Answer:Step 1:Call 828-331-8014 to set up a complimentary 45 minute interview with the coach. During the interview I will assist you in determining if we are good fit, and I am the right coach for you.
Step 2:We will review how the coaching process works and the fee.
Step 3: Once you are ready to start your coaching, we will schedule an initial session and I will send out new client forms by e-mail.
Question: What is ADHD coaching?
Answer: The Institute for the Advancement of AD/HD Coaching (IAAC) defines AD/HD coaching as: "a designed partnership that combines coaching skills with knowledge of Attention Deficit Disorder, a neurobiological condition. The coaching process enhances quality of life, improves performance and supports growth and change. The purpose of AD/HD coaching is 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 they design strategies and actions and monitor progress by creating accountability in line with goals and aspirations."
I often say "it's better than having a best friend to confide in, because the conversation is always about you."
Question: Did you say "the positive traits of ADHD?"
Answer:I tell everyone I speak with about ADD that it has been the best thing in my life, because it has led me to seek a life of sharing my sense of adventure with others. Here are some of the traits that have enhanced my life and my career.
Tenacious (a surprising one)
Trusting (sometimes too much so)
Forgiving (sometimes too much so)
Question: What are "the negative traits of ADHD?"
Answer:If left untreated, the negative effects of ADHD can be devastating to the fulfillment of one's life.
Excessive and chronic procrastination
Physical restlessness or hyperactivity
Excessive impulsivity; saying or doing things without thinking
Poor attention; excessive distractibility
Difficulty getting started on tasks
Difficulty completing tasks
Frequently losing things
Poor organization, planning, and time management skills
Question: How do these traits show up for a person who doesn't receive an integrated treatment?
Workplace issues may include:
lost Work Productivity of 22.1 days annually
Lower occupation status
increase in absenteeism from work
Academic issues may include:
poor organization and time management skills
reading problems resulting from difficulty concentrating and focusing
poor note-taking or writing skills
Substance abuse problems such as:
double the risk
less likely to quit in adulthood
Personal issues may include:
high frustration levels or poor self-esteem
inappropriate social skills or too much time socializing
confusion about goals and the future
lack of perseverance or procrastination
lack of sleep and difficulty getting up in the morning
3-5 times increase in divorce or separation
2-4 times increase in sibling fights
67% increase in unwanted pregnancy
50% increase in legal challenges
Question: What do you mean by an integrated treatment?
Answer: According to Ari Tuckman, PsyD, and MBA in his recent book Integrative Treatment for Adult ADHD: A Practical, Easy-to-Use Guide for Clinicians, he believes there are four essential parts.
Traditional therapeutic techniques are not sufficient to deal with the many manifestations of this multifaceted condition. The integrative treatment model that I advocate contains the following four parts:
Education to help clients better understand how ADHD impacts their lives and to correct the many negative misinterpretations of ADHD behaviors.
Medication to improve functioning and set the stage for other interventions.
Coaching to teach practical strategies to help clients stay on top of daily demands and to provide a foundation for improved self-esteem and self-efficacy.
Therapy to deal with the effects of ADHD struggles on self-esteem and self-efficacy, as well as to address coexisting conditions.