Coaches In The News


Gayle Sweeney

Gayle Sweeney
B.A. Business, Marquette University 

Ann Shanahan

Ann Shanahan
B.A. Psychology & Education
North Central College, Naperville


Gayle Sweeney and Ann Shanahan were featured in U.S. News and World Report for their expertise in the area of ADHD and driving, and their new parent webinar.

Shanahan-Sweeney ADHD and Executive Functioning Coaches

Ann and Gayle are graduates of JST Coaching: “Coaching Teens and College Students with ADHD”.  They have professional membership with CHADD (children and adults with ADHD), ACO (ADHD Coaches Organization) and Chicago’s ADHD Coaching Alliance. Ann and Gayle are trained in the Rush Neurobehavioral Center Executive Function Skills Program. They developed and presented “Special Risks Associated with the ADHD Driver” to the Illinois Driver Educators Association (IDEA). They are frequent presenters of the ADHD and Driving Risks seminar to driving instructors at private driving schools in Illinois. They created the “Effective Self-Advocacy in College” training seminar for students registered with the office of Services for Students with Disabilities at Loyola University, Chicago.


Terri ReinhardTerri Reinhard

ACO member and ADHD Coach, Terri Reinhard, has been certified as a Peer Addiction Recovery Coach by the ICRC. Terri’s training in both ADHD Coaching and Addiction Recovery Coaching allows her the opportunity to address these coexisting conditions simultaneously. ADHD and Addiction frequently accompany each other.  Research has shown a very high success rate for substance abuse recovery when the challenges of ADHD are addressed through coaching and other support efforts prior to Recovery Coaching. Terri lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and owns ADHD Coaching of Colorado, LLC. She is also a Certified Mediator, and Certified Conflict Coach, and is currently serving on The Board of Directors for The ACO as Secretary.