Adela Baker tells us that, “In 2016, I founded Mind Coach, LLC, a global coaching service, based in New Orleans. I’m an ADHD coach and a devoted mom, specializing in helping innovative Turbo Thinkers©—adults with executive function skill deficits and remarkable strengths. My Tufts University education granted me fluency in five languages. Years of working closely with Turbo Thinkers have given me insights into helping them succeed personally and professionally while finding happiness and balance. In New Orleans, I live with my ADHD son, a loyal dog, and my neurotypical daughter and cat. Beyond coaching and family, I’m passionate about sports like volleyball and yoga, as well as activities like hula hooping, salsa dancing, and roller skating. I actively support ADHD awareness and outdoor adventure programs in my community. My coaching journey includes ADHD group coaching and private sessions, guiding Turbo Thinkers toward their full potential. My mission is to help you thrive uniquely and holistically.”
Tell us about your life before the venture/ leading up to your venture?
Before diving into the world of coaching, my life was a whirlwind of international experiences. Over a decade living abroad led me through various roles in government, corporate technology, and education. These roles always had an international dimension, involving lots of travel and immersion in diverse cultures. But it was when I moved back to the United States that I discovered my true calling. My son was diagnosed with ADHD, and attending a workshop for parents opened my eyes to ADHD coaching. In that moment, it felt like all my global experiences had converged to lead me to this incredible career in neurodiversity.
Tell us something about your organization. What is it about and how is it helpful for people?
Mind Coach is a globally recognized coaching service that empowers professionals to embrace their unique brain functioning and equips them with the tools they need to live lives filled with passion and authenticity. We specialize in working with Turbo Thinkers©—high achievers with fast-moving, highly creative minds. Having such a mind is a tremendous asset, but even the most successful individuals can find themselves feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or stuck listening to their inner critic’s stories of shame. That’s where Mind Coach comes in. We help you tap into the incredible power of your supercharged brain, shift your perspective, and seize previously unimaginable opportunities.
What has been the response of the consumers towards your venture?
I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have the most fulfilling job in the world. My clients often express that they wish they had discovered coaching or worked with a coach years, or even decades, earlier. I’ve witnessed grown men move to tears as they discover and appreciate how their brains work. My clients have found the courage to make significant life changes, leading to fulfillment and happiness. One unforgettable moment was at a party when the spouse of one of my clients approached me. Though we had never met, she recognized me and thanked me for improving her life and her relationship with my client. “He is so much happier because of you!” It’s truly heartwarming to know that my work with one person can have a ripple effect, positively impacting so many others.
How has your life changed because of your venture?
My venture has transformed my life in the most remarkable ways. I no longer dread work; in fact, I love it. Waking up knowing I can make a difference fills me with excitement, and reflecting on a day well spent as I lay my head on the pillow at night is immensely gratifying. I’ve had the privilege to design a lifestyle that aligns with my needs and leverages my strengths. This means having the resources—time, energy, and finances—to support good health, meaningful relationships, and thrilling adventures. Some may call it work-life balance, but to me, work feels like play. My well-being has soared because of my business.
What are you working on right now?
At present, alongside my writing and speaking engagements at conferences, I’m passionately focused on creating a self-paced online coaching program. My aim is to make myself and my services more accessible so that no one feels limited by time, space, or financial constraints. Empowering more individuals to unlock their potential is my ultimate goal.
Give a motivational message for the audience/women who are reading this.
I want to leave you with this: Trust your intuition. While our brains are equipped with intellect and logic, they also house heart wisdom and gut wisdom. Head wisdom isn’t the sole path to follow. Often, your intuition knows best. Don’t deny yourself life-changing opportunities by ignoring it. Embrace your inner wisdom, take that leap, and embark on the extraordinary journey that awaits you.