The ADHD Strategist with Michelle Raz Podcast

Sep 30 2020 13 mins 84

Welcome to The ADHD Strategist where we come together to talk about living with ADHD. We discuss the challenges & applying strategies that we face living with the disorder in ourselves or family and how to stay in control with our lives.Michelle Raz, your host, is a board certified coach devoted to ADHD, Academic and Career specialties. With the expertise that comes with thousands of hours of coaching individuals. She brings important topics to the surface and offers support so that you can thrive with ADHD.





5 Remote Learning Survival Tips
Sep 30 2020
5 Remote Learning Survival Tips We are in some really challenging times. The way we go about our life is changing minute by minute. Are you finding yourself in new roles? You might have just become a teacher or an academic coach and a home health care provider. Things that you didn’t typically think that would be in your repertoire but now are forced upon you by these new changes. the 5 remote learning survival tips can help. You might be feeling overwhelmed, confused and frustrated. I want to ease some of that frustration and fear of what you are now being strapped with. If you are having to help a college student or a public school student at home, I will be able to offer you some advice in this episode of The ADHD Strategist. I hope that these tips helped you. Advocate for yourself Resources: make sure you’ve got them in place Goals: Set them each week Read the syllabus: make sure you understand what the instructors want (rubric) Take charge of your time and get organized with accountability. If you do these five things, you will set yourself up during these challenging times for success. You might just help your student become an independent learner by doing the work on his or her own. Once you follow this for a few weeks, they will get into a routine and it will begin to flow. It’s going to be a different home environment but you can get into this flow and be successful. This is a time when we really need to embrace our duties. Things are changing day by day but you can put into place a routine at home that your students can adjust to quickly. Best of luck out there. If you have anything to share please feel free to reach out to me at www.razcoaching.com or www. coachingacademics.com. [email protected] Or follow my www.Instagram.com/razcoaching. I do daily mini blogs with tips of inspiration. I post almost every day. There’s something in there for you that can help you with your focus for the day.


Disrupt Your Career with This Course
Sep 08 2020 1 mins  
What is Career Exploration Webinar Course about? This Disrupt Your Career Exploration Webinar course concentrates on looking into one’s strength, interests, personality, aptitude and creating strategies to overcome any obstacles related to executive functioning deficits that may keep one from pursuing their dreams in a particular career. How can this class help me? If you are struggling with deciding what career is best for you or how to incorporate your best strengths into a career, this will help you to reach your own potential in a given career. Who is this class geared toward? This is course is best for a college student or recent graduate. High school students who are looking at which major to declare will find this beneficial as well. What types of things will I be working on? Career Development and early career dreams and interest Skills, accomplishment and aptitude How personality traits factor into career choices Prioritizing work and leisure values Personal challenges and possibilities to overcome them Is this class for graduating seniors in high school or younger? Yes, if they are contemplating which major to pursue or career path Is this class for students in college? Yes, this is an excellent course to identify your strengths, interests and pathway to your dream career. Or make sure you are on the right track and what steps to take next. What about adults taking this class who are in the workplace? This would be a good course for adults who are feeling that they may need a change of career to redefine themselves or find a new passion that better aligns with their interests, skills and lifestyle. We will be offering a class geared towards this type of client in the near future. DON'T MISS THE ONE COURSE THAT COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE! Disrupt Your Career Learn MORE HERE: Follow us on Instagram for Disrupt Your Career motivation tips at Raz Coaching



Dark Side of Remote Learning
Sep 07 2020
Dark Side of Remote Learning for Students with Disabilities COVID 19 has caused a pandemic that brought a lot of changes to our way of living. One of the most affected areas is education, especially for students with disabilities. The pandemic has resulted in schools shut all across the world and as a result, education has changed drastically with the rise of remote learning where lectures will take place remotely on digital platforms. While schools are having a transition from traditional face to face classes to online education, there are several issues that must be given attention to. A big portion of that is the disadvantages of remote learning to students with ADHD. The following are the potential Dark side of remote learning. Barriers to education through remote-learning practices that students with disabilities may encounter along the process discussed in this podcast episode: Need for one on one instructional support challenges. Behavior Modification and intervention needs. Mental Health issues: Depression, Anxiety, and Isolation. Students with disabilities are at higher risk due to the needs and impacts for remote learning mentioned above. Amid the challenges and risks, the most important thing to keep in mind is the education and safety of students and teachers must be balanced. Education is important but enjoying and learning through the process is what makes it more valuable. Can you think of other challenges that might get in the way during remote learning sessions? Let me know! go ahead and Ask Raz! for personal feedback, just click the link: https://www.razcoaching.com/ask_raz/ If you have anything to share please feel free to reach out to me at www.razcoaching.com or www. coachingacademics.com. [email protected] Or follow my www.Instagram.com/razcoaching. I do daily mini blogs with tips of inspiration. There’s something in there for you that can help you with your focus for the day.


