Mental Health Product Strategist & ADHD Advocate Andrew Kelly
Andrew is a product strategist who currently spends most of his time focused on mental health solutions. Andrew isn’t shy about his history with anxiety and depression and talks openly about his past experiences to be a vocal advocate for mental health. At the age of 33, Andrew was diagnosed with ADHD. It wasn’t something he had always suspected but rather Andrew stumbled into the realization. Since his diagnosis, Andrew has used his ADHD to further advocate however he can -even if that means in the boardroom. Andrew is also a father of 3 boys and married to a wonderful woman who has supported him throughout his career. She has been there through the highs and lows. Andrew often leverages his own struggles to help connect with his Son as Andrew’s Son tries to navigate his own battles with anxiety and potentially faster than normal brain. At the end of the day, Andrew believes that if sharing his own story can help just one person then it’s totally worth it. Enjoy!
In this episode Peter & Andrew discuss:
0:45- Intro & welcome Andrew!
1:36- You weren’t diagnosed until you were 33 years old. What was school like for you?
2:43- “Social Outcast” or “Coolest Kid in School”. Why do you think it’s so “all or nothing” for us?
5:17- It wasn’t only ADHD with you though; tell us a little about some of your other challenges.
10:15- What have you learned from the times when everything seems to be crumbling around you?
15:25- On 3 minutes at a time.
16:24- What’s it like to have a career in Mental Health, but also have the ability to draw from your own personal experiences, perspective and prerogative?
21:20- Thank you Andrew! And thank YOU for subscribing, reviewing and listening. Your reviews are working! Even if you’ve reviewed us before, would you please write even a short one for this episode? Each review that you post helps to ensure that word will continue to spread, and that we will all be able to reach & help more people! You can always reach me via firstname.lastname@example.org or @petershankman on all of the socials. You can also find us at @FasterThanNormal on all of the socials.
22:07- Faster Than Normal Podcast info & credits
As always, leave us a comment below and please drop us a review on iTunes and of course, subscribe to the podcast if you haven’t already! As you know, the more reviews we get, the more people we can reach. Help us to show the world that ADHD is a gift, not a curse! Do you know of anyone you think should be on the FTN podcast? Shoot us a note, we’d love to hear!