Hi my name is Nicola and I am a certified ADHD coach that has trained in both the basic and family coaching programs with the ADD Coaching Academy (ADDCA) which is accredited with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC). I also have Executive Function Coach training through the Connections in Mind Foundation.
My coaching journey began with supporting my family. When our oldest child was diagnosed I began researching ADHD and brain management systems with a focus on how I could implement practical solutions in our home. I started to see that there was real value in a strength and solution based approach:
I began to notice that by using a strength and solution based approach our family dynamic was changing in a positive way. I wanted more of this type of support and I couldn't find anyone in our network that offered this approach. So I continued learning on my own through research and trial and error and the more I learned the more I realized that coaching incorporated many of my strengths and passions and I began to look into becoming a certified ADHD Coach.
How Did I Become Interested in ADHD Coaching?
I have a background in change management and worked for 15 years helping people navigate transition and I also hold a Master's Degree in Geographic Information Systems. It was a natural transition for me to move towards ADHD coaching with my professional experience, passion for learning and helping people.
The more I learned helping my own family the more passionate I became about ADHD Coaching and I decided to return to school to learn more about this field and further develop my skills.
Professional and Practical Experience
I have taken the knowledge I've gained with my own family, my previous professional roles and what I have learned in the coach training programs and applied it in my coaching practice to help families and adults impacted by ADHD.
In My Free Time
In my free time I like to cook, travel, read, play soccer, coach youth in soccer, and take my dogs for a walk.