Emily Whelden specializes in coaching lawyers and legal professionals navigating ADHD and provides support for individuals managing ADHD alongside chronic illness.
Emily is an attorney-turned-coach who has trained extensively in ADHD coaching with Casey Dixon. As an attorney with ADHD, Emily experienced first-hand the lack of resources available in the legal field and left her practice of law to become a coach to other lawyers and high achievers with ADHD.
Before beginning her coaching career, Emily trained and worked for six years as an attorney doing legal guardianship work and – without realizing it at the time – approached that role very similarly to how a Coach would. To empower clients, Emily would share new perspectives that helped them identify their goals and values, learn to evaluate their circumstances, explore potential outcomes to their choices, and learn how to be comfortable with their decisions – all things she believes are fundamental to her role as an ADHD coach.
As a former attorney who also has multiple chronic health issues, she understands how difficult it can be to manage life while dealing with ADHD.
Why do you like working with high achievers who have ADHD?
"I enjoy working with high achievers who have ADHD because we so often slip through the cracks. Many of us have had our symptoms invalidated or ignored; and, frequently we have been told that our ADHD symptoms are personal failings. Because of this, high achievers with ADHD are often adept at masking their struggles. We work twice as hard as our peers, yet frequently feel like we are on the cusp of disaster. I like helping people step back from that ledge of disaster and regain control of their life, work, and health."