Riley’s journey began in 2017 when she was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. Her young nephews had been diagnosed and some of the solutions they were learning fit her life too! Now, finally, there was a reason for her struggle to get places on time, procrastinating on the less exciting parts of her business, and never quite finishing laundry, especially when everyone around her seemed to deal with these issues seamlessly. It seemed as though they all got the “How to be an Adult” instruction manual, and she did not.
To get help tackling these problems, Riley started on medication. It improved her focus, but it didn’t tell her what to focus on. She realized medication was only a piece of the puzzle and soon hired an ADHD coach. She experienced first-hand the wonders that ADHD coaching can do for creating a more calm, organized life while not stifling the creativity ADHD brings to our lives. Coaching was so life-changing, she changed careers and became a coach herself!
Coming from a decade as a non-profit fundraiser and consultant, Riley has a passion for listening deeply, asking curious questions, and creating authentic relationships. She is excited to partner with fellow ADHDers to find solutions that work for their unique lives.
Areas of Coaching Expertise:
Riley is a Professional Certified ADHD Coach (PCAC) from the Professional Association for ADHD Coaches (PAAC) who specializes in working with:
- Adults struggling with time management, procrastination, and/or focus
- Challenges in home organization and de-cluttering
- Adults searching for more planning/action and support to complement their therapy
- Difficulty with relationships and emotional dysregulation, work, and/or finances
- Young Adults and Early Career
- Adults with Non-ADHD Partners
- Adulting With ADHD: Fresh Starts Group Coaching
- Adulting with ADHD: Momentum Group
Professional Training and Education:
- Positive Psychology and Advanced ADHD Coach Training with MentorCoach
- Life Coach Certified from The Life Purpose Institute
- Mentorship by Master Coach Jeff Copper
- Professional ADHD Coaches Group Member – led by Master Coach Alan Graham, PhD
- Mental Health First Aid Certified
- Created and Led Moneycalm Workshops
“Before coaching, I was very overwhelmed and confused as to why I was struggling. I would read tips and strategies but had trouble applying them to my life. Once I started, I learned I’m a verbal processor and I need to talk things out. I also learned it’s okay if the neurotypical way doesn’t work for me and there’s often a more ADHD-friendly way to do things. I really noticed a change in my attitude. I stopped trying to jam a square peg into a round hole. Now I’m curious to try different things. I feel confident I can figure out what’s not working for me and find what does. Working with Riley, I felt comfortable taking off the mask and being exactly how I am. It was great to work with a coach who also has ADHD and was very reliable so I can see that it’s possible to be that. I appreciated her emphasis on understanding the root of what was going on instead of immediately trying to fix things. Being able to laugh about stuff together is nice too, and to be able to share that.”
“Riley is incredibly friendly and welcoming. She helped me look at the full story instead of going straight to blaming myself or getting frustrated. The fact that she openly talks about her ADHD is actually really helpful because she’s so relatable. It would be hard to connect with someone who didn’t really get it on a personal level and was ‘telling me what to do’. Riley has a gentle approach. It was relieving to be understood. She’s easy to open up to and there are very few barriers to what you can talk about.”