Executive function is effectively a person’s ability to regulate themselves. It can be broken down into the following model:
Persisting Toward Goals
Planning & Prioritizing
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.
Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., MS., is an internationally recognized ADHD/Executive Function expert, and an engaging, sought-after speaker. He is the producer and host of the “ADHD Essentials” podcast.
Brendan helps individuals, families, schools, and businesses manage the challenges of ADHD. His approach blends education, collaborative problem-solving, and accountability, with compassion, humor, and a focus on strengths and growth.