Do you have ADD/ADHD and want to succeed?

You Can! In fact...

  • Your ADHD is a STRENGTH
  • You CAN learn ways to feel confident as a parent and raise a resilient child
  • Chaos and overwhelm are optional and balance, peace and harmony are possible
  • There ARE strategies to improve communication and relationships in your family
  • You can ask for accommodations in your workplace

You just need to learn how...

The Succeed with ADHD Telesummit is over, but you can still listen to the amazing speakers and obtain special bonuses through:

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Wouldn't it feel great to...

  • Discover your strengths and talents so you know how to pick the right ADHD career
  • Help your children change negative experiences into resilience, confidence and independence
  • Get organized  in a way that the ADHD brain understands so you can stay that way
  • Learn how to reduce overwhelm and power your brain to do more
  • Stop the emotional meltdowns – and we don’t mean just your children’s!
  • Learn how to avoid getting YOUR buttons pushed so your home is calmer
  • Develop better financial management so you get out of debt and build wealth
  • Identify workplace accommodations for your ADHD and whether to tell others about your ADHD
  • Create a self care, stress management plan so you can find peace and calm within the ADHD chaos
  • Save your relationships so you don’t end up being a divorce statistic
  • Realize you’re not going crazy if everything is too itchy, smelly or annoying
  • And so much more!

Here are the Experts From This Year's Telesummit!

Dr. Billi Bittan

Your host, Laurie Dupar

Mary Buchan

Drs. Sarah Ferman/Robert Wilford

Alan Brown

Roxanne Fouche

Jay Carter

Carol Gignoux

Jeff Copper

Rick Green

Alan Graham

Suzanne Letourneau

Terry Matlen

Tara McGillicuddy

Shell Mendelson

Holly Oberacker/Tracey Goodwin

Dana Rayburn

Linda Roggli

Elaine Taylor-Klaus/Diane Dempster

ADHD Awareness Book Project Contributors

A note from Laurie Dupar, your host...

Laurie DuparHi, Laurie Dupar here from and trust me when I say that I have been there! When my son was diagnosed with ADHD over 14 years ago, I didn’t know where to turn. Then I found ADHD Coaching and a community of support. Now, over a decade later, I am combining my experiece as a Nurse Practitioner with my passion for increasing the awareness of ADHD and coaching people to lead successful lives.  And my son, now 22? He is proudly serving in our United States Navy!

I can definitely say the key to my son’s success was the sharing of ideas and strategies that were essential to learning how to live with ADHD. We definitely could not have done it on our own! So, for the fourth year in a row, I am once again hosting the Succeed with ADHD Telesummit and I have invited some amazing colleagues to share their wealth of experience and ADHD wisdom with you.

I want to thank the speakers for generously giving their time and our community of sponsors who make this possible. Together they provide an incredible diversity of resources and I hope you will take the time to get to know them.

What You will Learn...

Rule Your Mind’s Voice to Overcome Clutter, Procrastination and Overwhelm

Presenter: Alan Brown of ADD Crusher

Welcome to the next generation of mindfulness and productivity techniques. Referred to as “brain hacks” or “mind hacks,” there’s a vast, unleveraged body of such techniques that can increase your productivity and improve day-to-day quality of life. Alan Brown, creator of acclaimed ADD Crusher™ videos, employs his signature presentation style to show how ruling the mind’s voice with such hacks leads to more control over clutter, procrastination and overwhelm. Here’s a sample of the deceptively simple, yet powerful, strategies you’ll learn:

  • A re-framing of time that frees the ADDer to act – and act more effectively.
  • A simple way to quiet your mind to power it up.
  • A dissection of typical instances of frustration that melts it into action.
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Money Management in Action: Step-by-Step Tips for Common Financial Dilemmas

Presenter: Carol Gignoux of Live ADHD Free

In this presentation you will learn how to free yourself from old money beliefs and practices that keep you stuck in ongoing money problems. Adhering to a system of healthy spending and saving requires organization and impulse control, which pose problems for people with an ADHD brain type. When you add the complex emotional lessons about money learned growing up and from years of disappointing decisions, it can feel nearly impossible to change bad patterns of financial behavior.

