Proudly ADHD at work and in business

Proudly ADHD at work and in business

By Cathy Rashidian, CPC
Diagnosed late in life with Adult ADHD?

What's your next move? 1. Suffer, be a victim to the diagnosis. 2. Avoid the ADHD diagnosis. 3. Change the diagnosis. 4. Alter your experience of the diagnosis. 5. Accept the diagnosis.
If you are a professional or own a business and want to focus on the strengths of your ADHD brain this podcast is for you.

You learned about your ADHD late in life. It's a hard pill to swallow but it also can be your new blueprint on how to manage your brain. In this podcast, I hope to connect, educate, and inspire you to manage your ADHD brain and take control.
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Episode #31: Managing your ADHD while running a Business | Guest: JP Holecka
In this episode, I talk to JP Holecka, CEO & founder of a Digital Agency in Vancouver Canada. He shares his story of late in life diagnosed with ADHD while running a successful Digital Agency. Prior to his ADHD diagnosis, he felt so alone and “deficient”, after his diagnosis he felt a huge relief that he is not alone and there are ways to manage his brain. For a while, he took no action about his ADHD diagnosis until he reached a tipping point in his business. He chose to take control of his brain and decided to take action. He reached out to me for coaching and today he shares his transformation. JP talks about how he tackled his Dyslexia diagnosis in his 20s and saw the benefits of choosing to manage it and decided to choose to learn tools and strategies to manage his ADHD. He shares his experience before and after coaching and the change of his perception around his approach to task, leadership, goals, and focuses on how to make the most of his strengths. JP is now thriving with his ADHD and is a more inspiring leader to his team. As you listen to this episode it is important to note that the tools and strategies that JP talks about are his very unique way of managing ADHD. We got there by working together and helping him see his true strengths and how he can use them to make the most of his day. Through ADHD Coaching, you can come up with your own unique solutions to manage your brain, understand how to use your strengths to achieve your goals, and remove the negative self-talk that holds you back from getting the results you have been striving towards. More about JP Holecka, Founder and CEO of POWERSHiFTER JP heads the vision and strategic direction of POWERSHiFTER.  For over 30 years, he has been solving design, communications, and digital product challenges for clients such as Energizer, Deloitte, Mattel, TELUS, FitBit, and Western Union.
33:44
August 11, 2020
#30: ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment | Guest: Dr. Rannie Tao
In this episode, I speak with my family physician Dr. R. Tao. W discuss ADHD diagnosis/assessment, especially in adults. I felt it was important that I bring her on my show to give a perspective from a Physician who has gone above and beyond to understand ADHD and be able to recognize the signs in her patients and empower them to manage their mental health. we covered the following areas: Stressors and symptoms How anxiety or other mood disorders go hand in hand with ADHD and it is important to assess for ADHD Dr. Tao mentions the ASRS - adult ADHD self-report scale. The ASRS touches on symptoms of hyperactivity and symptoms of impulsivity in inattention. “It's one of the easiest scales we can administer in the office setting. It doesn't take too much time. And I do often find if somebody does have ADHD, when they go over that scale, they say to me, Oh, this is exactly me.” Women and ADHD and how often they are not diagnosed till adulthood. ADHD treatments - she goes deep into her strategy on medication approach and also talks about the non-medication route, nutrition, coaching, counseling, and much more. Risks of untreated ADHD, especially in children who were not diagnosed and later on will struggle in adulthood. She gives great examples here at @15:00min mark. be sure to listen to the end as she has an inspiring message for those who are late in life diagnosed with ADHD. About Dr. Rannie Tao: Rannie received her Medical Degree from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada after completing an undergraduate degree specializing in Pharmacology. She then completed her Family Medicine Residency in Vancouver, with a special interest in mental health, chronic pain, and geriatric medicine. Rannie enjoys being a family doctor because she is able to journey alongside her patients and families, learning with them, while providing a continuity of care. Rannie views herself as a patient’s sidekick, providing education and guidance so that they become engaged and informed in caring for their own health over time. Remember to connect with my on Instagram @proudlyadhd_coachcathy  or connect with me on Linkedin @cathyrashidian  If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to subscribe and leave a review, I love to hear how this show is helping you better understand ADHD 
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August 4, 2020
#29: ADHD and dynamics of meaningful friendships | Co-host: Sherri Cannon
This episode is one honest back and forth between ADHD Coach and my good friend Sherri Cannon, and me. We each have some aha’s and do some existential pandemic pondering. Sherri talks about the hairballs of unresolved stuff in our past that can block growth and stop us from becoming better versions of ourselves. Then we talk about the times we want to let go and vent to a friend, but instead, tell ourselves how together or busy our friend is – who are we to complain? Self-compassion and curiosity (which Cathy has been making friends with recently ) are essential. These keep us from endless ruminating and all those mental self-beatings. At 22 mins, you might relate to our experience about the challenges for ADDers in making friends AND the goodness of discovering that lots of different types of friendships feed us. Stay around (@33mins) for the close as we dive into a whole new topic on cognitive hangovers and talk about what kind of help our uniquely wired brains most need from us. We felt that this was an important conversation to be shared publicly, as we often see this topic come up in our work with ADHD brains. So we hope that this conversation sparks a new insight for you and also know that you are not alone making sense of your complex brain wiring, we see you, we feel your struggle and are here to support you.  Connect with Sherri Cannon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherricannon/   Connect with Cathy Rashidian: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathyrashidian/
