We’re talking about how the connections, challenges, and solutions associated with ADHD traits and growing your own business on today’s Fast Action Fridays.
My guest is Diann Wingert, a life and business coach for entrepreneurs, professionals, and creatives who identify with the strengths and struggles of ADHD traits, officially diagnosed or not.
During her 20-year career as a licensed psychotherapist, Diann saw far too many brilliant & capable women struggle with distractibility, procrastination, perfectionism, & self-doubt that held them back in their business, relationships and in life. The majority of them had no idea that the underlying issue was actually ADHD, including Diann herself.
In today’s interview, Diann shares more about the ADHD traits, how and why so many entrepreneurs have them, why it’s often misdiagnosed in females, and some excellent fast action tips for turning those challenges into solutions to help grow your business. Be sure to check out her free resource!
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More about Diann
Her favorite color is orange. Diann shared that according to experts in Color Psychology: “Those with Orange color personality strengths tend to be witty, spontaneous, generous, optimistic, eager and bold. They need fun, variety, stimulation, and excitement. Freedom to act is also important to an Orange. Oranges have energy and like to bounce around to different projects or tasks.”
“If that doesn’t describe me, I’m not sure what does.”
KAT NOTE: That certainly fits my impression of Diann when we finally got together for a one on one chat.
After her own mid-life diagnosis, Diann is on a mission to help other gifted, creative & entrepreneurial women achieve their true potential through radical self-acceptance, identifying and leveraging their unique strengths & creating an ADHD friendly business and life.
Diann’s website is www.diannwingertcoaching.com. Her shiny new podcast for the driven, but distracted entrepreneur is called The Driven Woman and can be found on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify. Episodes are 10-15 minutes so you get what you need and get back to work!
Fun and Unusual facts about Diann:
- A few of her favorite things: Bulletproof Coffee, extra crispy bacon, virtual reality spinning classes, sci-fi and psychological thrillers, my treadmill desk, neurodiversity, oxfords, simple, elegant design, solid colors, essentialism
- Loves personality tests!
- Enneagram 7 – The Enthusiast
- Tendency – Questioner (from “The Four Tendencies” by Gretchen Rubin)
- Diann once dated a celebrity – if you’re old enough to remember MacGuyver or StarGate, the star of both shows, Richard Dean Anderson, was her boyfriend when she was 19 and he was just starting to break into acting in daytime TV on the soap opera General Hospital.
- Diann was adopted at birth and met her birth mother for the first time at the age of 35.
Get the Free Resources
Whether you’ve been diagnosed with ADHD, suspect you might have it, or just identify with some of the traits and challenges Diann shared, check out her free resource: 6 Steps to ADHD Mastery.
We don’t need to remain stuck in struggle and challenge mode. Look for solutions that can work for you, then take the action steps to move forward on your unique path to success.
Other ways to connect with Diann:
Have you or close family and friends been diagnosed with ADHD? How has that affected your life and ability to move forward in your career or business?
How well do you relate to the four drivers that Diann mentioned: interest, challenge, novelty, urgency?
If you want to chat, schedule a meeting with me here.
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