ADHD Organizing & Productivity Sessions with integrated coaching
Facilitating & Strengthening executive Functions
ADHD is not the only neuro-diverse brain style around town. But it is one that is near and dear to my heart. Many of my clients struggle with executive function challenges. Becoming organized and maintaining a sense of order feel elusive.
For those of us who struggle with focus, attention, distractions, and the ability to shift focus at a moment's notice, the most ordinary of days can feel challenging. There is shame and embarrassment attached to needing help with what appears easy for other people.
Many struggling with ADHD feel misunderstood by the people closest to them, and even more so by the people they need to interact with outside of the home and in their work environments. Choosing resources and strategies to best manage daily life can feel overwhelming; yet, their use is significant.
Executive dysfunction also impacts our ability to regulate emotions. ADHD is often accompanied by anxiety and/or depression. I know first hand the self-talk that runs on replay in your brain saying you aren't good enough, calling you names like lazy and mocking you for being "late-again."
I have spent many years learning to reset my own self talk. I am healthier for it. I play to my strengths, embrace my resources, and, I share what I have discovered with my clients.
ADHD Organizing requires a shift in thinking. It begins with embracing good enough, which, in my opinion, is awesome! We break the cycle of overwhelm that you are feeling and find ways to help you take charge of your life and feel powerful again.
We get organized in a way that suits you and helps you spend more time living your life and less time looking for stuff and apologizing for...forgetting!
Mocking, shaming, and guilting are not useful and have no place in our work. It's time to remember that you are a creative, out-of-the-box thinker, and can hyper-focus when you love what you are doing. The world needs you and what you bring to the table.
I am currently in a coach training program integrating coaching skills with client permission, and do whole coaching sessions upon request with the disclosure that I am a student in an ICF/ACTP certified program.
Coaching is a collaborative partnership built on trust & compassion.
What sets coaching apart from other modalities that support personal growth and change is the framework of coaching as an equal partnership. Coaching is NOT consulting although my knowledge and expertise help me to cultivate excellent questions. Coaching is NOT therapy although it can be therapeutic and empowering. It is NOT mentoring, although I WILL notice where you struggle and where you grow and thrive; and I WILL acknowledge and endorse you. Finally, coaching is NOT cheerleading although I AM excited with you throughout this process and want to support you in the way that best serves you.
My clients find coaching integrated with organizing to be a powerful combination.
Whether you are a student navigating increasing work loads, a busy mom keeping up with the tidal wave of activity that life brings, or a person who is too tired after a long work week to combat the clutter and disorder surrounding you, let's put your strengths to work.
It is time well spent for less stress and more joy!
Here are a few of my favorite ADHD Organizing Resources:
Audio Podcasts, "Distraction with Dr. Ned Hallowell by Collisions" on iTunes