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July 29, 2020
#28: Shift in perspective with ADHD Coaching | audio clip of a coaching call
What is ADHD coaching? how does it work? how can someone with ADHD benefit from coaching? These are some of the questions I had when I was diagnosed and I now see it come up often in the ADHD community online. In this episode, I share a snippet of an actual ADHD coaching session that I facilitated. Pls note that this person has ADHD , is not a client of mine, they agreed to be on the show/recording and wanted to experience ADHD coaching. The session starts with her wanting to address her lack of motivation - as the session progressed we talked about her values, then in the middle of the call you hear a shift in her energy as we got deeper into her values. She has a shift in perspective when she realizes the root of lack of motivation is that she has been avoiding what truly makes her happy which are tied to her values. As you listen to this coaching session, do you relate to what she is going through (I know I did)? This is just a short snippet of how coaching can really bring out the best in you and help you realize what is the root cause of what is holding you back. ADHD or not, we all have our stories/reasons/excuses until you take the time and dissect what is really holding you back, you will continue to get in your own way of success and even management of your ADHD. I am so honoured to be part of these shift in perspective with my clients and in this call it was my pleasure to help and witness this young lady experience a shift in mindset.  I want thank my guest for sharing her story with us, she was such a star and so open to seeing new possibilities. My coaching is a partnership where I design a plan based on the your agenda – coaching takes what’s inside and translates it into outer goals that you accomplish step-by-step. I hope this snippet gives you more insight into the endless possibilities of how ADHD Coaching can benefit you. p.s. When you feel unmotivated, direction less, chances are you are not fully living by your values. Grab my free values assessment workbook and find your true north. https://www.readysetchoose.com/adhd-free-tools
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July 22, 2020
#27: Your ADHD can be asset by learning more about it | Guest: Dr. Ned Hallowell
It was an absolute pleasure to talk to Dr. Ned Hallowell in this special mini-episode.  When I got my diagnosis of ADHD, the first book that I picked up on ADHD was Driven to Distraction (audiobook) by Dr. Hallowell. This book provided so much insight and clarity into my ADHD and for the first time, I didn’t feel alone in my head. Since then I have been listening to his podcast and continuing to follow his work on ADHD. I am super excited to share this episode with you and truly grateful that he accepted my invitation to come to my show.  We talked about how to adjust to new working conditions Ie. working from home. He talked about the importance of creating meaningful connections. The value of working with a coach to manage your ADHD, to disclose or not about your ADHD in the workplace, and finally his point of view on what steps to take if you have been diagnosed late in life with ADHD. About: Edward (Ned) Hallowell, M.D., is a board-certified child and adult psychiatrist, a thought leader, a NY Times bestselling author (including the 1994 Driven to Distraction that sparked a revolution in our understanding of ADHD), a world-renowned keynote speaker and a leading authority in the field of ADHD. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School and was a Harvard Medical School faculty member for 21 years.  He is the Founder of The Hallowell Centers in Boston MetroWest, New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle and the host of the popular Distraction podcast. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube, and sign up for his free monthly e-newsletter by texting drhallowell to 22828. I would love it if you left me a comment about how my podcast has been helping you with managing your ADHD. Connect with me on Linkedin - Cathy Rashidian Follow me on Instagram for tips and insights @proudlyadhd_coachcathy
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July 13, 2020
#26: Neurodiverse brains can be gamechangers in organizations | Guest: Rick Fiery
In this episode, I talk with Rick Fiery who is the co-founder of InventiveLabs which is located in Amesbury, Massachusetts. InventiveLabs is a research lab and business incubator that helps people with learning differences find their passions and take a gap year, explore careers or create a new business in an all-accepting environment. We talk about the following points Why companies need to start thinking differently about talent recruitment and the benefits of modifying the hiring process so that it is more inclusive, especially when it comes to neurodiversity. He shares success stories on how they were able to gain a competitive edge by embracing a neurodiverse talent pool in his startups.  