“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined.” Henry David Thoreau
Adult clients with attention deficit disorder, or ADD, have many of the same needs as other coaching clients. But ADD clients face unique challenges related to their disorder that can interfere with their quality of life. These problems may include hyperactivity, impulsivity, procrastination and attention issues.
It is the job of an ADD coach to support clients in developing a comprehensive understanding of both the nature of their disorder and how it impacts their personal and professional life. ADD coaches work with clients to create and identify "Five S's" -- strengths, structures, support, systems, skills and strategies. They assist clients in staying focused on their goals, facing obstacles and addressing core ADD-related issues such as time management, organization, prioritizing and self-esteem. ADD coaches also work with clients to develop customized strategies to help them achieve their goals.
Some of the elements that set ADD coaching apart from traditional coaching are a toolkit of strategies, models and systems for helping clients learn about their disorder and turn it to their advantage; ability to recognize both the weaknesses and strengths of their clients; supporting their clients in a nonjudgmental way; and helping them to appreciate their learning modalities.
Source: International Coach Federation