What is coaching?

At its core, coaching is defined by the ICF as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential, which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honour the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole.” 

What is ADHD coaching?

ADHD coaching is a specialty skill set that empowers clients to manage their attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. (PAAC definition)

ADHD Coaching is a specialised kind of coaching that empowers people with ADHD traits to understand and manage their ADHD symptoms. These can include; hyperactivity, inattentiveness or distractibility, and impulsivity. This can mean a person often cannot focus their attention or sustain it when they need to, may be disorganised or forgetful, finds time management challenging, and may struggle with managing emotions. These symptoms can impact on their daily lives and relationships in ways which can cause much suffering and feelings of unfulfilled potential.

ADHD coaching is holistic and person-centred; we are looking at the whole person, and the great qualities, skills, talents and strengths they can bring to the coaching process, helping build strategies to manage their challenges. 

 A well-trained ADHD coach brings an understanding of best practice, up to date information, skills and tools designed to be ADHD friendly, and an enquiring and non-judgmental approach to explore with each person what is happening in their life, and their options for the changes they wish to make going forward.

An ADHD coach listens with an understanding of how ADHD brains process differently, and works with people to find ways of enhancing their strengths and talents, enlisting their interests and passion to help them move towards the lives they desire.

Who do you coach?

Creative people with passion and enthusiasm for what they do, yet feel they are not yet fulfilling their potential .

Entrepreneurs who are great at having inspirational ideas, yet find getting organised and following through a constant challenge.

Executives and CEOs wanting to juggle a busy work life with a bit of “me time”.

Mums who want more out of life, and would like to have a career or personal time to follow their dreams, yet find their ADHD, or their children’s ADHD, presenting challenges in various areas of life which they cannot quite get on top of.

People who find caring for others with ADHD takes up much of their time and energy, and they want more balance in their lives.

I also coach people who want to develop healthier, less stressful lifestyles, and would like support to put new routines and habits into place to do so.

People who wish to become more productive, either in their workplace, home, studies or leisure pursuits.

I welcome enquiries from people from all walks of life who have difficulties with social skills and effective communication.

I have in the past coached doctors, lawyers, civil servants, business people, teachers, social workers, nurses, council employees, CEOs, directors, executives, artists and creatives of all kinds, architects, mothers, young people, etc.

How long will I need coaching?

Everyone is different, and comes to coaching at their own place in their lives, and needing to work at their own pace.

Many people with ADHD have been experiencing challenges for a period of years, and progress will take months rather than happening overnight.

For these reasons we usually estimate most will need a period of at least 4 to 8 months, depending on what the person wants to achieve. We therefore expect a minimum 4 months initial commitment to coaching.

How much does it cost?

The fees for coaching sessions will depend on frequency and duration, as well as on the length of time you commit to.

The best way to find out is to book a Discovery and Strategy session, where we can clarify what you are looking for and discuss any questions you may have in person.

How do I get started?

First have a look through this website and see if I seem the kind of coach you would like to work with. If so, then be thinking about the kinds of areas you want to change in your life, how long that might take and what budget you want to spend on investing in yourself.

 Then if you wish to go ahead, simply get in touch to book a Discovery and Strategy session with Coach Anna. Click here 

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