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A late diagnosis turned her world upside down. Join Katy Weber each week as she interviews other women who discovered they have ADHD and are finally feeling like they understand who they are and how to best lean into their strengths, both professionally and personally. This neurodivergence isn’t just for hyperactive little boys anymore!

Women & ADHD Katy Weber

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 534 Ratings

A late diagnosis turned her world upside down. Join Katy Weber each week as she interviews other women who discovered they have ADHD and are finally feeling like they understand who they are and how to best lean into their strengths, both professionally and personally. This neurodivergence isn’t just for hyperactive little boys anymore!

    Sarah Collins: Burnout & the pressure to have it all together

    Sarah Collins: Burnout & the pressure to have it all together

    Episode 187 with Sarah Collins.

    “I’ve probably spent more money on therapy than anything else in my life, and yet nobody ever said anything about ADHD or neurodivergence.”

    Sarah is an activist and entrepreneur. Having grown up in apartheid South Africa, Sarah has spent much of her life passionate about social justice and improving the welfare of others, especially when it comes to gender equality and environmental sustainability.

    In 2008, Sarah founded Wonderbag, a portable, non-electric slow cooker designed to retain heat and continue cooking food after being brought to a boil. It has enormous versatility, especially for communities in crisis where electricity and fuel are either scarce or non-existent. Wonderbag has won dozens of environmental & leadership achievements over the years, and was voted one of the world's Top 50 Genius Companies by Time Magazine in 2018.

    Sarah and I talk about the ups and downs of being a neurodivergent entrepreneur, as well as how neurodiversity intersects with innovation and its potential to spark humanitarian change. And we also talk about the very real hidden costs of being an ADHD entrepreneur, like masking, burnout, and the constant pressure to appear as if you have it all together. 

    Sarah is also my coaching client, and we talk about the difference coaching has made in her life since her adult diagnosis. If you’re looking to make that step in your own life, make sure to head over to womenandadhd.com/coaching to book a free introductory consult with me to find out if we’re the right fit. 

    Website: wonderbagworld.com
    Instagram: @thewonderbag

    Additional links:
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    Episode edited by E Podcast Productions

    Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts

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    Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching
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    Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching
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    If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD and you’d like to apply to be a guest on this podcast, visit womenandadhd.com/podcastguest.

    Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast
    Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast
    Twitter: @womenandadhd
    Facebook: @womenandadhd


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    • 57 min
    Holly D’Arcy: Food, fitness & finding motivation

    Holly D’Arcy: Food, fitness & finding motivation

    Episode 186 with Holly D’Arcy.

    “Sometimes I cringe at the word ‘resilience,’ but I am grateful for my resilience because I often have to work harder than anybody else in the room to do the same thing.”

    Holly is a military spouse, mother, health coach, and competitive athlete who brings a unique perspective to the challenges and triumphs of navigating life with ADHD. Diagnosed at the age of 33, Holly has become passionate about learning all that she can about how ADHD impacts women young and old.  

    We talk about the many ways in which ADHD affects our relationship with food, our bodies, and long-term fitness goals. Holly has a passion for helping adult women build confidence and consistency toward their health and fitness. We also talk about her personal training and lifestyle coaching and some of the common goals that she works on with her clients.

    Since Holly is a military wife, we talk about structure and discipline, which can be appealing to so many of us with ADHD. And we talk about the pros and cons of having to relocate frequently. 

    Websites: hdfitnesscoach.com
    Instagram: @hollywaydarcy

    Resources & Links:
    Marnie Bothmer’s website
    Episode 125 of Women & ADHD with Marnie Bothmer
    Episode 17 of The ADHD Lounge
    Atomic Habits by James Clear
    Huff Post article on Joe Wicks
    Dr. Joshua Wolrich’s response to Joe Wicks
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    Episode edited by E Podcast Productions

    Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts

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    Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching
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    Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching
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    Order the “Hey, it’s ADHD!” course: www.womenandadhd.com/adhdcourse
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    If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD and you’d like to apply to be a guest on this podcast, visit womenandadhd.com/podcastguest.

    Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast
    Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast
    Twitter: @womenandadhd
    Facebook: @womenandadhd


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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Clara Harris: The impact of ADHD on our daily lives

    Clara Harris: The impact of ADHD on our daily lives

    Episode 185 with Clara Harris.

    “I told my therapist how there were so many thoughts swirling in my head — it was just so noisy that my ears were ringing. She paused and said, Um, maybe we should test you for ADHD.”

    Clara lives in Louisville, KY, and she is an actor, writer, and producer with over two decades of experience. In 2022, she produced and performed her solo show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest performing arts festival. The show is called This Moment in America, a live recorded audio drama and sonic collage of the American psyche. When Clara returned home from this incredible experience, she found she had an empty business account and struggled to reintegrate into life and find a “jobby job” and suddenly felt like a failure. Her longtime therapist suggested she look into ADHD and that’s when the lightbulb went off.

    Clara wanted to share her diagnosis story because she knows first hand how lonely this journey can feel, especially as a late-diagnosed woman. We talk about the potpourri of diagnoses Clara received prior to her ADHD diagnosis, as well as finding the right medication. We also talk about some of the ways in which anxiety impacts our daily life and the elaborate systems we develop in order to cope. 

    And Clara shares the exciting news about her upcoming studies at University College London pursuing her Masters in audio storytelling. Clara is also the creative force behind Swamp Witch Studio and its audio drama podcast, Night Owl Theatre, which offers live chamber performances in homes and other non-traditional spaces. 

    Websites: swampwitchstudio.com ; clara-harris.com
    Instagram: @claraharris

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    Episode edited by E Podcast Productions
    Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts
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    Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching
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    Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching
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    Order the “Hey, it’s ADHD!” course: www.womenandadhd.com/adhdcourse
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    If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD and you’d like to apply to be a guest on this podcast, visit womenandadhd.com/podcastguest.
    Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast
    Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast
    Twitter: @womenandadhd
    Facebook: @womenandadhd


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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Melody Hubert: Treading water and ‘stick-to-itiveness’

    Melody Hubert: Treading water and ‘stick-to-itiveness’

    Episode 184 with Melody Hubert.

    “My dad always said, ‘You're brilliant, but you have no stick-to-itiveness.’ I did so many different things but I couldn’t stick with anything for long.”

    Melody is a 45-year-old radiologic technologist from Central Florida. When her son was little, he was diagnosed with ADHD, but like many parents, it never occurred to her that she could also possibly have ADHD. Many years later, it was a chance conversation with a patient about Melody’s “hobby hopping” that led her down her own rabbit hole to an eventual diagnosis.

    We talk about how Melody’s ADHD has impacted her life, including focus, indecision, impulsivity, and “stick-to-itiveness.’ We also talk about the positives of ADHD, including her ability to stay calm in a crisis and juggle multiple part-time jobs while caring for her family members.

    We also talk about how an adult ADHD diagnosis feels like you’re swimming in the ocean with other people you suddenly realize they're all standing on a sandbar while you're the only one treading water!

    And, you’ll love Melody’s SASSy alternative name for ADHD!

    Instagram: @harmony_rk

    Links & Resources:
    Jessica McCabe’s TedTalk

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    Episode edited by E Podcast Productions
    Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts
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    Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching
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    Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching
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    Order the “Hey, it’s ADHD!” course: www.womenandadhd.com/adhdcourse
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    Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast
    Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast
    Twitter: @womenandadhd
    Facebook: @womenandadhd


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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Laura Mears-Reynolds: Activism, awareness, and ADHD AF