He shares his approach in tapping and creating an omni-brain team to make the most of his team which was pivotal to the success of the startups he ran. He talks about how Inventivelabs helps those who want to take the entrepreneurship route and how to work best with their ADHD brain and helping them define their strengths and weaknesses and aim it in the right place. How to pick the right career environment that suits your needs and brain function how organizations may potentially be excluding the Gamechangers from their businesses. There is so much depth in this conversation with Rick, I encourage you to listen to the entire episode to get the full picture of the benefits of neurodiversity in the workplace. Rick Fiery's TEDx talk - Capturing necessary brilliance: Learning differences unleashed! | Rick Fiery | TEDxAmoskeagMillyard More about Rick Fiery: He is the co-founder of InventiveLabs.org which is located in Amesbury, Massachusetts. InventiveLabs is a research lab and business incubator that helps people with learning differences find their passions and take a gap year, explore careers, or create a new business in an all-accepting environment. Rick has a passion for helping young adults with learning differences find alternative paths to success and believes with the right environment and supports, people with learning differences can achieve substantial success. Prior to InventiveLabs, Rick was the CEO of several startup companies that he created and grew before selling them to strategic buyers. One of his software companies grew to where it had subsidiaries in 6 countries and products sold in over 60 countries. He also ran the finance department for a large multinational software company generating over $330 million before departing to do another startup. Rick has a Bachelors and Masters in civil engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business. Don't forget to rate this show Follow me on Instagram @produlyadhd_CoachCathy 
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June 30, 2020
#25: Workarounds to manage ADHD in the workplace. Do they work?
In this episode my co-host Sherri Cannon and I talk about some of the common challenges professionals with ADHD can face in the workplace. they often want to know if they can be themselves – you know --bring their best work,  make their best contribution inside an organization. When they look for answers, they usually focus on masking, laboring in private, working in unorthodox yet highly effective ways for them, but they often do it out of sight for fear (from valid life experience) that they'll be viewed as…weird They focus on these lifelong “workarounds” much more than they do on proactively making their environment work for them. In the long run, this will turn to lead to overwhelm, burn-out, or even resigning without much notice. We address questions such as: Can you really accept your ADHD and be able to work to your best potential? We know the importance of being authentic but how do you do it in a way that comes from a place of strengths? You can connect with Sherri Cannon and learn more about her, visit: https://www.beyondthebellcurve.life/ Please don't forget to leave us a comment and also rate the show, I am always looking for ways to improve each episode.  Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @proudlyadhd_coachcathy  hmfFJrWokixLAm40VMlC
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June 25, 2020
#24: How to stay calm in times of big emotions | Guest: Dr. Jody Carrington
Get ready for a jam-packed episode full of light bulb moments with, its funny, loud, and extremely informative. Get your note pad ready cause you want to take notes on - Emotional regulation, Trauma, you are wired for hard times! I talked with my special guest Dr. Jody, she is a dynamic speaker, with so much passion and loads of powerful messages. She talks about emotional regulation, “how to stay calm in times of big emotion”. How to manage our emotions we when are losing our mind. Due to our unique wiring, we tend to lose our minds much quicker and have a hard time managing our emotions.  She gives a few tips on how to manage our emotions (name it to tame it) and also how to teach it to our children. We also talked about trauma and the impact on the neurodiverse brain. She talks about the 10 experiences that could cause trauma before the age of 18 and how it can affect you in adulthood. This portion of the episode is a must listen to. Be sure to listen to the end as she has a very important message for adults with ADHD. You will want to listen to this episode a few times, it is that informative and engaging. How to stay calm in times of big emotion About Dr. Jody Carrington: Over the past 15 years, Dr. Jody Carrington has assessed, treated, educated, and empowered some of our most vulnerable and precious souls on the planet. She is a child psychologist by trade, but Jody rarely treats kids. The answer lies, she believes, in the people who hold them. Especially when kids have experienced trauma, that’s when they need big people the most. Some of her favorites include educators, parents, first responders, and foster parents. Jody has shifted the way they think and feel about the holy work that they do. Before Jody started her own practice and speaking across the country, she worked at the Alberta Children’s Hospital on the inpatient and day treatment units where she held families with some of the difficult stories. They taught her the most important lesson: we are wired to do hard things. We can handle those hard things so much easier when we remember this: we are wired for connection. This all started when Jody received her Bachelor of Arts with Distinction from the University of Alberta. She completed a year-long internship with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during that time and worked alongside families struggling with chronic illness at the Ronald McDonald House. She received her Master’s degree in Psychology at the University of Regina and completed her Ph.D. there as well, before completing her residency in Nova Scotia. Her first book, Kids These Days: A Game Plan for (Re)Connecting with those we Teach, Lead & Love, came out in 2019 and sold 20,000 copies in just three months. It is now on Amazon’s Best Sellers List. Mentioned References: Dan Seigel - Dr. Dan Siegel's Hand Model of the Brain - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-m2YcdMdFw Dr. Vincent Felitti - https://acestoohigh.com/2012/10/03/the-adverse-childhood-experiences-study-the-largest-most-important-public-health-study-you-never-heard-of-began-in-an-obesity-clinic/ Uxp5YHEdzzrrSAfVAzIL
