Coaching Through an ADHD LensCoaching Through an ADHD Lens
what is the value? and other FAQs
What is the Value of ADHD Coaching?
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 also love research and information and have read a lot about ADHD.
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 or organization. These include knowledge and tips, tricks and and tools to help you manage them and build skills.
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.
I offer both One-On-One and Family Coaching. The process is similar but family coaching is more complex as it involves more people, personalities and dynamics!
Coaching is a collaborative effort meaning I work with you or your family and help you or your family figure out how to move forward in areas that are holding you back and you want to change.
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 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!
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 some extra education to help those with ADHD!
What is Family Coaching?
Family coaching focuses on learning about ADHD and how it presents in your child, you learn to become a detective.
Family coaching looks at your family as a system.
Family coaching is about getting your family on the same page!
Family coaching focuses on parent support and education
Parents learn tips and tricks to foster skill develop, develop systems and strategies for areas of struggle, ultimately improving how the child's ADHD is managed.
Family coaching is an empowering experience that makes you feel confident navigating life with a neurodiverse child and advocating for them.
Family coaching starts with 6 - 9 session program spread out over two to three months.
One-On-One ADHD coaching focuses on getting to know your ADHD and how it presents through self exploration and tools.
Using the information we have learned about you we look at the areas of your life you would like to change and what tools, supports and structure you need to set you up for success!
It is recommended that you commit to three months of coaching as change takes time to implement. The number of coaching sessions per month can vary depending on which package you choose.
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.
How Do I Find Out More About Coaching Fees?
My coaching fees are reasonably priced
My fees include support between sessions, handouts, and exercises to do at home
I take this approach as I have found clients benefit from the flexibility of booking sessions based on need or schedules or both
I offer coaching over video (Zoom) or the phone in both COVID-19 and non Pandemic times - this enables me to work with people from all over the world!
During non COVID-19 times I am available to meet in person in the following regions of Ontario: Guelph, Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, Fergus, Elora, Elmira, Breslau, Baden and Wellesley and surrounding townships (Wellington, Woolwich, Wellesley, Wilmot, North Dumfries); and online around the world.
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.
Want to know more about my background and experience? Request a copy of my CV!