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?