ADHDhappybirthdayToday’s my birthday! I’m 36 today. And this year also marks another anniversary—my tenth year working as a coach in the world of ADHD.

The best thing I ever did (next to having my daughter, of course) was to quit my corporate job and dive head first into ADHD coaching. It’s been easy at times, and hard at other times. Rewarding at times, and unbearably stressful at others. But I’ve enjoyed all of it, and wouldn’t trade it for anything.

So can I ask a favor of you, you know, since it’s my birthday…? If you read this blog, if you’ve ever read my book, been a private coaching client, participated in a group coaching program, seen me speak at a conference, bought a coaching toolkit, attended a seminar, attended the Virtual AD/HD Conference, or if you have in some way been helped or influenced by my work in the ADHD field, could you please leave a comment and let me know how?

How has that article/book/program/etc. impacted you? How has it helped you in your life?

I’m not fishing for compliments or asking for praise. I don’t want you to post a comment unless you really mean it! I genuinely want to know how my work has made a difference. It helps lift me up and motivate me when things become difficult. It reminds me that I’m doing this work for a reason, and that I’m making a difference. And even though I always know that deep down, you just can’t beat hearing direct feedback straight from the people who know you.

Thank you, so very much, to everyone who’s ever been a part of this journey with me. It’s been, and will continue to be, absolutely amazing!! :-)


Jennifer Koretsky About Jennifer Koretsky

Jennifer Koretsky, SCAC is the Managing Partner of the ADD Management Group, LLC and Chief Executive Officer of She is a Senior Certified ADHD Coach, and the author of Odd One Out: The Maverick's Guide to Adult ADD.


  1. Jen you know how much I love you! When I read Odd One Out a few years back after seeing you on the Today Show and I just loved it. I read a lot of ADD books and felt like you knew me. I talked to my husband about it and we budgeted for me to work with you as my coach and I am so glad I did. I thought I needed to work on time management problems at work but what you helped me see was that what I really needed to do was forgive myself for past failures. You helped me see that so many problems were only problems in my mind and not in anyone else’s mind. That was so valuable to me to learn that I was being so hard on myself when no one else was. It changed everything. I was able to stop apologizing so much and concentrate on doing more. Thanks for everything Jen! And happy birthday! 36 is nothing. Wait until you’re 43!

    • Jennifer Koretsky Jennifer Koretsky says:

      Thank you, Karen! You know how much I love you, too! You’ve done great work and come so far. You have a lot to be proud of. I’m honored to be a part of your journey.

  2. First of all, Happy Birthday to you! I read Odd One Out about a year ago and attended last year’s Virtual Conference, now I subscribe to your blog, and I just love everything you do. The things you write and share are so inspiring to me as a woman with ADHD. When I was diagnosed (at age 38, after my son was), I really didn’t know where to turn or what to do. But your book made me feel empowered and not like a crazy person! I do have challenges (don’t we all) but you have helped me be easier on myself and have a sense of humor about my ADHD. We’ve never spoken, but I feel like I know you and I will take this chance to say “thank you”! Have a wonderful birthday.

    • Jennifer Koretsky Jennifer Koretsky says:

      Thank you, Jackie! I’m so glad you enjoyed my book. Do be easy on yourself, and keep moving forward! :-)

  3. Lisa Comingore says:

    I have to join the others in wishing you a very happy Birthday! I read your book more recently than others, but it’s making a huge difference in my life. I sooooo needed your positive viewpoint. To read about someone I identify with in many ways and to see what you are doing and accomplishing…it’s been monumental for me. Please keep doing what you’re doing. We need you :-)

    • Jennifer Koretsky Jennifer Koretsky says:

      Thank you, Lisa! I really appreciate that feedback and I’m so glad you enjoyed my book. And yay ADHDers with positive attitudes – you and me both! :-)

  4. I read most of your blogs and I’ve your book up next on my list (currently: Getting Things Done, David Allen; Edison Gene Thom Hartmann; Making It All Work, David Allen). I think you’re not only adorable, but one of the most personable/real people I’ve met. You obliviously care deeply about people and want to make a difference in the world. I genuinely admire you.

    • Jennifer Koretsky Jennifer Koretsky says:

      Thank you, Tim! That means a lot. But what do you mean you chose David Allen before me? LOL I do hope you enjoy my book and I appreciate your kind words! :-)

  5. Happy Birthday!
    Only recently got into the ADHD online support world, but you definitely stand out as evidenced by a few of my retweets of your excellent articles. Thanks for being an example of a maverick and a positive influence.

  6. Happy Belated Birthday!

    I enjoy reading this blog because the advice is REAL. I think the best advice I’ve gotten from this blog is to make a to-do list daily. That helps SO much.

    • Jennifer Koretsky Jennifer Koretsky says:

      Thanks so much, Kim! That’s good to know. As I always say, my to-do list is my BFF! LOL. And I hope to have more here on time management soon. :-)

  7. Happy belated birthday, Jen! Mine was on the 18th! As a customer of your private coaching service, I learned how to value doing those things at which I excel and enjoy. Where I used to work very hard at doing the things I hated doing because it’s what I thought was “right” or “normal”, I have become better at recognizing where I can delegate those tasks and play to my strengths. Cheers!

  8. Jennifer Koretsky Jennifer Koretsky says:

    Thank you so much, Jim! And Happy Belated Birthday to you, too! I’m so glad to hear that you’re still delegating and focusing on those good things. Feel free to drop me a line with an update any time! And thanks so much for the feedback! :-)

  9. Caroline says:

    Yeah, missed your birthday..hope it was a good one! Happy to give feedback on any day though.

    I had difficulty accepting my diagnosis – I was 27, turning 34 my next birthday. For many years a was in denial and tried to ignore the fact, hoping ‘issues’ would ‘sort themselves out’. After reading ‘Odd One Out’ (on an impulse having liked the title), I was led to research and understand more about ADHD and my own unique challenges. Your book was the first steps I took towards self-acceptance and finding my way out of a destructive mind-set. When I’m having a bad day as one does, the articles, comments and expert advice are my ‘go-to’ resource for insight, support and humour. Thanks for the hard work, it continues to make a difference in my life.

    • Jennifer Koretsky Jennifer Koretsky says:

      Thank you, Caroline! That’s really lovely feedback and I appreciate it. Glad to be of help!