What is an ADHD Coach?
ADHD Coaches are, first and foremost, ICF approved life coaches with specific training and expertise in coaching people affected by ADHD.
ADHD Coaching is a helping relationship that is individually based and action oriented. It is goal driven and aimed at building skill sets intended to improve the individual’s daily functioning and quality of life. This is all done through an ADHD-informed lens and is a seamless blend of the following three elements:
- Coaching:A Coach regards each Client as creative, resourceful and whole, and the process is Client-centred, Client-driven, and confidential. The Coach facilitates the Client’s actions toward self-awareness and the identification and achievement of the client’s self-identified goals, providing structure and accountability as needed.
- Skills Coaching: The ADHD Coach and Client collaborate to develop conscious awareness of the client’s strengths and challenges. Leveraging that awareness, the Coach supports the Client in creating systems and strategies tailored to the Client’s needs whilst strengthening the Client’s ability to manage the pragmatic aspects of life.
- Education: The Coach helps to educate the Client about ADHD and how it affects them across a lifetime. The Coach may also provide information regarding tools, resources, and referrals specific to ADHD (or related to ADHD), as well as research-based information relevant to the Client’s needs and interests.
Primary School: This is when children start to develop daily living skills requiring a more hands-on approach and external structure for them to manage. Coaching at this stage has been proven to help them acquire these skills faster, which will set them up for an easier transition in their high school years.
High School: From age 13 and up, individuals are ready to begin making decisions for themselves about managing their time and prioritizing their needs, both academic and personal. With the onset of puberty and the natural desire to become more independent, it is the perfect age to begin focusing on adult life skills that will make them more self-reliant and better able to create their own systems for becoming structured.
What is ADHD Coaching?
What does research tell us aboutADHD Coaching?
A recent review of research on ADHD coaching indicates that ADHD coaching contributes positively to improved functioning in individuals with ADHD across the age span. Numerous, varied studies examined diverse outcomes of coaching for ADHD, and their findings showed that ADHD coaching can improve ADHD symptoms, executive function related behaviours, self-esteem, well-being and quality of life.
Coaching starts with an evaluation call so we can determine if we are a good fit to work together. We can then coach at the start of the next available month. Please call or text me for more info