Neil Swanson is a compassionate ADHD coach who works to provide his clients with clarity about their unique strengths and individual challenges. Neil has a unique insight into these struggles and strengths as a result of his own lifelong experience with ADHD. By assisting his clients to grow in self-understanding and self-compassion, Neil helps them find creative and effective strategies for achieving their goals. As his clients become more familiar with just how their unique brains and emotions work, their productivity, relationships and life satisfaction improve.
Neil specializes in working with clients who find themselves challenged in following through on organized, focused, productive actions. His personal experience with ADHD gives him a significant advantage in understanding and connecting with others with similar challenges.
After earning a BA in psychology from the University of Wisconsin, Neil combined interests in spirituality and counseling by completing a Master’s degree at Columbia University’s Union Theological Seminary in New York City. Neil’s professional development over the years has enriched his coaching approach. Neil has been trained in programs such as pastoral counseling, Parent Effectiveness Training and Nonviolent Communication.
Neil is a graduate of the Coaching For Transformation program at Leadership That Works and the Advanced ADHD Coaching program at the ADD Coach Academy. He holds the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF), and the Certified ADHD Coach Practitioner (CACP) credential from the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC). He is also certified in Youth Mental Health First Aid. Neil is a professional member of the ICF, the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), and Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD).