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We believe that success with ADHD is possible... with a little translation. Hosts Cameron Gott and Shelly Collins, both ADHD coaches who have plenty of insight to share navigating their own ADHD experiences, discuss how to live more authentically as an adult with ADHD and how to create real, sustained change to achieve greater success. If you are an adult with ADHD who wants more out of their business, career, and life, this is the podcast for you!

Translating ADHD Cameron Gott, Shelly Collins

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

We believe that success with ADHD is possible... with a little translation. Hosts Cameron Gott and Shelly Collins, both ADHD coaches who have plenty of insight to share navigating their own ADHD experiences, discuss how to live more authentically as an adult with ADHD and how to create real, sustained change to achieve greater success. If you are an adult with ADHD who wants more out of their business, career, and life, this is the podcast for you!

    ADHD, Coaching and Context

    ADHD, Coaching and Context

    Shelly and Cam bring forth a topic that is synonymous with coaching and the ADHD lived experience but rarely, if ever, discussed overtly in ADHD circles. Context drives so much of the coaching conversation from discovering big agendas to exploring limiting perspectives, yet we often don’t recognize when context is at work influencing our thoughts and behaviors.





    Shelly and Cam define context and how it is of particular interest to those of us with ADHD. Part of the neurodiverse experience is in part because many of us are ‘wired for context’ - that we process by our relative relation to our world in a particular moment. The neurotypical population is wired more for outcome, sequence or process - wired more for time. Our preference for context has us lead with curious ‘Why’ questions rather than conventional ‘What’ and ‘When’ goal-oriented questions. They share numerous examples of how context comes into play in coaching relationships and how context can be a powerful ally or a formidable obstacle.





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    • 29 min
    Navigating The Three Barriers with ADHD

    Navigating The Three Barriers with ADHD

    Shelly and Cam do what they do best, taking listeners on a journey through an ADHD-lived experience. Today they integrate all three barriers of ADHD as Shelly shares her own discovery and learning process. She digs into a recent dilemma around a breakdown with getting house chores done. Listen as Shelly and Cam explore Shelly’s journey as she bumps into and then develops workarounds for all three barriers, to new learning that she converts into new action resulting in systems and practices that reflect her current reality - the captain of her own abode.





    The Three Barriers are as follows:
    The First Barrier to Awareness
    The Second Barrier to Informed Action
    The Third Barrier to Learning





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    • 35 min
    The Third Barrier of ADHD

    The Third Barrier of ADHD

    Shelly and Cam look at learning and its role in creating positive and sustained change. Deemed The Third Barrier of ADHD, learning is the most significant element of a change process and the one most impacted by ADHD. In ADHD land so much focus is put on the first two barriers - knowing what to do and doing what you know - that many miss this third and so essential step in moving one's agenda forward. Learning is key to our higher level TA concepts of agency, integrity (doing what matters) and living a life of purpose.


     


    They distinguish learning as ‘the awareness on the backside of action’, connect it to the reflective practice we have alluded to in previous episodes and discuss the dilemma of how our own internal judgements cloud our past experiences (like walking through a house of mirrors). Of course Shelly and Cam share their own experiences and client experiences to illustrate the third barrier. 


     


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    • 28 min
    Self-Care and ADHD

    Self-Care and ADHD

    Surprisingly, this is the first episode dedicated to the topic of self-care. Shelly and Cam discuss self-care in the context of the coaching process. They discuss why they start with self-care in every coaching engagement. Clients often come to coaching looking for a quick win but they're often seeking that win from an urgent state of mind or in an ARC perspective.

    Shelly and Cam go on to discuss certain obstacles to self-care including “shoulds”, getting hung up in the “how”, diminishing or downplaying the value of a self-care practice and attaching extra meaning to the activity. Shelly shares an example of a client who put too much pressure on her own self-care practice but through her own reflective practice recognized the pressure and shifted the way she approached the self-care activity.





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    • 29 min
    The Second Barrier of ADHD

    The Second Barrier of ADHD

    Shelly and Cam pick up a thread from a past client conversation who was shifting from a knowing place to a place of action. Shelly shares more about her client in an active state of ‘cultivating safety’. This is significant because it is an excellent example of breaking through the ‘Second Barrier of ADHD’ - the first barrier is to new awareness, the second barrier is to new action and new behaviors. The Second Barrier is ubiquitous with the ADHD experience and likely the most maddening aspect of living with ADHD - we don’t do what we know we ought to do.

    This far reaching discussion explores the significance of being the ‘captain of your own ship’ and moving to a place of resilience around receiving feedback and choice on our own terms. Information about ADHD is varied in its accuracy and too plentiful. In our “One Down” position we can feel like we are not in a position to discern information, accepting some and rejecting the rest. Being at choice with feedback or advice is a key element of breaking through the Second Barrier of ADHD.





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    Follow us on Twitter: @TranslatingADHD

    Visit the Website: TranslatingADHD.com

    • 32 min
    Enduring Covid Stressors with ADHD

    Enduring Covid Stressors with ADHD

    Continuing the theme of resilience, Shelly and Cam revisit COVID as a topic, discussing the stress of living with an ongoing pandemic. They share personal stories and stories from clients and how the current uncertainty in daily life creates additional stressors. Building effective resilience is about identifying and managing stressors, distinguishing what we can and can not control.

    With ADHD we can diminish or downplay negative inputs and just try to ‘soldier on’. Acknowledging the stress and impact is a first step in processing feelings and moving through their Understand, Own, Translate process. Shelly and Cam share the SCARF model from David Rock as a useful tool.





    Episode links + resources:



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    Our Process: Understand, Own, Translate.

    About Cam and Shelly





    For more of the Translating ADHD podcast:



    Episode Transcripts: visit TranslatingADHD.com and click on the episode

    Follow us on Twitter: @TranslatingADHD

    Visit the Website: TranslatingADHD.com

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Gahaidis ,

Most useful ADHD podcast I’ve heard so far

I find the way of describing adhd and its impacts really accessible. I like the combination between Shelleys anecdotes and cams concepts really useful. In fact its vital, without the anecdotes and personal examples the theory wouldn’t make sense to me. In fact if there was one criticism its that maybe the theory spiel can go on slightly too long, maybe some more back and forth would be good but its also totally fine it being that way I think plus that might be my brainand everyone is different.

bloodbonescotland ,

Specific and useful reflections

I’m really enjoying the podcast. It’s very specific and constructive and as well as being able to benefit from it myself, I’ve been able to share it with friends and colleagues that also have ADHD. I would even say that people without ADHD can benefit from this; it’s often the case that thinking led by difference is the thinking we need for the future. Thanks for doing it!

QtotheU... ,

Superb

Far and away the best podcast on the topic of ADHD and living with ADHD I have heard to date. Great advice and information, presented in a lively and entertaining discussion. Thank you.

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