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June 15, 2020
#23: Neurodiversity Career Platform | Guest: Alex Corner
In this episode I talk to the founder of Alex Corner, Founder of Amforus.com, “The World's First Platform Connecting Talented Candidates with Dyslexia, ADHD, or Autism With Inclusive Companies That Assess Skills, Experience and Not Education, or Interview Techniques.” Alex shares his personal story of his late in life diagnosis of ADHD and saw the opportunity to create a career platform for job seekers who are neurodiverse and match up with the organizations who are ready to work with their unique skill set. some of the points of this conversation: you can have an even more successful career once you really understand your brain wiring better and how to seek out careers that you are best suited for. What organizations need to do in order to tap into the neurodiverse talent pool, taking a truly inclusive approach during the interview process. Take the time to really understand the candidate and their strengths. about Alex Corner: Alex Corner is a financial services and technology sales, business development executive, entrepreneur, and investor. He started his career on Wall Street and was responsible for managing multiple global businesses using his creative innovative idea to launch some of the most successful revenue-producing platforms. After a 20 year Wall Street career across the UK, Hong Kong, and settling in the USA, Alex transitioned from front office trading into technology, selling digital transformation solutions to multi-cloud environments, event-driven, and streaming data. (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS, DaaS) migrating companies to modern architecture. During the decision for a career change, he was diagnosed with adult dyslexia and ADHD, which had prevented him from completing college, and ruled out specific jobs. Fortunately, he was able to rely on experience and network. Reflecting on the experience, he studied hiring techniques, criteria, and behavioral neurodiverse analysis. Watching his son demonstrate creativity, test results ignored and witnessed people who had tremendous coding skills rejected due to poor interview techniques. This got Alex working on solving a problem, how were people without a track record, or exceptional grades, a global network going to secure a job they love without the grades or degree companies required, although they had tremendous talent. – This is why Amforus.com was created.
30:48
June 8, 2020
#22: How to embrace Neurodiversity in the workplace | Guest: Margaux Joffe
In this episode, my guest Margaux Joffe is sharing the journey of her ADHD diagnosis in her late twenties.   More importantly what she shares is how she went about creating awareness/acceptance of ADHD in her workplace and created a resource group within her organization for those with Neurodiverse Brain wiring.   Her story is beyond inspirational and a great example that once we embrace our unique brain wiring we can not only be a success but also create change to end the stigma of Neurodiversity.  About Margaux Joffe: She is an award-winning producer and accessibility professional using the power of media to positively impact society.  After her diagnosis of ADHD in her late twenties, she started to share what she had learned and founded kaleidoscopesociety.com a community to empower women with ADHD to not only better understand their diverse brain but also to lean on each other as a collective. Margaux is on a mission to end ADHD stigma and empower all minds.  In 2017, she expanded her impact to the workplace where she lead the creation of the first Neurodiversity Employee Resource Group at Yahoo and Verizon Media. In two years she scaled the group to a global network of support for employees in over 35 offices around the world.   www.margauxjoffe.com
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May 22, 2020
#21: Character traits of ADHD in the workplace | Co-host - Sherri Cannon
**This is an audio recording of a recent Linked-in Video Post** This content is intended for HR and Team Leaders  When we work with business function leaders to build ADHD literacy, they often want to know how to actually recognize signs of real ADHD versus societal ADHD…so that they can respond with timely, effective strategies or questions.  In this clip, my colleague Sherri Cannon, PCC, and I will share a few facts that can help you better understand ADHD in the workplace.    Did you know  ⇨ Around 8% of the world population has ADHD and has had it since childhood – diagnosed or not.   ⇨ In fact, as we get better at diagnosing kids, more and more adults realize they’ve lived life with a brain they didn’t understand and couldn’t explain to others.   We all can agree that when it comes to inclusion of the mind each person is unique and therefore has a unique set of needs in order to feel engaged and valued in the organization.   Without strategic attention to the neurodiversity of their talent, an organization can easily become home to groupthink, petty internal politics and a sleep-inducing culture of apathy.   Neuroscience breakthroughs of just the past 20 years now enable us to separate fact from fiction and to wisely, compassionately optimize the unique workplace contributions of individuals with ADHD.  #adhd #diversityandinclusion  Connect with Sherri Cannon: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sherricannon/  Connect with Cathy Rashidian: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathyrashidian/
11:00
May 15, 2020
#20: Finding your passion does not always equal happiness!
