I specialize in working with clients diagnosed with ADD/ADHD who want to finally understand how their brain works and use effective strategies to minimize their challenges based on their unique brain style. This includes both children and parents who are seeking information and strategies about how to better understand and support their child; students, struggling with the increasing challenges of organization, schoolwork and social lives; young adults who are taking their first steps towards independence and/or heading off to college; and adults of all ages who finally want to understand their ADHD/ADD and finally live the life they want!
I found Laurie by looking in the back pages of ADDitude magazine a few issues back. She happened to be the only coach not to list working on organization skills as part of her services! Not needing help in this area, I contacted her (please note: Laurie can indeed help with organizational skills; it is just that I was looking for a coach capable of helping a recently diagnosed post-menopause professional.) Laurie is sensitive to each client's unique situation and personality. You will not get a cookie cutter experience with her; you will receive personally tailored insights and strategies that truly work for you.
Potential clients can contact Laurie online and at that time can schedule an introductory telephone session with Laurie at a time of their convenience. This is a completely free, no strings attached conversation in which she listens and will answer any of your questions about how she could work with you.
In that initial conversation, it was immediately obvious to my husband and me that Laurie is truly gifted as a coach; is kind, considerate, and unintimidating; and would be well worth the investment. Previous to working with Laurie, I spent a year reading and listening to webinars, but still felt I was missing something. Working with Laurie proved to be the piece that finally allowed me to move forward.
As it turned out, Laurie far exceeded our first impression, having insights that have literally changed our lives and caused me to succeed in areas in which I continually stumbled.
Laurie's understanding of ADHD medications is superb and much deeper than that of my psychiatrist. The first year after diagnosis was fraught with difficult side effects from wrong dosages and serious reactions to some other prescribed medications. In the following three months with Laurie, her explanations and suggestions helped me find the right dosages that help, but do not create harmful side effects.
My husband listened in on each session and most of the weekly check-in calls, taking notes for me and interacting with Laurie along with me. We found this to be of great benefit, and Laurie's patience and flexibility with a third party added in were a true gift, as have been all her insights, thoughts, suggestions, strategies, and incredible support and encouragement. Though I have never worked with any other ADHD coach, I believe it would be hard to find a more qualified or more attentive one than Laurie.