Diane McLean, M. ED., MCC
ADHD, Life, Kid & Mentor Coach
Diane McLean, M.Ed., MCC is a life coach, coach trainer, mentor coach, speaker, and author in the field of ADHD and executive functions. With a 25-year background in education, play therapy, and school counseling, along with extensive training in ADHD coaching, Autism, and other neurologically diverse populations, Diane is passionate about providing competency-based coaching to children and adults with executive functioning challenges.
In her private coaching practice, Diane uses play and other developmentally appropriate techniques to coach children as young as five years. She also coaches teens, college students, parents, and other adults in all phases of life from a strong strengths-based perspective. She is the co-founder of Uniquely Wired Kids LLC, a space dedicated to supporting other coaches in providing developmentally appropriate, competency-based coaching to young children, pre-teens, and adolescents.
Diane is on the faculty of the ADD Coach Academy, an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program, where she also received her coach training. She is a Master Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation and has a professional credential through the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches. She holds a Master of Education in Counseling and Student Services from the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Science in Education from The University of Texas.
As an advocate for uniquely wired children, Diane shares her expertise and passion with education systems, parent groups, as well as national and international organizations to increase awareness, acceptance and appreciation of the innate wisdom and abilities of young people. She is a contributing author of Alan Graham’s The Guide to ADHD Coaching: How to find and ADHD Coach and What to Do When You Get One. As a volunteer, Diane facilitates adult support groups for the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, is an active member of CHADD, a volunteer with ADHDKC Teens, and a member of the ADHD Coaches Organization.
In 2006, Diane began integrating therapy dogs into her work in social/emotional learning, self-regulation, and executive functions training. Her current service dog partner, Digby, is a yellow Labrador Retriever. Although he meets all diagnostic criteria for ADHD himself, he is an accomplished medical alert and mobility support dog for Diane. Digby helps Diane’s clients realize we all can use our strengths to help with self-regulation, attention, and other executive functions to achieve great success!
A proud native Texan, Diane currently lives in Overland Park, Kansas. She is the mother of two adult children and lives with her husband, son, Digby, and other furry friends.
Go here to read more about her live coaching demonstration on November 17, 2021. Or if its after that date you can go to the past calls page and read about the call under one of her niche tabs.