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The Focused Professor Coaching Group

An Online Group for Professors with ADHD

Do you sometimes feel like you are the only professor who is struggling with ADHD? Or, even if you know there are others, do you often wish you could just talk to them, see how they are managing, learn from each other, or simply just have a good laugh in recognition of shared struggles? Getting grades turned in, submitting papers or grant proposals on time, spending uninterrupted time writing and thinking, getting work done during your workday, planning for classes, or simply showing up for classes on time can all be more difficult when you have ADHD. Wouldn't it be helpful if professors with ADHD could share their experiences, worries, and difficulties, solutions, "wins," and act as accountability support with each other?

The Focused Professor Coaching Group is exactly that - an online community exclusively for professors with ADHD - a supportive space to help you live well as a professor with ADHD.

The Focused Professor Coaching Group offers support, guidance, accountability, and connection to help you develop the systems and processes you need to get work and work and life under control. Each 3-month session is held three times per year in the Spring (February-April), Summer (June-August), and Fall (October-December). 

In this group, you will expand your understanding of how having ADHD impacts your work, develop your skills and habits to optimize brain function, maximize talents, motivate yourself to succeed, and identify the specific action steps that work best for you. The Focused Professor Coaching Group will help you learn how to manage your time and energy more effectively and create systems that work for you and stick around.

Plus, in this group setting, you will get to share with and learn from other professors with ADHD, discuss your experiences with the group, and reap the benefits of having multiple minds in the virtual room.

Membership in The Focused Professor Coaching Group also includes an optional membership in The Focused Hour, a private virtual co-working group designed to increase accountability and productivity. Learn more about The Focused Hour on FocusMate here.

The Focused Professor Coaching Group

Group Coaching Workshops | Virtual Co-Working Sessions | Private Online Community


The Focused Professor is a group coaching program designed in three parts:

Coaching Workshop

Group coaching workshops will provide an opportunity to debrief, learn new skills, participate in or observe "hot seat" coaching sessions, and to share your weekly goals and build accountability.

Virtual Co-Working Meetings

You will participate in 34 live group co-working meetings that take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the 3-month session.

Online Virtual Community

Stay on track with our private online group designed specifically for members of this session of The Focused Professor to facilitate ongoing communication, connection, accountability, and support during the 3-month session. You will have daily morning and evening check-ins to keep you on track.​



When you join The Focused Professor Coaching Group, you get access to all three parts – Coaching Workshops, Virtual Co-Working Meetings, and the Online Virtual Community – for the 3-month session.

Because The Focused Professor Coaching Group is designed to maximize learning, development, and productivity, you must be able to commit to:

  • Joining live video meetings by Zoom for all 9 Coaching Workshops and 34 Co-Working Meetings

  • Participating in at least one hot seat coaching round

  • Facilitating at least one virtual co-working meeting (I will show you how.)

  • Engaging with other members in the private online community

  • Sharing your daily goals and progress made every morning and evening by replying to daily check-ins

  • Being willing to get sh!t done!

Registration for the Spring 2021 Session is now open!

The next session of The Focused Professor Coaching Group will meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from February 2 - April 20.

The group meets on the following dates for the Spring 2021 Session.


Tuesday 2/2: Coaching & Co-Working 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT

Wednesday 2/3: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Thursday 2/4: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT


Tuesday 2/9: Coaching & Co-Working 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT

Wednesday 2/10: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Thursday 2/11: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Tuesday 2/16: Coaching & Co-Working 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT

Wednesday 2/17: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Thursday 2/18: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Tuesday 2/23: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Wednesday 2/24: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Thursday 2/25: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT


Tuesday 3/2: Coaching & Co-Working 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT

Wednesday 3/3: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Thursday 3/4: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT


Tuesday 3/9: Coaching & Co-Working 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT

Wednesday 3/10: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Thursday 3/11: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Tuesday 3/16: Coaching & Co-Working 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT

Wednesday 3/17: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Thursday 3/18: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Tuesday 3/23: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Wednesday 3/24: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Thursday 3/25: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Tuesday 3/30: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Wednesday 3/31: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT


Thursday 4/1: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Tuesday 4/6: Coaching & Co-Working 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT

Wednesday 4/7: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Thursday 4/8: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT


Tuesday 4/13: Coaching & Co-Working 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT

Wednesday 4/14: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Thursday 4/15: Co-Working

1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Tuesday 4/20: Coaching & Co-Working 12:00pm ET/9:00am PT

*Tuesday co-working meetings will be facilitated by Casey, except for Tuesday 2/23, Tuesday 3/23, and Tuesday 3/30. Wednesday/Thursday co-working meetings will be facilitated by a group member following specific guidelines. We are staring co-working meetings at 15 minutes after the hour to help alleviate on-the-hour Internet congestion.

The Focused Professor Coaching Group will give you ongoing access to the information, support, solutions, and accountability you are looking for!

What should you expect from The Focused Professor Coaching Group?

 Participation in 9 live group coaching workshops via video (Zoom) or phone, each 60-75 minutes in length

√ Joining 34 live virtual co-working meetings

√ Ongoing support for the duration of the 3-month session. You can sign up for as many 3-month sessions as you'd like to benefit from ongoing support.

 Learning about special topics relevant to being a professor

 Ample opportunity for problem-solving by the group

√ Development of your own goals and specific action steps

  Access to a private online group for The Focused Professor Group members only

 Access to The Focused Hour, a private accountability group on FocusMate exclusively for Dixon Life Coaching clients

Sample Agenda for Weekly
Coaching Workshops
(The coaching workshop agenda will vary at Casey's discretion based on the needs and flow of the group.)

10 min.

Weekly Wins
You will share a win from this week to highlight a positive achievement with the group.

20 min.

Build Your Skills
Casey will present information, strategies, and tools on topics such as ADHD brain structure, brain optimization, decision-making skills, and externalization strategies 

30 min.

Hot Seat Coaching Sessions
You will take turns bringing your challenge to the attention of the group and do a rapid coaching session with Casey. 
Agenda for Weekly
Co-working Meetings

2 min.

We will start with a short check-in to state your project and goals for the session.

40 min.

Co-Working Time
Staying on video, we will have uninterrupted work time. You can pick a new task or project or continue with the same to-do for each meeting.

2 min.

We will end with a short check-out to share the progress made during the co-working meeting.

5 min.

Goal Time
What is your goal for this week?  Be prepared to share something you will do to make a change or progress toward your goal. You will also be asked to write your weekly goal down daily in our online, daily check-in. 

The Focused Professor Coaching Group will give you ongoing access to the information, support, solutions, and accountability you are looking for!

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