I've been an advocate of utilizing an ADD/ADHD Coach for years now. It's been incredibly beneficial in my life and winning the battle against ADD. Too bad more people, with and without ADD don't utilize the coaching process. The top athletes in the world have coaches, so do the majority of senior executives........they want to be the best and understand the benefits of coaching.

So, why don't the majority of people use coaches? My ADD Coach has dedicated a full page on his site to the benefits of ADD Coaching. While it is only a draft that is being completed by the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, I think it is pretty great stuff! This is the draft directly from Pete Quily's site:

Realize Goals
• Reduce procrastination
• Support decision-making and prioritizing
• Expand perception of options
• Provide course correction
• Create ADD-appreciative accountability
• Celebrate successes
• Set up supportive environment for success
• Putting the pieces in place that lead to success
Develop New Skills
• Manage impulsivity and distractibility
• Improve time and self-management
• Personalize strategies and systems
• Learn to set boundaries
• Improve social and communication skills
• Manage conflict confidently
Manage Emotional State
• Remove blame and shame
• Improve self-confidence
• Reduce overwhelm
• Empower self-image
• Reduce stress
• Control worry
ADD Education
• Learn about your ADD
• Appreciate your strengths and unique gifts
• Discover personalized approaches
• Draft a personalized owner's manual of your brain
• Understand the criteria for a successful strategy
• Create a personal pattern of success

To link to Pete's page with all the information on this topic, here is the link 26 Benefits of Adult ADHD Coaching

About the Author

Jeff Hamilton

Jeff Hamilton writes about the challenges of living with Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD).

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