Meet the Experts from this Year's Telesummit
Carol Gignoux of Live ADHD Free
Date: Monday, July 17 at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern
BIO: Carol Gignoux is a pioneer and expert in the field of ADHD. For over forty years she has counseled and coached hundreds of people including executives, business owners, entrepreneurs, couples, college students, and teenagers. With a master’s degree, coaching and research, Carol has discovered that ADHD is really the “Innovator Brain Type”.
Dr. Charles Parker
Date: Monday, July 17 at 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern
BIO: Host at CoreBrain Journal and best selling author of New ADHD Medication Rules - Brain Science & Common Sense, Dr. Charles Parker is on a mission to address psychiatric treatment failure by democratizing advanced brain and mind information through lessons for our increasingly curious, concerned, and informed global citizenry. An enlightened public will significantly improve treatment outcomes as they challenge misinformation and conjecture.
Alan Brown of ADD Crusher™
Date: Monday, July 17, 2017 at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern
BIO: An entrepreneur, ADHD/productivity coach and host of Crusher™TV (www.CrusherTV.com), Alan is the creative force behind ADD Crusher™, the award-winning video series designed for ADHD teens and adults that was named a CHADD Innovative Program in 2013. Undiagnosed for decades, Alan’s untreated ADHD manifested in underachievement, failed relationships, substance abuse, and worse. Once diagnosed, he found it difficult to learn coping strategies from books, so he developed his own unique “brain hack” strategies while building a successful advertising career and several successful start-ups. He’s a featured presenter at ADHD conferences in the U.S. and abroad, at TEDx, and co-hosts ADDA’s weekly webinars as well as his own Crusher™TV, a weekly online TV show that teaches how to "unleash the power of your brain" via productivity brain hacks.
Rick Green of TotallyADD
Date: Monday, July 17 at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern
BIO: Rick Green created the groundbreaking website TotallyADD.com, as well as two ground-breaking documentaries on adult ADHD: ADD & Loving It?! and ADD & Mastering It! ADD & Loving It?! became a runaway hit on PBS (U.S.), earning critical acclaim, a New York Festivals award for Best Medical Documentary, and kudos from educators, coaches, doctors, and adults with ADHD.
Since then Rick and his wife Ava have produced 16 full-length videos on every aspect of ADHD featuring 75 experts. Most recently he produced an epic, 5 video series, ADHD Medication: Straight Answers to Big Questions.
After graduating with a BSC. in Physics, Rick created public programs for the Ontario Science Centre. In 1979 he became a full-time comedian, eventually writing and performing in 700 episodes of television and radio.
With a gift for blending information and humor, Rick is best known for his series History Bites; the alternative fiction literacy series Prisoners of Gravity; the long-running comedy series The Red Green Show; and The Frantics comedy troupe.
A frequent public speaker, Rick was honored as one of ‘University of Waterloo’s Top 50 Science Graduates,’ and his work in ADHD recently earned him an appointment to the prestigious Order of Ontario.
Lynne Edris, ACG of Coaching ADDvantages
Date: Tuesday, July 18 at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern
BIO: Lynne Edris is a Productivity & ADHD Coach specializing in working with adults who struggle with disorganization, poor time-management, weak follow-through, and having too much on their plates. Over the last decade, Lynne has helped individuals from all over the world uncover their own strengths and talents, and overcome their challenges to live more fulfilling and productive lives. A woman with ADD herself, she helps her clients start "firing on all cylinders” in all areas of life, so they can have more time and more energy for the things and the people they love. You can learn more about Lynne, what she does, and the programs and services she offers at www.CoachingADDvantages.com.
Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M.
Date: Tuesday, July 18 at 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern
BIO: Cindy Goldrich is the Founder of PTS Coaching and Training and a Mental Health Counselor and Board Certified ADHD Coach. She specializes in providing education, coaching and support for parents, educators and mental health professionals to help children with ADHD/ Executive Function Deficits succeed at home, in school, and in life. Additionally, she trains professionals to become ADHD Parent Coaches. Author of 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD, based on her nationally offered workshop series, Calm and Connected: Parenting Children with ADHD©. Founder of Long Island Professionals ADHD Consortium and on the Board of CHADD. Cindy provides professional development programs at conferences and schools nationwide. She has spoken nationally at conferences for CHADD, LDA, LISHA and related organizations.
