Bridging the Gap in ADHD Supports for Women
I bring high-touch supports, like coaching and small group discussion, to an often underserved population: women and mothers with ADHD who live in the real world.
Picture me in stained gym clothes circa 2015.
I knew I wanted to meet other women and mothers with ADHD. But I was and continue to be, an awkward introvert who hides behind her computer.
So I figured why not start a website that offers solid info, and then build a community around that. I started researching and writing and crossed my fingers that I’d find my people.
In 2017 I went to my first ADHD Conference and was completely overwhelmed learning about coaching and podcasts and youtube and #ADHD on social media.
I wanted to form relationships with other women,
not take pictures of myself all day.
The obvious solution was to get involved:
Joined conference committee
Started speaking about ADHD (in front of actual people)
Facilitated peer support groups for ADDA
Grew my network
Dabbled in podcasting
Took coaching classes
I started the Enclave in 2019 because I wanted to gather women together for learning and support in small-groups. At the time nobody understood what I was doing. They kept asking me if it was like Facebook.
In 2022 I started coaching individuals. And guess what? I still believe that support should be accessible to women and mothers with busy lives who do not have unlimited time or financial resources. (women and mothers living in the real world)
These past eight years I’ve watched ADHD explode online.
I observed the price of ADHD coaching and community skyrocket during the pandemic.
People who didn’t get what I was doing in 2019 now have much higher priced offerings than I, full of flashy marketing and stylized photos.
It’s tempting to jump on the train and do the same thing everybody else is doing but…
…my intuition tells me that a softer, quieter approach based on relationships is the right one for me.
You may be wondering – Who is this chick?
I’m glad you asked. I’m Liz Lewis. My clients call me a coach, or maybe a facilitator. I love having conversations with other women. But really I’ve always been a writer.
I’ve been researching and learning about ADHD for 8 years, and I’ve been sharing what I’ve learned with other women here on this site and in presentations.
Right now I’m working on my first book about ADHD women, motherhood, mental health and so much more. I have every reason to believe I will turn in the manuscript on time.
In my “spare” time you’ll find me at home with my MacBook, my husband, my son, my plants and one very needy dog. You might also find me reading, working out, or watching trash tv. Sometimes all at once.
It took 40+ years, a lot of therapy, and some specific training, but over time I started to define myself as a whole, complex human.
Now I get to help other women through my writing, coaching, and volunteer work.
You’ll never hear me call myself an “expert” because I don’t have anything to prove.
If you have a question I can’t answer, I’ll go ask someone who can.
I prefer thoughtful, honest conversations to loud marketing gimmicks.
I’m still the same awkward introvert.
You deserve the space to learn about how your brain works, and to get support that honors your unique situation.
That’s why I created healthyadhd and all of this stuff.
Any other questions? Don’t hesitate to email me. My inbox is always open.