• Liliana Turecki

What is ADHD Coaching for Adults?

An ADHD brain can be a chaotic labyrinth in itself. Symptoms like impulsivity, hyperactivity, and inattention can easily obstruct the flow of your day (or life, for that matter). It’s common to assume that ADHD can be overcome by “working harder” when in reality, what you need is to “try differently.” This is where ADHD coaching for adults can help.


What is ADHD Coaching All About?

People diagnosed with ADHD often need understanding and support to bring their strengths in the spotlight, achieve their personal goals, and bring a positive impact on their lives. This support can be found in an ADHD coach. An ADHD coach digs deep into how ADHD affects a client during the coaching. They create specialized ADHD coaching techniques that help clients find practical solutions to their problems.


A great coach will guide you in the process of:


  • Separating who you are from the symptoms of your ADHD

  • Embracing your condition and staying motivated

  • Staying organized and focused

  • Estimating and managing your time.

  • Maintaining healthy work-life and relationships

  • Boosting your self-esteem and making better judgments

  • Recognizing your talents and building your strengths


How to Choose an ADHD Coach?

ADHD coaches come from varied professional and educational backgrounds. Many acquire certification from an International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited program, where they receive training to specialize in ADHD coaching. While the ICF considers ADHD coaching as an important area of expertise, it does not provide any special ADHD coaching certification. Others may follow the Professional Association for ADHD Coaches (PAAC) path.


Since ADHD coaching for adults is a collaborative process, it’s critical to ensure you do your homework when choosing the right coach for you. A good start would be to go over a professional’s qualifications and experience - in terms of how extensively they’ve worked on issues that you would like to address.


Once you’ve shortlisted the potential coaches, you can list the questions and concerns you would like to communicate with them. Ask yourself: How well can I connect with my coach? Would I be comfortable being guided by them?


But most importantly, believe in yourself and trust the process - good things are already in sight! If you’re looking for a professional ADHD coach near you, you can book a free consultation with me today! As a professional coach in Canada (with my services also available online), I’m here to listen, understand, and support you.



Sources:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19276311/

https://www.additudemag.com/shopping-for-a-coach/

https://chadd.org/about-adhd/coaching/

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