Catherine Bray, PCAC

Catherine Bray, PCAC

Co-President

Catherine has been an ADHD coach for the past seven years. Her mission is to help  individuals who struggle with ADHD achieve a sense of purpose and find greater focus and direction in their lives. 

Prior to establishing her coaching business , Catherine spent 4 years studying and graduating from Coach U. She then did a specialization at the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA). Catherine is member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the Association of ADHD Coaches and ADDA. She is also a graduate of the University of Toronto with a BA in the arts. She has recently became President of the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC),  the only certifying body specifically for ADHD Coaches.  

After successful careers in training facilitation, advertising and parenting, Catherine has turned her energies towards coaching on a one-on-one basis and assisting individuals to achieve success in their lives. She carries on her practice as a Coach at the Fallingbrook Wellness Clinic. She has a wide variety of ADHD clientele who range from struggling children to adults facing life and relationship challenges. She is keenly interested in helping all of her clients achieve a sense of purpose, focus  and direction in their lives. 

Catherine is an ADDer who  lives in Toronto, Canada with her non-ADHD husband and daughters, her wildly ADHD son, two dogs – a tiny white sheepoo and her 130 pound Newfoundland, Minnie, two cats who don’t get along and a needy turtle with an attitude. 

Feel free to contact Catherine at c.bray@sympatico.ca

Vidya Guhan, M.S., CCC-SLP, ACCG, PCC, MCAC

Vidya Guhan, M.S., CCC-SLP, ACCG, PCC, MCAC

Co-President

Vidya is a Professional ADHD & Life Coach and the founder of Calm Seas ADHD Coaching in Bellevue, Washington. She helps adults with ADHD improve their executive function skills (time management, organization, emotional regulation etc.) and get things done consistently and intentionally to achieve their goals. Her dual focus is to help her clients become self compassionate and self empowered. Vidya has over a decade of experience working as a speech pathologist and an educational consultant, but has found her real passion and purpose in coaching.

Vidya uses a collaborative strengths-based approach in her coaching practice. She is especially adept at helping her clients navigate the unique brain wiring in ADHD to understand the paradox of strengths, challenges and situational variability they experience and, most importantly, what to do about it. From this strong foundation, she partners with her clients to develop personalized solutions, strategies and skills, and take consistent targeted action to achieve success!

Vidya enjoys working with professionals from many different walks of life, including doctors, software engineers, entrepreneurs, educators, artists, college students and parents. She believes in channeling the innate strength and wisdom of every client to help them rediscover their inner compass.

Vidya is an ADD Coach Academy Certified Coach Graduate (ACCG), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), and a Master Certified ADHD Coach (MCAC) with the Professional Association for ADHD Coaches (PAAC).

Rudy Rodriguez, LCSW, PCAC

Rudy Rodriguez, LCSW, PCAC

Vice-President

Rudy Rodriguez, (aka, CoachRudy), LCSW, PCAC is founder of the ADHD Center for Success. He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a PAAC certified Professional Certified ADHD Coach. Rudy specializes in ADHD and Executive Function coaching with adults, entrepreneurs and others who struggle with managing time, projects and productivity. Rudy has worked with ADHD clients since 1981 when it was only known that children and teens were diagnosed with ADHD. However, in 1991 when adult ADHD was acknowledged Rudy was soon diagnosed with ADHD in 1993. Over the years, Rudy has blended his 40 years of psychotherapy clinical experience and nearly 20 years of ADHD coaching experience with his personal life experience as an adult living with ADHD. Rudy has a strong passion for coaching people with ADHD both nationally and internationally.

Coach Rudy provides specialized services including individual and group coaching to adults who are challenged issues of ADHD and Executive Function issues such as time and organizational management. He has spent years helping people living with ADHD to understand their ADHD and to learn how to manage their struggles with ADHD and lead happy, productive and healthy lives. Rudy has been a popular speaker for over 32 years, presenting workshops, webinars seminars on multiple topics to ADHD Coaches, mental health professionals and to the general public. Rudy has also trained both mental health professionals and ADHD coaches to design and lead successful ADHD Coaching groups.

