Meet Coach Carlene

An Executive, Life & ADHD Coach
ready to serve your
professional and personal needs.


Entrepreneur. Coach. Leader. I never imagined holding these roles. My lifelong fascination with what makes people tick and the power of personal growth overruled my introversion, driving me out of my comfort zone to build a business.

I started off college as a journalism major and graduated with a finance degree. I had amazing corporate jobs, amazing colleagues!

Then, coaching found me after a couple family members were diagnosed with ADHD. Desperate to help them, I took several classes on ADHD and found life coaching to be a game changer for ADHD treatment. Throughout my coach training and certification, I discovered coaching came naturally to me. Here I am all these years later, doing something I didn’t even know existed 20 years ago – Life Coaching and ADHD.

I found so many ADHD’ers are creative entrepreneurs and small business owners. I’m known for being a life-long learner, for being honest and authentic. And with that, it was a no-brainer for me to complete training in Executive Coaching to better support my clients.

Professionally I describe myself as an Executive, Life and ADHD Coach.

I bring to my coaching work extensive corporate experience in Finance and Supply Chain at McDonald’s Corporation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Unocal, and Household Finance.

I am a featured expert in U.S. News and World Report and a contributing author to the best-selling books, “Inspirational Ways to Succeed with ADHD”and “Wacky Ways to Succeed with ADHD.”

What I love about what I do is that I help people every day bring various aspects of their lives together – helping them develop strategies, crush self-doubt, and work towards their goals both personally and professionally.

As an empath and a certified Social & Emotional Intelligence Coach (EQ) I know that soft skills are the differentiator in being an effective leader.

Beyond 1:1 coaching I’ve expanded my services to reach more people & organizations through group & team coaching and on-line courses.

While journalism and the news media were not for me, I’ve kept my love of writing alive through my blog.

If you’re interested in learning more about how coaching can support you 📞SCHEDULE A COMPLIMENTARY CALL WITH ME here: welcome.coachcarlene.com/schedule


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Bonus: Get your FREE Guide: The Habit of Self-Doubt: Crush It and Build Real Confidence here: welcome.coachcarlene.com/confidence

In my spare time, I indulge in singing at the top of my lungs at country music concerts with family and friends. Yes, I loved country music long before it was cool to love country music. I can’t get enough of my beautiful Shetland Sheepdogs. I was lucky enough to have 3 of them for several years. And, I long for more days at the ocean, kicked back with a good book.

Oh, almost forgot. Here’s other important stuff you probably want to know too:

  • I live in Naperville, Illinois with my 3 girls and husband of 26 years.
  • ACC Credentialed through the ICF (International Coaching Federation)
  • Certified Mental Health First Aid Responder
  • Certified in Positive Psychology by North Carolina University at Chapel Hill
  • Successfully completed Executive Function training through Rush Neurobehavioral Center.
  • Contributing Author to the 2014 Inspirational Ways to Succeed With ADHD and 2015 Wacky Ways to Succeed with ADHD in support of ADHD Awareness.
  • BS in Finance
  • Professional Affiliations:
    Active member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), ADHD Coaching Organization (ACO), ADDA, and CHADD.

As a Life Coach specializing in ADD/ADHD, I work with people of all ages who are ready to move past their ADD/ADHD challenges, focus on their strengths and flourish in their personal, academic and business lives.

I invite you to read more about my ADHD and Coaching journey.

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