Dr. Billi Bittan of AttentionB
Date: Tuesday, July 18 at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern
BIO: Dr. Billi is the owner and CEO of AttentionB, a certified Co-active ADHD Coach, Neuro-Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and licensed in Mediation/Conflict Resolution.
Dr. Billi has over 35 years of experience helping people of all ages manage ADHD. With a Ph.D. in Education, M.A. in Expressive Arts Therapy and B.A. in Physical Education, she specializes in innovative coaching and therapy intervention for ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, learning disabilities and memory disorders. She developed the Leverage ADHD™ method to empower families, couples, children, educators, entrepreneurs, executives, and teams/employees, to take pride in and transform their unique ADHD traits into useful assets.
She is a highly-regarded presenter and has provided lectures all over the world about ADHD, gender and women’s issues, empowerment and trains teachers and parents like Cognitive-Behavioral intervention and class management. Her unique and rich life experiences come to life in lectures that educate others on what they can do to change their lives now.
Tara McGillicuddy of ADDClasses and ADHD Support Talk Radio
Date: Tuesday, July 18 at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern
BIO: Tara McGillicuddy, SCAC is an internationally recognized Adult ADD / ADHD Expert. Since 1997, Tara has been providing virtual support and education to people affected by ADD / ADHD. She has a passion for helping people affected by ADD/ ADHD lead happy and productive lives. Through the use of online technology, Tara has spent the last 2 decades connecting people affected by ADD /ADHD with Education and Support resources. Tara is the founder and director of ADDClasses.com, the leading resource for virtual ADD / ADHD Support and Education. She is also the host of ADHD Support Talk Radio, a top ADHD podcast on iTunes and top Self-help show on Blog Talk Radio. In addition to her online ADD /ADHD resources, Tara also provides ADHD Coaching to Adults with ADD /ADHD.
Dr. Kari Miller, PhD, BCET
Date: Wednesday, July 19 at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern
BIO: Kari Miller, PhD, BCET, ADHD Life Strategist, is an expert at helping her clients boldly leverage their personal strengths into productive action! She is passionately committed to guiding women and young people with ADHD as they take control of their lives, get in touch with their real assets and overcome the real reasons they get stuck.
Dr. Kari is a board certified educational therapist with a Ph.D. in educational psychology and mathematical statistics, an M.Ed. in learning disabilities, reading remediation and educational diagnosis and a B.S. in early childhood education, behavior disorders and gifted education.
She serves on the board of directors of ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association), is the Chair of ADDA's College Committee and the Facilitator of ADDA's Job Seekers' Club.
She’s been educating and coaching adults and young people who have ADHD, autism, and learning disabilities for over thirty years. Her specialties include ADHD coaching, memory training, executive skill development, and literacy and math remediation. Learn more about choosing Kari as your coach at http://adhdclearandfocused.com/individual-coaching/.
Kari's yearly online summits for women with ADHD share proven techniques to find hope, unlock your potential, and get stuff done! She's the host of the ADHD Success Plan For Women Event, and the Closing the Intention Gap Event.
Elaine Taylor-Klaus and Diane Dempster from ImpactADHD
Date: Wednesday, July 19 at 12pm Pacific/ 3pm Eastern
BIO: Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC, and Diane Dempster MHSA, PCC, CPC, are co-founders of ImpactADHD.com, an online resource for parents raising kids with ADHD, LD, Anxiety and related challenges. Parent educators and certified coaches with 6 complex kids between two families, Elaine and Diane are internationally recognized as leaders in the fields of parenting, coaching and ADHD. The authors of Parenting ADHD Now: Easy Intervention Strategies to Empower Kids with ADHD and the creators of SanitySchool.com, an online Behavior Management Training Program for parents of complex kids, they help parents reduce the stress of raising complex children. ImpactADHD teaches a “coach-approach” to Parent Management, offering training, coaching and support for parents to confidently raise independent and successful kids.
