October 28, 2019

Written by Amanda Gaw, an attorney focused on family law, and shared with permission. Amanda participates in The Focused Lawyer Coaching Group.

A few years ago, I had the worst and best year I have ever had professionally. Personally, it has also been a real humdinger! I thought I knew myself, what I wa...

September 30, 2019

As I mentioned in an earlier article, chronic disruptions, interruptions, and distractions are a big issue with the lawyers and professors I coach. According to research, 68% of lawyers surveyed in a 2017 Legal Trends report state that there are not enough hours in a day, while 28% report having troubl...

August 21, 2019

Are you tired of feeling disrupted, interrupted, and distracted?

Does it seem like there is never enough time in a day? It’s not surprising. The lawyers and professors that I work with are chronically disrupted, interrupted, and distracted at work. According the nearly 3,000 lawyers that responded to a...

June 24, 2019

ADHD Coach Casey Dixon wrote this ADDitude Magazine article exploring the ins and outs of multi-tasking, its impact on ADHD, and how to refocus your energy to get back on track.

Just Tired - Or Tired of Work? starts with one reader's question about how to get a handle on their tendency to multi-task - b...

May 24, 2019

Do you ever feel like your inbox resembles your junk drawer?

In today’s world of constant communication, our email inboxes can become a digital hoarding space that can quickly spiral from slightly overwhelming to completely unmanageable. This is true for everyone, but especially true for people with ADH...

March 25, 2019

Lately when I talk with people about trying mindfulness for ADHD, their first reaction seems to be an immediate acknowledgment that this technique makes sense. They nod, with a sincere expression of interest. But then this expression is rapidly followed by one of amused doubt, even harrumphing. People...

February 18, 2019

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Over the years as an ADHD coach, my practice has changed to reflect our new understanding of ADHD and gender. When I first started, nearly all of my clients were men with ADHD. However, this morning when I looked at my list of current clients, I was astonished to realize that there were many more fe...

December 12, 2018

When I set out to create my group coaching program, I did so knowing that it would offer very specific benefits to people that only group coaching can offer. I thought I knew what all of those benefits were. Based on feedback from past participants, I realize now that I was only aware of some of the be...

November 12, 2018

Have you ever wondered about ADHD in the legal field?

I've talked a lot about the astonishing results of a 2016 ABA study, which indicate that up to 12.5% of lawyers in the US report ADHD or ADHD-like symptoms (click here to read my blog about these results and why they shouldn't be ignored). Even...

October 11, 2018

Does having ADHD make you feel exhausted?

If so, you are not alone. People with ADHD use their brain’s energy a little differently than people without ADHD. Having ADHD means that your brain’s gas tank is a bit smaller and burns fuel more rapidly.  Often, by late afternoon (or even mid-morning for some...

September 10, 2018

Does morning planning seem like something that everyone else can do, but eludes you?

Does your ADHD mind avoid planning or feel scattered when you try it? You really are not alone! When you arrive at the office, or wherever you begin your day, try Mindful Morning Planning Using STOP to see if you can d...

August 6, 2018

For me, accountability means you do what you say you’re going to do on your own or you get help to do what you say you’re going to do, whether that is taking planned action toward a goal, following through on something you committed to, or turning an idea into an actionable task.

Sounds easy, right? Wel...

July 9, 2018

Sometimes, when you ask your ADHD brain to start a task, your brain just says, “No way; that’s not happening.” It’s not you – you know you need to work on that task, you want to work on it, you wish you could get yourself to actually start  – it’s your brain. Your brain is trying to tell you something...

June 11, 2018

Since the 2016 publication of the landmark American Bar Association study on the state of mental health of U.S. attorneys, everyone seems to be talking about how much lawyers are struggling. This post on the Beyond Billables blog claims that lawyers are the “most unhappy group of professionals in the w...

May 7, 2018

Today was an awesome coaching day.
 

I sat back after work and reflected on my day. One client after another was insightful about their own strengths and limitations, creatively and bravely designing new ways of thinking and doing to make real, positive changes. When I was basking in this little glow,...

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