Janine Defontaine

Adult ADHD Coach, Mentor

Janine is an Adult ADHD Coach with the Neurodiversity Hub and Communications Coordinator for NeuroEmploy Pty Ltd.


Based in Perth, Western Australia, she has worked with Barb Cook and NeuroEmploy since 2020 and recently joined Neurodiversity Hub as an Adult ADHD Coach.


Janine has experience mentoring and coaching people with autism, ADHD and mental health challenges in time management and organisation, changing careers, identifying and pursuing their goals, overcoming burnout and changing how they live to support their neurodivergent selves to thrive. She loves nothing more than to walk alongside someone as they explore, learn, grow, recover and thrive.


Janine has also worked with mental health, aged care and disability NFPs across Australia for the last seven years in various roles, including Engagement and Communications Manager, where she led a small team of passionate individuals, and as a freelance marketer and program manager.


Janine identifies as neurodivergent as a late-diagnosed ADHD woman (at the age of 45) – a moment that changed her life for the better. She has lived experience of depression, anxiety, and PTSD, has experienced burnout of differing severity several times throughout her life and supports a family member who experienced a Traumatic Brain Injury a number of years ago.


She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies, a Life Coaching Certificate IV, and is accredited in Mental Health First Aid and Youth Mental Health First Aid. Janine is also a qualified and award-winning project manager and co-author of Heart to Heart – A Path to Wellness.


A proud fur-mum to rescue Doberman Freya, she loves books, movies, podcasts, road trips, jigsaw puzzles, nature walks and naps, and is a long-time blogger over at Reflections from a Redhead (12 years and counting).


Janine is based in the Perth, Western Australia, and is available for telehealth consults worldwide. 

To make an appointment with Janine, please click HERE.

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