Attention Matters, LLC
ADHD Coaching for Professionals, Entrepreneurs, and Creatives
"ADDers" face unique challenges which can interfere with their quality of life and their ability to reach their potential.
These challenges can include:
-difficulty with planning and prioritizing
-poor time and energy management
-lack of organizational skills
-trouble harnessing motivation and interest
-trouble getting started and staying focused
-getting easily distracted and overwhelmed
-procrastination (sometimes extreme and high stakes)
-challenges with working memory
-impaired communication or social skills
-poor self-care (exercising, getting to bed, etc.)
-difficulty explaining their ADHD to others
-poor communication skills
At the same time, my clients possess incredible strengths, including high levels of intelligence, creativity, and drive.
They tend to be highly educated and motivated, which can make the inherent challenges of ADHD all the more frustrating.
While there's no magic bullet, the supportive, practical, concrete, and collaborative process of coaching can help to bridge the gap between where you are right now, and where you want to be.
Once your goals are clearly articulated, we'll work in partnership to develop strategies, structures, and tools that will help you to function more optimally. You will be encouraged to identify your strengths, interests, and values, and to use them as your foundation and fuel for growth. You'll learn to "own" your operating system and work with it, instead of against it.
This is a process that happens over time, and requires a strong desire for personal development and change and a willingness to work at it! Change is not an event; it's a process. The goal is to make small, deliberate tweaks, guided by your values and goals, that added together, can make a huge difference. Clients who are willing to see themselves as a "work in progress" and experiment with new ways of thinking and doing things have a great chance of achieving success in coaching.
Parents who have ADHD, or parents of children who have ADHD, but don't have it themselves, face unique challenges. For the parent who has ADHD, being relied upon to provide structure and consistency can feel like a demoralizing uphill battle. Being the parent of a child (or the spouse of) of an ADDer when you don't have it yourself can also be enormously difficult.
Coaching can be a great way to reduce the overwhelm and chaos. Together, we'll explore how ADHD is impacting your family life, and most importantly, your life.
Depending on your goals, we can explore a range of topics (not all at once, of course) including understanding ADHD, creating routines, improving communication, taking care of yourself, organizing your space, overcoming homework battles, communicating with schools, values exploration, etc. Again, the name of the game here is to make small, deliberate tweaks that when added together, have a great impact.