Coach, Facilitator, Speaker, AuDHD Advocate
Allison and I were both diagnosed with Adult ADHD in. the past 3 or 4 years. Today she joins me to discuss our journey to being diagnosed, what the diagnosis has meant in our lives, and how we live successfully with Adult ADHD.
[00:59] – We’re starting year three of the AL4EP podcast. Thanks, listeners!
[01:38] – How my Adult ADHD diagnosis changed my life.
[03:49] – Allison shares her background growing up in Scotland and her work with others to help them carve out their own path.
[06:49] – Dino shares how seeing others he respected get diagnosed with Adult ADHD gave him the courage to pursue his own testing.
[12:30] – Dino reveals what adults with Adult ADHD often struggle with.
[13:23] – Dino shares an experience from his past that helped him pinpoint the patterns of ADHD in his life.
[14:42] – The guilt aspect of ADHD for adults.
[16:06] – Allison shares how a building designed to promote collaboration left her feeling like she was going mad.
[19:44] – Allison shares why it’s more common to have ADHD and autism than one or the other.
[21:05] – How the ongoing “ADDinoed” joke turned into a health diagnosis for Dino.
[21:22] – How after several misdiagnoses, finally being diagnosed with ADHD was like a weight being lifted, permitting Allison to, at long last, fully be herself.
[24:10] – How seeing others face the challenge of ADHD and be successful offers a glimmer of hope for others who might be suffering in the same way.
[24:51] – Dino shares how getting the ADHD diagnosis was like the shift from the minor 3rd to the major 3rd.
[25:53] – Why it’s NOT laziness.
[26:50] – Allison shares her journey to making healthier dopamine choices.
Dino at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other Allison Bennie links:
Authentic Leadership For Everyday People / Dino Cattaneo
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