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    On today’s episode, we’re joined by special guest, ADHD, and Attention coach, also the host of Attention Talk Radio, Jeff Copper. We’re discussing memory, and specifically working memory: the ability to hold thoughts in your mind, organize them, and sequence them, without forgetting them.

    This topic is hugely important for people with ADHD, but it’s not always talked about.

    We’ll explore:

  • Why focus and attention issues are only ...
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    January 8, 2021 1 min
    A mini update
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    My transition from corporate life to becoming a solopreneur has been one of the most interesting, fulfilling, challenging, and rewarding thing I have taken on.⁠ ⁠ In this episode, ⁠I share the difference between a mindset of a scattered solopreneur v.s. Focused solopreneur, with you. By no means, am I perfect in the way I run my business but over the years, one thing that I made sure of is to walk the talk and also to share wit...

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    December 21, 2020 25 min

    In this episode, I am addressing wellbeing and recent news about my health. I am going to share with you how I am approaching this news and also will be sharing some tools and prompts. If you are dealing with any health issues currently I welcome you to download the worksheet that I mention in this episode. Sometimes it helps when we have the right questions to get us curious about what we are really feeling and thinking when it...

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