ADHD is different for women

Don't miss this life-changing week!

Yes, ADHD IS different for women, so we’ve invited the world’s top ADHD experts to talk specifically about women’s issues. It’s truly a cream-of-the-crop lineup of experts including Ned Hallowell, Terry Matlen, Sari Solden, and many more… 

Why the Palooza?

Because ADHD Women are Overdue for Some Special Treatment

Twenty-five years ago, ADD, as it was then known, was rarely diagnosed in girls and women. Gradually, the medical and psychology communities recognized that symptoms of ADHD are somewhat different for females. 

Diagnosis and treatment opened doors for women. A collective sigh of relief could be heard from women who once thought they were either lazy, depressed, or even a bit crazy. It was just ADHD!

Free Yourself

Most ADHD women suffer in isolation. They hide behind a mask that helps them pass for “normal.” In some situations. On some days. For a little while. You are not the only one who feels the shame and guilt of missing the mark.

Find Understanding

ADHD women need resources from those who truly understand their challenges. Learn from professionals who have researched, written about, and listened to personal stories like ours. Steep in their expertise, soak up their wisdom.

Our Sessions

The Palooza event is over, but you can still view these sessions by purchasing the Encore Package.

There are NO scheduled times for Palooza sessions this year. Each day’s sessions will be released at 9 am EDT that morning and expire at 12 pm EDT the following day. Video and audio will be available at no cost for 27 hours.

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Monday, March 13, 2023

How to Create Working Conditions (a.k.a. “accommodations”) that Really Work for ADHD Women

Shell Mendelson, M.S.

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Let’s talk about Working Conditions!

You know, everything you experience daily that can make or break how you actually feel and experience your work on a daily basis.

We often don’t consider the less obvious conditions, yet they can continue to undermine your work experience and productivity.

The wrong conditions can result in feelings of stress and anxiety, to name a few, that can lead to job hopping, lay offs, Performance Improvement Programs (PIP), and a host of potential physical and/or emotional consequences.

We will discuss how to clarify ALL the conditions necessary for you to thrive in your work life.


About Shell Mendelson

With a master’s in counseling, and emphasis on career, I have
helped hundreds of ADHD adults and young adults over the past 35
years find a fulfilling and sustainable career direction. I’ve also
experienced my fair share of career changes. In my 20s, I had a
string of unsuccessful secretary jobs, which helped me realize that
my strengths in shorthand didn’t mean I was fit for administrative


Once I found my real life’s work over 35 years ago, I have never
looked back. My work is synonymous with joy, and I will likely never
“retire.” I want that for everyone. And with ADHD, it is absolutely
imperative that we make a choice that reflects that joyful experience
for the majority of our work day.

I can also be found on a host of podcasts and telesummits as an expert in all things Career for ADHD adults and young adults.

What to do when you can only handle so much? Key strategies for improving planning and prioritizing NOW!

Sharon Saline, Psy.D.

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Do you have so much to accomplish that every task seems equally important and daunting? Many women with ADHD struggle to figure out what the order of doing things should look like and how to get started. There often needs to be a crisis if you don’t do the task right now to get motivated. Even then, you may struggle with overwhelm freeze. In this session, Dr. Sharon Saline offer practical solutions to improving your planning and prioritizing skills. She’ll help you avoid feeling flooded and improve task initiation. Instead of judging yourself negatively and feeling deficient, you will learn how to set realistic, ADHD-friendly goals and apply effective strategies for motivation and persistence. Instead of feeling stuck or needing perfection, you’ll walk away understanding why good enough is a beautiful thing!

About Sharon Saline, Psy.D.

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 and educator/clinician 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 weekly Facebook Live sessions, blogs for, a featured expert on MASS Appeal on WWLP-TV and 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

Master Your ADHD Love for Urgency Without Burning Yourself Out!

Casey Dixon, M.S.Ed., PCC, BCC, SCAC

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You know how you come alive when a deadline looms and things become URGENT? It’s one of the most beautiful and frustrating things about having ADHD. While you can’t turn your ADHD off, you can turn your brain’s love for urgency on! But beware! Just because your brain loves urgency does not mean that urgency is always good for you. Let’s explore ways to master your brain’s love for urgency without burning yourself out!


About Casey Dixon, M.S.Ed., PCC, BCC, SCAC

Casey Dixon is intensely focused on building top-tier training, coaching, consulting, and advising experiences for high achievers with ADHD. She created Dixon Life Coaching in response to the grievous lack of understanding and quality services for an often overlooked population… exceptionally-smart, highly-educated, wickedly-talented, overstressed, overworked, overwhelmed, successful-on-the-outside adults with ADHD. Together with her team of coaches, Casey develops and uses robust coaching models, coaching programs, courses, and intensives to help high achievers with ADHD get out of perpetual overwhelm and put themselves back in charge of their own lives. With unique programs for knowledge-based professionals who think for a living and have ADHD, Casey specializes in lawyers with ADHD, professors with ADHD, and other smarty pants high achievers struggling to keep their act together.

