What can coaching do for you?

ADHD coaching is a process driven approach to helping the individual with ADHD develop new approaches to working out the issues that they face on a daily basis. For many people with ADHD

  1. time management is a challenge
  2. staying focused is a challenge
  3. managing details is a problem
  4. procrastination is a challenge
  5. relationships can be a challenge
  6. finding a career that works is a challenge

and that means life provides you some extra challenges that many people don't have.

Coaching for the ADHD individual is one of a many pronged approach to developing a more satisfying life. For some people finding a medication that works is the first step. For some people it is a combination of medications and coaching. For some it is just coaching by itself.

The goal is to develop strategies in a supportive environment that allows the ADHD individual to increase their ability to cope in an increasingly complex world.

Recent studies show that ADHD is increasing in America. With better methods for evaluation the diagnosis for ADHD is showing an increase. Take into account the fact that we are living in a more chaotic world thas is filled with a variety of instant distractions and it is easy to see that lack of focus, time management and attention to detail are going to stand out as a problem in all areas of life.

ADHD coaching takes into account the issues the individual is struggling with and through a co-creative process strategies are developed and practiced so that the individual gains confidence and is able to live life more fully. The coaching process provides a set of tools that can be used throughout your life. An ADHD coach is typically trained in the specifics and issues that an ADHD individual faces and can understand their point of view and the challenges they face. Not all coaches know what it is like to walk in the ADHD shoes.

What does the coach do?

The coach provides the contextual framework that allows the client to engage in a conversation that produces specific actions for followup in a future session. The coach is a catalyst, a listener, an encourager, and is focused on a goal directed process that creates results for the client.

and the client does what?

The client takes action on the goals and tasks that they agree will likely bring about the desired change or result. The client is responsible for the outcomes and is committed to making change in their life. The client engages in the process to develop their sense of purpose, a vision for their future and specific goals that will realize that outcome. It is hard work and the client must be willing to do the work.

How does it all work?

Once you get to the point of saying, "I've had enough of this ...", then coaching might be what you are looking for. When you are ready to make the choice to get a coach then you will have started on a journey to make your life better. The coaching process is conducted on a weekly basis for about 1 hour. Some clients only want to meet once every other week and some only want to have 1/2 hour coaching sessions. The coach and client work together to design a program that meets the needs of the client from a commitment and budget perspective. Once there is a decision to pursue coaching the individual contacts the coach and the process begins.