About ADHD Coaching

What’s the difference between therapy and coaching?

Therapy deals with why things in the past affect the way you are now, whereas coaching is about what you do now that is going to affect your future.

Therapy can be a great complement to coaching. If you find out that something you want to accomplish brings up some heavy feelings, you can take that issue to a therapist and do some work to get clarity on it.

Is this like AA?

AA and other 12-step programs are awesome. I have been sober thanks to the good people in AA and its fantastic steps, since 1987. Sobriety can seem simple – you either took a drink yesterday or you didn’t. But of course, living sober can be a real challenge when you’ve given up your main coping strategy.

The challenges that make ADHD up your personal ADHD can be harder to pin down, and learning to thrive with ADHD is more of a process.

Probably the simplest way they’re similar is that in AA it is suggested that you work with a sponsor – and to really deal with your ADHD, you can work with a coach.

How is an ADHD Coach different from a Life Coach?

The term Life Coach is like the term Restaurant. Practically no one wants to go to a restaurant. They want a quick slice or a perfect omelette.

I don’t know anyone who ever said “I need help with my life!!! Find me a coach.”
I have heard people say “You should get a business coach because you’re awesome at running a studio but you don’t know how to build a business,” or “You should get a weightlifting coach so you don’t throw your back out.”

If you’ve been diagnosed with ADHD and want to make real progress, you should consider working with an ADHD coach – someone who has been diagnosed, worked hard to overcome the symptoms, and takes a multi-modal approach.

Do you work with children?

I am the lucky parent to two twice-exceptional homeschooled kids, but I am focused mostly on working with adults. If your child has ADHD, I would be glad to help you build some strategies and tactics for supporting your child.

Will this program work?

It’s up to you: to define what you want us to achieve together, to decide how we should define success in our work, and to commit yourself to taking action step by step. I’ve seen some immediate results, and some slow, long-term improvements from this work.

How do I get started?

Email me at matt@adhdwhatnext.com to set up a free 20-minute call.