BEN’S INTERVIEW WITH TERRY GINGRAS, PhD

Terry GingrasOn June 29, 2018, we had a Q&A interview with clinical neuropsychologist and ADHD coach, Terry Gingras, PhD.  Terry is cofounder with his wife, Shari, of Gingras Coaching and Consulting, devoted to coaching ADHD families and especially ADHD entrepreneurs.  They are also actively involved in using social media, particularly Facebook Live, to market and develop their national private practice.  Terry is author of ADHD: Strategic Parenting and the forthcoming, High Performance Entrepreneur: How to Turn ADHD into your Superpower.

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A CONVERSATION WITH TERRY JAMES GINGRAS, PhD

Terry Gingras, PhD (JIN-gruss) is a clinical neuropsychologist and ADHD coach in private practice.  In our interview, he will talk about his practical experience working as an ADHD coach with a national practice.  He will also share his surprising experience using social media, especially Facebook and Facebook Live.

In his ADHD practice, he’s worked with a wide variety of clients.  He especially enjoys  working with ADHD entrepreneurs and executives.  “They’re bright. They’re quick and most of them realize their weaknesses—lack of organization and impulsivity—and want to know how to compensate.”

Social Media: His entry into social media was gradual.  Around 2004, he realized that he knew nothing about marketing in the internet world. His Bachelor’s degree was journalism with a concentration in advertising, but that was old-school advertising on radio, television and newspapers. He has since gone to around 18 Internet marketing training conferences.  He’s also been in a number of mastermind groups around this topic area.

Terry GingrasFacebook Live:  He says, “I started doing Facebook Live after reading about it for a while. I had some free time one Sunday afternoon and just pushed the Facebook Live button on my iPhone (on Facebook) and started broadcasting. It was so clear and easy that I immediately fell in love with the format. Equipment-wise, I started with just my iPhone and a tripod.”

“I did the show in my dining room at home because it was easy to control the light.  I also did the first few episodes from my more formal studio at work, but the equipment needs were so simple, I just started doing it from my home.”

Now Terry and his wife, Shari, are seasoned veterans producing a weekly Facebook Live show, “Dr. G’s ADHD Chat,” dealing with ADHD in children and adults. Together, Terry and Shari also host “Optimistic Age”, a show for baby boomers.  He says, “I never, ever use a prepared text because it makes you sound wooden, like you’re reading a script.”

Bottom Line: During our interview, Terry will share his practical experience with FB Live and the impact it has had on his coaching practice.  Terry is engaging, unpretentious, frank, and will probably not hold anything back in sharing his experience both with running an active coaching practice and with the nuts and bolts of using social media.

ABOUT TERRY JAMES GINGRAS, PhD

Terry Gingras

Terry James Gingras, Ph.D., is a clinical neuropsychologist and ADHD coach in private practice. His practice involves neuropsychological evaluation, including evaluation and treatment of ADHD in children and adults. He is also cofounder (with his wife Shari) of Gingras Coaching and Consulting, devoted to coaching ADHD families and especially ADHD entrepreneurs. They also  coach small businesses, particularly in the healthcare industry on marketing, especially in the use of social media.

ADHD Strategic ParentingTerry is also the author of ADHD: Strategic Parenting.” His forthcoming book, “High Performance Entrepreneur, How to turn ADHD into your Superpower” is slated for release later in 2018.

Terry and Shari are actively involved in using Facebook, particularly Facebook Live, to market and develop their private practice. Terry produces a weekly Facebook Live show, “Dr. G’s ADHD Chat,” dealing with ADHD in children and adults. Together, Terry and Shari also host “Optimistic Age”, a show for baby boomers.

Terry received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Arizona, where he was mentored by Dr. Ralph Reitan, codeveloper of the Halstead-Reitan Neuropsychological Test Battery and one of the foremost neuropsychologists in the world. Terry also has postdoctoral training in behavioral medicine and neuropsychology. He has extensive experience working with chronic pain, stress and illnesses in which physiological over-arousal is a key component. Terry has extensive experience working with and evaluating brain injuries and cognitive disabilities caused by neuropsychological conditions. He is an expert in cognitive retraining and is certified to provide the Cogmed Cognitive Retraining program. He is also an evaluator for the Federal Aviation Agency.

Terry is a retired Lieut. Col. in the United States Air Force, where he supervised a pioneering program in aviation psychology. He regularly taught fighter pilots behavioral medicine techniques to reduce stress and improve performance. Part of his mission as an aviation psychologist was to fly regular missions in the F-15 fighter aircraft. While stationed in the United Kingdom, he introduced members of the British Health Service to the basic concepts of behavioral medicine, including stress management, biofeedback and hypnosis.

The son of a golf professional, Terry has years of experience coaching athletes and others in achieving maximum performance. Currently, his principal focus is coaching entrepreneurs with ADHD, teaching them to use and control their abilities to hyperfocus to improve their businesses by becoming more productive. He also loves to coach them to learn to use their creativity and ability to think “outside the box” to arrive at novel solutions to society’s problems. Entrepreneurs with ADHD also must learn to compensate for their difficulties with distractibility and impulsivity.

Terry GingrasTerry does multiple presentations on ADHD parenting, ADHD evaluations, stress management, performance enhancement and being a cancer caregiver. He has been a lecturer and faculty member at Minot State University, the University of Maryland and East Virginia Medical School.

Terry lives in Yorktown, Virginia with his wife Shari, where they are enthusiastic hikers and kayakers. They have three children and four grandchildren. They spend a significant amount of time working with social media and internet-based knowledge commerce. Terry’s website is www.terrygingrasphd.com

Terry’s website is www.terrygingrasphd.com.

Terry’s ADHD Facebook page with Facebook Live videos: https://www.facebook.com/drgadhdpage/

Gingras, Terry James (2016).  ADHD Strategic Parenting: From Tactical to Practical.  Available on Amazon and as a free download on www.terrygingrasphd.com.

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