Carol Gignoux’s “Money Management in Action: Step by Step Tips for Common Financial Dilemmas” is the ultimate guide to:

  • Help you get your finances in order
  • Develop a healthy relationship with money
  • Get out of debt
  • Build wealth.
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The Secret Strategies of Calm, Confident Parents

Presenter: Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster of ImpactADHD

We all know that it helps to be a calm and confident parent, but we don’t always know how to get there! In this presentation, ADHD & Parenting experts Elaine & Diane from ImpactADHD will share the secret to staying calm when your kids start driving you crazy. In particular, you’ll learn:

  • How your kids are pushing your buttons (and how to avoid it)
  • The truth about why you let things get to you when you know you shouldn’t
  • Three surprisingly simple steps to use right away to manage your kids with a renewed sense of calm, even in the face of chaos.
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The ADHD Guide to the Workplace

Presenter: Jay Carter of Hyperfocused Coaching

​Adult ADHD Coach Jay Carter developed his expertise around ADHD in the Workplace from the inside out.  As a high-level manager for a Fortune 100 company, Jay has become recognized as the resident expert on accommodations in the work place. In this session, you will learn the basics of ADHD workplace accommodations as well as insight into advanced accommodations. You will also learn tips to identify specific causes of your client’s workplace challenges.

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Retreating from (and with) ADHD: A Love Story that Starts with You

Presenter: Linda Roggli of ADDiva Network

ADHD adults are so busy trying to overcome the challenges of ADHD that they seldom take precious time for themselves. And time IS precious; we are all time-crunched, overextended and overcommitted. Relaxing on the beach or soaking in a hot tub is a luxury, one that is seen as too costly in the ADHD busy-ness of life.

But “Extreme Self Care” (sometimes maligned as “being selfish”) is just as important for ADHD adults as sorting through the piles and setting a timer to get out the door promptly.

This session will introduce a concept foreign to many ADHD adults: being nice to yourself. And no, it’s NOT a waste of your time to tune in! This might very well be the most important productivity teleclass you hear all year long. We’ll talk about:

  • How to recognize the warning signs of ADHD burnout
  • Why being “selfish” isn’t such a bad thing after all
  • Why a retreat can do more for your productivity, relationships and self worth than anything else.

You are more than your ADHD, much more. So when will you start living the life you so richly deserve?

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Finding Peace and Harmony among the Chaos and Overwhelm of ADD / ADHD

Presenter: Tara McGillicuddy of ADDClasses and ADHD Support Talk Radio

Life is stressful enough, but add in ADHD and all that comes with it – disorganization, distraction, lack of focus or hyperfocus, poor time management – and our stress levels sky rocket and a sense of peace and calm is hard to find. For this half hour, sit back and relax with a cool drink and learn:

  • How to de-stress with ADHD
  • The importance of self-care with ADD / ADHD
  • How to get out of the chaos and overwhelm


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5 Guaranteed Ways To Wreck Your ADHD Relationship: How To Avoid These Common Relationship Killers

Presenter: Dr. Sarah Ferman and Dr. Robert Wilford of ADHD Couples Success

ADHD Relationships don’t come with owner manuals!

With a national divorce rate of 50%, essentially a marriage success rate equivalent to a toss of a coin, and with divorce rates of ADHD couples nearly twice that of their non-ADHD counter parts – you do the math!

Marriages impacted by ADHD are at serious risk, and it might just surprise you to find that your relationship is being wrecked right before your very eyes.

Finally, you will learn the 5 biggest relationship wreckers and how to avoid them. Left unmanaged, these relationship wreckers will take hold of any goodness left between you and your partner and will choke the last bit of life right out of your relationship.

Learn how to counteract these relationship wreckers by improving how you talk to each other, learning new tools and strategies, and breaking destructive patterns that do not work. With just a little effort and extra awareness, you can watch your ADHD relationship take a dramatic turn for the better.

Don’t wait to make your relationship better – Join us for this information packed presentation; it just might be the most valuable time you ever spend on you and your relationship.

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Women with ADHD: How to Manage your Hypersensitivities in a Loud, Smelly, Itchy, Overwhelming World

Presenter: Terry Matlen, ACSW of ADD Consults

Many if not most women have hypersensitivities to some or all areas of the five senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, hearing and also commonly have emotional hyper reactivity. Certain fabrics can make a woman want to jump out of her skin. She often hears- and is irritated- by sounds others don’t even notice. Certain smells, even those considered pleasant to others, such as perfume, can cause migraines and a sick stomach. How is a woman able to survive this onslaught of sensory attacks on a daily basis? Join Terry and learn about:

  • Women with ADHD have a hard time filtering out sensory input
  • One or all senses can be affected, including: smell, tactile, noise, sounds, visual
  • Hyper emotional reactivity can also occur: strong, intense emotions to things
  • Hormones play a part in some of these hypersensitivities
  • Terry’s secret for dealing with hypersensitivities: “A room with a womb.”
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Raising Confident Resilient Kids

_Alan Graham_001webPresenter: Alan R. Graham, PhD, PCC, MCAC

Growing up these days is hard to do, but there are ways that parents can use negative experiences as opportunities to teach their children to become more confident and resilient.  They can also help their children learn ways to develop positive psychological resources that build strong, life-long coping skills.  Join Dr. Graham as he showcases basic resilience principles along with simple evidence-based interventions that you can use with your children immediately.

