My Attention/ADHD coaching is connected, creative, and interactive. I offer clients compassionate practical suggestions in all areas affected by ADHD as well as emotional/therapeutic support also known as Emotional Labor. Together we address various challenges of life and acknowledge the practical and emotional impact of what it’s like to live in their current situations.
Our Solution-Focused sessions include an evaluation and practical coaching for Executive Function, which includes challenges in memory, organization, impulsivity, and emotional fluctuation. Deficits in Executive Function impact relationships at home, school, and work.
My daily approach is directed by the client’s needs. What are their attention-and Emotional Labor-related needs? My work is oriented toward the development and achievement of their goals. Do their beliefs work for them? Have they reached the edge of their survival skills and need to thrive in a different way?
Emotional Labor and How to Recover Your Sanity
I believe that change is good – we develop resilience when we change our limiting beliefs. The desire to make needed changes is a personal strength and is one of the motivators to seek help. Clients want to change, take charge, recover, heal, and be confident in their decision-making, self-direction, and overall success. They want the negative self-chatter to stop. Together we make it happen.
Types of Clients Seeking Attention-ADHD Coaching
In the 18 years since I began my professional education in ADHD Coach training, I have learned about the personal impact of ADHD on families and on couples. I have coached newly diagnosed adults or those who thought they were too old to still have ADHD. I work with emerging adults (18-25) while their brains are still forming. A senior, a 67-year-old man was hugely relieved when diagnosed with ADHD as he saw his lifelong behavioral struggles were not personal failures. Instead, his diagnosis gave him a new set of tools that he could apply to create a life he loved.
When one person in a family has ADHD, everyone has ADHD. What does that mean? It means everyone may suffer, get irritated, or be slighted in some way as the squeaky wheel gets more attention. I work with parents of young children on executive function challenges. I answer questions parents and siblings need to address to recover from family chaos. I offer both family coaching and therapy. Parents can make small changes that have a big effect on their home environment after just one session.
Older students are coached on a path of self-advocacy, a critical skill for their future success. Sessions are one hour a week and may move to 2-25 minute sessions as the student progresses in their personal successes.
College students require a lot of attention/executive function training. Can they juggle this new responsibility and be successful in all areas? Yes. But it takes a while to learn such skills and abilities as:
- How to identify and avoid situations that produce non-productive behaviors
- How to schedule their academic requirements and deal with their daily lives with success
The best time to work with me on ADHD issues is when your student is still in high school. This allows for the best results before attending college.