In this episode, I talk about why following your passion or that idea that is so inspiring may not always lead to long term happiness or fulfillment.  If You are at a crossroads to start a new career or business venture, you may be inspired by some ideas and things you have always wanted to do.  I would say take your next few steps carefully.  I often hear "but I thought this new career was the one"  or "the new business I started was going to be a success but, I am struggling" .   One simple step that most of us don't pay attention to is giving enough time and attention to understanding our strengths and what we are really good at.  I go deeper into this concept in this episode. 
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April 7, 2020
#19: Personal Reflection in times of uncertainty
In this episode, I share my personal reflection on what we are facing around the world and how I am showing up in the midst of uncertainty. 
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March 20, 2020
#18: Is your Brain wiring holding you back at work? | Guest: Sherri Cannon
In this episode, I speak with Executive Coach, and Faculty member of ADD Coach Acadamy, Sherri Cannon.  She shares how she moved from up the corporate ladder from sales to becoming a leadership development Coach/Facilitator in Silicon Valley. Like my previous guests, Sherri was also diagnosed with Adult ADHD late in life. During this episode we talk about: how ADHD can hold you back from reaching your ultimate potential and impact your work/business Understanding what your style of learning is and how you can tap into your strengths so you can succeed at work the importance of actively understanding your brain so that you make it work for you instead of you being reactive to it, especially in times of stress, change and transition How to address the imposter syndrome when it comes to ADHD and how working with the right coach you can remove limiting thoughts that have held you back About Sherri Cannon This is how I became an ADHD coach. In career #1, I was a consumer products sales rep/manager (that’s a classy way of saying I sold soap and fabric softener to grocery stores and loved it). In the second, I traveled the public seminar circuit leading communication and leadership skills workshops around North America. When I developed a love for change management work with business teams, it took me to Silicon Valley, home of fast companies, geeks and a higher than average percentage of neuro-diverse folks. As an Executive Coach and Group Facilitator, I found my people and my calling. About that time, I also got my own ADHD diagnosis. In 2015, I added ADHD coaching to my practice. I’ve found my happy place here — coaching leaders, individual contributors, entrepreneurs, retirees, and career seekers to live more fulfilling lives by understanding and partnering effectively with their unique brain wiring. As you can see from my own path, going toward what calls and interests me has opened new cool doors. As I went through my own ADDCA training, I hoped I’d one day teach others and help them experience the richness and reassurance of this ADHD community.  When ADDCA invited me to join the faculty in 2018, it was the perfect intersection of my love of teaching with my desire to share this wealth with other learners. In 2019, I proudly joined the PAAC Board of Directors as Volunteer Chair and I look forward to starting my PAAC accreditation process in 2020. You can connect with Sherri Cannon  https://www.beyondthebellcurve.life Resources that we talked about: Additude Magazine - inside the ADHD mind https://www.additudemag.com/ Adult ADHD Self-Report Scales (ASRS) - https://www.hcp.med.harvard.edu/ncs/asrs.php [Self-Test] Do I Have ADHD? Symptom Test for Adults https://www.additudemag.com/adhd-symptoms-test-adults/ Follow Coach Cathy on Instagram at ProudlyADHD_coachcathy or connect with me on Linkedin at Cathy Rashidian
45:00
March 10, 2020
#17: "Feel the fear and do it anyway!" | Guest: Tracy Otsuka
This is one jam-packed episode with the one and only, Tracy Otsuka host & producer of "ADHD for Smart Ass Women" podcast.  She shares with me her journey from being a Lawyer to a successful business owner, Realtor, proud mama of two and much more.  Most of her life she accomplished so much without even knowing she had ADHD until she was diagnosed late in life.  She shares tips on focusing on your strength,  self-care, power of intuition and much more.  She is one driven woman ready to change the stigma around ADHD and support Smart Women who are ready to tap into their strengths and beyond.  about Tracy Otsuka: "I’m committed to changing the conversation around ADHD. When I was diagnosed eight months after my son, my entire life suddenly made perfect sense but all I heard about was everything that my ADHD brain SHOULD be struggling with when in fact I would come to learn that my ADHD is responsible for some of my greatest superpowers. Join me."  you can listen to here podcast on https://www.tracyotsuka.com/podcast-page-two find out more about Tracy on https://www.tracyotsuka.com/blog
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February 28, 2020
#16: Learn to do "Mindful-Tasking" instead of Multitasking
In this episode, I share a recent personal experience on how multitasking caused me a major personal/professional embracement.  It was a great reminder for me to be so mindful of my tasks throughout the day, and ensure I am only doing one task at a time from beginning to the end so that I avoid making errors that not only will cause a personal disappointment but also high jack my brain into a state of stress and anxiety.
