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

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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Airs Monday, April 1, 2024 @ 9:00 am EDT

Daily Meditation for ADHD Women

Mark Bertin, M.D.

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About Mark Bertin M.D.

Dr. Bertin is a developmental pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive, Mindful Parenting for ADHD, Mindfulness and Self-Compassion for Teen ADHD and The Family ADHD Solution, all of which integrate mindfulness into the rest pediatric care, and a contributing author for the book Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens.  Dr. Bertin is a faculty member at New York Medical College and the Windward Teacher Training Institute and has served on advisory boards for APSARD (the American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders), Additude Magazine, Common Sense Media and Reach Out and Read.  His blog is available through Psychology Today and elsewhere.  For more information, please visit his website at

ADHD in Older Adults: It's time to pay attention!

David W. Goodman, M.D.

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While ADHD is widely recognized in children and now in adults, a growing scientific literature highlights the persistence of ADHD into older adults. The cognitive changes that occur with age can often be discounted as age related changes. Because awareness of ADHD in older adults is virtually absent among medical providers, this diagnosis is never considered in the evaluation of cognitive symptoms in older adults. Although the diagnosis of ADHD is predicated on childhood symptoms, and older adults have difficulty accurately recalling childhood symptoms, it is a clinical challenge to establish an ADHD diagnosis. . For older adults with medical illnesses and/or multiple medications, understanding how to distinguish possible explanations for cognitive symptoms is critical. My talk will focus on how to establish an accurate diagnosis of ADHD and enumerate the treatment options to reduce cognitive symptoms and improve daily functioning, while prescribing medications safely.

About David W. Goodman, M.D.

David W. Goodman, M.D. is a faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the State University of New York Upstate. For 38+ years, he has taught psychiatric residents at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and recently at the State University of New York. Dr. Goodman has presented over 750 lectures nationally and internationally to primary care physicians, psychiatrists, medical specialists, and the general public. His psychiatric commentary has been featured on national (ABC World News, CNN Anderson Cooper 360, ESPN Sports Center) and national magazines (U.S. News and World Report, Wall Street Journal, New York Tim, Boston Globe, BusinessWeek). Dr. Goodman is a consultant to the National Football League, Olympic-level athletes, and the World Anti-Doping Agency. He has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, authored four book chapters, and The Black Book of ADHD. He serves as a prepublication peer reviewer for several national and international psychiatric journals. With the American Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD) development of the first U.S. Clinical Practice Guidelines for ADHD in adults, he is a member of the Steering Committee. He founded a non-profit foundation ( to advance funding and collaborative support for adult ADHD research and education.

Overcoming the ADHD Approval Trap

Sharon Saline, Psy.D.

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Do you find that you set unreasonable standards for yourself and then criticize yourself when you can’t meet them? Do you look to others for reassurance and acknowledgment that you can’t seem to give yourself? Many women with ADHD struggle with maintaining healthy self-esteem and rely on perfectionism, pleasing others and avoiding uncomfortable situations instead. In this session, Dr. Sharon Saline, psychologist, author, speaker and consultant offers you concrete tools to stop feeling deficient and start practicing radical self-acceptance. When you learn how to fill your own ADHD approval cup, you reduce persistent negativity, fear of failure, rejection sensitivity and toxic shame. You will gain strategies for countering criticism with confidence, appreciating your unique strengths and taking things less personally.

About Sharon Saline, Psy.D.

Dr. Sharon Saline is the 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. She specializes in working with children, teens, adults and families living with ADHD and neurodivergence. Dr. Saline helps people improve cognitive and social executive functioning skills, resilience, self-confidence and personal relationships. She consults with schools, clinics and businesses internationally. With decades of experience as a clinical psychologist and educator/clinician consultant, she guides people towards a greater understanding about neurodivergence and to live with more productivity and connection. 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. She also blogs for, appears as a featured expert on MASS Appeal on WWLP-TV and is 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


Stacey Machelle Newsome

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Elaine Taylor-Klaus, MCC

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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.