Covid and College Challenges
Aug 25 2020
Covid and College Challenges College time may be fun and exciting. But it also has a fair share of challenges especially now that Covid-19 has affected everything including education Becoming a college freshman is a big step to young adulthood. It is the most awaited time for students to finally have their freedom, freedom from home, freedom from their parents' rules, and freedom from high school. Entering college is a new era of making friends and opening up themselves to the excitement and fear that goes along with it. Adapting to the new normal things has never been easy. Let's discuss some of the possible challenges that you may encounter along your college journey. What possible solutions can you do to still create memories? Now that the COVID 19 has turned the world upside down and schools have transitioned to online learning, you might feel that you're still stuck to where you are before, you still live in the same house as your parents and you still have to follow their rules. You can think of it that way, but you can make it the best time to learn more about what you can improve and develop in yourself. Leaving home can be pretty exciting but being ready before leaving is another level. Can you cite other examples of Covid and College Challenges you might encounter in your first year as college students that are not listed above? I'm here to listen, Ask Raz! Leave me a message. Just click the link: https://www.razcoaching.com/ask_raz/ or visit my instagram www.instagram.com/razcoaching


Help! I have ADHD and I can’t work from home
Aug 18 2020
Help! I have ADHD and I can’t work from home Talk about change, this pandemic has made a huge impact on how the world works, thinks and lives. Working from home has become a part of the new normal. During these challenging and uncertain times, almost all businesses large and small has made a transition to work remotely. Having objectives that would be beneficial for both the company and the employee, aiming to protect the people and to keep the business up and running. While it is mandatory to adapt to big changes like this, people with ADHD tend to think that they cannot work from home. The reality is, you can! In this episode I share some of the tips on how to start working from home. First and golden rule: Do not check your emails before your start to work Staying and working at home has become a challenge for everybody but it will become easier when you finally found the proper ways and strategies that goes along with it. It may be hard but it is not always a challenge. The best attribute that can help you is to be creative and think of what can help you achieve and deliver work in no time. For all our friends with ADHD, everyday can be tough but look at it as an opportunity to be better, to be more productive and to be more creative than yesterday. The tips above are just some of the guidelines that will help you overcome the thinking “I can’t work from home” because, you can! Let me know your concerns on this matter, go ahead and Ask Raz! for personal feedback, just click the link: https://www.razcoaching.com/ask_raz/ If you have anything to share please feel free to reach out to me at www.razcoaching.com or www. coachingacademics.com. [email protected] Or follow my www.Instagram.com/razcoaching. I do daily mini blogs with tips of inspiration. There’s something in there for you that can help you with your focus for the day.






How One ADHD College Student Deals With Challenges
May 21 2020
Listen to Ross, a college student with ADHD, talk with Academic and Career Coach Michelle Raz of Raz Coaching about his Challenges with ADHD as a college student. In this episode Ross and Michelle dig deep into his journey through figuring out what works for him to be a successful college student managing ADHD on his own. You will learn the words of advice Ross got to get through the boring and mundane work and how he had to look within himself to find solutions to his problems. The support source he has received enables him to face his failures and feeling of shame. Hear what it took to get him on a positive academic path. A key takeaway for him and pivotal question he began to ask himself when procrastination and low motivation set in was: "Where has this procrastination led me in the past and did I like that?" Learn where this journey has taken him Hear where he is now academically This is a great episode for parents of ADHD college students and motivational for ANY current or future college student. Please forward and share with someone you feel needs to hear Ross' story. If you want more podcasts, blogs, videos on life with ADHD visit Michelle's website at www.razcoaching.com or www. coachingacademics.com. or email her at [email protected] Also, you can follow her at www.Instagram.com/razcoaching. She has many mini blogs with tips of inspiration. There’s something in one of her outlets there for you that can help you with your ADHD struggles and challenges. She even has an App on her website to ask questions. "Ask Raz!".













