ADHD is a neurobiological disorder. This means it impacts the way the brain works at a structural level.
While many associate it with children, many continue to struggle with adult ADHD and attention deficit traits. While its impact on focus and hyperactivity are well known for many (as if that wasn’t enough) it also affects
ones ability to:
- making and sticking to plans;
- time management;
- keeping track of more than one thing at a time (working memory);
- using hindsight in decision-making;
- working with others;
- wvaluating ideas for clarity;
- regulating ones emotions;
- making mid-course corrections;
- finishing work in a timely manner;
- asking for help to create solutions;
- waiting to share one’s ideas; and
- seeking information when we needed.
This group of necessary skills is called executive functioning (EF). Problems with EF affect every aspect of
a person’s life. This can include school, home or even in the workplace. This occurs because one needs to
self-regulate behaviour. All day, every day.1
This is not just about pulling up your socks. Your brain literally works differently.
ADHD Creates Unique Challenges …
- In your career, you may find that you’re burning out at work, can’t keep up with your responsibilities or you have difficulty submitting reports on time.
- In school, you may find that you have trouble finishing assignments and cant seem to stop flaking on group projects, or end up cramming at the last-minute.
- At home, this could mean trouble juggling routines, managing finances, planning meals or perhaps even maintaining personal relationships.
Often, you feel that your talent doesn’t match your results. And as a result, repeated failure … helplessness leads to anxiety and depression, which are often comorbid conditions of ADHD.2
Coaching can directly address behavioural issues in a person’s life. It is a matter of finding ways around them.
In our evidence-based coaching model, we work in partnership. We offer you the support, structure and accountability necessary to help you define your goals. We ask you powerful questions. We dig deep to find out more about the way you learn and work. Together, we design a strategy just for you using a variety of tools and resources along the way.
“Coaching interventions can make a real difference in how people with ADHD negotiate their own particular deficits and cope with life on a daily basis.”