I am Liz Tibbutt. I live in Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau. I work as a Human Resources consultant, and I have ADHD with autism traits.
Diagnosed at 43, it was a bit of a shock to find out I wasn’t weird, loud and chaotic because I was a bad person. Finding out that there was a reason that life was so hard was a huge relief.
Neurodiversity is just another way of thinking. While medication and health services can help with the effects of being a square peg in a round hole, I don’t think there is a need to find a cure
I firmly believe that the better we understand ourselves – the way we like to think, socialise and work – the easier life will be. When we understand our preferences, and how they fit with others, we have choices, and we can find our place.
Bringing together my skills in assessment and feedback from 30 years of working in human resources with my experience of being a person with ADHD at work, this service seems like the natural next step.