About Emily Rubin Persons - Your ADHD Life Coach!
I am the proud mother of 3 terrific sons! One is the proverbial round peg,
one is definitely a square peg, the other falls somewhere in between. I've been through it all!
When my youngest son was diagnosed with ADHD in fifth grade, it was a surprise since he wasn't hyperactive. I immediately dug deep into researching about all things ADHD. It has been a relief to learn that all of it – the lack of effort in school, the emotional outbursts, the difficulty with doing seemingly easy school assignments, the stubbornness, the hyper focus on certain activities - all linked to ADHD. Yes, relief! I knew that there are so many successful and creative people with ADHD. Now, I had to help my son learn to work with his ADHD and use it to his advantage.
My research led me realize the great need for compassionate ADHD coaching for both teens and adults. I have completed basic & advanced ADHD coach training through the ADD Coaching Academy and Coaching Teens & College Students with JST Coaching (over 350 hours of training!). I am also a member of National Association of Productivity and Organizing.
In children and adults, aside from the hyperactivity, ADHD really shows itself as a deficit of executive function (skills that enable you to plan & organize for today & tomorrow. )As a small business owner for over 20 years, my strong organizational skills enabled me to run a successful & profitable business. It is my mission to help others build skills to have a more well-adjusted and successful life and to understand and embrace the benefits of ADHD. (yes, benefits!)
As a trained ADHD Organizing coach, I work with HS & college students, adults and small business owners struggling with ADHD to help train their brain’s executive functioning skills so that they can meet their full potential academically, professionally and socially. Together, we will discover strategies to focus on the mundane as well as the exciting -- with the goal of building a balanced life. Most importantly, by reducing frustration and stress, and working from a positive strengths-based approach, I want to help people feel good and become their best selves.
What Clients have to say about working with me:
"When I first met Emily, I felt overwhelmed. Structuring my day and getting tasks done in a timely manner have always been challenging. What relief I felt when, with Emily’s coaching, I was able to come up with strategies that worked. One of my favorites was a WALL schedule on which I used color coded post-it notes for scheduling appointments and tasks. It was like I was able to finally “see” time. Thank you, Emily!" BONNIE M, 55+, CA
"Working with Emily has truly changed my life both personally and professionally. Emily's kind voice, calm demeanor and understanding of my ADHD brain helped ease my anxiety while discussing triggering topics which gave me the confidence and momentum I need to shift my prospective to reach my goals of making a big career shit. I absolutely love working with her." KELLY C. 28, CA
"I have a hard time keeping up with all the busy work and studying for school. Emily taught me to plot everything in a planner. It's good because then I spread out the work each day (she calls it "chunking"). She also helps me create a study schedule for tests and finals. When I follow this, my grades are better and that makes me feel good.." William G. 15, NY
After working with Emily, I can't recommend her enough. She is not only incredibly patient but well informed, having a genuine understanding of the daily struggles of ADHD. She helped me discover solutions that I might never thought of on my own (a constant struggle of ADHD is not seeing what's right in front of you). Working with Emily at SKIP Coaching has been an overwhelmingly positive experience. Emilie T, 30, DE