Want to Know the Solutions to Succeeding with ADHD?
Answers that will help you...
- Be proud of your ADHD brain
- Manage your ADHD household with less stress
- Take that first step to stop procrastinating - and GET THINGS DONE!
- Understand why your ADHD is suddenly too much to handle
- Become aware of negative thoughts and tap into your unique strengths
- Remember where you left your keys (and then calmly hand them over to your ADHD teen)
- Find resources where you can get more support and community
The Succeed with ADHD Telesummit Will Show You How
When: July 17-21, 2017!
Where: From the comfort of your own home, office, living room, vacation spot...
How: Easily with your phone, computer, IPad
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(Calls are approximately 30 minutes long)
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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:
- Step away from the stigma associated with ADHD and discover a new way of looking at ADHD (without the label)
- End the negotiating, bribing, arguing and punishing with your kids and learn how to keep your kids on task (at home and school)
- Stop forgetting where you parked your car or left your keys - become a master of memory!
- Realize your true potential and own your ADHD
- Moms! Manage your ADHD and run your ADHD household without losing (what's left of) your mind
- Train your brain to get going and keep going so you get things done
- Take your destiny into your own hands and play an active role in creating the tomorrow you want
- Build a bridge between your intentions and actions by taking that first step
- Discover how ADHD and eating disorders can go hand in hand
- Eliminate those unsuccessful SMART goal strategies and learn ADHD friendly ways to set and reach your goals
- Prepare your ADHD teenager to be safer behind the wheel so you feel more secure handing over the keys
- Become aware and mindful of the power of words and thoughts and how they can relate to your success
- Gain a better understanding of ADHD when it co-exists with anxiety, depression and/or learning disorders
- Learn new ways being used to diagnose and test for ADHD
- Discover two amazing resources for ADHD and how you can join their community
- Transform your living space into an enjoyable place (instead of a war zone) and FINALLY find peace at home
- Use mindfulness to be more present and stop running on autopilot
- Get a fresh perspective on ADHD medication as a treatment method (and have a few laughs)
- Survive that time of life when hormones can drive an ADHD brain wild
A note from Laurie Dupar, your host...
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, over 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 privately to lead successful lives and training others to use their personal experience with ADHD to become ADHD coaches. And my son, now 24, has proudly finished his deploy in our United States Navy and is attending college!
I can definitely say the key to my son’s success was learning from others who had been where we were. The sharing of ideas and strategies that made the difference between surviving and thriving with ADHD. I will be forever grateful for the resources available to us during that time. We definitely could not have done it on our own!
So, for the seventh year in a row, I am once again hosting the Succeed with ADHD Telesummit!
Once again I have invited amazing colleagues and ADHD experts to share their wealth of experience and ADHD wisdom with you. This telesummit would not be possible except for the generosity of the speakers giving of their time and expertise. I want to thank the presenters and our community of sponsors who make this telesummit 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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Your Innovator Brain – The Truth About ADHD
Date: Monday, July 17 at 9am PST / 12pm EST
This is an opportunity to look at the effect of the stigma of being labeled ADHD and to consider a stigma free explanation that better describes the accomplishments and abilities of people with this brain type. After decades of working with ADHD, Carol Gignoux has found that using pathology to label and describe people with ADHD can be one of the most difficult things to overcome and an obstacle to their gaining freedom and control over their lives. It's time to reframe how we look at ADHD and give people a new leash on life!
Insights for Change In Mind Science: How Reality Improves Diagnostic and Treatment Protocols
Date: Monday, July 17 at 12pm PST / 3pm EST
Public dissatisfaction with psychiatric/medical care is pandemic, and almost everyone thinks that our only mind care resources are assessments through behavioral appearances followed by psychiatric medication assumptions based upon those reductionistic, oversimplified opinions that overlook advances in mind science. And what is the most compelling example of diagnostic imprecision and inadequacy? Attention Deficit Disorder. Dr. Charles Parker shares his personal story that led him to exploring advanced testing protocols and offers his recommendations for these new measurable insights.
Break the Procrastination Curse with Brain Hacks
Date: Monday, July 17, 2017 at 3pm PST / 6pm EST
We all know the ADHD brain has difficulty with motivation and stamina -- resulting in procrastination, falling behind, under-achieving, etc. But here's a secret -- it doesn't have to be this way.
It's true! There ARE ways to fire up your brain, GET GOING and KEEP it going so you can:
- Attack a task you absolutely despise
- Get started on an important but daunting project
- Keep going when your brain is begging to stop
Alan Brown, creator of the acclaimed ADD Crusher™ video series, will tell you how to put these simple “brain hacks” into play so you can break the procrastination curse.
