Want to know the secrets to succeeding with ADHD?
Things that will help you...
- Be productive and organized and say goodbye to all that clutter
- Calmly and confidently parent your ADHD child
- Combat the overwhelming feelings of failure
- Survive homework time without yelling or tears
- Love your job and play the boredom away
- Break those negative thoughts and stop a bad day
- Have a happy, healthy ADHD marriage
The Succeed with ADHD Telesummit Will Show You How
July 18-22, 2016!
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ADHD can feel overwhelming, but the only real limit to your success is what you don't know.
Trying to google or research the information takes time, is confusing and let's face it, we get distracted easily.
Which is why...
The Succeed with ADHD Telesummit Invites You to Listen in as 20 Experts Tell You What You Need to Know!
Join us for Tools, Strategies and Information for How to Enjoy Your Life and Succeed with ADHD!
The Succeed with ADHD Telesummit starts in:
Here are the ADHD Experts Speaking at this Year's Telesummit!
Learn from the Telesummit presenters, how to:
- Let go of the shame and develop the external structures to boost your productivity, especially if you work from home
- Discover the healthiest way to overcome obstacles and avoid the emotional drain of repeated failure
- Limit the use of urgency as a motivator and create inspiration in your self, your relationships and your environments
- Set up a mindfulness practice
- Eliminate homework battles and help your children be more organized and succeed
- Change your parenting ways - traditional parenting skills just don’t work for kids with ADHD
- Know how your ADHD effects your executive functions and how you can sustain change to offset the deficits and minimize volatile behavior
- Add more play and art into your day to make those boring tasks more fun
- Prevent ADHD from becoming your Kryptonite and one bad day from turning into a bad life
- Wake up each day looking forward to going to work
- Identify your strengths and how to use them to offset challenges
- Reduce the distracting, overwhelming clutter in your house with a simple two step process
- Design a creative tool to keep your priorities in sight and in mind
- Manage your ADHD with other strategies in addition to (or without) medication
- Become aware of drama and negativity addiction and create an action plan to combat it
- Find the humor and joy in your ADHD marriage so you stay connected and in love
- And so much more!
A note from Laurie Dupar, your host...
Hi, Laurie Dupar here from CoachingforADHD.com and the International ADHD Coach Training Center (IACTCenter.com) and trust me when I say that I have been there! When my son was diagnosed with ADHD over 15 years ago, I didn’t know where to turn. Then I found ADHD Coaching and a community of support. Now, nearly a decade and a half later, I am combining my experience as a Nurse Practitioner with my passion for increasing the awareness of ADHD, coaching people to lead successful lives and training people to become ADHD coaches. And my son, now 24, has proudly finished his deploy in our United States Navy and attending college!
I can definitely say the key to my son’s success was the sharing of ideas and strategies that were essential to us learning how to live and thrive with ADHD. We definitely could not have done it on our own! So, for the sixth year in a row, I am once again hosting the Succeed with ADHD Telesummit! Once again 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 event possible. Together they provide an incredible diversity of resources and I know you will enjoy getting to know them.
What You Will Learn...
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Boost Your Outcomes with ADHD ‘Brain Scaffolding’
Date: Monday, July 18, 2016 at 9am PST / 12pm EST
It’s no secret that we ADDers LACK internal structures. We lack linear, structured thinking – the kind that allows lucid goal-setting and crisply rationalized prioritization. We lack a realistically structured sense of time, resulting in horrendous time management. All of which comes home to roost big time for those of us working from home or otherwise independently – but even affects those of us working in an otherwise structured workplace.
We can work on these weak mental structures to mitigate some of the associated miseries, but the surest way to compensate for our lack of internal structure is to build our own external structures.
Alan Brown, creator of the acclaimed ADD Crusher™ video series and host of Crusher™TV, presents a series of specific structural lackings paired with ways to build your own structures. Whether you work at home, independently or benefit somewhat from a corporate work structure, these tips will boost your productivity.
