I am passionate in my work helping people overcome the same challenges I have faced.
Although as coaches we are often encouraged to have a target audience or niche, I can genuinely say that I have grown to love coaching everybody. I truly love the variety that comes with coaching people of all genders, race, sexuality, professions and backgrounds. I currently coach anyone, ranging in age between 16 and 62.
I am also an approved Mentor Coach and find it really fulfilling to partner with other coaches starting out on their coaching journey, finding their own style, ideal clients and ways of practising.
I have completed both ADDCA Basic and Advanced training for ADHD coaching, and currently hold an ICF (International Coach Federation) Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential. I also hold a PCAC credential with PAAC (Professional Association of ADHD Coaches). I am a professional member of AADPA and ADHDWA.
I have gone on to learn and specialize further in the areas of ADHD Relationship Coaching, ADHD Executive/Career Coaching, and ADHD Student/Study Coaching. I also am currently studying level 2 (PCC level) ontological coaching as a deeply transformational form of coaching that I believe will greatly benefit my ADHD clientele.
Prior to becoming a coach I studied mechanical engineering and after completing that worked for 15 years in the oil and gas industry. Although I enjoyed the work, I felt it lacked meaning. When I was made redundant after a refinery closed down, I took the opportunity to shift careers, and in coaching I feel I have found my passion and calling.
I hold a very honest, open and straightforward approach to coaching.
Although I love to emphasise the strengths and added abilities that may come with ADHD, I do not consider it a “superpower”.
I also acknowledge the magnitude of difficulty and hardship ADHD can bring to individuals affected by it and to those close to them, but stop short of treating it as a disability. ADHD is simply a different wiring of the brain, a different way of being in the world. I coach to assist in navigating areas these differences bring obstacles or difficulties in, and to emphasise and leverage the natural strengths that can also come with ADHD. Two mantras that inform my style and approach are that ADHD:
Difference NOT Disability
Explanation NOT Excuse
Do you feel that you’re not all that you could be, or that you have the potential to be more than you are?
These are the clients that most motivate me in partnering them to enable maximal change. Nothing is more fulfilling than witnessing personal breakthrough and growth.
You owe it to yourself and the people close to you to be the best version of yourself that you can be- and ADHD coaching will assist you in achieving that.
Areas of Expertise
- Adolescents (13-17)
- ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) Basic and Advanced Qualifications (AACC & ACCG) Center For Healing Trauma Informed Coaching Practice Certificate International Coaching Federation ACC and PCC credentials & ICF PCC marker training Integral's Advanced Coaching Practicum Foundations of Ontological Coaching training (and currently completing level 2 ontological coach training) Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical)
- ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) Advanced Coaching Practicum [Integral]
- International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) Australian ADHD Professionals Association (AADPA) ADHD WA
- Telehealth Access
- Wheelchair Access
- Lived Experience