Gaines Kergosien

Information & Communications Technology

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Succeeding with ADHD

The things that make us different are also often a potential advantage. People with conditions like ADHD must overcome challenges to conform and, in the process, often develop skills that make them exceptional leaders and entrepreneurs.

In this session we will explore how many of the most successful have turned these tendencies into an advantage and how you can do the same, regardless of your diagnosis.

This presentation is based on extensive research as well as personal experience. It is focused on techniques that, while they were developed as coping mechanisms, can be used by anyone with the desire to excel at achieving their goals.


Gaines Kergosien

Technology leader, inspirational speaker, and lifelong learner.

Gaines is passionate about helping people reach their full potential and providing the structure necessary to maximize their value. His strategic leadership capitalizes on a blend of technical vision and business acumen acquired through 20 years identifying, qualifying, building consensus for, and implementing solutions to meet business objectives.

Gaines serves as founder and CIO for Music City Tech, an educational non-profit responsible for organizing the Music City Code, Music City Agile, and Music City Data conferences in Nashville, TN. His public speaking and other thought leadership work led to becoming a three-time recipient of the Microsoft MVP award and serving on the board of directors for Technology Leaders of Nashville and the Nashville Technology Council.

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