Adult ADHD Coach

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Adult ADHD Coaching offers a holistic and integrative approach to managing the symptoms of ADHD and regaining control of your professional and personal life.

It’s the busy adult that finds the most success through the coaching process. These adults are parents and professionals, who are active in their community and motivated to make the most of their lives. They are stressed and overwhelmed, but doing their best to manage the negative effects of their inattention and focus, disorganization and procrastination, emotional dysregulation, cognitive rigidity, and/or impulse control. They reach out for coaching support with the desire to develop effective executive functioning strategies to ‘work smarter, not harder’ in managing their busy life.  They want to bring order to the chaos of their life and progress forward in minimizing ADHD symptoms, such as:

  • Procrastination
  • Time blindness
  • Forgetfulness
  • Disorganization
  • Poor planning
  • Indecision
  • Stress
  • Mood dysregulation
  • Inconsistency

Too many adults with ADHD have goals and desires that are never accomplished because life's daily challenges get in the way and impede the planning and initiation of those life-affirming goals and desires. A common challenge for those with ADHD and Executive Function Disorder (EFD) is the constant struggling to follow through on personal commitments. This repeated failure leads to losing the trust of others, resentment and shame - thus losing the belief in their ability and conviction to achieve personal goals. Rebuilding this personal trust takes time and practice. Through the coaching process, adults develop a roadmap for life. They set goals, evaluate priorities and develop the skills, tools and strategies to plan, organize and execute who they want to be each and every day.

At its core, coaching is all about creating and maintaining powerful relationships. Collaborating with a coach allows clients to build trust in their abilities as they are given feedback and support while mastering new tools, habits and processes. As responsibility for development shifts from the coach-client dependency towards increased independence of the client over time, it enables them to become more confident in how things work - both professionally and personally. Our experienced coaches use the effective EEC model that focuses on direct/indirect communication through meaningful dialogue and real accountability, ensuring that progress is made each step of the way!

Accountability is key in the coach-client relationship. Clients rely on a strong positive working relationship with their coach and the benefit of consistent accountability as they develop and practice using new tools, strategies, routines, and processes. Over time, clients grow in self-confidence and trust in their ability to do it alone.  The dynamic EEC coaching model allows for direct and indirect coaching with direct and indirect feedback and accountability as clients develop momentum through the skill development process.   What are the 4 Components of the EEC Coaching Model?

ADHD Professional Coaching

The EEC Professional Coaching Process is designed to help the working adult develop job-specific strategies to thrive at work. Too many adults with ADHD or executive function deficits struggle with the professional demands of time management, planning, working memory and organization. Many of these hard-working, motivated professionals find themselves putting in long hours to keep up, and yet still miss deadlines and struggle with feeling overwhelmed, stressed and worried. They worry they will miss the next deadline or be unprepared for tomorrow's work day. This emotional dysregulation can lead to a significant decrease in job satisfaction, job performance, resentment and burnout. These struggling professionals also find that their professional struggles bleed into their personal lives. Through the coaching process, adults re-examine their short and long-term goals, as well as their personal and professional priorities. They develop a daily and weekly roadmap that anchors their professional responsibilities and expectations into a clear action plan

Outcomes of the ADHD Professional Coaching Process

  • Focus and attention strategies
  • Working memory strategies 
  • Time-blindness strategies (Assess your time blindness
  • Note-taking and tracking strategies 
  • Project planning and management strategies
  • Organizing and prioritizing strategies

Successful application of effective effort in the workplace requires a clear framework for how to organize the work day and initiate tasks in a timely manner. Through the coaching process,  clients develop the skills to break the work day into four categories - mid-morning, noon, afternoon, and early evening.  Developing an awareness of these natural periods of the day provide a temporal anchor to help those with executive function challenges. It’s a starting point from which professionals can anchor their attention, support their motivation, and provide a prioritizing framework to break business tasks into sections throughout the day. Each section can represent natural transitions in the workday:

  • business priorities
  • brain breaks
  • progress monitoring
  • future planning for the next phase of the day

Learning and mastering the skills of planning can be a difficult task. At EEC, we encourage professionals looking to develop better time management to employ an old-school paper calendar. Clients are able to get more done, are less distracted and improve their planning abilities. offers several solutions in tackling time management and planning: engaging more cognitive faculties while having its limitations in terms of integration with other programs or web systems. The Planner Pad is designed specifically for this purpose – to help professionals struggling with ADHD to improve their capacity to plan ahead effectively and efficiently. Alternatively, planning and time management apps provide greater integrative capabilities than traditional paper planners, enabling clients to take advantage of digital reminders, keeping them organized through notifications as appointments approach or tasks need completing on certain dates/times.

