KISS – Keep it Simple Sweetheart

Having ADHD myself and coaching people affected by ADHD over the years I recognized that we have a habit of creating complicated systems and processes that get in our way. The problem is follow-through. It is exciting to set up the system because it is “Bright, shiny...

ADHD and Shame

As an ADHD coach I work with adults and college students affected by ADHD. I have noticed that both populations feel shame regarding ADHD. ADHD can be a life long struggle. Throughout life you hear negative messages from people and from yourself about your ability to...

ADHD and Resiliency – Getting Back on the Horse

Living with ADHD is a frustrating experience and it can often be discouraging. Things don’t happen as we plan them to. There is lots of disappointment. It can be as if we keep falling off the horse we are riding through life. This is true but it is not all. We do fall...

Busy Can Be Good

I often coach entrepreneurs affected by ADHD. They all seem to fall into the same trap. They are behind in their work and desperate to get something done so they wait for a completely open day they have and plan to get a lot done that day. Usually they don’t. However,...

Getting Work Done Over the Long Haul

I work with a lot of college students who struggle to get their work done. Some of the things that help them get through the semester could also help those of us who have jobs or have long-term projects. If I am starting with a college student at the beginning of the...

ADHD and Explaining Too Much

I have noticed that I and many of my clients affected by ADHD tend to explain too much. We often struggle to give succinct answers when asked a question. We are storytellers who tell a story on the way to our answer. Nothing wrong with telling a story but if you are...

ADHD and Thinking Out Loud

Two clients this week made the same observation. After I asked them questions that forced them to think out loud they said they knew what to do about issues that had been concerning them prior to the coaching session. It struck me both times that often we know the...

Start From Where You Are

Many of my clients often wait for the perfect time to start something, that is a moment when all the planets will align perfectly and they will feel the urge to activate. Unfortunately that rarely occurs when one is affected by ADHD. Instead we have to find ways to...

Your Home Should Be a Refuge (More on Clutter)

Working with organizers and talking with my clients I find that one’s environment keeps coming up. Is the environment you are living in supportive of your overall living? I used to live in a terrible mess. I had too much stuff, stuff everywhere to the point you...

Clutter

I took a class on clutter coaching. It trains you to coach people through managing their clutter. When I read about the course I thought it would help me help my clients deal with their clutter, a common problem for many people affected by ADHD. I also thought it...