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Proudly ADHD at work and in business

95 EpisodesProduced by Cathy Rashidian, Certified CoachWebsite

Welcome to Proudly ADHD at Work and in Business with host Certified Executive Coach, Cathy Rashidian! If you’re a professional or entrepreneur and suspect you have Adult ADHD or have been recently diagnosed, this is the podcast for you.I bring you the latest in ADHD science, expert interviews, succe… read more

95 Episodes | 2019 - 2022

93: ”Yes, you can talk about mental health at work!” | Guest Melissa Doman, MA

December 9th, 2022


In this episode I am speaking with Melissa Doman, MA, Author of Yes, You Can Talk About Mental Health at Work (Here’s Why And How To Do It Really Well).

We talk about mental health in the workplace and why now more than …

92: Hormonal Fluctuations & ADHD in Women: Navigating for Better Management | Guest Linda Roggli

December 2nd, 2022


Discussing the hormonal fluctuation's impact on ADHD and women is one of the most important episodes I have recorded on the Proudly ADHD Podcast.  Conversations on this topic need to continue and be amplified.   

I …

91: Managing emotions is core to managing ADHD | Guest Tamara Rosier, PhD

November 9th, 2022


Those with ADHD brain wiring feel emotions intensely, it actually may feel like we are constantly living in a state of emotional flood. In this state, all we can do is be on guard, be defensive and look for ways to …

90: Treating Trauma and direct benefits to ADHD management

May 6th, 2022


In this episode, I open up about my personal story about seeking support to further manage my ADHD through Trauma Therapy.  I knew that this method of therapy was going to be effective and I have always been a huge …

89: ADHD and Burnout: Navigating the Connection | Guest - Brendan Mahan

April 22nd, 2022


ADHD and Burnout!!! I can not get enough of this topic, so I decided to have a candid conversation about it with my special guest Brendan Mahan, host of ADHD Essentials Podcast and ADHD Coach.  

“Is it the Fish or the …

88 - Job seeking & recruitment with an ADHD lens | Guest: Dan Roth

March 25th, 2022


It was my absolute pleasure to have this candid, most genuine conversation with Dan Roth.   He is so damn relatable and lays down some serious truth …

87: Navigating ADHD & Parenting | Guest - Yakini Pierce

February 8th, 2022


In this episode, I had the pleasure of sitting with Yakini Pierce, discussing her journey with ADHD as a parent.  

Yakini Pierce is a mom with ADHD that has two children, both with ADHD. She has an MBA and degrees in …

86 - Don’t Dis-My-Ability: A Discussion On Neurodiversity | Guest Shawn Smith

January 19th, 2022


“Rather than be defined by a label, I choose to challenge the boundaries of its perceived limitations.” Shawn Smith


I had the pleasure of speaking with Shawn Smith, M.Ed., CCC about ADHD, ASD and his personal journey …

85 - Your Brain‘s Not Broken | Guest Tamara Rosier Ph.D.

December 21st, 2021


In this episode I speak with Tamara Rosier, Ph.D. about her new book, Your Brain’s Not Broken: Strategies for Navigating Your Emotions and Life with ADHD. 

In Your Brain’s Not Broken, Tamara Rosier, Ph.D., founder of …

Podcast update and Riff from coach cathy

November 23rd, 2021


In this episode, Coach Cathy shares an update on the podcast and some personal reflections on her journey as a coach and mental health advocate. She also offers some tips and insights on how to stay motivated and …

#84: Females with ADHD - research paper review

October 12th, 2021


We’re back with another research review! In this episode, we cover the findings in a paper titled “Females with ADHD: An expert consensus statement taking a lifespan approach providing guidance for the identification …

#83 ”Taking Charge of Adult ADHD” - 2nd edition | Guest Russell Barkley

September 30th, 2021


In this episode, I am delighted to be reviewing the book, "Taking Charge of Adult ADHD", - 2nd edition with author Russell Barkley, PhD.   

