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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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    • 4.8 • 91 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!

    Accessing Nuance and the Subtle Signals with ADHD

    Accessing Nuance and the Subtle Signals with ADHD

    As ADHD people, we pay most attention to the the things that generate the biggest signals. This week on the Translating ADHD podcast, Cam and Shelly continue our conversation on the ADHD signal-based attention system. We look at several ADHD coaching client scenarios in this episode. Through these scenarios we examine how big signals can disrupt. We then look at how our work to help our clients access the more subtle signals gave nuance and clarity to the situation. This clarity ultimately leads to positive outcomes as it disrupts the binary all or nothing, black or white thinking and allows us to engage in creative problem solving and to be at choice.

    Episode links + resources:

    Join the Community | Become a Patron
    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

    • 28 min
    Hyperfocus and the Allure of the Big Positive Signal

    Hyperfocus and the Allure of the Big Positive Signal

    As ADHD people, we pay most attention to the the things that generate the biggest signals. This week on the Translating ADHD podcast, Cam and Shelly discuss how big positive signals can be as disruptive here as big negative signals.

    We discuss how listeners can build awareness around big positive signals, including our tendencies as ADHD people to use positive signals to avoid negative ones and to hyperfocus on positive signals to the detriment of other important but more subtle signals.

    Episode links + resources:

    Join the Community | Become a Patron
    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
    Navigating the Fight, Flight, or Freeze Stress Response with ADHD (pt. 2)

    Navigating the Fight, Flight, or Freeze Stress Response with ADHD (pt. 2)

    As ADHD people, we pay most attention to the the things that generate the biggest signals. This week on the Translating ADHD podcast, Cam and Shelly continue working with the stress response metaphor we introduced last week.

    We discuss how listeners can use this metaphor as a way to build awareness around the stress response and to leverage that awareness to have a different experience with the types of dilemmas that cause us to end up in fight, flight, or freeze.

    Episode links + resources:

    Join the Community | Become a Patron
    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

    • 27 min
    Navigating the Fight, Flight, or Freeze Stress Response with ADHD

    Navigating the Fight, Flight, or Freeze Stress Response with ADHD

    As ADHD people, we pay most attention to the the things that generate the biggest signals. This week on the Translating ADHD podcast, Cam and Shelly continue our conversation on big negative signals and the corresponding stress response.

    Using a metaphor that Cam first presented at CHADD in 2019, we discuss how ADHD adults can build awareness of our stress responses. We then talk about how we can use that awareness to disrupt the stress response before it happens.

    Episode links + resources:

    Join the Community | Become a Patron
    Our Process: Understand, Own, Translate.
    About Cam and Shelly

    For more of the Translating ADHD podcast:

    For episode transcripts visit TranslatingADHD.com and click on the episode.
    Follow us on Twitter: @TranslatingADHD
    Episode Transcription: TranslatingADHD.com

    • 28 min
    ADHD and the Stress Response of Fight, Flight, or Freeze

    ADHD and the Stress Response of Fight, Flight, or Freeze

    As ADHD people, we pay most attention to the the things that generate the biggest signals. This week on the Translating ADHD podcast, Cam and Shelly continue the conversation by discussing negative big signals.

    We discuss how negative big signals often produce a stress response our ADHD clients. We then look at examples of each type of stress response: Fight, Flight, and Freeze. Cam and Shelly then share how clients were able to use awareness as a tool to begin to disrupt this type of stress response before it happens by noticing and naming the negative signal which creates an opportunity for a different outcome.

    Episode links + resources:

    Join the Community | Become a Patron
    Our Process: Understand, Own, Translate.
    About Cam and Shelly

    For more of the Translating ADHD podcast:

    For episode transcripts visit TranslatingADHD.com and click on the episode.
    Follow us on Twitter: @TranslatingADHD
    Episode Transcription: TranslatingADHD.com

    • 26 min
    Hyperfocus and Navigating Big Cognitive Signals with ADHD

    Hyperfocus and Navigating Big Cognitive Signals with ADHD

    As ADHD people, we pay most attention to the the things that generate the biggest signals. This week on the Translating ADHD podcast, we dive deeper into this signal based attention system.

    We discuss our tendency as ADHD adults to rely on the Adrenaline Response Cycle (ARC) and hyperfocus as primary tools for getting to action. The challenge here is that these tools are only effective for the biggest signals, those generated by emotion or urgency. This leaves us ignoring the more nuanced signals, the ones that often speak to what really matters to us. Cam and Shelly discuss how many of our clients come to coaching with the limiting belief that their previous strategies "no longer work". The reality here is more nuanced - as life gets more complicated and our goals get more lofty, relying only on paying attention to the biggest signals and the subsequent ADHD response of adrenaline or hyperfocus no longer works because these reactive tendencies don't allow for forward progress.

    Episode links + resources:

    Join the Community | Become a Patron
    Our Process: Understand, Own, Translate.
    About Cam and Shelly

    For more of the Translating ADHD podcast:

    For episode transcripts visit TranslatingADHD.com and click on the episode.
    Follow us on Twitter: @TranslatingADHD
    Episode Transcription: TranslatingADHD.com

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
91 Ratings

91 Ratings

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Right on Point

You guys are awesome!!! I’m new at this and this episode is exactly what I am going through now.

diddhs ,

Parent finds this podcast helpful

I’m a parent of a young person with ADHD. I’m finding this podcast helpful to understand my young person better. I really recommend it — especially if you are seeing a young person in your life struggle in one way or another! Shelley and Cam are great, and very empathetic!

Coach Cena ,

This podcast is the best free ADHD coaching available in bite sized servings!

I’ve been listening to and learning from Cam’s wisdom far before this podcast happened. What he and Coach Shelly do weekly is gold. I am an #ADHD coach for high performers and I recommend different episodes almost daily for my clients. When you’re on a journey to deeper self-awareness and living well with #ADHD, this podcast is like having your own scarecrow, lion and tin man on the way to Oz... start at episode 1, and grab a notebook and pen. Love!

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