I am a PAAC certified ADHD adult and family coach, trauma informed. I’m also an inclusive employment advocate, a presenter, mindfulness educator, children’s book author and parent.
I live in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates but work across all continents. I love meeting people from diverse cultures that populate this interesting land.
I have a master’s degree in child psychology – youth mental health is my passion. Specifically, the field of ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and executive functions (brain-based skills that allow humans to effectively manage inner and outer lives) is where my professional and personal interest lies. Being a life-long learner, I am committed to continuous exploration of the scientific developments in this exciting field.
I coach families and adults who need support with managing their emotions, thinking and behaviour in today’s complex, fast-paced world.
My clients’ areas of challenge frequently include attention, motivation, organisation, planning, impulsivity, managing emotions and time as well as high activity of the mind and/ or body.
I’m also a keen practitioner of mindfulness, proven by science to provide effective support for many brain-based difficulties. It has been a game-changer for me and I share it with my clients!
If you’re still with me, keep reading:
Challenges in the areas described above can make school, work, relationships and other crucial parts of life difficult, negatively impacting our view of selves. They might take away hope for positive outcomes, confidence and willingness to invest further effort.
The spotlight of attention is placed on them with powerful strengths existing alongside being neglected.
How does coaching with me work?
We collaborate to learn more about your strengths, things you are naturally good at. We build understating of your challenges and how ADHD impacts your life. We plan and test solutions, to make your day easier. Our coaching relationship is one of partnership: we combine our expertise and experience to set you on a path to self-awareness, self-appreciation and greater life-satisfaction. This process is led by you, the client, with me contributing my expertise and skills to help you remove barriers to achieving what you long for. Don’t we owe it to ourselves to try?
I have been accredited by Professional Association of ADHD Coaches paaccoaches.org
I’m a professional member of Attention Deficit Disorder Association. https://add.org
MY CLIENTS SAID…
“I have worked with Anna during one of the most difficult times of my life. At the same time I was diagnosed an early menopause and ADHD. Anna guided me beautifully through the process of understanding the implications of that in my day to day life and relationships. She did it in a brilliant way since she was always asking the right questions, allowing me to find the clarity I so much needed. Anna is an excellent coach and an amazing person. Thank you so much.”
Anna is a fantastic Coach with an expert knowledge of ADHD and executive functions. She helps you to shine a light on your goals and dreams by employing mindfulness strategies and exercises that identify your strengths. For someone with ADHD, this is very powerful, as we often get lost in our ‘deficits’. She is very skilled at asking the right questions and helps you to plan a clear route for your future, one that is congruent with who you are as a person. She backs this up with exercises and accountability between sessions so that you always feel like you are moving forward. I would not hesitate to work with her again!
VIDEOS ON ADHD & EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONS:
What is ADHD by Dr T. Brown via Understood. 3 min video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVZ2qbMgMPs
What is Executive Function and Why Do We Need it? by How to ADHD. 3 min video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4YIHrEu-TU
How Children and Adults Can Build Core Capabilities for Life via Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University
5 min video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NehuwDA45Q
ADHD and Executive Function by Dr R. Barkley via Child Mind Institute 3 min video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GR1IZJXc6d8
You are welcome to join one of my mindfulness classes in Abu Dhabi or to enjoy one of my mindfulness books with your children.