This is a …

#82 Importance of healing Trauma for those with ADHD | Guest Dr. Ian Macnaughton

September 14th, 2021


In today’s episode, we have Dr. Ian Macnaughton, Ergos Institute of Somatic Education Faculty Member. We explored trauma and ADHD, somatic …

#81 Creating your own ADHD Playbook | Guest Trey Vives

September 6th, 2021


In today’s episode, we speak with Trey Vives, an entrepreneur in the jewellery and lifestyle industry. Among many topics, we talk about his encounters with suicidal thoughts and how faith saved him, why he views his …

#80 Navigating the emotions of ADHD diagnosis and more | Guest Inger Shaye Colzie

August 26th, 2021

  • In today’s episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with a therapist and fellow ADHD coach Inger Shaye Colzie. Among other things, we talked about …

#79 ADHD and Social Sensitivity - research review

August 24th, 2021


In today’s episode, we’re deep-diving into a study exploring the links between ADHD and Social Sensitivity! Why might people with ADHD have a higher sense of justice? What does the evidence tell us? Tune in to find out.

#78 Connection - the secret sauce in navigating your ADHD

August 11th, 2021


In today’s episode, we talk about connection! How do you connect with yourself, the people around you, and your life? What are the impediments to achieving these connections? Why bother? We answer these questions and …

#77 Navigating barriers to ADHD diagnosis, personal story of Dr. Zara Shahangian

July 29th, 2021


In today’s episode we have a heartfelt conversation with Zara, Dr. of Pharmacy. We talked about: 

  • Her late-in-life diagnosis of ADHD, barriers to …

#76 Confidence - let your light shine bright

July 23rd, 2021


In this episode, we explore the topic of confidence: 

  • What is confidence? Where does it actually come from? How growing up with ADHD might affect us …

#75 Redesigning your life after ADHD diagnosis | Guest Michael Liss

July 16th, 2021


Earlier this year I sat down with Michael Liss to hear his inspiring story of late in life diagnosis of ADHD at 50.   There is so much compassion and raw honestly in his story.  I encourage you to listen to the entire …

#74 ADHD and Medication | Guest Jeff Copper

July 9th, 2021


In this episode, I talk with Jeff Copper - ADHD & Attention Coach,  we bring the Coaches’ point of view on ADHD medication. 

  • At first, Jeff …

#73 How to communicate effectively with ADHD

June 27th, 2021


In this episode, I share a few effective tools to use when it comes to creating dynamic conversations.  Often Professionals with ADHD have many …

#72 Fearlessness - You are wired to do hard things

June 20th, 2021


In this episode, I cover the 6th discipline of Self-Mastery, Fearlessness. This topic is a mixed bag for me as there are times where my impulsivity …

#71 Authenticity - Normalizing ADHD

June 11th, 2021


In this episode, I share the 5th discipline of self-mastery: Authenticity.  My hope is that after you listen to this episode you walk away feeling empowered that your ADHD brain wiring is simply brain wiring, you are …

#70: What it means to lean into your ADHD brain wiring | Guest Heather Ann Havenwood

May 27th, 2021


“When you own all parts of you life becomes much easier,” says Heather Ann Havenwood.  I am delighted to share this inspiring, and candid conversation with you.  

My guest Heather Ann was diagnosed early in life, she …

#69: Trusting the process - Effective discipline achieving your goals

May 21st, 2021


In this episode, I am going back to the Self-Mastery Disciplines and sharing the 4th concept - Trusting the Process.  

If you want to review the first three pls listen to episodes 63 Awareness, 64 Acceptance, and …

#68: ADHD 2.0 book review | Guest: Dr. Ned Hallowell

May 10th, 2021


In this episode, I am excited to welcome back Dr. Ned Hallowell back on the show, this time we are talking about his new book ADHD 2.0.  We do a deep …

#67: Conscious Choice - The formula to making winning choices

April 29th, 2021


In this episode, I introduce the 3rd discipline of Self-Mastery "Conscious Choice" another key concept that we really need to pay attention to in order to get out of autopilot and into the driver's seat.

