Uncluttered Office for ADHD Podcast

Catherine Avery

Are you a busy professional with a to-do list a mile long? Do you wish you could just control your brain, time, clutter, or ADHD? If you struggle with time management, paperwork and productivity, this podcast is for you. Your host, Catherine Avery, is an ADHDer and Neurodiversity Coach, so she gets you. On this podcast, she and her guests will offer productivity tactics that work with your differently wired brain, not against it, to help you gain control over your time, space, and information.

ADHD Dad, Productivity Strategy, and Journals EP 166
17-11-2022
ADHD Dad, Productivity Strategy, and Journals EP 166
Wrapping up our series on ADHD and burnout, guest Shane Thrapp shares his journey in learning and discovering about his ADHD. He also discusses his fibromyalgia and high functioning autism. Shane shares his struggles and how he copes differently during his mental breakdowns after being officially diagnosed. He’s still figuring out the balance for ADHD and fibromyalgia medications.  Tune in to hear Shane gives us his take on mental health in men and the new ADHD Men’s Support Group. About Shane Thrapp: Shane Thrapp is a Certified ADHD Life, Relationship, and Career Coach. Through his business, Creating Order From Chaos, he has helped hundreds of people find their paths through the chaos of life with ADHD and find their order and purpose. He is a board member of the nation-wide non-profit Inattentive ADHD Coalition, runs the Men’s ADHD Support Group on Facebook, and is a public speaker who works to be a voice in advocacy for adult ADHD awareness. Links: Website - www.creatingorderfromchaos.com Facebook - ADHD Group FB: About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ADHD vs Overwhelm, Equanimity, and the Six Cs EP 165
10-11-2022
ADHD vs Overwhelm, Equanimity, and the Six Cs EP 165
Too often people say “We all have a little ADHD." But it’s actually that we all have a little overwhelm. Today’s guest, Cameron Gott, clarifies how you can tell the difference between overwhelm and ADHD. He then explains the different types of ADHD. Cam takes a deep dive into Positive Intelligence and ADHD including his recent Equanimity group. He mentions Susan David’s book on emotional agility. And he mentions the 3 barriers of ADHD. Tune in to hear Cameron as he shares his thoughts about energy management, task inertia, and the six C’s of completion. Cameron’s Bio An Executive ADHD coach since 2000, Cameron Gott, PCC works with creative leaders and business owners worldwide to help them take action more efficiently and lead more effectively. He co-hosts the Translating ADHD podcast and trains and mentors ADHD coaches through Coach Approach Training. He teaches group coaching classes through Translating ADHD and Melissa Orlov’s ADHD Marriage program. He speaks and teaches on a variety of topics including ADHD and coaching. He is now curious about the nexus of ADHD, Positive Intelligence and the role of emotion in leadership and motivation through his Equanimity group coaching effort. Cam lives outside of Charlottesville, VA in the shadow of the Blue Ridge Mountains with his wife and two children. Links: Camerongott.com Translating ADHD Podcast Susan David’s ‘Emotional Agility’ About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Boundaries, ADHD BOGOs, and the Molasses Swamp EP 164
03-11-2022
Boundaries, ADHD BOGOs, and the Molasses Swamp EP 164
This week, Catherine speaks with Dr Tamara Rosier, an expert on ADHD and boundaries. Catherine was so impressed with the Boundaries chapter in Dr Rosier’s book “Your Brain Isn’t Broken'' that she asked her to come on the show. Dr. Tamara believes that Boundaries are rules we set for ourselves, based on our values and priorities. She explains why people with ADHD are more prone to burnout and gives an overview of how ADHDers can miscalculate their energy levels. Then, she explains how boundaries can help counteract burnout and the difference between self care and self indulgence. Tune in to hear Tamara share tricks you can use right now to combat your burnout. About Tamara Dr. Rosier has been a college administrator, a professor, a leadership consultant, a high school teacher, a national public speaker, and an ADHD coach.  Through those adventures, Dr. Rosier has developed valuable insight into ADHD and how it affects one’s life. Her book, ‘Your Brain’s Not Broken’, provides strategies for navigating the powerful emotional aspect of ADHD. Links About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Burnout, Intuition, and the Unique Gift EP 163
27-10-2022
Burnout, Intuition, and the Unique Gift EP 163
