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DIXON LIFE COACHING, LLC

www.dixonlifecoaching.com

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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Articles

The Pennsylvania Lawyer

Improving the Well-Being of Lawyers with ADHD (Nov/Dec 2018)

Dixon Life Coaching

Lawyers with ADHD: The Astonishing Number We Are Ignoring From the Landmark ABA Study and Why We Shouldn’t Be (June 2018)

ADDitude Magazine

How to Recharge Your Tired Brain After Work (Spring 2018)

Freedom Matters

Find the Freedom to Focus: An ADHD Coach Weighs In (Aug 2017)

 

Podcasts

Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast

            Practicing Mindfulness for Your ADHD

ADHD ReWired

Exercise the Attention Muscle with Mindfulness

 

Online Webinars

ADDA Webinar Series

The ADHD Trifecta: Creating Motivation Toward Action

ADHD Women’s Palooza

Put the Sparkle Back in Your Attention with Micro-Changes

 

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

 

Other

Board Volunteer for the ADHD Coaches Organization Research Committee. 2016 to present.

 

 

MINDFULLYADD

www.mindfullyadd.com

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.

 

 
CERTIFICATION                                                                                                                               

 

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

 

 

EDUCATION

 

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

 

ELIZABETHTOWN COLLEGE

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.

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