November 10-12, 2023


Nobody taught you how to build a secure partnership, and now you’re wondering if it's even possible to live with less friction.

You’re exhausted from looking for help only to feel misunderstood by those who don’t understand how your brain works.
Managing life is getting harder as your energy is drained by chaos on the calendar and in your home. Something needs to change.

We've got you, friend.

Partnership is a practice you can learn, and we’re eager to teach you how. We’ll spend time better understanding the nuances of doing life with someone who may or may not have a brain like yours.
Each session was thoughtfully designed with your greatest challenges in mind. You’ll walk away with deep insights and tangible actions to practice right away. 
If you’re ready to strengthen the connection and collaboration with your significant other, tuning into the ADHD Couples’ Palooza is a great step forward. The ADHD Couples’ Palooza is the first of its kind – three days of sessions focused on romantic relationships. 
Whether you’re currently in a relationship or hope to be, there is plenty to glean from this deep dive into partnering with neurodivergent people.
Join us the second weekend of November to build your toolkit and get to know others doing the work like you.

Our Sessions

There are NO scheduled times for Palooza sessions this year.

Each day’s sessions will be released at 9 am ET U.S. that morning and expire at 12 pm ET U.S. the following day. Video and audio will be available at no cost for 27 hours.

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Friday, November 10, 2023
Sessions will be released at 9 am ET U.S. and expire at 12 pm ET on Saturday

Coaching for ADHD Couples: Unraveling the Puzzle for a Flourishing Relationship

David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC

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Couples living with ADHD can transform their relationship into one that thrives, breaking free from the confounding puzzle that once held them captive. By identifying key pieces of this puzzle and guiding them through the coaching process, couples can unlock newfound awareness that fosters understanding, love, and appreciation for each other’s unique ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving – all of which are surprisingly compatible.

In our forthcoming interview, Linda will delve into how the coaching process can create a secure and trusting environment, nurturing open, honest, and respectful dialogue. This space invites couples to explore possibilities that not only acknowledge their differences but celebrate them in ways that enhance their connection. We will also explore the educational resources needed for the couple to become more aware and accepting of their partners. Discover techniques that enable them to stay present in the moment and learn how to pose questions that encourage both partners to pause, absorb, and grow.
As both individuals learn to appreciate and embrace each other’s differences and communicate their impact with sensitivity, they pave the way for clear, calm, and productive communication that propels them forward together.


David Giwerc is a Master Certified ADHD Coach, MCAC, with the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) and a Master Certified Coach, MCC, with the International Coach Federation (ICF). He is also the Founder and President of the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA), the first and largest comprehensive ADHD coach training program fully accredited by the ICF and PAAC, the governing bodies of the Life Coaching and ADHD Coaching Professions. David has an internationally recognized coaching practice dedicated to empowering ADHD entrepreneurs, executives, and CEOs from
businesses of all sizes. David’s ADHD coaching skills, intuitive business sense, and diverse experience have been credited with helping to transform struggling businesses into profitable thriving enterprises. 
David has been recognized for his many contributions in the field of ADHD coaching and research. He was inducted into the 2016 International CHADD (Children and Adults with ADHD) Hall of Fame, and also received the 2016 ACO Founders Award from the ADHD Coaches Organization. In his groundbreaking book, Permission to Proceed: The Keys to Creating a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Possibility for Adults with ADHD, David shares his unique and effective coaching models for gaining control of one’s ADHD at home, work, and in the community.

Will This ADHD Relationship Ever Get Better?

Melissa Orlov

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Perhaps you’ve just found out about ADHD in your relationship and are wondering if it’s possible to turn things around. Or, perhaps you’ve been working on your partnership for a long time and feeling hopeless. ADHD and relationship expert, Melissa Orlov, will help you explore the elements necessary to turn your relationship around…and when you should consider calling it quits.


Melissa Orlov is the founder of, and author of two award-winning books on the impact of ADHD in relationships – The ADHD Effect on Marriage (2010) and The Couple’s Guide to Thriving with ADHD (2014). She is considered one of the foremost authorities on the topic of how ADHD impacts adult relationships.

A marriage consultant, Melissa helps ADHD-affected couples from around the world re-balance their relationships and learn to thrive through her seminars, consulting and books. She also teaches marriage counselors and other professionals about effective marriage therapy for couples impacted by ADHD. Orlov blogs for Psychology Today and at, where she also hosts a large community of adults learning about ADHD in relationships. She has been interviewed by many, including the New York Times, CNN, Today, and US News and World Report. Ms. Orlov is a cum laude graduate of Harvard College.

William Dodson, M.D.