How Can She Have ADHD if She's Such a High Achiever?

Elaine Taylor-Klaus, MCC

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Extremely well educated. Wicked smart. Highly successful. How on earth could a woman who looks like she has it all to the outside world really be struggling with ADHD on the inside? Quite easily, actually. Despite being dismissed as ‘just anxious’ or ‘high strung’ or ‘too smart’ to have attention or learning challenges, join Elaine Taylor-Klaus to discover a taboo struggle of life with some women with ADHD — denial in the face of success!


About Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC

Elaine Taylor-Klaus, MCC, is first and foremost the mom in an ADHD ++ family of six and her complex kids are now successful young adults. Professionally, she is a Master Certified Coach – bringing a coach-approach to her work as an internationally recognized speaker, author and educator. The co-founder of the first global coaching organization for parents and professionals of neurodiverse kids,, she is a trusted advisor to executives, parents, health care and education professionals, and specialized in guiding parents raising what she’s come to call very complex kids. In addition to providing training for parents, ImpactParents has trained and certified hundreds of professionals around the world in neurodiversity-informed coaching skills. In addition, Elaine and Diane have trained and mentored an extraordinary group of neurodiversity-informed coaches to support their community. Elaine co-authored Parenting ADHD Now! in 2016 and published The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety and More in 2020, which is due to be released in Spanish in 2023.

Dealing with Toxic People in Your Life

Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, Ph.D., NCC LMHC

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ADHD women are experts at negative self talk which leaves them wide open for the slings and arrows tossed their way by toxic people: friends, co-workers, family. But how do you extricate yourself from situations and relationships that are unhealthy for you and your ADHD? Especially when the so-called “friends” may be gaslighting you, too! Join Dr. Stephanie Sarkis, a world expert in gaslighting and toxic relationships, as she provides step by step support for setting strong boundaries to protect yourself.


About Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, Ph.D.

Stephanie Moulton Sarkis, PhD NCC DCMHS LMHC, is a psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, gaslighting, narcissistic abuse, and ADHD. She is the author of eight books and one workbook, including Healing From Toxic Relationships: 10 Essential Steps to Recover from Gaslighting, Narcissism, and Emotional Abuse and Gaslighting: Recognize Manipulative and Emotionally Abusive People – and Break Free. Dr. Sarkis is a National Certified Counselor, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, American Mental Health Counselors Association Diplomate (Clinical Mental Health Specialist in Child and Adolescent Counseling), and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Circuit Mediator. She has been in private practice for 20 years. She is a senior contributor for Forbes online and is also a contributor to Psychology Today. She is the host of the Talking Brains podcast and is based in Tampa Bay, Florida. You can visit her website at

TUESday, March 14 2023

Grief & Loss: The ADHD Impact


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Grief and loss are part of the human existence. How does ADHD affect our grieving after the death of a loved one or beloved pet or even the loss of a relationship? ADHD already has an emotional component but does it amplify grief? Learn more from this first-of-its kind session that also touches on the grief (and anger) many of us experience after our ADHD diagnosis.

About Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., CST

Ari Tuckman, PsyD 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”. He is a psychologist and sex therapist in private practice in West Chester, PA, and co-chair of the CHADD conference committee.

Body Image and Eating Disorders for ADHD Women

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D

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Women with ADHD are at higher risk for developing negative body image and eating disorders, like bulimia and binge eating disorder. There are various risk factors that can predispose women to these issues. This conversation will focus on understanding this relationship better, as well as developing ways to foster a better relationship with food and our bodies.


About Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D.

Dr. Roberto Olivardia is a Clinical Psychologist, Lecturer in Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Clinical Associate at McLean Hospital. He maintains a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of ADHD, OCD and Body Dysmorphic Disorder as well as researching and treating boys and men with eating disorders. He currently serves on the Professional Advisory Boards for CHADD and ADDA. He is a Featured Expert for and on the Scientific Advisory Board for ADDitude.

ADHD and the Challenge of Self-Esteem

Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., CST

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All those ADHD moments can take a toll on self-esteem. All those wrong places and wrong times evoke a lot of negative feedback that are hard to ignore. Treating your ADHD will hopefully make you more consistent and predictable when it comes to getting things done, but how good do you need to be? And what if you still have those ADHD moments from time to time? We will discuss how to find a healthy balance between changing what you can and accepting what remains.

About Ari Tuckman, Psy.D., CST

Ari Tuckman, PsyD 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”. He is a psychologist and sex therapist in private practice in West Chester, PA, and co-chair of the CHADD conference committee.

Unlock Your True Potential: Discover 6 Ways to Reveal the Hidden Clues!

