Coaching for productivity in people with ADHD

One of the factors that has made productivity coaching popular in people with ADHD is its ability to help those who suffer from this pathology reach their full potential. 

You may want to change jobs or stop the chronic disorganization and delays that have damaged your marriage. Or maybe you need help completing the stacks of homework you receive. Or maybe you're looking to improve in various ways, in areas such as physical fitness, emotional growth, social skills, and academic planning, and you need guided motivation.
The solution may be to work as a team with an ADHD coach.
This personalized support helps individuals focus on the goals they want to achieve, the obstacles they will have to overcome, and the tools they will need to achieve them.

How can a coach help a person with ADHD?

ADHD coaches are intimately familiar with the common challenges that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) poses, such as procrastination, distraction, and poor planning, and they help clients achieve personal and professional goals with strategies designed specifically for minds with ADHD.


A coach helps people with ADHD to carry out the practical activities of daily living in an organized, punctual, and goal-oriented manner. Through a close partnership, an ADHD coach helps the client learn practical skills and initiate change in their daily life.

An ADHD coach can help you to:

1) Stay focused to achieve the identified goals.

2) Translate abstract goals into concrete actions.

3) Establish motivation and learn to use rewards effectively.

A key aspect of this methodology consists of replacing negative and counterproductive habits with positive routines that facilitate activation and proper time management.

Motivation and support are tools of the Which the professional will use to transmit the skills and strategies necessary to incorporate productive habits into his life that allow him to enjoy a better quality of life, which is the purpose of this learning process.

Coaching can help develop the following skills in ADHD patients:

  • Improvement in organization.
  • Establishment of objectives and goals.
  • Carry out a planning process.
  • Priority setting.
  • Time optimization.
  • Strengthen self-motivation.
  • Improved study dynamics.
  • Encourage commitment and responsibility.
  • Strengthen self-knowledge.
  • Control of emotions.
  • Build healthy relationships.
  • Raise self-esteem.
  • Strengthen self-confidence.
  • Develop the ability to adapt.
  • Elimination of limiting beliefs.

In summary, coaching for young people and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder allows them to begin to understand and reconcile with their experiences and their own reality to achieve the best version of themselves, enhancing resources and providing a space for transformation.

What are the techniques that the ADHD Coach can implement in order to help clients?

The ADHD coach may establish a series of strategies that help facilitate the person with the disorder to self-control and regulate. How?

  • Structuring the environment: through organizational habits, routines and planning. Respecting schedules, rules and orders.
  • Executive functions training: generating thoughts aloud, self-instructions and the work of the imagination that contain past situations and possible anticipation of future events.
  • Outsourcing of key information: photos, drawings, counters, acoustic signals and posters.

That said, coaches work on all the daily issues that involve time management, organization, memory, and motivation.

The coach will allow to promote positive habits, impacting on academic and work productivity, interpersonal relationships and globally on quality of life. 

Recognizing the symptoms and making a professional consultation that allows you to obtain an accurate diagnosis will give the ADHD patient the possibility of accessing the appropriate treatment.

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