About Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC
Award-winning ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching field co-founder; [life] Coaching pioneer -- Neurodiversity Advocate, Coach, Mentor & Poster Girl -- Multi-Certified -- 25 years working with EFD [Executive Functioning disorders] and struggles in hundreds of people from all walks of life. I developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coach training curriculum: multi-year, brain-based, and ICF Certification tracked. In addition to my expertise in ADD/EF Systems Development Coaching, I am known for training and mentoring globally well-informed ADD Coach LEADERS with the vision to innovate, many of the most visible, knowledgeable and successful ADD Coaches in the field today (several of whom now deliver highly visible ADD coach trainings themselves). For almost a decade, I personally sponsored and facilitated seven monthly, virtual and global, no-charge support and information groups The ADD Hours™ - including The ADD Expert Speakers Series, hosting well-known ADD Professionals who were generous with their information and expertise, joining me in my belief that "It takes a village to educate a world." I am committed to being a thorn in the side of ADD-ignorance in service of changing the way neurodiversity is thought about and treated - seeing "a world that works for everyone" in my lifetime. Get in touch when you're ready to have a life that works BECAUSE of who you are, building on strengths to step off that frustrating treadmill "when 'wanting to' just doesn't get it DONE!"

8 Responses to Happy Birthday Lessons

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  3. Remembering you as you grieve the loss of your father and you spent his first birthday without him. Blessings, Edie


    • You are THE best! Thank you so much for your kindness and your friendship.


  4. Madelyn, NOVEMBER 29, 2012 Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to You, Happy Birthday to Madelyn … HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! I love this post and want to know what you plan on doing on your birthday and what gift are you giving yourself? Your Me-Time, Own-Time, and some Child-Time (MOC or COM Time!). Make the child within laugh hard and dance, make your own time matter, and put “me” at the top of the list!

    I can’t imagine moving every year of your child through teens! It does make a difference when birthdays are at the holidays. I’ve seen many children go through this “gift is for your birthday and Christmas” scenario! It might not make a difference as an adult, but it does as a child!

    Now, that you are reading my comment take some time and see all you wrote that you plan to do for your birthday and follow through with it! This is great stuff!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY…I’m sending wishes now so I don’t forget!LOL


    • I love it — my first Happy BD in 2012.

      I do that too, btw – as soon as I am aware of a special day, I don’t DARE wait, or the next thing I know it’s months later. Back up Jack, you missed it! Burma Shave.

      Is it too early to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you too?!


  5. Dan Bolton says:

    This is so much tougher than it looks. I constantly go to what my responsibilities are rather than what I want. I’m getting better though!


    • Thanks for you comment, Dan. We ALL tend to do that “responsibilities” thing! ESPECIALLY me. It is SO hard to remember that “all work and no play” is as wrong-headed as the other way around. Some years (um, like maybe THIS one?), only my birthday habit rescues me from it!


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