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Isaac Akinde

Isaac Akinde

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Coaching Bio

Isaac is an ADHD coach, qualified teacher, FA qualified football coach, and former Flagship store retail manager.

Being diagnosed with ADHD and Dyslexia in late adulthood and also having neurodiverse children led him to explore the potential that lies hidden behind the unique challenges of being neurodivergent.

Isaac is passionate about helping both adults and children, diagnosed or still undiagnosed later in life, and supporting parents/carers and partners.

Through personalised coaching, he will work on unlocking your true potential, helping to understand your unique brain, improving and building self-esteem, and creating strategies for a fulfilling life.

Coaching Experience

Isaac has over 12 years of coaching experience in the retail industry, coaching Store/Assistant managers and supervisors for several retail businesses as part of New store opening teams, coaching store/assistant managers, and supervisors and staff to run effective and profitable stores and manage staff effectively.

Isaac also has six years of experience coaching youth football for two local football teams and is a coach for Kent Elite Scouting Academy.

Career Experience

Isaac has over 20 years working in retail in flagship stores, managing companies such as Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, TM Lewin, Nike, Foot locker, Banana Republic/Gap, Hamleys toy store, Toys r Us, and as a trainer/coach at Amazon.

Isaac has been a teacher for 5 years, is a former Head of House for KS3, and a curriculum innovator and student mentor in his current school, supporting teachers, students, and parents with information and strategies to support neurodiverse students.

Coaching Qualifications

ADHDworks certified coach

I am currently having sessions with Isaac and I thoroughly enjoy it. He clearly detailed his role and what to expect out of our sessions. I immediately felt supported as I was guided through the preliminary questionnaire and there was sufficient communication throughout the entire process. I was impressed with how relatable Isaac comes across and his ability to explain complex feelings that I had been tackling. During the session, I didn’t feel judged or attacked – it was eye-opening to hear a new perspective on my inner saboteurs. I particularly appreciated the thorough feedback Isaac provided after the session, as even in the short time we spent I now have actionable steps to work towards developing my superpower! It was very helpful on my journey to understanding myself.

Secondary School Teacher, Kent