"You have a turbo charged mind – like a Ferrari engine, but the brakes of a bicycle, and I'm the break expert."
- Dr. Edward Hallowell
ADHD is a strength. Too many (most) well-intentioned psychiatrists, therapists, teachers, and others in our lives only know enough about our neurodivergence to want to "fix" it. Too few recognize the incredible creativity, problem-solving, optimism, and unbridled desire to help others - among many other superpowers - that come with ADHD.
My coaching includes:
Strengths-based coaching that builds on your superpowers.
Identifying and creating systems and tools for areas that may need support.
Educating clients and their support network about ADHD.
Significant progress in life, career, and relationships.
Coaching for those utilizing medication and for those who choose not to medicate.
My coaching style is co-active. As a client, you own the process, and I assume that you are the world's leading expert on your life. I assist clients by providing information on ADHD, collaboratively designing supporting tools, challenging assumptions, and noticing themes and emotions.
Typical ADHD Coaching Steps:
Identifying what you would like to achieve through coaching.
Letting go of negative self-talk.
Recognizing when something isn't working for your brain wiring.
Trying new tools and systems to find what works best for you.
This coaching style requires you to take ownership of the process, tackle whatever comes up head-on, and commit to doing the work outside our sessions. For this reason, I ask both of us to commit to an ongoing coaching relationship for an agreed amount of time. Working sporadically with clients is not effective at making lasting changes.
ADHD coaching is appropriate for young adults and adults who want to learn tools to excel in their academics, first job, parenting, career progression, and retirement. Every age can benefit from coaching. Please schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss how we may best work together.
How to Explain ADHD
- courtesy of How to ADHD
This video explains our brain for ourselves and our supporters.
If you're new to the ADHD community, or looking to learn more, here are some resources I highly recommend that are ADHD-friendly and accessible for different learning styles.
How to ADHD
Jessica McCabe's easy to watch and easy to understand YouTube channel full of strengths and strategies.
Great articles and resources to support the ADHD community.
An excellent organization teaching about and advocating for folks with ADHD.
ADHD & How Anyone Can Improve Their Focus | Huberman Lab Podcast #37 Magazine
Common myths, the biology and psychology of ADHD.
ADHD Videos on YT
A YouTube channel focused on ADHD videos of Dr. Russell Barkley's lectures