284: Unlocking Productivity: Alexis Haselberger's ADHD-Inspired Techniques

Explore actionable strategies from a coach who’s transforming time management

June 10

Managing time with an ADHD brain can be tough, but what if there were ways to make it easier?

Join us as Alexis Haselberger shares her story of being diagnosed with ADHD in her 40s and how it changed her life for the better. She talked about practical strategies for coping with ADHD, tips for managing digital communication, and the benefits of using tools like TickTick. Alexis revealed her secrets to staying focused and balancing work and life, all while celebrating the unique strengths of neurodiverse individuals.

Alexis Haselberger is a time management and productivity coach who helps people do more and stress less through her coaching, workshops, and online courses. Her down-to-earth and fun approach makes it easy for people to adopt realistic strategies into their daily lives. She has helped over 160,000 individuals take control of their time and has worked with companies like Google, Lyft, Workday, Capital One, Upwork, and more.

After realizing she faced many of the same challenges as her clients, Alexis discovered she had ADHD. She was already teaching strategies that work for ADHD brains, proving the saying, "You do the work you need."

Alexis lives in San Francisco with her husband and two teenage sons, and she currently loves spending her free time on pottery.





"Hyperfixation and optimism are ADHD traits that have driven my success. When I'm interested in something, I just make it happen."
- Alexis Haselberger

"Everyone needs different strategies for maintaining energy. For me, it’s about breaks throughout the day and understanding my own rhythms."
- Alexis Haselberger

"The key to managing ADHD is finding what works for you. For me, exercise serves as a transition between my workday and home life."
- Alexis Haselberger

"I manage my energy by making sure I can sleep up until the moment I really need to get up and by taking movement breaks throughout the day."
- Alexis Haselberger

"I approach things with less fear and more impulsivity, assuming that things will work out."
- Alexis Haselberger

[00:00 - 20:00] ADHD Journey and Career Beginnings
  • Alexis Haselberger coaches on time management for ADHD individuals, including corporate clients like Google and Lyft.
  • Tracy Otsuka's clientele includes adults diagnosed with ADHD in their 40s, which inspired her to seek her own diagnosis.
  • Alexis shares her ADHD diagnosis experience and childhood negotiations with teachers to avoid boring tasks while maintaining good grades.

[20:00 - 42:19] Career Development and Personal Growth
  • Alexis shares her career journey from Usenet search engine job to HR and operations director, eventually starting her coaching business.
  • Tracy Otsuka and Alexis discuss the impact of ADHD on work efficiency and the development of task management systems.
  • Alexis talks about moving to San Francisco, job search experiences, and personal growth, emphasizing the importance of external systems for managing tasks and remembering things.

[42:19 - 1:16:00] ADHD Management and Productivity Strategies
  • Tracy and Alexis discuss email management techniques, including batch processing and the "one touch rule."
  • Strategies for managing overwhelm and maintaining productivity with ADHD, including breaking tasks into small steps and using task management apps like Trello and Notion.
  • Alexis shares personal experiences with managing energy levels, the value of hyper fixation, and optimism in achieving success.


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Hi, I'm Tracy

I teach Smart Ass ADHD women how to use their brilliant brains to build the life they want by embracing their too-muchness and focusing on their strengths.