Coaching: Thriving with ADHD

Henry is the CEO and Co-Founder of ADHD UK. Henry had a late-stage adult diagnosis of ADHD. He has since made it his goal to help people with ADHD thrive.

He has Coach training from the Flow Coaching Institute. He has three degrees. From King’s College London, the University of Manchester, and an MBA from Darden, the University of Virginia, where he had a full Batten Scholarship, was the first non-US citizen to be elected student President, and awarded the C Sheppard Leadership Prize. In 2022 he was awarded the Point of Light award by the Prime Minister for his work during the Covid Pandemic.

Prior to founding ADHD UK, Henry had a career in finance, venture capital, successful turnaround CEO and owner of his own business. He has operated at the board level of organisations for the last 20 years.

Henry’s coaching focuses on helping adults with ADHD fulfil their potential – to thriving with ADHD. He is particularly focused on ADHD, high performance and fulfilling true potential. His coaching has ranged from Board Level to first job to students. He has coached CEOs, Entrepreneurs, Doctors, Senior Civil Servants, Management Consultants, Investment Bankers, and people in-between jobs.

Henry is currently fully booked. If you are interested in ADHD Coaching from Henry Shelford then please register your interest here.

Henry regularly contributes his ADHD expertise across UK media

Henry Shelford on BBC News

Henry on BBC News

Talking to journalist Ben Moore abut why people are turning to social media for ADHD and Autism diagnosis.

Henry Shelford in the Guardian

Henry in the Guardian

Henry in the Guardian newspaper talking to Adrian Chiles.

Henry on BBC Access All Podcast

Henry on the BBC's Access All Podcast

Henry on the BBC’s Access All Podcast. One of the UK’s most important disability podcasts.

Henry thanked in Parliament

Henry thanked in Parliament

In the debate on ADHD and Autism waiting lists in Parliament Henry briefed a number of MPs and the Chairperson of the committee. Henry was thanked for his work a number of times.

BBC News ADHD became my super power

Henry on BBC News online talking about ADHD and success in business.

Henry on BBC news online talking about how ADHD can become a superpower but you need to be aware of the kryptonite.

Henry Shelford on Sky News

Henry on Sky News Daily with Niall Paterson

Sky New’s daily podcast. Talking about ADHD and Tiktok.

Coaching Testimonals

Henry is a very good coach. I have found him to be an empathic listener, who is able to patiently guide my thinking towards my own needs and wants. He is encouraging, celebrates my successes, and gently prods me along to stick to my commitments and goals. Henry is transparent and approachable, and I have always found the environment he creates to be calm, safe, and welcoming. His coaching always allows room for me to ‘think out loud’ and to ‘bounce ideas’ around; and I always end the session with a range of ideas and actions to move my goals forward.



Henry has been very helpful in unlocking some blockage I had. His coaching approach is refreshing, honest, and practical. As we met, he was able to ask the right questions to give me a refreshed direction or shed light on a matter that was out of my sight but yet part of the issue.



Living with ADHD can be isolating and bewildering.  Through sessions with Henry I have found that honest empathetic guidance can have a significant positive impact. A wealth of valuable knowledge and generosity, Henry is helping me to achieve life goals discussed and set during our sessions. With his genuine interest, his warmth and humour, Henry creates a relaxed safe environment in which I am learning how to be, and how to quite like, my authentic self.


See Henry in his Free Advice Clinic

Star Rating. 4.9 out of 5 Rating.

Compassionate. Spoke clearly, and steadily. Friendly, good -humoured.

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Reassured me. Made me feel included despite not being officially diagnosed yet.

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Clear, considered and empathetic responses.

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Friendly, laidback and amusing style felt totally on my wavelength. Talked about his strategies which not only were useful in themselves but also gave me more of an understanding.

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Showed great understanding, listened, gave lots of advice.

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I felt welcomed and supported as a new attendee, and recieved vital information that I would have otherwise struggled to source. Thank you!

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Really inclusive and meaningful consideration of all issues presented.

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Henry listened to all of the participants very well, and had a really good blend of factual/practical/pragmatic advice and then also the more philosophical stuff that has to go along with it (in terms of self image, acceptance, personality etc. etc.). I think he did a great job.

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Patient, understanding, and knowledgeable.

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Everything was explained very clearly. No jargon simply straight forward.

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Henry is a treasure. Warm, personable, inclusive, bright and very helpful! Thank you for bringing us together and making this space for us!

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