Hi there! I am Martin. And I have ADHD. :)
I know what it is like to struggle with ADHD. And trust me, it doesn't have to be this hard.
I work with clients of all ages who are affected by ADHD, including students struggling to pay attention in class, young adults searching for their ideal career path, adults facing overwhelm, and parents dealing with the frustration of raising an ADHD child.
My journey with ADHD started in the same way as many others. I always knew something wasn't quite right. I knew I was struggling in school and in life, but I didn’t know what the problem was. I always "tried harder", as everybody around me kept telling me to do, but nothing improved. I was about to give up on ever accomplishing anything when a friend of mine pointed out to me that I might have ADHD. My first reaction was to dismiss her. ADHD? That can't be, I'm not hyperactive! But I was desperate for an explanation of what was happening to me, and so I decided to look into it anyway. As I started researching the condition, I realized that not only was it very likely that she was right after all (You don't have to be physically hyperactive to have ADHD!), ADHD could also easily explain nearly all the problems I have been struggling with. I eventually received an official diagnosis, and so I set off to get my life back on track.
It wasn't long before I discovered that there was a serious lack of support and direction for people with ADHD, especially here in California's Central Valley. I was mostly left to do the research on my own, and I spent what felt like ages of trial and error to overcome the obstacles associated with ADHD.
In all my research, I have found one thing to be true: ADHD is not one-size-fits-all. It presents differently in each person. Books, websites, and other resources may provide suggestions about how to cope with ADHD symptoms, but what works for some does unfortunately not work for all.
It was this realization that led me to ADHD life coaching. My goal as a coach is to help you figure out what works best for you. Together, we will explore how your ADHD symptoms affect your life and how you can use your unique strengths to develop a plan that works for you.