Coaching is a collaborative approach - meaning I work with you or your family to help problem solve challenge spots.
How does ADHD coaching differ? I am a catalyst of specific knowledge and can help you or your family get unstuck in areas where ADHD is creating struggles.
Coaching is a unique approach as it empowers you or your family, by building knowledge and self awareness we figure out what customized supports and systems you need to help you move forward!
Coaching can be transformative - but it is up to you or your family - you or your family will have to work to get results and commit to trying new things and building new habits - change takes time, experimentation and practice!
Time savings - I have over 165 hours of training in ADHD and Executive Function - this training is based on current research by leading experts. I have a love of learning and focus my research and development time on tips and tricks for managing ADHD, executive functions and parent coaching.
I can save you hundreds of hours of time by sharing with you the most valuable information and current research! My fees include handouts on ADHD, Executive Function and common problem spots for ADHD like time management, organization or self regulation. These handouts include information about why these are challenging areas for ADHD, tips and tricks, and worksheets to help you develop new habits and build the skill.
Practical Experience - ADHD coaches know ADHD intimately as we live with it everyday. I have over 40 years of ADHD experience as I myself have ADHD! My spouse also has ADHD and so do both of my children (one boy and one girl). Simply put I have a lot of practical experience with ADHD on a personal level, as a spouse and as a parent!
Professional Training - I have trained with the leading centre on ADHD Coaching - the ADD Coaching Academy (ADDCA) and Executive Function Coaching through Connections in Mind. I have training as an ADHD and Executive Function Coach - with both adults, parents and children.
What Does a Typical Session Look Like?
Sessions are client driven, meaning the client brings the topic to the session they would like to explore and we explore it together. If a client is struggling with picking a topic we can explore a variety of ideas they have, often in this exploration the client will gain clarity around what they want to more forward with in the session.
What does a plan look like? This will look different for each client depending on what they are aiming to change. For some the changes they wish to make are more practical in nature such as improving productivity and these types of plans tend to be more hands on such as developing a new planning system to try out. For others the change they wish to make is rooted in behaviours and the plan we create is centered around prompts, supports and strategies they can employ to support them through this change to build new habits.
Do I Need an Official Diagnosis to Work with You?
You do not need an official ADHD diagnosis to work with an ADHD Coach
You do not need to have a self diagnosis of ADHD to work with an ADHD Coach
I work with anyone. I am trained as a life coach with additional education and a specialized approach that works best for those with ADHD!
How Do I Find Out More About Coaching Fees?
My coaching fees are reasonably priced at $120 +tax for a One-on-One 60min session, family coaching rates are a little higher
My fees include support between sessions, handouts, and exercises to do at home
I do not subscribe to a package model for fees. I take this approach as I have found clients benefit from the flexibility of booking sessions based on need or schedules or both
Sliding Scale: I realize that some people going through difficult times do not need the added financial stress of coaching. If you are hesitating to start ADHD coaching due to the fees, please contact me and we can discuss a workable fee structure
If you live in the Waterloo Region I am available to meet in person (Guelph, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Fergus, Elora, Elmira, Breslau, Baden and Wellesley and surrounding townships (Wellington, Woolwich, Wellesley, Wilmot, North Dumfries))
For other geographic locations around the world we can meet over video conferencing
What are Your Qualifications?
Coach training with the ADD Coaching Academy (ADDCA) which is accredited with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC).
At ADDCA I have taken courses on: ADHD; Personal Transformation; Coaching; Family coaching including Executive Functions and Social Skill Development
Executive Function Coach training through the Connections in Mind Foundation in London, UK.
Master's degree in Geography from the University of Calgary (2003).
I have over 15 years of working in change management in IT.
I am a certified rep soccer coach that coaches youth teams.