This is where ADHD coaching comes in. It's a specialized area of life coaching where coach and client partner to overcome the challenges that get in the way of the client's success. As an experienced coach, I know what to listen and look for during my conversations with clients to help identify what's holding them back and how they want to move forward. The client is ready and motivated to "do the work" of coaching by taking an active role during and between our sessions. This partnership is a powerful and proven approach to managing ADHD.
During our coaching sessions, clients uncover their limiting beliefs and what gets in the way of their success. While the coaching session feels almost conversational, it actually follows a very specific structure, supporting clients to become familiar with their personal values, boundaries, and strengths, and more. There's so much to discover! Together we create a structure for client accountability and longer-term goals. And, we schedule regular "bird's eye view" check-in's where the client and I look at progress and where the client is headed. Through this process, clients learn how to turn their obstacles and assets into opportunities for personal growth.
My coaching sessions are 55 minutes in length. I conduct them toll-free over the telephone, in person, or by video conference. Coaching is action-based, so sessions usually occur once a week, with work for the client to do in-between. All information in our sessions is kept in strict confidence as mandated by the International Coaching Federation.
The coaching process takes a minimum of six months and up to twelve months. During that time, I provide support between sessions as necessary.
a neurological condition characterized by distractibility, impulsivity and restlessness or hyperactivity. These symptoms are present from childhood on, and with a much greater intensity than in the everyday person, so that they interfere with everyday functioning. It occurs in both children and adults.
What is Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anyway? In his excellent book, Driven to Distraction, Dr. Ned Hallowell defines ADHD as...
Executive functions are the ways we perform such actions as planning, organizing, strategizing, paying attention to and recalling details, and managing our time and surroundings. When these skills are weak, it is difficult to hold information in your head, you are unable to successfully complete multiple-step processes, you regularly misplace items, have a hard time following through on tasks (both small and large), often you run late to appointments, and/or you are chronically disorganized. People who have ADHD struggle with these skills, too.
What about Executive Functions? Peg Dawson and Richard Guare in their book, The Smart but Scattered Guide to Success, explain that executive functions are "skills that are designed to help you manage the tasks of daily living." Although you may not be diagnosed with ADHD, you may still be struggle with weaknesses in this area.
I agree with Dr. Hallowell that the term "deficit" is an inaccurate way to characterize this condition, which can better be described as attention abundance: more trait than disability. When managed properly, it can actually become an asset.
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