We also coach young adults, adults in the workplace, entrepreneurs, and other adults with ADHD. Though coaching college students with ADHD has been a primary ADHD coaching service since 2008, we also coach adults with ADHD who want to work with a coach who understands their unique executive functioning challenges and how to help them meet their goals.
How is ADHD coaching for young adults and other adults different from other types of coaching?
Because individuals with AD/HD have impairments in one or more areas of executive function (Activation, Focus, Effort, Emotion, Memory, or Action), they often benefit from a coaching program that is uniquely adapted to fit their particular needs. This can include:
- shorter coaching sessions that facilitate focus and memory and
- coaching Check-Ins by email, text, or phone in-between sessions to help the ADHD client follow through with “action steps” – i.e., coaching homework!
What is unique about LaMountain & Associate’s coaching services for young adults and other adults with ADHD?
Our Team Approach
Our Associates at LaMountain & Associates have had extensive training and experience in working with people who have disabilities, as well as in coaching young adults, adults in the workplace, entrepreneurs, moms, dads, and others. We work as a team to complement each other’s strengths and skills so that our coaching clients with ADHD have access to a full range of professional expertise and guidance.
For more information on Camille’s unique qualifications to work with young adults and other adults with ADHD, please click here to read her BIO.
For more information on Dennis’ unique qualifications to work with young adults with ADHD, please click here to read his BIO.
Customized Coaching Services
As with our approach to coaching college students with ADHD, there is nothing “ordinary” about our approach to coaching young adults and otehr adults with ADHD. Because of our clients’ unique challenges, and because we like to be flexible to meeting their needs, we customize each individual’s coaching program. As we say, “one size does not fit all.”
- We coach by phone, Skype, Zoom, and/or in-person (if the client is local).
- We sometimes provide intensive in-person half-day start-up coaching services to help adults with ADHD make a plan about how to manage their work and their lives.
- When coaching young adults with ADHD whose parents are paying for services, we are available to meet for family conferences in the client’s home (if local).
- We also provide family conferences by phone, Skype, or Zoom.
- At the client’s request, we customize the coaching plan to provide both scheduled coaching sessions and scheduled Check-Ins (similar to Level 2 coaching for College Students with ADHD).
- Unscheduled Check-Ins are included in all of our ADHD coaching services.
- We offer a range of assessments (including personality, career, conflict, and 360 Feedback assessments) that help clients to gain deeper personal insight.
- We provide referrals to professional organizers, psychiatrists, therapists, and others, if needed, for our local clients.
Coaching Young Adults With ADHD
While it was once thought that ADHD was a childhood disease that people outgrow, we now know that many of the symptoms often continue into adulthood. Unfortunately, we find that young adults are often in denial about how unmanaged ADHD affects their successful transition into adulthood. While the hyperactivity component of ADHD often decreases, issues with distractibility, focus, and organization are less likely to go away.
We have worked for some time with an adult in his mid-thirties who knew he had ADHD since he was a teen. After many losses in his adult life (relationships, jobs, money, not graduating from college, etc.), he finally accepted that he needed coaching and medication to help him manage his ADHD and juggle the complex demands of adulthood. We are helping this young man put his life back together – from scratch – with a special focus on finding a career that works for him and managing his budget. It is much more rewarding and cost effective to treat ADHD before life spins out of control than to treat it after substantial losses. Yet, it is never too late for young adults to start effectively managing their ADHD!
Coaching Adults in the Workplace With ADHD
Because of her clinical background and training, Camille easily recognized early on in her work at LaMountain & Associates that several of her adult coaching clients were struggling with organizational issues at their workplaces and that they probably had undiagnosed ADHD or another executive functioning disorder. As an example of how one of our workplace clients learned to manage his ADHD through coaching, see the Client Success Story Senior Team Leader.
People with ADHD often experience consequences for untreated ADHD in the workplace. If ADHD is not managed, it can result in serious workplace mistakes, not obtaining a promotion, and even loss of one’s job. We coach workplace clients who have serious issues managing their ADHD, as well as workplace clients who manage their ADHD fairly well, but want to go to the next level of success.
Coaching Entrepreneurs With ADHD
The ADHD brain is often more creative than the “average” brain! People with ADHD are known for thinking outside of the box. In fact, Ed Hallowell, a medical doctor who specializes in ADHD (and has AD/HD himself), says that 90% of entrepreneurs have ADHD! We can believe it! The beauty of the ADHD brain is that it often has great vision and the ability to hyper-focus on things of interest. Combine these two traits – and an entrepreneur is born! We have coached scientists, engineers, artists, designers, and others who have ADHD. Our work with these clients is very rewarding because they are usually highly motivated to achieve at work and in life!
Coaching Other Adults With ADHD
The bottom line is that we coach any adult with ADHD who sincerely wants to change those behaviors that are not getting them where they want to go! We coach moms, dads, grandmothers, CEOs, and people who are struggling to keep a marriage together because of the adverse effects of ADHD. Our ADHD coaching services are for anyone who wants to learn and implement all kinds of neat strategies for managing their lives and moving the action forward! ADHD is complex! Why go it alone? Hire an ADHD coach!