Coronavirus Pandemic & Your ADHD Creativity
Mar 14 2020
The Coronavirus Pandemic Needs Your ADHD Creativity Calling all creatives and out of the box thinkers! If you are following me and reading this then that is YOU. We are in a time that calls for us to tap into our inner creative energy to navigate through our current world crisis. How do we respond to our duty to protect our vulnerable and go about our daily business while minimizing the hysteria? What can we do to slow our movement and isolate ourselves yet remain productive in our career paths while managing our anxiety? How do stay engaged with our family, friends and co-workers and protect ourselves while managing our fears? The way we handle the stress that the pandemic is causing our world will determine how we recover from the overall effect it is currently having on ALL OF OUR LIVES. This demonstrates more than ever our ONE WORLD ECONOMY and need for global solutions. When times have been tough in my life whether it be in work, child rearing or personal matters, I got through many days with this mantra. "This Too Shall Pass." It gave me a sense of calm and foresight that there was a light at the end of the tunnel of this Coronavirus Pandemic. (COVID-19) How can we CREATIVELY steer our lives NOW in the most sensible direction for when it does pass? Raz Coaching specializes in helping people with executive function challenges find careers they love and land them. Read more at www.razcoaching.com/about. Or sign up for the weekly blog or purchase my new book Happiness+Passion+Purpose. Exercises and strategies you can put to use immediately. AND follow at instagram.com/razcoaching for daily motivations


You Do You and Be A Frootloop
Mar 08 2020
You Do You! . Embrace all of what makes you unique and go with it. . It is precisely this mentality that will allow you to excel and shine in this very competitive world. . But HOW? It is so hard when my whole life I have been told to act a certain way or do a certain thing. . Tip: . Go on a mental journey to when you were young enough to not care what you did or how you acted and get in touch with what your innate interests and personality was like then. . Often you here people refer to successful people like this…. . ”They always were doing ________ . . From a young age they had ___________interests. . Fill in the blank with what that was for you! . For me, you could find me wandering around our blackberry infested backyard eating the plump fruit while building intricate villages out of random sticks, leaves and insects I found. . I was building my world and creating for hours. . I still have this desire to create and be in touch with nature and incorporate it into my work. . What about you? What makes you wonderfully different? . You Do You . Be A Frootloop in a bowl of Cheerios! Raz Coaching specializes in helping people with executive function challenges find careers they love and land them. Read more at www.razcoaching.com/about Or sign up for the weekly blog or purchase my new book Happiness+Passion+Purpose. Exercises and strategies you can put to use immediately. AND follow at instagram.com/razcoaching for daily motivations


Your ADHD  Mind Needs This
Feb 29 2020
Your ADHD Mind, Body & Soul Needs You To Get Outside! Spring is around the corner and is the perfect time for exploring the great outdoors; camping, swimming, running or any sport that gets you outside. Make this season the most by using this opportune time to delve into activities that utilize excess energy so common with ADHD. It may just benefit your ability to focus as well. This is great advice for all and especially for people the ADHD mind. Exercise has a positive effect on harnessing the ability to focus on things that may appear mundane to people with ADHD. Through diet and exercise, certain feel good hormones, endorphins, are released that may help someone with ADHD focus on the tasks they do not enjoy. So, start enjoying this spring lots of outdoor or physical activities. Exercise turns on the attention system, the so-called executive functions — sequencing, working memory, prioritizing, inhibiting, and sustaining attention,”….. “On a practical level, it causes one to be less impulsive, which makes them more primed to learn. Finding the right routine may be the key to developing a long-term exercise commitment. List activities you feel may be something you could enjoy. It is always helpful to see what activities would be a natural fit by taking into account body size and type. There are fun online quizzes to test your interests and body type in choosing a new activity such as doctoroz.com/quiz Raz Coaching specializes in helping people with executive function challenges find careers they love and land them. Read more at www.razcoaching.com/about Or sign up for the weekly blog or purchase my new book Happiness+Passion+Purpose. Exercises and strategies you can put to use immediately. AND follow at instagram.com/razcoaching for daily motivations.