Roger Dewitt, MCAC

Roger Dewitt, MCAC

Co-Credentialing Chair

Roger is a Master Certified ADHD Coach and has been in private practice since 2001and has been training other ADHD Coaches since 2008.  About half of his clients are individuals and families impacted by an ADHD diagnosis. He has a particular love for coaching people who make their living in the entertainment industry — an industry that is near and dear to his heart. Roger started acting professionally at the age of 8 and comes from a performing arts family. His father was a symphonic musician, his brother was an Oscar-nominated, Emmy award-winning film editor and his mother was the original voice of Wilma and Pebbles Flintstone and Rosie the Robot on the Jetsons. Roger continues to nourish his two passions by running a thriving coaching practice in addition to concurrently performing in theater and on television as the opportunities arise.  Roger is a compassionate, direct and intuitive coach who loves to laugh! His clients do too!

Liz Brown, PCC, CACP

Liz Brown, PCC, CACP

Co-Credentialing Chair

Liz Brown, owner of Be Well Life Coaching is a Professional Certified Life Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation. She specializes in helping busy professionals, college students and others who face transition with personal and professional development.

Keith Griffin, PCAC, ACC

Keith Griffin, PCAC, ACC

Treasurer

Keith Griffin, PCAC ACC is a PAAC and ICF credentialed ADHD Coach and advocate of thriving with ADHD by focusing on one’s strengths. Keith became a Coach after a successful 20+ year career in the IT industry and is the immediate past Treasurer of The Attention Deficit Disorder Association.  He works with teen and adult client worldwide by phone/video and in-person in the Portland metro area. 

Deirdre Donchian

Deirdre Donchian

Secretary

Deirdre Donchian is a credentialed PCAC* ADHD Coach and   Licensed Mental Health Therapist.

Deirdre has worked with clients since 2004 in various aspects of cognitive and learning differences.

Laura Godfrey, AAC, ACC, CACP

Laura Godfrey, AAC, ACC, CACP

Technology Chair

Laura has 20 years of experience as an accidental techie. Her journey into the land of IT has included working and building databases, working with stubborn PCs and figuring out what makes it all tick.

Laura is an ADHD Life Coach and Coaching Team Lead and Digital and Technology Librarian (LIT Dip.) at the CanLearn Society.  Laura has been an ADHD Coach since 2016 and has coached families and adults. She has taken the Self-Reg Foundations Certificate through the Mehrit Centre and has also had training in financial literacy and financial coaching. For the past fourteen years, she has also coordinated the operations of the LearningLinks library at CanLearn.  Laura is a graduate of the ADD Coach Academy and the SAIT Library and Information Technology program. If you would like to contact Laura, she can be reached at lgodfrey@canlearnsociety.ca.

Laura and her amazingly patient husband and son live in Calgary with their dog Alex and cat Zoe. She is thrilled to be able to offer assistance to PAAC in the amazing world of IT.

Adela Baker, PCAC

Adela Baker, PCAC

Members Chair

Adela Baker, PCAC, founded Mind Coach NOLA, LLC in 2016. Based in New Orleans, but also working with clients around the world, she is a full-time ADHD coach and a full-time mom. She mainly coaches adults with executive function skill deficits and turbo thinker benefits, who tend to be innovative, perspicacious, spontaneous, and generally fascinating people. She also works with parents of children with ADHD.and is a popular speaker and workshop facilitator in local South Louisiana organizations and schools. Adela graduated from Tufts University with dual bachelor’s degrees in French and Spanish and is fluent in five languages—English, Spanish, French, Dutch, and Italian. Due to her years of working with turbo thinkers, she understands what they need to succeed professionally and academically, in addition to what they require for happiness and balance. She now lives in her hometown of New Orleans with her ADHD son and dog, and neurotypical daughter and cat. When not coaching or caring for her children, Adela can be found running, practicing yoga, hula hooping, roller skating and volunteering in her community, especially for ADHD awareness and outdoor adventure programs.Adela enjoys facilitating ADHD group coaching as well as private individual sessions.

Elizabeth Paparo

Elizabeth Paparo

Ethics Chair

Elizabeth Paparo is a certified ADHD coach and Special Education Instructor with a Masters in Special Education.

 

Marie Enbäck

Marie Enbäck

Volunteer Chair

Marie Enbäck, Sweden’s first ADHD coach, with 13 years of experience. Europe’s first ADHD Coach certified at Master level.