The Difference Between Regular Coaching and ADHD Coaching
Posted Dec 20 2010 12:23pm
I’d like to welcome another Guest Blogger, David Giwerc MCC, (Master Certified Coach, ICF). David is the Founder/President of the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA), www.addca.com , the world’s premier ADHD comprehensive coach training program and the only ADHD coach training program in the world fully accredited by the ICF, International Coach Federation….. the governing body for the coaching profession.
by Guest Blogger David Giwerc, MCC
Clients with ADHD have the same human needs as any coaching client. They also face unique challenges related to ADHD that can interfere with their quality of life. These challenges might include hyperactivity, impulsivity, and attention issues, as well as the belief that they can’t attain their goals because they have ADHD.
A very important part of the coach-client relationship is the ability of the ADHD coach to empower the client to explore and discover their hidden strengths. The coach encourages them to take action in areas of interest & positive intention while also learning to watch what is working and what is not. Once the evidence of success is captured and refined, the client can begin to embrace what they never knew existed. It is not enough to know ADHD. Each client must understand their own specific brand and how it shows up in different situations. A well-trained ADHD coach has the tools and skills to educate their clients in simple, memorable and creative ways so that they will understand and identify how their particular brand of ADHD shows up in different situations. Individualized education of each person’s ADHD is the foundation for the successful management and eventual progress with ADHD.