Continuing to build on our collection of ADHD Resources in Australia, I’m gathering information on ADHD Coaches in Australia.
In this article, we’ll look at Thriving with ADHD, an ADHD coaching service which is run by Lou Brown.
ADHD Coaches don’t provide medical advice, and you should always consult a psychiatrist for diagnosis and treatment of ADHD. However, coaches like Lou play an important role in improving the lives of those with ADHD, their family members, partners, friends and coworkers.
What happens after you’ve received diagnosis, treatment and even medication? How else can you manage ADHD throughout your daily life and work? That’s where ADHD coaches play an important role.
The story behind Thriving with ADHD is compelling for anyone who has gone undiagnosed for a long period of time. Such was the case for founder Lou Brown, who acknowledges many challenges she faced throughout her childhood and adolescence, only later learning that they were due to undiagnosed, and therefore untreated ADHD.
Despite the challenges she faced, Lou developed many of her own tools and strategies for effectively leading her life. As an ADHD coach, she shares these, along with others that she gathered as part of her intensive 8-month training with ADDCA to become a certified ADHD coach. When her son was diagnosed with ADHD, Lou became even more dedicated to helping others with ADHD and their families as well. As she states on her website:
I dream of a world in which every person with ADHD is understood, embraced and supported. Where information and good quality treatment is easily accessible. And in which individuals with ADHD thrive and flourish, achieve their dreams, and live full and happy lives.
To help teachers better understand students with ADHD, Lou wrote: ADHD in Primary School: a comprehensive guide to understanding and supporting students with ADHD in the classroom. Available to purchase as a PDF on her website, it provides a concise set of tips to help teachers support students with ADHD.
In addition, Lou provides a comprehensive set of resources on the Thriving with ADHD website from Understanding ADHD to helping children develop social skills.
Lou is also an advocate for accepting people with ADHD in society and removing the stigma that surrounds the disorder.
Thriving with ADHD provides coaching for adults and children diagnosed with ADHD, as well as their family members, co-workers and friends. Visit the Thriving with ADHD website by clicking here or one of the links above to learn more.