Career Coaching Resources and Helpful Information

On this page you will find a list of Robin Roman Wright’s speaking engagements and some useful career resources.  Check out the recommended articles, books and career planning websites.

Download a free pdf version of the article, “Finding A Career That Suits You: Play To Your Strengths,” authored by Robin Roman Wright and  “The Perfect Resume Kit,” authored by Tom Jackson.

Audio / Video Career Resources

College Planning, Gap Year Options and Career Goal Setting for ADHD Teens

Robin Roman Wright covered the following topics and offered a variety of career resources during this breakout session at the CHADD Conference. Longitudinal studies of children with ADHD indicate that they have lower rates of college attendance and lower graduation rates than the general population. The common assumption is that a “one-size fits all” path from high school to a 4-year college degree is the path to a successful first job and self-sufficiency. During the current economic downturn this assumption is being questioned by economists, educators, parents and college graduates, themselves. While some students with ADHD ought to go into a 4-year college program right out of high school, there are other paths that will lead to productive work, self-sufficiency and a rich and full life.

Location & Time How to Access / Attend
24th Annual International CHADD Conference
San Francisco, CA
Nov. 10, 2012
To purchase an audio or video copy of the coaching session, Go to the CHADD Conference Recording site:
click here.

Locate session SA5: College Career Planning, Gap Year Options and Career Goal Setting for ADHD Teens

Three Common Pitfalls Job Hunters with ADHD Make

In this interview Robin covers the three potential pitfalls that people with ADHD can fall into during the job hunt.  Strategies and actions that job hunters with ADHD can take to work around these pitfalls are shared.

Robin Roman Wright is a guest speaker on BlogTalkRadio. Interviewer is Tara McGillicuddy, ADD / ADHD Expert and founder and Director of ADDClasses.com

Location & Time How to Access / Attend
ADHD Support Talk on Blog Talk Radio
11/30/2010
This is a free 30-minute coaching session
Robin Roman Wright is a guest speaker on Blog Talk Radio. Interviewer is Tara McGillicuddy, ADD / ADHD coaching Expert and Founder / Director of ADDClasses.com.
Click here to view now.
Two Part Interview: Robin Roman Wright Explains Elements of Career Coaching and ADHD Coaching

Career Coaching and resources for Adults

  • Factors to consider when looking for work
  • Launching a competitive job search in today’s global economy

Career Coaching and resources for Teens and College-Age Students with ADHD

  • What is ADHD?
  • Strategies for increased learning/academic success in school
  • Benefits of Coaching
Location & Time How to Access / Attend
WCTV Public Access Television
“Where’s Wilmington”
November 2011
Click here to watch the career coaching interview.

A Few Career and ADHD Books Worth Reading:

  • “Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding America’s Middle Skills.” HBS, n.d. Web. 19 Nov. 2016.
  • Mooney, Jonathan, Cole, David. Learning Outside the Lines. New York: Fireside, 2000. Print.
  • Carnevale, Anthony P., Nicole Smith, and Jennifer Landis-Santos. “What Counselors Should Know about 21st Century Competencies Webinar.” Online video clip. YouTube. YouTube, 08 Feb. 2016. Web. 01 Apr. 2017.
  • Christen, Carol, and Richard Nelson. Bolles. What Color Is Your Parachute? for Teens: Discover Yourself, Design Your Future, and Plan for Your Dream Job. Berkeley: Ten Speed, 2015. Print.
  • Christen, Carol, and Robin Roman. Wright. Transform Interests into Jobs: A Career Practitioner’s Guide. United States: Leadership and Careers, 2015. Print.
  • Cooper-Kahn, Joyce Ph.D. and Dietzel, Laurie Ph.D. Late, Lost and Unprepared. Maryland, Woodbine House Inc., 2008. Print.
  • Covey, Sean. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens. New York: Fireside, 1998. Print.
  • Gray, Kenneth. Getting Real, Helping Teens Find Their Future. CA: Corwin Press, 2009. Print.
  • Hallowell, Edward M., Corman, Catherine. Positively ADD, Real Success Stories to Inspire Your Dreams. New York: Walker & Company, 2006. Print.
  • Hallowell, Edward M. and Ratey, John. Delivered From Distraction: Getting the Most out of Life with Attention Deficit Disorder. New York: Ballantine Books, 2006. Print.
  • Hanson, Andrew R., and Artem Gulish. “From College to Career: Making Sense of the Post- Millennial Job Market.” Georgetown Public Policy Review Spring 21.1 (2016): n. page. 1 June 2016. Web. 19 Nov. 2016.
  • Meltzer, L. Promoting Executive Function in the Classroom. New York: The Guilford Press, 2010. Print.

Helpful Career Resources and Links

www.thebostoncareercoach.com –  If you are an executive seeking targeted life or job search coaching, visit this website. Get an excellent state-of-the-art boost for your job hunt from Tom Jackson the author of, “The Perfect Resume,” and, “Guerrilla Tactics in the New Job Market.”

www.eureka.org – EUREKA is “a Goldmine of Career and Educational Information” and has been a great resource for helping students plan their careers for over 30 years! EUREKA is subscription based. Here are some questions that you can start to answer by using tools that are available through the EUREKA site:

  • What career might be best for you?
  • Which schools and / or training programs meet your needs?
  • What financial aid is available?

www.chadd.org – CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation’s leading non-profit organization serving individuals with ADHD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support and resourceful information for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others. CHADD is a membership organization, produces career resources including the bi-monthly Attention! magazine (for members), and sponsors an annual conference. The National Resource Center on ADHD (NRC) is the CDC-funded national clearinghouse for evidence-based information about ADHD. Contact information for all local chapters is available online through the CHADD Chapter Locator.