Pete Quily Quoted in Globe and Mail Article on Adult ADHD Coaching, Creating Systems That Work, and the Positives of ADHD
I was quoted in an article on Adult ADHD in Monday's Globe and Mail Newspaper (the major National Canadian Newspaper) written by Adriana Barton, Oct. 3rd, 2011 p L1 in the Life section.
"But meds aren’t the only answer, says Pete Quily, a Vancouver-based life coach for people with ADHD.
Mr. Quily helps clients create systems for completing tasks on their to-do lists and foreseeing distractions that may interfere with their goals. As well, he brainstorms with clients to fill gaps in their social skills and find ways to maintain their self-care. “A big problem with ADHD is remembering to eat, exercise and sleep,” says Mr. Quily, whose services cost $250 to $360 a month.
ADHD isn’t all bad, says Mr. Quily, who has the disorder himself. People with ADHD tend to be great multi-taskers and highly creative, and can “hyper focus” on activities that interest them, Mr. Quily says. He points to successful figures with ADHD such as athlete Michael Phelps and Kinko’s founder Paul Orfalea."