My husband, Neil Swanson, and I are ADHD coaches. I would like to share with you some of our thoughts about ADHD coaching. We know and trust the power of ADHD coaching, because we have seen its transformative effects in our own lives and in the lives of our clients.
Let’s look at some of the things we believe make a great ADHD coach:
- A great ADHD coach understands ADHD and is curious to discover exactly how ADHD shows up in you, since you are unique.
- A great ADHD coach is skillful at partnering with you to discover which strategies and techniques fit best with your unique version of ADHD.
- A great ADHD coach is someone whose supportive, nonjudgmental stance allows you to feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and ideas without fear of criticism.
- A great ADHD coach is someone who helps you understand that ADHD is a difference in the way your brain is wired, not a lack of intelligence, willpower, or moral discipline.
- A great ADHD coach is someone who cares deeply about you, empathizes with you, and celebrates with you.
- A great ADHD coach also focuses a lot of attention on your strengths and is able to help you see how those strengths can be applied in your daily life to help you manage and overcome your challenges.
- A great ADHD coach respects your choice of what issues you will work on together and what goals you reach for, and supports you as you do the work required to move toward your goals.
Neil and I endeavor every day to be great ADHD coaches. We have had the privilege of receiving our ADHD coach training from the ADD Coach Academy, which is considered the top school for ADHD coach education. We have been credentialed by the International Coach Federation and the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches. This combination of credentials is the gold standard in ADHD coaching.
Those are important credentials for you to look for as you seek your new coach, because there are a lot of coaches out there who don’t understand ADHD, even some who call themselves ADHD coaches. If you have ADHD, it’s important that you find a coach with proper training, experience, and a track record of successfully coaching individuals with ADHD.
Neil and I each offer a free 30-minute introductory conversation to give you an opportunity to find out more about how coaching by one of us can support you in learning to successfully live with your ADHD. That conversation will give you a chance to discuss the investment you’ll be making in your coaching. You can use the link at freetobecoaching.com to contact either Neil or me to schedule your free, 30-minute introductory conversation.
We work individually, so contact whichever of us you feel might best work with you, or schedule a separate conversation with each of us. Then choose which of us feels like the better fit for you.
We look forward to hearing from you!