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ABOUT ME

Experienced ADHD Lawyer, Coach and Educator

Stephanie is a certified ADHD Coach (AAC) with an ICF ACC credential, a Lawyer specialising in SEND advocacy, a Primary School Governor for SEND and Mental Health, a Parent of children with ADHD and ADHD herself.

Before becoming an ADHD coach, Stephanie was a Finance Lawyer in some of the top firms in the world. Having experienced the struggles around the lack of understanding of ADHD in the Education and Healthcare sectors first hand through her daughters, Stephanie founded The ADHD Advocate to raise awareness of, and champion individuals with, ADHD through a unique combination of Coaching, Education and the Law.

Stephanie passionately believes that identifying ADHD and understanding this neurobiological condition is key to helping individuals with ADHD thrive. Failure to diagnose, misdiagnose and/or failure to treat ADHD can have devastating consequences for individuals with ADHD and their families. For this reason, Stephanie has recently joined ADHD Action as a trustee to create change and build "a future where every individual affected by ADHD and their families are understood and fully supported".

 

Experienced ADHD Lawyer, Coach and Educator

Stephanie is a certified ADHD Coach (AAC) with an ICF ACC credential, a  Lawyer specialising in SEND advocacy, a Primary School Governor for SEND and Mental Health, a Parent of children with ADHD and ADHD herself.  

Before becoming an ADHD coach, Stephanie was a Finance Lawyer in some of the top firms in the world. Having experienced the struggles around the lack of understanding of ADHD in the Education and Healthcare sectors first hand through her daughters, Stephanie founded The ADHD Advocate to raise awareness of, and champion individuals with, ADHD through a unique combination of Coaching, Education and the Law.

Stephanie passionately believes that identifying ADHD and understanding this neurobiological condition is key to helping individuals with ADHD thrive. Failure to diagnose, misdiagnose and/or failure to treat ADHD can have devastating consequences for individuals with ADHD and their families. For this reason, Stephanie has recently joined ADHD Action as a trustee to create change and build "a future where every individual affected by ADHD and their families are understood and fully supported". 

Qualifications

  • Former Magic Circle Lawyer (qualified in NSW, Australia) with 15+ yrs experience now an Advocate specialising in Education Law and Disability Discrimination in the UK

  • ADHD Coach trained by the ADD Coaching Academy (the only ADHD coaching provider accredited with ICF)

Education and Training

  • Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP)

  • Regular participant at Education Law and SEND Legal Conferences

  • Extensive school governor training covering topics such as SEND, Exclusions and Safeguarding

Roles/Experience

  • School Governor linked to SEND and Mental Health

  • Trustee of ADHD Action

  • Independent Review Panel Member for Haringey

  • Founder of the Haringey School Governors for SEND Facebook group

  • An Advisor to ADDISS

  • Committee member of CAMHS ADHD Planning Workshops 

  • Founder of the London ADHD Support Facebook Group

  • Founder of the Tetherdown SEND Support group

  • Volunteer member of SENDIASS

  • Founder of the ADDCA UK Facebook Group

  • Parent of children with ADHD

Memberships

  • Education Law Association (ELA) 

  • National Governance Association (NGA)

  • National Association of Special Educational Needs (NASEN)

  • International Coaching Federation (ICF)

  • The National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service (ADDISS)

  • Life Coach Directory