On a Mission to Help You Live Your Best Life
Welcome to Live ADHD Free. We offer personalized ADHD coaching for adults, students, executives, couples, and business leaders. Founded by Carol Gignoux, M.Ed., Live ADHD Free focuses on helping those with ADHD live a better life. Carol is one of the longest serving ADHD coaches and coach trainers in the industry. Her pioneering approach ensures permanent behavior change. Combining over 40 years of experience with the latest research, Carol offers ADHD coaching programs as a business consultant and family counselor. Her goal is to bring out the best in her clients with Innovator brains.
Nationally recognized as a public speaker, Carol conducts seminars, workshops, and training across the country for those with ADHD and their families. Her key message to anyone impacted by ADHD is that it’s not a handicap. It’s a different learning style that has its advantages. You just need to learn how to reframe the situation. We can help.
Why Live ADHD Free?
Carol named her business Live ADHD Free after years of witnessing the handicapping influence the label ADHD had over clients and friends. It made them feel less intelligent and less capable. She learned from her career in ADHD coaching with over a thousand clients that this wasn’t true. Carol invented the name: “Live ADHD Free” to mean living “free” of the stigma of being labeled ADHD, a psychiatric reference that we now know to be false.
Carol is committed to changing the public understanding of ADHD from deficit and disorder to a surplus of capability. With education, better understanding and simple, powerful brain management strategies, those with ADHD can be free. Carol has enabled many people of all ages and walks of life through ADHD coaching, education, and collaboration to use their talents and gifts toward achieving true happiness and life fulfillment.
Carol’s Story – Her Personal Journey with ADHD
I grew up without the aid of the label ADHD. I remember how hard I tried to pay attention and respond appropriately but nothing worked. I counted the hours until I could leave school and go back to living in my own little world. I failed in school. I hated myself. I tried to hide from the bullies and ate my lunch in a bathroom stall. It didn’t help that the adults at home were unstable, abusive, and unable to parent. My life felt like a Shakespearean tragedy.
Growing up like that left its mark on me even though I have worked hard to overcome such a disastrous start in life. Now I help other people to do the same. This ability comes from my own experience with how paralyzing and demeaning it is to have ADHD.
I nearly failed out of college my freshman year before finding my unique voice and making the dean’s list. I earned two degrees and worked for 18 years in education to transform the lives of children and teens with behavior and learning problems. I was a school administrator before starting my own business. I’m proud to be one of the co-founders of ADHD coaching and learning the truth about ADHD from the people I have worked with through the years:
We’re not disordered or suffering from a deficit. We’re true Innovators gifted with a surplus!
If I can do it – you can do it. Together we can share our true innovator gifts with those around us and live an empowered and purposeful life. I have spent my life suffering from, then understanding and then helping others just like you. Let me help you!
Your Innovator Brain – The Truth About ADHD
About the Book
This is the story of how Carol discovered the Innovator Brain as a breakthrough for individuals previously labeled as ADHD. The book is a guide to living a fulfilling, confident life. This life is the product of understanding the true nature of your talents and strengths.
About the Author
Carol Gignoux is a pioneer and expert in the field of ADHD. For 40 years, she has coached and counseled thousands of people. She has helped a diverse group of people from different backgrounds, cultures and generations. Each individual was unique but all needed to learn key strategies and tools to live a better life. Through her education, research, coaching and experience, Carol has discovered that ADHD is really the “Innovator Brain Type.”