Frequently Asked Questions

What is Coaching?

Coaching has been defined as a collaborative, goal-oriented process that integrates life coaching, skills coaching, and education, to assist individuals in developing the self-awareness and skills necessary to fulfill their potential while navigating the pragmatic realities of living..

An ADHD coach is a coach specifically trained to help people with ADHD better manage their lives. Coaches work with clients to help them develop practical skills and initiate change in areas of daily life that people with ADHD often struggle with, including:

– organization and time management
– maintaining focus to achieve goals
– building motivation and finding ways to use rewards effectively
– resilience, healthy self-esteem and self-efficacy
– emotional regulation
– how to study and learn

A good coach will help you build awareness of how ADHD affects your daily life, and provide encouragement, support and practical strategies to address your specific challenges.

Is coaching effective for ADHD?

ADHD coaching is considered a valuable intervention that complements other treatment approaches. Studies have shown that students and adults receiving ADHD coaching:

– developed better executive functioning skills 
– engaged in more positive thoughts and behaviors
– took greater responsibility for their actions
– reported increased self-awareness and self-esteem
– developed improved study skills and learning strategies.

A 2017 review of 19 studies into the effectiveness of ADHD coaching found it consistently supported beneficial client outcomes and contributed positively to multimodal treatment approaches.

How much does a coach cost?

There is no set rate for a coach. There are many factors that play into what a coach charges.

My current rates for a 1-on-1 coaching session is $150, when you sign up for 6 months.

My popular program for professionals and individuals who need clarity and accountability is Fast Action 15. This is 15 calls for $2000 and can be leveraged daily for 15 days or over 3 months. The first and last call are 45 minutes and the others are fast action focus with intention, support and action accountability.

Group coaching and online courses are also available. I post several for free and several at lower cost with daily drip courses and live zoom calls.

Do you coach men and children?

Curiosity & FLOW is for women only.
I do coach all ADHD Adults professionals and/or parents.

What are the symptoms of adult ADHD?

ADHD may experience significant problems in some of these areas: 

– inconsistent work performance
– regularly forgetting important dates and appointments
– high emotional volatility
– being worried chronically due to fear of failure, underperforming or missing deadlines
– struggles with keeping on top of the basic stuff of daily living
– strong feelings of shame and blame
– procrastination that can be debilitating 
– easily distracted from goal-oriented activities
– time blindness leading to an inability to see and act upon the way actions taken (or not taken) today impact the future
– impulsive decision making – which may present as shopping to excess or overeating.

What are executive functions?

Executive functions can be described as the capacities needed for people to manage the goal-oriented and purposeful tasks of daily life.

Deficits in executive can affect time management, organizational skills, problem-solving abilities, motivation, sustained attention, and regulation of emotions and behaviors.

According to Barkley and Murphy (2011), executive function deficits impair people’s ability to regulate their behavior over time. 

Dr Thomas Brown said that “attention is essentially a name for the integrated operation of the executive functions of the brain”. 

Brown, Barkley and Dawson all break these skills down differently, but essentially the main executive functions are: 

– organization
– time management
– prioritizing
– planning
– initiating tasks
– focusing and shifting focus (hence the seemingly paradoxical experience of hyperfocus – being unable to stop focusing on one thing and redirect focus when required)
– sustaining effort
– working and non-working memory
– response inhibition and emotional control (self-regulation)
– goal-directed persistence
– flexibility 
– time management

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