What is an ADD Coach?
First, ADD coaches are “coaches” as defined by the International Coach Federation (ICF). In addition to meeting all requirements and qualifications of a coach, ADD coaches have specific training and expertise in coaching individuals affected by Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
ADHD or ADD: What is the Difference?
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a diagnostic term used by psychiatrists and mental health practitioners. The terms ADHD and ADD are often used interchangeably for individuals with and without the hyperactivity/impulsivity type. I will use the term ADD to include all three subtypes; Inattentive type, Impulsive/Hyperactive type and Combined type.
What is ADD Coaching?
ADD coaching is a systematic approach that moves clients from a negative self concept to the reality that they are capable of achieving goals through and greater self knowledge, skill development and a commitment to self-improvement. Coaching typically begins with education about ADD. The coach then helps clients identify their strengths and innate abilities and begin to understand how to work through their challenges. The ADD coach recommends strategies that clients can use to move through the obstacles that impede success and begin to achieve goals one step at a time.
ADD Coaching Services:
Coaching services are provided for adults and students individually or in a small group setting.
- Adults: newly diagnosed, personal, workplace coaching, career coaching (click here for details)
- Student Coaching: high school, college, graduate school, adults returning to school (click here for details)