This week’s guest, Victoria Shaw, is an intuitive Counselor and Spiritual Coach who was diagnosed with dyslexia, dyscalculia, and ADHD. She dives right into shares her experience in psychotherapy and why the brain is wired differently.  Victoria explains how ADHD peers deal with intuition. Intuition works best with a still mind so Victoria shares strategies on how to meditate to help the ADHD or differently wired brain become more focused. And she delves into how developing your intuition can help you in managing burnout. Tune in to hear Victoria discuss strategies for parents helping their kids through trauma.  About Victoria Victoria Shaw is an intuitive Counselor and Spiritual Coach who combines her background and training in psychology and counseling with intuitive guidance to help clients heal, grow and realize their full spiritual and personal potential.   She takes a holistic approach to counseling, addressing clients’ concerns on the mind/body/spiritual levels.  She especially loves working with people who are committed to using their life experiences or struggles to fuel their own spiritual awakening.   Victoria is the author of four self-help books for parents, children and teens, and the host of Intuitive Connection podcast. Website: www.victoriashawintuitive.com Podcast: Intuitive Connection Retreat Center Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ADHD Burnout, Boundaries, and Burn the Boats EP 162
20-10-2022
ADHD Burnout, Boundaries, and Burn the Boats EP 162
This week's guest, Dave Greenwood, is the author of Overcoming Burnout. He starts with the story of his first burnout after managing a restaurant and describes what it means to “burn your boats”. Burnout is very individual. It comes not only from work but can happen from caretaking responsibilities. And when you’re burned out you can’t get out of your own way. So Dave gives several ideas to start to dig out. They also discuss the importance of boundaries to help prevent burnout or a second one! Catherine mentions Getaway cabins which you can find in the link below. And how ADHD can contribute to burnout. Tune in to hear about Dave’s theme days and how they can help you prevent burnout. About David Greenwood David Greenwood is the author of Overcoming Burnout-Real Life Strategies for Burnout Recovery and Prevention. David’s previous book Overcoming Distractions profiled many entrepreneurs with adult ADHD. David is also an entrepreneur and still runs his content creation business just outside of Boston. However he is focusing a lot of time on helping people who have experienced burnout, recover from burnout and prevent it from happening again. Before officially becoming an entrepreneur in 2005, David served as an executive at one of the most well-known nonprofit organizations in the world. And before that, he spent 16 years in the restaurant business which resulted in his first encounter with burnout. Links www.OvercomingBurnout.net House (Cabins): About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
ADHD Burnout, Magic, and the 100% Rule EP 161
13-10-2022
ADHD Burnout, Magic, and the 100% Rule EP 161
This week’s guest, Patty Lennon, helps us understand how having a spiritual life no matter how small can help us manage burnout. Catherine really wanted Patty on now because she has found this to be so true in managing her own burnout this summer. Patty explains her process for making space for magic. She explains the 100% rule and the beauty of patience. Patty has a loved one with ADHD so they also discuss the role of “letting go” when you have ADHD. Patty also explains the two types of traumas, the big T and the small T. And how these can affect the neurodiverse brain particularly at work or in academia. Tune in to hear about Patty’s Manifestation for Grownups challenge which is just about to start. You can find the registration information at the links provided below. About Patty Lennon Patty Lennon is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and founder of The Receiving School®. She is a former type-A corporate banker that discovered there was more to living than making money. She left banking to help others do the same. She is a certified coach with a masters in psychology and has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company, and Daily Worth. She blends brain science and metaphysics to help her fellow humans find clarity, focus, and inspiration so they can easily manifest their dreams into reality. Patty hasn’t found a crystal shop or bookstore she can’t get lost in. She loathes shopping in all other forms. She loves chocolate, Autumn in New England, and watching her two teen children discover what lights them up. Links: Pattylennon.com Manifesting for Grownups About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Organizing, Circulation, and Muppets EP 159
29-09-2022
Organizing, Circulation, and Muppets EP 159
