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Ms. Ann Clarkson MA,PCC,PCACProfessional Certified Business and Family ADHD Coach Life Strengths
Ann is a Professional Certified Business and Family Coach, with a specialty helping people living with ADHD or LD traits and challenges, including problems with learning, behaviour, emotions and performance. With 20 years of experience in the workplace, she specialises in coaching adults dealing with workplace stress and dissatisfaction who want to be more productive and fulfilled. She is passionate about helping ADHD clients focus on their unique strengths and potential, and providing tools for action and learning that will help them become the best they can be.
Ann sees coaching as an equal collaborative partnership, based on trust and respect, which recognizes clients as being creative, resourceful, whole and full of talents and strengths. Her goal as a coach is to focus clients more on their strengths, and to provide tools that will help clients move forward in a compassionate and supported way. She recognizes the need to co-create strategies to manage key weaknesses, while being sensitive to what the client can do, not what they can’t do.
Ann was trained by the ADD Coach Academy in 2005/06. This is the first comprehensive ADHD coach training program to receive full accreditation with the International Coach Federations (ICF). She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the ICF, and is a Professional Certified ADHD Coach (PCAC) with the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PCAC). She has over 10 years of experience, and has worked with hundreds of ADHD/LD clients across Canada and the USA.
Prior to becoming a coach, Ann had 20 years of experience in the corporate, media and education worlds. This gives her the real life experience to help ADHD/LD adults thrive in today’s deadline oriented environment. Highlights include 10 years as a senior public affairs and marketing executive. Among other roles, Ann was VP of the Canadian Securities Institute’s (CSI) Investor Learning Centre (ILC). As VP of the ILC, Ann launched and built a national organization, providing unbiased information to consumers. Earlier, she had a successful career at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC-TV). Highlights include working on Venture, CBC-TV’s national business show.
Ann sits on the Credentialing Committee of PAAC. In addition to ADDA, Ann is a member of ICF, the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), the Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada (CADDAC), the Learning Disabilities of Ontario (LDAO), and the International Dyslexia Association, Ontario branch (ONBIDA).