About Robert Gordon

Robert Gordon has been coaching adults with ADHD since 2008.  Prior to coaching, he was a trainer in the outdoor adventure industry, and taught History and English at two leading Toronto private schools. He holds a B.Ed. from the University of Ottawa, a B.A. from the University of Toronto, and is a graduate of the University of Toronto Schools. His coach training was with the ADD Coach Academy. He is a member of the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO) and the Attention Deficit Disorder Organization (ADDA).

His specialized training and experience with ADHD means

  • he’s aware of the specific challenges associated with ADHD and how they may be impacting your life.

  • he can offer a range of tools and strategies that have been proven to be effective with ADHD

  • he provides a safe, supportive environment to learn, explore and question without judgment

"I know a lot about ADHD because I live with ADHD.  And I’ve spent the last decade learning everything I can about how to help people with ADHD make the most of their strengths and limit their weaknesses. 

Like many of my clients, I was a super-smart, energetic kid who loved school and found it easy – until it got hard.  But it wasn’t until 20 years later that I learned my experience as a student and in my early career was “textbook” ADHD.

At high school and later in university, I was frustrated that people who seemed no smarter that I were able to get their work done – while I was continually frustrated and overwhelmed.  My self-confidence took a beating.

The only great work that I ever did was in subjects that I loved. But even then, after enthusiastic beginnings, I usually left projects until the last minute.  I learned about "all-nighters" at a very young age.  I made elaborate study plans for exams – but never executed them. I procrastinated, took advantage of every possible distraction, then finally panicked and crammed.  My decent grades were certainly not a function of my finely-honed study skills.  

When I received my own ADHD diagnosis at the age of 32, I experienced a complicated mix of relief, regret and uncertainty: “It all makes sense, but what if I had known sooner? What can I do about it?  Am I doomed to a life of frustration and underperforming?”

I’ve experienced firsthand the enormous benefits of working with a qualified and specialized coach, and I’m passionate about working with motivated (but frustrated!) professionals like you who are ready to commit to the work needed to make lasting change."