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Find your own way

I help people with ADHD understand their unique brain, develop the skills needed to manage every area of their lives, and breakthrough their shame cycles.

 

There are too many opportunities to feel misunderstood and like an outsider. We grow up seeing peers please the world with their ability to remember important dates, do what they said they’d do, not interrupt and let others talk.


Being a woman with ADHD can be lonely.

I have two sisters (+2 brothers!) by birth and mannnny more sisters by choice. They never leave me wondering if I belong, and they grow with me in understanding my unique way of moving through the world.

Thriving Sister Coaching was born of my deep love for my role as a sister.


I am good at being a sister - at holding space, encouraging learning, and providing gentle accountability with a hearty dose of laughter.


Everything feels harder than it should and nobody seems to get you and your struggle.


If that describes your experience, I want you to know that a lot of what you’re struggling with may, in fact, be harder than it is for others. You’re not imagining it.


You do things your own way and sometimes it takes too long or doesn’t work out. I get it. I’ve lived it and I’m helping other mamas slow the spinning and move forward.


Can you imagine your life with less shame and more space for healing and growth?

 

About me

Hi! I'm Elizabeth Brink. I help women with ADHD heal shame to create a life that works for them.


My clients are building the skills to coach themselves through their personal and professional lives.


I'm a middle-aged mama who has a neurodivergent brain with a side of anxiety. I've felt stuck, embarrassed, and afraid of being 'found out.'


Before coaching, I enjoyed a career in project management and employee engagement in big tech, non-profits, and for a boutique strategy consulting firm. I understand what it's like for women with ADHD in the workplace, plus the difficulties of working while caregiving.


I am trained and mentored by some of the neurodiversity coaching greats, Nancy Ratey, Linda Roggli, and Denslow Brown. I'm also currently training in somatic trauma therapy modalities, which are incredible tools for gaining confidence to function in ways that suit you best.  

I live in Kansas City, MO with my husband and two young children, who keep us busy and entertained.

I am honored to come alongside others on their journey to self-acceptance, healing, and empowered living.

 
 
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Elizabeth Brink is an AMAZING coach! She is dedicated, and has an authentic, caring style, with a dash of no bull. I’ve mentored Elizabeth and also used her as my own coach. With tremendous skill and compassion, she coached me through some tough times. I trust Elizabeth implicitly and recommend her to anyone who is ready to live a better, less stressful life!

Nancy A. Ratey
ED.M., ABDA, MCC, SCAC, BCC and Author of “The Disorganized Mind”

Work with Me

The ADHD Enclave

The Enclave is a private membership for women with ADHD to learn and grow together through group support and coaching. ​Life can be better, calmer, and more satisfying with ADHD. Now you can finally talk about the things that really matter with other smart, brave women for as little as $35 a month.​We have several ways to connect through online posting, body double sessions, special events, and add-on live meetings.The Park in The ADHD Enclave is exclusively for mothers with ADHD, and meets twice a month on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday evenings. Click the link below to learn more and join us!Learn more and join us!

Working Comfortably

Coaching for Mothers with ADHD

Great for any mother who has ADHD or is struggling to manage the internal and external chaos. She's ready to get to know herself and learn to solve her own problems. We'll also explore the added challenges of parenting with ADHD, anxiety, and/or depression.

Standard coaching sessions are 60 minutes.


Unlimited messaging support is provided between sessions, so you can continue reflecting and problem-solving during the week.

Coaching is pre-paid by the month. Each month includes three weekly sessions with the last week of the month off. The current monthly rate is $400.

I ask clients to expect to work with me for at least two months, but there is no limit on how long we continue. Most clients work with me for five to ten months.


I'm currently scheduling 4-8 weeks out for new clients.

To join the waiting list, please complete the contact form at the top of the page.

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Individual Coaching

Perfect for the overloaded woman who is ready to get to the root of what's in your way. You need direct support as you work to get unstuck from internal and external chaos.

Standard coaching sessions are 60 minutes. Unlimited messaging support is provided between sessions, so you can continue reflecting and problem-solving during the week.


Coaching is pre-paid by the month. Each month includes three weekly sessions with the last week of the month off. The current monthly rate is $400.


