Ask the ADHD Coaches - May 2018

On May 9, 2018, Coaches Keith Griffin, ACC and Renee Crook hosted an "Ask the Coaches" event on Facebook Live. They covered a wide range of topics from the challanges of being diagnosed as an adult to the "8 Track Mind".

The next Ask the ADHD Coaches event will be held in July. Sign up to receive your invitation and submit a question to be answered. 

Topics Covered 

Paying Attention While at School and At Home

Maintaining Focus

  • Fidgets
  • Seat location at school/workshops/conferences
  • Exercise
  • Organizing/Working on tasks
  • Boring tasks

Working in Sprints
Taking Breaks
Working with Your Brain, Not Against

The 3 Types of ADHD

  • Hyperactive (ADHD-H)
  • Inattentive (ADHD-PI)
    • Coach Keith calls this "ADHD with a silent H"
  • Combined (ADHD-C)- both hyperactive & inattentive

Co-existing Depression and/or Anxiety 

Challenges of Diagnosis as an Adult

The Power of Talking About Our ADHD with our Tribe

Anger & ADHD

  • Emotional Regulation
  • Mood disorders vs. ADHD
  • Anger before diagnosis
  • Delayed emotional responses

How ADHD Helps in a Crisis

  • ADHD Friendly Jobs that Harness this Strength 


  • How do we both recharge
  • Conference overwhelm & planning for it


  • Avoidance
  • Time Blindness
  • Perfectionism 

The "8 Track Mind"

  • How ADHD may influence conversations
  • Associational thinking - challenges & gifts

Work-related Challenges

  • Being responsible from beginning to end

Feeling Shame About Medication

  • Greater stigma around ADHD
  • Some see ADHD medications as a choice
  • Fear of dependency/need