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  • Writer's pictureNikki Hardy

What Is An ADHD Coach and How Can They Help?


Hi! I’m Nikki Hardy an ADHD Career Coach, and in this blog I am going to discuss what an ADHD Coach is and how we can help you on your journey to navigate life with ADHD.


Having ADHD myself, I understand the challenges that come with it, but I also recognise the unique strengths that we possess. With a strengths-based approach and individualised strategies, ADHD coaching is a valuable resource to help you understand and optimise your ADHD brain.




Understanding ADHD: A Lived Experience

Living with ADHD is like having a beautifully complex puzzle to solve every day. ADHD, or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, affects individuals in various ways, including difficulty with attention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Many ADHD Coaches, including myself, have a lived experience with ADHD. This personal experience gives us a deep understanding of the challenges you face, making our coaching approach empathetic, insightful, and informed.


A Strengths-Based Approach

One of the foundational principles of ADHD coaching is the strengths-based approach. We believe that every individual with ADHD possesses unique talents, abilities, and strengths. Instead of focusing solely on weaknesses or difficulties, we work with you to identify and leverage your strengths. By recognising and leaning into these strengths, we can develop strategies that align with your natural inclinations, leading to improved productivity, self-esteem, and overall well-being.


Individualised Strategies for Your ADHD Brain

No two individuals with ADHD are exactly alike. Therefore, it’s crucial to adopt an individualised approach to coaching. What works for one person might not work for another. ADHD coaching is not a one-size-fits-all solution; it’s about tailoring strategies to fit your specific needs, challenges, and goals. We collaborate with you to create a personalised toolbox of strategies, techniques, and systems that align with your unique brain wiring.


Beyond Medication: Learning Essential Life Skills

While medication can be a valuable part of managing ADHD symptoms, it’s essential to understand that pills alone don’t teach the necessary life skills to thrive with ADHD. This is where ADHD coaching comes in. We focus on equipping you with practical skills, organisation techniques, time management strategies, and emotional regulation tools. Our aim is to empower you to navigate the intricacies of everyday life and achieve your personal and professional aspirations.


Embrace Your ADHD Brain: Leaning Into Strengths

Understanding how your ADHD brain works is a fundamental aspect of our coaching. We guide you in recognising how your brain functions uniquely, helping you understand the upsides and downsides. By embracing your ADHD brain and leaning into your strengths, we encourage you to cultivate a positive self-image, develop self-acceptance, and utilise your strengths to overcome challenges.


Do you think ADHD Coaching sounds like it's for you?


If you've had or are having ADHD coaching how have you found it's helped your ADHD?


Let me know in the comments!

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