ADHD Coaching can help improve the executive functioning areas that are your greatest challenges and help you achieve your most urgent and important goals. This can include professional, personal, interpersonal and academic goals. Below are key executive functions with a brief description of how coaching can help.
- Storing pertinent information in your working memory – retrieving it when needed, and applying it appropriately.
- Focusing and sustaining attention – on tasks you need to do, even if they are uninteresting to you.
- Having a realistic sense of time, and accurately planning and managing time – so you can be on time to appointments, work, school and other places, and plan and complete short-term and long-term tasks or projects in a timely manner.
- Remembering “things” in sufficient time, such as appointments and “to-do’s” – particularly what’s significant to you, and to others you care about.
- Starting or “self-initiating” a task, project, or responsibility, and following through to completion – rather than procrastinating and/or failing to complete important projects.
- Having reasonable control over your emotions and impulses – experiencing a feeling or impulse without acting on it, unless it makes good sense to do so, instead of being “reactive.”
- Making good decisions – using hindsight and forethought to anticipate potential outcomes and consequences of making a choice, and deciding whether the choice makes good sense and is in your best interests before acting it.