094: ADHD organisation tips with Sharon Collon

Season #10

Discover practical strategies to reduce mental load, boost productivity, and streamline life admin with ADHD coach Sharon Collon. 


Sharon is an award winning qualified ADHD coach and owner of The Functional Family, which specialises in providing support and strategies for people with ADHD (and those that support them).

Sharon lives with her husband and 3 boys, all who have severe ADHD. 

Whether it be through Adult ADHD Coaching, Parent Mentoring, the low cost membership, the 6 week program or the ADHD families Podcast, she provides a safe place for people with ADHD to learn about their brain and create strategies that work for them.


In this episode, Mia interviews Sharon Collon, who shares insights into the strengths and challenges of the ADHD brain and how individuals and families dealing with ADHD can get organised in a way that works for them.



Understanding ADHD: Neurological Differences and Executive Function Challenges


Sharon explains that ADHD is a neurological difference often characterised by impaired executive functions such as focus, memory, task prioritisation, and emotional regulation. She emphasises that ADHD goes beyond just a focus issue and affects various aspects of life.


Embracing the Superpowers of the ADHD Brain


Despite the challenges, Sharon highlights the incredible strengths of the ADHD brain, including creativity, unique problem-solving abilities, and innovative thinking. She encourages individuals with ADHD to harness their superpowers and learn how to utilise their brain effectively.


Challenges Faced by Individuals with ADHD


Sharon discusses the common challenges faced by individuals with ADHD, such as emotional regulation, low stress resilience, and difficulty with routine tasks like managing finances and household chores. She emphasises the importance of understanding individual strengths and weaknesses to create effective strategies.


Practical Strategies for Managing ADHD


Sharon provides practical tips for managing ADHD, including setting up routines, delegating tasks, and utilising tools like online shopping and meal planning to streamline daily activities. She emphasises the significance of communication, gratitude, and planning to reduce stress and improve productivity.


Creating a Supportive Environment for Individuals with ADHD


Sharon emphasises the importance of creating a supportive environment for individuals with ADHD, including implementing family meetings, setting clear goals, and utilising tools like body doubling to enhance focus and productivity. She encourages individuals to seek support and explore strategies that work best for them.


Empowering Individuals with ADHD


Sharon's approach focuses on empowering individuals with ADHD to embrace their unique abilities, overcome challenges, and lead fulfilling lives. By understanding their brain's functioning and implementing tailored strategies, individuals can navigate daily tasks more effectively and experience greater joy and success.