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Tracy Winter, Ph.D., PCC

Tracy Winter is a highly-skilled ADHD coach who specializes in neurodiverse and twice-exceptional clients, as well as executives and leaders with ADHD.  In addition to her coaching, Tracy also works with students through Rice University's Doerr Leadership Institute and serves as an ADHD coach trainer and mentor coach at the International ADHD Coach Training Center (iACT). She is credentialed as a PCC by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and facilitates leadership development for Tesla and other companies.

Tracy's background is expansive and multi-faceted, which serves her well in coaching high achievers with ADHD. Prior to becoming an ADHD coach, Tracy worked as a legislative researcher, a legal editor and writer, an adjunct professor, as well as a professional musical theater dancer. She received a PhD in Human Development, an MA in Human and Organization Systems, along with BA degrees in International Relations and Political Economy.

Tracy is currently accepting new coaching clients for our 6-month One-to-One Coaching program.

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

We have the most fun brains—and I include myself in that! I think it's amazing what our minds have been able to accomplish, even before many of us were identified as ADHDers. Those same capacities allow high achievers with ADHD to create new ways of moving through the world and continuing to achieve while using the strengths of their ADHD. As natural and well-practiced problem-solvers, we come up with unique and personal ways to effect change in ourselves and our worlds.


High achievers also may be more likely to solve our big societal problems. But this is less likely if we continue to expend energy wrangling with the ways ADHD can twist us into knots. To me, when I'm feeling idealistic, coaching an individual high achiever with ADHD means potentially contributing to the betterment of all people and the planet.

Tracy's Coaching Style

I partner with my clients to co-create awareness and translate that awareness into action. High achievers with ADHD have brains that are even more different from the norm and each other than others. Each unique brain and person needs a unique path to unique solutions. We will not find that through the traditional ways of doing things or by doing what others have done. The path to my client's changes may be twisty and turny, foggy or dark in places before finding the sunshine, but it will be that client's unique path to the next level of development.

In her coaching work, Tracy helps clients to:

  • Build awareness that can be used to ignite action 

  • Create specific solutions that solve the unique challenges they face

  • Identify their own strengths and natural gifts

  • Leverage their strengths to optimize their natural talent and remove barriers to success

  • Find ways to maximize their cognitive energy so they can continue to make a positive impact on the world

Certifications & Training

  • Awarded Professional Certified Coach (PCC) from International Coaching Federation (ICF) in 2017

  • Received Evidence-Based Coaching and Integral Studies certificates from Fielding Graduate University

  • Certified in TypeCoach, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, EQ-i 2.0, & EQ360

Education & Work Experience

  • Received a PhD in Human Development and an MA in Human and Organization Systems from Fielding Graduate University

  • Received BAs in International Relations and Political Economy from James Madison College at Michigan State University

  • Conducted research on social-emotional development of highly gifted adults

  • Was an Adjunct Professor at Chicago School of Professional Psychiatry

  • Current President of International Coaching Federation Austin Chapter

  • Serves as a Coach and/or Facilitator for various organizations such as Tesla, ExxonMobil, and AMD

Education & Experience

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

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES article: "The Silent Struggles of Workers with ADHD" - 12/12/22


  • "Giftedness, Neurodivergence, and Vertical Development" on The Developmental - 5/20/23

  • "Through the Neurodivergent Mirror" on Positive Disintegration: A Path to Authenticity - 1/29/23

  • "Neurodiversity and Leadership" on The Third Way - 10/21/22

  • "Being a Neurodiversity Coach" on The STaR Coach Show - 5/25/22


  • "BRAAIINS!: Coaching and Neurodiversity" at Texas Coaches Coalition - 2/21/23

  • "Neurodiversity and Talent Development" at Association for Talent Development, Chattanooga Chapter - 8/18/22 

  • "Coaching Gifted and Twice-Exceptional Teens and Adults"

  • Supporting the Educational Needs of the Gifted conference - 7/22/22

Video Interviews:

  • "Neurodiversity, Stormtroopers and Solving the World's Problems" on The Shelly Story: Untether Your Life - Oct 2022

  • "Neurodiversity and Work Culture" on Work Culture Consultant

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