There is still a lot of confusion out there about what an ADHD Coach really does. Over the past years I been in contact with thousands of people who come to me thinking they are looking for an ADHD Coach when in fact they are really looking for an ADHD Assistant.
If you are simply looking for somebody to remind or nag you, you are looking for an ADHD Assistant. If you are looking for a little bit of accountability, then you are probably looking for an ADHD Assistant. If you are looking for somebody else to do the work for you, then you are looking for an ADHD Assistant. If you are looking for somebody to just be there with you while you work, but not offer feedback then you are looking for an ADHD Assistant.
So, what is the difference between an ADHD Coach and ADHD Assistant?
The ADHD Coach offers Feedback and helps the client develop solutions and strategies. Usually, (Hopefully) the ADHD Coach is also an expert in ADD / ADHD. The relationship between an ADHD Coach and client is also a partnership. Success in ADHD Coaching is dependent of the ADHD Coaching Client putting in as much or more time, effort, and energy as the ADHD coach.
A lot of times people with ADD / ADHD aren't quite ready to work with an ADHD Coach. However, most people are usually ready to work with an ADHD Assistant. It all depends where people are in their ADD Journey. People can also work with both an ADHD Coach and an ADHD Assistant.