Founders Story

Kris Halls

As an ADHD coach, and neurodiverse individual myself, I have developed a deep understanding of the challenges and strengths associated with ADHD and other neurodivergent diagnoses. My passion for positive psychology, leadership, and DEI has led me to pursue¬† degrees in psychology and business. This unique combination of knowledge and skills will allow me to provide holistic coaching services that supports my clients’ personal and professional development.

I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Psychological Studies degree from La Trobe University. In addition, I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication/Media Studies from the University of Kansas City Missouri.

I understand the importance of creating inclusive and equitable work environments and aim to help my clients develop strategies to promote inclusion. I also understand the importance of effective communication, team-building, and goal-setting, and am able to help individuals develop the skills they need to be effective leaders in their personal and professional lives.I believe that everyone has the potential to achieve success, regardless of their background or diagnosis.

In addition to my coaching and workshop facilitation, I am also committed to raising awareness about ADHD and other neurodivergent diagnoses. I am involved in various community organizations and advocacy groups, and I use my platform as a coach to promote awareness and understanding of ADHD.

My ADHD story

Living with ADHD has been a journey for me. My initial diagnosis at 23 was met with skepticism, as I didn’t think that I exhibited the stereotypical symptoms of ADHD. However, as I progressed in life, I began to realize that I was struggling to stay on top of tasks and manage my responsibilities. It wasn’t until I got married and became a mother to my daughter that things started to unravel. I found myself struggling to juggle work, household chores, and the responsibilities of being a new mother.

Returning to work full-time when my daughter was just three months old was a tough decision, but one that I felt was necessary for financial reasons. Nine months later, the pandemic hit, and everything changed. Suddenly, I was working from home without any structure in my environment. The lack of routine and constant distractions made it even harder for me to focus and stay on top of things.
I was later re-diagnosed at 33, and this time I was open to accepting the diagnosis. I embarked on a journey of self-discovery, trying a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, and medication.

But still, managing daily tasks and responsibilities often felt overwhelming and exhausting. Simple tasks like cleaning the kitchen or running errands become major obstacles. I was struggling to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively which has led to feelings of frustration, guilt, and anxiety.

As a result, I began to seek out specialized resources and support to help me manage my ADHD. I worked with a coach who helped me develop strategies for time management and organization. I also started to pursue my own ADHD coaching qualification.

That’s when Social Proof was born. Social Proof is a company that aims to connect the neurotypical community with the neurodiverse community in order to build bridges and foster collaboration. The idea behind the company is that neurodiversity, which encompasses conditions such as ADHD, autism, and dyslexia, should be celebrated and embraced, rather than stigmatized.
A large part of my journey has just been about showing up in spaces where people believe me, my diagnosis, my challenges, and most importantly understand and value my unique strengths.

If you are feeling discriminated against due to an invisible disability, such as ADHD, it’s important to seek out support and resources. This may include working with a healthcare professional who specializes in your condition, seeking out support groups or advocacy organizations, and learning about your legal rights to accommodations and support in the workplace and in other areas of your life.

 

Kris Halls