Dusty Chipura is an AACC certified ADHD Coach based in Vancouver, BC who works with clients across the lower mainland, Fraser Valley and worldwide. Dusty earned her Bachelor’s of Arts degree at the University of British Columbia.
Dusty, along with many loved ones in her life, has ADHD. Her passion for helping others to understand and master their ADHD led her to coaching. Dusty is an accomplished musician, writer and community participant. in 2017 she helped found the first Girls Rock Camp in Mexico and is currently on the board of directors for NNW Scholarship Foundation, providing post-secondary grants for students in northern British Columbia as well as CFRO Vancouver Co-Op Radio, a co-operatively owned community broadcast station.
Dusty has appeared at the ADHD Women’s Palooza speaking about the topic of Pregnancy and ADHD and has given several private talks about ADHD and ADHD management.
ADHD Life Coach
Kristy Powers (she/her) is an ADHD Life Coach residing in the suburbs of Vancouver, BC. As an ADHDer, she brings that lived experience with being in arena herself, and raising Neurodivergent children. Kristy sees herself as one of the ‘lost generation’ of women who were missed as child because she didn’t show up like the stigma (aka. hyperactive boy bouncing around) and did well in school.
Fun fact: She was originally a client of Dusty’s, and felt the impact firsthand that coaching made in her life. She’s grateful for her transition with Dusty from coach, to friend & mentor and the support in the journey to becoming a coach. It’s coming up on two years since she began working with Dusty and loves that she can co-create that same impact now with her clients.
ADHD Life Coach
Stacey Machelle is an ADHD Life Coach trained through ADDCA. Stacey is the creator, writer and host of the YouTube Channel “ADHD is the New Black”, where she raises awareness about ADHD in Black women, women of color, and all Colorful People. Because of the positive impact and reach of ADHD is the new Black, she was presented the “Early Influencer Award” by CHADD at the 2022 International Conference of ADHD. Stacey’s energy and gift for communication, connection and encouragement was developed during her years as an on-air news anchor, comedy writer and standup comedian. Her ability to see the humor in pain became her coping mechanism for getting fired from 17 waitressing jobs in NYC during a five-year period due to “poor organizational skills.” Thanks, ADHD!
Stacey is committed to helping her clients grow in their knowledge of ADHD and using that knowledge to become capable of doing anything to which they set their minds.