Reviews of ADHD Success Network Coaching
I discovered Twila during the most difficult time of my life. She helped me create stability and order in my life during a time when I felt completely lost after my husband left and sought full custody of our son. I am not sure how I would have navigated without Twila. She is an incredibly talented and intuitive coach, and I highly recommend her! Twila is very gifted in being able to quickly understand "where you are" and where you need support and/or structure. She takes a tailored approach to assisting you where you need help the most. Twila is able to help you learn how to gain and maintain focus - which is a true blessing if you have ADHD. She is able to help you create and maintain an orderly environment, define your values and life purpose, effectively organize, plan and manage projects. I honestly feel like I cannot do Twila justice with my inadequate attempt to describe what she has done for me. Twila has been instrumental in my life changing for the better in so many ways."
When I first contacted Twila the "overwhelm" factor in my life was so debilitating that I was unable to perform functions as basic as paying my bills on time. I didn't have a job and had no money coming in. I had just decided to close the business I had been running, or stated more correctly, had been running me for almost five years. This was the fifth career in which I achieved "failure" status.
My wife was feeling very insecure, which had a major effect, of course, on our family. At age 46 and just weeks away from turning 47, I was very dejected, to say the least, and sinking fast. That's when I realized I had all the symptoms of ADD, and found coaching.
Twila helped me gather my thoughts, decide on the best career course to follow and smooth out relations with my wife and children. She helped me do all this within the span of a few months. I secured a job in which I was able to employ my strengths and achieve harmony and satisfaction for the first time in my life. Within less than two years, my salary has increased more than 50%, I am valued and respected at work, my wife feels much more secure and I am back on track with my family. I have a system for keeping my overwhelm factor in check and am improving my efficiency through use of various coaching tools/systems. Thank you for helping me find my life.
I call Twila my Fairy Godmother! I am 33 and have struggled with ADHD for years and Twila is the only person I have worked with that I felt really "gets me" but doesn't also have ADHD herself. She is calm when I am not, assertive when she needs to be, and challenges me to be realistic and more kind to myself and others. The systems and tools she has developed are uniquely designed for me and based on 18 years of working with ADHD adults. Twila also truly cares for you as an individual. If you are tired of feeling frustrated and are ready to make some changes in your life, Twila is the coach you want walking you through the journey of becoming the person all of us we know we can be.
I have been working with Twila Gates for two years and cannot express the enormous difference she has made in my life. Before Twila, my life was total chaos. Twila has helped to clear a path for me to move forward, focus on priorities, and cut out overwhelm. I am beginning to transform myself from inside out. I have been able to grow as a person in ways that I never would have if not for Twila. No matter how personal the issues, Twila has been there for me with helpful tools, strategies, wisdom, and support. Twila's daily planning system has taught me how to budget my time, prioritize and execute tasks, and prevent the day from "running away with me." The "Ideal Week" she helped me create is essential to help me function at my best and focus on my goals. The SmartPlanner allows me to break down projects, keep the current ones in my awareness, and easily access next steps, and move forward my highest priorities. Having someone to talk to each week to discuss obstacles and come up with creative and wise solutions together has really helped me to stay on track and elevate the way I handle what comes up in my life. Her understanding of how to help people with ADD become productive is brilliant, but on top of that, Twila is the most sincere, genuinely caring person I have ever met. She has made a profound difference in my life. I am much calmer, happier, more confident in my success, and most importantly I am a better person because of her.
I came to Twila broken after years of struggling with ADHD and PTSD. Her professionalism, positivity, realism, understanding, and experience with ADHD provided the path I needed to 'get out of the weeds'. Twila understood me more after the first few weeks than my therapist that I had worked with for over a year. I just wish I found her sooner so that I could have changed my life for the better years ago before I made so many mistakes and bad decisions. My relationships have never been stronger, my career is the healthiest it has been in years, and I am actually setting long term goals and accomplishing them. Most of all, my relationship with myself is, for the first time in a long time, positive and loving. I am looking forward to the future (even during this craziness). I am not in the clear yet (or ever might be) but I am on the right path and that is all thanks to Twila Gates. Thank you Twila.
We chose Twila after interviewing several coaches. We chose her because we liked her approach. She got to know us (parents) not only by talking to us but testing us to determine our personality model. She is extremely knowledgeable about ADHD but doesn't pretend to be a psychologist or psychiatrist. She has truly been our rock, the only person in our treatment team that we can rely on. She is always available in times of distress and when we are suffering from bad days she is our "go to." She has helped us develop techniques and systems that really work and she has transformed our family. We really don't know what we would do without her. My advice if you choose her as your coach is to give her suggestions an honest try. I was skeptical but the results have been amazing. We really have a special place in our hearts for Twila.
Twila is a super coach—attentive, caring, organized and skillful. I worked with Twila for several years and gained the much needed skills to handle numerous crises that I was experiencing after a divorce and in establishing myself in a career.
Twila is nonjudgmental,very easy to talk to,and insightful.
One of the important life skills that I gained from our sessions was learning the difference between discernment and judgment and how to employ these insights in interpersonal relationships.
If you are in transition and trying to figure out a new path, Twila will be a tremendous resource and personal advocate.
ADD can be an overwhelming condition that affects every facet of life….from personal relationships and careers to the mundane. Over the years I’ve worked very hard to educate myself on my condition, believing that through sheer will and determination I could navigate life’s extra ADD challenges. This proved to be a stressful exercise while only producing mixed results.
So with my life in disarray it was my great fortune to find Twila Gates. You will not meet a more understanding and compassionate individual with the talent, know-how and desire to see you succeed. Partnering with her produced measureable gains with every goal we set out to achieve. She helped me lift the burden of frustration which had accumulated over a lifetime with strategies tailored to my specific needs. I will always appreciate that she helped me develop the tools to overcome those challenges as well as embrace the positive aspects of ADD as a gift.
Twila is an absolute gem and you will count yourself among the fortunate if you have the opportunity to work with her.
Coaching has been a true life-changer & life-saver for me. Coaching with Twila has not only helped my career and college goals become enjoyable and achievable, but it has helped me to be much more efficient with the important things in my life. I have also been able to pretty much save the severe degradation of my marriage. ADD/ADHD has, without knowing that it even existed, been an absolute key cause of upheaval and chaos in my life. Since I’ve been getting help from Twila, I’m truly realizing what I’ve been missing most all of my life. Needless to say, I would highly encourage you to consider life coaching if it has been recommended, or you think it might possibly be helpful for you. So far so good for me!
If you have come to a point in your life where you deeply desire to make adjustments in your thinking, habits, processes and/or performance, but feel stuck, Twila will provide the tools, training, coaching and accountability necessary for you to get going and to achieve long term changes.