ADHD Life Coach Addiction & Recovery
Feb 19 2020
ADHD Life Coach Addiction Recovery Helps Find Your Special It is not true that everyone is special. It is true that everyone was once special and still possesses the ability to recover it. An ADHD life coach for addiction can help. Addiction is a situation where both mind and body are suffering tremendously. So, it is unrealistic to expect an addict to have the discipline and will to fight their drug addiction. They need external resources. Addiction Life Coaching is a form of “Recovery Coaching” Support around recovery efforts Constant positive reinforcement Decision making guidance Life Style management Studies show that recovery with the presence of a coach helps and a third person element that is neither too close to the addict nor a judgmental figure is best. Coaches help relearn and refocus the decision making impulses through structure and strategies. People in recovery need support from peers, family and society members for remission. A life coach helps bring all the pieces together with these benefits Boosting inspiration to success Managing day to day life stressors Managing life style changes Accountability to the recovery plan A life coach sets the pattern for recovery and provides support along the way. In this episode listen to Coach Raz get it all out there with an in depth talk and analysis. Raz Coaching specializes in helping people with executive function challenges find careers they will love. Read more at www.razcoaching.com/about Or sign up for the weekly blog or purchase book Happiness+Passion+Purpose. It is packed full of exercises and strategies you can put to use immediately.


Disability Accommodations On The Job
Feb 13 2020
Disability Accommodations Employers Can Implement Promote Self Advocacy on the job In this episode hear how you can ask for reasonable disability accommodations at your job. Executive Function Challenges are associated with many disabilities. ADHD is a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. It is not asking too much for adjustments to support a worker's needs reasonably. Employers can encourage new mentored employees to identify would be a reasonable accommodation for them. Many people are afraid to ask for a quiet workspace or help to break down large jobs into smaller chunks. Most employers would be happy for such a simple accommodation! Challenges Employers Face and Disability Accommodations Employers Can Easily Act on Create an open line of communication that is safe and free of judgment to promote mentored to feel comfortable asking for help and advice. Discuss some common ways to manage problems employees may have, such as the ones below: Asking for help We all need help from time to time, and it's important not to be afraid to ask for it. Encourage the mentored if they have disruptive thoughts or behaviors to ask a counselor if they have any ideas they can try that could help them control them. Stress Management on the job to reduce anxiety When they feel overwhelmed or frustrated, encourage them to seek advice right away. Or try sharing ways to self-calm like breathing techniques. The box breathing method of breathing in slowly for three counts, holding your breath for three counts and then releasing your breath for three counts for up to 10 minutes is a good one. This is a common technique to calm people down and gain focus. Distraction tips Does your company have an area that people who need a quiet space can go to? Encourage your mentored to use that space if he/she needs help focusing without distractions. Headphones can be a significant noise canceler and provide a physical reminder of your concentration goal. You could encourage them to bring in a fidget toy such as a fidget spinner or rubric's cube. It is proven that physical movement can help while trying to concentrate. Doodle! Writing notes and doodling while in a meeting can help you pay attention. Mentoring for motivation tip Create a short goal and set a timer on your phone for 10 minutes. Commit to focus on 1 task and accept whatever you got accomplished. When the time is up, regroup and set another goal and reset the timer. Keep this up for as long as it takes to feel accomplished. I have seen clients who use this and after the first 10 minutes, they have enough motivation to keep going and often end up in a hyper-focus mode and really accomplish a lot! You might just help more than the intern employee too. Since all employees can exhibit similar challenges experienced by someone with executive function challenges such as ADHD at different times of their lives, these strategies can have a positive effect on all trained employees within the company. By providing the structure and framework to handle executive function challenges for all, you will have a smoother running company with employees who have the knowledge and strategies to work through workplace challenges as they arise and feel connected to their workplace. Work to train and retain your recruits! Raz Coaching specializes in helping people with executive function challenges and find careers they will love and land them. Read more at www.razcoaching.com/about Or sign up for the weekly blog or purchase my new book Happiness+Passion+Purpose. It is packed full of exercises and strategies you can put to use immediately.