Cathy Rashidian, PCAC, PCC

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Unlock your full potential and discover the hidden clues to becoming more productive! Conversations with those living with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder often revolve around the same topic — how to organize the day in a way that allows for maximum productivity. The usual response includes making to-do lists, prioritizing tasks, and sorting through a myriad of books on getting things done and YouTube videos on how best to be productive. Yet something crucial is missing from this list: uncovering what stresses us out or drains our energy when faced with a long list of goals. Let’s unlock our true potential and explore six unique ways to reveal the hidden clues that will lead to increased productivity.

About Cathy Rashidian, PCAC, PCC

Cathy is a certified executive coach, specializing in ADHD, with advanced training from ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) and leadership training from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She draws from her experience living with ADHD and her 20 years experience in various leadership roles in corporate Canada to adapt traditional executive coaching to meet the specific needs of adults with ADHD. In addition to her coaching practice, she is a lead coach trainer and mentor at the ADD Coach Academy. Cathy is also the host of the Proudly ADHD podcast, where she interviews leading experts in the field. She lives in Canada with her husband and daughter.

End the Cycle of Giving Too Much, People Pleasing and Takers in Friendship

Caroline Maguire, M. ED, ACCG, PCC

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As a woman with ADHD, many of us are conditioned to believe that friendship struggles and social challenges are our fault. This experience is not without merit. It’s true that you may have struggled most of your life to make, and keep, good friends. Whether it’s out of fear of losing someone, or because you so deeply want to be accepted that many ADHD women struggle with codependency, over-giving, unrealistic relationship expectations and feeling like you have to change your very self to be liked and loved. In this session you will take a look at the patterns and beliefs you have grown used to after years of living with ADHD, likely undiagnosed and over-doing and overcompensating to make and keep friends. That can end now. And I’ll show you how it’s done.

About Caroline Maguire, M. ED, ACCG, PCC

Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., ACCG, PCC, is the author of Why Will No One Play With Me?, the winner of 3 awards including the Best Parenting and Family Book 2020 as awarded by American Book Fest. She is the founder of a comprehensive SEL training methodology for parents, clinicians and academic professionals on how to cultivate emotional regulation, emotional intelligence, social-awareness and responsible decision-making skills. She is a prolific media contributor, columnist and sought-after lecturer and workshop facilitator on various topics related to social, emotional and behavioral learning.

Caroline is the founder and director of The Fundamentals of ADHD Coaching for Families training curriculum at ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) – a Coach Training program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). After several years as a highly respected social skills clinician at the Hallowell Center Boston MetroWest, Ms. Maguire formed her own private practice.

She is a permanent columnist on social skills in CHADD’s Attention Magazine, a favored contributor to U.S. News & World Report, Mind Body Green, Salon, Huffington Post, Today Parenting, ADDitude and WebMD.

Originally from Cape Cod she now lives with her husband and two children in Boston MetroWest.

WEDNESday, March 15, 2023

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD) Update

William Dodson, M.D.

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“Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria” is a term that flooded the internet and the psychiatrist who introduced it is Dr. William Dodson. In this session, he shares his clinical experience with thousands of ADHD patients who endure this upsetting and soul-crushing experience again and again. And he offers options for easing the pain of having a “thin skin” when insults and criticism are taken personally. Well worth your time. With slides.


About William Dodson, M.D.

Dr. Bill Dodson is a board-certified adult psychiatrist who has specialized in adults with ADHD for the last 25 years. He has written extensively on how the latest research can be applied to daily practice by combining evidence-based practice with practice-based evidence.

He was named a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association in recognition of his clinical contributions to the field of ADHD (2012). He was recipient of the national Maxwell Schleifer Award for Distinguished Service to Persons with Disabilities (2006).

Dr. Dodson is semi-retired and has a consultative practice in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Treading Water: High Functioning ADHD Women

Tamara Rosier, Ph.D.

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If you’re a high-functioning ADHD woman, it may not seem to others that your symptoms significantly impact your life — but they are. You may still experience intense symptoms but have developed workarounds to carry on with daily tasks and responsibilities. Many times you may even feel like you are barely treading water. This session discusses what a “high-functioning” woman with ADHD looks like and how to help her succeed.


About Tamara Rosier, Ph.D.

Dr. Rosier has been a college administrator, a professor, a leadership consultant, a high school teacher, a business owner, and an ADHD coach. Through those adventures, Dr. Rosier has developed valuable insight into ADHD and how it affects one’s life. As founder of the ADHD Center of West Michigan, she leads a team of coaches, therapists, and speech pathologists to help individuals, parents, and families develop an understanding and learn effective skills to live with ADHD effectively. Her book, “Your Brain’s Not Broken,” provides strategies for navigating the powerful emotional aspect of ADHD.

Serving the Underserved - Experiences of a Muslim Woman ADHD Coach

Farah Jamil, MHA, CEC, ACC

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When we talk about Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI), the “D” isn’t just about external diversity but also internal (neuro)diversity. So, what’s it like being a woman of color, a visible religious minority, AND being diagnosed with ADHD?

