Neurodiversity Inclusion Coaching

Advantages to hiring the best Neurodiversity Inclusion Training

October has been ADHD awareness month and, as it draws to a close, it got me thinking about the benefits of neurodiversity inclusion training. Diversity and inclusion initiatives have long tracked the metrics of race, gender, sexual orientation and disability. However neurodiversity metrics haven’t been focused on much at all.

Young people showing Neurodiversity inclusion training benefits
Neurodiversity inclusion training can help a workplace or school redress imbalances and help people with ADHD cope. Photo © Naassom Azevedo on Unsplash

The U.S. lifetime prevalence of ADHD in adults aged 18 to 44 years of age is estimated to be 8.1% (National Institute of Mental Health, 2017). If we take into account that not everyone with ADHD has received a diagnosis — especially women, as their symptoms present differently from men — then the true figure maybe even higher.  

Neurodiversity inclusion training benefits

So why should neurodiversity inclusion training be a consideration in the workplace or education facility? Isn’t there enough to be working on without throwing in extra complications? Specifically it’s because there’s a very real danger of people with ADHD trying to hide their condition out of shame or a desire to ‘fit in’ if they don’t feel that they’re in a supportive space. And such behavioral modifications can lead to burnout. Or even a nervous breakdown. 

Neurodiversity inclusion training can help a workplace or school redress imbalances and help people with ADHD cope with the stress of working in a neurotypical world. It’s all about building a more inclusive environment for all team members. And the great thing about the training is that all employees and students will benefit from it — as it teaches empathy, communication skills and organizational tips. So why not reach out today to find out more about my personalized sessions that will fit in with your school or workplace? Or just to chat about neurodiversity? I’d love to hear from you. 

Mental Health

How to uncover the real you with neurodiverse coaching

If we start being honest about our pain, our anger, and our shortcomings instead of pretending they don’t exist, then maybe we’ll leave the world a better place than we found it.” – Russell Wilson
It’s easy to imagine that widespread mental health issues are a relatively modern occurrence – linked to excessive time on social media and screens perhaps –  but mental health month was actually established in the US back in 1949! And, for many years now, it is marked during the month of May worldwide.
This important initiative encourages people to open up about how they’re feeling and to lift the stigma that surrounds talking about mental health. And, of course, mental health issues are varied in type and extremity – everyone’s experience is unique. Which is why it is so important to find someone who can help you navigate your neurodiversity.

Why neurodiverse coaching matters

As a neurodiverse coach I help people discover their strengths and lean into them. I’m adamant that experiencing mental health issues should not be seen as a weakness in any way. It’s hard to fit into a neurotypical world and try to mask our differences in order to be accepted. Moreover I can also help with hacks to mitigate any perceived weakness that may be part of the neurodiverse experience.  I support you to make the most out of yourself.
Ariadne Ferro neurodiverse coach
As a neurodiverse coach I aim to help people discover their strengths and lean into them

How Ikigai can bring out the best in you

What makes me unique as a certified coach is my knowledge of the Japanese concept of Ikigai. This is all about identifying your reason to get up in the morning (and doesn’t need to relate to work!). In other words, it’s about slowing down and letting go of the Western concept of doing everything at high speed. Stopping to smell the roses.

A fundamental part of this process is discovering what our values are – and learning to live by them:

• Find your community and play a role in it.
• Give back to those less fortunate.
• Be grateful for all you do have.
• Spending time with people who inspire you is also crucial.

These are all steps on the way to figuring out what gives your life meaning. 

And as your coach I can help you dig deep into these areas, guiding you to pinpoint your personal passions and giving your life a real sense of purpose. My aim is to help you find your Ibashoyour place where you can feel like you – so you no longer have to mask or cover your true self.

This May make mental health YOUR priority and uncover the real you


Suzanne McCullagh

Suzanne McCullagh