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About

My Journey

My journey into ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) began 14 years ago when a family member was diagnosed. Like many of my clients it was a confusing, fearful and stressful time. I had no knowledge and definitely no skills on how to cope at that time. Well, I've come a long way in 14 years!

Through personal experience, client work and a LOT of learning, and accredited ADHD and Executive Function coaching programs, I am well equipped to help you successfully navigate and move forward into a place of knowledge, understanding and successes. ADHD affects many ~ adults, parents, couples, children; it is a life-long condition BUT there is a lot you can change. 'The only constant in life is change'

ADHD is always ON my mind but not IN my mind. As an ADHD Coach without ADHD I see the community and my clients struggle EVERY day; no holiday, no take the day off from ADHD, all the time. I SEE you and I know your struggle is real. This is particularly helpful when working with couples or parents (often one partner with ADHD and one without).

Learning NEW life-long skills (and fine-tuning lagging skills) is critical to your success, both personal and business and for those you love. Knowledge is a BIG piece of our collaborative partnership, and we'll be focusing on YOU and how your ADHD shows up.

I don't know if I'm the right ADHD Coach for you, but if this information resonates with you, then reach out and we can explore available options.

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Credentials ~ Barb Williams, AACC, CMP

I'm an organizer by default; it was how I was 'wired'. I spent most of my career life as a successful event planner of large events for my clients. It seemed a natural progression to move into coaching, utilizing many of the organizational tools I have learned and fine-tuned over the years. I've not looked back; coaching is my passion and your successes reinforce that every day!

I received additional specialized training in ADHD and accredited coaching (AACC) through ADD Coach Academy; having graduated their ADHD Simply/PT/Basic program. Followed up with Fundamentals of Family Coaching and Advanced ADHD.

 

ADDCA is an accredited ADHD and Life Coach Training Program. ADDCA is the global leader and pioneer in the specialty arena of ADHD coach training and the first and largest comprehensive ADHD coach training program fully accredited by ICF (International Coach Federation) and PAAC (Professional Association for ADHD Coaches).

 

Other Certification: Social Thinking®, Collaborative & Proactive Solutions (CPS Advanced), Exploring the Nurtured Heart Approach, Education and Enrichment of Relationship Skills (PEERS®) UCLA * Certified PEERS Provider via in-person or Telehealth. Breakthrough Coaching Advanced Practitioner, and Advanced Group Mentor Coaching.

Adult ~ Mental Health First Aid USA (valid until 2024)

Youth ~ Mental Health First Aid USA (valid until 2024)

"I am a life-long learner and committed to building  my knowledge and skills to support my clients and the

ADHD community."

                                       ~ Barb

I'm the Co-chair of the 2022 International Conference on ADHD scheduled Nov 17-19, 2022 in Dallas, TX ~ Hope to see you there!

Professional Memberships and Affiliate Memberships

  • Centre for ADHD Awarness, Canada (CADDAC)

  • Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA)

  • Children and Adults with ADD (CHADD)  

  • ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO) Professional

  • Attention Deficit Disorders Association (ADDA) Professional

  • Autism Society Alberta (ASA)

  • Certified Meeting Professional (CMP)

  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)

  • Conference Co-Chair, 2022 International Conference on ADHD

  • Conference Committee Member International Conference on ADHD 2019/2021

So Where Do I Coach?

My coaching and ADHD educational practice is GLOBAL and conducted online (in English) through Zoom or a telephone call in the location of your choice. My clients are located in the USA, Canada and UK/Europe. I am available to organizations and businesses via teleconference or in person for speaking engagements.

I invite you to book a complimentary consultation with me so that I can answer any questions you have about coaching, ADHD/ Executive Function, educational consulting and my processes. If I'm not able to assist you, I will ensure to redirect you!  I look forward to being of service.

 

Resources

Today's ADHD Google Search: 534,000,000 (in 0.79 seconds)

Let's get you started in the right place:

•CADDAC
The Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC) is a national not-for-profit organization providing leadership in education and advocacy for ADHD organizations and individuals with ADHD across Canada.
www.caddac.ca

•CH.A.D.D.
Children and Adults with A.D.D. (CH.A.D.D.) is a non-profit, parent-run organization that aims to help support, educate and ultimately better the lives of individuals with ADHD and those who care for them. www.chadd.org

Dr. Thomas E. Brown, PhD ~ video "ADHD in 28 minutes"

www.brownadhdclinic.com/media-video-podcasts

Diagnosis of ADHD in Adults

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