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Dec 12

ADHD and Career Transformation

Recently, my trusted advisor/coach told me today that it is time to get out and use my natural gifts and talents of teaching, coaching and healing now! In other words, I got the royal kick in the booty. And since my specialization is in the career world, specializing in ADHD, I am here to say …

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Oct 18

Coffee, Career and ADHD

Inspirations Along the Path Shell Mendelson, MS Evolution of a Career-Related Podcast for ADHD adults In November, Career Coaching with Shell will launch a brand new podcast focusing solely on all things career for our tribe of ADHD adults, including ADHD in the workplace. And, since many of us are incredible manifestors, movers and shakers, …

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Sep 20

Career or Business Cobbling Joys of Flexibility

Man touching his toes, careers and ADD

By now, most everyone knows that retirement from one company in which you start, work your way up, and end up retired with the Golden Parachute rarely exists. Besides, if you have ADD characteristics like me, you would not likely have the patience to stick with anything that requires taking orders, operating within a bureaucracy …

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Aug 17

To the Parents of ADHD Adults in Career Transition

Are you the parent of an adult son or daughter with ADHD in career transition? If so, you will find the information contained in this article quite helpful. Parents who support their adult children through this process, as often stressful as it can be, are to be commended. If this is YOU, kudos – it’s …

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Jul 17

ADHD Professionals in the Corporate World

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Challenged to keep the fires burning? With or without ADHD, navigating your professional career can be daunting. This is particularly true if you have a great deal invested in an education, years in your field, and are now working in a corporate environment on the executive track. I knew my corporate years were numbered when …

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Jun 30

Details, Details

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Piecing together your life’s work Argh! Cringe. That is my first response to the word “details.” When I hear sayings like, “The Love is in the details”, the first thing I want to do is hire someone to take care of them …. Whatever they are! Yet when it comes to piecing together the elements …

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Apr 10

Career Uncertainty (Certainty) in Today’s Climate

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Disclaimer: This is not a political article. It is an article of hope and clarity. How many times have you heard stories about folks who thrive during the darkest times in our history – 2008 economic crash perhaps comes to mind. There were companies and individuals who lost their shirts. Then there were individuals and …

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Jul 05

How to Love Your Means-to-an-End Job

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In my twenties I worked for a large corporation in San Francisco as a legal secretary. Imagine, if you will, an off-the-chart, inattentive ADDer doing this job in the first place. This is a job that requires organizational skills, minimal ego, ability to take direction with a smile, learn new processes and technology, whether I …

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Apr 28

Why I Love to Lose A Client

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Before you read this, you might be wondering what the heck I mean by why I love losing clients. There is a caveat – and a big one. Let me explain. There are certain kinds of clients that I love to work with – those that are unconditionally Ready to receive a specific type of …

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Jul 14

You Are Not the Boss of Me … or Are You?

Confrontational Woman's Imagem

How to Shift the ‘Attitude” and Have More Fun In Your Job In my twenties I worked for a big corporation as a legal secretary. Now imagine an off-the-chart ADDer doing this job in the first place. After being shuffled around the legal department to various attorneys who the company thought I could work with, …

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