FAQ

What type of clients do you work with?

My clients are:

  • Professional Adults with ADHD who are often in technical fields, including Software Developers, Information Technologists and Entrepreneurs.
  • Orthodontists, Psychotherapists, Educators and ADHD Coaches.
  • Also, other business people and professionals who do not have ADHD.

What kinds of problems and issues do you work with?

Beyond ADHD Coaching works not only with the spectrum of coachable ADHD challenges, but also other coachable categories within the areas of:

  • Cultivating a deeper and more controlled hyperfocus or Flow experience,
  • Distraction Reduction,
  • Business Coaching for the small business and the entrepreneur,
  • Life Coaching, Personal Coaching,
  • Spiritual Coaching,
  • Coaching for the Professional on the job, Career Coaching,
  • And of course, for many of us, they are all indivisibly linked…But you choose where we focus.

Why is a Comprehensively trained ADHD coach so much more useful than seminars, books, classes, webinars and other sources of information?

Each person is a unique individual. The Beyond ADHD Coaching process recognizes that each person has an individually unique brain, grew up as the only person experiencing their exact path through life, and therefore has both a unique experience of life, and yet can still experience many of what the Medical Community refers to as ADHD symptoms or challenges. The reality is that each person with ADHD will likely experience both similarities and differences with every other person with ADHD. No one person can have ALL ADHD characteristics. Every one of us seems to have some of the characteristics of ADHD once in a while. What tends to suggest a person has ADHD is both the frequency of these occurrences and how much it gets in our way.(1)

A few of the more commonly identified challenge areas are:

  • Focus, Concentration, Hyper-focus,
  • Impulsivity, Blurting out something, Interrupting people, Gambling, Frequent Splurging (whether spending or eating)…,
  • Hyperactivity (more often in boys than men, or girls), but may be seen in adulthood more a nail biting, cant sit still, doodling, moving things about seemingly without benefit,
  • Distractibility, or the inability to focus on one task/situation to completion or some predetermined end point. It includes missing important deadlines, timing issues, juggling multiple projects so that it is often hard to bring any of them to completion; difficulty returning to the task when taken off course by interruptions. The person may experience procrastination, perfectionism, isolation and challenges with interpersonal relationships both on the job and at home, just to name a few.

How can the coaching relationship help me?

I will work with you to create meaningful goals, projects and tasks, sorting through various priorities, providing motivation, and encouragement. I will work with you to break tasks down into manageable pieces that you can work with one step at a time. This will enable you to meet deadlines, prepare for meetings, do creative problem solving, and in general, work more calmly and efficiently. Similarly, we will approach any desires or goals you have with your life in general, your home life, or your spiritual life (non-denominational). I will help you work toward achieving your goals, resulting in more and more successful outcomes.

It is not uncommon for everyone, some of us more than others, to occasionally become “stuck”, frozen, unable to complete, or sometimes unable to begin, an activity or task. This can be true no matter how important, essential, critical, or urgent the task or activity is to complete.

The causes are quite varied and are usually unique to the person. But its my job, as your coach and ADHD consulting specialist, to help facilitate your discovery of the interactions of your unique ADHD characteristics, your physical life, as you experience it, your interactions with your life including your choices, habits, history, the people, and circumstances in your life. We are looking, not to assign blame, but looking for alternatives, and creative answers that offer the opportunity to replace “stuck” with “success”.

How can we know I am making progress?

Together we will establish a simple, practical measurement system that supports you in making observations about things you want to change. These metrics will be applied toward the goals you have set early in the coaching process so that you may track your own progress in both the personal and professional arena.

We use this information in the coaching process noticing where your intended changes in your behaviors are are causing measurable changes that can be observed.

Coaching can bring positive results quickly.

From the metrics above, and setting and tracking goals and accomplishments, on personal, professional, and home perspectives, you progress will become clear. You will be able to measure it for yourself.

What do I need to know before starting coaching?

  • The coaching logistics involve the client and coach having a scheduled time to get together by phone or video conference, or in some cases, in person. These sessions have a fixed duration, and usually take place at the same time each week.
  • Sessions are scheduled as 1 or 1 and 1/2 hours per week, and can be divided into two parts, where both are held in the same week.

How do we get started coaching?

  • After the initial Complimentary Consultation, there will be some paperwork and an agreement to fill out. When completed, the first session is scheduled.
  • The first session is used to answer any remaining questions you may have, and to complete any remaining portions of the questionnaire (part of the paperwork) before beginning coaching.

Notes:
(1)   Required Disclaimer: I am a coach, not a licensed, practicing, medical professional, and as such, cannot determine whether anyone has, or does not have, ADHD nor any other condition, nor can I prescribe any medication or treatment. That being said, I will point my readers to studies, other information, self-exams, organizations, and individuals that may say such things, or are such medical professionals

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