Matt Baier discovered his super power organizing skills while working as department head of Design Services at The Jim Henson Company. Matt’s philosophy on organizing is all about circulation. Think of things moving in and out of your home. Matt explains entrance/exit depots where you can keep items like your briefcase or your child’s backpack. And as you organize and declutter, you can have a spot to gather your donations in the garage. His team set this up for Catherine. Tune in for a super power hour with Matt’s brilliance and decades of experience in home organizing! And be sure to check out his book ‘The Circulation Solution’. Matt's Bio Matt is the owner of Matt Baier (by-er) Organizing, LLC which began in 2004. His business features TEAM clutter relief in homes throughout Fairfield County and Westchester county. He is the author of The Circulation Solution, which features an easy plan for getting AND staying organized. Links Circulation Solution Book Free download Monthly Special - Clutter Cutter About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Meal Planning, Back Pocket Dinners, and Not a Drag EP 158
22-09-2022
Meal Planning, Back Pocket Dinners, and Not a Drag EP 158
Claire Tansey, meal planner extraordinaire wows us with simple ways to get dinner on the table without stress. A food pro, working mom, and solopreneur, Claire takes us through the 5 types of food planning styles - see if you can identify your preferred method. She even reveals which one works best for Catherine. Claire explains how a customized meal plan can be the gateway to easier, happier, and more fun dinner times. And she offers ideas for quick and easy backup plans and meals on the run. Meal planning doesn’t have to be a drag. Tune in to learn how! About Claire: Claire Tansey is Canada’s Master of Mealtime. She is the author of national bestsellers Dinner, Uncomplicated (2020) and Uncomplicated (2018). She’s been in the food business for over 20 years as a restaurant cook, night baker, test kitchen manager and food critic. Along the way she sang lead in a rock band, got a master’s degree and was Food Director of Chatelaine. Claire is a guest expert on Cityline and CBC Radio and she runs a virtual cooking school where she inspires home cooks with easy, delicious recipes.   Originally from Montreal, Claire lives in Toronto with her partner, Michael, who eats everything and their son, Thomas, who does not.     Links: learn.clairetansey.com Back Pocket Dinners: Dinner Uncomplicated About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Being Prepared, CALM, and the Rule of 26 EP 157
15-09-2022
Being Prepared, CALM, and the Rule of 26 EP 157
September is National Preparedness Month. Today’s conversation with guest, colleague and friend, Judith Guertin, will set you up for long term preparedness success. Catherine and Judy dive deep into her new book: “Beyond the Estate Plan Guide”, which not only provides the many forms that you need to keep all of your important information but also the how to gather and manage your information using her CALM process. We discuss why we (and our families) need to have ready access to life documents and why the pandemic made us realize it’s more important than ever. For example, Judy takes us through how to compile your emergency contact list and estate plan. You won’t want to miss this episode filled with nuggets of Judy’s brilliance. And she explains how to join her new group if you find this all overwhelming and need step by step guidance like Catherine! About Judy Judith Guertin is a Master’s Level Certified Productive Environment Specialist with the Productive Environment Institute. She is a Golden Circle Member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) the New England Chapter of NAPO. Judy started her career in Occupational Therapy over 40 years ago. After 20 years in the field, she added a professional organizing business, All ways Organized to her services. In 2021 she published Taming the Digital Tiger Gmail Edition with her mentor Barbara Hemphill. About Catherine To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Free Guide: Tame your ADHD Brain Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Focus Vs Attention, the Focus Crisis, and Flight Mode EP 156
08-09-2022
Focus Vs Attention, the Focus Crisis, and Flight Mode EP 156
Guest, Penny Zenker, talks about how focus can help our productivity, get strategic, and make little shifts in our mindset. She explains the difference between focus vs attention.  Then Catherine and Penny take a deep dive into how social media and the pandemic have affected our focus.  They also discuss how this can lead to a trauma response. Tune in to hear Penny answer the question, “Why are we in a focus crisis?” And how we can all become focusologists by taking back our focus on the areas that we can control and letting go of the things that we can't. About Penny Penny Zenker is a Focusologist, an international speaker, business strategy coach and best-selling author.  Penny founded, developed and sold her first multi-million dollar business while living in Zurich, Switzerland.  Later at the world's 4th largest Market Research company, she managed business unit turnarounds and was a Tony Robbins business coach helping business leaders and entrepreneurs around the world to build a strong leadership, a culture of ownership, scale their businesses. Her clients tell her, her gift is cutting through the clutter and helping them focus on the most important and relevant areas to sustainably grow their businesses. Links: Penny Zenker:  Productivity Zone by Penny Zenker: Grant Meh Ted Talk: Expander: learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session 9 *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Habits, When to Say No, and Super Moms EP 151
