Neurodivergent Life Coaching
Are you tired of struggling with things that other people seem to do easily? Neurodivergent people experience, interpret, and interact with the world in unique ways that are different, not less. Because the world is not designed for them, daily life is often more difficult due to neurological differences that influence relationships, sensory sensitivities, executive functioning, and learning.
Despite their many strengths, they often end up with chronic frustration and an alphabet soup of diagnoses that leave them feeling broken. As a life coach to both neurodivergent adults and their parents, we help them navigate their neurodivergence and unlock their full potential through a process of self-understanding, goal-setting, and skill-building to help them thrive. We are part teachers, part mentors, part cheerleaders, and part (shame-free) accountability partners.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
I reached out to Patty after many years of trying to find the appropriate help and support for our teenage son. He had struggled since he was little with speech disfluency, sensory overload, emotional regulation, and maintaining friendships. He was diagnosed with a multitude of disorders including mood, anxiety, ADHD, and more. Nobody said autism, though our son wondered about it, as did I. Finally, he got the diagnosis and his struggles at last made some sense.
Once I heard Patty’s voice on the phone and her compassionate and can-do approach I felt immediate relief. Patty truly cares and it’s evident. She is available and responsive and has strategies for our son and for our family that have been more helpful than any doctor or therapist has been throughout our five-year search. She is knowledgeable, incredibly organized, and follows through with what she says she will do, writing up summaries after coaching sessions and reiterating what’s expected for the upcoming week.
We’ve learned to use different language (word choice) to have more effective communication with our son and have incorporated specific strategies to improve daily living. We’ve been working with Patty for the last several months and our lives are immeasurably better because of it.
Anybody who struggles with the challenges of autism, whether it’s executive functioning, relationships or just about anything else, could benefit from Patty’s expertise. She has been a true blessing for our son and our whole family.
About Head Coach Patty Laushman
I am a coach, educator, author, and speaker on the topic of neurodiversity. I understand the impact of being neurodivergent in a world built for neurotypicals. I come from the neurodiversity perspective, and I also acknowledge the challenges differences can pose to daily living. In my coaching practice, I am an autism life skills and parent coach with both personal and professional experience with neurodiversity. I help autistic teens, adults, and their parents develop understanding, set and achieve goals, acquire skills, and ultimately thrive. I provide coaching sessions via Zoom with clients worldwide. Every neurodivergent person possesses a unique set of strengths and weaknesses. We collaborate to identify their top goals and figure out which strengths can be leveraged while also identifying and overcoming any barriers that may be in the way of reaching their goals. Each coaching plan I develop is as personalized as my clients are unique. My mission is to empower my clients to become their own best coaches and coach myself out of a job. I collaborate as part of a team with other professionals and family members to provide the most client-centered solutions to a variety of life challenges. I am a Certified Autism Coach through Asperger/Autism Network (AANE), a 14-year program that has coached 3,000+ teens and adults on the autism spectrum through their LifeMAP (Life Management Assistance) program. I am a Certified Autism Specialist and Board Certified Cognitive Specialist through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). I am ACRE-certified in employment services for people with disabilities (basic level). I am also an active member of the Asperger/Autism Professional Coaching Association (AAPCA), a professional development resource and support for professionals who coach, guide, and advise older teens and adults with Asperger's/autism and similar neurodivergent profiles. Before I was an autism life coach, I started and ran a technology services company which I grew for nine years and sold in 2012. I also worked as a solo sales development consultant for eight years. Coaching is the fourth business I've started, and for neurodivergent clients who are looking to start their own businesses, I am uniquely qualified to be their business coach. My business background is detailed in my LinkedIn profile. I earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Northern Colorado with a minor in music performance. I earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder with an emphasis in integrated marketing communications. I also earned a secondary science teaching license from Metropolitan State College of Denver and briefly taught chemistry in a public high school. I am also a home educator to an amazing, profoundly gifted, multi-exceptional, neurodivergent teen. I live in the Denver/Boulder metro area. In my spare time, I enjoy everything the outdoors has to offer, especially hiking, backpacking, and camping. I love heavy metal music and watching crime and medical television dramas. My favorite television series is Star Trek: The Next Generation, and my favorite movies are Apollo 13 and Titanic. I’m also an avid reader, as evidenced by the numerous stacks of books all over my house.
Dr. Temple Grandin
“The most interesting people you’ll find are ones that don’t fit into your average cardboard box. They’ll make what they need. They’ll make their own boxes.”