The Neuro Diverse Employee Podcast
Jan 31 2020
Neuro Diverse Employee Training Part II In this episode Michelle continues the conversation topic It is a common trait for neuro-diverse people to be employed in part-time work. They may have low pay jobs that lead to low disposable income and poor job stability. It is affecting our workplace in a big way. Research shows that graduates from university are reporting a disabiity at a rate of nearly 20 percent. it is highly probable that someone with neurodiversity struggles with comorbid conditions. This includes anxiety and depression. It leaves the person with frustration, low motivation and overwhelming thoughts with how to “get it together” in a career and life. BUT it does not need to be this way. Just as the weaknesses can derail ambitions of long-term employment, strengths one may develop through their disability can have a positive affect. It can soar the employee far above others in the work environment. Executive Functions I work with a large population that has challenges with executive functions. These challenges include time management, emotional regulations, procrastination, organization and motivation. I notice is that when a person with these challenges likes something, they have a laser-like focus, attention span and drive like no other. The focus often propels them so far into the knowledge base of a topic that they become self-taught experts. With the right strategies, tools and mentoring, they can be the shining star of a company. Often, they are just the very person capably of turning a failing business around with fresh ideas, well thought out visions and the drive to make it happen! Your company can take advantage of this during the hiring process and current training programs for neuro diverse people Train To Retain A sound employee apprenticeship or intern mentoring program can foster the positive attributes of all future employees by establishing a well-thought-out best practice training plan. I suggest creating a strong program with boundaries, routines and clear expectations with high accountability. You will you help potential recruits develop their strengths as an intern employee. It will also foster a kind of work environment that promotes community and self-empowerment. The result is a win-win for company productivity, lowering overall training costs and developing strong skillsets for future employees. A well-defined training program for all employees will empower recruits to perform with the company’s best interests in mind. Current treatment trends of stimulant and non-stimulant medications are proven to help people with executive function challenges in the workplace. But, it is when behavioral changes happen that empowerment for the employee begins to shift. Your program can help promote this shift in the neuro diverse employee. Raz Coaching specializes in helping people with executive function challenges find careers they will love. Read more at www.razcoaching.com/about . Or sign up for the weekly blog. Or purchase my new book Happiness+Passion+Purpose. You can access exercises and strategies you can put to use immediately.


Create Great Employees: Employers Listen Up!
Jan 24 2020
How To Create Great Employees: It is The Invisible Economic Strain In Our Workforce that you can change! In this Episode Listen to Michelle Talk about this topic. Create great employees: In a labor market that is at a historic low, businesses are seeing a high rate of turnover and even ghosting in the workplace. It is a costly trend. Companies are seeing the value in shifting how they train to retain their employees. It is far less expensive to invest in quality training. A community mindset work culture that promotes employee retention is best; rather than continually training new employees. Also, this nurtured environment promotes employee’s self-worth. The end result is better work engagement and deeper relationships with fellow colleagues. The result is better morale, work productivity and lower employee turnover rates! The positive workplace connections and better knowledge base for the demands of their job has the potential for big payoffs. It is a benefit for the company in reduced hiring costs as well. This creates a win-win scenario. Talks of expanding apprenticeship programs are on the rise. In order for the efforts to be successful, it is important to understand what challenges this group faces. As a result, this will ensure quality training for the companies that want to train and hire them. According to research, there are approximately 20 million college students who entered college in the fall of 2018. 19.4% self-reported having a disability. This number has nearly doubled from 10 years ago and the impact on the educational system has been tremendous. Colleges across the U.S. are developing programs to meet the needs of these diverse students. The most prevalent disability is ADHD, a neurologically based disorder. Of the students surveyed, 79% of the students who reported a disability listed ADHD as their challenge. As these students enter our workforce, it would be beneficial for us to help them transition with strong skillsets. Often, these neurologically diverse groups need specific guidance and training. Unfortunately, skill sets may be assumed and overlooked for the average employee. This invisible disability flies under the radar and yet has a very impactful effect on job success. “knowledge itself is power.” Michelle R. Raz, M.A. Ed., is a professional executive function coach and educational consultant. Raz Coaching specializes in helping people with executive function challenges find careers they will love and land them. Read more at www.razcoaching.com/about Or sign up for the weekly blog. Or purchase my new book Happiness+Passion+Purpose. It is full of exercises and strategies you can put to use immediately.




