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  • Writer's pictureAnna Granta

Why ADHDers are valuable in Tech.

Before retraining as a coach, I spent a decade working in tech. I wasn't diagnosed with ADHD yet, but I saw my brain fit naturally with ideas like agile and continuous delivery. I enjoyed solving technical problems and I relished opportunities to connect with end users and understand how they were using the products I worked on.

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The tech industry can be a great career choice for individuals with ADHD.

Firstly, ADHDers often have high levels of creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. This can be especially valuable in tech where innovation and problem-solving are highly valued. Many tech companies are looking for individuals who can come up with creative solutions to complex problems.

Secondly, ADHDers tend to thrive in fast-paced environments where projects are broken down into bite sized pieces. The tech industry is fast-moving with new tools, languages, and platforms emerging all the time. This is exciting for ADHDers who thrive on change, variety and love to learn.

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Finally, ADHDers often do our best work when able to hyperfocus, which needs work that is challenging enough to be interesting and clearly defined. This combination can be found in many tech companies. When an ADHDer finds a task that they are passionate about, they can become completely absorbed in it, often resulting in highly productive work.

So it's not surprising that many ADHDers work in tech. In fact, I run a group coaching program specifically for ADHDers in tech.

Learn more about how I help ADHDers in tech use their strengths effectively here.

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