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The Book: Disorganized Mind

Advance praise for The Disorganized Mind

“Nancy Ratey, the queen-maven of coaching, has written a masterful and practical guide to the world of promoting peak performance and peace of mind through the power of coaching. The Disorganized Mind will make all who read it more successful, less stressed, and happier in their pursuit of their goals. This book is a total winner!”

Edward Hallowell, M.D.
co-author of Driven to Distraction and author of CrazyBusy

“In a very warm and personal style, Nancy Ratey, a true pioneer in the field, demonstrates the depth of her expertise and empathy for adults with ADHD. In her book, The Disorganized Mind, Ratey skillfully guides the reader through a potentially life changing process!”

Sari Solden, MS
author of Women with ADD and Journeys through ADDulthood

“Well done! This book will really help ADDers understand what coaching is and how they can self-coach. It’s a compassionate book clearly based on years of successful coaching experience. I’ll recommend it to my clients.”

Judith Kolberg
Award-winning professional organizer. Co-author, ADD-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life

“Speaking as a mother of a child with LD and ADHD, I knew little about coaching prior to reading Nancy Ratey’s extremely insightful book. I particularly liked the chapter on Time Mismanagement as I have seen first hand how challenging this can be. Nancy’s book will inspire, and serve as an invaluable life guide for those who lead scattered, disorganized lives.”

Anne Ford
Chairman Emeritus, National Center for Learning Disabilities and author of Laughing Allegra and On Their Own

“Through her years of experience coaching others with the disorder, she has seen firsthand that people can change their lives. The book demonstrates the power of coaching and/or self-coaching and the difference it can make for those with ADHD.”

From the Foreword by
John J. Ratey, M.D.
co-author of Driven to Distraction

“Here is an excellent and no-nonsense roadmap on how to gain control of your
ADHD, how to maintain hope in the face of setbacks, and ultimately how to
live a happier and more balanced life with ADHD. Nancy Ratey’s personal
journey in learning how to successfully manage her ADHD offers a refreshing
spirit of hope, resilience, and possibilities for all those who struggle
with this disorder.”

Kevin Murphy, Ph.D.
Author of Out of the Fog: Treatment Options and Coping Strategies for Adult Attention Deficit Disorders

“It is no surprise to me that my colleague would take one step further into
the future of professional coaching and bring this gift to all who seek to
discover how to live with ADHD. Not only does she clearly articulate how
ADHD works on an otherwise healthy individual, she also captures the basic
principles of coaching.”

Christine Martin, MA, MBA
ICF Master Certified Coach
Chair – ICF Global Credentialing Initiative (2005-2006)

“No one has as many practical, useful solutions to the vexing dilemmas of
everyday life with ADHD as Nancy Ratey. Your life may be changed by this
book. Don’t miss it!”

Susan Caughman
Editor-in-chief, ADDitude magazine

“The Disorganized Mind is long overdue. Whether you are considering hiring a
coach or planning to implement the many self-coaching techniques provided by
the author, this book is a must-read for individuals with ADHD and those
that love, live and/or work with them. Through real-life examples from her
own experiences and those of her clients, Nancy Ratey provides practical
strategies to help individuals with ADHD find balance in all aspects of life
from the home environment to spirituality.”

Evelyn P. Green, M.S. Ed.
Vice President, ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association)
Past President, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)

“This is a book: about how to make possibilities a reality; about finding a
path to living life to the fullest; about appreciating and harnessing
assets; about understanding and managing liabilities; about creating the
life you want to live; about overcoming the challenges of living with ADHD;
about how one vivacious woman’s journey can help millions.”

Sam Goldstein, Ph.D.