ADHD Advocate, Mentor, Author, Speaker, CEO, COO, CFO, public servant and big fan of the ZipCar, Neil Peterson
Hello everybody and thank you for listening! This week Neil Peterson made some time to sit down with us for a little while. He gives us some insight into how he keeps it all running.
As the chairman, founder and CEO of Edge Foundation, Neil Peterson has dedicated his life to helping students with executive functioning challenges realize their potential. A highly successful entrepreneur, he founded 3 companies including the groundbreaking carsharing service Flexcar, now known as Zipcar. Neil also led the transportation agencies in Los Angeles, Oakland, and Seattle with award-winning results and dramatic shifts toward modernization. During the past 10 years, he has fostered the same kind of innovation in school systems, mentoring programs, foster care and juvenile justiceprograms around the country through the Edge Training and Coaching program. He is the author of Embracing the Edge and is a frequent speaker. His entrepreneurial endeavors have been featured in Time Magazine, Fortune Small Business, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times and on NPR, ABC World NewsTonight, Good Morning America, among others.
In this episode, Peter and Neil talk about:
00:47- Intro and welcome to Neil
1:58- So, when were you diagnosed? Do you think genetics has anything to do with being ADHD?
3:30- How were you affected professionally and how was it growing up undiagnosed with ADHD?
5:48- Finding brilliance in any kid.
6:40- What are some of the tools you have used? How do you keep your workload flowing smoothly?
8:00- Do you employ any help?
9:05- Where & when do you get most of your work accomplished?
9:43- What do you need to do in order to avoid distraction?
10:18- What happens when you lose the inspiration to remain hyper-focused?
11:08- Do you find exercise helpful?
11:53- A quick story related to exercise
13:07- protein, medication, exercise and recess
14:10- Tell us about the Edge Foundation www.EdgeFoundation.org
17:13- Thank you Neil!
17:29- Faster Than Normal Podcast contact info and credits