The following is an article from Stefan Taylor, who is a writer with ADHD. Stefan blogs at ADHD Boss, which is a website that helps people with ADHD live a healthier, happier, and more productive lifestyle.
People with ADHD often feel “disconnected” from the general population. Because when you have ADHD, you can sense that you’re different, but you don’t always know what to do about your differences.
Luckily, ADHD coaching is a mentorship-like service that guides you through the difficulties of living with ADHD, and helps you overcome whatever challenges you may be facing.
If you aren’t familiar with ADHD coaching, then you’ll definitely want to know the 5 ways that ADHD coaching can change your life (listed below)…
I don’t think that most people realize just how beneficial it is to receive high-quality, personalized attention.
I mean, when was the last time that someone took an hour out of their day to focus entirely on your problems, your aspirations, and your greater vision for your life?
Most people have good intentions. But, most people are also so bogged down with their own problems, that it can be extremely difficult to find someone who genuinely cares about your personal success.
This is where ADHD coaching comes in. A good ADHD coach will ensure that your coaching session is entirely about helping you succeed. Your coach will give you the personal one-on-one attention that will have a major impact on your quality of life.
Middle schoolers, high schoolers, and college students with ADHD all share one thing in common:
The odds of success usually aren’t in their favor…at first.
This is because the public education system in America can be challenging, confusing, and even downright hostile to kids with ADHD.
And, what’s even worse is that children with ADHD are often viewed as “disruptive” or “bad” because of their natural-born behavior.
But, there is a silver lining in this. There are always ways for kids with ADHD to make the most of the American education system, get accepted into a competitive college, and prepare for a lifetime of professional success.
This could require preparing your ADHD child with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for ADHD. Other times, children with ADHD may only require emotional support, a detailed “action plan” for their future, or general guidance for navigating the American education system.
Every ADHD child is unique, with unique sets of needs. But, I’m confident that anyone with ADHD has the potential to “win” at school, and achieve some truly amazing feats.
When Karen Lowry told me that “therapists tend to focus on weaknesses, while ADHD coaches focus on strengths” – I knew that she had the right mindset for helping people with ADHD.
Because, the truth is that people with ADHD have been absolutely bombarded with conversations about their weaknesses for most of their lives.
Yes, it’s important to acknowledge your weaknesses, and possibly even improve on your weaknesses (when necessary).
But, the real magic happens when people with ADHD focus on their strengths, and leverage their strengths for everything that they’re worth.
For example, many famous athletes, actors, and celebrities with ADHD have found wildly successful paths in life largely because they managed to focus on their strengths, and not on their weaknesses.
When you work with a high-quality ADHD coach, you’ll find out how to prioritize your strengths, and carve out your own unique path in life.
While parents will always remain as the leading role model in their child’s life – it can be extremely beneficial for children to develop a relationship with someone who deeply understands the inner workings of ADHD.
For example, a qualified ADHD coach understands how children with ADHD think, feel, and act – because the coach typically suffers from ADHD herself, or has a child with ADHD.
In other words, a good ADHD coach understands how to live and thrive with ADHD, because they have first-hand knowledge of the condition. And, it’s the ADHD coach’s job to apply their knowledge to the unique circumstances of your child.
This means that you’ll get to feel much more “at peace” knowing that someone with intimate knowledge of ADHD is committed to helping your ADHD child succeed.
Your friends typically give you advice that you want to hear, because this type of advice makes you feel good. This is just what friends do, because they ultimately want to remain friends with you!
Meanwhile, your ADHD coach will give you the type of advice that you actually need to hear in order to make the most of your life (or your child’s life).
Because, the reality is that people with ADHD have a limited amount of time to make excellent grades in school, get accepted into great university, and develop amazing friendships.
The clock is always ticking.
So, it’s in your best interest to address the underlying issues that have been holding you back in life as soon as possible, and start leveraging your strengths in order to live our your dreams.
A qualified ADHD coach is experienced, authentic, and prepared to deliver honest advice that moves you forward in life.
Overall, I hope this article helps you determine whether ADHD coaching is the right choice for you or your child.
If you’re interested in ADHD coaching, then you can actually contact Karen Lowry to request one free ADHD coaching session.
Karen is a certified ADHD coach with a background in pediatric nursing. And, she has an ADHD child of her own. So, you can bet that she’ll provide you or your child with amazing ADHD guidance.
Get your free coaching session today, and begin your new journey.