ADD / ADHD Coaching Q & A


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ADD / ADHD Coaching Q & A

  1. 1. ADHD Awareness Expo ADD/ ADHD Coaching Q & A Tara McGillicuddy, SCAC Sep 13 2010, 9:01 PM Tara: Okay we can get started now. We have had some great questions submitted already. Please feel free to ask questions now. Sep 13 2010, 9:01 PM JanKAtlanta (guest): Hate to sound like a broken record, but with Finances my weakest area, how can I afford a ADD Coach? I know I would THRIVE with one, I am in a good place and very motivated, but wasting too much time, going in circles. Single mom, 2 teenage ADD sons-can't afford to try it and NOT have it work! Any suggestions? Sep 13 2010, 9:01 PM
  2. 2. Tara: Yes, I do have some suggestions - 1. Try and get to know a potential coaches first. Read their blogs, subscribe to their newsletters, listen to their Teleseminars and Podcasts. 2. Start with a more affordable coaching option like group coaching first. 3. Look at your finances and priorities there may be something you can cut out and replace it with Coaching. 4. In the USA - Contact Vocational Rehab - they may be able pay for coaching. Sep 13 2010, 9:02 PM AmyP (guest): Are there any situations where coaches would come in and help the entire family get organized and on track? There are 3 of us with ADHD in our house and 2 without. Sep 13 2010, 9:03 PM Tara: Most coaches work over the Telephone but yes there are some coaches who will work with the whole family. Sep 13 2010, 9:04 PM Tara: I suggest taking a look at the Resource Table - Jodi Sleeper-Trilpet listing and she does a lot of work with families. Sep 13 2010, 9:04 PM HokieMel (guest): Does long-distance coaching allow the coach and teacher to really get to know each other? Do they need to know each other? Or is coaching more about strategies and less about counseling/therapy? Sep 13 2010, 9:04 PM Tara: Most ADD / ADHD Coaching is done long distance - Via Telephone. For most people it does tend to work. Sep 13 2010, 9:05 PM Tara: The Coach and Client usually do get to know each other well over the telephone. Sep 13 2010, 9:06 PM Tara: It depends on the need of the client as to whether they really need to get to know each other. Some people DO really need that connected while some people are looking more for structure and accoountbilly. Sep 13 2010, 9:07 PM Guest954 (guest): I'm on the east coast of Canada....are there any coaches in the area or would online coaching be the best alternative?
  3. 3. Sep 13 2010, 9:08 PM Tara: There may be local coaches in your area but as I've said before most ADD Coaches work over the telephone. Location doesn't really need to be factor when hiring an ADD / ADHD Coach. Sep 13 2010, 9:09 PM ADHDExpo: If you have a Question about ADD / ADHD Coaching enter it now. Sep 13 2010, 9:09 PM Shickey (guest): What types of things will an adult use a coach for? Sep 13 2010, 9:10 PM Tara: An ADD / ADHD Coach will help an adult with ADD develop systems and strategies which work with ther person's strengths. Sep 13 2010, 9:10 PM Tara: An ADD / ADHD Coach will also help a person see what is working instead of what isn't working. Sep 13 2010, 9:11 PM Tara: The Coach often help the person with ADD / ADHD become more aware of things. Sep 13 2010, 9:12 PM Tara: Overtime the person will develop better self-awareness too. Sep 13 2010, 9:12 PM Guest319 (guest): I'd like to know about your virtual coaching program Sep 13 2010, 9:12 PM Tara: I offer 2 different virtual programs. The first on is the ADD ACtion Club - Sep 13 2010, 9:14 PM Tara: I co-coach with Terry Malten. We help people set goals and accomplish their goals. I offer Group Coaching via chatroom like this on Mondays nights and Tuesday afternoon. Terry provided coaching in the forum on Wed.
  4. 4. Sep 13 2010, 9:15 PM Tara: My other prgram is text Coaching done over AIM and Cell Phone Text messaging. You can learn more about that program at Sep 13 2010, 9:16 PM Guest766 (guest): Any tips on how to get motivated? I am very overwhelmed and start many projects, which require paper work and telephone calls, and I don't ever seem to get back to finish them. Sep 13 2010, 9:17 PM Tara: First it's important to figure out what's getting it the way. This is something a coach could help you with. Sep 13 2010, 9:17 PM Tara: Is it fear? Do you need to break things down? Do you have the materials you need? Do you know what you need to do? Sep 13 2010, 9:18 PM Tara: Breaking things down and starting with smaller chunch is often helpful for people with ADD / ADHD. Sep 13 2010, 9:18 PM Tara: Adding some type of external accountability can often help too. Sep 13 2010, 9:19 PM Guest19 (guest): What is the difference between a developmental, life, business,and adhd coach? Sep 13 2010, 9:19 PM Tara: It's hard to say because many type of coaching overlap and coaches can give themselves any label they want. Sep 13 2010, 9:20 PM Tara: It might be helpful to look at the results you want from a coach. Sep 13 2010, 9:20 PM Tara: It's also important that a coach has a good understanding of ADD / ADHD.
  5. 5. Sep 13 2010, 9:21 PM Tara: In some cases if a Coach doesn't understand ADD / ADHD it can be more harmful than helpful. Sep 13 2010, 9:21 PM Guest443 (guest): I am interested in finding an ADHD coach who uses videocalls/skype type coaching. I have tried phone coaching and I find that I need the visual relationship as well. Are there coaches that use the video chat type format? Thanks, Sep 13 2010, 9:22 PM ADHDExpo: Yes, there are some Coaches who use video and Skype. Sep 13 2010, 9:23 PM Tara: Try google ADHD Coach and skype or ADHD Coach and Video. Sep 13 2010, 9:23 PM Tara: Maybe also contact the coaches who are listed here and see if they offer it. ADD / ADHD Coaches will often refer out to another coach if they don't meet your needs. Sep 13 2010, 9:24 PM AmyP (guest): Is there a typical/average length of time that people may use a coach before they can make it on their own? Sep 13 2010, 9:25 PM Tara: It's hard to say - I'd say at least 6 months to really make a difference. It depends on what's going on in person's life too. Sep 13 2010, 9:25 PM Tara: Each person is different though. Sep 13 2010, 9:26 PM Tara: Often people can make it on their own but choose to keep a coach to improve their lives. Sep 13 2010, 9:26 PM SeaTea (guest): Just logged in so apologies if this is a repeated question: What is a ballpark range of fees for telephone ADD one-on-one coaching?
  6. 6. Sep 13 2010, 9:26 PM Tara: $150 - $500 per month. Sep 13 2010, 9:27 PM Tara: There's a huge range when it comes to fees. Sep 13 2010, 9:27 PM Guest185 (guest): Do you find telephone coaching works. I am in Australia. Sep 13 2010, 9:28 PM Tara: Yes, most ADD / ADHD Coaching is done over the telephone. It does seem to work for the majority of people with ADD / ADHD. Sep 13 2010, 9:29 PM Tara: Well I want to thank you for the great questions tonight. If you came in late there will be a transcript of this chat posted later tonight. Sep 13 2010, 9:29 PM Tara: If you have additional questions about ADD / ADHD Coach please feel free to post then in the forum and ask our vendors. Sep 13 2010, 9:30 PM Tara: Like I said before we have some great ADD / ADHD Coaches here at the Expo. Make sure to take a look at the Booths and Table Learn more about Tara McGillicuddy at Our Sponsor