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In this episode, we talk about surrounding ourselves with people who are willing and able to meet our needs. AND we talk about the importance of being willing and able to meet THEIR needs, too. It's both/and. You'll learn my 4-tier system for prioritizing relationships and I'll give you permission to let some relationships go. If you want to take these concepts deeper, join my coaching program FOCUSED.Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more resourcesHang out with me on Instagram HERE!
Most ADHDers struggle with relationships, and I am no exception to this. In the last 3 years, I've done a TON of work in therapy and in coaching, and I've really changed the way that I view relationships. In this 4-part series, I'll share everything I've learned about healthy relationships with you so that you can change your relationships, too.Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more resourcesHang out with me on Instagram HERE!
It's that time of year when I want to set 100 goals. BIG GOALS. I want to do all the things and I want to do them all perfectly. On today's episode, we talk about why ADHDers struggle to set realistic goals, and how to make sure that we don't set ourselves up for failure by setting outlandish, unreachable goals. You'll walk away with a more grounded sense of how to set goals that you can actually accomplish! Let's go.Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more resourcesHang out with me on Instagram HERE!
Today you'll hear from 3 of the coaches that I trained this year. They tell you about their experience, why they decided to become coaches, and what they loved/hated about my program.Interested in training with me? Go to www.ihaveadhd.com/coach for all of the information!Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more resourcesHang out with me on Instagram HERE!
For all information, click HERE!If you want to be an ADHD coach and you like my approach, I would love to train you as a coach!Part 1 and Part 2 of this series are so important for you to listen to as you make your decision of what coach training program to invest in.Applications go out on September 15, 2022 to Focused members only. Email focused@ihaveadhd.com or DM me on Instagram if you have any questions!Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more resources.Hang out with me on Instagram HERE
For all information, click HERE!Buckle up, my friends! In this episode I dish all of my thoughts on ADHD coaching and the coaching industry. I let you know what I think is awesome, and what I find annoying, and I tell you how I'm going to solve the problem: By training ADHD coaches myself.The coach training programs out there are notoriously not ADHD-friendly. I wanted to create a training program for the ADHD brain, and I did.The type of coaching that I practice with my clients (causal coaching) is not something that many ADHD coaches are currently being trained in, and I want to fill that void.Tune in for all the details!Testimonials from Focused ADHD Coaches:"I'm so glad that I took the leap, it was manageable, and I got so much out of it. If you want to be the kind of coach that Kristen is, it's the perfect next step." - Kyla Roma"The Focused ADHD coach training program is excellent. I feel completely confident in being able to coach anyone with ADHD on what's holding them back, or how to live the full life they're dreaming of. I feel like I can support any clients - and especially neurodivergent clients - in an affirming, supportive, motivating way that puts them in touch with their own resourcefulness." -Erin King"I have zero regrets with my choice to take the Focused ADHD Coach Training program. I honestly feel I am well prepared to coach people with and without ADHD. Kristen shared her knowledge AND experience with us in a way that supported my ADHD brain and let me learn in a way and at a pace that felt comfortable." Dylan M."This is the best investment for yourself. Even if you're unsure about being a coach full time, you will leave equipped to apply this training into your personal life and your work life." Jenni N"The philosophy of ADHDers supporting other ADHDers to succeed is at the core of why Focused works and why this coaching program appealed to me. The approach is fundamentally grounded in respect and a deep understanding of what the coachee experiences and struggles with, because the coaches-in-training have the same struggles. I don’t think most life coach training programs can offer that perspective or opportunity to consider both sides at once." Briony KiddVisit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more resourcesHang out with me on Instagram HERE.
This episode is a compilation of a few coaching conversations I’ve had in the last couple of weeks in my coaching program, FOCUSED. I am sharing it with you because  I truly believe that while you listen, you will relate to each person I speak with and you’ll be able to have life-changing transformation.Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more resourcesHang out with me on Instagram HERE!
How to Be Productive