Listen in to hear about Executive / ADHD Coach Farah’s journey and experiences with:

1. Being diagnosed with ADHD

2. The battle to be believed by clinicians, family, friends, etc.

3. Stumbling in the “dark” to find her own path

4. Serving the underserved

Farah Jamil, MHA, CEC, ACC, CALC

Founder of Muslim ADHDers, Farah is a Health Executive, an Executive / ADHD Coach, a Coach Instructor, & a Speaker. She empowers early- to mid-careerists to be less passive & more proactive to unleash their inner “Super Leader!” &/or their inner “ADHD Superpowers!”

Farah hosted the 1st global Muslim ADHDers Virtual Summit with 14 speakers & 1,500+ registrants about 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, presented to global audiences such as The World Business & Executive Coach Summit (WBECS) with on “Neurodiversity – Navigating ADHD in the Workplace” & she was selected as one of 36 global Executive Coaches for the 2020 INC 5000 Vision Conference for the fastest-growing US private companies.

“Your ADHD History: Why it Matters Today”

Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D.

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Your ADHD shows up 24/7 every day, week, year but sometimes it is worth while to look back over your shoulder to examine more closely how ADHD has affected you throughout your life. Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, prolific author and lead researcher on the sole longitudinal study of ADHD girls and young women, says ADHD for women has a long history of self blame and shame that may not have a place in your life today. This session also touches on parenting girls with ADHD with a top scientist who speaks to our hearts.


About Stephen Hinshaw, Ph.D.

Stephen Hinshaw is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at UC Berkeley and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UC San Francisco. His research focuses on developmental psychopathology, ADHD in youth and young adults, sex differences, and clinical trials. He also investigates mental illness stigma and means of reducing it.

He has authored over 410 articles, chapters, and commentaries plus 13 books. His memoir, Another Kind of Madness, was named Best Book in Memoir/Autobiography from the American BookFest in 2018. His latest book is Straight Talk about Girls with ADHD (Guilford, 2022).

Among his many national and international awards: the James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award (Association for Psychological Science), Distinguished Scientific Contributions Awards (American Psychological Association; Society for Research in Child Development), Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research (Brain & Behavior Research Foundation), and Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health (National Academy of Medicine). He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2021. He is also the 2023 recipient of the Outstanding Mentor Award from the Association for Psychological Science. His extensive media coverage includes the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CBS Evening News, Today Show, and many more.

“Don’t Give UP on Time Blocking: It Really Works!”

Nikki Kinzer, PCC

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Time Blocking is a popular time management strategy, however many people with ADHD try it and because they don’t do as planned, they give up on the strategy. In this presentation, Nikki will go over the benefits of time blocking and how it can work for the ADHD mind. You will walk away with key strategies and a plan on getting started.

About Nikki Kinzer, PCC

Nikki Kinzer is a certified ADHD coach, podcaster and founder of Take Control ADHD. Through coaching and online training, Take Control ADHD specializes in working with Adults and College Students with ADHD. We partner with individuals to help them build positive life habits, reduce stress, and inspire them to take back control of their lives. She is the co-host of Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast with Pete Wright, where you will find support, tools, and community to help you take control of your ADHD.

Perimenopause and Menopause in ADHD Women

Jeanette Wasserstein, Ph.D

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Almost nothing is known about how the hormonal changes associated with the climactic years impact women with ADHD and/or those who have never been diagnosed. We will be speaking about this topic and reviewing recent research that begins to address the issue.

About Jeanette Wasserstein, Ph.D

Dr. Jeanette Wasserstein is a neuropsychologist who is known for her clinical work synthesizing conventional therapies with emerging understanding of brain functioning. She works with a wide age range and spectrum of patients, but specializes in adults with neurodevelopmental disorders, such as learning disabilities or attention deficit disorder.

Currently Director of New York City-based CNS Support and on the faculty of The Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Dr. Wasserstein founded the graduate Neuropsychology training program at The New School for Social Research. Her other academic appointments have been in the Graduate Department of Neuropsychology, Queens College, The Institute for Child, Adolescent and Family Studies and the Department of Neurosurgery, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Dr. Wasserstein has co-authored the book Adult Attention Deficit Disorder: Biological Mechanisms and Life Outcomes (special edition of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences) and is currently working on other books in the areas of learning disabilities and nonverbal learning disability. She has also authored or co-authored many articles that have been published in the fields leading journals.

Dr.Wasserstein’s educational background includes two years of post-doctoral studies in Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine, a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuropsychology from City University of New York, an M.A. in Developmental Psychology from Teachers College of Columbia University, and a B.S. in Psychology from Barnard College of Columbia University.

THURSday, March 16, 2023

Creativity and ADHD Women

Terry Matlen, LCSW

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Though there are few studies on this topic, I will be sharing my own observations as a psychotherapist working with adults with ADHD, as well as my personal experience as an adult with ADHD who has enjoyed a lifetime of creative, successful endeavors, including an upcoming one-woman art show of my oil paintings, being a multi-instrumentalist, and the author of two books (on ADHD, of course).