Say Good-bye to Clutter, Hello Peace of Mind
Date: Monday, July 18 at 12m PST / 3pm EST
How do we collect so much ‘stuff’? Why is it that I can’t eat on my dining room table, or find a comfortable seat on my sofa or even find enough space on my kitchen counter to make a sandwich?
Most of us with ADHD are avid collectors – we collect priceless items and mementos for memory sake. We collect our favorite magazines to reread or to finish reading when we have a free moment. We are afraid to toss out a plastic lid just in case the container magically shows up. In that moment it seems like a simple choice, but cumulatively collected items add up to a severely cluttered household or office.
Of course, after a short while we stop seeing that item on the floor. Soon we fail to see the culmination of items until it reaches a vast volume we can no longer ignore resulting in stress, anxiety or overwhelm. Then we self medicate by binge watching your favorite full season of episodes on Netflix. Sound familiar?
Luckily, there are some effective and ADHD friendly methods for de-cluttering your home or office and finding emotional and mental relief, allowing you to relax and sleep better.
This seminar will briefly discuss what prevents people with ADHD from addressing the piles, stacks, clutter and disorganization often adorning our homes and offices. CoachRudy will discuss some of the emotional toll we experience from clutter. And he will show you how to put a serious dent in your clutter with two simple, stress-free, action steps for you to reduce your clutter and help you find peace of mind.
Wristlists™: In Sight and In Mind
Date: Monday, July 18 at 3pm PST / 6pm EST
What do you do when your child loses her jacket and forgets her homework for the umpteenth time? If you’re Ryan Lonnett, a renegade problem solver, you create a concrete solution she can discretely wear on her wrist. The simple band with an engraved plate serves as the perfect reminder to keep responsibilities in mind - no more forgotten items!
Now Wristlists™ are helping children and adults of all ages keep their priorities in sight and in mind. In this call, Ryan Lonnett, co-founder of Wristlists™, shares the story of how Wristlists™ came to be, how they can help with executive function development and assist you or your child with successfully managing daily tasks.
“I’m Having a Bad Day:” What to Do When You Feel Disheartened, Stuck or Out of Hope
Date: Monday, July 18 at 6pm PST / 9pm EST
You’ve heard it before, “This a good news diagnosis! Now you can soar! There are so many strategies to manage the challenges and unleash your potential! ADHD can be a gift!”
We know this. And yet, some days knowing this doesn’t help at all. It may make us feel worse. We are scattered. Unproductive. Frustrated. It feels like nothing has changed. And nothing ever will. We feel overwhelmed, frustrated, and irritable. Rushing around searching for our phone, yet again! “I just had it 5 minutes ago!!!”
Other days, we seem dazed and confused, sinking into paralysis, as if Kryptonite was draining our willpower. Feeling stuck, we collapse on the couch, or seek comfort in food, drink, or drugs. We self-medicate or waste hours online. The bad days become bad weeks. Rick Green believes that everyone goes through this, whether they have ADHD, or a loved one does.
Over the past 15 years, Rick Green has learned simple strategies that ensure most days are ‘Good Days!’ When he recognizes a ‘Bad day,’ he takes a series of steps to interrupt the negativity, and turn the things. Often in a few minutes.
The nature of life guarantees some days are bound to be a difficult, sad, or just plain ‘awful.’ But there are things you can do to make even your worst days better.
Four Steps to Mindfulness
Date: Tuesday, July 19 at 9am PST / 12pm EST
Everyone seems to be talking about mindfulness these days. But why is mindfulness important for people with ADHD? What is the secret for how to get started and stick with a mindfulness habit if you have ADHD? If you are looking for a simple way to create your own mindfulness habit, listen in to explore the four steps to mindfulness.
ADHD and Breaking Free of the Adrenaline Response Cycle
Date: Tuesday, July 19 at 12pm PST / 3pm EST
If you have ADHD you are no stranger to working to deadlines and crushing your work when there is no other option. Working under pressure can be an effective go-to asset in the workplace, but habitual use of this approach can make you vulnerable to an adrenaline response cycle (ARC) where you can become too dependent on urgency and pressure to get things done. A cycle of delay, delay, mad dash, crash and recovery ensues.
