For many people with AD/HD, the desire â€“ and ability â€“ is there to do great things, but they often find it difficult to channel their ideas in productive and socially correct ways, or to stay with a concept until fruition. Common challenges, such as time management, organization, goal setting and prioritization are often issues that medication or therapy do not address, whereas the focus of AD/HD coaching is on building skills and taking action. Good coaching definitely helps people to improve their business focus, interpersonal skills and ability to get things done in such a way as to lead a more productive, fulfilling and rewarding life.
Edward Hallowell, M.D.,
author of various books on ADD and
founder of the Hallowell Centers in Boston and New York.
For our profession to grow and gain credibility, it is vital that AD/HD Coaches seek specialized credentials being offered to them. Â An AD/HD Coach credential signifies that the coach has achieved a rigorous standard of knowledge, skill and experience and is providing a high standard of expertise to their clientele.
Author and AD/HD and Strategic Life Coach
As with any profession, I would not send a patient to someone who has not attained sufficient training and education in a field. Â When looking for an ADHD Coach, doing a little research will help you find a coach that has earned a credential in that profession. General Coach training is a plus but when you find a credentialed AD/HD Coach, it signifies that the coach has been through extensive training and has been evaluated for skill, knowledge, ability and expertise.
John Ratey, M.D. – Psychiatrist.
Co-author of Driven to Distraction and numerous other books.