Episode #53:

Living and Leading with ADHD with

Dr. Diana Mercado-Marmarosh

June 2, 2022


Episode #53: Living and Leading with ADHD with Dr. Diana Mercado-Marmarosh


ADHD is one of the most common neurodiversity disorders, however it often goes undiagnosed and untreated. This is especially true in high-functioning women who have achieved so much success in their life. 

Adults with ADHD may struggle with:

  • Being Organized. You may catch yourself saying "I'm such a mess."
  • Remembering to keep appointment.
  • Being productive at work
  • Being viewed by others as uncaring or irresponsible.

Even if you don't have symptoms of ADHD, you likely know someone who does.

In this week's podcast episode, I speak with ADHD expert, Dr. Diana Mercado. Dr. Mercado was diagnosed with ADHD while she was in medical school. Being diagnosed and starting treatment was a huge blessing for her and changed the trajectory of her career.

In this week's episode we discuss:

  • The inequities in diagnosis and treatment
  • What you need to know to improve how you function if you have it
  • How you can support your colleagues, friends, or family with ADHD

Follow Dr. Diana Mercado @doctor_adhd_lifecoach

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Leadership ability is equally distributed but opportunity to lead is not. This podcast is for all women, those that identify as leaders and those that don't, yet. You'll learn how to let go of guilt and self-doubt so you can show up with confidence everywhere you go. No more questioning if your idea is good enough to share, if it's worth it to speak up, or if you're a good enough leader. All that self-critical B.S. stops now. Listen in as masterful educator and Harvard grad physician, Dr. Vanessa Calderón, teaches you how to let go of the things standing in the way of your success as a leader. Get ready, this podcast will accelerate your personal and professional growth.


Dr. Vanessa Calderón, MD, MPP has over 20 years of leadership experience. She is a Harvard grad, ER physician, Life and Leadership coach, and a mother of 2. She's a first generation Latina and is dedicated to uplifting her community. She's the founder of the Latina Leadership Accelerator, where she uses education and coaching to support the personal and professional development of women at all stages of their lives and careers.


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Is a 12-week Life and Executive Coaching program that will help you execute at a higher level, thrive in all areas of your life, and improve your self-compassion. You'll be able to:

• Improve your productivity by 60%
• 10X your Emotional Intelligence
• Have more time for the people you love
• Cultivate an unwavering sense of self-compassion

The next cohort starts in Fall 2022. Learn more and join the waitlist at: www.vanessacalderonmd.com

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