What is the difference between an organizational coach and an ADHD coach?

One of the questions recently raised on Facebook was what is the difference between organizational and ADHD coaching.

Organizational and ADHD coaches do have a lot in common.  The best answer to this question comes in the form of a Tweet from professional organizer, Jeri Dansky:

Coaching is coaching, but not all organizing challenges come from ADHD, and not all ADHD challenges are organizing.

Yes, organizational issues are a hallmark of ADHD, however, there are many other executive functions that an ADHD coach also can help a person address including:

  • Scheduling
  • Goal Setting
  • Focusing
  • Prioritizing
  • Sticking with it when it gets tough (a.k.a. persistence)
  • Impulsiveness

An ADHD coach helps people with ADHD build strategies to work with their strengths to counter their weaknesses. You can’t organize yourself into focusing or being less impulsive. But most people with ADHD do need help getting organized.

Have you used an organizational coach for your ADHD?  Did it work for you? Let us know in the comments.

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