Heather and Gabriel are based in SouthWest Virginia. Heather is a Licensed professional Counselor in the state of virginia and Gabriel is a resident in counseling.

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Ep. 020 SUMMIT: Entrepreneurial ADHD

SUMMIT: Harnessing the Power of Entrepreneurial ADHD

Gabriel attended a summit in New York City for CEOs on Entrepreneurial ADHD.  Today’s episode is a reflection on the knowledge he gleaned from his attendance at this star studded event. The presenters at the summit were leaders in the field of ADHD treatment and included Dr. Ned Hallowell, Dr. Ellen Littman, and Peter Shankman.  

Below are some highlights of the information shared in this episode:

  1. Moving your treatment from a “deficit model”

  2. Additional thoughts on stigma to include, “The true disabilities are the stigmas associated with a diagnosis”

  3. Paradoxical Pairs:

    1. Useful: mind like a steel trap; Problematic: unpredictably forgetful

    2. Useful: tenacious, never gives up; Problematic: stubborn

    3. Useful: ability to take risks; Problematic: a need to be in danger in order to feel engaged and alive

  4. Advice about anxiety: “never worry alone”

  5. Managing ADHD with the  7 C’s:

    1. Control

    2. Cut back

    3. Connect

    4. Challenge

    5. Contemplate

    6. Create

    7. Contribute

  6. Considerations for how ADHD manifests differently in girls than in boys

  7. The effects of ADHD on the family system

  8. Learning and understanding what works best for you and developing a plan to leverage those skills

Resources from this episode include:

  1. Dr. Ned Hallowell “Driven to Distraction”

  2. Dr. Ellen Littman “Understanding Girls with ADHD”

  3. Peter Shankman’s podcast  “Faster than Normal”

Ep. 021 Excellence in Supervision

Ep. 019 Removing the Stigmas