I hope you are …

#65: How to give yourself grace and freedom after ADHD diagnosis | Guest Brian Fanzo

April 22nd, 2021


In this episode, I wanted to introduce you to Brian Fanzo, who shares his journey of a late in life diagnosis.

I was so inspired by his passion for life, family, and most importantly self-compassion as he moves through …

#64: Acceptance - the crossroads of ADHD diagnosis

April 15th, 2021


In this episode, I am introducing the second principle of self-mastery "acceptance"

I am excited to do a deep dive into this concept and over the next few episodes, I will share other concepts that really provide a …

#63: Awareness - separating facts from interpretations

April 9th, 2021


In this episode, I am talking about the power of awareness and the depth and layers of it when it comes to awareness of ourselves, our environment, people, and situations.

I am excited to do a deep dive into this …

#62: Creating new work because we don't like mundane tasks?!

April 2nd, 2021


In this episode, I talk about the vicious circle that I see when it comes to avoiding tasks that we just do not feel the urge to complete however we end up creating new ones because we love to put out fires. I recall …

#61: It's OK to not do it all, Amber's Story | Guest Amber Duffney

March 25th, 2021


From time to time I like to showcase and interview professionals who are managing and thriving with ADHD. Each of us has our own special ways of managing and learning to live with a unique brain wiring. It was my …

#60: Two powerful methods to access your best state of mind | Guest Dr. Phil Parker

March 18th, 2021


In this episode, I talk with Dr. Phil Parker, mind-body connection expert, about the automated programs that we have developed over time in our brain and their impact on our day-to-day life, and ways that we can …

#59: Find your community, find your voice | Guest Brooke Schnittman

March 11th, 2021


In this episode, my friend and colleague Brooke Schnittman talk about the importance of community, especially for those of us who may have never felt …

#58: Emotional Dysregulation and ADHD | Guest Jeff Copper

March 4th, 2021


Prior to my diagnosis of ADHD, I always wondered why my emotions were always so intense. Once I learned that Adults with ADHD have emotional …

#57 Managing ADHD with routine, there is an app for that!? Introducing Brili for adults

February 25th, 2021


We all can agree that there is no shortage of productivity, task management, personal routine apps!

But did you know about this one app that is designed with the ADHD brain wiring in mind and makes routines come to life …

#56: How to leverage your ADHD and step into your power | David Giwerc

February 18th, 2021


My guest David Giwerc, Master Certified ADHD Coach, Entrepreneur, Founder/President of the ADD Coach Academy, shared a very powerful statement during …

#55: Work with your strengths and hire your weaknesses | Guest Dr. Greg Reid

February 11th, 2021


Today, we’re discussing:

-How he went from dyslexic student with terrible grades in English to successful author, publishing multiple NYT …

How ADHD affects relationships | Guest Melissa Orlov

February 4th, 2021


We all know that when it comes to Relationships/Marriage it is a bumpy ride, now let’s make it even bumpier when one or both partners have ADHD.

My …

ADHD, and not doing it alone! | Guest Brooke Schnittman

January 28th, 2021


One thing I've learned about working with my ADHD clients, especially business owners and professionals is that they have the need/urge to do everything themselves and are very reluctant to ask for support.

Even though …

Understanding Inattentive ADHD | Guest Barbara Luther

January 21st, 2021


There are three representations of ADHD

  • Combined Presentation: if enough symptoms of both criteria inattention and hyperactivity-impulsivity were …

Understanding the science behind ADHD & Memory Challenges | Guest Jeff Copper

January 14th, 2021


On today’s episode, we’re joined by special guest, ADHD, and Attention coach, also the host of Attention Talk Radio, Jeff Copper. We’re discussing …

How to master business focus for ADHD SoloPreneurers

December 29th, 2020


My transition from corporate life to becoming a solopreneur has been one of the most interesting, fulfilling, challenging, and rewarding thing I have …

