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What is Coaching?

Why Coaching?

Coaching is a helping relationship that is individually based and action oriented. A client comes to coaching with an intention of making changes in their life. The coaching relationship begins with a discovery session to find out how and where ADHD is impacting your life, and to learn what your strengths, values and goals are. This discovery encourages personal growth and awareness as part of the key to coming up with plans and strategies. These strategies are based on who you are, using your strengths and values, that work with your ADHD brain instead of against it.  All through this process the Coach will be there in an empowering, supportive and nonjudgmental way, while holding you accountable and on track to the change you've decided on. The end goal of coaching is for you to realize that you are the expert of YOU, it is your life and you get to choose how YOU live it.

People turn to coaching when they are looking for change. Change you say? People who seek coaching are aware of what change they want. Usually they have tried many things but nothing has stuck, nothing has changed. They have read books and articles, attended workshops, sought counselling, therapy and bought planners. They have attempted 'tried and true' systems from others. And while it helped, it didn’t bring about the lasting change people were seeking. People often feel disheartened because of the amount of effort they have put into change, and are frustrated by the many things they have tried but didn't work for them. While frustrating, it is good to know which parts of these things worked and which didn't. Off-the-shelf solutions don't work, they aren't made for you! That is the first step in finding what does work. You deciding for yourself rather than having someone telling you how to do it is the difference. This is coaching! Curious to find out more? the link below.

What Coaching Is Not

  • A Coach's job is not to tell you what to do. You are the expert of you, not your Coach. You know best what is going to work or not work for you.

  • A Coach is not a therapist, counsellor or psychologist. 

  • A Coach cannot diagnose ADHD nor can they advise on medications. If you are seeking this you should consult your healthcare professional.

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