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February 20, 2020
#15: Heal your Gut, Optimize your Brain | Guest: Jodie Campbell
In this episode, I talk with Jodie Campbell, Nutrition + Digestive Health Coach about the importance of understanding how your Gut can have a direct impact on the brain.     Did you know that your gut is considered your second brain? We go deep into this conversation, Jodie believes that it all starts with the Gut.   It is one thing to pay attention to our brain but have you considered all the factors that influence it?  I invite you to this very informative talk with Coach Jodie.   About Coach Jodie Campbell Years ago, healing my own digestive system had a massive ripple effect on my whole body. No more migraines, lactose intolerance, IBS, mood swings, poor complexion, sugar cravings, low immunity, PMS, or lack of energy. Of course, it wasn’t an overnight transformation. It started with multiple doctors visits, fear-based media and marketing that manipulated my food choices, and fad diets with a nauseating amount of conflicting advice. What I needed more than anything at the time was someone to shoot it to me straight, someone to actually help! And so instead of looking for her, I became her. I’ve been a Certified Holistic Health Coach for 7 years, with formal training from the Institute of Integrated Nutrition and Nutrition Advisory training for the Sanoviv Medical Institute. Current student at the School for Applied Functional Medicine. Through my ongoing training and deep experiences with hundreds of clients,  I’ve seen firsthand that most people have a compromised digestive tract. With no idea that this is the root source of their frustrating symptoms being experienced throughout their body.   reach out to her on https://jodiecampbell.ca/fixyourguts   follow her on Instagram at @JODIEDCAMPBELL  Follow me on Instagram at ProudlyADHD_coachcathy  or book a discovery call with me to better understand your brain at www.readysetchoose.com
47:02
February 14, 2020
#14: How to transition to your dream career | Guest: Betty Kempa
Most adults with ADHD have experienced the impact of their brain at work.  Some have lost jobs, impulsively resigned or never really landed the best fitting career.  In this episode, I talk with Certified Career Coach, Betty Kempa where she shares her five-steps approach in transitioning to your dream job.  Her insight and systematic approach really resonated with me.  Especially for those of us with ADHD, we tend to act on impulse when we are losing interest in our current career and end up making choices that do not pay off in the long run.   Imagine taking a step back and really digging deep to not only understand your ADHD brain wiring but also how you can be more resourceful in finding your next amazing career.   Betty and I will share a few insights into this topic with you.   About Coach Betty: "I’ve had the pleasure of coaching corporate clients hailing from Google and Sephora to budding entrepreneurs, health-industry professionals, and private-investment firms (to name a few).  My coaching style? Authentic. Strategic. Empathetic. Well-researched. Determined. Your personal champion."    You can book a discovery call with her at http://bettykempa.com/about/ I hope you have enjoyed this episode, don't forget to rate and share.   You can always follow me on Linkedin at https://www.linkedin.com/in/cathyrashidian/    Follow me on Instagram at @proudlyadhd_coachcathy where I share ADHD tips for professionals  To better understand your ADHD book a discovery call with me 
41:06
February 6, 2020
#13: ADHD Coaches Panel sharing best tips and strategies
In this episode I took a different approach and hosted an ADHD Coaches Panel where we discussed: The reoccurring ADHD challenge that they see in their clients The one ADHD issue that they are working through now One useful tip that you can implement right away to manage your ADHD  In talking to both Brooke and Kristen you can hear their dedication, passion and most of all they speak from their heart.  They experience ADHD first hand and also continue to not only work on themselves but dedicate their time to helping others with the same issues.  If you enjoyed this episode and want to hear from Brooke and Kristen and other coaches pls leave a comment or email me directly at cathyrashidian@gmail.com  More info on my guests Kristen Carder is passionate about helping adults with ADHD reach their full potential. She recently transitioned out of the 6-figure company that she built so that she could coach adults with ADHD full time.     www.ihaveadhd.com  Also you can listen to her Podcast  "I Have ADHD" anywhere you find your podcasts. Subscribe to Coaching With Brooke's website to get your free ebook "13 Ways To Be More Productive" How to Focus By Focusing Your Time," and to sign up for her newsletters giving you weekly tips and updates on ADHD. Contact Brooke at Brooke@coachingwithbrooke.com or on her website https://www.coachingwithbrooke.com/ for a complimentary 30-minute consultation. You can also always reach me for free 60 minutes discovery call at https://calendly.com/cathyrashidian
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January 31, 2020
#12: The 4 Stages to move past your ADHD Diagnosis
In this episode, I talk about the 4 stages that we go through once we realize we have ADHD.  These 4 stages are there for a reason to help us ease into our next phase of transformation.  Be it moving past a diagnosis, changing jobs, end a relationship, or starting a new business.   Stage one - Being a victim to the change Stage two - Healing the wounds  Stage three - Making a game plan  Stage four - Playing the game Book a complimentary session with me at readysetchoose.com to explore how to move past these stages, mention this episode in your application. 
