What is an Edge Coach?
The Edge ADHD Coach is a professional coach who has met the rigorous standards set by the Edge Foundation and has completed training for working with students and young adults with ADHD. Edge coaches:
- Are passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of students and young adults with ADHD;
- Have a desire to spread the word about ADHD and the benefits of ADHD coaching;
- Value giving back to the community;
- Are committed to the advancement of ADHD coaching research;
- Are supportive partners in the ADHD coaching process;
- Are committed to ongoing personal and professional growth; and
- Embrace the ideals and core competencies of both life coaching and ADHD coaching.
What does and Edge Coach do?
- Meet with the client to identify needs, set goals, and offer suggestions and guidance.
- Set structure, provide support, and help implement strategies for skill building.
- Team up with other professionals (physicians, psychiatrists, counselors, and teachers) to ensure that services are coordinated at home and at school.
- Teach and foster appropriate social skills, self-discipline, self-reliance, and self-advocacy.
- Schedule regular phone or e-mail “check-ins” to monitor progress and goals.
- Build self-esteem and confidence.
Edge-trained coaches enjoy the following career advantages:
- A wider referral network (including a connection to high schools and colleges across the country)
- An expanded coaching skill set featuring the development of a specialty niche
- The ability to contribute to the lives of young adults with ADHD
- National exposure in the coaching community
Perhaps most important of all to Edge coaches is the experience of being on the cutting edge as part of the first organization focused on coaching students with ADHD. Edge coaches recognize the many opportunities that accompany this unique experience.