52 episodes

Navigate each day in an ADHD-friendly way – with research-backed strategies, real-life experiences and expert advice. Each week, UO founder Skye Rapson chats with expert guests, takes your questions and offers practical support to help you move past whatever may be holding you back. Together with UO’s coaching director, Sarah Russell, they’ll delve into the latest ADHD research and discuss how it can be applied day to day. Skye Rapson was diagnosed with ADHD as a doctoral student. After a few years of research and work with Auckland University, she decided to leave her academic career and start Unconventional Organisation. Now a worldwide ADHD support service, Unconventional Organisation has consulted with the New Zealand Government to offer guidance on ADHD in the workplace and has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, academics, and professionals work with ADHD to achieve their goals. 

The ADHD Skills Lab Skye Rapson

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Navigate each day in an ADHD-friendly way – with research-backed strategies, real-life experiences and expert advice. Each week, UO founder Skye Rapson chats with expert guests, takes your questions and offers practical support to help you move past whatever may be holding you back. Together with UO’s coaching director, Sarah Russell, they’ll delve into the latest ADHD research and discuss how it can be applied day to day. Skye Rapson was diagnosed with ADHD as a doctoral student. After a few years of research and work with Auckland University, she decided to leave her academic career and start Unconventional Organisation. Now a worldwide ADHD support service, Unconventional Organisation has consulted with the New Zealand Government to offer guidance on ADHD in the workplace and has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, academics, and professionals work with ADHD to achieve their goals. 

    Mastering your Environment with ADHD: LIVE Interview with Stephanie Scheller

    Mastering your Environment with ADHD: LIVE Interview with Stephanie Scheller

    Welcome back to The ADHD Skills Lab! I'm Sarah, your producer, and I'm here to let you know what you can expect from this week's episode.

    Skye and I were thrilled to sit down with Stephanie Scheller, the founder of Grow Disrupt. It was our mission to explore all of the strategies for modifying your environment, and this convo did not disappoint!

    Highlights:
    What is different about a conference made specifically for ADHD'ers?How an unintended experiment was conducted on conference attendees...Managing various types of sensory stimuli, at home and in the wild.
    Thanks for being here. Until next time,
    ~ Sarah (Podcast Producer)

    Looking for more content? Want to get in touch?

    We would love to hear from you! Feel free to @ us and drop a line or two!
    IG: Skye @unconventionalorganisation
    IG: Sarah @theadhdskillslabpodcast
    YT: Unconventional Organisation ADHD

    Looking for Stephanie?
    LinkedIn
    https://www.growdisrupt.com/
    Grow Disrupt - Fly: An Entrepreneur's Journey (Susannah's Version) (Official Music Video)

    Research Referenced:
    The relationship between ADHD traits and sensory sensitivity in the general population

    Build ADHD-friendly Flexible Routines You'll Love.

    We’ll guide you through the system we’ve used to help 800+ academics, entrepreneurs, and working professionals with ADHD reach their goal within one month.
    https://www.unconventionalorganisation.com/the-adhd-academy

    Click here to learn more and looking forward to seeing you there!

    • 46 min
    Research Recap: Treatment for ADHD - Are you receiving the gold standard?!

    Research Recap: Treatment for ADHD - Are you receiving the gold standard?!

    Hey there, Sarah here! Welcome back to The ADHD Skills Lab.

    This week I am serving up a research recap of very large samples coming from interesting sources...

    Curious about what we discuss?
    The interesting way they measured ADHD in these samplesWhy these results may be an underestimateThe surprising risk-factor for ADHD
    Thanks for being here. Until next time,
    ~ Sarah (Podcast Producer)

    ADHD Skills Discussed:
    1. Schedule your wellness practice
    2. Experiment with different holistic practices
    3. The logistics of scheduling your support system

    Looking for more content? Want to get in touch?
    We would love to hear from you! Feel free to @ us and drop a line or two!
    IG: Skye @unconventionalorganisation
    IG: Sarah @theadhdskillslabpodcast
    YT: Unconventional Organisation ADHD

    Research Discussed:
    01:19 - Risk factors associated with newly diagnosed ADHD in adults: a retrospective case-control study.
    15:21 - Prevalence and predictors of multimodal treatment among US adultswith ADHD.

    Build ADHD-friendly Flexible Routines You'll Love.

