I am Julie Principe. I am a self-diagnosed with ADHD.
I have 36 years experience as a Classroom Teacher, ELL and Inclusion Teacher from Kindergarten to high school. I understand what it takes to support and to nurture independence and success across a range of ages. I wrote individual education plans, worked with families, students and school teams. I also mentored other inclusion educators and worked with some of the most challenging (and interesting) students in two school districts.
I am the mother of two adult sons: one with an ADD and Autism diagnosis, and the other with ADHD. I also have other family members and close friends with ADHD, both diagnosed and self-diagnosed. They have helped me develop a deeper understanding of the barriers for those with executive skill challenges. I am in awe of their relentless optimism and courage as they tackle everyday tasks that require more energy than a neurotypical person would need in the same situation.
I can help you…
- advocate for your needs or the needs of your child.
- support you to advocate for yourself.
- liaise with school.
- learn your executive skills strengths and challenges.
- identify goals.
- set goals.
- make an action plan.
- implement the steps in an action plan.
- learn or develop effective strategies to deal with obstacles as they arise.
- get more sleep.
- increase your productivity.
- tackle the paperwork chaos.
My realistic approach is STRENGTH-BASED and reflects current neurodevelopmental research.
Find your Purpose
Executive Skills Coaching
Story of My Life
1990: graduated from Simon Fraser University
Bachelor of Education
Proud Mother of 2 Amazing Young Men
English Language Educator, Special Education Teacher (Differentiating for Diversity Diploma)
Leadership/Mentor: Inclusion Teacher
Supported teachers as mentor, inclusion teacher and professional development speaker.
2020: Speaker Co-Founder of Practical Possibilities Educational Consulting, providing workshops for educators committed to inclusive learning.
2022: Executive Skills Coach and Founder of ADHD Roadmap supporting those with ADHD, ADD and/or executive skills challenges. Helping people get things done.
2023: Graduated from Peg Dawson’s Executive Skills Coaching Course.
2023: Speaker, presented to CHADD’s “Ask the Experts” video series.