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, success stories, practical strategies, and much more. My goal is to help you understand how to work with your ADHD brain instead of struggling against it, so you can tame that inner fire and unlock your potential for a more fulfilling career and personal life.
93: ”Yes, you can talk about mental health at work!” | Guest Melissa Doman, MA
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 ever this is so important to be talked about in the workplace.
Her book is a fantastic handbook on how to approach this sensitive conversation in the workplace. We addressed the approach of self-advocacy in the workplace as an individual contributor and a leader, the “toxic positivity trend”, and so much more.
This episode is dedicated to all who are in the workplace and managing mental health. I genuinely wish I had Melissa’s book back in the day in my corporate life, her book is a must-have in each team.
From the amazon book listing:
Taking a realistic approach, through research, stories of lived experience and applied techniques that anyone can use, the book includes information on:-
How we bring our beliefs and experiences around mental health and mental illness into the workplace
The importance of understanding how the language we use, consciously or unconsciously, impacts us
Ways to manage the challenges around having mental health conversations at work
‘How-to’ conversation guides
Concrete tips on ways to action this education individually or at a team level
After reading this book, you'll feel empowered and equipped to have constructive, meaningful conversations about mental health in your workplace
Melissa Doman, MA is an Organizational Psychologist, Former Clinical Mental Health Therapist, & Author of Yes, You Can Talk About Mental Health at Work (Here’s Why And How To Do It Really Well). Melissa works with companies across industries around the globe – including clients like Google, Dow Jones, Microsoft, Salesforce, Siemens, Estée Lauder, & Janssen.
She’s been featured as a subject matter expert in Vogue, the BBC, CNBC, Inc., and in LinkedIn’s 2022 Top 10 Voices on Mental Health. Having lived abroad in South Korea, England, Australia and traveled to 45+ countries, Melissa calls upon her global experiences to inform how she works with companies around the world. She has one core goal: to equip companies, individuals, and leaders to have constructive conversations about mental health in the workplace. Her work and book aim to accomplish just that.
92: Hormonal Fluctuations & ADHD in Women: Navigating for Better Management | Guest Linda Roggli
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 truly believe so many women diagnosed with ADHD suffer in silence from the negative impacts of, Puberty, Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), PMS (premenstrual syndrome), Perimenopause, and Menopause. As these hormonal changes hugely impact and amplify the negative traits of ADHD.
In this episode, my special guest Linda Roggli gives us a view into hormones and what happens with our ADHD.
We also share our personal experiences and measures we have taken to manage the impact.
We hope that you find this episode useful and please do share and increase awareness of hormones and ADHD.
More about Lind Roggli
Linda Roggli is the creator of the ADHD Palooza series, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), an award-winning author, and founder of the A-D-Diva Network for ADHD women 40-and-better. She is recognized as an expert in midlife and senior ADHD.
The online Palooza series now includes ADHD Women, ADHD Parents, and ADHD Couples. Linda’s book Confessions of an ADDiva-midlife in the non-linear lane won first prize for women’s issues in the prestigious Next Generation Indy Book Awards competition. She regularly hosts workshops, organizing groups, and retreats for ADHD women at http://addiva.net
91: Managing emotions is core to managing ADHD | Guest Tamara Rosier, PhD
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 survive and push through. No wonder we are not able to get shi%t done!
In this episode, I am delighted to have Tamara Rosier Ph.D., back with us where she shares an effective tool for managing our big emotions so that we can go from fight or flight to present and calm!
The Emotional Health Ladder created by Tamara Rosier and Cameron Gott, can be used as a daily checkpoint for quick check-in before you start a task, navigate a difficult conversation and so much more. I consider this tool foundational to managing ADHD.
About Tamara Rosier, Ph.D - is founder of the ADHD Center of West Michigan, where she and her staff work with individuals with ADHD (and their families) to learn strategies and develop new skills to live effectively with ADHD. Dr. Rosier is also the president of the ADHD Coaches Organization. She is a popular conference and keynote speaker a frequent guest on podcasts and has published numerous articles about living with ADHD. She lives in West Michigan. https://www.tamararosier.com
Check out my previous episode with Dr. Rosier, where we go in-depth on the Solve It Grid and her book, Your Brain's not Broken.
To see visuals of the Emotional Health Ladder visit her Instagram account @dr.tamararosier
Visual of Level 3 on the Emotional health Ladder
Visual of Level 4 on the Emotional Health Ladder
90: Treating Trauma and direct benefits to ADHD management
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 advocate of therapy but what I didn’t expect was the rapid results that I experienced.
“In total, some 20–50% of children with a history of Childhood Trauma have clinical levels of ADHD (Glod and Teicher 1996; McLeer et al.1994).”
Receiving support for mental health is a journey, from long waits to getting the right doctor to finding the right treatment and medication that will work and also the energy that it takes to keep at it. But once we do get the right support, magic can happen. I am beyond grateful to have found the right support team to move through this stage of my life. If you relate to this post and also to this episode, please don’t give up on your healing journey, keep going! I am cheering for your success.
89: ADHD and Burnout: Navigating the Connection | Guest - Brendan Mahan
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 Water? Is the fish sick because the fish is sick? or is the fish sick, Because it's swimming in a toxic ocean.” Brendan unpacks this concept so beautifully in this episode. (Yes we do get into politics in this talk)
We covered various aspects of how those with ADHD might experience burnout and how to move through it.
Thank you Brendan for being an amazing guest, really enjoyed this rich conversation and your wisdom.
Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., MS., an internationally recognized ADHD/Executive Function coach, a highly engaging, sought-after speaker, and the host of the ADHD Essentials Podcast. A former teacher, mental health counselor, and principal, Brendan helps individuals, families, schools, and businesses manage the challenges of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and neurodiversity through an approach that blends education, collaborative problem-solving, and accountability with compassion, humor, a focus on strengths and growth, and his trademark “Wall of Awful™” model. He has been featured in The Washington Post, ADDitude Magazine, How To ADHD, and Speaker Magazine. Contact him at brendan@ADHDessentials.com.
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Very grateful for this podcast. I love Cathy's expressive stories and ways of explaining adhd. I re-listen to the one about confidence many times because it helps center what I'm feeling and reminds me o where I want to be. Cathy is so good about naming and centering the many faces of emotional dysregulation. So much gratitude for this podcast!
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Listening to Cathy with her philosophical approach to ND life has been so helpful to me. Embracing boredom and creating space? YES!! I’m here for it and I didn’t know I needed it. Thank you Cathy for sharing your wisdom and being vulnerable. I appreciate you!!
To be honest this is the first podcast that Ive really gotten into. Cathy has the most soothing voice that helps me relax and take in the information with a higher purpose. I love how she inspires me with her personal stories which are SOOOO relatable to me. Cathy level of inquisitive about ADHD makes her stand out of the pack. I am truly blessed to have found this podcast.