Coaching with your brain in mind
How do you think? How does that influence your decisions? Are you processing information in a way that is natural and easy for you? ADHD and other Neurodivergent types need coaching that is about them.
If you aren’t operating from a natural state, I suspect you’re coping. I know I do fine and am adaptable and I can operate and compensate until I’m under stress–but going against MY grain is exhausting. It’s also demoralizing and confusing! Eventually, my brain gives up in exhaustion. By the time I want to throw up my hands in frustration and confusion logic doesn’t help, and then I realize it’s time to change gears.
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching honors the client as the expert in his/her life and work and believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole.
Coaches work with people who want support in their jobs, their projects, or their personal development. I work with individuals who are looking for a better way to get things done. A coaching partnership offers a confidential space to explore ideas, problem-solve, and establish a realistic, clear plan of action to reach desired outcomes.
The benefits of professional coaching are numerous:
- fresh perspectives on challenges and opportunities,
- enhanced thinking and decision making skills,
- enhanced interpersonal effectiveness,
- increased confidence in carrying out chosen work and life roles