“Karen’s Noggin’ 🧠 Nuggets” #43 ~ October 2022


Have you ever met someone in your life and thought, where have you been my whole life? You are so impacted by this individual that all you could think was how grateful you are that they did show up in your life. And then you take the opportunity to tell them “I’m So Happy You Were Born” on their birthday! If so, that’s great! If not, maybe you’ll be inspired by my story. 

On this day as an “I’m So Happy You Were Born” Birthday Blog, I want to celebrate a person who came into my life on November 10, 2021.  I did not meet her in person, but rather through the internet on my phone. I was watching a video in hopes of learning more about ADHD and I listened to this beautiful, intelligent, and funny lady tell me about the power of coaching. After watching that video several times and taking notes, I never in my wildest dreams would imagine what an impact she would make on my life. 

I immediately went to her website and learned as much as I could about ADHD Life Coaching, the program, and the assessment to see if this profession was a good fit for me. I listed my pros and cons, contacted former students who are currently coaching to get their feedback, and of course, prayed to see if this is the next chapter in my life that God wanted me to pursue. I became consumed with learning as much as I could about iACTcenter.com. It was 36 years ago that I earned my Bachelors of Science Degree in Social Work and now I was registered to go back to school. 

For me to return to school is a miracle and it’s because of this amazing lady’s sacrifice and passion to build an institution that I believe God led me to. I was so excited. I had just heard about this profession of ADHD Life Coach the prior month, I’m now enrolled and will start classes the next month. I devoured everything I could about this new person who is speaking my language. I listened to her on a variety of videos, read her books and learned as much as I could before classes began. I wanted to be prepared for the classes at her school. 

January 11, 2022, was the first day of classes and all the students were on Zoom for the start of what would be an incredible journey and adventure. Knowing that this lady I was introduced to in November who is the founder and director of the school may not necessarily be our instructor for our class, I didn’t know who would teach us until that day. Can you imagine my surprise when this same person who I saw on that video in November showed up on my laptop screen for our Zoom Meeting for our class? I couldn’t believe she was teaching my class. The same person who is known worldwide as a leader and pioneer in the ADHD world. I’m now going to be taught by the best of the best and I was in shock and awe as I hung on to every word she spoke in that first class. 

Throughout the year of classes, I continued to be in awe of the wisdom and knowledge that she possessed and was eager to share what she knows. One of our workshops was 6 hours long. She continued pouring into us without taking a break. Her passion and commitment are evident and still to this day, I hang on to every word she says so I don’t miss anything. Which is how I found out about her birthday. She mentioned it quietly in class and I immediately wrote it on my calendar. 

As I reflect on the impact that she has made in my life this year, I’m so thankful that I have the opportunity to tell her how much she means to me. It’s been almost a year since I began this journey and how appropriate that a new journey will begin on her birthday. As a pioneer in the industry, once again she steps out in faith to help advance the awareness of ADHD with an Advance Certified ADHD Life Coach Training Program. I have the honor of being one of only 10 people chosen for this program. 

Today, it is appropriate to give honor where honor is due. I know that I’m not the only person she has impacted however, I could not let this opportunity pass to tell her “I’m so HAPPY you were born”!!!

Part of ADHD Awareness is to be mindful of who has impacted your life and to take the time to let them know how much they mean to you while they are here to receive it. As you are impacted by them, you just never know the impact you can make on their life by encouraging them with your testimony. 

I hope and pray that you have people in your life who impact you so much that you want to tell them and everyone that “I’m so HAPPY you were born”!!!

For more information on this subject and/or if you would like to work with a Life Coach to work through some struggles or have someone beside you as you navigate this life, contact Karen at https://happybrainlifecoach.com/

Thank you for reading “Karen’s Noggin’ 🧠 Nuggets” #43 ~ October 2022

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