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ADHD FOCUS AREAS

  • ADHD Households
  • Parenting
  • Relationships
  • Career Coaching
  • Legal & Medical Professionals
  • Small Business Ownership & Startups
  • Academic Success/College Students 

 

Twila Gates, RN
Senior Credentialed ADHD Coach
Founder of ADHD Success Network, Inc.

 ABOUT TWILA

Twila has always combined systems and leadership with work that supports and inspires others. After ten years in accounting and business management, she moved on to Nursing in 1985, starting at bedside, then to Nurse Educator. She initiated and managed the Nursing Case Management Department at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix. Next she worked with TQM teams in data analysis and inter- departmental recommendations effecting change in work flow and information systems.

Twila utilizes her practical, creative, organizational, computer, and systems development expertise, her entrepreneurial skills and her diverse background to assist clients in achieving their goals. She offers her honesty, integrity and genuine caring to support clients through the coaching process. She encourages balance, self-awareness and simplification. She believes it is important to create systems and environments that support the person with ADD / ADHD just the way they are and that it is also important to focus on their gifts and talents.

Using these experiences, skills and her coach training she has coached her clients successfully for over 18 years while developing effective systems and strategies for those with ADD/ADHD.


CREATOR/AUTHOR:

ADHD SmartPlanner
College Student SmartPlanner
Sensible Systems Workbook
Goals Dissector Workbooklet
Moving Beyond ADHD & Perfectionism
Mindful Meditation/Attentional Guided Imagery
      Relaxing Into Anxiety & Fear
      Relaxing into Perfectionism
      Relaxing into Shame

Founded and developed the first ever ADHD Coaching Internship Program
Creative Director & Developer of the ADHD Success Network to debut in 2015


Articles

Are You Ready to Get Organized as a Team? Let's Play Ball!
The Finish Line: I Finally Found My Life!
Parenthood: The "Consistent & Creative" Stage of Life!
Don't have enough time? Simplify
ADHD Coach for Attention Deficit Disorder

FAVORITE QUOTE

"Genuine listening means suspending memory, desire and judgment -- and, for a moment at least, existing for the other person". Michael P Nichols

EDUCATION/AFFILIATIONS

  • Graduate School of Coaching
  • ADD coach training - Diana Edwards, MCC
  • ADHD Coaches Organization
  • Institute for the Advancement of ADHD Coaching
  • International Association of Coaches
  • Enneagram Spectrum coach training
  • Enneagram Spectrum Certified
  • Coachville
  • ADDA
  • Arizona State Board of Nursing

HONORS/AWARDS

Arizona Governors Award for Excellence in Nursing
Governor of the State of Arizona

College Valedictorian
Maricopa Tech

 

 