Why I Started Taking ADHD Medication and Why I Stopped
Date: Monday, July 17 at 6pm PST / 9pm EST
The writer and producer of ‘ADD & Loving It?!’, the sequel 'ADD & Mastering It!' and creator of TotallyADD.com shares his experience with ADHD Medication, the impact it had on his creativity, productivity, and the success of his personal ADHD treatment plan.
Drawing from his own life and what he learned while interviewing 30 ADHD specialists for an epic five-part series on ADHD medication, Rick discovers that much of what he first believed was simply myth-information. What he learned from the experts, and experienced himself was often surprising and unexpected. And even disappointing.
You’ll get a fresh perspective on a controversial subject from someone who had many fears about trying any kind of medication. Some of Rick’s fears were groundless. Some were valid concerns. But what was most surprising were the number of questions and considerations that he never would have thought about, had he not had the opportunity to talk to so many different experts.
That First Step’s a Doozy! How to “Just Get Started”
Date: Tuesday, July 18 at 9am PST / 12pm EST
You know what you need to do. You even know how to do it. So, why isn’t it done already? When we avoid or delay or procrastinate on the things we intend to do, the Struggle with Getting Started is often at the core. Struggling to get started on the things we need to do obviously impacts our productivity, but it also creates a huge gap between our intentions and our actions. Coach Lynne Edris will help you better understand how your struggle to Get Started impacts your life, why you struggle to do what you intend to do, and give you simple, real-life tools to help you get started when you need to, and build a bridge between your actions and your intentions!
Give Kids a Break – and Then Get Them Back to Work!
Presenter: Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M.
Date: Tuesday, July 18 at 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern
Ah, the daily struggle. He isn’t getting his stuff done and he takes a break, but then you can’t get him back to work. You try negotiating, arguing, bribing, pleading, and punishing. Now what?
ADHD Parent Coach and Teacher Trainer, Cindy Goldrich will tackle this issue and explore some ways to reduce the stress and increase the on-task behavior at school and at home.
When Nothing is Going Right, Go Within to Uplift and Shift Your Situation
Date: Tuesday, July 18 at 3pm PST / 6pm EST
Sometimes nothing seems to be going right. You’re worried about your health, paying bills, your business/work, creating and sustaining meaningful relationships, and faced with other crucial decisions. Life can lead you to dark places where support seems too far away. What then? How will you answer the door when life comes knocking?
While you know you have special gifts to offer the world, you often need a little support in making a plan and a reminder of how truly wonderful you are. During this session, Dr. Billi will guide you to see the positive power of your ADHD traits. ADHD traits can be seen as ‘challenges’ but they are actually your superpowers. By harnessing the magic of your creativity/impulsivity, hyper focus, etc. and honing in on your exact qualities and needs, you can navigate challenging situations with greater ease and positivity. Find out how to tap into and utilize your unique ADHD strengths to empower yourself to uplift and shift your situation.
The Power of Words and Thoughts for Success with ADHD
Date: Tuesday, July 18 at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern
The words we hear, see and use every day are directly related to success with ADHD. Words and thoughts are very powerful. Negative words and thoughts can hinder success when you have ADHD while positive ones can help increase productivity, success and over happiness and well-being with ADHD.
In this session, Tara McGillicuddy will discuss the importance of becoming aware and mindful of the words and thoughts we allow into our lives. She will talk about the importance of boundaries when it comes to other people and outside sources such as media and the use of affirmations in relationship to ADHD. You will walk away from this session with an action plan to harness the power of your words and thoughts to increase your success with ADHD.
Unleash Your Secret ADHD Memory Capacity
Date: Wednesday, July 19 at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern
If you've ever left your wallet on the department store counter, forgotten where you parked your car, or searched all over for your misplaced phone - you're not alone. It seems that memory problems come with the territory when you have ADD/ADHD. But it doesn't have to be that way! Your memory is more under your control than you realize.
In this fun presentation, Dr. Kari Miller will share some of the most potent memory enhancing tools and tactics you need to become a memory master! You'll come away with practical strategies you can implement immediately to improve your memory for names, conversations, directions, location of objects, and more!
