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 began researching about Inattentive 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.
I am thankful to live in the age of the internet since I was able to find so many excellent resources: ADHD organizations, websites of ADHD experts, books, blogs and more. Recognizing the great need for compassionate coaching for both teens and adults, I completed ADHD coach training through the ADD Coaching Academy. 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.