Scwair1 Podcast 07 : ADHD Curious? Exploring adult ADHD with Astrid McGuire

By February 6, 2023 April 19th, 2023 Scwair1 Podcast




‘Ever thought you think differently to other people?
As if your perspective of the world isn’t quite what others see?

Yep. Me too.

In this special live-recorded episode, I chat with ADHD coach Astrid McGuire about what to do if you recognise characteristics of ADHD in yourself but have never been diagnosed.

Astrid navigated school and corporate life in environments mostly not designed for neurodivergent people.
In her early 20’s she was referred to a coach which brought magic into her life and completely changed her for the better.
She left a successful corporate career to set up so  people could experience the same transformation with someone who actually gets it and has experienced the struggles first hand.
“If only, I knew that ADHD coaching existed back when I was younger, I could have taken control so much sooner! That is why I decided to leave a successful corporate career because I knew I needed to use my dedication and strength to help other professionals with this gorgeous brain. Through educating, accepting, and absolutely embracing your strengths.”

Our conversation kicked off  the second of my open• sessions – a series of 12-hour Zoom conversations where people can drop-in to talk and meet others who are like… or differently-minded.

We also opened up the ‘floor’ to questions from others on the call.

In our chat, Astrid talks about her background, how she dealt with her own diagnosis, how things have changed since the early days and how ADHD is sometimes misunderstood.

In this episode you’ll learn:

  • Why you shouldn’t rush into diagnosis.
  • That nothing is black and white.
  • Why you should take advice with a pinch of salt.
  • The importance of sleep.
  • How social media can be both useful and a problem.
  • How time-blocking helps your everyday.
  • Why ‘intensity’ of ADHD is a key.
  • Where to find help and advice.

You can find Astrid on LinkedIn.


Resources mentioned

ADHD 2.0  by Edward Hallowell

Four Thousand Weeks by Oliver Burkeman

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