    We’ll guide you through the system we’ve used to help 800+ academics, entrepreneurs, and working professionals with ADHD reach their goal within one month.
    https://www.unconventionalorganisation.com/the-adhd-academy

    Click here to learn more and looking forward to seeing you there!

    • 35 min
    AI & ADHD Support: Interview with Tobie Langel

    AI & ADHD Support: Interview with Tobie Langel

    Welcome back to The ADHD Skills Lab!

    I am very excited to share a conversation we had with Tobie Langel, founder of UnlockOpen and late-diagnosed ADHD'er, who got his start in tech during the Web 2.0 days.

    Curious about what's inside?
    AI & ADHD: Explore the role of AI in identifying ADHD and what the future may hold for this technology.Unconventional Diagnosis: Tobie shares his comical yet frustrating journey to diagnosis.What Helped: How this small business business owner finally got things under control.Settle in, press play and let's get into it together!

    Thanks for being here!
    Sarah (Podcast Producer)

    ADHD Skills Discussed:
    Untangling your personal ADHD experienceSimplifying your day The importance of multi-modal support ADHD Research Discussed:
    Machine learning in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: new approaches toward understanding the neural mechanisms

    Looking for more content? Want to get in touch?
    We would love to hear from you! Feel free to @ us and drop a line or two!
    IG: Skye @unconventionalorganisation
    IG: Sarah @theadhdskillslabpodcast
    YT: Unconventional Organisation ADHD

    To reach Tobie: tobie@unlockopen.com or connect on LinkedIn.

    Build ADHD-friendly Flexible Routines You'll Love.

    We’ll guide you through the system we’ve used to help 800+ academics, entrepreneurs, and working professionals with ADHD reach their goal within one month.
    https://www.unconventionalorganisation.com/the-adhd-academy

    Click here to learn more and looking forward to seeing you there!

    • 52 min
    Research Recap: Navigating the Maze of ADHD and Emotional Dysregulation

    Research Recap: Navigating the Maze of ADHD and Emotional Dysregulation

     Welcome back to The ADHD Skills Lab!

    This week, we're focusing on ADHD and emotional dysregulation; specifically, how it messes with what we feel and our ability to cope.

    Curious about what's inside?
    The dimensions of emotional self-regulation with ADHDDistinguishing between internal vs. external overstimulationBuilding awareness despite day-to-day symptoms differencesThanks for being here. Until next time,
    Sarah (Podcast Producer)


    ADHD Skills Discussed:
    Exploring the link between sensation and emotionIntentional checkpoints throughout the day Creating urgency around tasks
    Research Referenced:
    01:02 - Does Emotion-Related Impulsivity Relate to Specific ADHD Symptom Dimensions, and Do the Effects Generalize Across Comorbid Internalizing and Externalizing Syndromes?
    13:13 - Coping with emotional dysregulation among young adults with ADHD: A mixed-method study of self-awareness and strategies in daily life.


    Looking for more content? Want to get in touch?
    We would love to hear from you! Feel free to @ us and drop a line or two!
    IG: Skye @unconventionalorganisation
    IG: Sarah @theadhdskillslabpodcast
    YT: Unconventional Organisation ADHD

    Build ADHD-friendly Flexible Routines You'll Love.

    We’ll guide you through the system we’ve used to help 800+ academics, entrepreneurs, and working professionals with ADHD reach their goal within one month.
    https://www.unconventionalorganisation.com/the-adhd-academy

    Click here to learn more and looking forward to seeing you there!

    • 38 min
    LIVE with ADHD Jesse: a sneak-peek into "Extra Focus"

    LIVE with ADHD Jesse: a sneak-peek into "Extra Focus"

    Welcome back to this week's episode of the ADHD Skills Lab!
    I am thrilled to present another LIVE interview featuring Jesse Anderson, author of the new book "Extra Focus," joined by members of our ADHD Academy community.

    Curious about what's inside?
    Jesse's ADHD journey: From struggling at work to becoming an author. How did he navigate the challenges of ADHD to achieve this goal?Diagnosis dilemmas: Did you struggle to get diagnosed? Same. Live troubleshooting: Don't miss the interactive segment on personalizing and optimizing your ADHD strategiesIf you want to be a part of our next live podcast recording happening on Thursday March 21 at 1 pm EDT, click here to add this event to your calendar. Hope to chat with you there!