ADHD Couples and Medications

Bill Dodson, MD

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Most people have unrealistic hopes and expectations for what medications may be able to do for their intimate patner relationships. Even though the vrious ADHD medications can give life-changing levels of benefits, they are never sufficient on their own. Medications get you in the game on a level neurological playing field but then the real work of both partners lerning the differences between a neurotypical and an ADHD way of living just begins. This presentation covers the potential benefits of medications from exch of the 3 major groups that can be reasonably expected and then how to use those benefits to enrich and stabilize their couples relationship.


Dr. Bill Dodson is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who has specialized in adult ADHD since 1990. He has been on the faculties of Georgetown University and the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center but has been in full time private practice specializing in adult ADHD for the last 20 years. His research and writing has been on how the basic science research on ADHD can be applied to daily practice. In recognition of his clinical contributions to the field of ADHD he was named a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in 2012. He was the 2006 recipient of the national Maxwell J. Schleifer Award for Distinguished Service to Persons with Disabilities. He is in semi-retired consultative practice in Greenwood Village CO.

It's All About the PB&J: Priorities + Boundaries = Joy!

Farah Jamil, MHA, CEC, CALC, ACC

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Just when you think something is working for you as an ADHDer, something goes awry … AGAIN! What could have been done differently, or better? Why does everything feel so hard, so often? This is where the PB&J Model comes in. No, it’s not about peanut butter & jelly sandwiches – it’s about Priorities + Boundaries = Joy!



Founder of Muslim ADHDers & Interfaith ADHDers, Farah is a Health Executive, Executive Coach, ADHD Coach, Coach Instructor, & Global Speaker.  She empowers people to be less passive & more proactive to unleash their inner “Super Leader!” & inner “ADHD Superpowers!” Farah hosted the 1st global Muslim ADHDers Virtual Summit with 14 speakers & 1,500+ registrants on the intersectionality between ADHD, productivity, health/wellness, & faith.  She’s passionate about serving the underserved!     As a woman of color & a visible religious minority with 15+ years of leadership experience, Farah has briefed Canadian Ministers, US Senators, & Ambassadors on strategic policy issues; led high-performing teams; navigated DEI-related issues; provided 1:1 & group coaching as an Internal Coach & privately; sat on non-profit boards as President, VP, & Director; & guest lectured at various universities in Canada & the US. Farah is an Ivy League graduate with a Masters in Health Administration (MHA) & has the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She’s also a Fellow at the Institute of Coaching (IOC) at McLean – Harvard Medical School Affiliate, a Top 10 presenter at the 2023 World Business & Executive Coach Summit (WBECS) with Pre-Summit on “Neurodiversity – Navigating ADHD in the Workplace” & selected as one of 36 global Executive Coaches for the 2020 INC 5000 Vision Conference for the fastest-growing US private companies.

Mastering the Art of Assertive Communication in ADHD Relationships

Aron Croft, MS

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Aron Croft explores the significance of assertive communication within ADHD relationships, emphasizing the distinct challenges both individuals with ADHD and their partners encounter. By offering actionable steps, the presentation aims to assist couples in enhancing their communication and fostering a harmonious dynamic.


Harvard graduate Aron Croft has been obsessed with one question: “Why can’t we get ourselves to do tasks we WANT to do”? That question was on his mind as he dropped out of college twice, failed out of his first 7 jobs, and ended up broke, divorced, and earning minimum wage at 33. After an adult diagnosis of Inattentive ADHD and an M.S. in Coaching Psychology, he decided to abandon neurotypical productivity and his life changed. He built a successful Fortune 500 career followed by a six-figure training business with over 125,000 followers. In his business, he teaches his contrarian 8% Productivity Habit, which helps ADHDers complete tasks they’ve put off for months WITHOUT using willpower. His work has been featured by dozens of top ADHD outlets including ADDitude Magazine and the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA).

Forget about Fairness: How to Nurture the Positive Connections You Both Desire

Sharon Saline, Psy.D.

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Whether you have ADHD or your partner does or you both do, there’s one thing for certain: the tasks of living–whether fun or tedious–can often seem overwhelming and unmanageable. Executive functioning skill challenges, learning disabilities, ASD, anxiety or depression can add to the complexity of any relationship. Sometimes these challenges are met with humor, empathy and compassion. Other times, they produce resentment, frustration and blame. How can you and your partner live with ADHD more successfully while nurturing positive connections and respect?