  • Children with ADHD are constantly faced with challenges to their self-esteem
  • Parents can create an environment in their home that can nurture a resilient mindset
  • Doing the “Three Good Things” exercise with your kids every day can go a long way to building a resilient mindset
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    ADHD-Friendly Clutter Solutions: Stop Disorganization from Derailing Your Success

    Presenter: Dana Rayburn of Effortless Living

    If you have Attention Deficit you need to take a special approach to getting organized. Yet so much ADHD organizing information really isn’t ADHD-friendly. It’s too complicated and doesn’t suit the way an ADHD brain works. In this session Dana Rayburn, long-time ADHD coach and queen of effortless organizing, shares her unique, practical approach to getting organized so you stay organized.

    • The two essential organizing concepts an ADHD adult needs to know to banish clutter.
    • The most important question to ask to determine what to keep and what to get rid of.
    • What’s the Five-Minute Rule and how it will help you stay organized.
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    Get Curious. Be Outrageous in Your Vulnerable Authenticity.

    Presenter: Suzanne Letourneau, author of SOAR with Vulnerability

    We do not choose the work we are brought into this lifetime to do. Our DNA does. But once here, we have the choice to live our life in conscious awareness of everything we are, have and do. Embracing our strength and our weaknesses, our gifts and our curses, our dark ego side and our bright loving self. It is all part of who we are in this physical world.

    The secret is not to take the ego seriously. Being consciously conscious of the opportunity of expansion in all situations allows for true connections to be present and remind us of who we are. In order to experience this connectedness, you want to surrender.

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    I’m Not Curing My ADHD, I’m Discovering How To Maximize My Mindset

    Presenter: Rick Green of TotallyADD

    ADHD is not well-understood by science. There’s much to learn. Yet there is also much that is known for sure. And there are many proven tools, tips, strategies and ‘treatments’ that work for Adults with ADHD. There is hope. More than that, there is good news. By becoming curious about how your mind works, and why it works differently from average folks, you can soar. Comedian, writer, director, and producer Rick Green shares his secrets to moving forward and succeeding despite your ADHD. Perhaps even succeeding because of your ADHD.

    In this interview Rick talks about the crucial keys to moving from misery to mastery, including:

    • See your ADHD as a trait. Part of who you are. Letting go of emotion, fear, dread, or the notion that ‘I’m broken.’
    • Becoming curious about how your mind works, and identifying what it actually does well.
    • Realizing that you have strengths, but you have dismissed them as unimportant because, “Well, that’s easy for me.”
    • Make mastering your ADHD a game that you are playing, an ongoing experiment, and not a ‘terrible problem that you have to eliminate.’
    • Bending your world to allow you to do more of what you do well, and less of the stuff that sucks the life out of you.
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    Communicating Effectively for Improving Family Dynamics

    Presenter: Tracey Goodwin and Holly Oberacker of Navigating ADHD, Inc.

    Learn how to improve your family’s communication style so everyone’s message is received and frustration is minimized. Strategies included for all family members impacted by ADHD:

    • “Real” Family Meetings
    • Take it to Court
    • Talk time
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    Strategies for a Flourishing Life with ADHD

    Presenter: Roxanne Fouché of Focus for Effectiveness

    Roxanne Fouché is passionate about sharing evidence-based strategies to support more positivity and well-being in the lives of those with ADHD. People may be acutely aware of their ADHD challenges, but many are not as adept at pinpointing their strengths. If we recognize, appreciate and remember our strengths, we can build on them for more and more success, creating an upward self-reinforcing spiral.

    Listeners will discover:

    • Ways to identify their strengths and use them in different ways
    • Ways to be at their best or “in the zone” more often
    • Strategies to foster resilience, being able to bounce back – and learn – from disappointments
    • Strategies to incorporate gratitude and happiness boosters into one’s life
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    Your Abundant Livelihood as an ADDer – Winning Conditions for Creating a Thriving Career or Business

    Presenter: Shell Mendelson, Livelihood/Career Coach and Counselor

    Are you attentionally challenged and your career or business has suffered due to ADD?

    Are you are simply stuck, confused and/or directionless and seem to be spinning your wheels when it comes to defining your best possible career or business options?

    Shell Mendelson will discuss how you can start shifting your focus and create a clear and abundant livelihood that meets your unique needs.

    Learn the 7 most Important Elements to Defining a Clear Livelihood Direction and the Working Conditions that are crucial to your long term success – whether it is your own business or working for an employer.