Where to Start When Parenting ADHD with Anxiety, Depression, and/or LD
Date: Wednesday, July 19 at 12pm PST/ 3pm EST
Most kids with ADHD face additional challenges, and often that means Anxiety, Depression, and/or Learning Disabilities. Co-existing conditions not only impact kids’ performance, particularly because of the role played by Executive Function, but they can also impact behavior. So while this is extremely common, it makes things more complicated for parents and educators, and requires a more nuanced approach to management. In this interview, you will gain a better understanding of the dynamics at play with co-existing conditions, and some approaches that work well when there’s more going on than “just” ADHD (which is most of the time!). Specifically, we’ll cover
Teaming up for Success: Insights that Change Everything
Date: Wednesday, July 19 at 3pm PST / 6pm EST
What happens when you're diagnosed with ADHD? Most people seek out experts for advice, peruse libraries and bookstores for that one book with all the answers or get lost deep in the web trying to Google search for more information. But for most people, the results leave them needing more.
The "experts" often don't have the answers you are needing, books are great but seem to address the "average" person with ADHD and it's been quite a while since anyone described you as average! The Web does reveal the occasional nugget, however it's buried deep between claims of curing ADHD with snake-oil, accusations of laziness and lack of motivation, past the endless pages of ADHD deniers!
And if you do nothing? What if your life continues to slip away? What about your dreams, ambitions and talents? Will they crumble away left where you abandoned them?
It doesn't have to be this way!
ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) has teamed with CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder ) to co-create the 2017 International ADHD Conference. This four day event will take place in Atlanta, Georgia, November 9 to 12, 2017 and is your opportunity to:
- Connect with hundreds of other people living with ADHD just like you
- Discover the latest in ADHD treatments, advancements, research
- Network with leaders, top professionals and organizations in ADHD
Join us...It will change your life.
Those Wild and Crazy Hormones – the ADHD Connection
Date: Wednesday, July 19 at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern
Hormones influence cognitive function in everyone, but for ADHD adults, the connection is crucially important to maintain focus and concentration. This session looks at the fascinating physiology of hormones and neurons, with a special emphasis on estrogen across a woman’s lifespan. We examine the differences in men’s and women’s ADHD brains as they are flooded with estrogen and testosterone. And finally, we discuss options for dealing with an ADHD brain gone wild on hormones (or lack thereof). A fun and fast-paced session for both males and females.
2 Pillars of Parenting for Peace at Home
Date: Thursday, July 20 at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern
Are you stressed out and exhausted? Tired of poor listening, lack of self-control and the impulsive behavior of your child with ADHD?
Discover why your child with ADHD pushes your limits, tries to control everything, and how you can transform your home into an enjoyable space rather than a war zone.
Parents will receive solutions from the Mad2Glad Blueprint™ that are key to having a calmer, more cooperative child and restoring your sanity.
You will learn:
- The number one reason for impulsivity, anger, and power struggles
- The 2 most common hidden landmines parents unintentionally trip on that contribute to fighting, yelling, and frustration
- The best strategy to help your child cope with big emotions and develop a positive self-esteem
Moms with ADHD: Tips and Tools for Surviving an ADHD Family
Date: Thursday, July 20 at 12pm PST / 3pm EST
Imagine being asked to build a house and instead of having a nifty red toolbox and a cool leather tool belt, all of your tools are buried under the boards and scattered about in piles. What’s more, half of your workers — your children — have the same problem!
Moms with ADHD have special challenges - managing their own ADHD while running a household that includes children (who also may have ADHD). How does a mom with ADHD survive? Terry Matlen will explore the special challenges and offer specific tips so you, Mom, don’t drown in a sea of disorganization, clutter and most of all, stress.
What's Weighing on You? ADHD and Eating Disorders
Date: Thursday, July 20 at 3pm Pacific / 6pm Eastern
Eating disorders have been around for a long time but the connection with ADHD is an emergent topic. Consciously or not, people with ADHD are always searching for ways to calm our brains, focus our attention and be more intentional and food can become a form of self medication or a way of managing symptoms. ADHD Coaches, Robin Livingston-Richter and Sarah Hammond share their experience with ADHD and eating disorders, offering recommendations of powerful questions to ask for discovery and strategies to assist in the recovery journey.
14 Life-Changing Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About ADHD
Date: Thursday, July 20 at 6pm Pacific / 9pm Eastern
You know those questions that have been rattling around in your brain and you can't find the answers (or are too embarrassed to ask)? Things like "Is it ADD or ADHD?" or "Why am I giving my hyperactive child a stimulant to settle down?" or "I think I might have ADHD - how do I get diagnosed?"
Senior Certified ADHD Coach and trained Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Laurie Dupar, responds to questions about diagnosis, testing, treatment, medication and addiction, ADHD and intelligence, outgrowing ADHD, navigating the treatment maze, best jobs for people with ADHD and much more!
