Living with ADHD can be difficult. We know that, since we live with it, too!
Living with ADHD can also be an adventure. A life of significant challenge can be transformed into a life filled with enjoyment, productivity, and satisfaction. The challenges don’t completely disappear, but they can become occasions for growth, learning, and self-acceptance.
ADHD coaching has proven to be one of the most effective tools for facilitating this kind of transformation for individuals and families. As your strengths and talents are uncovered, these gifts can be put to use in areas of challenge that might include organization, time management, emotional control, and other executive functions.
For most individuals and families, this turnaround does not happen overnight. It requires some dedication and commitment to learning a new perspective and to replacing old habits of thought and action with new, more life-serving patterns. Your self-acceptance and self-esteem will grow through the support of the coaching partnership and your growing number of success experiences.
If you would like to learn more about our coaching, take advantage of our Free Introductory Conversation. There is no obligation! Just Contact Us and let us know which of us you’d like to talk with. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
Warmly, Neil and Linda Swanson
Take a moment to meet us in the video at the right.
If you would like to chat about how one of us might partner with you as you move toward your goals and dreams, we offer you the opportunity of a free introductory conversation. We can talk in person or by phone, Skype, or FaceTime, so geography is no barrier.
Our mission as coaches is to listen to you fully and to accept you non-judgmentally. This provides you with a space in which you can feel FREE TO BE your amazing, unique self. Building on that foundation of self-acceptance, you . . .
- grow in courage and wisdom
- begin to let go of old, limiting beliefs
- open to new ways of looking at yourself and your experience
- feel safe trying new things and taking risks
- expand your views of what is possible for you
- accomplish things you had once doubted were possible
Explore this site, check the “Events” link for the schedule of classes and support group meetings, download the free e-book, check out our blog and YouTube channel, subscribe to our occasional newsletter, and contact us with any questions or comments and to schedule your free introductory conversation with either of us.
To Your Success!
Before becoming a client with Neil, I looked at my ADD as a weakness. Coaching has allowed me to see myself in a new light. This new light allows me to focus on my innate strengths and abilities, as I move forward with a stronger sense of self. The impact and understanding of my life that I have gained from working with Neil has been invaluable.DL, Oregon
Linda was there to listen to what I was dealing with NOW and how to move FORWARD. She met me where I was at and listened and talked about what I WANTED to talk about and really helped me figure out what I WANTED. It was all driven by me. It was also beneficial the fact that she could relate to what I was going through, the cycles of anxiety and everything that comes with it. I have now picked a career path (which before I could never make up my mind on) and have been accepted into school.DS, Washington State
Could It Be ADHD? Download Our Free eBook.
If you are wondering what is the next step to take when you suspect ADHD, we invite you to download our free eBook. This little book offers seven steps you can take and includes links to numerous helpful resources.
You Are Unique.
You are one of a kind! But you didn’t come with an instruction manual. Your Personal Operations Manual (POM) needs to be written by you as you learn about yourself. Your coach will help you explore tools and strategies to discover your best ways to accomplish tasks. Each time you discover something new that works for you, add it to your POM!
You Have Many Strengths
Do you know what they are and how to best use them? Human beings tend to look for negatives. Folks who live with ADHD hear more negative remarks than the average person. It is easy to forget your strengths, gifts, and talents. Uncovering your strengths and values is an important component of our coaching. As you discover them, you can add them to your Personal Operations Manual (POM), too!
There’s No Time Like the Present!
It’s a little trite, but it’s true! If you are exploring this site, you are looking for positive change. There is nothing to lose and a great deal to gain by setting up one of our free introductory conversations!
If nothing changes . . .
If nothing changes, nothing changes. Coaching facilitates change in the direction of your choice. With your coach’s support, you will take actions you choose to move you toward your short- and long-term goals. Success!
Are You Ready for Coaching?
Is this the right time for you to challenge yourself to move toward your goals? Can you devote an hour a week to a conversation with your coach? Can you commit to doing your best to take the actions steps you come up with during each coaching session? We invite you to discuss these topics, among others, in a free introductory conversation with Linda or Neil.
Try It! You’ll Like It!
We can’t guarantee that, of course. But since there is nothing to lose and a great deal to gain through learning more about coaching, why not set up a free introductory conversation with either of us. After that you will have a better idea of what goes on in a full session. You and your coach will also have a better sense of how well you will work together. Call or email and let’s get started!
The coaching profession has established for itself credentialing organizations that set standards and requirements for attaining professionally recognized status. For life coaches the professional credentialing organization is the International Coach Federation (ICF). A sister organization to the ICF is the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) that sets the standard of education, practice, and performance for ADHD coaches. PAAC-credentialed coaches are also credentialed by the ICF.read more
The May 2017 editions of two local magazines, “Broad Run Lifestyles” and “Warrenton Lifestyles,” ran an article about ADHD and us by a wonderful local writer named Katie Fuster. We’d like to share that article with you here: http://freetobecoaching.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/broadrunlifestylearticle.pdfread more
The ADD Coach Academy has provided a real service by offering criteria to help you know how to choose among people who call themselves “ADHD Coaches.” There are standards of training and credentialing that should be expected from someone describing themselves in that way.read more
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