ADHD Business Superpower Or The Source Of All Chaos? - With Max Lawrence artwork
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ADHD Business Superpower Or The Source Of All Chaos? - With Max Lawrence

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  • January 4th 2022

Jane and her client Max discuss in this interview the effects that ADHD has on the brain - and how that makes the approach to business success so different for those diagnosed. 

A love for problem solving, a need for excitement, risk taking and a craving for impulsivity are prominent characteristics in those with the disorder, which can be both a positive and negative. 

After 28 years developing successful boutique hotels in Morocco, tour operating and producing fashion shoots for many of the biggest names in fashion, Max was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 44. 

He describes getting a diagnosis, which was missed by therapists and psychiatrists during 20 years of therapy, as a mind blowing revelation. Receiving an ‘explanation’ of so many baffling facets of his personality and behaviour going right back to childhood came as a monumental relief and just in the nick of time to save him from his own self destructive behaviour which whist being under control since getting sober in Alcoholics Anonymous 15 years earlier, hung over him like a sword of Damocles. 

Max now coaches ADHD entrepreneurs, professional and creatives as well as a handful of university students to take control of their ADHD, to gain the elusive executive functions which neuro-typicals take for granted, their absence fuelling the trail of disorganisation, impulsivity, inattention and distractibility that ADHD’ers are known for. 

On the one hand making some into brilliant entrepreneurs and fuelling 'out of the' box thinking (Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vincci and Richard Branson) whilst on the other, often leading to the demise of undiagnosed ADHD’ers by way of anxiety, depression, low self esteem, addiction and financial ruin.

Do you know any other highly successful entrepreneurs who have ADHD?

ABOUT THE HOST: Jane Bayler is a serial entrepreneur, investor, speaker, event host and business scale up expert. She had a 20 year history in global media and advertising, before becoming a serial entrepreneur herself, with multiple businesses in real estate, marketing and education. Having grown and sold a £6M brand identity business to US communications group Interpublic, today she is most passionate about and committed to serving other entrepreneurs – helping them grow their businesses and achieve their best lives. 

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