Fitting the Task to Your Brain: A New Intervention for ADHD

Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC

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Ergonomics is a field of engineering about fitting a job to the individual to increase safety, boost productivity, and reduce stress and fatigue. What would it be like if we could “fit” a job or a task to your ADHD brain to improve well-being, increase productivity, and reduce stress? Wouldn’t it be AWESOME? So, why haven’t we done such a thing? It’s because we have been cognitively illiterate due to the intangibility of cognition. But things have changed. We now have the primitive technology we need for a new field of engineering… Cognitive Ergonomics From the Inside Out! Join us to learn more about this exciting news!

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.

Airs TUESday, April 2, 2024 @ 9:00 am EDT


Mindy Katz, LCSW

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ADHD, Clutter and Hoarding

Roberto Olivardia, Ph.D

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Many women with ADHD struggle with disorganization and clutter due to various factors. Studies on individuals with hoarding disorder show that having ADHD and/or executive functioning issues present as a significant risk factor. This webinar will discuss the differences between clutter and hoarding, as well as ADHD-specific risk factors for both. Organizational strategies and treatment interventions will be reviewed, as well as discussing the role that shame plays in this issue.

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.

Throw The Made Up Rules In The Trash!

Patricia Sung

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Whose rules are you playing by? As a woman with ADHD, you often push yourself towards burnout in order to uphold the unreasonable expectations held by society, your boss, or your family, and even yourself! How can you let go of the weight of overwhelming responsibility and find what makes sense for you (without losing what matters)? It’s time to let go of the “Should”s, “Must”s, and “Just”s! Whether you’re a rule-follower or rebel rule breaker, let’s rewrite the rulebook and define your true “have to”s so that you can live freely, peacefully, and confidently!

About Patricia Sung

Patricia Sung helps moms with adult ADHD work with their unique brains and get their ish together one step at a time and feel confident running their family life. She hosts Motherhood in ADHD, a Top 5 Parenting podcast, encouraging mamas with practical strategies and relatable missteps. She’s a hobby-hopping, anxious adventurer, willing to try almost anything once. A midwesterner at heart, she reluctantly has adopted the word “y’all” and lives in Houston with her husband and two young sons. Snag free resources and get your crap together with other ADHD moms in Successful Mama Meetups at


Laurie Dupar, PMHNP, RN, PCC, CALC

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Julia C. Schechter, PhD

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Bob Dietrich

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airs WEDNESday, April 3, 2024 @ 9:00 am EDT

Fibromyalgia, Overlapping Chronic Pain Syndromes, and ADHD

Michael Lenz, M.D.

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Many people have either been told or read that fibromyalgia isn’t real or that it is just all in their heads. This misunderstanding, unfortunately, causes harm and is a disservice to those suffering. If you are one of the estimated 10 million people in the United States who are suffering from fibromyalgia, then you know it is real. If you don’t have FM, you will, at a minimum, gain a deeper understanding of what you or your loved one is experiencing. If you do have FM, you will feel validated for what you are enduring. You will also receive actionable steps to thrive, not just survive with FM and its related problems. You will also learn practical and realistic strategies for conquering your fibromyalgia.

About Michael Lenz, M.D.

The double training in pediatrics and internal medicine has made me a better pediatrician and internist than doing either alone. Some conditions typically don’t manifest until later in life, but the silent problems are underway decades prior. These include heart disease and diabetes. In addition, there are conditions that pediatricians manage well, but internists don’t have experience with but persist into adulthood, such as ADHD. I also care for all the conditions you would expect from a pediatrician and an internist, but my training goes beyond that. I practice lifestyle medicine and clinical lipidology by becoming a diplomat of the respective boards. I bring extensive training and experience in preventing heart disease through detection and treatment with appropriate advanced testing and medications. Lifestyle medicine involves nonmedical ways of treating, preventing, and reversing chronic illness. I also care for those struggling with chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia, migraines, and irritable bowel syndrome. I aim to blend the best lifestyle medicine and medical management to help patients. In addition to long-term relationships in primary care, some of my most rewarding aspects of medicine are when I can partner with patients to reverse medical conditions like diabetes, heart disease, fibromyalgia, and related problems.


Cheri Dotterer, MS, OTR/L

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Farah Jamil, MHA, CEC, ACC

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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.


