Brendan Mahan, MEd., MS, is a dynamic ADHD/Executive Function consultant, coach, and speaker. As a veteran educator, he is skilled at teaching people how to effectively manage the challenges they face. He loves to help people affected by ADHD troubleshoot, and redesign their lives in order to lessen the impact of the disorder.
An internationally recognized expert, highly engaging speaker, and host of the ADHD Essentials podcast, Brendan helps individuals, families and institutions address the emotional, academic and lifestyle impacts ADHD has on them. He gets ADHD because he has ADHD. (As well as a heck of a lot of experience and schooling!)
When meeting individually with clients, Brendan is caring, and understanding of the difficulties faced by those who suffer from ADHD, as well as the impact it has on those who love them. He sets realistic expectations, while encouraging his clients to strive to be 10% better.
In consultation, his interventions are well explained and targeted, while still being highly accessible and useful across multiple domains. Brendan works with educational institutions, employment organizations, mental health agencies and parenting groups.
In his workshops, Brendan shares personal stories, case studies, various intervention techniques, and important insights with a liberal dose of humor and caring. He trains schools from pre-K though college,
Brendan’s insights into the role ADHD plays in the lives of his clients, as well as his strategies for limiting the impact of the disorder, have benefited people from Massachusetts to California, and across the globe.
Brendan works with individuals, families and institutions who are affected by ADHD. Many of his clients are in a period of transition either at work, school, or in their relationships. Through careful questioning, education, skill building and trouble-shooting, Brendan helps them rebalance the influence ADHD has on them.
The better we understand ADHD and the way it impacts our lives, the more effectively we can manage it. ADHD is driven by a lack of skills, but those skills can be taught and developed. ADHD might still win sometimes, but if we commit to making steady progress, getting 10% better day-to- day and week-to- week, we’ll come out ahead in the long run.
- PODCAST 11: Respect as the Foundation of Family with Jessica, ADHD Mom
- PODCAST 10: Zerberts, Sensory Challenges, and Crayons in the Dryer with Eric Tivers, Parent with ADHD of a thrice-exceptional son
- PODCAST 9: Playing and Pausing with Dr. Kirsten Milliken, ADHD Parent and ADHD Expert
- PODCAST 8: Slow Mornings, Smashed Tasks, and Kindness Clipboards with Stephanie Letourneau, 3rd Grade Teacher