Dropout to Doctorate, Learning How You Learn

ADHD Dropout to Doctorate, Learning How You Learn

Angela Baumbach joins me to talk about her journey from dropping out of high school to now obtaining her doctoral degree. The key she explains, is learning how you learn.
It’s because she figured that out that she now is able to help adults tap into their full potential in the workplace.
She consults in entrepreneurial and leadership training, so please check her out on LinkedIn.
Angela’s Awesome Quote:

Dropout to Doctorate, Learning How You Learn
“I was doing things my way and
that was key to understanding
that I do learn differently.”


Learning How You Learn

Angela describes horrific memories of being bullied and excluded during her childhood and the teachers only made everything worse.
But out of those experiences of abuse and isolation, Angela grew into a powerful advocate for kids in schools.
As she explains, the schools don’t always individualize education, even with an IEP, because they don’t take into account differences in learning.
Now she translates that understanding into industry and business. Learning how you learn isn’t just for kids.
Please be sure and share your thoughts on the show in the comments below.
~ Jennie


Angela on LinkedIn:
ADHD Dropout to Doctorate, Learning How You Learn
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  1. Hello,

    My name is Alex and this was the first podcast I found when I searched ADHD on iTunes. What an experience it was to hear Angela tell her story.

    I am a senior in college who is graduating in two days. I am 25 and I was diagnosed with ADHD almost a year ago, to the day. I have attended college for almost 8 years in my attempt to receive a Bachelor’s degree. I have failed more college courses than most upper-class undergrads have taken. I never thought I would be able to do it.
    Since my diagnosis (and prescription) I have had a complete turnaround in my life. All A’s and B’s; I was finally interested in learning. And I found that interesting, so I decided to learn about why I was only now interested.
    I have been doing a lot of research on ADHD. So much so, I am seeking graduate programs in psychology, with an intent on creating my thesis around ADHD.

    What a joy it was to listen to y’all speak about what I have been focusing on, and to describe a parallel experience to mine. I hope one day to help de-stigmatize and help understand ADHD, just as y’all are doing in this podcast.

    Thank you!

    1. Thank you, Alex, for taking the time to write in, I’m so glad you found us!

      Congratulations on graduation!!! 🎓🎓🎓 I can’t wait to read your thesis paper one day!

      Please keep us posted, and if you’d like, you’re welcome to join us in the See in ADHD FB group.

      We’re celebrating our 100th episode tonight in a Zoom Party (link in group) It airs tomorrow.

      Keep up the great work!!

      ~ Jennie

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