It took many years of riding on what I call ‘the hot mess express”- feeling frazzled, unorganized, and overwhelmed- before I was ready to take the driver's seat and encourage others with ADHD.

Tyler Dorsey

Focus Forward Founder

Hi, My name is Tyler Dorsey, I was diagnosed with ADHD in the 5th grade and struggled throughout my school career to keep up with projects, stay organized, and maintain a schedule. In my early 20s, I realized I needed to make some drastic changes if I wanted to become a more successful human, and I began to seek out resources. 

I found a support system, developed a plan, and built a toolkit of concepts and tips that I could lean on. I went from feeling like I was always running behind, to taking control of my life and opening my own business so that I could help others who are struggling with the same obstacles that I faced for so long. 

Welcome to Focus Forward. Let us help you find your superpower in the chaos of ADHD.

WHY I CREATED FOCUS FORWARD...

K-12 ADHD LIFE Coaching

Let our Forward Focus staff partner with your child to build an individual success plan around their personality and learning style. Your child deserves to find success in school, and at home and we are here to help them get there.

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K-12 ADHD ACADEMIC SUPPORT

In our academic support sessions we figure out how to make a student’s current workload manageable. We set goals, build a strategy and get work done!

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ADHD Life Coaching will work with you to set goals and develop a personalized plan to get where you want to go. We will give you the tools you need to embrace your true self and overcome the daily struggles of ADHD.

ADHD COLLEGE STUDENT SERVICES

Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed with your course work, struggling to stay organized or having difficulty focusing, we have the coaching and tools for you. Someone from our Focus Forward team will partner with you through one-on-one coaching or group coaching to help you begin managing your workload, develop a plan to accomplish your goals and build a toolbox of resources so you don’t just survive college, you can thrive! 

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WHAT WE OFFER

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WHAT WE OFFER

K-12 ADHD Coaching

In our tutoring sessions we figure out how to make a student’s current workload manageable. We set goals, build a strategy and get work done!


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k-12 ADHD ACADEMIC
SUPPORT

When you or your child has ADHD, it has a huge impact on your life. We offer coaching, 504 and IEP assistance, to help you find the best ways to advocate for yourself or your child.

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ADHD COLLEGE
STUDENT SERVICES

Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed with your course work, struggling to stay organized or having difficulty focusing, we have the coaching and tools for you. Someone from our Focus Forward team will partner with you through one-on-one coaching or group coaching to help you begin managing your workload, develop a plan to accomplish your goals and build a toolbox of resources so you don’t just survive college, you can thrive! 

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MEET THE REST OF OUR TEAM

I would go out of my way to do whatever I could to help, whether it was helping my grandmother in the kitchen or assisting a classmate. As I started looking through the different majors at Campbellsville University, I found social work. It was the perfect combination of helping others while empowering clients to do great things and live the life they wanted. As I began my social work career, one-on-one counseling and mentoring became my passion, resulting in the completion of my master's in social work at Campbellsville University.

MSW
EDUCATIONAL ADVOCATE &
PARENT COACH

Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved helping others...

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Haley Turner

My career as a social worker began at George Rogers Clark where I was a student support specialist and then transitioned into a social work role. This position is where I developed a deeper passion for helping high schoolers achieve their goals. During this time, a family member was...diagnosed with ADHD, and I saw the daily impact it had on her life. My helper instincts kicked in, so I began to learn everything I could to better help her. 
 
I met Tyler through Amy Crump and was amazed by not only their knowledge of ADHD but also their passion to see their clients succeed. I wanted nothing more than to join this team that would allow me to be able to build relationships and help guide clients through this new adventure.


MA
HEAD COACH

I have a very distinct memory of entering kindergarten. I had taught myself to read by memorizing the sounds of words and phrases. When asked to read something I had not previously memorized, I could not. By 2nd grade I was diagnosed with Dyslexia and labeled with a “learning disability”. I mixed up letters and numbers and even words sometimes, reading and memorization did not come easily to me. I did not fit in a perfect educational box; I was loud, struggled with following directions, and questioned my teachers. While I felt intelligent and self-aware, school continued to be a big challenge for me.

I knew, at that early age, that my learning style was very different...

Dana Crews

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When I was a teen, my outlook on learning changed. While academics were difficult, uninspiring and uninteresting to me; I spent summers engaged in wilderness expedition adventure camps. I did a semester of high school in Israel, taught English in Mexico during a semester in college, and travelled for six months in India after graduating from university. In each of these cultures, I learned different techniques that helped me better understand the world around me as well as gaining insight into my personal strengths and limitations. Perhaps most importantly, I walked away from these collective experiences understanding that there is no “right” way to learn.