Creativity isn’t only about the arts, though. I’ll be discussing other creative outlets (I’m talking to YOU, entrepreneurs and all-around creative thinkers/problem solvers!), as I take you into the world of our hits and misses:

– What makes us creative?
– What causes roadblocks and how do we unleash our creative impulses and needs?
– How do we come to terms with successes and failures?
– and much more


About Terry Matlen, LMSW, ACSW

Terry Matlen, LMSW, ACSW, an internationally recognized expert on ADHD in women, is a psychotherapist, author, consultant, and coach. She is the author of the award-winning book, “The Queen of Distraction” and “Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD”, and runs , an international online resource serving women with ADHD, www.QueensOfDistraction , an online coaching program for women with ADHD, and, an online ADHD directory. With over 25 years of experience helping women with ADHD, Terry is a sought- after presenter at conferences and webinars, and has authored hundreds of articles. Terry has been interviewed by NPR, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Time Magazine, HuffPost, and more. 

In addition to her ADHD work, she is also an award -winning artist who has shown her paintings in New York, Michigan, and Ohio. Terry can be reached at [email protected].

The Science Behind Attention & Creativity in ADHDers

Eliza Barach, Ph.D.

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ADHD is actually not about an attention deficit, it’s about an attention abundance. The true challenges of the disorder are related to challenges in regulating attention. What if in learning how your attentional system works, you discovered that you could now harness and master your creativity?! Our attention system is like a filter. Ideally, it allows in the relevant information, and kicks out the irrelevant. Neurotypicals’ filter tends to work as a fine grained filter with tiny holes, whereas ADHDers’ filters work more like a colander…the holes are bigger,  which can present greater challenges for regulating attention. However, the advantage of these “larger holes” is they also obtain more information, which lends itself to an incredible ability to identify novel ideas and connections.
In this talk we will dive into the role our attention plays in creativity and production, and the reasons why so many people with ADHD excel in creative domains.

About Eliza Barach, Ph.D.

Dr. Barach is a cognitive psychologist and ADHD coach and consultant. She received her PhD in cognitive psychology from the State University of New York at Albany in 2021, where she studied the mental processes involved in attention, memory, language as well as decision-making. She is particularly interested in how these mental faculties differ for people with ADHD and what benefits are associated with such differences. Dr. Barach is the founder of Neural Revolution, an ADHD consulting & coaching practice, where she helps high performing individuals with ADHD understand and maximize their unique brain chemistry to get sh!t done. Having ADHD herself, as well as her expertise in cognitive psychology has afforded her a unique opportunity to bridge science and the experiential to help other ADHDers succeed.

ADHD and Emotions: What’s All the Commotion?

Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC

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Got ADHD? Do your emotions cause quite a commotion? Like a big ocean, do they stop your forward motion? ADHD is an executive function impairment. The major executive function is self-regulation. There are two things you need to regulate — attention and emotions. For most of us, emotional regulation is the biggest challenge and is an obstacle to attention. To help you, we specifically define what emotions and feelings are, explain why they are so challenging to manage, and then prescribe exercises to help you gain self-awareness and the means to practice downregulating attention. This promises to be an insightful discussion.


About Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC

Jeff Copper is an ADHD coach, founder of DIG Coaching Practice, and host of Attention Talk Radio and Attention Talk Video. As an attention coach, Jeff helps his clients understand how their minds work. He developed his anatomy of attention construct to help them gain control of their attention and move past barriers. Using his construct, they can achieve what they are capable of faster with less stress to create the productive environments they need to succeed. Jeff holds an MBA from University of Tampa, professional designations from ICF and PAAC, and certifications from ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) and Coaches Training Institute (CTI). Jeff is a member of Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), Professional Association for ADHD Coaches (PAAC), and International Coach Federation (ICF). He received the 2022 Professional Excellence Award presented by the ADHD Coaches Organization.

Non-stimulant ADHD Meds: Do They Really Make a Difference in Your ADHD?

Carolyn Parcells, M.D.

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When you mention “ADHD medication” most people immediately think of the stimulants: amphetamines and methylphenidate. The non-stimulants are usually a fallback position but for some people, they are a remarkably effective treatment for ADHD. Find out more about the newest additions to the non-stimulant lineup as well as the tried and true versions that were developed for an entirely different diagnosis! A rollicking, fact-filled session that is important for all of us in the ADHD world – medicated or not.


About Carolyn Lentsch-Parcells, M,D.

Dr. Carolyn Lentzsch-Parcells is a board certified pediatrician and the owner and President of Girls to Women/Young Men’s Health and Wellness Fort Worth, a multi-faceted clinic providing integrated medical care dedicated to meeting the physical and emotional needs of young women and men ages 10-25 years old. As a physician with ADHD herself, she has a special interest in caring for patients with ADHD and learning issues.