How to Be Productive

2022-08-1659:593

Today's episode is one that every ADHD needs: a fun and simple lesson in how to be productive. I'll take you through the 5 steps that I teach all of my clients when we talk about productivity: Constrain your list down to just 1 or 2 things, decide ahead of time what you're going to do, schedule everything on your calendar, take massive action (no more researching!), and then evaluate how you did and make any adjustments for tomorrow. It may sound complicated, but really these steps are simple if you're willing to feel terrible and TRUST yourself to implement the steps. Buckle up for an episode that just might change your life forever.Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more resourcesHang out with me on Instagram HERE!
It can be hard to decide whether or not you should share your ADHD diagnosis with the people in your life. Is it their business to know? Will it help or hurt the relationship? This is one of the questions that we get asked most often, and so I wanted to share some tips to making the decision!Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more resourcesHang out with me on Instagram HERE!
If you feel like you're always taking 2 steps forward and 3 steps back, this episode is the antidote to that. In it, I teach you WHY ADHDers often self-sabotage, and exactly how to stop. You're not going to want to miss this life-changing episode!Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more resources.Hang out with me on Instagram HERE!
If you have ADHD, you struggle to go to bed...it's a whole thing for us. This episode will provide you with 10 doable tips for getting your sweet little ADHD butt to bed at the time that you SAY you're going to go to bed.Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more resourcesHang out with me on Instagram HERE
ADHD entrepreneurs face a specific set of challenges, and I know exactly what it takes to run a successful business with a distracted brain. Spoiler: It doesn't take being consistent! I've created a mastermind group for established ADHD entrepreneurs who want to grow their businesses without being shamed for how their brain works.You'll learn how to make your business more ADHD-friendly so that your brain and your biz are not constantly in a fight.You'll learn how to set boundaries and protect the ebb and flow of your energy so that you can follow your calendar and work muuuuuch more efficiently.You'll learn how to lead your team even though you're the messiest person in the room.And, you'll learn that you're not alone. Entrepreneurship is isolating. ADHD entrepreneurship can be excruciating. This mastermind is the antidote.We're going to get rolling with or without you, but I would LOVE for you to be a part. Click here to apply.
How to Organize with ADHD

How to Organize with ADHD

2022-07-1901:00:022

We all know that getting and staying organized is a MAJOR challenge for adults with ADHD. This is like saying the sky is blue or the grass is green. In this episode, you’ll learn exactly why organization is hard for us, why it’s so important we divorce our ability to organize from our self-worth, how our spaces are a direct reflection of our minds, and exactly HOW to organize.Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more resources.Hang out with me on Instagram here!
How To Make Decisions

How To Make Decisions

2022-07-1233:322

Adults with ADHD struggle to make decisions. We don't trust ourselves and we tell ourselves that we don't know what to do. When it's time to make a decision, we often spin out in confusion and overwhelm. We delay and procrastinate and don't think things through clearly, and this makes it so that we struggle move forward in our lives. THIS EPISODE IS THE ANTIDOTE TO THAT. In it, I give you 6 solid tips on how to make a decision that feels good to you and is in line with your values. I teach you how to do this quickly and in a way that is not paralyzing. The best part? I will teach you how to make a decision that you don’t beat yourself up for – no matter what the outcome. This episode will help you to become a decision-making MACHINE. Enjoy!Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more resources.Hang out with me on Instagram here!
Raise your hand if you still beat yourself up for things you did DECADES ago. Most ADHDers shame themselves relentlessly, and on today's episode I am going to teach you how to let go of your past mistakes. Ironically, holding onto the past is one of the best ways to REPEAT the past (ever feel like you make the same mistakes over and over??). In order to move into a different future, you've got to unshackle yourself from the past, and that's what this episode is all about! Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more information.Hang out with me on Instagram here!
If you're an ADHD Entrepreneur who struggles to understand your business's finances (raises hand) and conceptualize what EXACTLY to do with your revenue (raises both hands), this episode is going to rock your world. Mike Michalowitz is a highly successful entrepreneur who is here to share the brilliance from his best-selling book Profit First. This book changed my life, and I think it'll change yours, too!Learn more about Mike HERE!Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more resourcesHang out with me on Instagram @i.have.adhd.podcast
In this DELICIOUS episode you will learn how rest and play are connected to your business's bottom line $. Africa Brooke is a coach, consultant, strategist and seasoned entrepreneur...and did I mention she's MY coach? She's here to teach you all of the things I've learned from working with her over the last year.Learn more about Africa hereVisit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more resources.Hang out with me on Instagram @i.have.adhd.podcast
ADHD entrepreneurs are BRILLIANT...but are you spending the majority of your time and energy in your zone of genius or are you wasting your time trying to fit into a neurotypical box? Today's episode is all about ditching society's expectation of you so that you can lean into your secret sauce and 10x your business revenue.The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks was a primary resource for today's episode.Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more resourcesHang out with me on Instagram @i.have.adhd.podcast
Oooooo baby get ready because we're doing a 4-part series on ADHD + Entrepreneurship!This first episode is all about making your business more compatible with your ADHD brain so that the two of you (your biz and your brain) are not constantly in a fight. These are 5 easy steps that you can apply to your business and your life TODAY. Enjoy!Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more resourcesHang out with me on Instagram @i.have.adhd.podcast
I promise you, constraint is SEXY...let me convince you in this 30 min episode!! Stop cheating on your dreams with one-night-stand ideas, join me as I persuade you to become an essentialist: someone who knows exactly what's important and is willing to go after it!Visit www.ihaveadhd.com/focused for more resourcesHang out with me on Instagram @i.have.adhd.podcast
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Regan Stevens

