Thriving with ADHD: Empowering Neurodivergent Adults with Executive Functioning Coaching

Do you struggle to stay organized, prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and follow through on commitments? Do self-doubt, perfectionism, or procrastination prevent you from reaching your goals? If so, you're not alone. You may be one of the millions of adults who are learning to wear their neurodivergent identity with pride. And if you’ve not yet learned how to thrive with ADHD, we want to show you how to take back your power, maximize your potential and stop the endless cycle of doubt, overwhelm and exhaustion ADHD can bring about.

Being a neurodivergent adult can be overwhelming

Despite the superhuman ability to hyperfocus and express dedicated love of the things that interest you, operating as a neurodivergent adult in a neurotypical world is incredibly difficult. Many adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism experience challenges in developing executive functioning skills.

But Pure Health Center can help!

These challenges can be frustrating but it's important to remember that they can be managed successfully with the proper support and coaching tools. In this blog post, we will explore how executive functioning coaching plays a vital role in empowering neurodivergent adults with ADHD and autism to succeed. By understanding the components of executive functions such as planning & prioritizing, time management, task initiation & organization, learning flexibility, frustration tolerance & emotional regulation — you'll be able to equip yourself or your loved ones with valuable skills needed for navigating everyday life situations more effectively.

What are Executive Functioning skills?

Executive functioning skills are vital for daily life and are particularly important for those with ADHD or Autism. These skills may not be as commonly known as basic motor or academic skills, but they are essential for our daily lives. Executive functioning skills refer to cognitive processes that help us plan, organize, prioritize, manage time, and regulate our behavior and emotions.

People with ADHD and autism spectrum disorder may struggle with executive functioning skills, which can affect their academic performance, social relationships, and daily functioning. Developing these skills can be incredibly beneficial for those who have difficulties with ADHD or autism. With practice, support, and executive functioning coaching, individuals can improve their executive functioning and achieve greater success in all areas of their lives.

How Does Executive Functioning Coaching Work?

Executive functioning coaching is a unique form of coaching that is designed to help individuals with executive functioning difficulties. Such difficulties are commonly associated with ADHD, autism, and other related conditions. This type of coaching involves direct instruction and support targeted towards the individual's specific needs. The coach provides strategies and tools to help the individual improve their executive functioning skills, such as time management, organization, and planning.

The coaching sessions are typically conducted on a one-on-one basis, and the coach tailors their approach to the individual's unique needs. An assessment will be done to determine the individual's baseline on their strengths and weaknesses. By teaching individuals with executive functioning difficulties how to better manage their time, stay organized, and plan effectively, executive functioning coaching can significantly impact the individual's quality of life and overall well-being. It's a collaborative and empowering process that has helped countless individuals achieve success in both their personal and professional lives.

Some of the most common teaching strategies:

  • Using motivational interviewing, also known as solution-focused questioning and an inquiry-based approach.
  • Teaching the externalization of reminders, To-do's, and goals through tools such as calendars, planners, post-it notes, and whiteboards.
  • Reverse engineering or backward planning by starting with the end goal in mind
  • Framing things in the context of client preferences and interests
  • Instructing clients on how to self-monitor their goals through data collection and review
  • Celebrate the micro-wins! Clients need to hear praise to motivate them to be eager to continue working on their challenges.

Are you ready to see how Executive Functioning Coaching can help you hack life?

Have you been having trouble getting things done? Do you struggle with focus, planning, time management, and organization? Have you been diagnosed with ADHD, autism, or another mental health disorder impacting your ability to achieve your day-to-day goals?

If so, executive functioning coaching may be a good fit in addition to or outside traditional talk therapy! In your coaching sessions, you work with your coach to identify the specific skills you're struggling with and develop a structured plan to improve them. Plans are based on your needs, priorities, and strengths and weaknesses.

Goals might include implementing a home or work organization system, building focus and efficiency with work tasks, or improving time management to complete long-term projects.

We believe wholeheartedly in transparency, so to better help your brilliant, active mind, all the information you need to get started is right here!

Sessions last 50 minutes and cost $175.

You can schedule a free consultation at this link, and learn more about coach Jessica at this link.

Wondering why you should choose to work with Jessica and Pure Health? Here’s what Jessica has to say about her own qualifications and passion for her work:

“Before I became a therapist, I worked as a tutor and teaching assistant. In my years as a therapist since then, I've found that many of my therapy clients can benefit from learning the executive functioning skills I taught as a tutor. I aim to make my coaching sessions engaging, positive, and informative. With collaboration, accountability, and evidence-based skills, we can support you in feeling more confident and capable in your day-to-day life.”

So what do you say? Are you ready to take your neurospicy to neurosparkly as you learn to conquer your brain and hold on to your magic? Call us, we’re ready to help!

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