Are you interested in learning more about ADHD coaching? Take a look at the most frequently asked questions?
An ADHD coach is an individual who is trained to understand the uniques challenges of ADHD and they are skilled in helping facilitate strategies for overcoming those challenges.
We begin our coaching partnership with an initial strategy and planning session. During this time, we will clarify your current challenges and begin to design specific strategies that will work with your unique brain-style and align with your values and goals for the future.
After our initial strategy and planning session, you and I will meet weekly via Zoom or over the phone for 50-minute coaching sessions. In each session, we will talk about your success during the past week, where you continue to struggle, and, together, we will discuss actions steps for reaching your goals. Between our sessions, you will work on these action steps and I will send accountability emails to check in with you during the week. Through this process, you will learn to create strategies to minimize your struggles and develop an awareness of your individual strengths to maximize your potential.
I work with adults, students, parents and children.
During our coaching sessions, the client chooses the focus of our conversation, while the coach listens and contributes observations and questions. Some of the things that you might be interested in focusing on are:
• planning and organization
• time management
• executive function weaknesses
• life balance
• academic struggles and strategies
• parenting an ADHD child
• career path and future direction
• developing boundaries
• creating schedules and routines
• focus and follow-through
• managing emotions and reducing stress
• feeling stuck and seeking a new direction in life
• overwhelm at home or at work
• clarity in a decision
• relationships and social interactions
• students accommodations, IEP and 504 plans
The length of a coaching partnership varies depending on the individual’s and preferences. Coaching is not a “quick fix”. To get the most out of coaching, working together for three to six months is ideal. Many times, around the fourth or fifth week, clients lose interest in the process. When clients commit to three months, they tend to stick with it, and they usually make progress during that time. People may find it beneficial to work with a coach for a longer period.
Some factors that may impact the length of time include the goals that you are working towards, the frequency of coaching sessions and financial resources available to support coaching.
Currently, all coaching services are virtual via Zoom. This makes it easy to accommodate clients in time zones other than my own. I will provide a link to a private online office so no username log-ins are needed by the student/client.
Therapists focus on past experiences and help patients cope with depression, anxiety and other negative emotions. Coaching is action-focused. Through thought-provoking questions, a coach helps you develop a better understanding of yourself and where you want to be in life. The coach partners with the client partner to identify barriers and develop practical strategies to improve your quality of life.
Some people see both a coach and a therapist. It is important to understand that a coach is not certified or trained to provide psychotherapy or medical advice. At any time during our coaching relationship if I feel like coexisting conditions are interfering with our coaching goals and beyond the scope of coaching, I am ethically obligated to recommend my clients consult with a doctor or therapist. Coaching can resume at a later date or in conjunction with the guidance of a licensed therapist.
Coaching is not covered by health insurance. However, you may be able to use your flexible spending accounts or FSA’s. This is a plan that lets you set aside pre-tax dollars for health care expenses not covered by your insurance co-pays. Talk to your employer and/or your accountant about setting up an FSA.
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I am happy to work with any individual that would like to find balance and create a more satisfying life. No ADHD diagnosis is required!
Group coaching is a great way to make coaching more affordable. I offer different group coaching sessions throughout the year. Group coaching is a wonderful way to meet other people who are dealing with similar struggles and develop a new support network.
Buddy coaching is another way to share the cost of coaching with another person. If you know someone who is also interested in coaching, I am willing to work with you together. This allows you to receive the many benefits of coaching while splitting the cost of your coaching sessions.
For more information about group coaching or buddy coaching, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The first step is to schedule a complimentary 15-minute consultation call with me. During this time we will be able to discuss one-on-one what you need at this time and we will determine if ADHD coaching is right for you.
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