Having a reliable time-management tool is essential for any successful venture. With the help of an EEC Certified Coach, clients can learn how to efficiently integrate and utilize whichever planning resource they prefer in order to reach their short-term and long-term goals more effectively! The process entails learning steps such as identifying weekly plans, tracking daily progress and predicting issues that may arise along the way - making sure there are no surprises when it comes down to getting things done. As each client continues practicing this management method, their self confidence increases right alongside with their autonomy!

What John has to say about Professional Coaching

I came to Dr. Murphy with ADHD feeling like things in my life were always out of control & finding myself working really hard to keep my head above water. The goal was to figure out a way to balance a high demand job with my family life. He helped me to develop a customized system that really helped control my day(s) to better manage my work / life balance. I think combining diet & exercise as part of my program really helped me. I feel this combination approach helped me to pull out the positive attributes associated with ADHD & diminish the not so good ones. Dr. Murphy provided me with the road map that we tweaked & customized to me which has greatly enabled me to better manage my life." JOHN, Mortgage Representative and Manager, Father and Husband

"I came to Dr. Murphy with ADHD feeling like things in my life were always out of control & finding myself working really hard to keep my head above water. The goal was to figure out a way to balance a high demand job with my family life. He helped me to develop a customized system that really helped control my day(s) to better manage my work / life balance. I think combining diet & exercise as part of my program really helped me. I feel this combination approach helped me to pull out the positive attributes associated with ADHD & diminish the not so good ones. Dr. Murphy provided me with the road map that we tweaked & customized to me which has greatly enabled me to better manage my life." JOHN, Mortgage Representative and Manager, Father and Husband"

FAQs

What are the benefits of enlisting an Adult ADHD Coach? ADHD coaching can provide a valuable resource for adults seeking to gain control of their lives and align with deeper aspirations. With personalized guidance, an ADHD coach is equipped to help manage emotions, prioritize tasks, improve communication skills and increase confidence – all critical components necessary in achieving long-term goals!
How does Adult ADHD Coaching work?

Adult ADHD Coaching is a dynamic process supporting all aspects of a client's life. Most of EEC’s adults clients are busy professionals living a dynamic life. They are often married with children doing their best to juggle all their roles and responsibilities, while also maintaining a career and managing their ADHD. Before starting, each potential client schedules a screening call to discuss concerns and determine if coaching is right for them. After deciding to move forward, the adult is set up with the best EEC Coach to fit their desired goals. Clients schedule weekly coaching sessions to develop a personalized roadmap aligning goals, intentions, strengths, priorities and expectations with a daily/weekly action plan. This process can be based on the client's fluid life roles and responsibilities. For example, if a client is married and struggling to manage their ADHD, then this process may involve input from a spouse and also require medical and therapeutic interventions. Additionally, if the client is also struggling with parenting or at work, it would be helpful to engage in parenting coaching and develop individualized skills to improve working memory or prioritizing skills in the workplace.

What do I need to do to get started?

Getting started with Adult ADHD coaching begins with the decision that life is too overwhelming and chaotic to manage on your own and that your current tools, skills and strategies are ineffective. For many adults with ADHD, feedback from a loving spouse can set this process in motion. Getting started is as simple as scheduling a screening call with Dr. Murphy to discuss your needs and determine if Adult ADHD Coaching is right for you. Since getting started with something new can be challenging for many adults with ADHD, EEC is here to help you through the process. There are no long-term commitments, but there is a significant chance that this process will change your life by helping you create the life habits you desire - as a parent, spouse and professional.

At EEC, we have the expertise and commitment to help adults with ADHD find the right tools to balance and enjoy their lives.  We would love to help you - contact us today!

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