Mina M.

“I was in the middle of a family crisis when I met Roya. I was a 23 years old girl and I came from a country, Iran, which does not recognize ADHD as a disability of adults, everyone thinks it is a made up thing to use the drug (Ritalin!). I had to fight to get even medication but medication does not change your life if you don’t know how to live with ADHD. Everything changed gradually. Roya made it cIear that I must change my environment and I must not wait for others to give me what I deserve to have. On those days I really had this belief that I am a loser and all of my dreams are just a Joke. I was even ashamed of thinking about my dreams! Roya taught me to plan and set goals, and how to take control of my life. She has a really nice smile which is so encouraging. You know no matter what happens, she always has something amazing to teach you to solve your problem and she will be by your side. She showed me the path and taught me the rules of the game of life. When you have ADHD every day is hard and everything can go wrong, and be unbearable. Once she told me “You have learned all of your life to behave like others and you think it is the only way to be successful but you have a different mind so you need a different path. You are neither weak nor abnormal. You must make peace with your brain and accept your brain is also normal, it is only different so try not to repeat wrong old ways again since no matter how hard you try you will not gain anything. Recently, I have received an Admission letter from a Canadian University with full Scholarship to study with a professor I always wanted and in a subject which I love. If you had told me last year that I can achieve this, I would not believe you! Although I am still learning from Roya, there is one key thing I appreciate most – that is if I know HOW to do something I can achieve it. We do not know how to approach different problems in life and if you or the ones you love have ADHD and really want to change your life, I believe Coach Roya can help you and teach you HOW. I would say she is truly a life saver, just trust her and be patient. As I tell her, she is my angel.” – Mina M.


About the Author

Roya Kravetz is a Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF), a Board-Certified Coach (BCC) with the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE), a Certified Mentor Coach (CMC) with Mentor Coach LLC, and Certified Parent Educator (CPE) with the International Network for Children and Families (INCAF). While there are many life coaches out there, very few are accredited and board certified through the ICF and CCE. Roya specializes in educating and coaching individuals and families with ADHD and Executive Function challenges. She also has experience working with adoptive families who have children with ADHD. Roya has combined her professional skills with her broad cultural background to build a highly specialized national and international coaching practice based in Carmel Valley (San Diego), California. She is multi-lingual and coaches in English and Spanish.