MY ADHD STRUGGLES AND SUCCESSES
WELCOME! I AM SO GLAD YOU HAVE FOUND MY WEBSITE!
Let me tell you a little about myself. I am a trailblazer, pioneer, and visionary disrupter. Fear is my best friend. When I see a truth, I bravely rise up to the occasion. I am on a mission to end the needless suffering that those (myself included) with ADHD go through and banish the ADHD stigma.
I am a a certified ADHD life coach and a Professional Organiser trainer. This is an unusual combination, even more so for the UK ADHD market.
I have been told by UK ADHD professionals in the field that I have done more to further ADHD knowledge and understanding in the UK than any other ADHD coach.
Meet me here as I give an interview for ADHD Lives.
Plus, I have written two self-help books for those with ADHD, and one self-help book for Professional Organisers, and many training courses for professional ADHD women.
If that isn’t enough, I live with the internal and external challenges of disorganisation, chaos and internal overwhelm on a daily basis, and I will tell you, it is really difficult. You see, I have ADHD. If that isn’t enough, I am married, and mum of 5 children, with more than 1 ADHD child…
In November 2020 I became the first ADHD coach in the UK to receive PAAC accreditation to the PCAC level. PAAC is the Gold Standard in ADHD coach credentialing, and is the only ADHD coaching credential in the world.
I use the ADHD tools that I learned along my journey to guide my clients and trainees to handle the internal overwhelm and external chaos.
Through the many years of hard work, and sheer will power I have turned my inner critic into my inner best friend. I now live the successful ADHD life.
Through the training program you will learn how to teach your ADHD clients to create their simplified, organised life. Yes, even with their ADHD.
Even with my busy family life, and the mess that is constantly being created, there is only ever one layer of mess in my home…I still live from one self-made crisis to the next, and they are many…
I now use the tools I have learned to laugh, learn, and move on.
As a wife, mum and businesswoman living successfully with ADHD, I am proof that ADHD women worldwide can live their ADHD success life.
I realised early on, that getting organised and learning to manage my time was the root of my personal and busines success.
I searched high and low for the answers to my disorganised inner and outer chaos. I couldn’t find those answers anywhere. I read so many self-help books on decluttering and home organisation.
They did not resonate with me, they actually made me feel worse.
THE START OF MY ADHD TRANSFORMATION
I was overwhelmed with the many demands from my job and my family. I wanted a career that I would find fulfilling, and that I would be making a difference to the lives of my clients. I wanted a career that would allow me to create my own hours that would work for my growing family. One day I was reading a magazine, and I saw an advert for a Professional Organiser training program. I didn’t turn the page.
My inner voice told me that even in my disorganised chaos, this is what I needed. I needed to learn this as a career and thereby help myself. I impulsively signed up on the spot! (I lived with terrifying fear of the unknown for two months until the program started…)
This 5 session basic training program was the springboard for my life change. In those 5 weeks I turned over my entire home, and filled a skip with my clutter…
When my home was finally decluttered and organised, I felt so light, and focused. I felt liberated beyond belief.
At the same time, I realised that most of my clients displayed similar patterns of behaviour and internal challenges. I read up about this and I realised I was looking at undiagnosed ADHD/ADD in women. I wanted to help my clients find their ADHD success.
I looked further to help them. There was no training program in the UK, so I went further afield to the USA.
Sometime during the start of the ADHD coach training program, I realised the source of my inner chaos and overwhelm – undiagnosed ADHD. This was the epiphany that changed my life.
I graduated and founded Focus with Faigy in 2015. I didn’t realise how behind the UK ADHD market is from the USA. I went through many tough times.
As a pioneer, my journey was exciting, but lonely and beyond frustrating. A pioneer bravely addresses the stigma and educates the community. This is my mission. For this reason, I am very active on social media. I created the Focus Success Program. Find out more about it here.
Five years on I have been told by ADHD professionals in the field that I have done more to further ADHD knowledge and understanding in the UK than any other ADHD coach.
FOCUS WITH FAIGY AND ORGANISE PRO
Moving onto Organise Pro. I rebranded, and created two separate businesses, Organise Pro, and Focus with Faigy, ADHD coaching. As far as I know this is the only company in the UK that provides these two services side by side.
I understood that there was simply no way that I alone could help so many women. I compiled the organising tools into a training program. Since an overwhelming majority of organising clients have ADHD, and a large majority of our Professional Organiser Trainees have ADHD, the business strategies, and the organising tools are all tailored for the ADHD brain.
I am passionate about supporting you as you establish your successful business. This is due to my own difficult experiences, with no support when setting up my Professional Organiser business back in 2013. I do this by setting up the Facebook group for Professional Organisers, so you have the opportunity to interact with me, and by offering mentoring sessions together with the training program.
The feedback from the first training program back in 2016 was phenomenal. the course was so successful that a year later, in 2017 I moved the Organise Pro System online, offering Professional Organiser training for women worldwide.
I created the Organise Pro System, “Simplify – Systemise – Success.”
The program supports Professional Organisers in creating their balanced life as they build their dream business.
We focus on “Organised and Systemised, NOT Neat and Tidy.”
Through the program, you will learn the simple organisational tools that your clients need in order to THRIVE.
Switch over to Focus with Faigy.
In 2018 a certified coach approached me and asked me to train him as an ADHD coach. I agreed on the spot! Then I fell off the cliff! How on earth would I do this? I looked through my material and I realised that I had all the material plus some, to prepare this coach for his ADHD coaching journey.
I created the ADHD Accelerator Program, the only program in the world that supports coaches with the tools they need to come out of their own way and create their dream business.
My mission in this world is to empower ADHD women to embrace their many faceted roles and understand and celebrate who they are, to banish the shame and guilt, and bring in focus and clarity.
WHAT I HAVE LEARNED ALONG THE WAY
“Successful people make the most mistakes.” Since I have pushed through so many FEARS and moved so quickly along my career path, I have probably made more mistakes than the average woman. Success equals mistakes…
I don’t need to get my business to the perfect level, I just need to aspire to be good enough… (98% of my work with my organising clients is on combatting Perfectionism/Imposter Syndrome. This is a very strong ADHD trait.)
“The way you use your time equals your business success.” Your business success doesn’t happen in a flash of magic. It happens slowly, minute by minute by the seemingly small almost invisible choices that you make. Your decision to press the snooze button for that extra 10 minutes, means that you don’t manage to do your Yoga time that day. This directly impacts your productivity, creativity and overall mood. Yes, it’s not fair, but such is life…
To succeed in business, FEAR needs to become your constant companion. So many women mistakenly believe that if they experience FEAR then it is a sign that they need to back off. The opposite is true. If you are feeling fearful around a new business venture, and your FEAR is accompanied with some excitement, you are on the right track… FEAR is my best friend. I am constantly moving forwards in my career. I now put FEAR in my back pocket…and move through to the next stage. FEAR stands for false expectations appearing real. Fear is just a reaction to your false beliefs.
When you have moved through your FEAR, you see that there is no FEAR, only a deep inner peace, and satisfaction.