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Sep 21, 2020



Elaine Taylor-Klaus is a professional coach, author, and proud mother in an ADHD family. She co-founded Impact Parents, a virtual community providing coaching, training, and support for parents with complex kids. Elaine found inspiration in co-founding the company when she discovered she has ADHD at the age of 40. Elaine is also the author of The Essential Guide to Raising Complex Kids with ADHD, Anxiety, and More, a teaching and coaching guide for parents who have complex children.


Elaine joins me today to share her experience as a child who grew up with undiagnosed ADHD. She describes the anxiety she felt as a child coupled with the pressure of high expectations. She discusses how she began to understand and forgive her younger self for her shortcomings. She explains how Impact Parents got started and how they can help parents with complex kids. Elaine also shares their group’s unique approach towards children with ADHD and how she coaches children to ask for help.


"Our perspective is what defines whether we see ourselves as ‘broken’ or as ‘whole and capable’.” - Elaine Taylor-Klaus





This week on The Virtual Campfire Podcast:


  • Why coaching was a transformative experience in Elaine's life.
  • The flashpoints that let Elaine reveal her gifts to the world.
  • Elaine's childhood and why she was raised to meet high expectations.
  • How Elaine forgave her younger self for her shortcomings.
  • Understanding how you function as an individual.
  • How Elaine coaches children to ask for the help they need it.
  • How Elaine got started in the business of helping kids launch into adulthood.
  • The approach Elaine takes for coaching children with ADHD.
  • What Elaine's journey into entrepreneurship was like.
  • Why conscious conversations are critical for successful partnerships.



Our Favorite Quotes:


  • "The most essential piece to any partnership is conscious conversations." - Elaine Taylor-Klaus
  • "Your job is to understand how you’re wired and learn how to manage how you’re wired to achieve what you want to achieve." - Elaine Taylor-Klaus
  • "It’s not what we tell our children - it’s what we show them." - Elaine Taylor-Klaus




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