How does the Edge ADHD coach match-making process work?
Start by completing the Sign Up form. Don’t worry, if the form look intimidating or asks you questions you aren’t ready to answer. You can always give Denise, our ADHD Coach Match maker, a call to get your questions answered.
We ask you questions because we want to find out as much as we can about your specific needs. Many people with ADHD, for example, have other issues they need addressed – like dyslexia, anxiety or depression. The more information you provide us about your specific background and needs, the better the match Denise will be able to make.
Don’t worry, all the information you provide to us is confidential and won’t be shared with anyone without your permission.
If your parents are involved, we’ll also talk to them – with your permission of course – because they probably know you better than anyone else than you.
An ADHD coach suited to your needs and situation
After Denise has gathered all of the available information about what you are looking for, she’ll make a Coach Match. She’ll send you background information about an ADHD coach picked specially for you. You’ll also be provided her contact information. Before you agree to working with an ADHD coach, you’ll have an opportunity to interview with him. You’ll have a chance to get to know the person a bit and see if he feels comfortable. If you think the match is a good fit, you’re done. If you want to interview other coaches, Denise will help you with that.
We want to make it as painless as possible
Denise knows each one of our coaches well and strives to make it easy for you by making a good match for you the first time.
Some people are overwhelmed by the idea of interviewing coaches and ask us to pick someone for them. We can do that. Other people want to interview several coaches to get a better feel for the differences between them. We can do that too.
We have dozens of talented, well-trained, and experienced coaches for you to work with. We are commited to finding an ADHD coach suited to your need and confident that you’ll find a good match at Edge.
One of the questions recently raised on Facebook was what is the difference between organizational and ADHD coaching.
Organizational and ADHD coaches do have a lot in common. The best answer to this question comes in the form of a Tweet from professional organizer, Jeri Dansky:
Coaching is coaching, but not all organizing challenges come from ADHD, and not all ADHD challenges are organizing.
Yes, organizational issues are a hallmark of ADHD, however, there are many other executive functions that an ADHD coach also can help a person address including:
- Goal Setting
- Sticking with it when it gets tough (a.k.a. persistence)
An ADHD coach helps people with ADHD build strategies to work with their strengths to counter their weaknesses. You can’t organize yourself into focusing or being less impulsive. But most people with ADHD do need help getting organized