Are you an adult with ADHD?
ADHD is a brain-based disorder. My clients with ADHD are some of the most remarkable people I know: creative and intelligent, but also typically overcome by overwhelm. They are struggling with managing their time demands, their paperwork and their lives. They know what they need to do, but they struggle with getting around to it and completing it. The way their brain works makes getting things done more challenging.
Can you relate?
If you can, you might be a good candidate for ADHD coaching. ADHD impacts different people in different ways. Through ADHD coaching I can help you become more aware of how your ADHD is impacting you and help you create and implement strategies for a more productive and fulfilling life.
ADHD coaching is an ongoing collaborative partnership between a person with ADHD traits, including persons impacted by ADHD, and a professional coach who brings current ADHD knowledge, best practices, understanding, and ADHD-friendly skills and tools to facilitate positive personal and professional change for the client.
The ADHD coaching partnership is an appreciative and creative inquiry process that empowers clients to learn about themselves and their unique brain processing so they can make choices and take actions to create the lives they choose to live. The ADHD coach listens with an appreciation and working experience of how ADHD may be impacting the client.
ADHD coaches create a safe, non-judgmental environment, listen with an ADHD understanding, observe what is preventing the client from reaching specific goals, explore ways in which the client can maximize strengths, talents, and passion, and enlist strategies and behaviors congruent with the ADHD client’s learning, processing, and organization styles. ADHD coaches regard their clients as naturally creative, resourceful, and incredible human beings.
So what does my approach to ADHD coaching look like? First we spend time getting clearer about your ADHD. How it shows up for you. What types of challenges you’re experiencing and how you would rather it be.
We begin our coaching by focusing on expectations, both your expectations and mine. After getting clear about those expectations we’ll focus on three areas:
- Building Knowledge: Building awareness about your ADHD, your Executive Functioning*, and your Strengths and Values
- Creating Process: Designing actions and developing accountability around those actions
- Developing Support: Creating supportive systems and networks both within and outside of your coaching relationship
I work with some of my ADHD coaching clients over the phone, but I’ve found my most successful clients work with me via Skype sessions. Even though my approach to working with adults with ADHD is fairy straight-forward, it is not formulaic and I tailor my sessions to each client’s specific needs. Most simply said: My approach to coaching is not one-size-fits-all.
The way your brain works is not your choice. How you respond to the way your brain works is.
What choice will you make with respect to your ADHD and overcoming your overwhelm?
Interested in taking the next step? Give me a call (440-522-2980) or contact me by Email. I’ll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours so we can schedule a complimentary empowerment session. I call it an empowerment session because it’s your first step towards empowering yourself to make change! In this phone session you can share what kinds of challenges you’re experiencing and how you’d like it to be instead. You can also ask me any and all questions you might have about us working together. You can expect for an empowerment session to take about 30 minutes.
* Curious about what Executive Functions are? Please take a look at this excellent article on the topic, written by Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.