503 | Career Direction with Shell Mendelson

In today’s show, Shell Mendelson joins Eric on the podcast!  Since January 2021, Shell’s Your Next Career Move MasterclassSM  has empowered ADHD adults to create confident career options and was trained by Richard Bolles, the author of “What Color is Your Parachute?”   With a Masters in Career Counseling, Shell offers more than 35 years of client experience while bringing her counseling, coaching, teaching, training, and nurturing gifts to help others clarify and focus on a well-defined direction and abundant livelihood.  Following her own diagnosis of ADHD later in life, Shell profoundly understands how ADHD can impact one’s work and to reliably choose the best career direction: one that takes our “interest-based ADHD brain wiring” into consideration. Get in touch and find out more about Shell’s Next Career Move MasterclassSM on her website at CareerCoachingWithShell.com Questions/Topics:  [00:01:23] Introducing Shell [00:02:35] Training with Richard Bolles and how it changed Shell’s life  [00:07:13] What are some examples of some of the questions Shell might ask when someone is trying to figure out a career direction?  [00:09:32] Looking beyond money and Safekeeping Self  [00:10:32] Addressing potential deficits in self-awareness and answering self-assessment questions   [00:25:44] So what is the “best” career for someone with ADHD?  [00:26:55] If you were to ask 100 people if they knew exactly what they wanted to do for work, what is the percentage of people who could actually answer this question?   [00:30:11] The role of stepping-stone jobs and the difference between someone who doesn’t know what they want and someone who does know what they want  [00:31:44] Addressing the person who holds a marketable skill set in a lucrative profession but hates the work [00:32:19] Stories that Shell hears from people who reach out to her  [00:34:40] Looking at other career options: “How do we figure this stuff out?”  [00:36:36] Once you discover your “what,” the “how” appears, and a discussion next steps and different types of research  [00:47:40] What is Shell’s 8-Week Masterclass and who is her class for?  [00:52:21] How to get in touch with Shell, closing thoughts, and words of wisdom  Resources & Honorable Mentions: Book: What Color is Your Parachute by Richard Bolles 🌟 Want to hear the bonus questions and answer at the end of this episode? Go to adhdrewired.com/Patreon where you can get an uninterrupted listening experience of this show and bonus content when you become a Patron at $5 a month or more! You can even join Eric every 4th Tuesday of the month for a Patron-only monthly coaching call at $25 a month!  🌟 Have you heard about our Adult Study Hall Community? Go to adultstudyhall.com to join our ADHD-friendly body-doubling community! 🌟 Interested in group coaching and want to take your ADHD management to the next level? Go to coachingrewired.com to get all the up-to-date information on the upcoming season of ADHD reWired’s award-winning Coaching & Accountability groups!

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