I received my Contemplative Master’s Degree from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado with a concentration in mindfulness and meditation within the field of religious studies, psychology and neuroscience. Instead of continuing to my PhD like my peers, this practice-based higher educational program helped me pivot my career path towards social work. For a decade and a half now, I have been gaining insight into how to best understand, support and serve others. Behavioral health is where I thrive.

These last few years, and especially since COVID hit, I have seen an overwhelming majority of children, adults and families identify executive functioning and ADHD concerns affecting their daily life, academics, job, relationships. This inspired me to complete a more in depth study and research into the realm of ADHD. This last year speaking and meeting with Tyler Dorsey I knew I had to join the coaching team at Focus Forward.

Together, mindfulness techniques and medication can increase attentiveness and focus. They can strengthen clarity and understanding, and enhance the presence of positive emotions such as gratitude, calm, empathy and compassion. This is my drive when working with clients, an integrative approach that strengthens the connection between emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. By learning techniques that transform our wandering minds into constructive reflection, we gaininsight, clarity, peace and a sense of purpose.

My passion is working with individuals and families to help create that collaborative approach either within oneself and/or within a family unit. The real change occurs coaching individuals one on one, motivating them to keep up with daily routines and schedules, discussing what the mind is focused on at that particular moment, working through the approach, setting goals together and then finally, creating accountability. 

I strive every day to embody this approach not only in my professional, but in my personal life as well. I still struggle with my particular learning challenges but it has made me who I am and wouldn’t change anything about my journey.


- C.C, Parent


"Focus Forward has worked with my son creating personalized strategies helping him with time management, organization, focusing and communicating with teachers to help him be successful in school.The best part of this program that Tyler has experienced exactly what my son is feeling and that connection makes him feel she truly understand the struggles he is having. I highly recommend Focus Forward."

TESTIMONIALS

- A.J, Client


"Tyler helped me get my classes and homework load organized into manageable amounts, especially around finals time. She helped me manage my ADD surrounding schoolwork and break my busy weeks into smaller, easier days! She helped me succeed in my first year at the University of Kentucky!"

TESTIMONIALS

- M.H., Parent


"Tyler is a caring and knowledgeable advocate and resource. We highly
recommend the services of Focus Forward."

TESTIMONIALS

- M.C., Consultant


"Truly professional, compassionate and successfully helping students to achieve strategies to succeed and to learn to better cope with all the characteristics of ADHD/ADD."

TESTIMONIALS

- K.S., Parent

"My son participated in 2 study sessions offered at Focus Forward in preparation for final exams. WOW, did it make a difference! His performance on final exams far exceeded his performance in class during the semester (including a 99% in geometry). I wish we had sent him to Tyler/Focus Forward much sooner!"

TESTIMONIALS

- S.C., Client

"I truly don't think I would've made it through high school if it wasn't for Tyler. She handled all aspects of what was contributing to my overwhelming ADHD with compassion. She did a great job of staying professional but letting me know she was someone I could lean on for anything."

TESTIMONIALS

- C.C., Parent


"Focus Forward has worked with my son creating personalized strategies helping him with time management, organization, focusing and communicating with teachers to help him be successful in school.The best part of this program that Tyler has experienced exactly what my son is feeling and that connection makes him feel she truly understand the struggles he is having. I highly recommend Focus Forward."

TESTIMONIALS

TESTIMONIALS

-A.J., Client

"Tyler helped me get my classes and homework load organized into manageable amounts, especially around finals time. She helped me manage my ADD surrounding schoolwork and break my busy weeks into smaller, easier days! She helped me succeed in my first year at the University of Kentucky!"

TESTIMONIALS

-M.H., Parent

"Tyler is a caring and knowledgeable advocate and resource. We highly
recommend the services of Focus Forward."

TESTIMONIALS

-M.C., Consultant

"Truly professional, compassionate and successfully helping students to achieve strategies to succeed and to learn to better cope with all the characteristics of ADHD/ADD."

TESTIMONIALS

-K.S., Parent

"My son participated in 2 study sessions offered at Focus Forward in preparation for final exams. WOW, did it make a difference! His performance on final exams far exceeded his performance in class during the semester (including a 99% in geometry). I wish we had sent him to Tyler/Focus Forward much sooner!"

TESTIMONIALS

-S.C., Client

"I truly don't think I would've made it through high school if it wasn't for Tyler. She handled all aspects of what was contributing to my overwhelming ADHD with compassion. She did a great job of staying professional but letting me know she was someone I could lean on for anything."

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