Are You a Professor with ADHD?
Yes? Have a seat and let's talk. 

Do you sometimes feel like you are the only professor with ADHD?

Or that you should be helping your students with their ADHD, not struggling to manage your own.

But... getting grades turned in, submitting papers or grant proposals, spending uninterrupted time writing and thinking, getting work done during your workday, planning for classes, or simply showing up for classes on time...

It can all be more difficult when you have ADHD.

Would it be helpful if you could be part of a community of professors with ADHD?

Where you can talk to others, see how they are managing, learn from each other, or simply just have a good laugh in recognition of shared struggles?

Where you can learn how ADHD impacts your work, develop skills and habits to optimize brain function, maximize your talents, and identify the specific action steps that work best for you?
Welcome to...
The Focused Professor Coaching Group

An Online Group for Professors with ADHD

The Focused Professor Coaching Group offers support, guidance, accountability, and connection to help you develop the systems and processes you need to get your work and life under control.

Each 3-month session is held 3 times per year:
Spring (February-April), Summer (June-August), and Fall (October-December).

Registration for the Spring 2023 session has closed.
Please click the link below to share your email and be placed on the waitlist to be informed of the next session.
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The Focused Professor is a group coaching program designed in three parts:
Coaching Workshop

Group coaching workshops provide an opportunity to debrief, learn new skills, implement what you've learned, participate or observe laser coaching sessions, share your weekly intentions, and build accountability.

Virtual Co-Working Meetings

You'll participate in live group co-working meetings that take place daily Monday through Friday throughout the 3-month session.

Online Virtual Community

Stay on track with our private online group specifically for members of The Focused Professor to facilitate ongoing communication, connection, accountability, and support with daily check-ins and interactions with our Team Coaches.

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When you join The Focused Professor Coaching Group, you get access to all three parts – Coaching Workshops, Virtual Co-Working Meetings, and the Online Virtual Community – for the 3-month session.

Because The Focused Professor Coaching Group is designed to maximize learning, development, and productivity, you must be able to commit to:

  • Joining live video meetings by Zoom for all Coaching Workshops and Co-Working Meetings (Coaching Workshops and Co-Working Meetings will not be recorded.)
  • Facilitating virtual co-working meetings
  • Engaging with other members and a Team Coach in the private online community
  • Sharing your daily plans and progress made every morning and evening by replying to daily check-ins
  • Being willing to get sh!t done!
Registration for the Spring 2023 Session
of The Focused Professor is Open

This session of The Focused Professor runs from
Wednesday, February 8 to April 19, 2023.

It will meet for Coaching Workshops on Wednesdays at 12pm ET/9am PT and for Co-Working Meetings daily at 1:15pm ET/10:15am PT

Registration for the Spring 2023 session has closed.

Please click the link below to share your email and
be placed on the waitlist to be informed of the next session.
Lead Coach: Melanie Sobocinski, Ph.D., PCC
(Professor-Turned-ADHD Coach)

Support Coach: Tracy Winter, Ph.D., PCC
(Professor-Turned-ADHD Coach)


will meet on

Wednesday at 12:00pm-1:15pm ET
(9:00am-10:15am PT)

  • February 8, 15 and 22 (NOTE: It is essential for you to attend the first session. Do not register for the group if you're not able to attend this date).

  • March 8, 15 and 22

  • April 5, 12 and 19

meet on

Monday-Friday 1:15pm-2:00pm ET
(10:15am-11:00am PT)

  • from Wednesday, February 8 through Friday, April 21, 2023.
*All co-working meetings, except for the first one of the session, will be facilitated by members of the group.
Melanie Sobocinski, Ph.D., PCC

Melanie Sobocinski is an ICF-certified PCC and a MentorCoach CMC with an ADHD specialization. She loves working with graduate students and professors with ADHD, helping them build the tools needed to thrive in academia.

Melanie's journey to becoming an ADHD coach began when she found herself in need of coaching support. As a doctoral student, Melanie hired her first coach to help her navigate the dissertation process and was transformed by the coaching experience. Being coached was also an integral part of her journey through the tenure track and after getting bored with that path, Melanie launched a professional organizing business and pursued coaching credentials. During that time, she did her best to hold things together as her undiagnosed ADHD took an ever-bigger toll on her family.

Melanie identifies as a proud member of the ADHD community, parent to an ADHD++ kid, a voracious reader, recovering academic, and certified ImpactParents Sanity School® trainer. She has lived experience as a struggling academic with ADHD, and says that coaching is what helped her and her family thrive, pre- and post-diagnosis.  

Tracy Winter, Ph.D., PCC

Tracy Winter is a highly-skilled ADHD coach who specializes in neurodiverse and twice-exceptional clients, as well as executives and leaders with ADHD.  In addition to her coaching, Tracy also works with students through Rice University's Doerr Leadership Institute and serves as an ADHD coach trainer and mentor coach at the International ADHD Coach Training Center (iACT). She is credentialed as a PCC by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), and facilitates leadership development for Tesla and other companies.

Tracy's background is expansive and multi-faceted, which serves her well in coaching high achievers with ADHD. Prior to becoming an ADHD coach, Tracy worked as a legislative researcher, a legal editor and writer, an adjunct professor, as well as a professional musical theater dancer. She received a PhD in Human Development, an MA in Human and Organization Systems, along with BA degrees in International Relations and Political Economy.

The Focused Professor Coaching Group will help you learn how to manage your time and energy more effectively and create systems that work for you...
ones you'll stick with!
What should you expect from The Focused Professor Coaching Group?
Participation in 9 live group coaching workshops via video (Zoom)
Live virtual co-working meetings
Learning about special topics relevant to being a Professor with ADHD
Development of your own intentions and specific action steps and ample opportunity for problem-solving by the group
Access to a private online group for The Focused Professor Group members only
Access to The Focused Hour, a private accountability group on FocusMate exclusively for Dixon Life Coaching clients

The Focused Professor Coaching Group will give you ongoing access to the information, support, solutions, and accountability you are looking for!
COST: $1197
Choose a payment plan of $399 x 3
OR save 5% and pay in full for $1137.15
Registration for the Spring 2023 session has closed.
Please click the link below to share your email and be placed on the waitlist to be informed of the next session.
What People Are Saying
Designing the last few hours of your day is a really brilliant use of designing your day. It’s hard for me to be focused in the late afternoon; I hit my daily low energy point. Awhile back I made up a list of tasks that are good low energy, butI keep forgetting to design the late afternoon to intentionally do those things. You made me realize that I need to think about “designing” my [whole] day more than just in the morning. 
I had an intense shame attack this afternoon. It was painful. I was determined to not drop into a spiral of self-defeat. I pushed myself to literally stand-up, straighten up my posture, breathe, re-energize myself, challenge & re-direct my negative thoughts & remember some of my wins. I was also motivated by all the accomplishments, courage & honesty of group members today. (You all inspire me, so much!  Many thanks to all, for that…)
I continue to notice that tracking in the notebook is helping me stay accountable; even when it sucks to write in a 15-min increment of getting distracted, the writing itself seems to make those sidelines shorter and less frequent.
Understand Your ADHD. Optimize Brain Function.
Maximize Talents. Motivate Yourself to Succeed.
Get ongoing access to the information, support, solutions and accountability you are looking for so you can stay focused and increase your overall performance in every aspect of life.
Registration for the Spring 2023 session has closed.
Please click the link below to share your email and be placed on the waitlist to be informed of the next session.
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