ADHD Coaching ServicesASN Programs Comparison

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We provide expert coaching by highly educated and experienced ADHD coaches for those with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD).  As pioneers in the field, we are able to quickly identify various education, skills and behavior changes that would best suit each unique individual... 

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Our interviewing process allows us to:

  • Match you with a coach that fits you and your situation

  • Discuss if ADHD Coaching is in your best interest

  • Make referrals as needed to other professionals

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The "Optimal" ADHD Coaching Option is our Flagship Program...

it is utilized by 96% of our clients.

 

Month-to-Month agreements are a win-win:


1. We want you to engage in your coaching because you are receiving the quality services that you desire...
       - not because you signed a piece of paper or paid for several weeks/months and are stuck 

2. We win because it allows us to charge your credit card only one time each month, instead of each week... 

       -we want to spend our time coaching, not doing bookkeeping chores


Our fees range from $180/month to $760 per month
depending on the frequency of meetings as well as the expertise of the coach.

  • Adult/Student
    Typical Program
  • Optimal
  • 4 meetings per month
  • Pay per month
  • Month-to-month agreement
  • Free e-mails & texts
  • Access to on-line portal including unlimited text and/or e-mail reminders
  • Free Tools
  • Free MP3 audios
  • Your coach is "on call"
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  • Adult/Student/Couples Program
  • Intensive
  • 4-8 meetings per month
  • 2/week OR double up for 1/wk
  • Pay per month
  • Month-to-month agreement
  • Free e-mails & texts
  • Access to on-line portal including unlimited text and/or e-mail reminders
  • Free Tools and Audios
  • Your coach is "On Call"
  • More Info
  • Get-it-Done Days
    Coming Soon...
  • Optional Add-On
  • Facilitator present
  • Group Conference Hourly Check-ins
  • Two days per week 
  • Stay on task
  • Group accountability
  • Report what you will do in the next hour
  • Report what you did in the previous hour
  • $35 per month agreement
      with other options available
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Do you remember the day you entered through those double swinging doors filled with so many different feelings... happiness, apprehension (maybe even downright fear), joy, confusion, etc.? It was the day your sweet "Bundle of Joy" entered into your life. This was the beginning of something BIG: Parenthood!

Many parents are not fully prepared for parenthood, and there are no exceptions for parents with ADHD. Frequently they find that their children are impacted by ADHD as well. As you can imagine, this stage of life, Parenthood, can be both wonderful and chaotic.

To decrease the chaos many proven systems and strategies are available for both parents and children. Most of these systems require structure, a much needed element for both the ADHD parent and child. The problem is that many parents have difficulty setting up and maintaining the very systems that can help them.Often the creativity experienced by many with ADHD can be both helpful and sometimes not so helpful. In fact, creativity may interfere with one of the main ingredients to successful implementation of parent/child systems and that is "consistency." Systems come and go as the parent finds new systems that may seem better in some way. In reality this usually causes more difficulty than sticking with a system that is "average" in its effectiveness. So, how can you use that creativity, during this stage of life, to your advantage and still maintain the consistency? Here are some ideas to get you moving toward "consistency + creativity" with your parenting:

  1. Start very early with children in developing responsible healthy habits:
    • Children as young as 3-4 years of age are very capable of learning simple responsibilities of getting themselves dressed, brushing teeth, combing hair, putting toys away, etc.
    • Be Creative: When developing a system use pictures or other visuals to identify what the child is to do each morning/evening.
    • Be Consistent: Stick with the same set of responsibilities until the child has developed an actual habit (at least 6 kidchartweeks)
    • Be Consistent: Offer immediate rewards for their success
    • Be Creative: offer stickers on their chart or maybe have a treasure box with small items they can pick from like a hair ribbon, or a penny, or...
  2. Be supportive, yet firm with continued learning/responsibilities:
    • Be Consistent: As your child grows, increase their level of responsibility by reviewing their progress every three months.
    • Be Creative: Find new ways of rewarding as the child grows by moving to a mixture of immediate and delayed rewards, then transition them to only delayed rewards.
  3. Be willing to allow your child to fail. This can be a very difficult challenge for parents and especially so for parents with ADHD who themselves may have experienced varying degrees of failure in their lives:
    • Be Consistent: Let the child learn and don't rush in to "fix it" for them. It's better that they learn now, with your support, than later when it may have significant impact on their young adulthood.
    • Be Creative: Find ways to support your child while fostering independence during these difficult learning times.
  4. Recognize that you too, just like your child, will not "do it perfectly" during this stage of life and that is okay. Be willing to ask for help when you need it. Find a parenting support group, get counseling or hire an ADHD coach:
    • Be Consistent: Keep practicing and learning..... it will pay off in the end.
    • Be Creative: Find ways to support yourself when things are difficult and know that your experience will continue to unfold in many good ways.

