If you are living with ADHD, you are likely faced with some or all of the following challenges:
- You may have difficulties communicating effectively with your partner
- You are likely to have issues with time-management
- You are constantly being told that you would not be attentive enough to your family's needs
- You often feel overwhelmed with everyday tasks
- You have trouble establishing and maintaining priorities
- You frequently struggle with negative thoughts
- You struggle to create and maintain order in your day
- You have difficulties managing your finances
- You are easily distracted and staying on task feels like pulling teeth
- You often have to fight an inner voice telling you that you would be "faking it"
- You find it difficult to acknowledge your strengths
- You always intend, but you seldom act
- You dislike clear boundaries, because you often fail to honor them
- You feel isolated because nobody "gets you"
- You are convinced that a healthy work-life balance is unachievable
- You constantly start new projects, and seldom finish them
- You often fail to follow through on assigned tasks
In short: You feel like a complete and utter failure and you fear that having ADHD condemns you to a life of struggle and frustration.
The great news is that this could not be further from the truth!
Living with ADHD does NOT mean that you are a failed version of normal, it is simply a different way of being!
As a matter of fact, the ADHD brain comes with an impressive list of natural strengths built right in, strengths that a neurotypical ("normal") brain has to work much harder for. These innate strengths, that you may have spent much of your life ignoring or taking for granted, include:
- Boundless creativity
- Effortless out-of-the-box thinking
- Unbridled enthusiasm
- Deep passion
- Surprising ingenuity and resourcefulness
- Insatiable curiosity
- Contagious positivity
- The ability to hyper-focus
- Quick thinking
- Enviable resiliency
- Dependable authenticity
- Unmatched sensitivity
Never forget: You may be different, but you are not broken. As your personal ADHD coach, I can help you unleash these innate "super powers".
My Approach to ADHD Coaching
While I worked on conquering my own ADHD, I discovered that most coaches approach their coaching practice like a tutoring gig: They have their ready-made set of tools and throw them at their clients in the hopes that some things stick.
It is my experience that this method doesn't work. Although this approach to coaching can lead to some quick results that may feel very satisfying at first, the simple addition of yet another list system or schedule routine to a client's repertoire of coping mechanisms is not enough to achieve lasting success. Your ADHD coach shouldn't simply feed you fish, they should show you how you can catch your own. To do just that, I developed my own 3-stage-approach to ADHD coaching.
Through regular coaching sessions, we will make our way through these three stages to conquer your ADHD with lasting results:
Stage 1: Learn what ADHD is
To be in a much better position to develop your own ADHD solutions down the road, you first need to understand what you are dealing with. The common misconception about ADHD is that it would be a form of disability, a set of struggles and challenges that you and your environment is forced to deal with for the rest of your life. This is could not be further from the truth. Your ADHD brain is not broken, it just functions differently. Your issues with time-management, your struggles with staying focused on your tasks, your difficulties managing your finances, your frequent negative thinking, all this and much more isn't because your brain is broken, but because of a relatively simple chemical imbalance within your brain. Your brain is a well-oiled machine, it just happens to function a little differently. To know what ADHD is, and how it affects your life, is the first step for you to conquer the chaos once and for all.
Stage 2: Accept your ADHD for what it is
Having ADHD does not condemn you and your environment to a life of struggle. ADHD does not mean your brain is broken, it simply means that your brain is different. In fact, many of the challenges you had to deal with all your life come from a unique set of amazing abilities that your brain is capable of, abilities that society at large is simply not really designed for. Among so many other things, your ADHD brain is much more creative than the typical brain, it is capable of intuitive "out of the box"-thinking and to hyper-focus, of unbridled enthusiasm, resiliency, resourcefulness, sensitivity, and of quick thinking. In stage 2 you will discover all your amazing abilities, and you will learn how to use them for your benefit.
Stage 3: Develop your own ADHD solutions
Finally, armed with your new in-depth knowledge about ADHD and the amazing abilities it comes with, you will be in the ideal position to develop your very own strategies and solutions to conquer the chaos once and for all. I will assist you with this at first, but you will quickly discover that, thanks to your new understanding of how your ADHD brain operates, many of the most powerful solutions will by then already be obvious to you. By the end of the coaching process, you will be in the position to quickly and almost automatically adapt to new challenges all on your own, and adjust your strategies like the ADHD Pro that I know you can be.
I work with a wide range of clients and offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each individual. In a supportive atmosphere, I help clients attain the educational, professional, and personal growth they are striving for.
I offer sessions in person, on the phone, via FaceTime, or Skype. We will start with an initial assessment to identify and define your short and long term goals, everything from communication skills to personal acceptance. We will use these goals as a foundation to create a strategy for attaining these objectives.
The services I provide are:
- General life coaching
- Coaching for entrepreneurs with ADHD
- ADHD coaching for adults
- ADHD coaching for students
- Coaching and support for parents of children with ADHD
- Teacher education
- Parent education
- Group coaching
- Employee coaching
Overall, the goal of ADHD coaching is to:
- Discover strengths and passions
- Achieve balance
- Be organized and productive
- Attain communication skills
- Increase self-esteem
- Achieve personal growth
- Maintain relationships
- Gain confidence and power
- Achieve inner peace
A Commitment You Make to Your Own Future
Unfortunately, lasting success can not be achieved overnight. The success you can gain from working with me depends on the work and commitment you put into it. Significant, lasting change requires your willingness to invest resources, time, and most of all, effort. You have to be open-minded and truly committed to change.
But with the right mindset, there's nothing that stands in the way between you and a brighter, much less challenging future.