IngerShaye Colzie is an ADHD Leadership Coach and Psychotherapist specializing in making a difference for Black women executives and entrepreneurs, supporting women through clarity, empowerment, and resilience.
Inger has successfully run her practice, Alchemy Coaching & Counseling, as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 15 years before her diagnosis in her 50s. She offers the benefits of professional expertise with a lifetime of experience.
Her experience includes:
- being certified as a neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner
- a Level 2 Brainspotting practitioner, which allows her to access brain and body processes in her approach
- an ADDA member and volunteer
- an executive committee member of CHADD Philadelphia
- being the Founder of The International Association of Black ADHD Coaches
- and lastly, a C-Suite Executive Coach for a multi-million dollar company
While we know that today’s diagnostic tools are more accurate and available to detect ADHD symptoms, research shows that people in the black community, especially girls with ADHD, remain underdiagnosed.
This is because their symptoms are mischaracterized and signs of inattentiveness or impulsivity, the two main features of ADHD, could be mistaken for laziness or defiance. The longer these girls aren’t diagnosed and treated, the more their problems are likely to worsen as they grow into adults.