Coaching for Adults of all Ages
I want to start by saying you do NOT need to have an ADHD diagnosis for me to coach you as I have a solid foundation in life coaching.
"Working with Richard has made a huge difference to my life since we started coaching. The regular coaching sessions and accountability that Richard provides have really helped me focus my energies on the important long-term projects that matter to me, and I no longer feel the ‘stuckness’ that I felt before with my ADHD. He keeps his eye on the big picture and helps me act in line with it.
I’ve found myself able to stick with my habits and routines far better than before, and have been able to bring new ways of looking at my habits. I’ve wanted to lose weight for years, but my previous mindset wasn’t helping me achieve this. Richard has helped me see things in a way that’s tailored to my brain, and I’ve found myself able to lose weight without ever feeling like it’s hard work.
Richard’s outlook has made all the difference. He’s emphasised balance and fairness to myself instead of the pressure I used to feel. He’s made me realise that recuperation and down time are an essential part of being productive, and as a result I’m much more in control of my professional and personal life overall. This seems counter intuitive to someone with ADHD, but it worked for me!
I’d recommend Richard to anyone who’d like to break through the barriers that ADHD causes and learn how to work with their brain rather than against it."
Professional clients have often seamlessly navigated their careers only to be unseated by a change in position or responsibility, or a fundamental change of direction in an organisation.
It is not unusual that individuals with ADHD, will initially choose a career path suited to their unique strengths that compliment their ADHD. As the workplace demands change, they may find their strengths are no longer being harnessed in the same way and so begin to struggle.
This is where ADHD coaching can help. Together we can appraise the reasons for a client’s challenge and how to find suitable strategies to move through this challenging period. The same goes for clients looking to move careers.
As ADHD fundamentally affects an individual’s executive functioning (the ability to plan, organise, pay attention, remember things and control impulses and emotion) it is important to understand how the client’s brain works optimally. Coaching uses this knowledge, so we can redeploy these inherent strengths into areas of weaknesses and therefore mitigate workplace challenges.
If this resonates with you, then please book a free half hour consultation with me to see if coaching is something you may be interested in pursuing.
Students and Home Learners
Students with executive function difficulties often find further education tough going, especially when they are perhaps living independently for the first time. Getting to the right lecture on time with the correct learning materials may be a challenge. Self care that includes a balanced diet, adequate sleep and moderate exercise are also often neglected leading to exacerbated symptoms. Simple strategies that a student can put in place to ensure they don't crash out in the first year can save parents or themselves a considerable amount of money, and will ensure academic success at the end of the course.
Coaching can help anyone who is experiencing difficulty with executive functioning.
Challenges with executive function is one of the major symptoms of ADHD. However, in some circumstances, ADHD may not be the cause of impaired executive function skills, but I can still help you.
Below is a list of symptoms related to impaired executive function that clients may struggle with – it may be one, some or many of these symptoms:
Unable to concentrate for long periods at work or in class and lectures
Forgetfulness and difficultly holding on to short term memories for use at a later stage
Being disorganised at work or not handing in homework or course work assignments even when you’ve completed them!
Have difficulty maintaining daily routines and remembering your medication if you are on it
Impulsive behaviour which is often interpreted by partners (marriages), friends or work contemporaries as being thoughtlessness
Impulsive and angry outbursts that you seem unable to control
Low self esteem which may lead to heightened anxiety or depression
Unable to read social cues of your contemporaries or peers
Poor time management – where does time go! Being consistently late for appointments or class and lectures even though you knew you had to be there
Feeling overwhelmed by everyday tasks – this could be at home, bringing up a family, or tasks required of you at work
Moving from planning a task to ‘doing’ a task – difficulties getting started even though you know what to do
Having trouble completing a task and following through
My job as a coach is to unlock your hidden talents! Examples of these could be: enthusiasm, resourcefulness, creativity. You can then learn how to harness them and use them at home, at school or university, in your relationship and in the workplace.
Coaching will help you move forward by unleashing your inner strengths so you can go about your daily life in your own unique way.
This does not happen overnight. Coaching, like other forms of personal development is an investment in yourself. If you think coaching can help you overcome some of the challenges above then book a free 30 minute consultation call by clicking on the button below: