If you are an adult with ADHD, there’s a good chance you struggle to focus. Miss deadlines. Forget important tasks. Float through the day getting very little done (either because you abandon projects halfway through or just never start them).
All leaving you feeling overwhelmed and frustrated…and with a headache from all the negative self-talk.
But life doesn’t have to be that way.
There is a solution that can help you manage the symptoms, learn new systems and eliminate those negative feelings associated with your ADHD.
And the answer is ADHD coaching.
What is ADHD Coaching?
Many people don’t know what ADHD coaching is or what an ADHD coach does.
When considering a professional for ADHD, most think of counselors, psychologists, or psychiatrists. While these professionals are vital for ADHD adults in managing anxiety, depression, and the emotional hammering of living with attention deficit, they don’t work the same way as an ADHD coach.
An ADHD coach doesn’t dig deep into your feelings, emotions, or past. It’s not that we don’t care–we do. But we’re not trained to diagnose or treat clinical symptoms.
Rather, an ADHD coach focuses more on your future. We teach you how to manage your career and home life by working with your ADHD. Not against it.
The skills you’ll learn for living with ADHD from your coach will directly boost your self-esteem and reduce your stress and overwhelm. Empowering you to change the systems that are stressing you out…for the better.
How ADHD Coaching Helps ADHD Adults
An ADHD coach is similar to an athletic coach.
If you played a sport growing up, you probably started by showing up to practice. You warmed up, and then worked to improve your game by learning new skills that helped you excel during competitions.
Your coach expected you to go home, practice your skills, and next time show up with just a little more skill mastery. With gradual improvement over time, eventually you won your big game. <<insert cheering in the distance and that positive feeling of success>>
An ADHD coach does the same thing.
Your game might not include a ball or field, but both ADHD and neurotypical adults alike hire coaches to help them level up in their personal and professional lives.
What’s the Difference Between an ADHD Life Coach and a Regular Life Coach?
There are millions of life coaches out there. Many (the best ones) of them have a “niche”, which is a fancy term for a specialty they focus on.
An ADHD life coach works specifically with adults that have ADHD – our niche. We know you have unique struggles (and a wonderful, unique creativity) that is entirely different from the average person. We’ve studied the science and background needed to help us understand ADHD mindsets. We’re experts in helping people with attention deficit.
Many of the best ADHD life coaches are also adults with ADHD, just like you. We’ve learned to manage our ADHD and have lived what you’re going through. This helps us empathize and gives us first-hand knowledge.
We want to see you thrive, and we also know that your world can’t be organized the same way as everyone else’s.
A good ADHD coach will accept, challenge, and love you for the unique adult you are…
…without putting you in a neurotypical box or getting frustrated at the symptoms you face.
…all while helping you learn and implement the skills so you succeed with your ADHD – whatever that looks like for you!
To recap, ADHD coaching is an important tool in your ADHD treatment tool kit. With the help of a well-trained, experienced ADHD coach you’ll be on the road to making life easier with ADHD. Who doesn’t want more of that?!?
Interested in ADHD coaching? Email me and let’s talk!
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