Live Happy ADHD Coaching


Are you ready for change but keep hitting roadblocks? 

I can help you move from survival mode to thriving and reconnecting to the joy of life. I help my clients stay on track, create calm, and bring out the best in themselves. 

I invite you to learn how to enhance the way your unique ADHD brain works, instead of working against it.

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Meet your coach

Dorsey McFadden currently lives in Richmond with her husband and pets. She earned a double BA degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Political Science & Communications and International Security Studies & Rhetoric. In her previous life, Dorsey worked in digital marketing for over 20 years. Now she’s building a career as an ADHD coach, educator, and advocate. She also cofounded as a platform with a significant community of adults eager to learn about their ADHD. As the founder and coach of Live Happy ADHD Coaching, Dorsey is passionate about coaching adults living with ADHD to help them live happy and healthy lives. Together, she works with her clients to develop techniques and approaches to better understand how to support themselves and their children. Dorsey aims to empower those with ADHD to work with their unique brain, not against it.

Do any of these sound familiar? 

While there's no magic solution in life, the supportive, practical, concrete, and collaborative process of coaching can help to bridge the gap between where you are right now and where you want to be. 

What does success look like?

That depends on the client.

For some it will look like completion of a project while, for others, it may be development of self compassion and self awareness which enriches all areas of their life. 

What is Coaching?

Coaching is the facilitation of growth and change. A coaching partnership helps close the gap between who you are, what's important to you, and what you're doing, so that you can lead a more satisfying and effective life. Coaches support our client's understanding of their ADHD brain and its related challenges. As well as how it impacts your personal and professional life so that you can utilize practical, realistic strategies to shift from chaos to calm.

how does coaching work and how does it help you?

Coaching sessions create space away from day to day demands for a dialogue between the coach and client. The client determines the long-term direction of coaching and is responsible for bringing a topic/issue/question to each session. Together, the coach and client explore who the client is, who they think they are, and who they want to be in order to clarify desired outcomes and actions to further the client’s agenda.

As a coach, I will ensure we make the most of your time. My role is to be your sounding board, mirror, and champion your efforts. I will provide models and structure to help you organize your thoughts, beliefs, and values. I will help you to bring details into focus to reach a deeper understanding and appreciation of yourself. I will hold you accountable for your decisions and actions and challenge you to be compassionate with yourself while setting realistic and achievable goals. 

However, I will never tell you what to do. Coaching sessions offer an opportunity for you to learn something new about yourself, a different way of thinking about a situation, or uncover a belief that was limiting the options you thought were available to you. The “work” to apply this learning toward changing your life continues beyond the coaching session.

Welcoming clients of all races, 

cultures, identities, abilities, & orientations.

Disclaimer:  Coaching is not to be used as a substitute for professional advice by legal, medical, financial, business, spiritual or other qualified professionals. We encourage our clients to seek independent professional guidance for legal, medical, financial, business, spiritual, or other matters. With Coaching, all decisions in these areas are exclusively the responsibility of the client who acknowledges that decisions and actions as a result of coaching are their sole responsibility.

Example Topics For Coaching:

ADHD Life skills & Executive Functioning

Relationship Skills

Friendship and Support System

Parenting Children with ADHD

Organizing Skills

Addiction Dangers

Emotional Regulation

Mindset Improvement

Work/Life Balance

Communication Skills

Self Awareness

Self Compassion & Mindfulness

Study Skills

Self Care Skills

Time Management

Task Management

Advocating Skills

Routines and Systems

Healthy Boundaries

Managing your life

Planning & prioritizing

Putting plans into action, task initiation

Goal-directed persistence

Taking actions that align with your physical & emotional needs

Learning new strategies to manage executive functioning

Navigating neurodivergent relationships

Self-regulation & interoceptive-awareness

Emotional impulsivity

Communication strategies

Physical health and wellness