In this presentation, ADHD leader coach, Cameron Gott:
- Defines ARC and identifies how smart people fall into this way of work by how they approach work and view time
- Shares how inspiration and choice can be an effective antidote to urgency-based work production
- Demonstrates how everyone can benefit by thinking like a leader to give them a strategic advantage and lessen the impact of ARC
- Explains how small gestures of practice everyday can lead to diversifying motivators beyond urgency and break the adrenaline response cycle.
Calm and Confident Parenting – with a Coach Approach
Date: Tuesday, July 19 at 3pm PST/ 6pm EST
Parenting ADHD kids is challenging anyway you look at it – and yet the role of the parent is essential to any effective treatment plan. In this interview with two no-nonsense moms -- who are experts in coaching, ADHD and parenting -- you will learn first-hand how YOU can help your kids become more independent and successful in managing their own ADHD – just by focusing on yourself. And the best part is that it’s actually fairly simple. It’s not about complicated systems or hiring more support, or convincing your kids to “try harder.” EFFECTIVE treatment starts when parents learn to take a coach-approach to parenting. In this discussion, you’ll learn:
- Traditional parenting myths that just don’t work for kids with ADHD
- The biggest mistakes parents of kids with ADHD tend to make
- The REAL recommendations for treatment of children with ADHD
- The basics of the Coach-Approach
- A few simple tips you can apply immediately to feel more calm and confident in your parenting
Non-Medication Treatments for ADHD: Facts and Myths
Date: Tuesday, July 19 at 6pm PST / 9pm EST
It is easy to become overwhelmed with the amount of information available on non-medication treatments for ADHD. Some treatments have slick marketing techniques, but research shows they are ineffective. It may be difficult to figure out what to look for when determining whether you want to pursue a particular treatment. You will learn what research says are the most effective nonmedication treatments available for ADHD, and how to tell valid treatments from not-so-great ones.
Explosive Behaviors, Executive Functions and the ADHD Volcano
Date: Wednesday, July 20 at 9am PST / 12pm EST
ADHD has commonly been reduced to the notion of “hyperactivity and not paying attention.” This session explains how “What is Seen is Not What Is.” The session incorporates the Theory of Executive Functions as described by Dr. Russell Barkley with the common description of ADHD “Core Symptoms,” anxiety and depression challenges and the unintentional but impairing and sometimes destructive behaviors we see in our clients with ADHD. By educating and addressing the impact of executive function challenges, we can provide sound strategies and solutions that pave the way for a successful, fulfilling future for our ADHD clients.
Combat Negativity and Thrive with ADD / ADHD
Date: Wednesday, July 20 at 12pm PST / 3pm EST
In this modern world, negativity is everywhere and has become the norm. While it makes sense for everyone to combat negativity in their lives, it's extremely important to those affected by ADHD to do so. Negativity affects those with ADHD in different ways than than than the average person and even the most effective treatments can be hampered by negativity.
In this session, Tara McGillicuddy will discuss the importance of becoming aware, identifying and understanding the impact of negativity in the lives of those affect by ADHD. She will also help listeners develop an action plan to combat nativity. It's time to begin to identity and combat negativity!
