From the outside I had it all. I was an accomplished competitive swimmer, a US Naval Academy graduate and forward-deployed helicopter pilot who was managing teams of sailors much older than I.

But inside I was always struggling, overwhelmed by the minutiae of daily life. Always trying to “catch up,” I didn’t take the time I needed to rest, nor even reach out to friends.

My struggles got even worse when I left the Navy and became an at home parent. How did all the other mothers make everything look so easy… and where did they get all their energy?

By the time I was diagnosed with ADHD and depression at age thirty-five, I had zero confidence in my ability to do anything.

Today, I have a new appreciation for my ADHD brain and no longer feel overwhelmed. I am confident in my abilities to do anything I want to do.

I have connected with others with ADHD brains and no longer feel ashamed or guilty for not being able to function like most of the world.

Most importantly, I can now finally show up as the real me. 

If this change is something that appeals to you, then I invite you to try Octopus ADHD Coaching. 

Together we will figure out what it is you need so you can reveal your real self,  stop apologizing for your brain and get things done.


I live near Seattle where I swim in the sea year-round, take part in citizen scientist projects supporting marine science and other environmental projects. My relaxation activities include dancing, swimming with friends, and crocheting amigurumi plants and animals.

I have a CACP credential from the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches* and an AACC  certification from the well-respected ADD Coach Academy.

*To achieve the CACP I had to show that my coaching meets the same standards as the ICF (International Coaching Federation) while providing coaching that is tailored specifically for each person's unique ADHD brain.