Why reconsidering your thinking on hiring a Neurodiversity mentor can be a game-changer:
- “I can handle my challenges on my own.”Consider: Does “handling” include stuffing your emotions down, pretending everything is okay or trying the same thing over and over and expecting different results. All while worrying others will eventually find out just how confused you feel half the time. I once worked with a mom who realized she believed everything was okay when their wasn’t a crisis. She was so engrossed in survival mode she didn’t realize how much she was walking on eggshells around her ND child. Too often “handling” mean surviving, and you deserve so much more than that. The strategies I’ve developed can allow you to confidently take the mask of “handling” off once and for all.
- “Mentoring is expensive, and I can’t afford it.”Consider: Mentoring can increase your earning power in the workplace. When you’re more confident, ask for help and communicate more effectively, you’re more valued by your manager and your colleagues. You may be eyed for raises and promotion. Not to mention, struggle is expensive. Consider the long-term benefits of mentoring, which can help you be more productive, organized, manage time better, increased self-confidence, and a more fulfilling life. There are different packages that can accommodate various budgets as well.
- “I don’t have time for mentoring sessions.”Consider: It’s more often the case you’re over-scheduled because you have difficulty saying, “NO”, or you don’t feel like the people around you can be delegated to. By helping you learn to set boundaries, learn to embrace and practice self-care as a habit, and get clearer on your priorities – you’ll discover a lot more time to do the things you want to do. My style of mentoring allows for texting and emailing more than calls (which can be as short as 15 min is needed).
- “I’m skeptical that mentoring will actually work for me.”Consider: It boils down to implementation. If you don’t do the work, you won’t experience the results. I’m by your side, holding you accountable. Helping you discover and overcome the fears and insecurities that make you stop yourself from starting, continuing and finishing projects. I have testimonials that demonstrate how effective I am in this regard.
- “I’ve tried mentoring before, and it didn’t help.”Consider: Every mentoring experience is unique, and different mentors have different approaches. One thing I’ve learned over the years, is how many people discover my work, and say things like, “I wish I would have had you years ago,” “I wish I started working with you sooner,” “I’ve never felt this safe before.”My decades of lived experience of being Neurodivergent, raising my three sons who are Neurodivergent, and 17 years of working with the Neurodivergent community. Has provided me with laser-focused insights and strategies that change lives every day. And when I mentor you, you have my undivided attention.
- “I’m afraid of being judged or stigmatized for seeking help.”Consider: The one person judging you most harshly for needing help – is you. I had the same hangup for most of my adult life. Being raised in a school system constantly putting us on the spot to know the right answer. If we did ask for help we’d be told to “try it again”, “try harder,” “pay attention more”. Other adults (especially parents) may have been impatient with you or act like you were bothering them when you asked for help. I provide a safe and non-judgmental space where you know you’ll always be treated with respect, compassion, patience and your confidentiality will be held with the highest regard.
Remember, hiring a Neurodiversity Mentor can be a transformative and empowering experience. I can provide you with tools, strategies, and support to navigate challenges, unlock your potential, and thrive in various aspects of your life. More importantly (perhaps), is who I am when I work with you. It’s about more than what I know. It’s about how I show up for you, so you can be honest, feel safe and do the healing you need to to break free of your more sabotaging thoughts and habits. Then you can finally stop being self-conscious, masking and at last start being fully yourself.
I have openings now if you want to get started.