Coaching Endorsements

Amazing Coaching Endorsements

for the comprehensive brain-based Coaching
I developed during the most active period of
The Optimal Functioning Institute™
and deliver still today

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From Wayne Smith

See: Executive Functioning Disorder: Not Just Kid Stuff

When I was diagnosed with Executive Function Disorder I was at a loss as to how to deal with this issue as I faced the now, and as I faced the future.

My work requires keeping a lot of “balls in the air” and I was not successfully juggling all the tasks required. But I love what I do and find it very fulfilling. 

I was beginning to wonder if I was going to have to make an unhappy change.

When I first spoke with Madelyn I was amazed at her resume (as a pioneer in the field) and I feel extremely blessed to have had someone with her knowledge and experience to come along side of me to face the challenges of EFD.  

I loved the opportunity to connect with her professionally even though the distance made it impossible to meet in person.  It was also a bonus for me that we could have our appointments on the phone, and that we could do it at times that would not be the norm in other situations.  Additionally Madelyn worked with me to tailor the appointments to my needs with such things as including my wife on some appointments, thereby helping to strengthen and reinforce the things that I learned in our sessions.

I believe that Madelyn’s help was a great investment and has been invaluable in helping me to reach higher levels of life function.   I’m still doing the work I love and have much more confidence and success in managing my “juggling” than in the past.

Wayne Smith
Little Rock, Arkansas

From Steve Kohlenberger

To those reading, I am a proud graduate of MGH and Peggy’s ADD in the Spirit Coach Training program.

My wife Nancie Kohlenberger, award winning author of the book, “Couples Guide to Thriving with ADHD,” and I together provide ADHD Couples Support (Coaching and Psychotherapy) in California, and ADHD Couples Support (Coaching and Consulting) elsewhere (by video conference call).

We sit side by side, in front of our computer or in our office, face to face in front of our client couples where at least one has ADHD. We both have ADHD so we both know what it feels like.

You and Peggy can call us one of your success stories.
I am grateful for your training, coaching, and mentoring Madelyn.

Steve Kohlenberger
ADHD Couples Coach

From Jeanie Smith

Madelyn has coached me at various times during the last 5 years. She is a delight to talk to and a wise and fun mentor!  I consider it a Godsend that I found her! 

Her insight into the issues surrounding ADD is astounding! I loved the way she was able to name many of the issues that for me had been numberless and nameless frustrations for years!  At last I had a way to understand what was happening to me!

And the best part, was that she had concrete ways to help me deal with the problems and move out of my “stuck”-ness and depression.

My coaching with Madelyn began when my husband was diagnosed with EFD.  I had been diagnosed years before with ADD.  We were at a very challenging place in our marriage and Madelyn was able to come alongside us and teach us to work together.

Our marriage is healthier and happier than ever
and Madelyn’s coaching played big part in that!

Jeanie Smith
Little Rock, Arkansas

In Confidence

In my field I am known as a coaching professional who specializes in getting research scientists journal-published and keeping them on track during the proposal writing process. Many of my clients work with military or government labs. Even though I understand how to work with ADD due to my own, I don’t call myself an ADD Coach for a number of reasons.

Credentials are important in my industry. I coached with Madelyn for several years at the beginning of my training and early practice years to learn how to work with my own ADD challenges, and intensively during the time that I was applying for ICF certification.

  • The certification process is, as she says,
    “administratively intense.”
  • I can assist my clients, but cutting through red tape in my own life is not exactly at the top of the list of things I demonstrate with excellence.

In my case, it wasn’t a relatively simple matter of turning in a list of names with appointment times and dates that some other certified coach could call to verify that I had accumulated the requisite hours of coaching experience.

  • Because of their high level security clearances, I had to sign comprehensive non-disclosure documents before working with a majority of my clients.
  • It was almost as if I had to start all over with clients outside my practice focus to come up with enough hours to qualify.

I doubt I would have the career success I have experienced over the years had it not been for Madelyn’s help breaking things down and coaching me to follow through, along with her encouragement during the many times that things bogged down.

I want to make my appreciation count by being as specific as possible, but I am still legally bound by confidentiality agreements.  I can’t name names or connect my name to my involvement, and even this testimonial had to be vetted and approved.

Science Coach – USA

I extend my sincere appreciation to everyone willing to put their feelings about coaching with me “on paper,” along with my abject apologies if YOUR endorsement is not yet included above.  I am still gathering and collating email endorsements and testimonials.

I will add new ones as I have the time and focus to add them to this page.

If you are an ex-client who wants to add your voice, or have a new website or blog you’d like to let folks know about, leave a link in the comments section below, along with any news of what you have done since and are doing NOW. 

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