Michele Toner was the first credentialled ADHD coach in Australia. Starting out as a high school teacher, she has since worked in the corporate, not-for-profit and small business sectors. Her PhD (2009) and Master of Special Education (2001) both focused on ADHD. Currently she works in her private coaching practice, where her clients include executives, adults, parents and students. Michele regularly consults with schools, universities and workplaces to achieve the best outcomes for her clients. She is also a faculty member of the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA).
In addition to her professional work, Michele has been a passionate advocate for people with ADHD since 1995. She has served as Executive Officer, Board President, and Professional Advisory Board member for The Learning and Attentional Disorders Society (LADS WA). She also played a key role in the establishment of the newly formed consumer peak body, ADHD Australia, of which she was a founding Board Member.
Michele’s solid academic research background and her extensive hands-on advocacy experience allow her to operate comfortably in both the professional and consumer arenas. Currently, she is co-convenor of the Australasian Professionals ADHD Network (AusPAN), and the administrator of several social media support groups for people with ADHD.