I am a Master Coach and HypnoTherapist specializing in ADHD since 2007.
I am the leading ADHD Coach and ADHD Coach Trainer in Denmark, and I have taught parenting programs since 2010 and ADHD Coach training since 2012. I have clocked more than 2500 coaching session hours with clients from 6 years old and up.
I focus on developing my clients’ cognitive skills and behaviors, in order to help them become better at managing their time, focus and temper, as well as rebuilding their self-worth.
My focus is on ADHD, however, I am happy to help differently wired people with Asperger’s, OCD, Tourette’s and other diagnoses – as well as ”normal” people with ”normal problems”.
My mother worked in special education her entire life, and she had a gift for bringing out the potential of the children, she worked with. I remember her getting flowers from parents when their child against all odds had learned to spell correctly – or even returned to the normal class and level.
With me, she was always challenging me and my brain. Little word games before going to bed, the list of things to do that was always in its place on the kitchen counter. “If it’s not on the list, you don’t seem to remember it.”, I remember her explaining.
She gave me plenty of challenges by letting me learn how to read, write and to math before I started school, and then continued to challenge me at the level I was at – and not the level my class was at. She would give me extra math assignments when I got home, because I ran out of homework, just to keep me challenged and have me sit at the kitchen table with her while she cooked. She also let me run off to do all the different sports that I could find in my small town, always supporting every new craze I came across. I am so thankful that she was always there and sad that she died from cancer in 2012.
When I was 18, while I was in high school, I started working as a freelance computer programmer to pay for my windsurfing and to save money for traveling. When I was 20 and standing on a mountain top in Australia, I realized that in order to save this beautiful planet, I had to work in clean tech. By 29 I had been enrolled in Engineering studies then Physics studies (where I spent a year in beautiful Boulder, Co) – and finally got my Ph.D. in Applied Physics with two articles in acclaimed Science Magazine.
The week after that I started what corresponds to a Masters degree in Product Design from Denmarks Design School. By 31 I was a consultant in the creative industry in Denmark and I had a table in production with world famous Fritz Hansen.
By 33 (in 2007) I transitioned into full-time coaching.
One of my first clients was a 40-year-old designer and newly diagnosed with ADHD. I didn’t know a thing about it. I coached him for free for 6 months while he went from a failed designer with a lot of unfinished products to having several products on their way through production and having set up his business with a mentor group.
With the enormous transformation that happened to him, I had to dig deeper into ADHD, and since then my entire focus has been on helping children, teens, and adults transforming their ADHD into a power that serves them instead of them being under the control of ADHD.
Before I learned about ADHD, I was introduced to the Pygmalion Effect, which states that my expectations as a coach to what my clients can accomplish will frame the possibilities of change in the client. This means that if I don’t think that someone with ADHD can transform their time challenges, then I am actively (subconsciously) holding them back. So when I came across ADHD, I decided to let my clients show me where the limit for transformation in ADHD is. Almost 10 years later, they still haven’t shown me an aspect of ADHD that can not be completely transformed. Yes – including every executive function you can think of. And anger. And self-worth.
Do I have ADHD myself?
I don’t have ADHD. The last D is for disorder. I love my brain and I have no disorder.
I did however at times in my life have most (or all) of the problems that my clients come in with. And most of those problems are either in check or totally gone by now. (My wife may disagree on this. ;))
Before 2005 I was doing a lot of behavioral modification strategies to keep my focus, stay in school programs, stay in relationships, and so on. They worked, but having to get up and run in place, to vacuum, do pushups or go talk to people every 25 minutes to keep my focus on “Quantum Physics 101” was never a really good strategy for me. And it didn’t feel satisfying that I couldn’t just change it once and for all. From the inside out.
Strategies from personal development books and seminars helped me a lot. But things changed dramatically when I happened upon coaching and neuro-linguistic programming. Suddenly I was able to open the hood to the race car engine and change things from the inside out. This has proven to be much more effective.
With these methods, tools, and processes, I have been able to address every single aspect of my personal challenges. Still am. Work in progress.
I am married to Rikke with whom I have two wonderful daughters from 2010 and 2012.
We live in Denmark along with the rest of the happiest people in the world, and that means that we do things a bit differently here. We do actually leave our babies sleeping in their strollers outside shops and cafes. My wife had 12 months paid maternity with each of our daughters. And by 4 and 6 they are both driving their bikes to and from kindergarten (with me).
I am really glad that you are here. I hope to serve you and your family and help you on the right track to transforming your ADHD brain from the inside out. It’s better that way.
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