ADHD - Wellbeing - Cause & Effect

December 21st, 2020


In this episode, I am addressing wellbeing and recent news about my health. I am going to share with you how I am approaching this news and also …

How an Athletic Mindset can help with Focus for ADHD brains | Guest Dr. Sarah Cheyette

December 14th, 2020


Contrary to what is known about ADHD, individuals with ADHD CAN actually focus! When we are interested and have a clear understanding of the tasks and know that it aligns with our goals we can become focused, even …

Exploring ADHD Coaching vs. Therapy | Guest Diann Wingert

December 12th, 2020


Adult ADHD diagnosis may feel like a life sentence to some of us but what if we consider it an explanation of our very unique brain neurology. For …

Paying attention to your Mindset Matters | Guest Jeff Copper

December 2nd, 2020


In the past few years, as I've been going through coach training and coaching professionals and entrepreneurs, I have seen a theme around the importance of paying attention to mindset as it relates to their ADHD and how …

Benefits of Yoga - mind, body connection | Guest Esther Nagle

November 27th, 2020


One of the most effective ways for ADHDers to manage their intense emotions is to pause and pay attention before reacting. Easier said than done, and this is a skill that does not come naturally. So how can we sharpen …

Why we struggle with starting and finishing tasks with ADHD | Guest Rick Green

November 17th, 2020


In May of 2020, I did an IG TV interview with Rick Green - Founder of on the topic of why ADDers have challenges starting tasks and …

Managing ADHD with Medication | Guest Dr. Sarah Cheyette

November 12th, 2020


It's one thing to digest and go through the emotions of a late in life diagnosis of Adult ADHD but then comes the big question of "should I take meds …

Managing ADHD during the pandemic | Guest Peter Shankman

November 3rd, 2020


Back in June of 2020, I interviewed Peter Shankman, host of the "Faster than Normal" Podcast and he shared some great insights on how he is managing …

Managing Procrastination and ADHD

October 28th, 2020


Procrastination is a common theme among ADHDers, it's never-ending and it comes in so many different flavors. I think it's a major cause of so much stress and anxiety for us.

In this episode, I wanted to share a few …

Overcoming Decision-Making Challenges with ADHD: Insights and Strategies

October 19th, 2020


Decision making can be one of the hardest tasks for adults with ADHD. In this episode, I mention Dr. Brown's of the Impaired Executive Functions and …

Managing ADHD with Coaching: Sarah’s Inspiring Journey and Key Insights

October 13th, 2020


There are a few ways to manage ADHD, and not all of us will use the same methods and systems. In this episode, I wanted to share with you Sarah's …

Overcoming Self-Criticism with ADHD: Diann’s Inspiring Journey to Radical Self-Acceptance

October 8th, 2020


In this episode, I was so inspired by Diann's story on radical self-acceptance. I thoroughly enjoyed her real talk style, wisdom, and her story to Radical Self Acceptance.

One of the common themes that I come across …

Overcoming Adversity with Positive Psychology: Finding Purpose and Joy

September 28th, 2020


In this episode, I talk with Marc Cordon, MPH - Positive Psychology Coach, who shares his story about how he was always different than the rest, from …

Redefining Goal-Setting for ADHD brains: Achieving Success through Mindset Mastery

September 22nd, 2020


When it comes to goal setting and achieving, I no longer pay attention to it and it has been life-changing. ⁠ ⁠ For me, it is about truly mastering …

Adult Diagnosis of ADHD: Understanding the Six Perspectives and Implications

September 15th, 2020


There are the 6 perspectives of late in life diagnosis of ADHD for professionals/entrepreneurs ⠀⁠⠀

My ADHD is:⁠⠀

1. holding me back from living my …

Overcoming Negative Self-Talk During Major Life Events: Strategies and Tips for ADHD Brains

September 11th, 2020


If you ever caught yourself in that place of "should I stay or should I go" when it comes to your professional career or changing business ventures …

ADHD and Distractions: Staying Focused and On Track Amidst Shiny New Things

September 1st, 2020


How do you manage to stay on track when the shinny new ideas/projects come knocking on your door?

