My full name is Jaklin but most of my best friends call me Jak. Since we’re going to be ADHD besties, you choose. ;)
I was diagnosed with ADHD as a kid but I was not medicated and did not do anything about it. I didn't notice the impact until law school (though looking back I see how pervasive it was). I began experiencing depression, anxiety & chronic overwhelm. I was smoking pot every night to numb my brain. I sought out therapy and learned that the depression and anxiety were a byproduct of being a women with ADHD in a world not designed for my brain.
I am now a certified health/life coach through Institute for Integrative Nutrition and almost finished with my ADHD coach certification through ADDCA. This is a total of 2 years training.
I learned a ton from my trainings, but I believe what makes me an awesome coach is that I'm right in the trenches doing the work with you. I personally have learned how to embrace the strengths of my ADHD, manage the challenges, and design a lifestyle that accommodates those strengths and struggles. This is what I promote and support my clients through.