Dr. Parcells regularly speaks to parent, student, and professional audiences on subjects such as parenting, ADHD, depression, anxiety and stress, adolescent development, sexuality, and preparing for college.

The Overcommitted ADHD woman (or how to say NO)

Linda Roggli, PCC

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About Linda Roggli, PCC

Linda Roggli is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), award-winning author and founder of the A-D-Diva Network for ADHD women 40-and-better.


Her book Confessions of an ADDiva- Midlife in the non-linear lane won first prize for women’s issues in the prestigious Next Generation Indy Book Awards competition. She is currently working on a book about the effect of hormones on ADHD women and girls.


Linda is the creative force behind the online ADHD Palooza series: Women – since 2016, Parents – since 2018 and Couples – since 2021. She hosts a popular ADHD organizing program and has been the chair of the ADDA webinar series since 2012.

Leadership and ADHD Women: How it Shows Up

Inger Shaye Colzie, MSW, LSW

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“Leadership” isn’t simply a term used for high level executives. It encompasses all parts of our ADHD lives: work, family, friends and especially our personal lives. Yet, we may feel ill-equipped to manage ourselves or others in any of those arenas due to our ADHD. In this enlightening and encouraging session, find out how you can legitimately claim leadership by honoring your own values and vision; and perhaps easing the reins on expectations from others that you have adopted for yourself. Candid stories and expert support on this important topic.


About Inger Shaye Colzie

Inger Shaye Colzie is an ADHD Coach and Psychotherapist specializing in making a difference for Black woman executives and entrepreneurs, supporting women through clarity, empowerment and resilience. She has successfully run her practice, Alchemy Coaching & Counseling, as a therapist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 15 years in spite of being undiagnosed until in her 50s. She offers the benefits of professional expertise with a lifetime of experience.

IngerShaye saw the need to create a space for Professional Black Women with ADHD on Facebook to fellowship, share and learn from one another. She was a guest speaker on YouTube How to ADHD and the Stanford University Neurodiversity Project among others. She has also led multiple workshops for Black Women with ADHD

IngerShaye experience includes NLP practitioner, Level 2 Brainspotting practitioner, ADDA member and volunteer, Philadelphia CHADD executive committee member, Founder National Association of Black ADHD Coaches, and  C-Suite Executive Coach for a multi-million dollar company.

ADHD Women & Money: How to Scan Your Executive Functions to Calm your Finances

Christine M. Hargrove, MSFT, MDiv

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Financial stress can be brutal — it can affect your mental, physical, and even relationship health. When you live with ADHD, it can be even harder to achieve financial harmony in your life. In my research, I see evidence that financial issues really are harder to handle when you have ADHD. That’s the bad news.

The good news? It can get better. In my clinical work, I specialize in financial therapy and working with individuals, couples, and families with ADHD. I work with clients regarding how to have better relationships with money (and each other) through recognizing how ADHD affects financial management as well as thoughts, feelings, and beliefs related to money. My intention is that after attending this session, you’ll be more able to recognize and address some of the ways in which ADHD affects your finances, your emotions, and your relationships with others. You’ll come away with some key tips to get you started on a better path to financial well-being and have a bit of laughter along the way. Hope to see you there!

About Christine M. Hargrove, MSFT, MDiv

Christine Hargrove is a Marriage and Family Therapy PhD student at the University of Georgia. She specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families with ADHD, and integrates financial therapy into much of her clinical work. She conducts research focusing on the relational and financial well-being of couples (including those with ADHD) through the Couple and Relationship Enrichment Lab at UGA and presents her findings at national conferences. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Financial Therapy Association.

Ms. Hargrove works from a strengths-based approach to living with ADHD without ignoring the difficulties ADHD can present in daily life and relationships.

How to Complete Tasks You've Put Off for Months WITHOUT Using Willpower”

Aron Croft, M.S.

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This training is for ADHDers who ask “Why can’t we complete tasks that we WANT to do!?” If you struggle to get started, stay motivated, or avoid getting overwhelmed, this presentation is for you!

About Aron Croft, MS

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). You can learn his 8% Productivity Habit method at

Enneagram Part I - Introduction

Corretta Woodard, LPC

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The Enneagram is a personality map that may integrate with our ADHD tendencies. Although there is some doubt as to its scientific validity, there are some compelling parallels to psychological precepts. Offered as a tool for self reflection and growth, these two sessions provide an introduction to the Enneagram (part 1) and an interpretation with an overlay of ADHD (part 2). Fascinating insights into nine personality types. Take the Enneagram assessment in advance for a deeper understanding of the sessions.


About Corretta Woodward, LPC

Corretta Woodard is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has practiced her craft for over 10 years. She was born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She currently resides in Northwest Arkansas with her family and enjoys spending quality time with them. She is the founder of The People Place Counseling Center – a new diverse private practice.

