As an adult, life with ADHD can seem and feel bewildering or just plain hard.
Nothing really goes as you thought it would in your head.
You may suspect you have ADHD, or you may have recently been diagnosed. Or perhaps as a kid you were diagnosed, but you thought that you were going to be ok and ditched your meds and got on with life.
Nevertheless, something has never been quite right. Your life just never seems to be as simple as other’s and you just figure out why.
You may have even tussled with depression and anxiety from time to time.
Along the way, you may have sought the help of doctors, psychologists or a psychiatrist to no avail.
Now more than likely if you’re reading this, you’ve stumbled upon the term “ADHD Coach” and are wondering what that is!
You’ve heard of coaches, but not an ADHD Coach?
So you’re wondering… Can an ADHD coach help me? If so, how do I find a good ADHD coach? Why would ADHD Coaching be good for me? Is this just another kind of therapy?”
Let’s explore some answers to those questions.
Coaching is defined by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”
ADHD coaching employs a special skill set to empower persons impacted by ADHD to manage their lives. (including attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.)
An ADHD coach could be described as a specially trained, professional “best friend” who totally believes in you. Even if all you can see is what’s not working in your life, your coach sees what is working, what’s good, and what’s possible for you. Your ADHD Coach can help you understand your unique brain wiring, your strengths, and how you can use that knowledge to your great advantage, unlocking extraordinary potential.
A coach will provide a safe and nurturing environment to listen to you. They will also help you through the maze of other helping professionals like psychiatrists, explaining their roles and assisting you to communicate most effectively with them. Your coach will help you understand and support your treatment program and save you precious time and wasted energy.
The conversations you have will be supportive, they are truly in your corner. Your coach will listen to you and help identify the obstacles that are holding you back, even those you may not even see. Working together, you will learn to minimize and manage your weaknesses and focus on your strengths so they can grow. You will cover topics that include health, education, life skills, tools and strategies and ways to keep on track. An ADHD Coach will help you design your life to be one that will give you satisfaction, variety, and success.
Finding a good coach is as easy as a quick Google search. It doesn’t really matter where your Coach is located geographically, as you will probably be working with them online via video chat. What is important is that you find a coach who is well trained by a credentialed ADHD coaching school.
Rapport is essential. You should feel as comfortable talking to your Coach as a new friend. A good indicator is if you feel good about yourself and excited about your goals after speaking with the coach. Sometimes it may take a couple of conversations to discover the right Coach for you, so don’t be afraid to interview more than one. A good coach will tell you if they don’t feel that they are a good fit with you and may be able to refer you to another that they feel might be a better fit.
At the end of the day, an ADHD Coach is better than your best friend in many ways. Your Coach is there for you and for the life you want to create, to help you clarify what it is that you really want, to help you to learn how to manage your unique challenges, to build upon your natural gifts and interests and to encourage you to reach your goals and enjoy a life well-lived. It is an extraordinarily rewarding and fun partnership where the benefits and rewards are all yours to enjoy.
How do you find a coach like this?
Message me and I’ll see if I can help you to find the right Coach for you.
Lots of Love,