Make Sense of ADHD and Executive Function Deficits
Date: Wednesday, July 20 at 3pm PST / 6pm EST
It is well documented that individuals with ADHD exhibit behaviors such as avoidance/procrastination, “brinkmanship,” psudoinsufficiency and juggling. Many of these behaviors are associated with deficits in executive functioning, including emotional regulation, task initiation, time management, planning and prioritizing. Executive Function challenges can have a negative impact in everyday life in ways such as missing reminders to pay a bill or renew a diver’s license, being late for and/or missing appointments and becoming so upset that it is hard to come up with an alternative plan, getting excited about a project or social gathering and then losing interest and missing a deadline or regretting a missed social opportunity. People with ADHD are described as natural born leaders, creative, hyperfocused, enthusiastic, have high energy and empathic. It is these positive characteristics that can pose a significant barrier (yes, barrier) to change. In this session, Dr. Kelly Robinson will:
- Define Executive Functions and how they impact daily life
- Explain the comorbidity of Executive Functions and ADHD
- Identify the barriers to change (obvious barriers and barriers that may not be so obvious)
- Share specific tools to start and sustain change around time management, organization, planning and prioritizing
When There's Three in a Marriage - You, Me and Your ADHD
Date: Wednesday, July 20 at 6pm PST / 9pm EST
When Tom and his wife, Yvonne, get together to talk about ADHD, you know anything can happen. More often than not, hilarity ensues. And that humor and appreciation for one another is what has helped keep their marriage going. In this call, Tom and Yvonne share their secrets to marriage when there's three - you, me and your ADHD.
ADHD ARTGuides™: Art Strategies for Success
Date: Thursday, July 21 at 9am PST / 12pm EST
An ADHD diagnosis holds vast strengths and potential and the benefits for using art to tackle challenges are countless. Art accesses the imagination, has no boundaries, and elicits self-expression. One can easily tap into the creative process, which focuses energy and attention. There is no wrong or right in the creative process, freeing the creator to use art in the moment and allowing the ADHD brain to channel its swirling energy into this creative outlet. In this session, Tracey Bromley Goodwin and Holly Oberacker of Navigating ADHD share their new tool that teaches parents, coaches and clinicians to utilize art and the creative process to help treat ADHD. Join this call and learn how children can flourish and grow when supported with the right strategies for their individual needs. No special art talent needed!
Breaking the Silence about Productivity and Shame
Date: Thursday, July 21 at 12pm PST / 3pm EST
Want to be more productive, but struggling? Have you noticed the 800 pound elephant in the room? It goes by a variety of names. Shame, perfectionism, fear of failure and comparison are a few. Do you look at your productivity as a measure of your self-worth?
As someone who is passionate about personal productivity, Eric Tivers is now, more certain than ever that we have to discuss the roll of shame and productivity in the ADHD community. Inspired and informed by the work of Brené Brown, PhD, a shame and vulnerability researcher, this presentation will discuss her work as it relates to ADHD and productivity.
Stories have power. Eric will discuss how sharing stories has the power to move the needle on your personal productivity and will also lay out his model for personal productivity with ADHD. It’s A TRIP! (Accountability Timers Reminders Inputs Processes)
Parents: Get Solutions for Student Organization!
Date: Thursday, July 21 at 3pm PST / 6pm EST
Tired of those messy binders and backpacks, papers all over their desk and your children and teens never having the tools they need to complete their homework and projects? Stress no more! Learn the most effective time management resources, newest organizing tools, latest study and note taking apps and homework helpers for students with ADHD. Leslie will also share the most up-to-date products and resources not available in stores. Even though summer is in full swing, the school year will return - be prepared to make this academic year different!
Manage ADHD the Natural Way Through Play!
Date: Thursday, July 21 at 6pm PST / 9pm EST
Do you struggle to feel motivated, interested and focused? Do you procrastinate, get behind, or find that some tasks take you way longer to finish than they do for other people? Have you lost your mojo at home and work?
The challenges of ADHD can be maddening. There are numerous options to address the symptoms of ADHD, including coaching, therapy, exercise, diet, neurofeedback, sleep management, supplements, and, of course, prescription medication. Sometimes they work, and sometimes they don’t. Some are easier than others and some can feel like hard work. Dr. Kirsten Milliken is here to tell you—there is another option… PLAY! You already know how to do this—or at least you did long ago.
Play is a natural way to manage many of the challenges of ADHD. Be ready to smile- because we will be asking you to engage in some play during the class. You will get insight into how play “works”, what play really is, and how to be more playful in order to better manage the symptoms of ADHD.
Help Your Kids REALLY Manage their Homework
Presenter: Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M.