Parenthood can be a very rewarding stage of life. Using both consistency and creativity with structured systems will lessen the chaos of the ADHD household and offer your child the opportunity to establish life skills and habits that will be essential as they mature into healthy and responsible adults. Starting as early as possible is important to the process, yet it is never too late to implement effective systems for your child's growth and development.


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ADDA Focus Newsletter
Authored by Twila Gates, RN, IMC, Senior Certified ADHD Coach.
An article for parenting children with ADD/ADHD.

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The "overwhelm" factor in my life was so debilitating that I was unable to perform functions as basic as paying my bills on time. I didn't have a job and had no money coming in. I had just decided to close the business I had been running, or stated more correctly, had been "running" me for almost five years. This was the fifth career in which I achieved "failure" status. My wife was feeling very insecure, which had a major effect, of course, on our family. At age 46 and just weeks away from turning 47, I was very dejected, to say the least, and sinking fast. That's when I realized I had all the symptoms of ADD.

Over the years I consistently experienced job losses. I concluded that I would never be able to hold a job for more than a couple years because they would finally see all my "flaws." Being self-employed seemed the only course possible for me to survive. Yet, I was faced with the challenge of starting a new business and was wondering if I would be able to change my behaviors that would lead to another failure. I had always been great at the "starting gate" and could keep my momentum in the race fairly well until I hit the "home stretch". The finish line would be so close and yet so far as I would lose focus, forget the details (or get lost in them) and not follow through. I decided I would "run the race" differently and hired a coach.

With the help of my coach, I was able to gather my thoughts and I decided on the best career course. I secured a job in which I was able to employ my strengths and achieve harmony and satisfaction for the first time in my life. As usual, I left the "starting gate" at a good clip. I soon reached a bend in the track that appeared like a large challenge to me: I was slower at some tasks as compared to my peers. I worked on ways to improve my speed, and more importantly, my coach couplecoachinghelped me to see that I was appreciated for my thoroughness which is one of the reasons I am slower. It's interesting... things began to look a bit different as I rounded the bend. Within less than two years, my salary increased more than 50% and I became a valued and respected employee.

As I continued on, I reached that critical place, "the home stretch", where I would usually get fired. I became more concerned with the possibility of the "inevitable 

failure" and questioned things happening at work. My coach helped me to avoid sabotaging myself (as I had done many times in the past). I honed my communications and relationship skills. Reality checks helped me to see that I really am an asset.

As I worked on maintaining my "pace" at work, my wife and I engaged in couples coaching to enhance our relationship. We learned new ways to appreciate and love each other which deepened our trust and compassion. These were added benefits as I worked on my career.

I have been employed with the same company for Five (5) years as of this Month! I have smoothed out relations with my wife and she feels much more secure and I am back on track with my family. I have a system for keeping my overwhelm factor in check. Pacing with my ADD is much easier than racing against it... and the finish line is closer than ever these days. I believe in me... I have finally found my life!

twilapic

 ADDA Focus Newsletter

Authored by Twila Gates, RN, ADHD Coach for Alan T.
We jointly wish that this article will provide hope for others who are experiencing career failure and strength for others who are currently implementing new career skills... you can make it!

 

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Do you remember the time you and your sweetheart tried to put the kids' jungle gym together and one of you ended up spending a sleepless night on the couch? How about the day you worked together on the mountains of clutter in your garage? Those mountains threatened to fall on you at any moment and yet you couldn't agree on where to start or what "just had to go." If you have memories like these, you are like many couples who get into trouble when they try to work together on projects. Here is a way to help you get in synch... and play like a professional team!