Enneagram Part II - Integrations

Corretta Woodard, LPC

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The Enneagram is a personality map that may integrate with our ADHD tendencies. Although there is some doubt as to its scientific validity, there are some compelling parallels to psychological precepts. Offered as a tool for self reflection and growth, these two sessions provide an introduction to the Enneagram (part 1) and an interpretation with an overlay of ADHD (part 2). Fascinating insights into nine personality types. Take the Enneagram assessment in advance for a deeper understanding of the sessions.


About Corretta Woodward, LPC

Corretta Woodard is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has practiced her craft for over 10 years. She was born and raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She currently resides in Northwest Arkansas with her family and enjoys spending quality time with them. She is the founder of The People Place Counseling Center – a new diverse private practice.

ADHD and Pregnancy (A Lived Experience)

Brooke Schnittman MA, PCC, BCC

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Are you an expecting mom with ADHD or someone who would like to grow their family but is worried about how to mom with ADHD? I get it! From managing yourself to managing your little one, medication questions while pregnant and breastfeeding, hormone and productivity changes, and what to expect, all of this can drive us into a spiral of paralysis. Having a one-year-old as a new mom with ADHD, all of these questions hit me like a ton of bricks. Learn how I managed pregnancy with my medications, my business, my relationship with my spouse and step-children, and what you might be able to expect as well in my talk “ADHD and Pregnancy (A Lived Experience).”


About Brooke Schnittman MA, PCC, BCC

Are you an individual with ADHD who meets with frustration, chaos, and shame? Having ADHD can be HARD! As an adult with a late ADHD diagnosis, wife and stepmom of a family of ADHDers, and working with over 1000 individuals with ADHD since 2006, Brooke Schnittman MA, PCC, BCC has dedicated her career to helping individuals with ADHD. Brooke’s team of specialized coaches with over 100 years of combined experience, help determined ADHDers 8-80 years of age, worldwide, by providing them the tools and accountability to lead empowered lives, using her signature program, 3C Activation©. Learn how to manage your time and be productive by accessing our free ebook, “How To Focus By Focusing Your Attention: 13 Ways to be Productive” here>>

Pioneering ADHD Women: A Look at Our 25-Year Progress

Sari Solden, M.S. & Ellen Littman, Ph.D.

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Join us for a landmark session as Ellen Littman, Ph.D. and Sari Solden, MS, two pioneers and prominent voices in the field, share reflections about the field of women with ADHD from its earliest days. They share their experiences clinically, through research, and in the field over past 35 years. Then Ellen and Sari look ahead as they begin to pass the torch to help develop and support a new generation of women leaders, researchers, and clinicians. Viva ADHD Women and the pioneers who fought hard – and still fight hard – for acknowledgement and validation!


About Sari Solden, M.S.

Sari Solden, M.S, is a psychotherapist who has counseled adults with ADHD for over 35 years. She is the author of the books, Women with Attention Deficit Disorder, Journeys Through ADDulthood, and co-author of A Radical Guide for Women with ADHD. Her areas of specialization include women’s issues, inattentive ADHD, and the emotional consequences and healing process for adults who grew up with undiagnosed ADHD. She is a prominent keynote speaker on these subjects nationally and internationally. Ms. Solden currently consults with neurodiverse women mental health and helping professionals, as well as trains therapists in how to help women with ADHD. She serves on the professional advisory board of ADDA and was the recipient of their award for outstanding service by a helping professional. 

About Dr. Ellen Littman

Dr. Ellen B. Littman is a clinical psychologist in private practice in New York State.  Educated at Brown and Yale Universities, the doctoral program of Long Island University, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, she has specialized in neurodiverse disorders for over 30 years. 

In her Mount Kisco practice, just north of New York City, Dr. Littman focuses on a high IQ adult and adolescent ADHD population.  She has expertise in identifying and treating complex presentations of ADHD that may be misinterpreted or overlooked.   Described by the American Psychological Association as “a pioneer in the identification of gender differences in ADHD”, she has extensive experience with issues affecting women and girls with ADHD.  She is particularly interested in the diagnostic and treatment challenges of working with high IQ individuals with ADHD, and helps entrepreneurs harness and utilize ADHD traits to their advantage.  In addition to individuals, Dr. Littman often works with couples and/or families to optimize communication.

Internationally recognized as an author and speaker, Dr. Littman co-wrote the book “Understanding Girls with ADHD” in 1999, as well as a revised edition in 2015.  She has contributed chapters to numerous books, including “The Hidden Side of Adult ADHD” (El lado oculto del TDAH en la edad adulta), “Understanding Women with ADHD”, and “Gender Differences in ADHD”.  She has created a video training program on Women with ADHD for the American Medical Association’s continuing education program.

Dr. Littman’s understanding of neurodiversity is informed by her training in neurobiological, cognitive-behavioral, somatic, and psychodynamic perspectives.  She has developed a strengths-based assessment that provides the foundation for solution-focused treatment.  

