“Hello! My name is Eric and I was a problem child. At seven years-old, having already had a track record for giving my teachers gray hairs, my parents submitted me for psychoeducational testing; I was quickly diagnosed with ADHD. Though I was lucky enough to have help and support for my disorder from a young age, my struggles persisted. As I got older, I became increasingly aware of my differences and by the 7th grade, I developed a comorbid anxiety disorder and subsequently failed all my classes and was held back.
My academic problems never went away, but over time, I learned to manage them better and eventually I went on to graduate from high school and college thereafter.
I was relieved to leave the academic world but swiftly encountered many new “real world” challenges as I began my career. My ADHD tendencies led me headfirst into many sink-or-swim type settings that ultimately helped me to build tools and systems that would keep me afloat. Overtime, those tools and systems evolved to not only prevent me from failing, but stand out from the crowd.
Years later, I decided to switch my focus from my old career to use my experience to do something I was truly passionate about: helping people with ADHD.
Today, I have a business that helps people who struggle with their executive functions (a product of ADHD), and I create ADHD-awareness content for social media with a current reach of nearly 400K followers across all platforms.”