DIXON LIFE COACHING, LLC
Coach, June 2005 to present
I specialize in coaching lawyers, professors and other professionals with high workplace demands and ADHD. My solo practice is particularly targetted to lawyers who find it difficult to focus at work and manage themselves in a healthy, stable, and profitable manner. My work includes online one-to-one coaching, an ongoing group for lawyers with ADHD, periodic groups for professionals with ADHD, writing articles for my site and outside resources, podcasts, webinars, speaking engagements, and presentation workshops. I am currently writing a book with the working title of The Focused Lawyer. My team includes an outside business manager, bookkeeper, accountant, and editor.
SELECT PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
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The Pennsylvania Lawyer
Improving the Well-Being of Lawyers with ADHD (Nov/Dec 2018)
Dixon Life Coaching
How to Recharge Your Tired Brain After Work (Spring 2018)
Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast
ADDA Webinar Series
ADHD Women’s Palooza
In-person Speaking and Workshops
Under the Wire Event, K & L Gates CLE Program (Continuing Legal Education)
Fighting Distractions in Your Practice: What’s ADHD Got to Do with It? (Feb 2018)
North Carolina Bar Association Lawyer Effectiveness and Quality of Life Committee CLE Event
Fighting Distractions in Your Practice: An ADHD Primer for Lawyers (Nov 2016)
Lancaster Bar Association CLE
Fighting Distractions in Your Practice: An ADHD Primer for Lawyers, 2014 & 2016
Annual International Conference on ADHD
The ADHD Trifecta: Creating Motivation Toward Action (Nov 2016)
Annual International ADHD Professionals Conference
The Power of Research to Transform Coaching
Board Volunteer for the ADHD Coaches Organization Research Committee. 2016 to present.
Owner, Developer, and ADHD Strategist, April 2015 to present
I own and operate a membership website for people with ADHD who want to practice mindfulness.
Professional Certified Coach (PCC), International Coach Federation (ICF)
Certified Mentor Coach, International Coach Federation (ICF)
Board Certified Coach (BCC), Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE Global)
Senior Certified AD/HD Coach (SCAC), Institute for the Advancement of AD/HD Coaching (IAAC)
Certified Coach, Coach Training Alliance (CTACC)
DISC Profile and Time Mastery Profile Certified
Human Subjects Research Certification, Penn State University Office of Regulatory Affairs
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania State Board of Private Academic Schools, permanent teaching certification
The University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia, PA
M.S.Ed. in Educational Policy and Leadership, 1998
The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Educational Philosophy and Psychology, 1994 - 1996
Millersville University, Millersville, PA
B. A. in Philosophy, 1993
School for Field Studies, Juneau, AL and Northeastern University, Boston, MA, 1990
Research on Bald Eagle Ecology
Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, 1988
Maryland Institute, College of Art, Baltimore, MD
Fanny B. Thalheimer Merit Scholar, 1987
PAST PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
THE JANUS SCHOOL
Director of Research and Outreach, August 2004 - June 2005
Sole administrator for a division of the School dedicated to advancing study in the field of learning disorders and ADHD and improving the understanding, identification, and treatment of children and adults with learning disorders and ADHD.
Acting Head of School, March 2002 - August 2004
Chief executive for an independent school serving students with specific learning disorders.
Provided strong leadership with the Board of Trustees, and to the administrative team, faculty, staff, students, and parents.
Oversaw all educational, research, and outreach programs and activities.
Hired, deployed, developed, supervised, and evaluated staff; developed in-service training for teachers and on-going parent education.
Ensured compliance with federal, state, and county regulations; aligned educational practice with current educational best practices.
Promoted fiscal health; oversaw the budget of $2.4 million and fund development.
Promoted parent and public relations and projected positive image of the school.
Managed assets, including a $2.8 million facility and a 51-acre campus.
Director of Program Development, 1998 – 2002
Chief operations officer
Assessment Coordinator, 1995 - 2001
Director of the Evening Program for Adults, 1994 - 2001
Teacher and Tutor, 1993 - 2005
Department of Education, Elizabethtown, PA
Adjunct Professor, September 2001 - May 2002
UNIVERSITY CITY HIGH SCHOOL, SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
Philadelphia School District, Philadelphia, PA
Graduate Intern, 1997 - 1998
Primary facilitator of special education inclusion and assessment procedures re-design.
PROJECT FORWARD LEAP FOUNDATION
Assistant to the President, February 1992 - August 1994
Conducted research on the opportunity to learn for at-risk minority populations. Developed assessment for high-potential, at-risk middle school students from local education agencies.