Yes, ADHD Coaching is Executive Coaching…when:
The person who needs coaching is an executive and they decide to search out a coach who is not only expert in coaching but is also expert in ADHD coaching. Having worked with many high level executives it has become clear to me that Executive coaching and ADHD coaching have the same goals – the client’s goals.
Everyone today feels overworked, overwhelmed, over-committed, over-tired, if one can say – over-saturated?!
ADHD coaching and Executive coaching help the client move forward in their life. Often by working on their Executive Function skills. Executive Function skills include: planning, organizing, goal setting, time management, prioritizing, task initiation, focus, shift/flexibility, working memory, self inhibition, emotional regulation and meta-cognition.
What is great about working on Executive Function skills and being an executive is you have the opportunity to teach others what you are learning. The best way to master something is to teach it. One of the best ways to do that is to teach by example which can be done through great leadership skills that are a product of the Executive Function skills – self inhibition, emotional regulation, shift/flexibility and meta-cognition.
Add to that vision which comes from the Executive Functions skills such as goals setting, planning and prioritizing followed by execution by way of the Executive Function skills task initiation, time management, focus, organizing, and working memory.
What do you think? Can ADHD coaching be Executive coaching?
Abigail Wurf, PCC, M.Ed helps professionals, entrepreneurs, and small business owners affected by ADHD and/or Executive function issues achieve success in business and in life. Located in Washington DC, Abigail works with clients in person, over the phone and over the Internet. Her new book, “Forget Perfect: How to Succeed in Your Profession and Personal Life Even if You Have ADHD,” is loaded with tips to help overwhelmed people get things done and be more strategic about how to live their lives. To receive a free consult from Abigail, make a request through the contact form and she will get back with you to schedule.