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Proudly ADHD at work and in business

Cathy Rashidian, Certified Coach

Welcome to Proudly ADHD at Work and in Business with host Certified Executive Coach, Cathy Rashidian! If you’re a professional or entrepreneur and suspect you have Adult ADHD or have been recently diagnosed, this is the podcast for you. I bring you the latest in ADHD science, expert interviews, success stories, practical strategies, and much more. My goal is to help you understand how to work with your ADHD brain instead of struggling against it, so you can tame that inner fire and unlock your potential for a more fulfilling career and personal life.

85 - Your Brain‘s Not Broken | Guest Tamara Rosier Ph.D.
21-12-2021
85 - Your Brain‘s Not Broken | Guest Tamara Rosier Ph.D.
In this episode I speak with Tamara Rosier, Ph.D. about her new book, Your Brain’s Not Broken: Strategies for Navigating Your Emotions and Life with ADHD.  In Your Brain’s Not Broken, Tamara Rosier, Ph.D., founder of the ADHD Center in West Michigan, shares how those with ADHD can create new thinking habits, identify unhelpful thoughts and emotional patterns, and apply strategies to change them. “Seeing how the ADHD brain works differently from the neurotypical brain helps us understand, accept, and compensate for our differences,” Rosier writes in the book. “This knowledge that ADHD is a complicated disorder that affects each part of a person’s life is the first step to managing it...so that you don’t have to pretend to others and yourself.” Readers of this book will finally understand why those with ADHD think, feel, and act the way they do. Dr. Rosier applies her 12 years of coaching others to offer the critical practical tools like solving motivational murders, finding predictable patterns, setting boundaries, managing energy expenditure, understanding the ADHD Ladder of Emotional Health, and more. Anyone with ADHD—as well as anyone who lives with or loves someone with ADHD—will find a compassionate, encouraging guide to living well and with hope in this book.   About Tamara Rosier, Ph.D - is founder of the ADHD Center of West Michigan, where she and her staff work with individuals with ADHD (and their families) to learn strategies and develop new skills to live effectively with ADHD. Dr. Rosier is also the president of the ADHD Coaches Organization. She is a popular conference and keynote speaker is a frequent guest on podcasts and has published numerous articles about living with ADHD. She lives in West Michigan.
#83 ”Taking Charge of Adult ADHD” - 2nd edition | Guest Russell Barkley
30-09-2021
#83 ”Taking Charge of Adult ADHD” - 2nd edition | Guest Russell Barkley
In this episode, I am delighted to be reviewing the book, "Taking Charge of Adult ADHD", - 2nd edition with author Russell Barkley, PhD.    This is a must-have book for all adults with ADHD! and a must-listen conversation  We talked about: - Latest research in ADHD - Medication and ADHD - what's on the horizon - Emotional dysregulation  - How to move past the diagnosis and take charge of your ADHD and sooo much more.  Be sure to order the 2nd edition of Taking Charge of Adult of ADHD    Additional resources - ADHD Report -   About Dr. Barkley  Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine (2016-present).  He is also a retired Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center (1985-2002) and subsequently worked as a Professor of Psychiatry and Health Sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina (2003-2016).  In semi-retirement, he continues to lecture widely and develop continuing education courses for professionals on ADHD and related disorders, as well as consult on research projects, edit The ADHD Report, and write books, reviews, and research articles. He is board-certified in Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP).  Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has published 27 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering more than 43 editions, and creator of 7 award-winning professional videos.  He has also published more than 300 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders.  He is the founder and Editor of the clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report, now in its 29th year of publication.  Dr. Barkley has presented more than 800 invited lectures in more than 30 countries and appeared on nationally televised shows such as 60 Minutes, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many others.  He has received numerous awards from professional societies and ADHD organizations for his lifetime achievements, contributions to research and clinical practice, and the dissemination of science.  His website is www.russellbarkley.org.
#82 Importance of healing Trauma for those with ADHD | Guest Dr. Ian Macnaughton
14-09-2021
#82 Importance of healing Trauma for those with ADHD | Guest Dr. Ian Macnaughton
In today’s episode, we have Dr. Ian Macnaughton, Ergos Institute of Somatic Education Faculty Member. We explored trauma and ADHD, somatic experiencing, and the importance of small cycles of completion (bonus interactive demo of somatic experiencing at the end 😏).   Detailed show notes:  In today’s episode, we have Dr. Ian Macnaughton, Ergos Institute Faculty Member. We talked about:  Trauma and ADHD - key characteristics, how it affects your neurophysiology, and re-regulation.  The vagus nerve and its importance - expansion, and contraction, shutdowns, and ramifications of negative experiences. Somatic experiencing - the importance of our senses and how developing them move us towards regulating our entire being.  Completion - why tiny steps matter more than you think, and how it instills hope and agency in people.  (and a bonus interactive demo of somatic experience with Dr. Macnaughton!) For more information on Somatic Experiencing visit   Ian Macnaughton MBA, PhD, FEA, SEP, has been a teacher and practitioner of trauma resolution, mind-body and family systems psychotherapy for 50 years and is a Bodynamic Analyst and trainer.  He has worked with Somatic Experiencing since the early 70’s and is Levine Legacy faculty with the Ergos Institute of Somatic Education.  His practice includes a high percentage of executives, medical practitioners and therapists and others in the helping professions both for psychotherapy and supervision.  He maintains an ongoing training group for clinical practitioners, as well as delivering public workshops for helping professionals.  Ian also has owned a number of businesses and maintains an active practice working with business families, families of wealth, and various organizations. He is on the teaching faculty for, and a Fellow of the International Family Firm Institute and his clients have included many government ministries and corporations. He is the holder of the Richard Beckhard Practice Award for contributions in the field of Family Business Advising.   Dr. Macnaughton has taught at numerous universities and colleges, both undergraduate and graduate levels in psychology and in business. His other publications include, Embodying the Mind and Minding the Body, and Body, Breath and Consciousness: A Somatic Anthology, also “Self, Other, and the System” in Catalyzing the Field.  His other writings on family business have been published in a number of venues as well as his work in Systems Science published in Comprehensive Systems Design: A New Educational Technology: NATO Workshop on Systemic Educational Design. Contact information: www.transitionpoint.ca, ian@macnaughton.ca
