Would an ADHD Coach Make Sense for Me?

If you’re an adult with undiagnosed ADHD, chances are good you’ve always known it. Or at least you’ve had a pretty good idea that you were somehow different. You know you think about things differently, and you do things differently. Back in the day, school seemed harder for you, but in funny ways. You breezed…

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Evidence-Based Coaching for Adults with ADHD

As a professional dedicated to helping adults with ADHD succeed in their lives, I am regularly on the alert for research-informed approaches that will benefit my clients. Curious to discover what a growing number of studies examining ADHD coaching might reveal, I joined colleagues Elizabeth Ahmann, Micah Saviet, and Sarah D. Wright in undertaking a…

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The Best Aphrodisiac

THE ADHD RELATIONSHIP SEX SURVEY I CREATED—and somehow got 3,000 people to take—had a section that asked about the types of treatments that respondents had tried, how much effort they had put into it, and how effective they felt the treatment has been. There has certainly been a lot of research already looking at this,…

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Connection and Community: ADHD reWired Coaching and Accountability Groups

EXPERTS often cite the difficulties adults with ADHD have in consistently executing the behaviors necessary to organize, plan, and manage their day-to-day lives. It’s as though they experience a disconnect between their intentions and their actions. The results can be disheartening, if not demoralizing. How can adults who struggle in this way learn to execute…

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Does My Child Need a Tutor or a Coach?

A tutor who tooted the flute Tried to teach two young tooters to toot; Said the two to the tutor, “Is it harder to toot, or To tutor two tooters to toot?” TOUGH TONGUE TWISTER. . . GOOD QUESTION! But perhaps more importantly, if you’re not into flute instruction, when should you consider a tutor…

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Basic Truths and Observation Skills

MY FRIEND RICK GREEN of TotallyADD has a long history in television. He helped me use my basic observation skills to discover what I call a basic truth: Facts don’t sell; stories do. How can that be? A fact is a fact. Stories can have facts, but fiction rules. Stories rule, and the stories we…

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How ADHD Sometimes Improves

PART TWO FOR DECADES IT WAS ASSUMED THAT THE DISORDER CURRENTLY KNOWN AS ADHD always started in early childhood and always was outgrown sometime during adolescence. We now know that ADHD sometimes doesn’t show up until adolescence or beyond. We also know that for most, ADHD continues to cause impairments and sometimes gets worse during adolescence…

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