A new ADHD Coaching client told me the reason she started ADHD Coaching was to improve her self-esteem. I was bit surprised by her response because that was the first time in my several years working as an ADHD Coach that I got that response. At first I thought maybe my new client didn’t really understand ADHD Coaching. I soon learned she had researched ADHD Coaching and understands that learning and practicing better ways of Living with ADHD does improve self-esteem.
As both an ADHD Coach and an adult with ADHD who has been an ADHD Coaching client, I know first hand that a benefit of ADHD Coaching can be improved self-esteem. However a person with ADHD must first be ready to make a commitment to ADHD Coaching. If a person with ADHD isn’t quite ready for ADHD Coaching then it’s possible ADHD Coaching could negatively affect self-esteem.
My advice to people with ADHD who are thinking about starting ADHD Coaching is to think carefully before starting ADHD Coaching. Think about whether or not now is the right time to make an important commitment to change. ADHD Coaching can be very rewarding and powerful but a person with ADHD must first be ready!