Dr. Littman’s therapeutic approach empowers individuals to achieve qualitative and quantitative successes through a combination of psychoeducation, insight, reframing, concrete strategies, and coaching in a safe and validating environment.  She is well-versed in the treatment of co-occurring conditions, such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and trauma. 

With advanced training in trauma, eating disorders, self-harm, and crisis intervention, Dr. Littman has expertise working with individuals with ADHD who have experienced chronic childhood trauma.  Her interest in dissociative symptoms that can mimic inattentive ADHD symptoms has led to extensive experience treating dissociative disorders, including Dissociative Identity Disorder

About Dr. Ellen Littman

Dr. Ellen B. Littman (she/her) is a clinical psychologist who has specialized in the diagnosis and treatment of neurodiverse disorders for over 30 years.  Educated at Brown and Yale Universities, the doctoral program of Long Island University, and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, she is licensed in New York and Connecticut.

Dr. Littman’s practice focuses on the high IQ adult neurodiverse population.  She has expertise in identifying complex presentations of ADHD and ASD that may have been misinterpreted or overlooked.  Described by the American Psychological Association as “a pioneer in the identification of gender differences in ADHD”, she has extensive experience with issues affecting neurodiverse women and girls.  She has particular interest in helping entrepreneurs harness and utilize neurodiverse traits to their advantage.  In addition to individual psychotherapy, Dr. Littman works with couples and families to optimize communication, and is happy to coordinate treatment with other practitioners.

Internationally recognized as an author and speaker, Dr. Littman co-authored the book Understanding Girls with ADHD in 1999, with a  second edition published in 2015.  She has contributed chapters to numerous books, including “The Hidden Side of Adult ADHD” (El lado oculto del TDAH en la edad adulta), “Understanding Women with ADHD”, and “Gender Differences in ADHD”, and has written many articles.  She created a video training program on Women with ADHD for the American Medical Association’s continuing education for primary care providers.

Dr. Littman’s understanding of neurodiversity is informed by her training in neurobiological, developmental, cognitive-behavioral, somatic, complex trauma, and psychodynamic perspectives.  She has developed a holistic strengths-based assessment that provides a depathologized foundation for solution-focused treatment.  Dr. Littman’s approach empowers individuals to achieve qualitative and quantitative successes through a combination of psychoeducation, insight, and coaching in a supportive and validating environment.

Well-versed in treating co-occurring challenges related to anxiety, mood, self-esteem, hormonal changes, and trauma, she acknowledges the impact of emotional reactivity on the quality of life. With advanced training in complex developmental trauma, eating disorders, self-harm, and crisis intervention, Dr. Littman has significant experience diagnosing and treating dissociative disorders, including Dissociative Identity Disorder.

“It was a pretty emotional day for me, being with all those ADHD women who were saying things I have been thinking for years. I’ll be back next year.”

I am SO grateful to all our 2023 Palooza experts this year. Such inspiring and insightful information. But as wonderful as our experts are, ADHD women need to hear from EACH OTHER. We are our own best experts sometimes. And that’s why I have insisted on hosting a LIVE event where ADHD women can meet, ask questions, share their stories and know that they have finally found their peeps! The Palooza Pink Ticket Party!

Isolation is kryptonite for ADHD women. We protect ourselves, put up walls, hope no one peeks behind them and we are so alone. So alone. But the Pink Ticket Party crushes those “It’s only me” thoughts. You are not alone. 

The Zoom room for the Pink Ticket is absolutely private. I am committed to creating and maintaining a safe space for all of us. It’s a place to pull down the walls, take off the mask and be truly who you really are. An ADDiva who is tender, funny, spontaneous, lovable and loving.

Women from all over the world show up for these magical three hours. Does three hours sound like a long time? It goes by in a flash — we have conversation, some of our experts drop by to answer questions. We split into breakout rooms for small group interaction. We have some ADHD -specific exercises. And we share ourselves. Without shame. Without apology.

Because we truly are a special bunch of people, we ADDivas of the world. Remember when Ned Hallowell said ADHD is a gift but it’s hard to unwrap? Well here is the place to unwrap it in all its glory.

Join me…and dozens of other ADHD women. For this year’s Palooza Pink Ticket Party.

Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Time: 12 noon to 3:00 pm EDT
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Place: Online Zoom room

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Due to the digital nature of the event and the fact that Encore and Pink Ticket package includes instant access to ADHD Women’s Palooza Central, refunds are not available. 

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A message from Linda Roggli

From One WOman to Another

Research shows that ADHD ‘impairs’ women more than it does men. My own ADDiva survey of more than 1,500 ADHD women reveals that, despite trying multiple treatments, most women still struggle with their ADHD.

I knew early in my career as an ADHD coach that we women of ADHD need a place to absorb accurate information, to connect and to realize that We Are Not Alone. 

That’s why I co-created the ADHD Women’s Palooza with Terry Matlen in 2016.  Since then, thousands of women have joined us online to learn, laugh, be inspired and perhaps change their lives. So, welcome – we’re so thrilled you are here!


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