ADHD Coaching: What Our Clients Are Saying

"This note comes to say how much I appreciated your support and wisdom as my coach. You were an awesome aspect of my life. I'm not sure what this year has coming ... but whatever it is I am excited and looking forward to "it" ! All in all, I'm looking for good things to happen this year and I still recognize this past year as my "MIRACLE" Year because God provided immensely but most of all with help from him and others like you, Twila – I survived !!! "
Janice M.
Twila is a super coach -- attentive, caring, organized and skillful. I worked with Twila for several years and gained the much needed skills to handle numerous drises that I was experiencing after a divorce and in establishing myself in a career. Twila is nonjudgmental, very easy to talk to and insightful. One of the important life skills that I gained from our sessions was learning the difference between discernment and judgment and how to employ these insights in interpersonal relationships. If you are in transition and trying to figure out a new path, Twila will be a tremendous resource and personal advocate.
Sabrina - New York
“Coaching has been a true life changer & saver for me. Most likely the results are going to be different for everyone, as dictated by different situations. For me, this has not only helped my career and college goals become enjoyable and achievable, but it has almost essentially helped me to combine all of the important things in my life much more efficiently, so that I have been able to pretty much save the severe degradation of my marriage. ADD/ADHD has, without knowing that it even existed, been an absolute key product of absolute upheaval and chaos in my life. Since I’ve been getting help from Twila, I’m truly realizing what I’ve been missing most all of my life. Needless to say, I would highly encourage you to consider life coaching if it has been recommended, or you think it might possibly be helpful for you. So far so good for me.”
Glen H.
If you have come to a point in your life where you deeply desire to make adjustments in your thinking, habits, processes and/or performance, but feel stuck, Twila can provide tools, training, coaching and accountability necessary to get going and to achieve long term change.
Karl B
"What have I accomplished through coaching? A better question is what haven't I accomplished through coaching! To state it briefly, I have accomplished a Ph.D., salary raises of $60,000 over 6 years, 4 promotions, respected positions in Fortune 500 companies, and my own business. I have also accomplished a home-life balance, a positive focus on more structure in my parenting, and a greater sense of peace and direction in both my personal and professional lives. "Thank You" does not say it. "Bless you" comes closer."
Jeane F., PhD., Manager of Organizational Effectiveness
“My new house is coming along well. It should be ready by spring... When I move into the new home, my life has progressed in a way that will fit the new home, sort of like a snail growing and needing a new shell... Yes, I now have a full and well-rounded social life!”
Patricia T., Florida
"When I started working with my coach, Twila, I was looking for a coach because I was extremely frustrated by several things: my boss, lack of planning, disorganization, impatience... etc. Most of the goals I had initially (e.g. being calm, less angry, submitting expense reports, paying bills, starting to plan my day/week...) I accomplished in the first 6-9 months of coaching. Twila was excellent at helping me develop systems that worked for me.I appreciated that she was relatively available when I was having a hard issue with my boss. I developed an excellent relationship and friendship with my boss (who at the start I was saying I would never work for).Coaching has helped with the following:1. Keeps me focused on achieving my goal2. Provides supportive accountability (I had great experience at sliding by... without anyone noticing)3. Over time, Twila could help spot repeated cycles/behaviors I was not as aware of4. Ongoing encouragement... which I needed5. Helped me develop ways of "naturally" doing many of the mundane tasks I had avoided.6. My base salary has increased by 30%7. My work hours have decreased by 30%8. Return on investment (ROI) is approximately 525%9. My performance appraisal no longer says: "I should be more patient... or that I should not be frustrated by others." :-)I also enjoyed/enjoy the "coaching" time and found that just having the call would start calming/relaxing me.Twila has worked with me to allow me to keep and exploit the traits I like about ADHD (i.e. energy- some may call hyperactivity, ability to pay attention to several things at once, and handle urgent tasks) while changing the traits that frustrate me (and often others)." Kathrin
Kathrin K
"I discovered Twila two years ago during the most difficult time of my life. She has been instrumental in assisting me in creating systems and order in my life during a time when I felt completely lost after my husband left and sought full custody of our son. I am not sure how I would have navigated that past few years without Twila there by my side. She is an incredibly talented and intuitive coach, and I highly recommend her. Twila is very gifted in being able to quickly understand "where you are" and where you need support and/or structure. She will take a tailored approach to assisting you where you need help - whether it is regarding the structure of your day/planning and follow through, or how to make certain aspects of your life run smoothly, or understanding your personality type and how to work with it rather than against it. She is able to help you learn how to gain and maintain focus - which is a true blessing if you have ADHD. She is able to help you with how to create and maintain an orderly environment. She is able to help you in defining your values and living life with purpose. She is able to help you with how to effectively organize, plan and manage projects. She will gently help you see where you need help...which can often be in areas you never even knew you needed help! I honestly feel like I cannot do Twila justice with my inadequate attempt to describe what she has done for me. Twila has been instrumental in my life changing for the better in so many ways."
Wendy K.
“I’m doing really well. My business continues to flourish. One of my goals when I came to you was to make $90,000... Well, this year I made $113,000. I find that amazing. And I owe so much of my success to you, Twila. I have enough work lined up for next year to make that much again, but work 240 hours less! Now that’s even more amazing!
Kelly C.
"Before I worked with Twila I was feeling like life was pretty chaotic. I didn't seem to have a grip on things and I felt like my communication skills were poor. "I wasn't doing a good job of letting co-workers and my partner know what I needed from them. I seemed to be working under a general state of overwhelm. I have worked with Twila for a couple years. For me this has been time and money WELL SPENT. I am much more organized, thoughts and life. Before I couldn't see past the chaos but now I seem to be able to step back from things and see the real issues. I have been able to identify key areas needing attention in my life. I have made a lot of healthy improvements. This was something I didn't seem to be able to do on my own. I have improved my communication skills, personal and professional, and relationships are better. My partner said he has seen a great change in me all for the better. He has seen me grow and better myself and this has encouraged him to do some of his own work. Twila seems genuinely interested in my success as a person."
Kelly J., Washington