A.D.H.D. Coaching – Finding the Right Coach for You
Making the decision to seek out professional help to help manage your daily struggle with A.D.H.D. is one of the most important things you’ll ever do for yourself and those you love. Since proper A.D.H.D coaching and guidance can be the key to unlocking the door to healthy relationships and a happy life, you’ll want to do your due diligence during your search. This is not a decision to make lightly.
What is an A.D.H.D. Coach?
Simply put, an A.D.H.D. coach is someone you trust to guide you through the daily struggles of your illness. It’s essential that you be comfortable with your coach. You need to feel safe in sharing your private information and intimate thoughts with them, as A.D.H.D coaching is a very personal endeavor. A good coach will help you set (and meet) goals, as well as organize your life. They also help you:
- Maintain your focus while working towards the goals you set for yourself
- Motivate yourself, and learn which rewards systems work best for you
- Translate your desired goals into concrete actions.
Is it Time to Begin A.D.H.D Coaching?
When is the right time to seek an A.D.H.D coach? A good candidate for A.D.H.D coaching is someone who is ready to take an honest look at their life and their interactions with those around them. You need to be ready to ask for help before beginning your search in earnest.
What Should I look for in an A.D.H.D Coach?
When you’re ready to begin the process of A.D.H.D coaching, keep these tips in mind:
- Search qualified online databases for certified coaches. Coaches should be credentialed.
- A.D.H.D coaching candidates don’t have to be local. Today, a lot of coaching is done via telephone.
- Decide whether you would feel more comfortable with a man or a woman, or if it doesn’t matter to you.
- Identify if you are looking for a coach who specializes in a specific area such as family or employment topics.
- Your coach should be someone whose personality plays pairs well with yours.
Once you’ve narrowed down your search to a handful of qualified A.D.H.D coaching candidates, you’re next step should be to schedule interviews with them. Meet with them (either in person or over the phone) and take careful notes of their responses. Don’t be afraid to ask a lot of questions—remember, this is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make. Some things you might want to ask about:
- How much experience does the candidate have? How long have they specialized in A.D.H.D coaching?
- What is there approach in dealing with your particular type of A.D.H.D.?
- Has the candidate received any formal training or certifications? Credentialing?
- What kind of training courses has the candidate attended and were they specifically for A.D.H.D?
- Are they a member of any professional coaching groups? If they are what is the relationship of them to their coaching practice?
- What are the candidates’ policies on privacy and confidentiality?
Next review the notes you have taken during your interviews and compare each of them. Make a final decision based on which coach you feel will best meet your needs.