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The Accomplishment Equation and Motivation as Resource Management with Brandon Tessers, LCPC.

The Accomplishment Equation and Motivation as Resource Management with Brandon Tessers, LCPC.

June 15, 2022

Today, we’re talking to Brandon Tessers of Effective Artistry.  Brandon is a licensed clinical professional counselor (LCPC), trained professional actor, amateur singer/songwriter, former schoolteacher, and a self-described “enthusiastic if sometimes ill-prepared husband and father”. He’s been helping children and adults with their executive functioning for over a decade, and has been doing so as a licensed therapist for the last five years.

In this wide ranging episode, Brandon shares his Accomplishment Equation. He talks about motivation as resource management, ways to recover energy, negative vs positive aims, and why change requires discomfort.

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Processing Grief with Claire Bidwell Smith

Processing Grief with Claire Bidwell Smith

May 4, 2022

In this episode we’re talking to therapist and author, Claire Bidwell Smith.  Claire is a grief expert, and her latest book is “Anxiety: The Missing Stage of Grief”. 

 

In this episode, Claire talks to us about grief.  She discusses the interconnections between anxiety and grief, a few different models and perspectives on the subject, it’s cyclical nature, the importance of making space for grief, how to handle it with kids, and why grief is around us more than we might think.

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FROM THE VAULT:  Out of Loss Can Come Gain Post Traumatic Growth in a Time of Crisis with Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D., Distinguished Chair of Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth, Bluemont, VA

FROM THE VAULT: Out of Loss Can Come Gain Post Traumatic Growth in a Time of Crisis with Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D., Distinguished Chair of Boulder Crest Institute for Posttraumatic Growth, Bluemont, VA

April 15, 2022

Today, we’re revisiting an episode from May of 2020 with Richard Tedeschi.  Richard originated the concept of posttraumatic growth with his colleague Lawrence Calhoun during their years at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. More recently, he has been applying the posttraumatic growth concept in the development of innovative programs for combat veterans and first responders. The success of which is leading to their implementation at a number of venues across the country. His new book about the growth experiences of military families is Transformed by Trauma: Stories of Posttraumatic Growth (2020).

In Today’s Episode, Dr. Tedeschi talks to us about trauma, PTSD, and Post traumatic growth as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We discuss how getting clear on our beliefs can help us more effectively navigate this crisis, the importance of taking action for our mental health - especially actions that help others, and how parents can help their kids better handle difficult and challenging times.

 

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ADHD and Employment with Alex Gilbert of Capeable Consulting

ADHD and Employment with Alex Gilbert of Capeable Consulting

March 29, 2022

In this episode we're talking to Alex Gilbert of Capeable Consulting.  Alex has ADHD and dyslexia.  And after spending her career working in leadership development, she decided to start a consulting and coaching business to help adults with learning disabilities and/or ADHD who are struggling in their careers. 

In this episode, Alex talks to us about navigating jobs, careers, and employment with ADHD.  She discusses what your favorite game has to do with picking a job, navigating boredom and imposter syndrome, the fact that interview questions are a two way street, and why things can be challenging but not hard.

 

 


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Why ADHD is Poorly Named with Brendan Mahan Your Acceptably Named Host

Why ADHD is Poorly Named with Brendan Mahan Your Acceptably Named Host

March 22, 2022

Today, host Brendan Mahan explores why ADHD is poorly named in response to some of the things talked about in the recent episode featuring René Brooks, Inger Colzie, and Stacey Machelle.

 

 

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Co-Parenting and Seeking to Understand with Coco Stanback ADHD/Parenting Coach

Co-Parenting and Seeking to Understand with Coco Stanback ADHD/Parenting Coach

March 12, 2022

In this episode of the podcast we are talking to my friend Coco Stanback.  Coco is an ADHD and parenting coach whose family is, unsurprisingly, affected by the disorder.

In this episode, Coco discusses effective co-parenting.  She talks about why we should first seek to understand when things get challenging, the importance of knowing and honoring each others’ skill sets, and her three core C’s of parenting.

 

 


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Commandeered by René Brooks! with René Brooks, Inger Shay Colzie, and Stacey Machelle

Commandeered by René Brooks! with René Brooks, Inger Shay Colzie, and Stacey Machelle

February 27, 2022

This episode of the podcast was commandeered by René Brooks of Black Girl Lost Keys.  I thought we were going to have one-on-one interview and catch-up, but René had other plans and brought along some friends!  So it’s me, René, ADHD coach and mental health clinician Inger Shay Colzie, and the Stacey Machelle of ADHD is the New Black on YouTube.

 

In this episode, we discuss and demonstrate the importance of singing people’s praises and the supportive nature of the ADHD Community, the power of planting seeds, finding humor in ADHD, the importance of diverse voices in ADHD, and some excellent Ending Essentials. 

 

 


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Supporting vs. Enabling with Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP

Supporting vs. Enabling with Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP

February 19, 2022

Today, we’re talking to Cindy Goldrich, the founder of Pathways to Success Coaching

Cindy is a mental health counselor and ADHD coach who has been working in the field for over 15 years.  She is the author of two books on parenting children with ADHD, and books and training programs have been translated into multiple languages.  In addition to working with parents, Cindy also trains ADHD coaches and other professionals. 

In this episode, we discuss ways to distinguish between supporting and enabling, Cindy’s three N’s of praise, and the importance of connection and setting appropriate expectations in managing family dynamics.

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How To Respond To The Idea That Not Everyone Deserves a Trophy with Brendan Mahan Your Clapping Compatriot

How To Respond To The Idea That Not Everyone Deserves a Trophy with Brendan Mahan Your Clapping Compatriot

February 12, 2022

In today's episode, I share how I responded to a guy who didn't like my supportive, and encouraging approach to parenting.  He tried to crush my positivity by saying, "I don't believe that everyone deserves a trophy".  So, I thought about it and came back to him with a clearer perspective.  The gist of which is that ADHD is a developmental disorder, so kids with ADHD might not meet the same standards as other kids their age.  We should meet them where they are. Then teach them to do better moving forward.  This episode will teach you how to do that.

 

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FROM THE VAULT:  Executive Function Volcanoes and Why ADHD Rarely Travels Alone with Monica Hassell of ConnectADHD

FROM THE VAULT: Executive Function Volcanoes and Why ADHD Rarely Travels Alone with Monica Hassell of ConnectADHD

February 5, 2022

In today’s episode, we’re revisiting a conversation I had with Monica Hassell.  Monica is an ADHD coach based in Australia.  She and her husband Jon make up ConnectADHD.  Monica has presented at the International Conference on ADHD several times, and her work is outstanding!

In today’s episode, we discuss Executive Function, why ADHD rarely travels alone, and the various layers that underlie problem behaviors through Monica’s outstanding Volcano model of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.  The image for the volcano will be in the show notes.

 

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