Living with ADHD can be difficult and discouraging. This is true whether the ADHD is your own or that of someone else in your family, such as your child or partner.
It is possible, however, for an ADHD life of difficulty and discouragement to be transformed into an ADHD life filled with enjoyment, productivity, and satisfaction. For most individuals and families, this turnaround does not happen overnight. It requires some work and commitment to learn a new perspective and to replace old habits of thought and action with new, more life-serving patterns.
Compassionate, personalized ADHD coaching has proved to be one of the most effective tools for facilitating this kind of transformation for individuals and families. As 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. Self-acceptance and self-esteem will grow with the support of the coaching partnership and increasing success experiences.
If you would like to learn more about our coaching, take advantage of our Free Exploratory Session. There is no obligation! Just contact us through the Contact Us link on this page 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
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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 exploratory session. 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 exploratory session 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 is extremely warm and caring. She seems to be very familiar with ADHD issues and was able to get right to the heart of mine very quickly. She also was able to help me to figure out new ways to deal with them in a way that worked for me, instead of just offering general techniques that haven’t worked for me in the past.TM, Virginia
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 exploratory coaching sessions. It’s a great deal for fifty minutes of your time and no cost!
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 exploratory session 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 50-minute free exploratory session 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!
How many people do you know who could confidently list their primary strengths? How about the people you know who have ADHD? My guess would be folks with ADHD are less aware of their strengths.read more
Individuals who have ADHD do not have a deficit of attention. Anyone who knows someone with ADHD has probably observed moments when that individual was paying so much attention to something interesting that they could not be roused without a huge effort. Maybe they were watching television or reading a book or playing a game. In that moment, nothing else existed for them. The house could come crashing down around them and they would not notice. That kind of intense attention is called hyperfocusing, and folks with ADHD do that extremely well!read more
In TotallyADD’s excellent video ADD And Loving It?!, one of the experts says something like this: “Not every kid who squirms because his mom used a new fabric softener or whose underwear is too tight has ADHD.” The same can be said for adults who push themselves to fit in more than they can handle and feel like they surely must be hyperactive and have ADHD. An occasional feeling does not mean one has ADHD. ADHD is with you all the time — managed better in some moments than others.read more
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