60 episodes

This podcast is for smart, high-ability ADD/ADHD (diagnosed or suspecting) women who see their symptoms as more positive than negative. I’m Tracy Otsuka your host and I’m committed to changing the conversation around ADHD. When I was diagnosed eight months after my son, my entire life suddenly made perfect sense but all I heard about was everything that my ADHD brain SHOULD be struggling with when in fact I would come to learn that my ADHD is responsible for some of my greatest superpowers.

One other thing, we constantly hear about all the successful ADHD men, but no one talks about the women. This podcast is here to change that dynamic. ADHD women are my people, and I’m here to acknowledge, support and cheer them on.

*THE CONTENT IN THIS PODCAST IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE MEDICAL OR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING YOU HAVE SEEN OR HEARD FROM TRACY OTSUKA OR THIS PODCAST.

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This podcast is for smart, high-ability ADD/ADHD (diagnosed or suspecting) women who see their symptoms as more positive than negative. I’m Tracy Otsuka your host and I’m committed to changing the conversation around ADHD. When I was diagnosed eight months after my son, my entire life suddenly made perfect sense but all I heard about was everything that my ADHD brain SHOULD be struggling with when in fact I would come to learn that my ADHD is responsible for some of my greatest superpowers.

One other thing, we constantly hear about all the successful ADHD men, but no one talks about the women. This podcast is here to change that dynamic. ADHD women are my people, and I’m here to acknowledge, support and cheer them on.

*THE CONTENT IN THIS PODCAST IS NOT INTENDED TO BE A SUBSTITUTE FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS OR TREATMENT AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE MEDICAL OR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY IN SEEKING IT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING YOU HAVE SEEN OR HEARD FROM TRACY OTSUKA OR THIS PODCAST.

    ADHD, Entrepreneurialism and Fearlessness with Dr. Brandi Noll EP: 60

    ADHD, Entrepreneurialism and Fearlessness with Dr. Brandi Noll EP: 60

    In 2016, Brandi Noll, founded the Bucket List Adventure Company Ohio with the focus on bringing people together by encouraging them to step outside of their comfort zones to overcome their fears.

    Currently, Dr. Noll is an Associate Professor at the University of Akron in Ohio teaching graduate and undergraduate courses. She has 23 years of experience in education, which includes teaching children how to read, write, as well as teaching adults how to best teach children to read and write.

    • 52 min
    ADHD and Justice Sensitivity with Immigration Attorney Taylor Levy EP: 59

    ADHD and Justice Sensitivity with Immigration Attorney Taylor Levy EP: 59

    Tracy introduces her guest Taylor Levy, an immigration attorney in El Paso, Texas, who was the Legal Coordinator at Annunciation House, working to provide free legal representation to immigrants separated from their minor children. Currently, She focuses her work on asylum-seeking families who've been returned to Mexico under the “Remain in Mexico” program. She also mentors attorneys on these cases and does advocacy, media, and policy work centered on protecting asylum seekers at our border.

    • 48 min
    5 ADHD Hacks That Change How I Work EP: 58

    5 ADHD Hacks That Change How I Work EP: 58

    In Episode 58 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy shares five hacks that have changed her professional and personal productivity and play well with her ADHD brain.

    • 37 min
    A Mid-Life Diagnosis of ADHD with Sandra Centorino EP: 57

    A Mid-Life Diagnosis of ADHD with Sandra Centorino EP: 57

    In Episode #57 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women, Tracy invites her good friend Sandra Centorino to the podcast to talk about her recent mid-life ADHD diagnosis. Sandra is currently the founder of RealWomenGoLive where her mission is to help, inspire, share and connect real women to the power of their voice through audio and video. Prior to that, Sandra ran a non-profit called The CUREchief Foundation where she recruited and trained thousands of volunteers for more than a decade.

    • 46 min
    Is it ADHD or Non-Verbal Learning Disorder? with Linda Karanzalis, M.S., BCCS EP: 56

    Is it ADHD or Non-Verbal Learning Disorder? with Linda Karanzalis, M.S., BCCS EP: 56

    Join Tracy and her guest Linda Karanzalis, M.S., BCCS in Episode #56 of ADHD for Smart Ass Women. Linda is a board-certified cognitive specialist and parent/student coach who provides executive function training and social-emotional learning programs for people of all ages. Linda also just wrote an article for ADDitude magazine’s Winter 2020 issue on ADHD and Non-verbal Learning Disorder.

    • 47 min
    What I’ve Learned in the Year Since I Started my ADHD for Smart Ass Women Podcast EP: 55

    What I’ve Learned in the Year Since I Started my ADHD for Smart Ass Women Podcast EP: 55

    Tracy talks about what she’s learned in the year since she started her podcast, ADHD for Smart Ass Women. She is hoping that her story might inspire you to tackle that one big bucket list item that you really want to do but are scared to start. After all, she’s been there.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

KME in NC ,

Love it!

Put away an entire basket of clean laundry while listening (the clothes have been sitting there for several weeks!).

Karac.tx ,

Love this podcast

I’m just now dipping my toe into the podcast world, and this one had me hooked pretty immediately!

I was recently diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and this podcast has been truly instrumental in my mental health journey.

Great dialogue with guests. Hearing from other women who share the daily challenges of ADD provided a much needed sense of community. I most enjoy the research -backed content that helps with understanding, managing, loving and thriving as a woman with ADD. :)

Eleni Agiz ,

Inspiring and informative

I loved listening to every word. It made me, an ADHD adult, feel powerful, valued and seen. Everything she said related to me 100%. Thank you for taking the time and effort to share your story.

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