Shelly discovered that she has ADHD entirely by accident in 2014. She was working in her first business at the time as, of all things, a professional organizer when she attended Dr. Barkley’s conference session on working with ADHD clients. Shelly always knew that there was something different about her that made it harder to do the things that she really wanted to do, but she chalked it up to the fact that she was simply lazier and less motivated than most people. Learning that there is a real reason that she struggles with things that seem easy for others was equal parts validating and terrifying. Shelly knew one thing, if there was a way to solve this ADHD thing, she was going to find it. With ample help from co-host Cameron Gott as her coach, mentor, and friend, she's figured out that solving ADHD isn’t the solution she needed at all, but rather she needed to understand her own ADHD experience to create the change she was seeking. Meanwhile, Shelly's hands on experiences as a professional organizer with ADHD clients taught her that the biggest challenge those clients face is not disorganization itself, but creating and sustaining change. Today Shelly presents, coaches, and collaborates on creating and sustaining meaningful change.
This week, Cam and Shelly dive into the topic of grieving our past selves. As coaches, we often work with people who come to us with a new ADHD diagnosis, and with that diagnosis comes new context. With that context comes both the awareness that there are real reasons that we struggle, and the grief for our past selves as we wonder what might have been different had we known sooner that we have ADHD brains. We then discuss how grieving our past selves as ADHD adults isn't a process we go through once, but rather a process that will happen many times as we do our own understand, own, and translate work. We bring in client examples and metaphors to illustrate how and when this type of grief shows up and how listeners can recognize this grief for what it is and begin to work through it. Episode links + resources: Join the Community | Become a Patron Our Process: Understand, Own, Translate.About Cam and Shelly For more Translating ADHD: Visit our website: TranslatingADHD.comFollow us on Twitter: @TranslatingADHD
This week, Cam and Shelly finish a series of episodes to revisit the Cause and Effect metaphor that we presented in episodes ten and eleven. In this episode, we bring the component parts of the metaphor we've discussed in the last few weeks together to show the whole picture. In addition to discussing how the metaphor comes together, we discuss the bigger purpose the Mt. Rainier Cause and Effect metaphor. This metaphor is a more detailed version of our Understand, Own, Translate process. The goal of both frameworks is to discuss how ADHD people can most effectively create long lasting change. Mt. Rainier Metaphor Illustration: Cam's illustration of our Mt. Rainier Cause and Effect Metaphor. Episode links + resources: Join the Community | Become a Patron Our Process: Understand, Own, Translate.About Cam and Shelly For more Translating ADHD: Visit our website: TranslatingADHD.comFollow us on Twitter: @TranslatingADHD
This week, Cam and Shelly continue a series of episodes to revisit the Cause and Effect metaphor that we presented in episodes ten and eleven. In this episode, we continue to break down this metaphor to help listeners better understand language we use regularly in the show. In this episode, we continue to look at Cam's own ADHD journey in the context of our metaphor. We start by looking at the point that Cam first found himself up above the metaphorical Lunch Counter, the place where he came to ownership of his own ADHD experience. We then discuss the work that Cam did above the Lunch Counter in examining combinations of symptoms and learning about his individual ADHD manifestation and what was at causation for him. Mt. Rainier Metaphor Illustration: Cam's illustration of our Mt. Rainier Cause and Effect Metaphor. Episode links + resources: Join the Community | Become a Patron Our Process: Understand, Own, Translate.About Cam and Shelly For more Translating ADHD: Visit our website: TranslatingADHD.comFollow us on Twitter: @TranslatingADHD
This week, Cam and Shelly continue a series of episodes to revisit the Cause and Effect metaphor that we presented in episodes ten and eleven. In this episode and in the coming weeks, we will break down this metaphor to help listeners better understand language we use regularly in the show. This week, we continue our discussion by discussing where awareness work begins as ADHD adults: at The Lunch Counter. The Lunch Counter the place that ADHD adults find themselves in after diagnosis; the place where we start to learn about level-1 ADHD symptoms. We then discuss the limitations of the Lunch Counter and why our model does not end here. While there is helpful information to be had in examining level-1 ADHD symptoms, the real work begins by examining combinations of symptoms and learning about one's individual ADHD manifestation.Mt. Rainier Metaphor Illustration: Cam's illustration of our Mt. Rainier Cause and Effect Metaphor. Episode links + resources:Join the Community | Become a Patron Our Process: Understand, Own, Translate.About Cam and ShellyFor more Translating ADHD:Visit our website: TranslatingADHD.comFollow us on Twitter: @TranslatingADHD
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Birthdate
Jul 6th, 1984
Episode Count
69
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
1 day, 12 hours
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