I'm Michelle and my superpower is ADHD!
I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 37 after a lifetime of struggling through school, well over a dozen jobs, at least 6 bouts of major depression, severe anxiety, and many ruined relationships with friends, colleagues and loved ones. After my diagnosis, I made it my mission to ensure that no person living with ADHD would struggle the way I did. People with ADHD are wonderfully wired and I absolutely love helping them discover their natural superpowers!
Within a year of being diagnosed I completed my training as an ADHD Coach graduating from the ADD Coach Academy as an ADD Coach Academy Associate Coach. I’m also an Affiliate Member of the Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance (CADDRA) - an independent, not-for-profit member alliance of medical and healthcare professionals supporting patients with ADHD as well as their families. In addition to working with clients, I also work to raise awareness about the challenges of living with ADHD, the importance of early diagnosis, and how each person living with ADHD can discover their own unique strengths and superpowers to thrive in a world designed for neurotypicals.
I’m also a graduate of the Martha Beck Life Coach Training Program and work as a life coach specializing in life transitions like moving, changing careers and finding greater satisfaction in all areas of life.
Though I'm based in the beautiful city of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, I also spend time in gorgeous Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and I work with clients from all over Canada and the United States.
When I'm not coaching I enjoy challenging myself at my local CrossFit box, hiking in the mountains, and renovating my vintage home.
Fun Facts About Me
I’m madly in love with all things Hawai’i. My cat’s name is Maui.
I’m a self-admitted CrossFit freak. My favourite exercise is deadlifts.
I grew up in Quebec and Prince Edward Island. I speak both French and Islander.
I love the Lord of the Rings Trilogy in both book and movie form.
I got my private pilot’s license when I was 16 years old.
Steve Martin, and everything about him including his banjo, his movies and his books rocks my world.
I lived North of 60 in the Northwest Territories for 12 years: 5 years in Norman Wells, and 7 years in Yellowknife.
The strangest food I’ve ever eaten (and liked) is alligator.
The most interesting place I’ve ever lived is Norman Wells, Northwest Territories. Population 600, no roads in or out except in winter when they build the ice road.
I’ve driven the ice road twice: 145 km (90 miles) northwest from Norman Wells to Fort Good Hope and back in a Ford F-350. I only got stuck once.
The farthest North I’ve been is Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada and the farthest South I’ve been is Volcano, Hawai’i.
If I could go back in time, I’d go to 1969 and be at Woodstock.
My favourite food is ice cream.