About ADHD coaching
The mainstream strategies for time management and productivity often don’t work for people with ADHD. In order to thrive, they need to learn a skill set that helps them follow their own rule book.
As Dr Ned Hallowell says, “ADHD is a gift that is hard to unwrap.” People with ADHD have tremendous strengths and talents, tremendous power and creativity. Sadly, they are often bogged down with a history of chronic executive function challenges that hold them back from achieving their full potential.
Executive function challenges include difficulties with:
Poor short-term memory
These executive function challenges can affect literally every area of a person’s life.
Taking pills does not give people skills. While ADHD medication often gives people more focus, it does not address every ADHD challenge. Just because someone takes ADHD medication does not mean they will automatically become more organized, more timely, etc. These are all skills that those with ADHD need to slowly build into their life that require support and education. I often get referred by doctors and other practitioners to support patients in a multi-modal form of treatment.
What’s my role?
I help people learn skills to set up an “ADHD friendly life” that minimizes their challenges and plays to their strengths.
Francine Freedman is a certified ADHD coach who helps those with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD) find their personal recipe for success. She holds an AAC distinction from ADDCA and an ACC certification from the International Coach Federation.
She graduated with a degree in finance from Washington University, a top business school in America. She has worked on Wall Street, in high tech, and in education. Francine has been a certified ADHD coach for more than four years and has worked with over 500 clients in that time. She meets with clients face to face, online and over the phone. Francine currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with her family.
Core topics that often come up:
Understanding your unique brand of ADHD
Living in the world of priorities
Turning away from our “crazy thoughts” i.e. negative thinking
Living in the present moment
Believing you can succeed
How to get more done with less overwhelm
Breaking out of a procrastination prison
Getting past the “getting started” hump
The power of perseverance
Living from your strengths
Those are some examples of the topics that often come up in coaching. It is always the client’s agenda that determines how we spend our time together in a session.
Learning skills to set up an ADHD friendly life can save you time, money and stress. I am privileged to see this happen in real time again and again.
The biggest gift we can give people is to help them actualize their potential. I believe in the intrinsic value of every human being and I mirror this back to my clients.
If you don’t like where you are today….don’t worry, you’re not at the finish line.
Begin to give yourself the gift of personal transformation.