+ What can an ADHD coach do for me?
- Provide a knowledgeable, outside perspective about your life and work
- Make better priority decisions about what to work on
- Improve time management, calendar and task management habits, using a concrete, simple system
- Strategize for success
- Lower stress and manage attention
- Overcome guilt/shame cycle of not getting stuff done
+ What's the difference between a coach and a therapist?
Psychologists and therapists are especially helpful to cope with depression, shame, trauma, and other negative feelings that can tag along with ADHD. Some psychologists can also be good coaches, but therapy is supposed to focus on healing negative feelings. Coaching focuses more on planning and implementing practical strategies to live and work better. My coaching style is particularly information and action-oriented.
Coaches and consultants vary widely in their training, certification, and specialties. I have a degree in cognitive neuroscience, so I try to help people understand their own brains better. I emphasize how to work with our brains by creating realistic, sustainable lifestyles and habits. I also work to help you create a life that's a good fit for you.
+ What happens in coaching?
In coaching, we talk about what isn’t going the way we want it to go, try to assess why it isn’t going the way we want, and then make a realistic plan to try something new. Subsequent meetings usually follow up and refine the previous habits, or address new topics that come up.
+ How would we meet?
I primarily schedule phone meetings with clients at present. I spread my time across Portland, Eugene, and Springfield. Arrangements may be made to meet with clients in those cities. If you are a business looking to hire a coach to work with your employees, contact me to book special appointments or speaking event at your location.