Helping the ADHD Client Create a Successful Career: Strategies and Tools for Career Practitioners

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6 CE Clock Hours

Summary: At least 14.5 million adults in the U.S. and 224 million globally are ADHD affected. ADHD is a unique brain wiring that comes with incredible strengths and its own challenges. Without proper support tailored to this kind of brain, adult ADHD can impact relationships, work or school performance, self-esteem, and emotional regulation, among other areas.

Using tools and methods built for neurotypical clients can make it much more difficult to help these unique clients thrive. In this seminar series you will learn the fundamentals of ADHD, gain new systems and tools for working with ADHD clients, and understand the kind of career paths that bring satisfaction to the ADHD worker. The practical and specific strategies you will learn from your instructor will help you work with your ADHD clients to facilitate a successful career.

For each session there are resources that you should read, watch, etc. prior to listening to the presenter’s video. This will enhance extend your understanding of the content and issues. The resources/readings are available for downloading if you wish.

Learning Objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of ADHD and how it impacts clients’ careers.
  • Learn the best practices in working with ADHD clients and tools suited to their unique brain wiring.
  • Understand the kinds of careers that work for ADHD clients and how best to provide guidance on their career paths.

Session 1: ADHD and Client Challenges

Session 2: The ADHD Client, Career Development, and the Job

Session 3: Essential Approaches for Working with the ADHD Client

Your Presenter:

Elle O’Flaherty, JD, PCC, CCSP, CPCC, CDCS, CPRW
Interlace Solutions Coaching

After nearly 20 years as an attorney, Elle O’Flaherty found her calling in executive, ADHD, and career coaching. She specializes in working with executive teams and private clients for performance improvement. She regularly trains others on working with ADHD clients, coaching and mental health, and executive performance, among many other topics.

Elle has double ICF-certified training in Executive Coaching from American University and ADHD Coaching through ADDCA. She is a PCC-level coach with multiple career coaching certifications through NCDA and the Professional Association of Resume Writers & Career Coaches (PARW-CC). Her work has been published globally and she presented at NCDA’s 2022 Global Conference, with a forthcoming presentation for the 2023 Global Conference.

Elle holds a JD from the William & Mary Law School and a journalism degree from James Madison University. She is a recovering federal appellate attorney and former international trade negotiator. Weirdly, she’s also a subject matter expert on World Trade Organization dispute settlement.