Navigating the intricacies of adulthood can be a daunting task, especially for individuals with ADHD. Our blog post, “Professional Success Through Executive Function Coaching,” delves into how these challenges often stem from a lack of executive function skills, a set of behaviors crucial for planning and achieving goals. Covering a gamut of topics such as time management, procrastination, and emotional regulation, the blog offers real-life examples and practical insights. Coach Tracy, an EEC Certified Coach specializing in executive function, lends her expertise to demonstrate how coaching can bring about transformative changes, such as the case of Joe, who managed to reorganize his life and improve his familial relationships. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by the demands of adult life and are looking for sustainable solutions, this blog is a resource you won’t want to miss.

Adults are Finding Personal and Professional Success Through Executive Function Coaching

To break this cycle and feel confident in one’s ability to navigate adulthood successfully, a person must have a solid grasp on a set of skills many are unfamiliar with; executive function skills. 

As kids we often hear messages about what we can’t do because we aren’t adults, making it seem as though adulthood brings with it a magical dose of wisdom, abilities, and skills that are bestowed naturally at a certain age.

Of course, reality shows us it isn’t that easy.

Being an adult with ADHD often means being able to manage certain things efficiently like;

  • Schedules
  • Money
  • Job Responsibilities
  • Appointments
  • General cleanliness of personal items and space

Some people naturally seem to float into adulthood, managing it all with ease, but others find the transition to be a lifelong struggle of trying to keep up, feeling inadequate, getting excited about a promising new strategy, trying it, not being able to keep up, and the cycle continues.

To break this cycle and feel confident in one’s ability to navigate adulthood successfully, a person must have a solid grasp on a set of skills many are unfamiliar with; executive function skills.

Executive function is a set of behaviors required to plan and achieve goals. The broad term encompasses many things like;

  • Time management
  • Procrastination
  • Task initiation
  • Task completion 
  • Emotional regulation 
  • Planning
  • Organization
  • Prioritization
  • etc

An adult,  who has not been taught nor has developed these skills typically find themselves frustrated, feeling overwhelmed, and wondering if life will ever get easier. Thankfully, as an executive function coach for adults, I’ve seen many of these adults who start out with little to no hope, transform into capable, confident adults who have developed executive function skills and live a fulfilling, productive life. 

Take the example of Joe. One of the areas that Joe consistently struggled with was his life at home. He stated that it always felt unorganized and often led to frustration with his spouse. After lengthy discussions and getting to the root of one of his problems, Joe implemented a weekly planning/organizing process with his spouse. They would each review their calendars and together assign tasks that needed to be taken care of around the house. The outcome? This coordination led to better organization, better emotional control, increased prioritization, and a happier family. These skills can be taught and learned, but more importantly, they can have a lasting impact on your life.  

Meet Blog Author, Coach Tracy
EEC Certified Coach
Executive Function Coach, College Coach, and Professional Coach. 
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“I came to Dr. Murphy with ADD 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 ADD & diminish the not-so-good ones. Dr. Murphy provided me the road map that we tweaked & customized to me, which has greatly enabled me to manage my life better.”– John, Mortgage Representative and Manager, Father, and Husband.

“I have seen significant improvement in my thought processes and executive functioning skills since I started working with Tracy. Tracy is incredibly thoughtful, organized, patient, and kind.  I couldn’t be happier and feel so lucky to have his support!”– Young adult with ADHD and executive function challenges impacting school and personal life.

“I can’t recommend David and Effective Effort Consulting strongly enough! David has a real skill for building rapport, setting clear and attainable goals, and coming up with a customized plan to help his clients reach them. He taught me so much about the ins and outs of executive function, and I really appreciated that his method also took into account looking at things like simple lifestyle and routine changes that have made a huge difference. I’d recommend him and his team to anyone!” – Brian, Professional Adult with ADHD