What Is ADHD Coaching?

#adhd #adhdcoaching #productivity May 04, 2023

What is ADHD Coaching?

ADHD and other brain-based challenges can make you feel like your brain is scattered or has 50 tabs open at any given time.

Coaching is a partnership where we focus on your forward momentum one tab at a time.

In coaching, we work together to help you

  • stay focused on your goals
  • face obstacles
  • address executive function issues like time management, organization, working memory, planning
  • develop strategies, systems and routines
  • increase your self-esteem
  • work more effectively and efficiently    

 

Can I change through coaching?

Yes.

Coaching can be the catalyst for you to embrace your naturally creative and resourceful self and effect change.

Coaching can be transformational.

It’s an opportunity to learn about your unique brain wiring and take steps to not only be more effective but also give yourself more grace.

 

How long does the coaching process take?

This depends on each client, but I find that for the best results we should meet for a minimum of 3 months.

 

How often do we meet?

Typically, we meet 3 sessions per month. I find that my clients like having a week off for integration, but we can arrange for weekly if you prefer. Of course, we both take vacations and will accommodate any days off needed.

We ask that cancelations be made 24 hours in advance but understand that sometimes emergencies come up.

 

What about confidentiality?

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.

Seriously though, I follow the Code of Ethics from the International Coaching Federation and the Professional Association for ADHD Coaches, both of which hold us to the strictest standards of confidentiality.

These codes can be found at

ICF Code of Ethics

PAAC Code of Ethics

 

How does a Coach differ from a Consultant?

A consultant imparts advice on a specific area of expertise in a particular industry.

Coaches hold space for you to maximize your own performance and potential. Coaches don’t tell you how to do something. Coaches know you have the answers within yourself.

When a client needs a strategy, ADHD coaches occasionally put on their consulting hats. You may decide you need help with working through a particular problem. Or we might assign some simple homework to shift a habit. No matter what, we ask your permission first!

 

How does a Coach differ from a Therapist?

Therapy focuses on mental health and emotional healing. Therapists explore the past, present and future to help patients reduce their symptoms and make behavioral changes.

Coaches focus on the present and the future to empower you to make your own decisions. Behavioral changes are an outgrowth of your choices. Together we ensure you have the support you need to you make those shifts.

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