Neurodivergent-Affirming Coaching

(In a World Made for Neurotypicals)

Build habits, manage distractions, problem-solve


While everyone’s brain develops similarly, no two brains function the same. 

If you are neurodivergent, you have a brain that works differently from the average or “neurotypical” person. There may be differences in social preferences, ways of learning, ways of communicating, and/or ways of perceiving your environment.

For example, you may have a distinctive facility towards detailed thinking or an affinity for analyzing patterns and problem-solving.  

At the same time, though you know what you need to do, you might have challenges doing what you know. The multiple and simultaneous activities spawned by all your creative ideas can be overwhelming and holding you back. 

You may be comfortable with rules and guidelines. At the same time, you are looking for more structure in your routines so you can manage your tasks across multiple settings.  

Challenges with social cues, non-verbal communication, and maintaining social relationships can feel isolating, exhausting, and depleting.

As a neurodivergent individual, you may feel isolated and vulnerable, or exposed and stigmatized in a society typically designed for neurotypical people. 


Does this sound like you or someone you love?


• I’m overwhelmed by the chaos in my life. I feel out of control.
• I can over-focus and get stuck, making it difficult for me to move forward.
• I’m constantly misplacing my keys and phone, especially when scrambling to get out the door.
• I don’t always say what I mean. It’s hard to express myself in ways that feel comfortable and genuine. 
• I’m afraid of making mistakes and am highly sensitive to criticism. 
• I’m distracted by various types of light and sounds, and sometimes touch, certain tastes, or smells.
• I get triggered, especially when I am stressed. 
• It’s tough to make decisions that are important to me.
• I want more control over my time.
• I have so many important things I need to do. I have trouble starting and prioritizing.
• I need to establish more habits. I have a love-hate relationship with routines.
• I can forget to take care of myself, such as brushing my teeth. 
• I must do things in a certain way, and I need to do it the right way.
• I tend to make quick choices and then second-guess myself later.
• I need to self-advocate but struggle to figure out what and how much to disclose about being neurodivergent.


What is Neurodivergent-Affirming Coaching?


Neurodivergent-affirming Coaching is a partnership that helps you live a more effective and satisfying life, by deepening your learning and improving your performance. 

We recognize and celebrate your unique strengths, abilities, and perspectives with the assertion that difference is not less than. We aim to empower you to navigate the challenges you face in a world that often expects conformity. You will learn about your unique experience living with neurodiversity, without being overwhelmed. 


Neurodivergent-Affirming Coaching helps you to:


• Recognize that your challenges as a neurodivergent individual are not personal shortcomings.
• Appreciate your strengths and transform your actions.
• Understand your own brain wiring.
• Change your perspective when you feel stuck.
• Learn new ways to work with procrastination, perfectionism, and staying on task.
• Discover personalized strategies for emotional regulation.
• Take charge to act instead of reacting.
• Examine sensory-friendly supports and environments to gain momentum. 
• Develop new ways to improve your long and short-term memory.
• Navigate social relationships to enhance your well-being and authenticity.
• Prioritize, make decisions, and act on what's most important to you.
• Enhance self-advocacy. 
• Deepen your self-awareness and look for options that lead to success.


Together we determine your strengths and challenges in the context of your life -- what you CAN do, rather than what you can't -- and design a game plan to get you to where you want to be. 

While acknowledging the difficulties that may accompany with neurodiversity, we recognize and celebrate your unique talents and capabilities, supporting you in your journey forward. 

You gain a clear understanding to make informed decisions for cultivating self-discovery and establishing enduring, constructive habits.

We create systems and approaches specifically suited to your needs, ensuring effective, sustained, and enduring transformations. You get the support that guides you in creating a more enriching life, with less stress and more joy. 




Cheryl is a great ADHD coach! I decided to work with Cheryl during an important transition in my professional life. I received an ADHD diagnosis as an adult, and having Cheryl's guidance, feedback, and support has helped tremendously as I continue to figure out how to manage my life effectively. I did not know exactly what to expect from an ADHD coach, and each session ended up producing something surprising and helpful. Cheryl's deep coaching background, empathetic manner, and well-structured program all contributed to the meaningful progress I've experienced during our time working together, and I'm sure I'll continue to benefit long into the future. Thank you, Cheryl!

  -Brock Bandolick


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