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Are there any women out there who would be interested in trying some ADD peer-coaching?  I have been doing it for years and it is really fun and effective (and best of all, of course, free)!  If anyone wants to give it a try, email me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Liz

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Hi I am newly diagnosed and would welcome some peer support🙂

Posted by roobroc on Dec 30, 2016 at 3:42pm

Hi,  I would be interested too. smile)

Posted by betsandaisy on Jan 03, 2017 at 8:23pm

I am interested. Please let me know the communication channel used to participate. Thank you for posting this!

Posted by Ivorik on Jan 04, 2017 at 2:28am

Definitely interested!

Posted by lisawill2 on Jan 06, 2017 at 6:01pm

me too!

Posted by singsinthecar on Jan 06, 2017 at 7:08pm

Interested

Posted by What? on Jan 08, 2017 at 3:19pm

I’m really always up to looking up projects and gathering materials and Ideas but can’t get to execution part of them. Has anyone ever been able to get off this tract of zillions of ideas and little follow through?  I guess I need to take ideas all the way to the end before I begin.  My guest room could be a michaels

Posted by What? on Jan 08, 2017 at 6:29pm

I would love to give and get peer- coaching. I often wish I had someone to hold me accountable and cheer me on. And I would enjoy being that motivation for others!

Posted by mgogreen on Jan 09, 2017 at 5:06am

It appears there are a lot of us who are interested. I’m 53 and newly diagnosed so I’m a baby when it comes to this but I too would love to have someone hold me accountable. Liz it probably isn’t possible for you to peer coach everyone who wants one…. why don’t we develop a matrix and pair people up? What criteria should we use? Age? Profession? Geography? I’m willing to take this on ... Liz let me know your thoughts.

Posted by singsinthecar on Jan 09, 2017 at 3:09pm

Hi…  To the user name what?,
Wow we should talk! I could have written your post. My name is Samantha….  Read my profile…  If you think we would click,  I’d love to have a buddy to go through this stuff with.  My post is pretty long. And maybe a bit too much. But I am frustrated!!!  Ya know?!?! I need help with Motivation,  accountability… Life….

Posted by Swest21381 on Jan 11, 2017 at 6:25pm

I am new to the getting support community I’d be very interested

Posted by dizzia12 on Jan 12, 2017 at 5:06pm

Definitely interested!

Posted by arosenberg on Jan 12, 2017 at 5:08pm

I am interested also. I am looking for a buddy who can do a brief check-in every day by facebook. five minutes for me, five minutes for her.
Is there anyone out there who is interested in doing this? with real structure, agreed upon ground rules for accountability… this is not therapy but task oriented. Is anyone interested?

Posted by ResearchBunny on Jan 19, 2017 at 5:13pm

I am interested. I like the Facebook idea too!

Posted by StacyStacy on Jan 19, 2017 at 8:10pm

I am interested in this very much.  I have been starving to find someone local that I connected with to do this sort of thing.  Someone to work WITH on projects or HANG OUT while we do the tough stuff.  Because with someone to keep me occupied from walking in a circle, I can pretty consistently finish a task or project in a timely, non-anxiety inducing state. But left to do things alone or even plan out what to do, I can very quickly turn into a mess.  And my husband (also dx ADHD, as well as our 6yo son) has not really been open to us doing stuff together like this because I feel like he has lost faith in my ability to do things, ever…. And that makes me sad or frustrated, and the I overcompensate, wear myself out, and vicious cycle.  (Like now, when I should be studying for HUGE work certification exam that is Tuesday.) 
And “What?”—holy crap I could open a craft store from my back den (and another from my upstairs bonus room, maybe even a popup shop from the back of my Sequoia, BAHA!)

Posted by meandourboys on Jan 22, 2017 at 9:09pm

Hi, I’m from South Africa and people here know nothing about living with ADHD so I am very isolated and some support will be very much appreciated and maybe then I will be able to get more done. P.S. FYI I am new to this group so still getting use to how the communication thing works.

Posted by SonjaRSA on Jan 23, 2017 at 6:33am

0MG,  SO many responses—but I am not amazed; just shows how badly we all need this. Is there some way to set up a closed (to join) facebook group for us all? I could help with everything but setting it up - no tech skills if somebody would get it started.

Maybe I will just put together a list of all of you, send it out and see what happens.  I will put it on my todo list and follow it through.

What do you all think?

Posted by sara212 on Feb 09, 2017 at 12:56pm

If I am not too late sara212, add me to the list! I definitely checked all the boxes outlined above!

Posted by addigirl on Feb 15, 2017 at 11:34pm

I’d be interested too!

Posted by deonk on Feb 21, 2017 at 3:25pm

I’m interested.
Thanks!

Posted by jayla on Feb 22, 2017 at 3:21am

I’d like to be added.  Please. Tia.

Posted by MsAmbassador on Mar 06, 2017 at 2:51am

please add me!

Posted by Dechen on Mar 08, 2017 at 3:11am

It is exciting that so many women are visibly interested in peer support.  I don’t want to be an “ADDer” who commits and doesn’t follow thorugh, so please, give me a week to get this together - taxes and some other obligations. I was planning to write to each of you individually through this ADHD posting and get all your emails. 
But it just occurred to me that an even better solution would be for each of you to respond to me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (if that is possible)
with your name and email and however you want to identify yourselves and what you might need from a group. Then I will respond to all as a group and we
can simply organize a yahoo or google group and get started. 

Let’s give this a try and see how it works.

With mutual focus and support,

Sara

Posted by sara212 on Mar 08, 2017 at 1:12pm

oh my goodness if it’s not too late I would love to participate.  47 yo DX w/ ADD as adult - but I knew it in my first psych class in college but I guess I was too high functioning for a DX when younger.

Anyhow if we are seeking similar people to reach out to for support - I am childless, early menopause - which really made symptoms worse.    I use lots of lists.  I love starting things but am terrible at finishing you all know the drill….

Posted by GCasey on Apr 03, 2017 at 5:29pm

Please forgive me ; I don’t want to submit to my ADHD not following through. I have the whole list and will at least reply to all of you by this weekend. So sorry for the delay

Sara

Posted by sara212 on Apr 03, 2017 at 6:54pm

PS I meant ‘succumb’ not ‘submit’
Am going for it NOW.  Hope it works

sara

Posted by sara212 on Apr 03, 2017 at 7:03pm

WoW!! There seem to be 20 of us or so (probably a few repeats).  This is so challenging but I am hoping if we can all just post our emails, then we can get a list together and start a google group.  Mine is .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  So please send me yours. When I get a few (hopefully 4 or 5) I will send them all back to each of you; we can start a conversation and then form a google group.
At that point we can all have each other’s emails and

I tried doing it to each of you privately, but it was too cumbersome.  So I look forward to hearing from you. What agreat need we can fill - with some good collaboration.

Sara

Posted by sara212 on Apr 03, 2017 at 7:22pm

You’ve got mine - I’m looking forward to it. Thanks for doing this.

Posted by singsinthecar on Apr 03, 2017 at 7:23pm

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Posted by StacyStacy on Apr 20, 2017 at 6:39pm

I highly encourage you to post your responses to ADDitude’s new discussion forums, as well. This question was restarted there at https://www.additudemag.com/forums/topic/peer-to-peer-coaching/. ADDconnect is transitioning over to this new forum.

Penny
ADDconnect Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism

Posted by adhdmomma on Apr 21, 2017 at 1:09pm

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