Brett's Corporate-Focused Services

  • C-Level ADHD Education
  • Speaking Engagements
  • HR Training & Workshops
  • Workplace Coaching for Staff Members Who Have ADHD
  • Leadership Coaching for Managers of Staff Members Who Have ADHD
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The most important asset within any corporate environment is its people. They are usually the face of the company to your customers and they determine your production or output levels. The truth is, successful and effectively managed employees are the life-blood of any successful business.

If you find yourself frustrated by a talented employee who is undermined by seemingly inexplicable, but persistent issues with performance consistency, it’s quite possible there’s a specific reason. And that reason may be that he or she has ADHD.

As an employer, you want to create a positive and productive work environment where every employee can achieve their full potential and feel a shared sense of accomplishment. If you have employees who are impacted by ADHD or Executive Function challenges, then knowing and understanding how to help them manage their ADHD-associated strengths, as well as challenges, is a great place to start.

Brett can help you learn to identify ADHD-related challenges in your workforce, and effectively support and manage them in a way that allows you to capitalize on their natural strengths and talents with his corporate-focused information sessions and workshops.


Brett's Talks

Talk #1 – Corporate-Focused

Unleashing the Power of ADHD in the Workforce and Turning it Into Your Secret Weapon

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the workplace costs Canadian business to an estimated $7 Billion annually in lost productivity and ineffective use and management of skills. Estimates provided by CADDAC (Centre For ADHD Awareness, Canada), put the instance of ADHD at 1 in 25 in Canadian adults. That means that ADHD affects about 420,000 members of the SME workforce. Not the “insignificant” disorder some think.

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What most don’t realize is that once identified and properly managed, employees with ADHD bring with them incredible soft-skills that include innovative thinking, fierce independent spirit, incredible intuition, creativity, strong inter-personal skills and undying loyalty, just to name a few.

Aside from achieving huge success in business, Virgin founder Richard Branson, Jet Blue’s David Neelman and Ikea innovator Ingvar Kamprad have one other thing in common... they all have ADHD.

So if you want to foster entrepreneurial attitudes within your organization; if intuitive, independent and innovative thinking are high on your list of qualities in an employee; and if you consider yourself an employer who focuses on hiring based on soft-skills that can’t be taught, learning how to make the most out of your 1 in 25 should be a high priority on your HR plan.

Delivery Options
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1. One-Hour Lunch and Learn
  • Understanding ADHD (What it is & What it is NOT)
  • Its causes and treatment
  • The connection between ADHD and executive function skills
  • Its prevalence and impact in the Workplace
  • Perfect for C-Level Education and Awareness
2. Half-Day OR Full-Day HR Workshop
  • Understanding ADHD (What it is & What it is NOT)
    • Its causes and treatment
    • The connection between ADHD & executive function skills
  • The prevalence of ADHD in the workplace
    • Workplace Impacts
    • The Tremendous Upside
  • Effective Management Methods
    • Acknowledging and focusing on natural strengths
    • Adjusting priorities and responsibilities
    • Recognizing when to ease and when to push
    • Establishing clear boundaries
    • Reducing ambiguity
  • Management Responsibilities
    • Creating a supportive work environment
    • Providing appropriate accommodations
    • Easing the burden of disclosure
    • Reducing stigma
    • Legislative responsibilities as an employer
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After The Talk

Brett will offer customized coaching solutions to corporate clients to work with their executive teams and with any specific employees who have ADHD as requested.


Talk #2 – Personal Development-Focused

How Changing the Way You See Things… Can be as Powerful as Changing the Way You Do Things – The Creation of ‘Brett-2.0’

Brett talks about some of the challenges and internal discontentment he experienced over a life-time of living with ADHD, and about the impact of his eventual diagnosis (at age 43). The talk is largely focused on a decision he made to re-invent his career and much of his perspective on life into what he affectionately refers to as Brett–2.0. Throughout the talk, he highlights some of the key new ideas he adopted along the way that may serve to demonstrate the power of perspective shift for anyone seeking meaningful change in their life… whatever the specific context.

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Depending upon the length of the talk, these ideas and concepts may include any or all of the following:
  • Realizing that Right and Wrong are a State of Mind… Not a State of Being
  • The Connection of how we Receive and Perceive to how we Transmit and Commit
  • Letting go of Perfection in the Pursuit of Excellence
  • The value of Taking a Leap of Faith
  • Learning to place priority on “The Home Team”
  • Embracing Your Differences
  • Taking a “Strength-Based” Approach to Life
  • Understanding the Difference Between a Reason and an Excuse
  • Becoming Temporarily Comfortable with Discomfort
  • Recognizing the Difference Between “Intelligent” and “Clever”
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Here’s Some of What Your Audience Will Discover In This Talk • • •
  • How shifts in perspective can be a catalyst for creating change
  • That the unexpected can provide opportunities just as well as challenges
  • How the choices we make influence our ability to move forward
  • That our lives are greatly influenced by the “stories” we create
  • That beliefs are the basis of our stories
  • That there are beliefs that serve to liberate and those that serve to limit our growth
  • That there are very few absolute truths in life
  • That they may actually have more control over their outcomes than they think
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Delivery Options
1. Keynote Address
2. Concurrent Session
  • Can be adjusted to meet allotted time
  • Generally run about an hour straight time
  • Brett encourages audience interaction and questions and with that considered will commit up to 2 hours as required.

Interested in having Brett provide ADHD training to your business?

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