    Thanks for being here. Until next time,
    Sarah (Podcast Producer)


    ADHD Skills Discussed:
    Adapting prioritization strategies to fit your unique brainManaging waiting modeUsing visual aids to support your routinePLUS: One surprising strategy to help you set goals!
    Research mentioned:
    Activity-Based Prospective Memory in ADHD during Motor Sleep InertiaAvoidant Automatic Thoughts are Associated with Task Avoidance and Inattention in the Moment.
    Looking for more content? Want to get in touch?
    We would love to hear from you! Feel free to @ us and drop a line or two!
    IG: Skye @unconventionalorganisation
    IG: Sarah @theadhdskillslab
    YT: Unconventional Organisation ADHD
    connect@unconventionalorganisation.com

    Build ADHD-friendly Flexible Routines You'll Love.

    We’ll guide you through the system we’ve used to help 800+ academics, entrepreneurs, and working professionals with ADHD reach their goal within one month.
    https://www.unconventionalorganisation.com/the-adhd-academy

    Click here to learn more and looking forward to seeing you there!

    • 50 min
    Research Recap: From Brain Structure to Daily Difficulties, ADHD Impacts It All!

    Research Recap: From Brain Structure to Daily Difficulties, ADHD Impacts It All!

    Hi and welcome back to the ADHD Skills Lab!

    Sarah here, your Producer, inviting you to listen to the latest Research Recap! Skye and I delve into neuroscience and medical research to explain how ADHD brains differ and how this can impact other areas of our lives—I'm looking at you, migraines!

    We also dig into a study on the efficacy of telehealth during COVID lockdowns, ultimately discussing the importance of tailoring ADHD and mental health supports to fully support your life. Whether you're a new-parent or someone with chronic conditions, we discuss solutions that accommodate diverse life situations.

    Settle in and enjoy the episode!

    As always, if you have comments about the episode or our podcast, you can reach me at @theadhdskillslabpodcast on IG, now officially managed by me!

    Thanks for being here. Until next time,
    Sarah (Podcast Producer)

    ADHD Skills:
    Embrace habit tracking apps for monitoring migraines or other chronic conditions. This data can be invaluable during doctor's appointments.Seek out kid-friendly ADHD supports and always communicate with your providers about your need for family-inclusive practices.Consider your personal sensory needs: rose-colored glasses for migraines and photosensitivity, noise-cancelling headphones, weighted blankets, etc.
    Papers Discussed:
    01:03 - Sex differences in medication-naïve adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a counting Stroop functional MRI study.
    13:21 - Female sex and burden of depressive symptoms predict insufficient response to telemedical treatment in adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: results from a naturalistic patient cohort during the COVID-19 pandemic.
    22:09 - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults With Migraine.

    Looking for more content? Want to get in touch?
    We would love to hear from you! Feel free to @ us and drop a line or two!
    IG: Skye @unconventionalorganisation
    IG: Sarah @theadhdskillslab
    YT: Unconventional Organisation ADHD
    connect@unconventionalorganisation.com

    Build ADHD-friendly Flexible Routines You'll Love.

    We’ll guide you through the system we’ve used to help 800+ academics, entrepreneurs, and working professionals with ADHD reach their goal within one month.
    https://www.unconventionalorganisation.com/the-adhd-academy

    Click here to learn more and looking forward to seeing you there!

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Ecmoore ,

Excellent podcast

I used to do my own literature reviews on ADHD research.. aka have 30+ open tabs with journal articles opened on my phone for every one I would read. It’s amazing to have thorough, thoughtful reviews available as a podcast. Thank you!!

Eep64 ,

Soared to my favorite neurodivergent podcast

I like a few ADHD and ASD podcasts but none clicked with me the way The ADHD Skills Lab does. The research-based approach (thank you!!!) combined with a supportive, accepting, friendly tone always gives this (very) late diagnosed ADHDer with ASD traits new information and, just as important, renewed confidence and hope for the future. Quality podcasting.

Chelsea Bolton ,

Inspiring and helpful!

Just finished listening to the first day’s episodes, and I am so excited for more! This show includes everything I could hope for in a podcast- great relatable stories, helpful advice, and data driven studies to provide more information/knowledge. Skye is a super lovely host who has a knack at having fun light hearted conversations packed with listener takeaways! Thank you for sharing this podcast with the world! :)

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