I had to pause this episode because it brought up feelings in me that I was unprepared for. I’m recently diagnosed as an adult and hearing you describe your shame for things in your younger years really made me feel so sad for my younger self

Jul 13th
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Linnorama

I'd really like to check out some of those resources you mentioned, but I can't seem to find them where they should be. Have they been removed since this is an old episode?

Mar 7th
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Linnorama

Hey Kristen! This episode blew my mind!!! Let me share a little about myself to explain why. I am 34 years old, mom of two, Norwegian nurse with a bachelor's degree, and at the moment in my 3rd year of "sickleave". I put it in the quote marks because I, and everyone else, believed I had an incapacitating depression due to several issues spanning from my childhood to my early 20s. I have received therapy, medication and a lot of help, and i can't believe that my boyfriend hasn't left yet... A couple of months ago I accidentally (and finally) persuaded my therapist to examine me for ADHD, which he categorically turned down when we first met, and I met all the criteria except for one area. I'm not visible hyperactive. So a new journey began. I started testing out stimulants a month ago and discovered that my ADHD had impacts far beyond what I suspected, and that most of my symptoms for depression probably was my ADHD. My depression is real, but also probably a symptom of undiagnosed ADHD. After a week on medication I realized that I need to learn all I can about my diagnosis so that I can get to know myself properly, and that's how I found your podcast. Now to why this exact podcast blew my mind. I have tried to help my self my whole life, feeling that something was off and thinking "why can't I function like everyone else!?". I've talked to several therapists, had family counseling, cooperated with awesome people within the child services and downloaded a ton of apps. Nothing seemed to be working, and this episode explained why! I am looking so forward to not beating myself up for not being able to establish good habits! And no, I don't know how to get to bed either 😆 Wow that was waaaay too long. Thank you for sharing so much useful knowledge and mixing it up with your own experience! I feel like I found a new friend😍

Mar 5th
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Alvino Carrillo

Is there only one type of adhd.

Jan 21st
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Logan Marie Young

It won't let me play this episode 😭

Aug 10th
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Toby Murr

this has helped me out so much

Jan 23rd
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Reese Digby

I love your podcast! It's like a goldmine of useful info. I also love how you cannot help yourself from externalising those thoughts that come up. Mega cute :)

Feb 5th
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Byron Embry

This is the best thing I have ever heard.

Jul 11th
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Byron Embry

mind blowing

Jul 9th
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Shelley Kathleen Reed

These podcasts are really helping me look into my recent diagnosis of ADHD at the age of 42. I'm a single MUM and right now finding life a struggle. Thank you for your positive words.

Feb 12th
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