#80 Navigating the emotions of ADHD diagnosis and more | Guest Inger Shaye Colzie
26-08-2021
#80 Navigating the emotions of ADHD diagnosis and more | Guest Inger Shaye Colzie
In today’s episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with a therapist and fellow ADHD coach Inger Shaye Colzie. Among other things, we talked about IngerShaye’s late-in-life diagnosis, how she went from pursuing law to cosmetology to therapy, and her advice for other black women with ADHD. Detailed show notes:  In today’s episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with a therapist and fellow ADHD coach Inger Shaye Colzie. Among other things, we talked about:    IngerShaye’s late-in-life diagnosis - how it was a relief, and why she thinks that it was advantageous to be diagnosed later in life. The type of environment that she grew up in, and how it was a catalyst for her success despite her undiagnosed ADHD.  How she went from pursuing law to cosmetology to massage therapist to therapist (amazing, I know!). Her advice for other black women with ADHD - managing priorities, expectations, and mental bandwidth.  Inger Shay's Facebook Group: Black Women with ADHD Executives and entrepreneurs: our guest:  Inger Shaye Colzie is a Black woman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and ADHD Coach. She offers the benefits of professional expertise with a lifetime of experience. Inger successfully ran her practice as a therapist and LCSW for 15 years even though undiagnosed until in her 50s. Her specialty is coaching Black female executives/entrepreneurs through clarity, empowerment, resilience, and self-care. Links: Facebook Page: Group: Black Women with ADHD Executives and entrepreneurs: website: www.ingershaye.com Instagram: @ingershaye
#77 Navigating barriers to ADHD diagnosis, personal story of Dr. Zara Shahangian
29-07-2021
#77 Navigating barriers to ADHD diagnosis, personal story of Dr. Zara Shahangian
In today’s episode we have a heartfelt conversation with Zara, Dr. of Pharmacy. We talked about:  Her late-in-life diagnosis of ADHD, barriers to diagnosis, and the effects of medication on her day-to-day [0:52]Life after diagnosis and medication [6:55]Zara’s go-to tools for focus, productivity, and calm. Understanding the dopaminergic effects of task completion and procrastination. [8:49]Zara’s thoughts on medication and ADHD - addiction, psychiatrist guidance, and medication tolerance [13:03]Zara’s heartwarming message to other late-in-life diagnosed ADHDers, and the top 3 things she thinks you should do after a diagnosis [16:55] Invitation to upcoming MasterClass - bit.ly/ADHDMasterclass    About: Zahra Darya Shahangian,  Doctor of pharmacy She served as a pharmacy executive for several healthcare systems developing clinical programs, improving medication safety & quality assurance & implementation of digital health technology to drive healthcare innovation.   Her personal struggles with the pressures of climbing the executive co-operate ladder lead her to pursue Holistic Neuropathic Treatment options to Mental Health Disorders.  Her mission is to help eliminate the stigma around Mental Health and push beyond the pill to incorporate natural remedies to support nutritional deficiencies and optimize  patients treatment regimen.   Connect with Dr. Zara contactdoctorzara@gmail.com
#74 ADHD and Medication | Guest Jeff Copper
09-07-2021
#74 ADHD and Medication | Guest Jeff Copper
In this episode, I talk with Jeff Copper - ADHD & Attention Coach,  we bring the Coaches’ point of view on ADHD medication.  At first, Jeff simply explains the scientific facts behind the chemical reactions of our bodies when taking ADHD medications and he clarifies the side effects as well. He stresses the importance of taking the right drug, the right dose at the right time.Jeff and I, later on, have some fruitful discussions about the impacts of taking ADHD drugs and the impacts of NOT taking ADHD drugs and we shared our personal experience as both coaches and as people diagnosed with ADHD. - Jeff highlights the great importance of education and making “well-informed” decisions based on self-awareness about personal ADHD needs. he shares some useful tips and techniques to articulate ideas to doctors or coaches especially writing your questions and concerns in a piece of paper.On the top of that, Jeff’s best advice is to adjust our expectations about ADHD drugs and create a balanced combination of medications and exercise when necessary.Jeff final words is to be patient, be wise to adjust and increase productivity and my final words are to make your decisions based on what you know and based on your reliable research not what you hear from media to manage your ADHD. Do your homework and understand your beautiful ADHD brain.   Join my Quantum Thinkers's Mastermind, managing ADHD does not have to be done all on your own. Lean into the support of our group.    Reference episode from Attention Talk Radio Podcast -   About Jeff Copper: Email: jeff@digcoaching.com | Website: www.digcoaching.com Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG, is an attention coach and expert on attention issues. He is the founder of DIG Coaching Practice and founder/host of Attention Talk Radio and Attention Talk Video. He coaches individuals with ADD/ADHD symptoms who are seeking personal and business results by helping them realize their potential. As someone who has had to learn to manage attention and deal with his own challenges, Jeff helps his clients understand themselves and how their minds work. To this end, Jeff developed his anatomy of attention construct to help them regain control of their attention and move past barriers. Using his anatomy of attention construct, they can achieve what they are capable of faster, with less stress, and create productive environments they need to succeed.