Sharon Saline, Psy.D., clinical psychologist and author of the award-winning book, What Your ADHD Child Wishes You Knew: Working Together to Empower Kids for Success in School and Life and The ADHD solution card deck specializes in working with children, teens, adults and families living with ADHD, learning disabilities, twice exceptionality and mental health issues. With decades of experience as a clinical psychologist, educator, speaker and consultant, she guides families and adults towards effective communication, closer connections and greater understanding. She lectures and facilitates workshops internationally on topics such as ADHD and neurodivergence, executive functioning, the anxiety spectrum, motivation, perfectionism and working with different kinds of learners. Dr. Saline is on the advisory panel, serves as a contributing editor at and hosts their bi-weekly Facebook Live sessions. She also blogs regularly for, is a featured expert on MASS Appeal on WWLP-TV and serves as a part-time lecturer at the Smith School for Social Work. Her writing has been featured in numerous online and print publications including MSN, The Psychotherapy Networker, Smith College Studies in Social Work, Attention Magazine, ADDitude Magazine, Psych Central and Learn more at



The Second (or Third or Fourth) Time Around: ADHD Relationships with Different Partners

Linda Roggli, PCC

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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 an internationally recognized expert in midlife and senior ADHD for women with a special emphasis on hormones and ADHD. Her book “Confessions of an ADDiva” won first prize for Women’s Issues in the Next Generation Independent Book Awards. Her Get Organized program has helped hundreds of ADHD men and women get a handle on their “stuff.” Linda regularly hosts ADHD workshops, coaching groups and retreats from her office in NC.

Saturday, November 11, 2023
Sessions will be released at 9 am ET U.S. and expire at 12 pm ET on Sunday

How Sex (and Other Fun Things) Enhance Your ADHD Relationship

Ari Tuckman, Psy.D.

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ADHD can give couples additional stresses and struggles, making it that much more important that you find ways to connect, have fun, and enjoy each other. This extra goodwill helps you roll through those inevitable bumps and disagreements. Couples with a more satisfying sex life tend to be happier in their relationship overall and behave better when they have their clothes on. To keep your sex life satisfying requires that you do the extra work outside of the bedroom to be a good partner. Therefore, sex isn’t just a lot of fun, it’s also a great motivator to become a better partner and person.


Ari Tuckman, PsyD, CST has given more than 600 presentations and routinely earns excellent reviews for his ability to make complicated information understandable and useful. He is the author of four books: “ADHD After Dark: Better Sex Life, Better Relationship”, “Understand Your Brain, Get More Done”, “More Attention, Less Deficit” and “Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD”. His “More Attention, Less Deficit” podcast has more than 100 episodes and almost three million downloads. He is a psychologist and sex therapist in private practice in West Chester, PA, and co-chair of the CHADD conference committee.

Leaning into your ADHD Strengths in Relationships

IngerShaye Colzie, LSW, MCW

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Many ADHDers feel like their traits cause challenges in relationship, but traits like insight, empathy, and fun are traits that people discount. This session is about how to shift your focus!


IngerShaye Colzie is a community builder, ADHD Leadership Coach, and authority assisting Professional Black Women. She mentors Black women executives, business owners, and professionals through clarity, empowerment, resilience, and self-care. IngerShaye provides the advantages of a lifetime of lived knowledge and professional expertise. IngerShaye founded the first Facebook group dedicated to Black professional women with ADHD, is the Founder of the Black Professionals Alliance, and runs various active coaching groups where Black women with ADHD may find support and camaraderie.

Couples with ADHD Finding Focus

Jonathan Hassall, BN, ACC

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Relationships that have ADHD in them can be challenging and impacts both partners. we will discuss how ADHD impacts a relationship; the foundations for returning to who we want to be as individuals and as a couple and; two practical approaches to creating the change: Connect Time & ADAPT. All with the aim of creating the opportunity for you to apply these changes in your relationship.



Jonathan is an ADHD & Executive Function Coach and director of Connect ADHD Coaching, providing services internationally from Brisbane, Australia. His background includes psychiatric services and as Scientific Advisor for ADHD in the pharmaceutical industry. Jonathan trained as a an ADHD coach through the US and offers individual and group programs for people with ADHD. Jonathan is a regular speaker at national ADHD meetings in Australian and US. He is a board member of ADDA and a published author. My focus includes the translation of relevant executive function theory to facilitate individuals with ADHD finding and embracing their “neuro-native” state supporting adaptation and realization of potential.

Navigating Finances for Couples with ADHD

Christine Hargrove, MSFT, MDiv.

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If you and/or your partner lives with ADHD, finances may be a sore subject. Whether it’s difficulty getting/staying organized, feeling overwhelmed, painful arguments, or a slew of best-laid plans that haven’t worked — there are invisible barriers around every corner. In my clinical work, research, and writing, I combine my personal and professional experience with ADHD with my training in financial therapy. I help my clients recognize how ADHD can affect finances and relationships as well as help them improve their emotional, relationship, and financial well-being. If this sounds like something you’d benefit from, I’d love to share what I do with you.

