What is ADHD coaching?
While ADHD can have a positive on a person’s energy levels and creativity, it can also create challenges in other areas of life.
For example, people who have ADHD might have difficulty with certain tasks, such as organisation, responding to emails, remembering names, meeting deadlines, or following instructions.
An ADHD coach is a trained professional who works with individuals who have ADHD to address these challenges directly. A coach can help develop and hone abilities in the following areas:
- Organisation. Time management, task and project management, workflow, prioritizing, keeping records, multitasking, and organising your home or office are all examples.
- Managing emotions. This includes things like improving self-esteem, reducing stress and anxiety, and personal empowerment.
Developing new skills. Learn communication and social skills, problem-solving, interpersonal conflict resolution, punctuality, public speaking, and boundaries.
- Setting realistic goals and Achieving goals. For example, healthy lifestyle, career success, managing a household, accountability, and motivation.
- Developing self esteem and confidence. Learning to accept how ADHD may have impacted on your sense of self worth and to increase your self esteem and confidence.
- ADHD and co-existing mental health. We can work with mental health along side working to understand how ADHD works side by side with that.
Unique to you
Tailor made approach
It can be tailored to meet your needs and ultimately to develop strategies that work for YOU. The format is flexible and will be tailored to support you, as everyone’s ADHD differs from person to person. For example, for some meeting once a week is beneficial, whereas to another meeting fortnightly may be better.
ADHD coaching vs. life coaching
You can think of an ADHD coach as being similar to a life coach. Both can help you maximise your potential.
However, one key difference is that ADHD coaches have the knowledge and experience to help you tackle challenges that are specific to ADHD. Also, as I come from a Psychological background, I am able to integrate deeper subconscious patterns of behaviour that may also be playing out in your day-to-day life. Many coaches even have ADHD themselves. As a result, they understand what it’s like to live with ADHD.
What are the benefits of an ADHD coach?
The right coach can provide a lot of benefits. Here are a few personal perspectives from people who have used ADHD coaching.
“Coaching helped me me forgive myself and set realistic expectations and actually meet them”
“I have been taking medication for my ADHD since being diagnosed at the age of 36. I have spent my entire life trying to manage and develop strategies that kept me just able to manage life. Now I have healthier strategies and also understand why I behave the way I do and how to move forward successfully. It has been life changing. The biggest thing for me is to be kinder to myself which I have always found hard to do.”
“With my ADHD coach’s guidance, I was able to organise my days, pay my bills on time, manage my finances, communicate better with my partner, not miss important emails, better manage my time, and run a more successful business,”
“I felt having ADHD was a bad thing, I focused on the shortcomings which made me behave poorly to myself and my life. By shifting and understanding how ADHD plays a role in my life, it has now changed my life for the better. I am happier and more confident within myself.”