    Laura Mears-Reynolds: Activism, awareness, and ADHD AF

    Episode 183 with Laura Mears-Reynolds.
    “This isn’t just a new chapter; it really does feel like a new life. My diagnosis not only changed but actually saved my life.”
    Laura is an ADHD activist and the host of the popular ADHD AF podcast. Laura's life was not only transformed but saved by her ADHD diagnosis at the age of 38. She wants all people with ADHD to be treated both medically and with the respect they deserve.
    We talk about Laura’s journey from lying on the couch to her unstoppable activism, as well as the new ADHDAF+ charity and its mission to educate and overcome the barriers to diagnosis and treatment in the UK healthcare system. 
    We also talk about the Leopard Print Army and Laura’s upcoming Alien Nation tour where she brings her unique flavor of community building and activism with a side of bingo and karaoke. This will be her final tour of this kind, so if you’re in or around the UK in the next few months, make sure to get tickets at adhdasfemales.com/events.
    Website: adhdasfemales.com
    Instagram: @adhdafpodcast
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    Episode edited by E Podcast Productions
    Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts
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    Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching
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    Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching
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    Order the “Hey, it’s ADHD!” course: www.womenandadhd.com/adhdcourse
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    Did you love this episode? Click here to pledge a one-time donation to the podcast!
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    If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD and you’d like to apply to be a guest on this podcast, visit womenandadhd.com/podcastguest.
    Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast
    Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast
    Twitter: @womenandadhd
    Facebook: @womenandadhd


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    • 50 min
    Alex Gilbert & Katy Weber: Managing ADHD overwhelm

    Alex Gilbert & Katy Weber: Managing ADHD overwhelm

    Episode 182 with Alex Gilbert & Katy Weber.
    “My ‘To Do’ list feels like a table covered in those buzzers they give you at chain restaurants. Everything feels urgent and everything is competing for my attention.”
    You may remember that I have another podcast called The ADHD Lounge, which I co-host with fellow ADHD coach Alex Gilbert. This week I’m sharing one of my favorite episodes from that podcast, in which Alex & I talk about managing ADHD overwhelm.
    We identify some of the main causes ADHD overwhelm, as well as decision fatigue and paralysis. We also share some of the strategies we use in our own lives and with our coaching clients, including tools and resources to help them feel more motivated and confident in their progress.
    Website: theadhdlounge.com
    Instagram: @theadhdlounge

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    Episode Sponsor:
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    Episode edited by E Podcast Productions
    Find the transcript of this episode at www.womenandadhd.com/transcripts
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    Small group coaching with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/groupcoaching
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    Work 1-on-1 with Katy: www.womenandadhd.com/coaching
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    Order the “Hey, it’s ADHD!” course: www.womenandadhd.com/adhdcourse
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    Did you love this episode? Click here to pledge a one-time donation to the podcast!
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    If you are a woman who was diagnosed with ADHD and you’d like to apply to be a guest on this podcast, visit womenandadhd.com/podcastguest.
    Instagram: @womenandadhdpodcast
    Tiktok: @womenandadhdpodcast
    Twitter: @womenandadhd
    Facebook: @womenandadhd


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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
534 Ratings

534 Ratings

xogeniusox ,

Godsend

This podcast is a godsend! Thank you, Katy! I am learning so much about myself through these interviews. It’s giving me real hope for the first time in a long time. I truly appreciate what you are doing.

JACNanny ,

Mic Drop

I have learned so much from Katy and her guests. It is refreshing to take a deep dive into the differences in ADHD females as there are SO many. This podcast has been a big source of validation and offered me practical tips as I continue to navigate the landscape of ADHD as a woman.

Holly D'Arcy ,

Inspiration and Encouragement

When I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 33, I immediately set out as much as I could about the way my brain works. Katy Weber’s Women and ADHD is the very first podcast I found on this topic, and I have been listening ever since! As an adult woman and a mother, I find so much inspiration and encouragement from hearing about other women who navigate their daily professional and personal lives with an ADHD mind. Thank you Katy, for this wonderful resource!

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