Hi, I am Patty.

Allow me to share a bit of my “ADHD” story…

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Hi, I’m Patty Blinderman, and I’m on a mission to empower individuals impacted by ADHD to thrive. My journey with ADHD has been a rollercoaster of challenges and growth, shaping me into the coach I am today.

As a mother of four, I always dreamed of being a mom. However, when I finally became one, I found myself struggling. I felt lost and inadequate, especially when one of my children began testing my limits in ways I didn’t understand. It was a defining moment when I realized that my usual strategies weren’t working, and I needed to seek help.

After receiving diagnoses for myself and a few of my children, I realized that our ADHD didn’t fit the stereotypical mold. Each of us had unique strengths and challenges, requiring a personalized approach to managing our ADHD. This realization was a turning point that led me to seek out experts, therapists, and coaches who could help us navigate this journey.

Since then, I’ve dedicated myself to learning everything I can about ADHD and executive function skills. I’ve completed multiple ADHD-specific coach training programs, earned professional certifications from both ICF and PAAC, and mentored other ADHD coaches. I’ve also created courses, started a podcast, and spoken at conferences to raise awareness about ADHD.

My greatest desire is to tilt the playing field in favor of individuals impacted by ADHD. The world is not naturally organized in a way that supports ADHD brains, but with ADHD-friendly approaches, we can each pave our own unique path and thrive.

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I firmly believe that coaches without ADHD-specific coach training, in addition to an intimate understanding of how ADHD shows up uniquely in each person, can unintentionally do more harm than good.

If you have ADHD and are looking for a coach, please confirm they meet these requirements: 

  • Completed ADHD educational training and Coach-Specific ADHD training to prepare them to coach individuals with ADHD.
  • Have a firm belief that ADHD can offer many strengths- and they coach each of their clients to utilize them. 
  • Are able to listen without judgment. (REALLY- NO JUDGEMENT!). People with ADHD are judged enough and do not want or need it from their coach!
  • When working with children and families, the coach has completed specific training focused on the unique skills needed to offer this service.


  • Seton Hall University- BS in Developmental Disorders and Elementary Education
  • Positive Intelligence and Mental Fitness Coach Training with Shirzad Chamine, 2022
  • Shifting to a Social Justice Mindset; JST Coaching & Training, 2020  
  • ADD Coach Academy: ADDCA Certified Coach Graduate (ACCG) in 2017  
  • Fundamentals of ADHD Coaching for Families, ADD Coach Academy, 2017   
  • Time Management Certification: Seeing My Time Professional Training, 2015 
  • CHADD Parent2Parent teacher training, 2014 
  • JST Coaching Teens and College Students with ADHD, 2014
  • ADD Coach Academy: Graduated from Advanced Coach Training Program, 2013    


  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)  
  • Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC)
  • Professional Member of Children and Adults with ADD (CHADD)  
  • Professional Member of American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders (APSARD)  
  • Professional member of the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO)  
  • Professional member of Attention Deficit Disorders Association (ADDA)
  • Member National Alliance on Mental Illness- North Carolina (NAMI-NC)  
  • Former member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)


In 3 words: I get it. I really do– and not only because I have over 25 years of experience living and working with individuals with ADHD and executive function challenges. That definitely helps, but by itself it is not nearly enough. My extensive training in ADHD and coaching individuals impacted by ADHD gives me a unique skillset that, when paired with my experience, adds incredible value for my clients. 

My credentials and training are listed in the “Credentials” box. I include them because they are important–and I am proud of them. However, I hope you will work with me not only because of my credentials, but because when you do, you know that what gets me up in the morning, every morning, is my passion for supporting individuals impacted by ADHD.  I know how often we hear our own inner “gremlin” or “Saboteur” saying things like “What’s wrong with you, why can’t you get started?,” or “Why can’t you just get out the door, on time?”. I love watching my clients change those negative thoughts into positive ones – and I can’t wait to talk with you to see if we are a good fit to work together.


  • Faculty Member- ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA), 2019-2021
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and registered mentor coach- International Coaching Federation (ICF)  
  • Professional Certified ADHD Coach (PCAC)- Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) 
  • Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) Board Member, 2017-2021 
  • ADDCA Certified Coach Graduate (ACCG)- ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) 
  • Among the first ADHD Coaches in the world to complete the coach training course, Fundamentals of ADHD Coaching for Families, 2017 
  • Completed the JST Coaching accredited coach training program “Coaching Teens and College Students with ADHD” 
  • Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization  


“Thank you so much for everything you have helped me with. I’ve grown as a person in the direction I hoped I would and that’s all because of your coaching. It has definitely had a positive impact on my life. I can’t thank you enough!” 

M.C., NC

“You keep me moving and trying new things to help me continue finding the systems that work for me . . . so I can use that energy for other things! You have provided so much needed support and ideas on how to approach challenges. I am beyond grateful!! You have helped build up my confidence.”

B.M., CA

“Patty met me right where I was and honored my personal process. I am so grateful for the support to keep me moving forward!”

B.W., OR
Business Executive

“So much of our work together increases my awareness. More of the same please, Coach!”

C.I., IL

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