By Roadtrip Nation

David Rickabaugh


My road in life has taken me all over.
I started my career in sales and worked my way up to managerial and executive positions.
When the world started transitioning to digital, the company I was with ventured into e-commerce.
I spent the next 20 years in retail and e-commerce.
I eventually realized that I wasn’t passionate about what I was doing anymore—so I decided I wanted to try coaching.
I consulted my own executive coach and decided to make a career change and attend the University of Sydney for a master’s in coaching psychology.
After graduating, I moved to Seattle, Washington, and started my practice for executive coaching.
After feeling “off” for a while, I was finally diagnosed with ADHD—however, it was very hard to get the help I needed.
I wanted to help others who might be struggling to find help, so I started Leading with ADHD, where I coach other leaders and professionals with ADHD.
Keep following my journey


High School
Communication Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara
Information Systems & Ecommerce
DePaul University
Coaching Psychology
University of Sydney


Executive & Leadership Development Coach

I coach leaders and organizations to help them create their desired impact.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

When you're transitioning from school to a career, think of it as a learning experience. Get out there and talk to people to find out what's possible. Literally ask them for examples of roles in their own organization that could fit your strengths. That's a good way to learn what roles even exist. Statistics show that a majority of people find their job through connections. When you're in a career transition, I think the best thing to do is explore, talk to people, make connections, and learn.


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"You need more discipline. You just need to do it."

Challenges I Overcame

Career Change
Learning Issues