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About Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast
What started as a show dedicated to getting organized back in 2010 has since become a valuable resource for people living with ADHD. Through Taking Control: The ADHD Podcast, Nikki Kinzer and Pete Wright strive to help listeners with support, life management strategies, and time and technology tips, dedicated to anyone looking to take control of their lives in the face ADHD.
About the Hosts
For over a decade, Nikki Kinzer has been helping individuals and businesses reach success through better organization. As an ADHD coach, Nikki's passion is to partner with individuals and families, to help them to build positive life habits, reduce stress, and inspire them to take back control in their lives.
Pete is a broadcaster, photographer, teacher, and technologist in Portland, Oregon. He was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and has been working for more than a decade to build the living and organizational systems to support his work as a freelancer. As co-host of Taking Control, he serves to bring his experience living with ADHD to support others.
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It’s our last episode before the annual July break, and what a wonderful person we have to introduce you to this week! Dr. Michelle Frank joins us to talk about shame, our relationships, and the daily practice of getting back up on the horse with ADHD.
Who are you when who you are changes on a dime? That's the topic of the show today, with a bonus listener question to help you get the most out of online education while living with ADHD!
This week on the show, Nikki puts on the coaching hat to walk us through some of the questions that can help you walk out of decision paralysis and conquer your fear!
This week on the show, inspired by a listener request, Nikki and Pete are taking on how to talk to your loved ones after you receive your ADHD diagnosis and give you some tools you can use to frame the conversation to work toward shared understanding and growth.
ADHD Coach Caroline Maguire is about to celebrate the release of her new book and we’re thrilled she came back to share the story of the book, and why social skills are so critical for kids and adults alike in healthy development.
There's a brewing conversation on the value of late bloomers ... and what late bloomers can learn from those who've been blooming late with ADHD all along.
This week on the show, Nikki takes to the mic to interview Pete and Tommy Metz III about their anxiety podcast, ‘What’s That Smell?’
That little voice in your head? The one telling you that you have no business doing what you’re doing? That’s the resistance. And you can tell it to shove off.
Today we’re talking about what goes into hyperfocus with an eye on creating a more productive, targeted experience for ADHD that the experts have dubbed flow. Is it possible to build a model of understanding our hyperfocus states such that we can train our brains to get better at it? Join us and share your experience, too!
We received an email from just about the best boss in the world. Why? Because she asked a question that everyone living quietly with ADHD would like to hear their boss asking. In short: How can I help?
Do social situations exhaust you? Do you feel like your brain is working in overdrive to keep up with your environment? According to our guest this week, that’s a common refrain for those living with ADHD.
That first rush of relief that you feel when you’re handed the diagnoses of ADHD is exhilarating. And that feeling lasts for about three-and-a-half seconds, right up to the moment you ask yourself, what now? James Ochoa is back to help us with this question, and grappling with our very first ADHD Storms!
Today on the show we’re talking all about the practice that comes with making change, and how you can turn that library of notes and resources into something you can manage — one new skill at a time.
We spend a lot of time building gates and systems to protect ourselves from distraction of ADHD. But, what might we be losing at the expense of saying No?
One of the greatest muscles you can develop to help you relate to the world around you while living with ADHD is to become a better listener. Author Rebecca Shafir brings her communication skills — and her book on the subject — to help us out this week!