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January 21, 2020
#11: How to break the pattern of recurring overwhelm so you can move forward
In this episode, I share my personal insight on how I broke through a recurring overwhelm that takes over when actually things are going smooth in my life and out of nowhere I feel stuck and not able to move forward.    I share how my mentor/coach David Giwerc, Founder of ADD Coach Acadamy helped me figure out my pattern and how to break it.   This has been by far the most profound lesson on how my ADHD brain can high jack me.  Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @proudlyadhd_coachcathy for tools, tips on how to manage your brain to work for you instead of you working for it.   
27:15
January 7, 2020
#10: ADHD & Self Awareness of your own capabilities | Guest: @ADHDCoach_
In this special episode my guest @ADHDCoach_ Talks about his journey with ADHD, he was an Elite Athlete for many years and now coaches elite athletes of the future. He taps into his creative side with modeling and acting.   In this episode, he talks about his challenges, how he has overcome them by trusting his intuition, towards the end of the talk he shares his message to all of us on how to lean into our ADHD brain, speak up for yourself and don't let anyone limit you.  You can follow him on Instagram @adhdcoach_ Coach Cathy on Instagram @proudlyadhd_coachcathy readysetchoose.com 
40:58
December 18, 2019
#9: Feeling Frustrated, Anxious, Stressed, and Tired?
I have been wanting to record this episode for many months and today I was so inspired to finally share this with you.  You may want to relisten to this episode a few times as I share a lot in it.  Discover the hidden patterns keeping you from achieving a great business or your highest potential at work Learn how to shift from feelings of frustration, Anxious, Stress and be in a place of Joy, Creativity, and Compassion so that you can have days of ease and flow.  Recognize how to tap into your unlimited potential allowing you to accomplish whatever you set your mind to To access the assessment mentioned at the end of this podcast go to readysetchoose.com 
55:04
December 5, 2019
#8: How to overcome Boredom at work and in business
Most of us with an ADHD Brain have a very hard time dealing with Boredom, especially at work and running a business.  Boredom can slow us down in doing bigger things or on the flip side it can lead to making impulsive decisions that impact the future of our career. Ie. Impulsive resignation cause you got bored from you current job.  Or starting a new business, cause the current one is Boring.  In this episode I talk about why it happens and how you can tackle boredom so that you can always be in a place of interest and motivation and see the fun and joy in your day to day life at work and in business. P.s. Sorry for the background noise on this episode. I really had the urge to record this podcast and I wasn't in my normal recording space.  Talk about being impulsive and wanting to get my thoughts out. :-) P.S.S. I refer to aligning to your values you can download a free worksheet at readysetchoose.com  
12:58
November 29, 2019
#7: How to remove the 4 blocks that hold you back from being your best self
It is not a secret that what holds us back from being our best self is the internal conversation that we have with ourselves. One way to gain Self-confidence is to become fully aware of your thoughts and their impact on your life. Here is a breakdown in 4 categories and how to coach yourself out of these blocks.  I go into details in this episode, here is a summary: Can you relate to these thoughts? I am not good enough to ask for that promotion. Others are more qualified than me! My brain won't keep up with me if I ask for more challenging, creative projects. I want to be like the rest of my colleagues. They don't have the same challenges as I do. They can focus, sit still, and do their work. I can't possibly do that! Everyone is expecting me to be a strong leader and always solve their problems. After all, I am the Business owner and should have all the answers. 4 Energy blocks that hold you back from being your optimal self Limiting Beliefs - something that you accept about life, yourself, and your world or the people in it that limits you in some way. Ask yourself where this thought came from and how is it serving you to get to your truth. What is the cost to continue to have this belief? Interpretations - an opinion or judgment that you create about an event, situation, person, or experience and believe to be true. To overcome this block, ask yourself, what is another way that I can look at this situation? What would someone else say about this? Assumptions - because something has happened in the past, it will happen again Just because it happened in the past, what facts do you have that it will happen again? Gremlins - Your inner critic that tells you, in one way or another, that you're not good enough What is the thought, emotion that I am feeling now, and what action am I taking? How is this thought, emotion, and action, helping me towards my goals and being my best self?  What is a positive Thought and Emotion that I can have to move me closer to my goals? Don't forget to comment and subscribe follow me on Instagram @proudlyadhd_coachcathy 
36:30
November 21, 2019
#6: The Power of the Pause - how to manage your emotion in tough situations
When we let go of the outcome and focus on the present we can manage our emotions in difficult times.  In this episode, I talk about how I learned the art of the Pause and why I was not doing it effectively before. 