04-08-2022
Habits, When to Say No, and Super Moms EP 151
Catherine interrupts this summer mini series to have an amazing talk with Sasha about working moms and how they do it all. Sasha busts the myths of super mom and talks about balance. The conversation naturally unfolded around boundaries and since that’s the theme of this month, Catherine couldn’t wait to publish this episode. They had a great conversation on how to stay organized and smoothly transition from work to home and home to work, even if it's all within the same space. Sasha believes in creating a home environment that honors both adult space and kid space. Sasha details her four step system for moms as they restart after they’ve put their life on pause.  Sasha’s Bio Sasha Morozov is a former executive who holds a Master’s in Social Work and is the founder of sasha x home. When Sasha isn’t chasing after her two sons, she now utilizes her clinical skills to coach women who are killing it at work but feel like they are failing at home to have more time, less clutter, and habits for a peaceful life. Sasha believes that working moms are exceptional humans who are skilled, devoted, and unstoppable.  Sasha has spent almost 15 years working in the non-profit field to help individuals and families create better futures. Sasha is an avid minimalist, productivity master, and obsessed with organizing and designing people’s lives.  Sasha has now developed a 4-Step Method that focuses on Self, Home, Relationships, and Habits to help moms hit start on the life they’ve put on pause.  Freebie: 5 Steps to Coming Home Happy from Work Connect with Sasha in the Free Facebook Group for more tips and Live videos: Moms Creating a Next Level Life at Home To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session 9 *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Digital Detox - Part 6 of 6 Bonus Replay EP 149
21-07-2022
Digital Detox - Part 6 of 6 Bonus Replay EP 149
Technology is a blessing and a curse. It’s wonderful because we can all reach each other all of the time. And it’s a nightmare because we call reach each other ALL of the time. I’m calling this a digital detox but I’m not telling you to throw out your phone and live in a cabin in the woods. Though the introvert in me likes occasional trips far, far away from the madding crowd. Learn some simple and realistic strategies to reduce your time in the magical land of social media. This Mini Series is 6 bite sized trainings with actionable strategies to unclutter your office space, time and information. These are just a few of the pointers I offer in my From Fog to Focus coaching program. I decided to offer this series to honor the one year anniversary of the global pandemic. Even after a year of working from home, so many people are still struggling with balancing it all. Or they’ve returned to the office and even the simplest tasks of our day to day work has changed. I’d love to know what has helped you most in this mini series. To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session 9 *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Time for You - Part 5 of 6 Bonus Replay EP 148
14-07-2022
Time for You - Part 5 of 6 Bonus Replay EP 148
If you’re wondering why your well has run dry (time for you), you may not know how to set boundaries around your time. Your power comes from the pause. Learn how to set boundaries by using your calendar for you. Set time for yourself on your calendar every day and honor that appointment like you would one for anyone else. Tune in to hear self care ideas to put in your calendar so you can be your best self. With a full well you’ll be able to give to others again. This Mini Series is 6 bite sized trainings with actionable strategies to unclutter your office space, time and information. These are just a few of the pointers I offer in my From Fog to Focus coaching program. I decided to offer this series to honor the one year anniversary of the global pandemic. Even after a year of working from home, so many people are still struggling with balancing it all. Or they’ve returned to the office and even the simplest tasks of our day to day work has changed. I’d love to know what has helped you most in this mini series. To learn more about your host, Catherine Avery: Productivity by Design To connect with Catherine: Productivity Breakthrough Session 9 *We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites at no cost to you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices