Frequently Asked Questions

What is ADHD

What is ADHD?

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the medical term used to describe someone who presents inattentive and/or hyperactive (with the mind or body) behaviors that interfere with his/her daily functions. This term is used regardless of whether there is a hyperactive component or not. A person (child or adult) is diagnosed as predominantly inattentive presentation, predominantly hyperactive-impulsive presentation, or combined presentation. Nonetheless, no two people with ADHD are the same; each person has his/her own unique ADHD.

What is coaching?

Coaching is a relationship built on trust between the client and coach that generates positive outcomes. Through individualized or group assistance and support, coaches help people concentrate on where they are now, where they want to be and how they can get there. It is another tool you can use to manage a person’s unique ADHD. 

What is my role as the coach?

I believe that my clients are “creative, resourceful and whole.” They are capable of making changes in their lives by becoming self-aware, identifying their strengths and areas needed for growth, and by taking intentional steps toward accomplishing their goals. I coach clients with an ADHD/ADD diagnosis or ADHD/ADD symptoms. My clients are students, young adults and parents/caregivers, who are interested in making positive changes in their lives.  

What distinguishes an ADHD Life Coach?

As an ADHD coach, I am trained not only to guide individuals to make affective changes in their lives, but to also pay specific attention to what obstacles they might face because of their ADHD or ADHD-like symptoms. My goal is to help  clients, regardless of their age identify how these potential challenges can benefit them and help them live productive and fulfilling lives.  

Can coaching help children?

Yes, a coach can help your child identify his or her strengths, then teaches the child ways to utilize their strengths to achieve greater success academically and socially. For children who have repeated failures this new awareness improves confidence and helps them advocate for themselves.