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ADHD Coaching

Serving Adults, Teens, Kids, & Couples

ADHD Coach Training

Make a difference in the lives of others by studying with Carol. With two unique programs, we offer those with or without coaching experience to join our classes. Find out more today.

Become an ADHD Coach

ADHD coach training is an exciting field. Become a coach to help those with ADHD use their innovator brains.

Inner Peace Forum

Learn how to live your best life in this group setting where you can move forward in peace. Learn from Carol and others about how to embrace peace and find joy. Don't miss this opportunity to find self-acceptance.

Inner Peace Forum

Introducing a new program that comes from a place of being better by choosing a new perspective. You have the power to begin living your best life. No more excuses. This is your time to shine.

ADHD College Prep Coaching

Introducing our new summer programs. Choose from two or three month packages. Help your student prepare mentally and emotionally for college. Sign-up for a free consult today to learn more.

ADHD College Prep Coaching

Every student, ADHD or not, needs to prepare for college. Our one-on-one coaching and customized programs give your student the best chance at success.

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.”

Listen to Carol's Interview

Carol Gignoux, M.Ed.


Co-Founder of ADHD Coaching


ADHD is an Asset, Not a Deficit


40+ Years of ADHD Experience


Empowering Others to Be Their Best

Kind Words from Our Clients

Carol’s coaching made a huge difference in my life. I have read numerous books and attended many seminars, and while they were valuable, there has been nothing that has been as effective as the coaching provided. Because of Caro’s approach to success, I now embrace each day with more energy and drive than ever before. Carol has truly transformed my life and helped me become the confident, successful, effective person that I always wanted to be!

R. B.
National Sales Director / Atlanta, GA

Carol has taught a number of classes on coaching AD/HD, consistently impressed students. She is engaging, knowledgeable and a delight to have in front of the room. She has a big heart and a great mind. Thanks for all you do, Carol!

Boston University
School of Social Work / Boston, MA

Carol has helped me see that I am so much more than my ADD. My productivity has skyrocketed, I am marrying the woman of my dreams, pursuing an inspiring career and am happier than I have ever been. It’s amazing what working with a coach can do.

M. C.
High Tech / Newton, MA

I suffered from memory problems and poor planning skills prior to meeting Carol. People would typically chalk up my failures to laziness or carelessness, even though I would put far more effort into my failures than my successes. Carol and I sat down and began working on concrete methods and mechanisms to help me succeed.

L. K.
Software Designer / Arlington, MA

Carol‘s work helped me develop a strategy for focusing on my goals, prioritizing, and managing my time. Learning to set my own house in order and understanding of how to get to the core of what is most important helped me become a better corporate manager. I no longer dance around the issues, but instead I am empowered to make it work for me and those under me. This has created a positive transformation in the way I feel about my work, how productive I am, and how I’m viewed by senior executives, co-workers, and those on my team.

D. J.
Architect / Boston, MA

Carol challenges me to stick to the things in my life that truly matter. As someone who started with lots of energy and little sense of direction, I‘m now moving ahead. The discipline she has instilled frees me to focus on my future both imaginatively and practically.

R. J.P.
MBA Candidate / Cambridge, MA

Carol Gignoux helped me identify my personal strengths and apply them more effectively to improve my performance at work. Her services have been worth many times what I paid. Considering that personnel costs are often an employer‘s greatest expense, any increase in employee effectiveness can lead to significant improvement. Carol’s services are a great way to leverage this prime corporate resource.

Stock Analyst / Boston, MA

Carol is able to draw on a rich reservoir of productive information. Her many years of experience makes her uniquely qualified to lead you on the right road to a brilliant future.

Bob Proctor
Chairman of the Board / LifeSuccess Institute

One-on-one coaching is necessary because individuals have to be able to focus, organize themselves to be productive, carve out time to plan and vision, and to aspire to something more. Carol is uniquely qualified to do this work in organizational and corporate environments where the focus is on higher productivity based on better prepared and knowledgeable workers, managers, and executives.

Bruce S.
Entrepreneur/Wine Importer / New York

It took me two decades to find Carol, but as a result, I now have a positive perspective. I still have the gifts that come with ADD, but I’ve learned to use better tools to manage myself like a schedule to keep me organized, introspection to keep me aware of what is going on around me, and prioritization to keep things straight. Thanks Carol. You’ve made me happier, more confident, and life is much less of a struggle.

John Robinson
Boston, MA

Carol has cleared the fog and illumined the runway to enable me to plan, implement and perform my daily priorities with my wife and kids that are so very important to the health and well being of our entire family. Carol has the gift — listen and learn.

Builder / Boston, MA

In Couples Counseling, Carol has been wonderful at helping us develop routines for problem-solving on a regular basis and learning to relate in more supportive ways. She has shown us how to stop and understand each other’s needs before coming up with solutions to disagreements.

Beverly Rich and Martin Kessel
Natick, MA

Ms. Gignoux demonstrates an uncanny ability to understand the challenges of individuals with ADHD. Her insight that ADHD is more of a learning difference, than a disability allows us to see our children’s strengths. Her years of experience as an educator and administrator will be invaluable to help school districts support these students in more inclusive settings.We highly recommend her.

Michele DeParasis
Billerica SEPAC

Wow! I’m ready to get going now. I came to Carol’s presentation with many doubts and fears. I’m leaving with an open mind and some good steps that I can take to start moving in the right direction. I feel stronger and more hopeful than I’ve felt in a long time. Thank you, Carol!

Howard S.
Montpelier / Vermont

Carol’s encouragement to concentrate on my abilities, rather than my limitations, has enhanced my confidence and feelings of competence, and therefore my proficiency. Even though I want to change certain things, I’m not the easiest person to help: I can be stubborn and resistant to suggestions. Carol has the sensitivity to deal with me and the flexibility to shift gears if a particular strategy isn’t effective or doesn’t resonate with me. Working with Carol helps me confront my apathy and avoidance, and navigate out of the pit of procrastination. She supports me in staying focused on  where I want to be in my life.

Kelli Foster
Cambridge, MA

Working with Carol, I gained a solid foundation in learning who I was, how my brain works and what adjustments I needed to make to control my life and lead me on a path to success. It wasn’t that I was a lesser person, in fact I learned how talented I truly was. It was not my brain type holding me back but my own self. Carol gave me the map, put me on the right course and taught me how to stay on that course to get to my end destination.

Nicole Lamont
Portland, OR

Businesses are entities operated by individuals. The success of such operations is strongly contingent upon the ability of those who run them to employ ‘best practices.’ ADDInsights helps dynamic managers impart confidence and consistency into their own lives, benefiting the organization as a whole.

Doug G.
Attorney / Boston, MA

Carol Gignoux’s presentation to the Methuen SEPAC on ADHD was very informative. She was positive and created hope in overcoming some of the challenging behaviors associated with ADHD.  I will definitely take advantage of some of the tips she provided.

Karen, Methuen