Career Talk The One and Only Wilma Fellman
Dec 31 2019 24 mins  
In this episode, host Michelle Raz interviews her career coaching colleague and mentor, Wilma Fellman. Wilma has been a licensed professional counselor for over 30 years, specializing in ADHD, LD and other life challenges. Her work has helped many people struggling to find the right career. She is the author of The other Me: Poetic Thoughts on ADD for Adults, Kids, and Parents and Finding a Career That Works for You. She, also, contributed to the book, Understanding Women with ADHD. As a constant contributor to ADDitude Magazine, Attention Magazine and Blog Talk Radio, she continues to impact this niche population. Her work is the inspiration for Michelle's book, Happiness Passion Purpose, and wrote the foreword as well. You will have some great takeaways and insight from this episode. To listen to past podcast shows go to www.razcoaching.com where you can also download extra freebies including booking a free consultation session. As a Board Certified Coach, with over 2,500 one on one coaching hours and Career Service Specialist, Michelle has the expertise you need to make your change. She has a gift of helping you tap into your hidden desire, dreams and aspirations through her career coaching method. She unearths your strengths and problem solves your perceived obstacles. You can live the creative life you have dreamed of (desire) and that is exactly how Michelle models herself. She believes in her clients. Her unique approach sets her aside from others, which helps you discover and make step by step action plans to FIND or REDEFINE YOU and your ultimate dream career and life.


Career Talk with Wilma Fellman
Dec 31 2019
In this episode, host Michelle Raz interviews her career coaching colleague and mentor, Wilma Fellman. Wilma has been a licensed professional counselor for over 30 years, specializing in ADHD, LD and other life challenges. Her work has helped many people struggling to find the right career. She is the author of The other Me: Poetic Thoughts on ADD for Adults, Kids, and Parents and Finding a Career That Works for You. She, also, contributed to the book, Understanding Women with ADHD. As a constant contributor to ADDitude Magazine, Attention Magazine and Blog Talk Radio, she continues to impact this niche population. Her work is the inspiration for Michelle's book, Happiness Passion Purpose, and wrote the foreword as well. You will have some great takeaways and insight from this episode. To listen to past podcast shows go to www.razcoaching.com where you can also download extra freebies including booking a free consultation session. As a Board Certified Coach, with over 2,500 one on one coaching hours and Career Service Specialist, Michelle has the expertise you need to make your change. She has a gift of helping you tap into your hidden desire, dreams and aspirations through her career coaching method. She unearths your strengths and problem solves your perceived obstacles. You can live the creative life you have dreamed of (desire) and that is exactly how Michelle models herself. She believes in her clients. Her unique approach sets her aside from others, which helps you discover and make step by step action plans to FIND or REDEFINE YOU and your ultimate dream career and life.


Best Gift to Give For The Holidays!
Dec 09 2019
Give the gift of presence this holiday. It is what makes for lasting memories as the gift that truly keeps giving! Practicing “Mindfulness” as the Key to a Peaceful Holiday Season “The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.“ -- Thich Nhat Hahn This holiday season is a great reminder of what truly makes memories that will last a lifetime. It isn't the number of gifts we receive but rather the time we spend with our loved ones. In short, it’s the act of being present. A person struggling with ADHD or other executive functions may need direction this time of year on how to become connected to the true gifts of the holiday season of love joy and compassion. The term “mindfulness” is the energy that helps us recognize the conditions of happiness that are already present in our lives. As Thich Nhat Hahn, the renowned Vietnamese Buddhist teacher would remind the world to do -- Be present, be in the moment and Enjoy life. Here is a list of some ways you can help create a peaceful holiday: being mindful can bring you joy in every moment. Be connected to your breath. Conduct a simple breathing exercise of inhaling and saying to yourself, "I am here" Then, breath out and feel the air leave your body for a few seconds. This can bring you back into the moment and leave you feeling connected with yourself, again. 2. Pick a healthy way to take care of yourself. Take a walk. Walking mindfully and slowly while paying attention to the sensations on the bottom of your feet offer other personal experiences. Notice how the body moves as you walk with awareness. Take one step at a time. Prioritize your time. Start each day with a few minutes of quiet time. Reflect on the day ahead to help you prioritize your tasks and stay in tune with your emotional state. Recognize important things that need to be done. Identify any stressors and decide how you plan to address them. This process can help you follow through successfully each day. Actively listen to one another. As students get excited for the holidays and receive an academic break from school, it can be a stressful time in the household. Elementary students are exploding with boundless energy while anticipating once-per-year events. High school and college students are studying frantically for their final exams. Parents are preoccupied with navigating their holiday to-do lists. The combination of feeling overwhelmed, being excited with the seasonal events and the reality of academic stress can severely affect family relationships. Now is the time to encourage one another to identify the feeling. What emotion are you experiencing? Are you sad, stressed, angry, anxious, joyful, disappointed, excited or embarrassed? Accept the authenticity of your feelings and express the emotions verbally. By expressing your feelings it can release negative emotions. Also, by being an active listener, you can demonstrate that you are present and validate the needs of others. When you practice mindfulness, you are in a state of concentration. Because you are , and can sustain that awareness, it is said that you are concentrated. By being fully concentrated, you have an opportunity to make a breakthrough – and to achieve insight. This practice of cultivating stillness in your life, loving speech and deep listening will bring joy and happiness to others and yourself. This holiday, achieve the true gift of happiness and joy by being in the moment and being present for others. It may be the most joyous season yet when all feel that their needs are being heard and therefore met. Michelle R. Raz, M.A. Ed., is a professional executive function coach and educational consultant.


