Power Player Feature: Cynthia Hammer, Author and Founder of the IADHD Coalition
Cynthia Hammer is the founder of Inattentive ADHD Coalition and she just released her first book Living with Inattentive ADHD. I’m proud to say she’s one of my newest author clients who is making waves in the Mental Health world with her groundbreaking book. It has been on the Amazon Best Seller list for weeks!
She’s so passionate about educating people to get their children diagnosed early by the 3rd grade and also helping others see the signs as adults. So many adults are struggling in life going undiagnosed and her organization’s focus is to really spread the word about noticing the signs early. If you or a family member struggle with this condition, I highly recommend her book! It’s a very good read. It’s self help and a riveting memoir in one.
Let’s get to know Cynthia and learn more about her mission…
What service does The Inattentive ADHD Coalition provide?
We educate about Inattentive ADHD via our website, youtube videos, podcasts, and workshops. We also sell a book about Inattentive ADHD called Living with Inattentive ADHD.
What problem do you help people solve?
Children and adults suffer when they don’t realize they have ADHD. Our goal is for all children to be screened for ADHD before they finish second grade.
What have been some challenges in building your Non-Profit business?
Learning to operate in the virtual world–a whole new skill set. The effort required to make an impact in the virtual world as there is so much competition. We have only been in existence for 2.5 years.
What skills and special talents have you used to pull it all together?
My passion for helping people.
My problem solving skills.
My writing skills.
My ability in attracting helpers, because they believe in our mission and see that our organization is active and doing things.
What are the main keys to being successful in business?
Our three values are:
• Knowledgeable: know what we are talking about as experts in inattentive ADHD.
• Reliable: we do what we say, we have follow through and we don’t overcommit.
• Innovative: we see a need and figure out how we can fill it.
What’s your favorite me time escape?
I enjoy reading, napping, playing board games.
What would you like your legacy to be?
I want others to say she tried her best to be helpful to others.
Any last words of advice for an entrepreneur just starting out?
Cast a wide net. Explore lots of options and opportunities. You don’t know what will work out, but because you are casting a wide net, some of them will. Don’t be disappointed when some don’t work out. That is the nature of business. Keep moving forward.
Do you have any recommended reading -a book that helped your business or your personal growth?
Strengthsfinder 2.0–it clarified what my five top strengths were so I am very confident and comfortable claiming those as my strengths–especially ideation, adaptability, relator and self-assurance.
How can our readers reach you?
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RAVE REVIEWS ABOUT HER BOOK:
“…a positive and optimistic view on how to live with ADHD.” —Rakesh Jain, MD, MPH, University of Texas Medical School
“Cynthia’s honesty, insight, and sense of humor about her lifelong ADHD will be both a comfort and inspiration to others.” —Kathleen G. Nadeau, Ph.D.
“…a compelling—and at times, harrowing—journey through a life lived with the disorder.” —Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., M.S., host of ADHD Essentials podcast
“Anyone who wants to know what it means to live with ADHD, needs to read this book.” —Stephen V. Faraone, Ph.D., Norton College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University
“If you have ever questioned whether you have inattentive ADHD, this book will bring you clarity and a deep understanding of this topic. Cynthia’s story shows that it’s never too late to create a new path in life.” —Lisa Rabinowitz, LCPC, certified Gottman Therapist specializing in couples with ADHD