What the Experts Say About ADHD Coaching

According to CHADD, "ADHD Coaching is an intervention that complements medication and other non-pharmacologic alternatives. As a specialty within the broader field of coaching, ADHD coaching is a practical intervention that specifically targets the core impairments of ADHD such as planning, time management, goal setting, organization and problem solving."  See below what experts on ADHD say about ADHD Coaching:

“Common challenges, such as time management, organization, goal setting and prioritization are often issues that medication or therapy do not address, whereas the focus of ADHD coaching is on building skills and taking action. Good coaching definitely helps people to improve their business focus, interpersonal skills and ability to get things done in such a way as to lead a more productive, fulfilling and rewarding life.”
– Edward Hallowell, M.D.

“A coach helps people with AD/HD carry out the practical activities of daily life in an organized, goal-oriented, and timely fashion. Through a close partnership, an ADHD coach helps the client learn practical skills and initiate change in his or her daily life.”
– Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)

“ADHD Coaching can be an important part of a comprehensive program for individuals with ADHD. Coaching intervention can make a real difference in how people with ADHD negotiate their own particular deficits and cope with life on a daily basis.”
– Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

“We recommend that you hire an ADD coach to assist you in the process. Get yourself a coach to help you stay on track.“
– Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo, authors of You Mean I’m Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?!

“If you’ve tried medication, counseling, and every other alternative therapy out there, ADHD coaching might be the next step in your treatment plan.”
– Daniel Amen, M.D.

“Coaching is an important part of treatment for ADHD adults and it’s the part that was missing from many of these clients’ former therapies. Success in the present cuts the chains of failure binding them to their pasts. […] The key is to give each client what she needs, no matter how different from the client before her. Coaching is just one more tool in our toolbox to help us get our jobs done, and done well.”
— Ari Tuckman, Ph.D.

“Another potentially helpful area of intervention for adults with ADHD is personal coaching.”
— Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.

“Coaching is wonderful for those with ADHD because it gets to all the nitty, gritty stuff that medication does not address. Medication can reduce the symptoms of ADHD and help you concentrate, but it doesn’t teach you how to get organized or get that better job.”
— Patricia O. Quinn, M.D.

“Coaching, it turns out, is one of the most powerful and effective ways for people with ADHD to achieve success.”
— Thom Hartmann

“For adults with ADHD who absolutely need external structure to function well, coaches can make a tremendous difference and provide a critical link on their road to success.”
— Sari Solden, M.S., L.M.F.T.

“Get yourself a coach to help you stay on track.”
— Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo

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