I ask clients to expect to work with me for at least two months, but there is no limit on how long we continue. Most clients work with me for five to ten months.


I'm currently scheduling 4-8 weeks out for new clients.

To join the waiting list, please complete the contact form at the top of the page.

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We can see the Emerald City, but not the Yellow Brick Road. There's a reason Dorothy had companions singing "Follow the Yellow Brick Road" on repeat. We need others to journey with us as we find our way.

Coach Elizabeth Brink

 
 

FAQ

 

What is ADHD coaching?

The coach brings structure and safety for the overwhelmed client to process and problem solve their challenges.


According to the ADHD Coaching Organization (ACO), "ADHD Coaching addresses the specific needs and aspirations of the individual being coached. Unlike other forms of coaching, however, ADHD Coaching also addresses the specific needs of clients who have ADHD or ADHD-like symptoms. It is a supportive, collaborative, goal-oriented process.


Because ADHD Coaching specifically addresses the needs of people affected by ADHD, it is a seamless blend of three distinct elements, each employed by the coach as needed:

  • Coaching: Similar to other forms of coaching - like life coaching or executive coaching - ADHD coaching is client-centered, client-driven, and confidential. ADHD Coaches regard the client as an intact, creative, and resourceful person, and approach the coaching through an ADHD-informed lens. ADHD coaches facilitate the client’s actions toward self-awareness and the identification and achievement of the client’s self-identified goals, providing structure and accountability as needed.

  • Skills Coaching:  The ADHD coach and client collaborate to develop conscious awareness of the client’s strengths and challenges.  Leveraging that awareness, the coach supports the client in creating systems and strategies tailored to the client’s needs and to strengthen the client’s ability to manage the pragmatic aspects of life.

  • Education: The coach helps to educate the client about ADHD and how it affects them across a lifetime.  The coach may also provide information regarding tools, resources, and referrals specific to ADHD (or related to ADHD), as well as research-based information relevant to the client’s needs and interests."


Wondering what it could help you work on? Email me! connect@thrivingsistercoaching.com 

What can coaching improve?

Coaching can improve a variety of daily life and work. The client's goals are identified in the first two sessions, and revisited periodically. Some things my clients are working to improve include

  • time awareness + estimating

  • setting + remembering goals

  • breaking down projects + tasks

  • prioritization, organization, + planning skills

  • decision making, self-confidence, + reducing shame

  • your responses to challenges

  • managing negative emotions, triggers, + energy​

  • communicating + connecting with others 

From ACO: "A recent review of research on ADHD coaching indicates that ADHD coaching contributes positively to improved functioning in individuals with ADHD across the age span.  Numerous, varied studies examined diverse outcomes of coaching for ADHD, and their findings showed that ADHD coaching can improve ADHD symptoms, executive functioning related behaviors, self-esteem, well-being and quality of life.  Learn more about ADHD Coaching research.​"

What happens in a coaching session?

We'll start by setting an overarching goal to work on together and then each session we'll dig into a related topic of your choice. It's fine if another topic bubbles up, but the goals will ensure you get what you most need from coaching. Each week I'll ask you to define the topic, identify any objectives for the discussion, and determine the success measures so we know you got what you needed.

What are your fees?

Coaching is pre-paid by the month. Each month includes three weekly sessions with the last week of the month off. The current monthly rate is $400.


I ask clients to expect to work with me for at least two months, but there is no limit on how long we continue. Most clients work with me for five to ten months.


I'm currently scheduling 4-8 weeks out for new clients.

To join the waiting list, please complete the contact form at the top of the page.


Payment plans are available.

Each coaching session is one hour and includes unlimited support via messaging in between sessions.

Couples coaching is available upon request.

Can I book a consult to learn more?

I am currently booking new clients 4-8 weeks out.

Complete the form here and I'll be in touch to connect. 


I look forward to meeting you! 

What's on my mind

I love to write, but sometimes I need a place to try on ideas. Hear my 'rough draft' thoughts on all things personhood, neurodivergent living, and healing in my Sunday letters.

 

Are you in crisis?

If you are in crisis, please text CONNECT to 741741

to talk to someone trained to help you out of the deep end.

Learn more about the Crisis Text Line here.