10:17
November 14, 2019
#5: Successfully Juggling multiple businesses with an ADHD Brain | Guest: Francesca Anastasi
In this episode, I had a candid conversation with Francesca about her late in life diagnosis of ADHD and her key to staying focused while managing multiple businesses and projects.  Since she is one busy lady I connected with her via zoom, so pls excuse any background sound that you hear. If I aimed for perfection for every episode I probably would not be doing these weekly.  So in advance, I thank you for taking the time to listen to this episode.  There are some golden nuggets that she shares on time management and staying focused.  Francesca Anastasi (aka Sabeya) is a business growth strategist, a savvy consultant, and a mentor. From homeless to CEO, Francesca shares the tools,  principles, and systems she applied as the founder and CEO of Confidance Institute Inc. which made the company successful against the odds,  generating multiple six-figure income in under three years   The creator, producer, and host of the Succeed Against the Odds show, she is dedicated to working with and inspiring, entrepreneurs of all ages, which has led to several nominations and awards.  Francesca offers business, personal development, and advancement training programs.  She is also the creator of the one-of-a-kind  Magnificent You women's conference.  She is also the visionary and founder of the annual, global charity event Shimmy Mob for which she received the 'Telling Our Story' Award.  https://www.francescaanastasi.com/  Instagram: @francesca_sabeya_anastasi  To help me improve my content, pls rate and comment on this episode, follow me on Instagram @proudlyadhd_coachcathy 
27:35
November 6, 2019
#4: How to become at ease with Managing your day as a Professional or Entrepreneur
Managing time is a major thing for those of us with ADHD. The struggle is real but it doesn't have to be a struggle.  During this podcast, I share tips, stories and few simple ways on how to think about time, feel about time and actions that come out of a new perspective with time.  Don't forget to follow me on Instagram @proudlyadhd_coachcathy  or follow me on Linkedin at Cathy Rashidian 
22:41
October 31, 2019
#3: My late in life diagnosis set me free
In this episode, I share my thoughts and emotions around my late in life diagnosis.  I have come to be friends with my ADHD brain since my diagnosis and I fully believe each of us has a new beginning, accepting and moving forward is key to thriving with your ADHD Brain.  In times of transition, it is critical to get realigned with our values, when you live by your values you live with purpose and can ease into life transitions.  Grab the values assessment worksheet from my website www.readysetchoose.com  Don't forget to follow me on Instagram at @proudlyadhd_coachCathy Keep on shining! Coach Cathy 
19:34
October 24, 2019
#2: Nutrition and ADHD, it's a lifestyle!
In this episode, I have a special guest. Pier B, Homeopath, and Wellness Coach (pierab.com).  We cover holistic nutrition to optimize our brain to function at our best. She is a wealth of knowledge and a firm believer that the body, mind, and spirit need to be treated together. This episode is a must listen to.  
34:47
October 17, 2019
#1: 6 influencers that impact your ADHD
As you move through your day, your life, and making decisions, there are so many factors that affect how you show up and especially your ADHD brain is impacted.  During this podcast I review the 6 influencers that you might want to pay attention to and adjust to gain momentum, make better decisions, have a positive day and essentially be at your best self.  Paying attention to these influencers is simple, by making a tiny adjustment to each you could gain so much momentum and focus on your strengths instead of the problems of ADHD.    This is a replay of a recent webinar. my future episodes will not be this long.
41:20
October 8, 2019