DeShawn Wert learned that ADHD can affect adults as well as children when she was diagnosed with the disorder late in life. “It allowed me to recognize and develop my own action plan and leverage my strengths,” she says. It also inspired her to become an expert, book contributor, and presenter in this field. DeShawn earned her Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education from Purdue University, her Master of Education degree in curriculum design and her administrative certification from Indiana Wesleyan University, and completed her ADHD coach training through JST Coaching & Training for children, teens and young adults. A resident of Indiana, she works with clients all over the globe using her guiding principles of it’s “Your brain. Your terms. Your life.
- I’ve completed all the hours and training to reach the first level of coaching certification, Board Certified Coach. This included taking online courses for 16 weeks.
- I started Karate classes with my son to have fun and support my healthy life choices. I’m now getting ready to test for my orange tip belt.
- I dropped several organizations freeing up time which are no longer fulfilling my shifting personal goals.
- My new website has been launched and contains the content needed for me to truly express my goals as a coach, helping me to have a larger impact supporting those with ADHD.
- My work with colleagues from across the states (from Oregon to Maine) is allowing me to impact the larger ADHD coaching community by planning the International’s ADHD Professional Conference.
- My personal health goals are on target as I have lost weight and have learned to make healthy meals form myself and family.
- My goal to help others understand how their ADHD brain works grows with being asked to present to Lynn University and National Association Professional Organizers (NAPO) this spring.
- I’ve been able to keep our family calendar synchronized without too much havoc.
- Consistently finding time to be with my friends (see the Q & A at the bottom of the newsletters) by having lunch with friends monthly.
You know…as I look backward with the gaze that lingers on the things accomplished. Its fun to see what I DID get completed with my demanding family life and work in coaching business. So, now I challenge you to give yourself a ‘kick in the pants’ and STOP thinking about what you haven’t accomplished but share what has been put into motion and completed from last year. Let’s get out of the not ‘good enough’ funk and keep moving forward with our intentions and goals THIS year.