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    Presenter: Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG of Dig Coaching Practice and Attention Talk Radio

    Strength – what exactly is it? How is it different from a talent, a skill, or a gift? To understand what a strength is, one will need to disregard conventional wisdom and existing paradigms in favor of finding a new paradigm. Which is why Jeff Copper developed a Strengths Formula that puts everything into a context with a clear definition. In this discussion, Jeff will share his Strengths Formula, deconstruct each component, illustrate what it looks like, and put the words “strengths,” “skills,” “knowledge,” “experience,” “passions,” “modalities,” “gifts,” and “talents” into perspective in a mathematical-like formula. Over time, this formula has proven to be an invaluable tool, and one used daily to help those with ADD/ADHD move forward!

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    What’s Your ADHD Story? Reframe Your Narrative, Change Your Life

    DrBilliBittan (1)Presenter: Dr. Billi Bittan of Attention B

    “We are what we believe we are.”  - C.S. Lewis

    Throughout life, we all inherit images and thought patterns about ourselves, which we internalize as an evolving storyline. These story lines represent our identities and serve as the foundation of beliefs upon which we build our lives. They shape who we are and what we think we are capable of. A significant part of managing ADHD involves creating sustainable behavioral changes that compensate for specific challenges. However, we must believe we are capable of change before we can create or sustain it. Essentially, we must reframe our personal narratives to improve our confidence – the emotional groundwork that lays the foundation for change.

    Discover how to use healing life narratives as an effective tool to rewrite your personal ADHD story by reconstructing the past, examining/changing the present and envisioning the future. Learn how the power of storytelling can reframe your mindset, boost self-confidence and enhance your propensity to create sustainable behavioral changes by challenging your current perspective about yourself and ADHD.

    • Understand the powerful connection that healing life narratives make between cognition, emotion and behavior
    • Learn how to use simple yet highly effective narrative exercises that will shift your way of looking at your ADHD challenges
    • Walk away with a creative, playful and engaging ADHD management tool you can use in your day-to-day lives to release negativity, find inspiration and unleash potential/talents
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    Tell Me a Story

    Presenter: ADHD Awareness Book Project Contributors

    Stories define us. To know someone well is to know their story—the experiences that have shaped them, the trials and turning points that have tested them. The road to their success. For this call, Laurie has invited some of the contributors to the upcoming book, Inspirational Ways to Succeed with ADHD to share their ADHD success story so they can inspire you to create your own.


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    Getting Over ADHD: Perspectives from a Nurse Who Has “Been There”

    Presenter: Mary Buchan, RN, Life Reinvention Coach

    Successfully overcoming ADHD isn’t easy. Those who suffer with it often wear themselves out with a frustrating search for the one “magic bullet” to alleviate their symptoms—the perfect pill or procedure to solve the problem once and for all. However, most of the time a multifaceted, holistic approach is needed, not just a single solution. In this presentation, Mary will focus on:

    • How different foods affect a person’s ADHD and what foods help and exacerbate ADHD
    • Sugar and Blood Sugar Regulation
    • Suggested Supplementation
    • Regular exercise with an emphasis on cardiovascular exercise
    • Follow the Kiss principle (Keep it simple)
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    Dear Laurie…

    Presenter: Laurie Dupar, PMHNP, RN, PCC of Coaching for ADHD

    What do you want to know about ADHD, but didn’t know who to ask???

    Well, Laurie is ready and able to give you the answers! In this final segment of the telesummit, Laurie will answer questions sent to her during the telesummit.

    If you could ask any question about ADHD…and didn’t know WHO to ask this is your chance!!!

    What are your questions about??

    • ADHD medications
    • ADHD Coaching
    • ADHD business development
    • sleep
    • Time management?

    It’s your chance to finally get the answer to THAT one question that has been rambling around in your head!

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    Our Sponsors

    Every year we are fortunate to have a community of sponsors who make this telesummit possible. Together they provide an incredible diversity of resources. I encourage you to click on their logos below to find out more about them and how they can help you!!!

    Pinar Kobas

    Sherri Cannon

    Roya Kravetz

    Jenny Bandyk

    Dr. Billi Bittan

    Elaine Taylor-Klaus / Diane Dempster

    Carlene Bauwens

    Cheryl Gigler

    Catherine Pietrow

    Bonnie Mincu

    Jean Porto

    Katie Katz

    Here's what other people have said about past Telesummits

    This has been such a relief to listen to and realize I am not crazy and that others are going through the same things I do!

    B.M, 2013 Telesummit Listener

    Hard to put in words how much these calls mean to me. I feel like I’m at peace with my adhdness.

    B.L., 2013 Telesummit Listener
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