Michelle Price

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Alan P. Brown

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Alma Galvan

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airs THURSday, April 4, 2024 @ 9:00 am EDT

⁠ ⁠Identifying the Glass Balls: The Art of Juggling a Startup with Three ADHD Co-Founders

Adi Diner, Ph.D.

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In my session, I’ll delve into the journey and challenges of leading a startup as a woman with ADHD, alongside co-founders who share this unique perspective. We’ll explore the dynamics of creating a supportive workspace where discussing ADHD challenges openly becomes a source of strength and innovation. I’ll highlight the advantages our ADHD traits bring to entrepreneurship, such as resilience, creativity, and the ability to thrive outside conventional boundaries. Additionally, I’ll share insights from our interactions with customers, emphasizing the importance of empathy and understanding in building strong relationships. The talk will also cover the critical role of objective data in advancing ADHD treatment, focusing on how technology can transform the way progress is measured and treatments are evaluated.

About Adi Diner, Ph.D.

Adi, co-founder and CEO of iFocus Health, brings a unique perspective to the digital health arena with her blend of scientific expertise and personal experience. With a PhD in Physics and a background in hardware product development, she applies her knowledge to innovate in ADHD and brain health management. Adi’s journey is not only about overcoming professional challenges but also about navigating life with ADHD, making her insights invaluable and relatable to many. At iFocus Health, the focus is on providing the ADHD community with objective data, enabling medical decisions to be made based on facts rather than opinions. This approach aims to transform the understanding and treatment of ADHD, ensuring that individuals receive care that is informed, precise, and tailored to their unique needs.



David P. Pomeroy, M.D.

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Terry Matlen, LMSW, ACSW

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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].


Charlotte Hughes MS, CDP, SHRBP, CPLP

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Noelle Lynn, LMSW, ADHD-CCPS

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Julie F. Skolnick, M.A., J.D.

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Should You Change It or Accept It?


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Life involves plenty of things that we may not like–getting distracted too often, our partner’s frustrating habits, a disorganized office. . . the list goes on. But should we put in the effort to change it or should we learn to accept it? Do we have the power to change it? Is it even worth the effort? Or maybe we’d be happier if we learned to live with it and instead put our energy into other pursuits. We find happiness by striking the right balance between changing and accepting, so let’s talk about how to think this through.

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.


Pasha Marlowe

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Neuroqueering is beyond the intersection of neurodivergence and queerness. It is about unpacking neuronormativity, heteronormativity, and cisnormativity. It is about challenging capitalism, ableism, white supremacy, and more. Neuroqueer is an identity, a verb, and a celebration of the neurodiversity paradigm.

About Pasha Marlowe

Pasha Marlowe (she/they) has a lifetime of lived experience and 30 years of professional experience as a marriage and family therapist and neurodivergent coach. She specializes in intergenerational leadership through the lens of mental health, neurodiversity, inclusion, and neuroqueering. Pasha coaches neurodivergent individuals and couples as well as speaks to schools, organizations, and ERGs about neurodiversity-affirming practices, disability inclusion (apparent/non-apparent), neurobelonging, psychological safety, and burnout. She encourages leaders with privilege and power to embrace the concept of intersectionality and allow all, especially those with the most marginalized identities, to be heard, respected, and elevated.


Stephen V. Faraone, Ph.D.

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Nicole DeMasi Malcher, MS, RDN, CDCES

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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. 


Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC

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About Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC

I am SO grateful to all our 2024 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, April 6, 2024
Time: 1:00 to 4:00 pm EDT
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Place: Online Zoom room

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  • 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.

Encore Package

$ 97
  • Access to all 30 Palooza online sessions
  • Replay Access forever
  • Downloads (audio + video + transcripts) of all sessions
  • Special bonus gifts from Palooza experts

Encore + Pink Ticket

$ 147
  • Access to all 30 Palooza online sessions
  • Replay Access forever
  • Downloads (audio + video + transcripts) of all sessions
  • Special bonus gifts from Palooza experts
  • Attend the Pink Ticket Event, April 6, 2024 1-4 pm EDT

*NO REFUNDS  after the Palooza starts*

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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