What is Self-Coaching?

Coaching or self-coaching offer you “a way to start over, to leave behind the cycle of pain and discouragement your ADHD symptoms have caused, so that you can take control of your time, tasks, and your talents.” There are many benefits to coaching.

The difference between coaching and self-coaching has to do with who acts as coach. In self-coaching, YOU are coach. If you are able and willing to be accountable to yourself and carry out a plan for change, the following self-coaching strategy will offer you an A-N-S-W-E-R that will work, if you work the A-N-S-W-E-R.

Step 1 – Prepare.

To be successful, in your self-coaching journey, first:

  • Understand how coaching works.

    As with professional AD/HD coaching, self coaching builds on partnership, process, and structure. These elements, described in the Coaching Model, offer a foundation and a springboard for self-initiated change.

  • Confirm your readiness

    Decide whether you are ready by answering some questions.

  • Get a “black book”

    “Black book” refers to a binder, a computer folder, a notebook, or some other way to record your goals, thoughts, and progress during the self-coaching process.

  • Identify what you want to change

    Complete the Coaching Goals and Abilities Worksheet to help you evaluate problem areas and identify short-term goals.

Step 2 – get the A-N-S-W-E-R for you.

Start implementing self-coaching with this strategy.