The benefits of AD/HD coaching for people with AD/HD include
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?