After spending her career working in leadership development, Alex Gilbert decided to start a consulting and coaching business to help adults with learning disabilities and/or ADHD (like herself), who have been struggling in their careers and at home. Her business, Cape-Able Consulting LLC, was created to help us navigate our day-to-day workloads so that we feel supported and are able to reach our highest potential.
In today’s interview, we’re covering:
- Alex’s journey to becoming a life coach after a career in leadership development
- the importance of adaptive technology and other resources for adults with learning disabilities and ADHD, and how these resources can benefit everyone.
- how we can better understand our own needs in order to advocate for ourselves
- Alex’s experience as a new parent and how to avoid the comparison game
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Guest Biography: Alexandra Gilbert
Alexandra (Alex) Gilbert is the founder of Cape-Able Consulting. After spending her career working in leadership development, she decided to start a consulting and coaching business to help adults with learning disabilities and/or ADHD who have been struggling in their careers. Gilbert has dyslexia and ADHD, and writes about her own lived experience of struggling through school and work within systems not designed for her. She created her coaching business to help others with learning disabilities navigate day-to-day workloads and to support them to reach their highest potential.
On her website, she writes “My biggest goal in creating Cape-Able Consulting is to change the stigma surrounding learning disabilities/ ADHD by reminding people what they Cape-able of.” She currently offers 1:1 coaching, and courses for adults with learning disabilities, ADHD, and anyone who has trouble staying focused and productive in their daily lives. Outside of her consulting and coaching work, Gilbert is a mom and wife, New Yorker, yoga enthusiast, and Mets fan.
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Transcript of Episode 64: Our Strengths Are Superpowers with Alexandra Gilbert
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