ADDA and CHADD
Date: Wednesday, July 19 at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern
BIO: ADDA and CHADD, international ADHD resource organizations, are teaming up in November 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia for the International Conference on ADHD.
You no longer have to struggle alone to find the answers and support you want with managing your ADHD symptoms and challenges. Whether you are an adult, parent, professional, or student, the international ADHD resource organizations CHADD and ADDA have your back. In this call, join Laurie and representatives from these two organizations as we talk about how you can benefit from their resources including the annual ADHD conference in November of 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Linda Roggli, PCC of A-D-Diva Network for ADHD
Date: Wednesday, July 19 at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern
BIO: Linda Roggli is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), award-winning author and founder of the A-D-Diva Network for ADHD women 40-and-better. She is a nationally-recognized expert in midlife and senior ADHD. In 2016, she co-founded the Annual ADHD Women’s Palooza, an online conversation with 40 of the top experts in women’s ADHD that attracts thousands of women internationally.
She is a regular contributor to and blogger for ADDitude Magazine, the ADHD expert on Selfgrowth.com and a guest blogger for sixtyandme.com. She served as vice-president of the board of directors for ADDA and chairs its webinar committee. She is a well-known speaker on ADHD women at national and international conferences. Her book, Confessions of an ADDiva: Midlife in the non-linear lane won first prize for women’s issues in the Next Generation Indy Book Awards in 2012.
Samantha Moe, M.A. SLP of Mad2Glad Parent Coaching
Date: Thursday, July 20 at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern
BIO: Samantha Moe, M.A. SLP, is a Certified Parent Coach whose passion is teaching practical ways to decrease stress. Founder of the holistic and innovative Mad2Glad BlueprintTM, she guides caregivers in her step-by-step approach to dramatically reduce defiance and disrespect and re-establish confidence and authority.
Terry Matlen , MSW, ACSW of ADD Consults
Date: Thursday, July 20 at 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern
BIO: Terry Matlen, MSW, is a psychotherapist, author, consultant, and coach, specializing in women with ADHD. She is the author of the award winning book, "The Queen of Distraction” and "Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD", and runs www.ADDconsults.com, an online resource serving adults worldwide with ADHD and www.QueensOfDistraction, an online coaching program for women with ADHD.
A nationally recognized expert and speaker on ADHD, Terry served for many years on the board of directors of ADDA and is immediate past coordinator of the E. Oakland County CHADD Chapter in Michigan. She can be reached at terry@ADDconsults.com.
Sarah Hammond and Robin Livingston-Richter
Date: Thursday, July 20 at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern
BIO: Sarah Hammond has been a certified massage therapist for 25 years, specializing in Hendrickson Method orthopedic massage. She became a Senior Teacher with the Hendrickson Method Institute in 1991 and taught for 6 years. Sarah has also been a Pilates trainer and yoga practitioner for 2 decades. She has 25 years of therapy, meditation practice and consciousness background. Most recently, Sarah completed the Martha Beck Life Coach training and is completing certification as an ADHD Coach with the IACTCenter. Sarah developed anorexia as a teenager and bulimia in her 20s, and has been in active recovery from both for 25 years.
For more than 25 years, Robin Livingston-Richter practiced as a family therapist, and is currently a licensed clinical social worker. Five years ago, Robin recovered from an eating disorder that she struggled with since her teenage years. During her “discovery,” Robin learned that she had ADHD and began researching the connection between ADHD and food. Robin is now an ADHD Coach working with high school and college students. Her mission is to shine the light on others’ learning styles, strengths, values, and interests to help them discover what is important to them so that they live a meaningful and authentic life.
