• CoCreating Coaching
    Create Your Best!


    Supporting you to manage your neurodiversity (ADD, ADHD, learning disabilities and related) with personalized strategies to improve your academic or work performance, find your ideal career path and build the fulfilling life you deserve.
    Start here by booking a free half-hour consultation:

How can I help you?

Are you feeling overwhelmed, discouraged and do not know where to turn for help? Do these statements describe your issues?

  • Do you have problems managing your time?
  • Do you lack or are severely challenged in organizational skills for studying, work or daily life?
  • Do you feel stressed, overwhelmed, discouraged or unable to act?
  • Do you get easily frustrated and overreact in certain situations?
  • Do you lack clear goals or direction?
  • Are your neurodiversity, ADD or ADHD, learning disabilities, and corelated mental stressors preventing you from performing at school or work?

Coaching can help you operate from your strengths, add or expand skills, access the tools you need, and develop personal strategies to manage your daily challenges and build the fulfilling life you deserve.


Do you need support with: I can help you with:
  • Time management and organization problems?
    • Problems organizing, prioritizing, managing or balancing activities in all aspects of your daily life
    • Difficulties organizing work, spaces, finishing projects within prescribed time
  • Learning to effectively manage your time and balance your priorities
    • Identify areas of difficulty and challenges
    • Creating the right structure for your life
    • Incorporate appropriate tools and improved required skills to support organizing and prioritizing
  • Setting goals, planning and making decisions?
    • Unable to identify a clear direction to follow to attend to all demands on your time
    • Challenges in formulating goals and defining a plan to follow
    • Find it taxing to make even simple daily decisions
  • Facilitating goal-setting, planning actions, and decision-making
    • Identify your strengths and values and use this knowledge throughout
    • Add clarity and insights into your direction and needs, direct the focus to what is important to you
    • Identify your goals and translate them into concrete actions
    • Set up accountability checks to facilitate success
  • Lack of motivation and Struggling to Activate and maintain attention and focus?
    • Procrastinating or delaying start of less desirable activities even when important
    • Distraction and lack of focus is a constant presence at work, in class and / or when performing chores
    • Transitioning between activities.
  • Initiation of actions and regulation of focus and attention
    • Help you comprehend your specific executive functioning strengths and weaknesses, and the role they play in starting actions and regulating focus and attention
    • Support acquisition of new skills to address issues with executive functions
    • Understand your learning and/or working style in order to make or request appropriate support, or modifications in your school or work environment.
  • Managing emotions and stress?
    • You have a low threshold for frustration
    • Stress is overwhelming even in situations that may seem simple
    • Extreme emotional expressions affect your relationships
    • Impulsive actions and lack of consideration for the consequences of your actions
  • Improve your overall emotional well-being
    • Discern the effect of executive function challenges in your overall emotional health,
    • Improve ability to step back from a situation/decision, giving yourself time to decide how best to respond
    • Learn techniques and acquire the skills to manage transitions, social and work situations where emotions are overwhelming,
    • Monitoring and self regulating.
  • Maintaining healthy habits?
    • You have a hard time keeping regular sleeping habits
    • It is challenging to maintain an adequate diet or physical activity level
    • Your physical and digital spaces are always cluttered and impair your daily functioning
  • Building sustainable healthy habits
    • Address challenges with sleeping habits and work toward a regular schedule
    • Build a nutritional and exercise plan that supports your needs
    • Adopt techniques to declutter physical and digital spaces and organize them for your specific needs
  • Living with and supporting a loved one with ADD?
    • Your son, daughter or family member has been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD and you need help understanding how this affects them and your family
    • You feel you need to manage the stress and conflict arising from their difficulties in school, work or social situations
  • Providing you with a supportive environment to discuss options and strategies
    • Working with you to understand the challenges related to ADD/ADHD and options for treatment and improvement
    • Help you in creating a supportive environment and open communication with your family member
    • Assisting in matters of advocacy, finding resources, and dealing with difficult situations
  • Unfulfilling aspects of your life?
    • You know there are parts of your life that need improvement, yet you never seem to find the time or effort to improve them
    • These could include your career, finances, health and/or other areas of concern
  • Developing achievable plans to improve identified areas
    • Identifying and prioritizing areas needing improvement, and setting specific goals
    • Developing practical plans based on your values and skills
    • Supporting execution of plans as well as creation of habits required to maintain improvements

About Me

Liliana Diaz is a professional coach with more than five years of practice working with neurodiverse people who face challenges with executive function deficits, ADHD, learning disabilities, and related difficulties. She draws from first-hand experience with her son and husband, both living with ADHD. Through her years as a mathematics teacher in Venezuela, and in supporting her son through school and university, she has developed a deep understanding of what it takes for students to overcome challenges and achieve success.

Liliana trained as a professional coach with the Adler School of Professional Coaching (ATC designation) and subsequently earned the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coaching Federation. She also holds a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from CounselCareCanada. She became an Edge Foundation-trained ADHD coach (focusing on university and high school students), and expanded her scope to include parents through PTS Coaching’s Professional ADHD Parent Coach training.