I used to get in the trap of getting derailed often when I was in corporate life and sometimes it worked out and other …

ADHD and Social Skills: How to Improve Your Ability to Read Social Cues and Build Connections

August 27th, 2020


In this episode, Caroline Maguire, Author of “Why will no one play with me”? talks to us about how to read the room, how to really understand what's …

ADHD and Entrepreneurship: Effective Management Strategies for Running Your Business

August 11th, 2020


In this episode, I talk to JP Holecka, CEO & founder of a Digital Agency in Vancouver Canada.

He shares his story of late in life diagnosed with …

ADHD Diagnosis for adults and Treatment | Guest: Dr. Rannie Tao

August 4th, 2020


In this episode, I speak with my family physician Dr. R. Tao. We discuss ADHD diagnosis/assessment, especially in adults. I felt it was important …

How to Manage ADHD in Relationships: Tips for Nurturing Meaningful Friendships

July 29th, 2020


This episode is one honest back and forth between ADHD Coach and my good friend Sherri Cannon, and me. We each have some aha’s and do some …

Transforming Your Life with ADHD Coaching: Gain Clarity, Focus, and Perspective

July 22nd, 2020


What is ADHD coaching? how does it work? how can someone with ADHD benefit from coaching? These are some of the questions I had when I was diagnosed and I now see it come up often in the ADHD community online.
In this …

ADHD at Work: How to Turn Challenges into Advantages | Guest: Dr. Ned Hallowell

July 13th, 2020


It was an absolute pleasure to talk to Dr. Ned Hallowell in this special mini-episode. When I got my diagnosis of ADHD, the first book that I picked …

Unlocking the Power of Neurodiversity in the Workplace | Guest: Rick Fiery

June 30th, 2020


In this episode, I talk with Rick Fiery who is the co-founder of InventiveLabs which is located in Amesbury, Massachusetts. InventiveLabs is a research lab and business incubator that helps people with learning …

Managing Adult ADHD at Work: Can Workarounds Really Help?

June 25th, 2020


In this episode my co-host Sherri Cannon and I talk about some of the common challenges professionals with ADHD can face in the workplace. they often want to know if they can be themselves – you know --bring their best …

How to stay calm in times of big emotions | Guest: Dr. Jody Carrington

June 15th, 2020


Get ready for a jam-packed episode full of light bulb moments with, its funny, loud, and extremely informative. Get your note pad ready cause you …

Neurodiversity Career Platform | Guest: Alex Corner

June 8th, 2020


In this episode I talk to the founder of Alex Corner, Founder of, “The World's First Platform Connecting Talented Candidates with Dyslexia, ADHD, or Autism With Inclusive Companies That Assess Skills, …

How to embrace Neurodiversity in the workplace | Guest: Margaux Joffe

May 22nd, 2020


In this episode, my guest Margaux Joffe is sharing the journey of her ADHD diagnosis in her late twenties.  
More importantly what she shares is how she went about creating awareness/acceptance of ADHD in her workplace …

Character traits of ADHD in the workplace | Co-host - Sherri Cannon

May 15th, 2020


**This is an audio recording of a recent Linked-in Video Post**
This content is intended for HR and Team Leaders 
When we work with business function leaders to build ADHD literacy, they often want to know how to actually …

Finding your passion does not always equal happiness!

April 7th, 2020


In this episode, I talk about why following your passion or that idea that is so inspiring may not always lead to long term happiness or fulfillment. …

Personal Reflection in times of uncertainty

March 20th, 2020


In this episode, I share my personal reflection on what we are facing around the world and how I am showing up in the midst of uncertainty. 

