Casey Dixon, M.S.Ed., PCC, BCC, SCAC

Casey Dixon is intensely focused on building top-tier training, coaching, consulting, and advising experiences for high achievers with ADHD. She created Dixon Life Coaching in response to the grievous lack of understanding and quality services for an often overlooked population… exceptionally-smart, highly-educated, wickedly-talented, overstressed, overworked, overwhelmed, successful-on-the-outside adults with ADHD. 

Together with her team of coaches, Casey develops and uses robust coaching models (such as Casey’s own performance model for high achievers with ADHD), coaching programs, courses, and intensives to help high achievers with ADHD get out of perpetual overwhelm and put themselves back in charge of their own lives. With unique programs for knowledge-based professionals who think for a living and have ADHD, Casey specializes in lawyers with ADHD, professors with ADHD, and other smarty pants high achievers struggling to keep their act together. After more than 15 years coaching ADHD clients, Casey knows a lot about high achievers who just happen to have ADHD, and her direct and pragmatic approach suits logical fast-thinking creatives. Casey meets her clients where they are and provides an expansive, safe, judgment-free space to explore what works and what doesn't while developing the tools to rein in their ADHD. 


Casey founded Dixon Life Coaching in 2005, a natural progression after a 15-year career supporting students and adults with executive function challenges in schools and universities. With an international reputation for helping clients excel in authentic and innovative ways using ADHD-informed approaches, Casey is an ICF Professional Certified Coach and CCE-Global Board Certified Coach. 

Casey coaches select clients who are graduates of one of DLC's Group Coaching programs. She is available for keynotes, presentations, CLEs/trainings, podcasts, and interviews.

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Why do you like working with high achievers who have ADHD?

High achievers with ADHD have a unique experience in life - they have learned how to manage their symptoms enough to get by or even thrive, but it often comes at a huge cost to their well-being. I love helping high achievers make small changes that have a huge positive impact on their work, their relationships, and their life so they can excel in a way that makes them feel more confident, capable, and in control of their life.

Casey's Coaching Style

I work with super-smart folks who can easily get derailed by their ADHD. I have a deep understanding of the point where competence and accomplishment collide with dysregulation and stuckness, and I love helping clients break through that barrier. As a Coach, I listen intensely without judgment, add a logical voice, seek fresh and useful perspectives, and bring the fierce and funny to the coaching experience. 

In her coaching work, Casey helps clients to:

  • Gain clarity about what's really going on in an ADHD brain

  • Identify patterns and ways of being that are beneficial and/or sabotaging

  • Find unique and "custom-to-them" approaches to develop new habits

  • Learn how to get more done while working less

  • Eliminate the attention and time they're giving to things that aren't worthy of their attention and time

  • Learn how to work with their ADHD, not against it, and figure out how they can fix their environment to suit who they are so they can be more authentic and natural at work and in life

  • Develop the skills to say no, set boundaries, and eliminate things that don't work for them

  • Use their strengths in ways that will help them become more productive, efficient, and organized

Certifications & Training

  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from International Coach Federation (ICF)​

  • Certified Mentor Coach (CMC) from International Coach Federation (ICF)

  • Board Certified Coach (BCC) from Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE Global)

  • Senior Certified AD/HD Coach (SCAC) from Institute for the Advancement of AD/HD Coaching (IAAC)

  • Certified Coach from Coach Training Alliance (CTACC)

Education

  • Graduated from The University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education with an M.S.Ed. in Educational Policy and Leadership

  • Graduated from Millersville University with a B.A. in Philosophy

  • Attended six, yes that's 6, post-secondary colleges/unis

  • Fanny B. Thalheimer Merit Scholar at the Maryland Institute, College of Art 

Education & Experience

Interested in working with Casey?
Contact us for more information. 

ONLINE EVENTS & WEBINARS

 

ADDA Webinar Series

 

ADHD Women's Palooza

  • The Double Whammy of Chronic Illness and ADHD in Women

  • Going from Bad to Badass when You Have ADHD

  • The Mysterious Paradox of Being a High-Achiever with ADHD

  • Put the Sparkle Back in Your Attention with Micro-Changes

ADD Classes: ADD Audio Library

  • The ADHD Trifecta: Creating Motivation Toward Action

Institute for Chronic Disorganization

  • The ADHD Trifecta: Creating Motivation Toward Action

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, Wilder Neurodiversity Group

  • Distracted at Work and Home: Modern Life or ADHD?

ADHD Awareness Expo

  • Create a Micro-change to Keep Your Attention

  • Four Steps to Mindfulness Mindfulness and ADHD

 

Succeed with ADHD Virtual Summit

  • The Mysterious Paradox of Being a High-Achiever with ADHD

  • Use Mindfulness to Reset Your Autopilot and Stop Crashing

  • Four Steps to Mindfulness

  • Your ADHD Road Trip: Destination Mindfulness

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION & LEGAL CONFERENCES

 

Attorney Well-being: How to Gain Competence during Times of Uncertainty

  • K & L Gates - Under the Wire Event 

Stress, Productivity, and Lawyer Well-Being: What’s Going On and What You Can Do About It

  • Greenberg Traurig Lancaster Bar Association

Improving the Well-Being of Lawyers with ADHD

  • North Carolina Lawyer Assistance Program Annual Volunteer Conference

  • Pennsylvania Lawyers Concerned with Lawyers Volunteer Conference

Fighting Distraction in Practice – What Does ADHD Have to Do with It?

  • Professional Development Consortium’s (PDC) Summer Conference

  • K & L Gates - Under the Wire CLE Event

  • The State of Our Profession and Professional Responsibilities - North Carolina Bar Association

  • Lancaster Bar Association

Annual International Conference on ADHD

  • The Mysterious Paradox of Being a High Achiever with ADHD

  • Manufacture Motivation with Micro-Changes

  • The ADHD Trifecta: Creating Motivation Toward Action

  • Your ADHD Road Trip: Destination Mindfulness

Annual International ADHD Professionals Conference

  • The Power of Research to Transform Coaching

  • Bringing Coaching, ADHD & Mindfulness Together in Practice

Chester County / Main Line CHADD

  • The Mysterious Paradox of Being a High Achiever with ADHD

  • The ADHD Trifecta: Keeping Yourself in the Game of Life

ADHD CONFERENCES

 

Vox

Interviewee for PsychCentral

 

 

 

 

PUBLISHED ARTICLES & INTERVIEWS

 

On Their Own: Creating an Independent Future for Your Adult Child with Learning Disabilities and ADHD by Anne Ford and John Thompson

 

ADHD Awareness Book Project, edited by Laurie Dupar

ADHD Coaches Organization: Circle Newsletter

  • Self-Monitoring promotes academic  success and reduces ADHD symptoms

  • Opposites Attract: ADHD and Mindfulness

Terry Huff, LCSW

  • Learning Not to Drown

 

PODCASTS

 

Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast with Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright

ADHD Support Talk Radio with Lynne Edris

Overcoming Distractions with David Greenwood

Attention Talk Radio with Jeff Copper and Caroline Macguire

ADHD reWired with Eric Tivers