 

Couples Project / Teamwork Game for those with ADHD:

Equipment:

1 Baseball Cap
1 Baseball Jersey
1 Willing Couple (only one or both may have ADD/ADHD)
1 Project
Miscellaneous timers, signs, boxes and a good sense of humor

Game Plan:

1. One partner "wears the cap" as the captain (who is also a team player).

2. The other partner is willing to wear a jersey and be a team player.

3. Break the game (project) into manageable "innings."

4. Plan and set aside at least double the time you think it will take to play the game.

5. Focus on one "inning" at a time.

6. Use goals, timers and other tools to help you stay on task.

7. When playing – recognize that you are also practicing and you will not be perfect your first time "at bat." You're rookies now but you will function as a seasoned team with time.

8. Pre-plan a team reward when you WIN!batterup

You are getting the idea. When planning to work on a project together, discuss what will be involved and choose the person best equipped to "wear the cap" as the captain. I recommend the captain wear a baseball cap as a visual reminder of who will be making the final decisions. The other partner wears the jersey to remind the captain that they are a "team." Also consider changing roles (swap the hat & jersey) during some "innings."

With these visual cues, each person is better able to recognize the role he or she will be playing during this project. This is how each role works:

Captain (wearing the cap): Practice being very open to suggestions and ideas, and consider them carefully before making a final decision. By doing so, you will be better able to recognize that there is more than one way to do things and that your partner is an intelligent and important part of the team. Respect and love for your teammate will grow.

Team player (wearing the jersey): Practice accepting that it is "OK" to let the captain make the final decision. You've had the opportunity to offer suggestions and ideas and you've truly been heard. As with the captain, you develop respect, love and also trust in your partner's ability to listen and take your ideas into consideration.

As you practice these roles on various projects, you will each have moments when you "oops." Focus on your own mistakes, rather than your partner's, and apologize as needed without making excuses. Just apologize and move on. As you each go through "try-outs" with these behaviors, accept your mistakes as practice for the "Major Leagues" when you will grow into a team with mutual respect, love and trust.

These techniques can also be applied to family projects. Children can learn to be excellent "captains" who lead the team to victory. 
Parents need only choose projects appropriate for the child's age and abilities. This approach helps children learn responsibility and interpersonal skills that are so important for their development.

So, when undertaking your next project with your partner, remember to decide who will "wear the cap." You really can work and play 
well together. Batter up!

Twila Gates 

ADDA Focus Newsletter Article: In Print

Authored by Twila Gates, RN, Senior Certified AD/HD Coach
An article for couples where one or both have ADHD

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One-on-one coaching is recommended for most anyone with ADD /ADHD... Providing they are ready to take action in their lives to promote life-long change. We have various programs to choose from for your one-on-one coaching experience as well as group options. We coach locally, nationally and internationally successfully:

  

To Get Started with One-On-One ASN ADHD Coaching Services:

Step 1:

Get Started - Schedule an Interview. We offer a complimentary 30-45 minute phone interview. We will assist you in determining if our services are right for you based on your individual needs and desires.   

Step 2:

During the interview, we will gather basic information to assist you in deciding which coach might be the best fit for you.  We will review how our coaching programs work and the fees that are involved.

Step 3:

Once you decide which ADHD coach(es), we will schedule another short complimentary interview with your chosen coach so you can be more certain.  Then your Initial Discovery Session will be scheduled.

Step 4: 

You will receive an invite from our coaching portal that includes setting up your new account. Then start creating your future as you enjoy the Initial Discovery session with your ADHD coach. 

Our Coaching Fees range is from $180/month to $760/month depending the frequency of meetings and the expertise of the coach.

 

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What Our Clients Are Saying

  • Changed my Life

    "I came to (my coach) broken after years of struggling with ADHD and PTSD. My coach's professionalism, positivity, realism, understanding, and experience with ADHD provided the path I needed to 'get out of the weeds'..

    My coach understood me more after the first few weeks than my therapist that I had worked with for over a year. I just wish I found her sooner so that I could have changed my life for the better years ago before I made so many mistakes and bad decisions.

    My relationships have never been stronger, my career is the healthiest it has been in years, and I am actually setting long term goals and accomplishing them. Most of all, my relationship with myself is, for the first time in a long time, positive and loving. I am looking forward to the future (even during this covid craziness). I am not in the clear yet (or ever might be) but I am on the right path and that is all thanks to my coach. Thank you."

    -Thomas

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