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 started working with Patty at a very scary time in my executive functioning journey. My grades in college were quickly falling due to burnout. My family and I were having issues with my lack of cleanliness, and my mental state was rocky at best. I stepped back from academics over the summer and focused solely on my summer job and executive functioning work with Patty.
My first massive achievement was finding the motivation to go back to classes in the fall, as I had been planning a gap semester. Working weekly and then bi-weekly with Patty, I was able to make this happen. I’m on track to score the highest GPA I've ever achieved at my university, one of the most academically rigorous in the state. The changes took a little time to start, but once they did they were very rapid, especially academically.
I would recommend anyone who struggles with executive functioning to Patty. Her gentle and “alternative” (for lack of a better word) methods of teaching have made my life so much better! I’ve even helped those around me with their own challenges with what I’ve learned. The skills she teaches are easy to learn, and if they don’t stick, then she tries something else until she finds what works for each client. She’s great to talk to and relatable, plus fun to talk to and celebrate successes with when they start rolling in. I definitely will recommend anyone and everyone work with her when they need it!
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.”