Home For The Holidays!
Nov 22 2019 8 mins  
Home For The Holidays! As students get excited for the holidays and receive long academic breaks, it can be a time that adds stress to the family household. Elementary students are exploding with timeless energy while anticipating the events of the season. High school and college students are planning their off time with friends. Maybe, they are even inviting out of town friends to stay at home with them. Or they are frantically studying for their final exams and can’t even respond to your calls about their plans for the break. You are anticipating the onslaught of entertaining, messes and the joy it all brings but feel a sense of stress pending as well. You are pre-occupied with navigating the holiday to-do list and your tolerance is low. The stress can affect even the most “chill” family in a negative away. Here are a few ways to be proactive and set the tone for a smoother holiday season this year. You deserve a peaceful holiday! In this video episode, you will hear Michelle address the issues. She keeps it short and informative. Michelle R. Raz, M.A. Ed., is a professional executive function coach and educational consultant. Raz Coaching specializes in helping people with executive function challenges associated with ADHD, PTSD, Stress, TBI’s and ASD find careers they will love and land them. Read more at www.razcoaching.com/about Or sign up for the weekly blog or purchase my new book Happiness+Passion+Purpose. It is packed full of exercises and strategies you can put to use immediately.







ADHD: The Job Search and Procrastination
Nov 01 2019 35 mins  
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder plus ambiguity equals stuck. And stuck equals procrastination, especially in the quest of casting yourself in a career or a job. Think about it. What do you want to be when you grow up? Do you know what are you good at? Is there a perfect job for you? How do you find it? In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, host and ADHD coach Jeff Copper has an open discussion with Michelle Raz. She is the owner of http://www.razcoaching.com and premier ADHD coach,. The focus is around the challenges of getting past the ambiguity and procrastination for those with ADHD to get a job. Michelle brings some particularly enlightening expertise through working with college students. If you are looking to move forward in life, this is a show you don't want to miss. Attention Talk Radio is the leading site for self-help Internet radio shows. The show focuses on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder (ADD). This includes managing symptoms of attention deficit disorder, adults with ADD, or adults who have children with ADHD. Hosted by attention coach Jeff Copper. It is designed to help adults and children (particularly those diagnosed with or impacted by attention deficit disorder or its symptoms) in life or business who are stuck, overwhelmed, or frustrated. It will help adults and children get unstuck and moving forward by helping to open their minds and pay attention to what works.


ADHD Coaching: My Personal Road
Oct 30 2019
In this episode, I share with you my own personal road to ADHD coaching. It has been many years, since I went down the road to research, investigate strategies and find the help my family needed. It inspired me to launch a career in ADHD coaching over a decade ago. I am still going strong at it! I look for new ways to inspire people and provide guidance on their own journey to find strategies that will work in their lives. So that’s what is what has driven my passion for ADHD. Over many years I’ve been able to help hundreds of people. This journey has turned into my passion and purpose. I continue to want to share this with other people. At Raz Coaching, I specialize in helping people with executive function challenges associated with ADHD, PTSD, Stress, TBI’s and ASD find careers they will love and land them If you have a story to share about your own journey with ADHD, I would like to hear it. email at [email protected] or visit my website for more information at www.razcoaching.com . Or My academic site at www.coachingacademics.com where you can learn how I help students succeed in college. My academic coaching program is designed specifically for people who struggle with executive function challenges. This is a very structure and high accountability program. It specifically deals with time management, working memory, procrastination, motivation and emotional regulation. People have called it THE SILVER BULLET to college success! If you know of someone that might need ADHD help, please send them to my website where they can gain a lot information for free.

























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