By Rick Green
You may recognize Nancy Ratey from The New York Times, Newsday, Wired, and Vogue, and on ABC, CBS, or NPR. Her popularity, and the popularity of this book well deserved. A Harvard graduate with impressive credentials, she knows that coaching and self-coaching are powerful tools. Every top athlete, singer, dancer, or performer has coaches. So do successful business people. Having someone who can see what you can’t see, who can see your blind spots, is crucial to success. And with ADHD we may have more blind spots than most. For me, my coach keeps me on track, or gets me back on track when I allow myself to become derailed.
One supposes that being married to Dr. John Ratey, author & co-author of some of the best-selling books on ADHD/ADD, has given Nancy access to a pretty reliable sounding board. Certainly the information is solid.
However this book is clearly Nancy’s creation; a gift to ADDers built upon decades of hard-won experience. You will find the tone compassionate and hopeful, the information practical and powerful.
Here’s some reviews of The Disorganized Mind by other ADHD experts whose books we recommend. Some of these are familiar faces from our various videos.
“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
“… 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
“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
“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.