An ADHD Coach* or ADD Coach is a Life Coach with specialized training in working with individuals with ADHD & ADD characteristics. The primary difference between a well-trained ADD Coach and other Coaches is their education and understanding of different processing, learning and organizational styles and how to use those styles and the natural tendencies of the individual to help them learn to function at their best at home, at work, and in their whole lives. Of course, I am trained to work specifically with people with ADHD / ADD, and what individuals with similar traits (such as disorganization, procrastination, poor time-management, and week follow-through) need in order to be successful. A well-trained ADD Coach also has expert training and experience in coaching to help the client address what may be going on “between their ears” that is keeping them from making lasting changes.
A well-trained and experienced ADD Coach will have a well-developed toolkit of systems, skills, and strategies for helping a client learn how to attain their best life. The Coach works with the client to help identify and develop the tools that work for the client and their unique, individual personality and learning/processing style. An ADD Coach can help a client identify, clarify and establish goals for their life and supports them in reaching their full potential. It is very important that an individual finds a Coach who understands and patiently accepts the manifestations of their unique challenges, and whose personality and style fits their own.
Coaching is as individual as each client. Coaching is hard work and requires a commitment on both the part of the Client and Coach. A Client must come to the relationship ready to do the work needed to take a good, honest look at themselves and with an open mind. A Coach must come to the relationship ready to be accepting of the individual client and open to seeing and hearing more than what is on the surface.
*ADD Coaching is NOT: providing a diagnosis; psychotherapy; or medical treatment. It is not a quick fix or a one-size-fits-all approach to helping. An ADD Coach is NOT a licensed medical professional, psychologist, counselor or diagnostician. Please consult a licensed medical or psychological professional for diagnosis and medical treatment of ADHD / ADD.