Need a Coach with Something Extra?
Before training and becoming credentialed as coaches, the people in this directory worked as organizing and productivity consultants, working side-by-side with clients at their businesses or homes. A few of them worked as ADHD or neurodiversity educators or networkers. Their coach training was virtual and they now deliver all services virtually, although some still also work onsite.
However, it’s their on-site client experiences that give these coaches something extra. They have logged hundreds of hands-on hours with clients, addressing broken-down systems and the lack of systems. They’ve witnessed clients struggling in person with self-criticism, overwhelm, backlogged projects, clutter, and failed strategies. And they helped their clients reclaim their confidence, strategies and spaces — and made them work.
Coaches understand the challenges of change. Change happens for people when the need is undeniable, when a new perspective is embraced, and when choice and focus combine. It’s easy to underestimate the status quo-reinforcing impact of environments (things, systems, shifting mindsets, and other people). Our coaches are extraordinary because they have a deep understanding of their clients’ in-the-trenches factors and realities.
You may want a coach who can join you in your environment or meet you in person. The directory allows you to search for the professionals in your area. But, if you don’t need hands-on help, choose the coach who best fits your needs based on criteria other than location. We have learned much about working long-distance — and coaching is suited to take advantage of that convenience, efficiency and privacy.
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Jennifer Raphael, RN
Less-Stress Coaching & Consulting
- CNC: Certified Neurodiversity Coach (IAC)
- CPO: Certified Professional Organizer (BCPO)
- ADHD, Executive Functioning Challenges, Neurodiversity
- Creative Pursuits & Occupations
Students (High School Seniors & College)
- Coaching by Phone or Video Call
- Virtual Consulting
- Virtual Organizing
San Diego, California, US
Jen is a neurodiversity advocate and believes it is possible to thrive with personalized tools and supports in place. It is her mission to empower agency, resilience, and resourcefulness in her clients as they lean into living their best lives. She brings a lifetime of experience, a sense of humor, and compassion as she partners with individuals and families navigating ADHD and other Brain-Based Challenges. She worked as a nurse in health care settings for many years bringing a trauma-informed approach with sensitivity. Jen is a member of ACO, ADDA, CHADD, ICF, ICD, and NAPO. She founded Less-Stress Organizing Solutions® in 2013 and added Less-Stress Coaching and Consulting in 2018.
Jen enjoys writing as a means to process her thoughts, capture what she discovers, and share with others. Find past blog posts on her website (https://www.less-stress.com/blog) and updates in her newsletter, "Something you need, something you want, and something for fun."
Jen's book "The First Year is the Hardest: Grief-Pain-Loss: Dissolution of Marriage" is an honest, anecdotal accounting of recovery, discovery, and reinvention after divorce meant inspire hope and resilience amidst struggle.
"Experience does not give us easy passage through struggle. Experience only gives us a little grace that whispers this is a part of the process. Stay the course. It's where the magic happens."