Brooke Matson

Brooke Matson reframes the label of ADHD in this exciting talk. She introduces us to revolutionary creatives that had ADHD and likely would not have achieved all they did without having these super powers. She explains how there is nothing disordered about a need to explore and innovate. This talk explains the many misconceptions about ADHD. Brooke Matson is an award-winning writer, a National Board Certified Teacher, and the founding Executive Director of Spark Central, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that “ignites the creativity, innovation, and imagination necessary for people to forge the path to their best future.” While Brooke was not born in Spokane, she considers it her hometown as she has made a life here since her college years. Brooke’s favorite TED talks are by Sir Ken Robinson as she states, “He always nails it in terms of education policy. His talks are both funny and informative!”