Is your ADHD brain wiring holding you back at work? | Guest: Sherri Cannon

March 10th, 2020


In this episode, I speak with Executive Coach, and Faculty member of ADD Coach Acadamy, Sherri Cannon. 
She shares how she moved from up the corporate …

Feel the fear and do it anyway! | Guest: Tracy Otsuka

February 28th, 2020


This is one jam-packed episode with the one and only, Tracy Otsuka host & producer of "ADHD for Smart Ass Women" podcast. 
She shares with me her …

Benefits of ”Mindful-Tasking” instead of Multitasking

February 20th, 2020


In this episode, I share a recent personal experience on how multitasking caused me a major personal/professional embracement.  It was a great …

Heal your Gut, Optimize your Brain | Guest: Jodie Campbell

February 14th, 2020


In this episode, I talk with Jodie Campbell, Nutrition + Digestive Health Coach about the importance of understanding how your Gut can have a direct impact on the brain.    
Did you know that your gut is considered your …

How to transition to your dream career | Guest: Betty Kempa

February 6th, 2020


Most adults with ADHD have experienced the impact of their brain at work.  Some have lost jobs, impulsively resigned or never really landed the best …

Best strategies for ADHD shared by ADHD Coaches Panel

January 31st, 2020


In this episode I took a different approach and hosted an ADHD Coaches Panel where we discussed:

The reoccurring ADHD challenge that they see in their clients
The one ADHD issue that they are working through now
One …

The 4 Stages to move through your Adult ADHD Diagnosis

January 21st, 2020


In this episode, I talk about the 4 stages that we go through once we realize we have ADHD.  These 4 stages are there for a reason to help us ease into our next phase of transformation.  Be it moving past a diagnosis, …

How to break the pattern of recurring overwhelm so you can move forward

January 7th, 2020


In this episode, I share my personal insight on how I broke through a recurring overwhelm that takes over when actually things are going smooth in my life and out of nowhere I feel stuck and not able to move forward.   

ADHD & Self Awareness of your own capabilities | Guest: @ADHDCoach_

December 18th, 2019


In this special episode my guest @ADHDCoach_ Talks about his journey with ADHD, he was an Elite Athlete for many years and now coaches elite athletes of the future. He taps into his creative side with modeling and …

Unlocking Your Unlimited Potential with ADHD

December 5th, 2019


I have been wanting to record this episode for many months and today I was so inspired to finally share this with you.  You may want to relisten to this episode a few times as I share a lot in it.  Discover the hidden …

How to find renewed motivation and fulfillment in your job

November 29th, 2019


Most of us with an ADHD Brain have a very hard time dealing with Boredom, especially at work and running a business.  Boredom can slow us down in …

4 Blocks to get in the way of being your best self for Adults with ADHD

November 21st, 2019


It is not a secret that what holds us back from being our best self is the internal conversation that we have with ourselves. One way to gain …

How to manage ADHD & your emotion in tough situations

November 14th, 2019


When we let go of the outcome and focus on the present we can manage our emotions in difficult times.  In this episode, I talk about how I learned …

Successfully Juggling multiple businesses with an ADHD Brain | Guest: Francesca Anastasi

November 6th, 2019


In this episode, I had a candid conversation with Francesca about her late in life diagnosis of ADHD and her key to staying focused while managing …

ADHD and Time Management: Take Control of Their Day

October 31st, 2019


Managing time is a major thing for those of us with ADHD. The struggle is real but it doesn't have to be a struggle. 
During this podcast, I share tips, stories and few simple ways on how to think about time, feel about …

My late in life ADHD diagnosis set me free

October 24th, 2019


In this episode, I share my thoughts and emotions around my late in life diagnosis.  I have come to be friends with my ADHD brain since my diagnosis …

ADHD and Nutrition: How a Healthy Lifestyle Can Make a Difference

October 17th, 2019


In this episode, I have a special guest. Pier B, Homeopath, and Wellness Coach (  We cover holistic nutrition to optimize our brain to …

Six Factors that can make or break your Managing your ADHD

October 8th, 2019


As you move through your day, your life, and making decisions, there are so many factors that affect how you show up and especially your ADHD brain is impacted. 
During this podcast I review the 6 influencers that you …

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