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Would ADHD Coaching Be Helpful For You?

Find out about ADHD coaching, how it works and how an ADHD coach might help you.

What is an ADHD coach?

An ADHD coach is similar to other Professional Coaches, but with an emphasis on helping clients and their families with issues related to ADHD. Coaches, like myself, who specialize in this area, help you understand how inattention, impulsivity or low self-esteem has played a role in your life. As an ADHD Coach, I bring to the relationship a unique understanding and appreciation for the challenges and talents of ADHD. Whether your goals are to become more organized, focused or achieve more successes, as your ADHD coach, I am there to encourage and support you every step of the way!

How can I tell if I'm ready for coaching?

If you are not sure if you are ready for coaching, you may want to ask yourself the following questions:

  • Have your tried everything you can think of to make changes on your own and are still struggling with ADHD?
  • Are your exhausted from the repeated struggles to make positive changes in your life, without any results?
  • Do you feel at times as though you are walking on eggshells?
  • Are you tired of disappointing others?
  • Do you feel as though you have no control over your life?
  • Do you often feel alone and isolated?
  • Do you feel that things will be even worse in a year from now if you do nothing to change it?
  • Are you ready to make the necessary changes in order to redirect your life towards more balance and happiness?

If you answered "yes" to at least six of the eight questions you are ready for the Change of Focus Coaching Programs which will support you towards taking the next steps towards having the life you deserve.

Why you would want to hire an ADHD coach?

People hire me when they are ready to make changes in their lives. Typically, my clients are feeling overwhelmed by the demands of daily life. They want their life to be different, but are unsure about where to start. I believe that you already have all you need to succeed in life...what you don't have is someone to show you how to access it and put it to use. I will help you to clarify and break down seemingly impossible and overwhelming goals into manageable and achievable steps. I will help you develop skills, strategies and provide the structure necessary for you to discover previously buried talents and strengths. By working with me and the Change of Focus Coaching Program, you will find yourself doing more than you would on your own. You will set goals and accomplish them! With coaching, you will begin to feel more focused, productive, organized, fulfilled and balanced.

How ADHD Coaching Works

Coaching is usually done one-on-one either in person or over the phone. ADHD Coaching involves a series of sessions that combine learning about your own ADHD traits, developing the ability to create strategies that work and taking action towards reaching your desired goals. During the coaching meeting, I help to facilitate the processes through questioning, perspective changes, and accountability. Between the coaching sessions, you further your learning by accomplishing personal challenges that have been jointly designed between you and me. Essential to coaching, is the understanding that you are in charge of determining what is best for you. My role is to keep alive your enthusiasm and commitment to successfully make the changes you desire in your life.

About the author:Laurie Dupar is a Certified Professional AD/HD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) Coach and Educator with over twenty-five years experience working in the mental wellness field.



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APA Reference
Staff, H. (2008, December 6). Would ADHD Coaching Be Helpful For You?, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2020, December 1 from https://www.healthyplace.com/adhd/articles/would-adhd-coaching-be-helpful-for-you

Last Updated: February 15, 2016

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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