Why I chose this path
Meet Coach Kristen
Life and ADHD Coach, BA, PCC and PCAC
Hello! I am excited to meet you and partner with you on your new path! I coach anyone with ADHD, or without, to understand their mind, gain clarity, and stop feeling stuck through awareness and strengths based coaching. It is so rewarding to see people light up as they get started on tasks that feel daunting, gain confidence as they focus on their strengths, and grow beyond where they felt limited.
I am a certified Life and ADHD coach with personal experience in many of the life challenges/transitions faced by my clients, from single parenting, to 30 years of entrepreneurship, to shifting careers later in life.
Because I was diagnosed late, I was relieved, to know what has been "wrong with me" my whole life, and at the same time, I grieved that I hadn't been diagnosed years ago. Knowing there was a reason for my challenges led self compassion that I had experienced before. I set out to educate myself on how my ADHD symptoms connect
to my challenges, and got my own ADHD coach, which has been life changing! I sought career coaching with a coach who is knowledgable in ADHD and realized I wanted to serve and encourage others who have experienced similar challenges. My experiences with ADD Coach Academy courses led to further clarity about myself and my brain, executive function challenges, and strengths which helped me appreciate the parts of me that I had previously devalued. What I gained from education and coaching has made it clear that the strengths I have are actually part of my ADHD, which led to an inner knowing that those ways of being I used to reject in myself are actually those parts of me that allow for the most joy and flow. Life is better when we stop trying to be like everyone else and appreciate what we offer because of our own unique brain wiring.
In my personal and professional life, I’m a curious and creative person, always desiring to learn and to see the world in new ways. I'm a plant lover, animal lover, enjoy getting outdoors, especially on Seattle's sunny days. Social dance lessons (two-step, swing, chacha etc.) have been my outlet for inner restlessness for years. I also enjoy gardening, exploring new places, and generally leaving things better than I found them. ADHD is my constant companion and now inspires me to continue growing and experiencing life fully, with all of life's ups and downs.
As your coach, I will be your thinking partner, as you discover what resonates with you, to create a life you want. I have experienced what coaching offers a person and am honored to have found work that allows me to share this passion and purpose with others. Would it be valuable for you to have a meaningful conversations that are geared toward moving you closer to making your desires a reality? Let’s explore your own ADHD, find out what works for you to move toward your goals with intention, and get clear on why it matters to you!
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson