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ADHD Awareness: 7 Keys to Unlocking Your ADHD Potential

ADHD Awareness Handout – .docx
ADHD Awareness Handout pdf – .pdf

ADHD Awareness Month Webinar 1 thOctober is ADHD Awareness Month.

During this special month, webinar host Zoë Kessler takes the hot seat during two special webinars you won’t want to miss.

ADHD manifests differently in each of us. Learning about YOUR ADHD is key to your health, success, and happiness. Knowledge is power, and during these powerful ADHD Awareness Month webinars, you’ll:

  • Learn the 7 key areas for ADHD success
  • Review the basics of ADHD in adults, and how it’s different in women
  • Discover where ADHD trips YOU up
  • Identify and maximize your unique ADHD Superpowers
  • Practice helpful techniques and find out what works for YOU
  • Regroup at the end of the month to share your newfound ADHD Awareness!
  • Connect with like-minded people to share tips and strategies to unlock your ADHD potential

Download the handouts with tips and strategies from our first session here:

ADHD Awareness Handout – .docx
ADHD Awareness Handout pdf – .pdf

Did you miss the first session? View the video replay here:

ADHD Awareness: 7 Keys to Unlocking Your ADHD Potential

In our second session, we regroup to see what worked and share more ideas about ADHD Awareness.

Zoë Kessler is a bestselling author, blogger, and speaker specializing in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in women. Having ADHD herself, Zoë’s been described as “Pippi Longstocking all grown up.”

Zoë blogs for Psych Central and The Huffington Post. Her latest book is ADHD According to Zoë – The Real Deal on Relationships, Finding Your Focus & Finding Your Keys (New Harbinger Publications).

She’s presented webinars and talks for TotallyADD, ADHDSupportTalk,, The Conference Board of Canada, The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, and many more.

Diagnosing ADHD in Girls – And Why It’s Critical

The ADHD stereotype of a rambunctious boy is alive and well. As we learn more about ADHD in girls and women, we’re starting to realize that many girls end up falling through the cracks, missing ADHD diagnosis and treatment. In this video I’ll explain what to look for in girls with ADHD and how to get an accurate ADHD diagnosis.


ADHD According to Zoe

Media Kit for ADHD According to Zoë – The Real Deal on Relationships, Finding Your Focus & Finding Your Keys, New Harbinger Publications (September 2013)

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Author Zoë Kessler, ©Michael McLuhan, 2012

Author Zoë Kessler, ©Michael McLuhan, 2012







Author Zoë Kessler, ©Michael McLuhan, 2012

Author Zoë Kessler, ©Michael McLuhan, 2012







Author Zoë Kessler, ©Michael McLuhan, 2012

Author Zoë Kessler, ©Michael McLuhan, 2012

In the Media

Author Zoë Kessler, ADHD According to Zoë, Global TV Toronto, The Morning ShowZoë Kessler has appeared on the following programs and in these articles, books, and documentaries:

HuffPost LIVE
Are We Studying ADHD Symptoms All Wrong?
(January 5, 2016) Watch.

Scientific American Mind Magazine, ADHD Grows Up (January 2014 Issue)

PsychScientific American Mind, January 2014 Up with Dr. Suzanne Philips, Adult Diagnosis with ADHD: From Trouble to Triumph (January 4, 2014) Listen.

ADDitude Magazine, ADHD Experts Podcast Episode: ADHD in Women – How to Unlock Your Potential After a Midlife Crisis (June 4, 2013) Listen.

Attention Talk Radio with host Jeff Copper (December 11, 2013) Listen.

ADHD Support Talk Radio with host Tara McGillicuddy (November 21, 2013) Listen.

Attention Talk Radio with host Jeff Copper (November 20, 2013) Listen.

Attention Talk Radio with host Jeff Copper (October 30, 2013) Listen.

TV COGECO, Cable 11 / HD Cable 700, Windsor, Plugged IN! with host Melanie Deveau (October 17, 2013)

Global TV News, Toronto, The Morning Show (October 9, 2013)

City TV, City News @ 6, Toronto (October 1, 2013)

CTV, Lifetime with Pauline Chan, Toronto (September 30, 2013)

CFRU 93.3, Guelph, Strange Brains Radio with host Alina K (September 5, September 12, 2013)

CKNX 920 A.M., The Talk Show with Bryan Allen, Wingham, ON (September 10, 2013)

TotallyADD Live Webinars with host Rick Green, ADHD According to Zoë (September 9, 2013)

Fast Minds – How to Thrive If You Have ADHD (Or Think You Might), by Craig Surman, M.D., Tim Bilkey, M.D. with Karen Weintraub, extensive interview coverage in best-selling trade book (September 2013)

Her Fast Mind – An In Depth Look at ADHD as it Affects Women, interview in documentary film by The Bilkey ADHD Clinic (2012)

Communiqué – the Publication of The Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario, cover story – In Person section (Fall/Winter 2011)MORE Magazine February March 2009

MORE Magazine, Spinning Out of Control – What Happens When the A in ADHD Stands for Adult? Finally, a guide for grown-ups (February/March 2009)

tvo, Toronto, Saturday Night at the Movies, feature interview, “Flirting with Adoption.” (2009)

Praise for ADHD According to Zoë

ADHD According to ZoëJust a few samples of what they’re saying about ADHD According to Zoë:

from Media:

Book Review: ADHD According to Zoë by Kay Marner
Psych Central

Shelf Esteem by Carter Hammett
the scene in TO

Local author writes the ABCs of ADHD by Tracey Richardson
The Sun Times

from Readers:

ADHD According to Zoë kept me spellbound from the first page to the last. …Think Pippi Longstocking all grown up! …I’ll be recommending this one to my clients!”

– Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, author of Survival Tips for Women with ADHD
Read the full review HERE.

“This book caused memories of my own to resurface, forcing me to look at my past….and so many things made sense suddenly! I was diagnosed two years ago, at the age of 35…but that diagnosis really hasn’t meant anything to me until I read this book!

Today, I move forward. Today I begin the process of truly understanding who I am, why I am that way and what I can do about helping myself. Today is a brand new day.”

– Shannon
Read the full review HERE.

“Thank you so much for writing your book ADHD According to Zoe. It was the first book I found written especially for women with ADHD. As a 21 year old woman who just recently got diagnosed, it provided me with so much comfort to hear about someone who went through similar struggles.

Thank you again for being an inspiration!”

“Zoe has a relatable voice that is easy to read and makes you smile. It felt like I was getting drinks with her at the local dive bar and she was giving me tips on how to deal with my lack of focus.”

– Sassy Peach, Book Blogger
Read the full review HERE.

“Zoe had [sic] created a fascinating personal account of her life with Attention Deficit Disorder and how she has struggled to find happiness in a very chaotic and out of control life.”

– Nina Harrington
Read the full review HERE

Sample Topics

The following is a list of sample topics and workshops. Zoë can customize her presentation or workshop to meet your audience’s needs. Just ask!

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Praise for Adoption Reunions

Adoption Reunions by Michelle McColm, Second Story Press, Toronto, Ontario, 1993

Just a few samples of what they’re saying about Adoption Reunions:

from Experts:

Adoption Reunions is the most comprehensive book about reunions so far. Michelle McColm, in drawing on her own experience and those of other reuniting participants, has presented a sensitive and compassionate guide for those involved in all phases of the reunion process.”

– Nancy Verrier, MFCC, author of The Primal Wound: Understanding the Adoptive Child

Adoption Reunions is the most comprehensive book about reunions so far.”

“Adoption Reunions is a remarkable book that provides a balanced, compassionate, objective and comprehensive assessment of adoption and reunion experiences involving challenges and rewards, fears and hopes, anguish and joy. McColm offers valuable suggestions that can provide a road map for those who have experienced or are contemplating adoption and reunion. …a must-read for those working in the field of adoption.”

– Paul Sachdev, Ph.D., editor of Unlocking the Adoption Files & Adoption: Current Issues and Trends and Adoption: Current Issues and Trends (ed.)

from Readers:

“I enjoyed your book Adoption Reunions so much that I read it twice.”

– Louise, birth mother, Baulkham Hills, Australia

“As an adoptee myself, I have a lot of gratitude for the work you are doing. I particularly value your willingness to share your own story, which adds a lot to the book.”

– Bruce Henry, Writer and Literary Consultant, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

“I felt moved to tell you how helpful Adoption Reunions has been. I find I am marking almost every paragraph with Post-It Notes. I skipped to p. 77 “Growing Up Adopted” for courage and solace…I can relate so much to your book. Thank you so much.”

– Alice, adoptee, San Diego, California, USA

“I have just finished reading your book Adoption Reunions… It is now 5:30 a.m. and I have been up all night. I am going to read your book again more slowly this time. It has helped me so much.”

– Barbara, birth mother, Nova Scotia, Canada

“For 14 years I’ve been in complete turmoil and overwhelmed with adoption guilt and shame. Only after reading your book have I really felt such tremendous relief in knowing others feel exactly as I do. I took the first deep breath in years and it feels wonderful!…thank you a million times over for your insight!”

– Tracey, adoptee, Ontario, Canada

“…What a gift you have given this whole circle of people. …I found your book so completely sensitive and gentle. It helped me tremendously. …Your book was such a validation and acknowledgement of everything I went through then and am going through now.

“It was wonderful to see the adoptees’ perspective and the adoptive family’s views too. …I am sure, should my search find [my birth daughter], your sharing all these points of view will make it a more sensitive encounter.”

– Karen, birth mother, New Hampshire, USA

“I am a birth mother in the middle of the reunion process. …Your book gave me a great deal of insight into adoption and an understanding of all the emotions that go with it. I was so pleased to find such a straight-forward Canadian book on this subject. I found the book at the library, read it the same day and the next day went and found a copy of my own.”

– Patricia, birth mother, Calgary, Alberta, Canada



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