ABOUT Christine Hargrove

Christine Hargrove is a PhD Candidate at the University of Georgia in the Couple and Family Therapy program. She supports the relational and financial well-being of individuals, couples, and families with ADHD through specialized clinical practice, conducting research, providing trainings, and engaging in public outreach through written works and presentations at national and international conferences. She has received advanced training in working with ADHD and financial therapy and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Financial Therapy Association. Christine works from a strengths-based approach to living with ADHD without ignoring the difficulties ADHD can present in daily life and relationships.

Ten Pathways to Establishing Balance in Relationships with ADHD Challenges

Dulce Torres, LPC-S

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Before launching her full-time coaching practice, Dulce spent over 20 years as a licensed professional counselor, consultant, and mentor. She provides mental health services and also supervises and trains new clinicians. Fast forward to 2008, when Dulce started her journey as a trained Life Coach and specialist as an ADHD/ Executive Function Coach. Dulce holds two certifications in coaching as a board-certified and associate-certified coach. She is also a Certify Full Focus Planner coach.
Dulce offers individual transformative coaching, group coaching, consultation, and mentoring, as well as a recognized keynote speaker on Creating New Habits, Self-Emotional Regulation, and High-Performance Organizational Skills.

Love on Neurodiverse Lane: Late Diagnosis & Creating an "ADHD Relationship Playbook"


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Join us in understanding the potential perils of late diagnoses and the critical need for creating a safe and supportive home environment. Explore the emotional journey surrounding the ADHD diagnosis later in life – the conflicting feelings of grief and celebration that often accompany it. Delve into the transformative power of radical self-acceptance, embracing ADHD as an intrinsic part of your relational identity rather than something to be fixed. Embark on a journey of self-care and mutual understanding, as we delve into the art of crafting a unique ‘Playbook’ for your relationship. Discover how knowing your triggers and understanding each other’s preferences can foster harmony, turning challenging times into opportunities for growth. Just as a coach’s playbook shapes a team’s success, let us guide you in developing a playbook to strengthen the bonds in your life impacted by ADHD.


Kat Loutrel, LCSW, LCSW-C, ADHD-CCSP is a visionary force in Adult ADHD and a champion for those who embrace their uniqueness. With Resilient River LLC, she has crafted a virtual practice for those seeking solace from life’s challenges. As a Clinical Social Worker in Maryland & Pennsylvania, USA, she provides online services in the form of psychotherapy, consulting and ADHD specialty services like coaching. Kat’s passion is to help individual and partnered clients navigate Adult ADHD, LGBTQ+ issues, faith deconstruction, and societal stigma, by drawing from her professional training and her own journey with undiagnosed, and then treated, ADHD. Together with her partner Harold, who has been by her side since 2006, and married for 14 years, they have weathered many storms that all trace back to the intricate fingerprints of ADHD woven into their relationship decisions, actions, and reactions. Kat’s private practice, Resilient River LLC, was established in 2022, & reflects Kat’s commitment to fostering resilience and self-acceptance. Her expertise as an ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider and a Clinical Social Worker shines through individual and partners psychotherapy & coaching services, psychoeducation, and consulting, offering guidance for those navigating the complexities of adult ADHD in various aspects of life. Resilient River is more than a practice; it’s a testament to the power of embracing one’s unique story.


Alone at the Table in a Marriage with ADHD

Elaine Taylor-Klaus, MCC, CPCC

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When both parents have ADHD, it can be hard to work together — especially if one or both of them is not identified or managed. Many adults with ADHD find themselves solo-parenting within the framework of a marriage — and the isolation can be overwhelming. The community sees you as having a partner, but when you don’t experience it that way, it can create another layer of separation that is difficult to navigate.


The mom in an ADHD ++ family of six, Elaine Taylor-Klaus is a Master Certified Coach and internationally recognized thought leader in neurodiversity and parenting. The co-founder of the first global coaching organizations for parents of complex kids — ImpactADHD® and — she is a trusted advisor to parents and professionals, has trained thousands of parents and certified hundreds of professionals around the world in neurodiversity-informed coaching skills. The host of the Parenting with Impact podcast and author of several books, her personal favorite is The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety and More.

Q&A for ADHD Couples

Sunday, Nov 12, 2023 at 12-2 pm Eastern (NYC Time)

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Kat and Harold 2
Kat Loutrel & Harold Flickinger, Jr.
share more about their ADHD Playbook and how it smooths and soothes potential snags in advance!
Victor and Linda 125
Victor and Linda Roggli
talk about second marriages, step kids, differences in parenting styles and how to stay together for 32 years!

FINALLY, someone is dedicating an entire event to supporting couples managing ADHD.

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