Finding a Career that Offers Happiness, Purpose and Passion When You Have ADHD

The job market today can be intimidating, especially if you are a student with ADHD, With fierce competition and ever-changing industries, career seekers may feel that actually enjoying work is impossible. In this interview, ADHD and career coach Michelle Raz discusses the career challenges often faced by individuals with ADHD,and shares a process they can use to find an authentic career that they can be passionate about. She provides tips for students and also emphasizes the importance of collaboration between parents and students when undertaking the career planning process.

Interview with ADHD and Career Coach Michelle Raz

Michelle Raz, M.Ed., is the author of Happiness + Passion + Purpose: A Step by Step Guide on How to Nourish the Patterns of Your Life Into the Job You Will Love and Land It, ADHD and Career Coach, Board Certified by the Center for Credentialing and Education. She has been certified as a Career Services Specialist and has earned a Certificate of Advanced Coaching Skills. She has over 2,500 hours of coaching experience, and has been a member of the Edge Foundation coaching team since 2010. To learn more about her career coaching services, visit her website at

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  1. Geneviève Tremblay

    Hi! I have « found out » about my Adhd situation about 1 year ago. I feel stuck in my life and especially in my career path. I have tried couple of coaches but I felt misunderstood and misguided. I start to think that I am the problem here and that I am helpless? Or could it be because I haven’t find the right fit? I am looking for a coach that would help me figure out my career path. Since a young age, I have been told that I was « an artist », and consequently I have oriented my educations and careers in the field of different Artistic disciplines… I have struggled or gave up each time I finished one education and had to hit the job market. It is why I am actually in a existential-professional crisis, because I doubt that I have what it takes to be a professional artist, even though I still have this urge to do something creative. I am looking for a coach who has an understanding of the creative process, but also able to help me found out what should be my true path if it is not in the artistic field. I also need a coach who has an understanding of the Adhd brain and executive dysfunctions. Thank you for your advice.