Laurie Dupar, PMHNP, RN, PCC, of Coaching for ADHD and IACTCenter
Date: Thursday, July 20 at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern
BIO: With her unparalleled expertise, Laurie Dupar, trained Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Senior Certified ADHD Coach and Certified Mentor Coach, specializes in working with clients who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and want to finally understand how their brain works, minimize their challenges and get things done! Laurie is the co-author and editor of the #1 best-selling Amazon series, The ADHD Awareness Book Project, including Wacky ways to Succeed with ADHD, and author of the popular book Brain Surfing and 31 Other Awesome Qualities of ADHD. In addition to her private coaching at Coaching for ADHD, Laurie is a fierce advocate for persons with ADHD, sitting on several ADHD organization boards.
In 2015 she founded the International ADHD Coach Training Center (IACTCenter) where she trains and mentors emerging ADHD coaches to help them build a successful and profitable coaching business they love.
Casey Dixon of Dixon Life Coaching
Date: Friday, July 21 at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern
BIO: Casey Dixon is a Life Coach who focuses on science-based, innovative, collaborative coaching for attorneys, professors, and other demand-ridden professionals with ADHD.
Casey is recognized as a Professional, Board, and Senior Certified ADHD Coach. Her hallmark is reliably facilitating results without judgment.
Casey is also the ADHD Strategist for MindfullyADD, a website featuring short, approachable mindfulness practices for people with ADHD.
Evan Kirstein of Progressive Growth Coaching
Date: Thursday, July 20 at 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern
BIO: Evan Kirstein devotes his professional career to coaching and teaching adolescents, parents and professionals about ADHD. Since he works with all types of clients, not all of his clients have ADD, but all of them have goals that are important. He also consults families with behavioral management structures and positive reinforcement skills. He understands what it takes to successfully engage a student and give them hope that there is a path for them. His experience has enabled him to help many parents and students to open themselves up and learn how to create positive pathways.
Because he was diagnosed with ADD when he was in the third grade, he has had the opportunity to establish a rare perspective of its many challenges and the unique ADD learning process. With the help of tutors, coaches and mentors, he learned to educate and advocate for himself. Throughout his educational experience and career, he has had the opportunity to develop a thorough understanding of the services necessary to support students with ADD and their families. He has found that his journey with ADD is always beginning, he must always maintain positive momentum and that humor can create positive learning experiences.
Roxanne Fouché of Focus for Effectiveness
Date: Friday, July 21 at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern
BIO: Roxanne Fouché specializes in strengths-based coaching of bright students and adults with ADHD, weaknesses in executive functioning, and/or learning differences. She also provides consulting for students, families, and schools. She has graduate training in special education and holds both a professional Certificate in Educational Therapy and a Certificate in Positive Psychology. She is a co-author of the ADHD Awareness Book Project series, and a sought-after speaker at local and national events. She is the coordinator of the San Diego chapter of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), the immediate past president of the San Diego affiliate of the Learning Disabilities Association (LDA), and a professional member of ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), International Coach Federation (ICF) as well as Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA).
Ann Shanahan and Gayle Sweeney of Behind the Wheel with ADHD
Date: Friday, July 21 at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern
BIO: Gayle Sweeney and Ann Shanahan are trained ADHD coaches with a coaching practice in Chicago serving teens, college students, and their parents. They developed Behind the Wheel With ADHD training program for professional driving instructors and are now certifying commercial driving schools as well as public schools across the country. They are excited to share their expertise with parents as well, and next month will proudly introduce Behind the Wheel With ADHD Parent Webinar for parents, available for purchase through the Edge Foundation.
Gayle and Ann completed certification in the Rush Neurobehavioral Center Executive Function Skills Program at Rush University Medical Center in 2014. They presented “Special Risks Associated with the ADHD Driver” seminar to the Illinois Driver Education Association (IDEA) in 2013 and have been guest experts on various blogs and webinars.
Gayle and Ann are active members and corporate sponsors of many organizations in both the ADHD support community and the Traffic Safety community, including ADTSEA and The Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists. Their program Behind the Wheel With ADHD was selected as one of six “Innovative Programs of 2015” for CHADD at their national conference. They are guest speakers and presenters at national and state traffic safety conferences across the country and have been featured guests on Attention Talk Radio with Jeff Copper.