What is Coaching?
Coaching is a supportive, practical, concrete process in which the coach and client work together to identify and pursue the client’s goals. The primary purpose of ADHD coaching is to help the individual with ADHD develop the structure necessary to function effectively, and to teach practical approaches to the challenges of daily life.
Other purposes of coaching are to provide support, structure and accountability. Coach and client collaboratively explore strengths, talents, tools and new learning to increase self-awareness and personal empowerment. Together we design strategies and actions and monitor progress by creating accountability in line with goals and aspirations. I help clients assess their environments; identify needs, set goals, and offer suggestions and guidance.
Regular meetings and check-ins are an essential part of the coaching process. These coaching meetings can be done in person, by telephone, or by e-mail, whichever is preferable to the client. The coach and client might also arrange progress reviews periodically as part of the on-going coaching process.
We use our time together to work on the following:
- identify areas of difficulty and develop a program for success or change
- set and attain goals
- increase self-confidence and self-esteem
- learn important self-advocacy skills
- create and maintain a healthy lifestyle regarding to personal goals or stress management
- develop techniques for focus and concentration improvement
- improve time management and planning skills
- learn strategies for managing personal and academic expectations
- receive on-going support and encouragement