Use Mindfulness to Reset Your Autopilot and Stop Crashing
Date: Friday, July 21 at 9am Pacific / 12pm Eastern
Many adults run on autopilot. Sometimes this is helpful, like when brushing your teeth or driving your car. Sometimes, and often for people who have ADHD, autopilot can also be harmful, like when arriving late for work every day or running laundry without the detergent. When we learn to do a task in a routine way, that routine can be supportive or unsupportive. Unsupportive automatic habits and ways of thinking drain precious cognitive energy and have many folks with ADHD running around exhausted and overwhelmed. Supportive automatic habits and ways of thinking save energy to help us to focus on other, more important things. Developing a mindfulness practice can help us to notice and recreate our automatic habits to be more self-supportive. In this Telesummit session, we will discuss how people with ADHD can use mindfulness to reset their autopilot to keep them from crashing.
Coming Out as ADHD!
Date: Friday, July 21 at 12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern
ADHD affects your identity. You may have skills that aren’t recognized or faults that are constantly criticized. And although everyone makes mistakes, with an ADHD brain, you repeat these same mistakes over your lifetime. Whether you live with repetitive guilt or you worry and fear for the future, you have created a state of shame. During this interview you will learn the value of coming to extreme awareness over this debilitating feeling and how you can deal with it.
My ADD tribe, whether it is in the workplace, or in the home space, it’s time to realize your true potential, identify your needs, speak up for yourself and yes, own your terrific faults so you can create a confidence that speaks louder than your words ever can. Ownership is right around the corner.
It’s Not You – It’s Your Goals: Set Yourself Up for Success with ADHD-Friendly Goal Setting
Date: Friday, July 21 at 3pm PST / 6pm EST
People with ADHD are often frustrated with the slow progress toward their goals. But maybe the problem is not their ADHD challenges as much as their not designing ADHD-friendly goals and ways to achieve them. This session goes beyond the concept of SMART goals to consider the 4 W’s - What, Who, When, Why - (and an H) of goal setting. Listen in and reconfigure how you set your goals so you finally reach them!
Behind The Wheel With ADHD…For Parents
Presenters: Ann Shanahan and Gayle Sweeney of Behind the Wheel with ADHD
Date: Friday, July 21 at 6pm PST / 9pm EST
Every time an ADHD teenager gets behind the wheel, they face serious risks in driver safety not encountered by their peers. And unfortunately, today’s driver’s education classes and road lessons are falling short in meeting the needs of our ADHD teen community. In this presentation, Ann Shanahan and Gayle Sweeney, founders of Behind the Wheel with ADHD will discuss their training for the driver’s education community and what parents can do to educate themselves so they can mitigate the staggering statistics that befall ADHD teen drivers.
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!!!
Here's what 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. 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.E.P., 2015 Telesummit Listener
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
Thank you so much for this access. It definitely provides a variety of information. As an adult with ADHD, I'm more drawn to the discussions regarding adults, however it's interesting to hear how parents are dealing with kids with ADHD because my diagnosis came as an adult and I wish my parents had been open to using different parenting techniques to work with me more.L.B., 2016 Telesummit Listener
This is the only place where I feel understood and can hear others who really tend to feel similarly. I never thought that ever existed before. But it does in your organization. And it's exciting that it has connected so many experts to contribute information and opinions to assist in successful lives for people with ADHD and their families.
Thank you for all the work you did to orchestrate the Succeed with ADHD Telesummit and make it the awesome experience that it was. I really appreciate how you responded to my questions and resolved the technical issues about the Google search results and the first replay link.K.Y., 2016 Telesummit Listener
The telesummit was, as I said, truly awesome. The accomplished, engaging speakers provided powerful information that enriched my understanding of ADHD. I was grateful to learn their clever success strategies relevant to real life. I enjoyed their dialogue with Laurie, who was a really charming host. As she examined the speakers' ideas, Laurie presented many gems of her own insight.
Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions
What is a telesummit?
A telesummit is much like a conference or seminar in which many authors, speakers and experts come together to share their knowledge. The difference is that it is done all by telephone and computer! When you register online, you get the dial in information (and weblink) so you can listen in from the comfort of your own home, work, car and even on vacation!
How is this free?
Because each of us are committed to delivering as much support as we can to members of the ADHD community, we’re inviting you to join us FREE of charge. No strings, no catch. You can listen to each of the calls FREE at the call time, and access the replays for 24 hours after the live call. We want everyone to succeed with ADHD!
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What if I can’t attend all of the calls?
We are recording each one of the calls and you will have access to the replays for 24 hours after the live call. You can listen to them as many times as you want via the computer for 24 hours. And there is always the Success Kit where you can purchase the recordings to listen to whenever you like!
How long are the calls?
Each of the calls are 30 minutes long to make it easy for you to listen to each one either live or on replay!