About Liv

From Microsoft to PhD, through burnouts and breakthroughs — my journey sheds light on high-functioning ADHD and the power of bespoke solutions co-created with the right expertise

Hello! I’m Liv. Armed with the highest degree from a top university, my groundbreaking research on mentorship in the natural sciences earned recognition from 20 international scholars. My exploration of brilliance and ADHD in University? A well-read article in Gifted Education International. And those 35 undergrads I mentored? Now thriving professionals in medicine, law, engineering, and science.

But my undergrad days? A different story. Picture this: an advisor suggesting I drop out, despite breezing through earlier school years in a gifted program. University changed everything. Once, I was racking up A’s and fielding job offers from giants like MasterCard and Microsoft. Suddenly, I was on probation, battling daily basics—sleep, food, mood. An ADHD diagnosis emerged, though one psychologist claimed I was “too organized.”

My undergrad mantra? All-nighters, peak performance, crashes. Effective short-term, but long-term? Anxiety, depression, myriad diagnoses. The kicker? Despite countless professionals, few had advanced knowledge on high-functioning adult ADHD. Yet, I was unstoppable, navigating challenges no matter the cost.

Speaking of cost, it’s not just about money. It’s unpaid hours, lost gigs, burnouts, missteps, and wading through depression’s depths. Then came a pandemic epiphany: ADHD coaching. It slashed my ADHD-related tolls, introducing me to expert knowledge.

Who knew an army of pros existed, trained exclusively for brains like mine? This revelation shifted my path from academia to coaching. Now, I shield others from familiar storms, guiding them—whether it’s starting a business, obtaining a degree, or mastering life’s unpredictable waves. With an ADHD coach alongside, you don’t merely chase your dreams at any cost—you achieve them on your terms without sacrificing what you need along the way.


Degrees and Credentials

  • Board Certified Coach, Center for Credentialing and Education
  • Bachelors of Science (BS), Honors Psychology – University of Waterloo
  • Master of Arts (MA), Educational Psychology – McGill University
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Learning Sciences – McGill University


  • Foundations for Life Coaching, International Coaching Federation Core Competencies Training – The Institute for Life Coach Training, 2023
  • Coaching Neurodiverse Learners – JST Coaching & Training, 2023
  • Basic ADHD & Personal Transformation – ADD Coaching Academy (ADDCA), 2022
  • ADHD Medication Answers, IACTCenter, 2023

Professional Development

  • 50 Coach Mentoring hours (Credentialing bodies only require 10 hours), 2023-2024
  • Humanize Dyads, 202
  • BetterUp Coach Development, 2023
  • Fierce Self-Compassion, CMSC, 2023
  • Coaching Suicide Awareness, 2023
  • Mindful Self-Compassion, Cultivating Leadership, 2023
  • DBT Skills, 20-week training, 2020


  • Professional Support Group for ADHD coaches, Facilitator, FlexyourADHD, Present
  • Instructional Design Consultant, JST Coaching School, June 2023 to Present
  • Training Consultant: IdeaTheorem | Maersk Oil & Qatar | QPAT, 2018 to 2020
  • Educator | Published Researcher | Program Coordinator, McGill University, 2009 to 2018
  • Fully Paid Internships: Scotia | Visa | Government | Mastercard | Microsoft, ~ 2000’s

Where to next?

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