With a clear-cut method for ADHD management that works for him, Peter Shankman harnesses the power of ADHD and encourages parents to do the same for their kids. In Shankman’s world, ADHD is a gift — and in this interview he shares strategies gleaned from his own experience, as well as his interviews with hundreds of successful professionals with ADHD.
About Peter Shankman
The New York Times has called Peter Shankman “a rockstar who knows everything about social media and then some.” He is a 5x best selling author, entrepreneur and corporate keynote speaker, focusing on customer service and the new and emerging customer and neurotatypical economy. With three startup launches and exits under his belt, Peter is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about the customer experience, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the new Neurodiverse Economy)
In addition to his passion for helping people and companies find success, some of Peter’s highlights also include:
• Founder of HARO – Help A Reporter Out, which became the standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources prior to being acquired three years after launch
• The ShankMinds Breakthrough Network, an elite, online mastermind of thought leaders, business experts, and change makers
• Faster than Normal – The Internet’s #1 podcast on ADHD, focusing on the superpowers and gifts of having a “faster than normal brain,” which has helped thousands of people all around the world realize that having a neuroatypical brain is actually a gift, not a curse.
Peter is a worldwide influencer and/or spokesperson for several global brands including Specialized Bicycles, Skratch Labs, Sylvania Lighting, National Car Rental, and many others. Finally, Peter is a father, a 2x ironman triathlete, a class B licensed skydiver, and has a pretty serious Peloton addiction. When he’s not traveling around the world speaking to companies big and small, he’s based in NYC with his five-year-old daughter and 19-year-old cat, both of whom consistently refuse him access to the couch.