Date: Friday, July 22 at 9am PST / 12pm EST
For children with ADHD and/or Executive Function struggles, the whole process of homework can be challenging. From recording the assignment in their agenda book, to remembering to bring home their materials, to doing the actual work, every step can break down and cause additional stress and pressure for both the child and the parents. During this presentation Cindy Goldrich will drill down two specific aspects of the process: Recording the homework for more productive planning and a process for managing time spent on homework so children actually FEEL more optimistic that they can complete their work and be successful.
"The Wall of Awful"
Date: Friday, July 22 at 12pm PST / 3pm EST
Ever feel like you are butting your head against the wall when you try to reach your goals? You actually are! Brendan Mahan calls it the “The Wall of Awful,” the emotional barrier that grows out of repeated failure and prevents us form taking risks or initiating tasks. In his talk, Brendan explains the “The Wall of Awful” model and how it affects those with ADHD, and shares healthy strategies to help overcome it so you can avoid failure and lessen the headaches of life.
Lead With Your Strengths for ADHD Success and Wellbeing
Date: Friday, July 22 at 3pm PST / 6pm EST
Can you name your top character strengths? When asked that question, most people stumble for an answer. And for those with attentional or executive function challenges, it’s often even harder to pinpoint where their strengths lie.
How can we identify our own strengths when ADHD challenges tend to hijack our attention? In this presentation, Roxanne Fouché will talk about the characteristics of personal strengths (especially those in people with ADHD), the positive consequences of recognizing and using your strengths, as well as how we can identify these qualities through online questionnaires and questions we ask ourselves. Learn how you can develop your strengths and use them more effectively in a variety of circumstances.
How to Have a Rockin' Career!
Presenter: Dr. Miriam Reiss, DSS, MCC
Date: Friday, July 22 at 6pm PST / 9pm EST
Do you get up in the morning jazzed and looking forward to your day -- or are you tolerating work, just counting days till the weekend? Research tells us that over 82% of people don't like their jobs, don't like their bosses and wish they had a more meaningful career, one that makes them feel valued and fulfilled. The statistics are likely higher with ADHD, given the inner and outer challenges most ADDers face. It's your time now to be happy and satisfied with your work.
In this dynamic, hands-on talk offered by a leading career coach who's worked with thousands of individuals, you will:
- Learn the key ingredients of creating work that you love
- Gain essential tools for career self-care, the building block for soul-enriching work
- Discover how to identify and integrate your core values and strengths into your life, so you create your career from inspiration, not desperation.
Through it all, we'll talk about how to play your ADHD to your advantage, to create a lasting and juicy career that feels good, inside and out.
Here's what other people have said about past Telesummits
I wanted to thank Laurie (and her team) for putting on another successful ADD telesummit. She's amazing and is helping so many, like me, who otherwise would be overwhelmed with reading all the ADD information online instead of focusing on executing strategies. Hearing speakers rather than just reading books has been very helpful to me so please know you are all sincerely appreciated. The point made: "I'm not broken" really registered as I realized I've felt that way for years...(and I wasn't diagnosed until after 50)...but no more; I'm working to embrace it as "a gift" that requires special care, not shame. Thank you all for the renewed hope. Blessings.M.F., 2015 Telesummit Listener
I participated in last week's telesummit and wanted you to know what excellent speakers and topics you selected. My favorite speakers/topics were: Alan Brown – getting unstuck, Coach Rudy Rodriguez – time management, Lynne Edris – organization, Dana Rayburn (love her) – taming your task list, and Casey Dixon – mindfulness. I’m absolutely captured and fascinated to learn more about executive function and mindfulness.E.P., 2015 Telesummit Listener
The most important gift I received from the telesummit was that now I know I'm not a failure and won't be a failure in the future. I want to shout from the rooftops, "I'm not a failure and I can manage this!" I would love to hug each and every speaker who helped me to finally understand that. It’s the first time since I was diagnosed that I’m feeling optimistic about having ADHD. I’m positively overwhelmed.
Thank you for all you do to provide support to the ADHD community!
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
This was my first encounter with Laurie and the Telesummit, but I am hooked forever!D.H., 2014 Telesummit Listener
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