Wayne O’Brien is the leader of the Toronto Adult ADHD Support Group (TAASG), now in its 25th year with over four thousand members, half of who reside in the Toronto area. Wayne is proud to be a Director of the Seeds of Hope Foundation in downtown Toronto. He has created and facilitated several courses for both and externally for the University of Toronto, St. Michael’s Hospital, John Howard Society, the Krasman Centre, the maximum-security prison at the Maplehurst Correctional Complex, and several other organisations. He is one of a few active Advanced Level WRAP Facilitators (ALWF) in Canada.
Wayne completed a bachelors business administration degree (BBA) with honours from the renowned WLU Business School, a teaching certificate, graduate studies in computer science at Harvard, and several years of schooling in social work studies. He has been naturally ‘on the go’ since early childhood, thanks to his ADHD traits – travelling extensively through all provinces in Canada, all 50 states in the USA, and over 25 countries.
His initial fascination in coaching stems from working part-time for more than 25 years with the late NHL coach and recipient of the Order of Canada, Dr Roger Neilson. Wayne is thrilled to have found his passion and purpose in facilitating and teaching practical evidenced-based courses supporting thousands of adults impacted by ADHD. He is delighted to see so many thrive and flourish with their gifts, skills, and talents after overcoming or effectively managing their highly treatable challenges.