“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.” – Dr. Seuss
This is easier said than done, I must say….
Hire an ADHD Academic & Career Coach to Help
DOES your student seem to have a never ending cycle of distraction upon distraction? You just want to head them in the right direction in life?
Do they head for the door at the first mention of words like “planning” and “scheduling”?
Find the power of motivation and change with ADHD Academic & Career Coaching. By the client digging into their personal strengths, desire, and passions with their coach, they can chart a course to success. It is a great resource for high school, college students or adults. While it is not an end all cure, it is an excellent management system; especially if used in conjunction with medication, counseling and other support systems. Here are a few tools that are implemented with coaching for executive function deficits such as planning, organizing, prioritizing and emotional regulating.
Day Planners and Time Management
A day planner can affect the way your days and time is managed. If you really follow what you jotted down, through an accountability plan with your coach, you can take control and make daily functioning more purposeful. This is an excellent way to keep yourself on time and on track with accountability.
This is probably the toughest department for a student with the inability to focus for a substantial length of time. Some excellent tips for focusing that a coach can help create accountability around:
- Break study time into small sessions that aren’t as daunting as continuous sessions of studying.
- Use your smartphone! Make it work as your study buddy, allow the habit of a smartphone to work in your favor.
- Start with the most boring or interesting subject based on your tolerance.
- Use color coding, filing and sticky notes to make dull subjects more interesting and colorful.
- Design and make your study space more interesting more interactive.
- Add elements that would interest you
External Accountability System
Now, why should all of this require a coach? Why not just download all the information, dos and don’ts and get to work yourself? Having a non-judgmental accountability system makes the relationship between your ADHD coach and you more effective.
You have the ship, the wind and the open sea! What you need is a navigator and your coach will be just that.
Why coaching works?
It creates a working relationship that is individualized. A coach will guide you to build a system around your comforts, strengths and weaknesses. This will make you more organized, focused and capable of decision-making while holding you accountable to your customized plan.
The great thing about this relationship is that it is flexible and it evolves, grows and changes with the individual and their coach. Whether you are deciding on a high school, college or career coach, the benefits of accountability will help one reach their goals.
With motivation and a desire to work towards a better life, coaching will lead you to feel in control, balanced and less overwhelmed by day to day tasks.
Now, you will have a clear path to choose!
Raz Coaching specializes in helping people with executive function challenges associated with ADHD, Stress, TBI’s and ASD find careers they will love and land them. Read more at www.razcoaching.com/about Or sign up for the weekly blog and learn about my new book Happiness+Passion+Purpose.