What are the benefits of AD/HD Coaching?
Things to consider when choosing an AD/HD coach or mentor?
Learn more about how coaching can help people living with AD/HD
The benefits of AD/HD coaching for people with AD/HD include
- Maintains arousal
- Modulates emotions
- Maintains motivation and sustains the feeling of reward
- Acts as the “executive secretary of attention”
- Supports the client’s ability to self-direct actions and change behaviour
- It develops specific practical strategies to deal effectively with the daily life management challenges the individual is facing.
- The coach and client work together to solve the tangible problems the client is currently experiencing.
- Sometimes this involves teaching skills.
- This requires a solid understanding by both the coach and client of AD/HD in general, and the client’s strengths and weaknesses in particular, in order to devise strategies that are most likely to prove helpful.
- Coaching tends to focus on actions and measurable outcomes.
- It focuses on what, when, where and how – but not on why
The questions you should ask a coach
- What did you do before coaching, to the extent that it provides some foundation of transferable knowledge?
- How many AD/HD clients have you coached?
- What other professional activities, mentoring, or peer supervision groups are you involved with?
- What sorts of continuing education activities do you engage in?
- How do you tend to work with AD/HD clients?
- What do you do in the event that more serious psychological issues come up?
- What is your opinion about medications?