She previously earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Zulia in Venezuela, graduated as a mathematics teacher from Pedagogical Institute in Lima, Peru, and qualified as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Canada.

She brings a wealth of experience and relevant skills from her earlier career in finance at major Canadian financial institutions, where her main focus was on implementing policies and regulatory compliance across bank operations in many countries. These implementations required high levels of organization, planning, and follow-through, earning buy-in and commitment from stakeholders, and leading/coaching her multicultural and multidisciplinary team to successfully complete projects and realize goals.

Liliana developed a keen interest in coaching while helping to address challenges related to ADHD experienced by her partner and son. She became an advocate, navigating obstacles in the school system, arranging for accommodations, and working with teachers to create conditions for success. Subsequent to expanding her family support circle to include an executive function and performance coach, she saw the benefits that coaching provided to her son and its positive impact on family dynamics.

After changing careers, she has focused on helping neurodiverse students and young adults with executive function deficits, ADHD, and related challenges to succeed in school, build useful skills and strategies, and improve their overall performance and quality of life. She also works with the families of those students, helping them to provide support and structure to facilitate success and family harmony.

Coaching can support you in creating the best possible you, and building the life you want. Allow me to assist you in cocreating your best! Start here by booking a free consultation.


What our clients say

I hired Liliana to help me focus on my business goals. Her coaching gave me clarity for the next steps in my business. She is a calming influence and helps you to focus on your tasks at hand. We were able to brainstorm and develop ideas to attract more clients. She knows how to utilize your own strengths to bring out the best version of yourself. After sessions with Liliana you feel empowered and clear on your direction. I strongly recommend Liliana’s coaching services.
- Joya Paul
Liliana is a caring and flexible coach, she supported me while I was obtaining a post graduate diploma in a city I was not familiar with. She was key in helping me focus and succeed. Her sessions were always a vehicle to increase my self awareness, developing new skills and be encouraged to continue working towards my goals. I still consult with her for short term projects and life issues. I highly recommend her coaching services.
- Cecy L.
As someone with ADHD, I've always had great difficulty getting things done, sometimes even small tasks that I both need and want to do. Liliana helped me to understand my priorities, identify small achievable specific actions, and learn techniques to follow through on them. She helped me to establish good habits, and handle setbacks without guilt or blame. I now feel that I've broken the cycle of procrastination and am well on the way to a much better life.
- James

Resources



The following organizations and publications offer a wealth of resources :

  • CADDRA: The Canadian ADHD Resource Alliance
  • CADDAC: Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada
  • ADDitude: Magazine, news, forums, tools and resources
  • IOC: Institute of Coaching
  • ICF: International Coaching Federation

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is ADHD?
    Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder usually diagnosed in childhood, though it may persist into adulthood. People who have ADHD have higher levels of inattention, impulsivity and/or hyperactivity than their peers. Their executive functions are often impaired. Please refer to these links for more detailed information:
  • What are Learning Disabilities?
    Learning disabilities are a variety of disorders that affect the acquisition, retention, understanding, organization or use of verbal and/or non-verbal information. They may also cause difficulties with organizational skills, social perception and social interaction and are often a common presentation for people with ADHD.
  • What is coaching?
    Coaching is a process where a partnering with clients takes place and where the coach supports the client to achieve the changes they wish, accomplish the goals they set and in general move in the direction they want while increasing self-awareness and exercising choices.
  • What is the role of an ADHD coach?
    ADHD coaches work in collaboration with their clients to complement medication and other treatments to address specific needs and challenges, and support clients to achieve their personal goals. Coaches work in attending to academic, emotional, professional and life difficulties clients are facing, and help them to find ways to manage or overcome their challenges.
  • How do you see your role as a coach?
    As a coach, I see myself as a ubiquitous supporter, an ever-present sounding board and an encouraging voice that will accompany clients on their journey to achieve their goals. I partner with my clients to help them understand their challenges, devise strategies or learn skills to help them get to the destination they choose, having developed life skills that will serve them as they move on with their lives.
  • How many sessions are required?
    It depends on the client and her/his issues. For students, the minimum commitment required is one semester. For professionals or parents, a 10-week cycle is strongly recommended to achieve observable results. Career coaching is offered as a package.
  • Can I use your coaching services regardless of where I live?
    My coaching sessions take place using Zoom or similar video conferencing software. Although I am based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, I'm able to coach anyone with an internet connection and a willingness to improve!
  • How do your services relate to each other?

    Family support is the first building block in the evolution of an ADHD client to build a fulfilling life.

    Academic coaching continues building supports, providing students with strategies and tools to succeed in school.

    Career coaching helps ADHD clients make an informed choice of a career path where they can flourish and succeed.

    Coaching for professionals solidifies and/or provides invaluable skills to manage work and work-life balance.


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