Capturing Awesome - My Tip on See in ADHD

Jennie Friedman of the See in ADHD podcast invited me on her show today to share an Awareness Month tip. 

I talk with Jennie about my various capture lists, task day care, and the importance of fiber in a podcast's RSS feed. 

TADD 2017 - Setting Boundaries

TADD 2017 - Setting Boundaries

I was once again given the honor of recording a TADD Talk for ADDA. This year the idea of "when is enough, enough?" kept entering my mind so that's what I decided to explore. 

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What is Executive Function?

What is Executive Function?

When one refers to Executive Function(s) they are referring to a set of skills that someone may find difficult, or even impossible, to learn. 

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What is a "BMW" Session?

What is a "BMW" Session?

Sometimes during a coaching session, a client needs some space to decompress and/or get some stuff "off their chest". When this happens they offered a chance to BMW. 

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Sometimes you just need a one-time session to work through a specific issue. I'm happy to offer "Instant Coaching" sessions to meet this need. 

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YouTube Series for ADHD Awareness Month 2017

YouTube Series for ADHD Awareness Month 2017

In honor of ADHD Awareness Month 2017 I have been recording one video per day to celebrate. Each video is 2-3 minutes long and covers how one can be aware of their own or a loved one's ADHD, struggles and solutions. 

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EFing For the Holidays 2017 Dates

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Coaching Group Terms and Conditions

Coaching Agreement

This coaching agreement is between you (the Client) and the Coach(es) leading your purchased program. See the list of programs and coaches at the bottom of this page.

Sessions

The start date, sessions included, session length and fee are listed during the purchase of your group coaching program. 

Coaching

Coaching is not psychotherapy, nor should it be used as a substitute for counseling, legal, financial, or medical services.

Confidentiality

All information disclosed in group sessions is confidential and may not be revealed to anyone without written permission.  The client understands and gives permission for the coach to consult with a mentor coach at the coach’s discretion.  Although the sessions may be recorded and provided to group participants, they are not to be shared outside of the group. 

Additionally the coach(es) running the program may record your name, e-mail address and/or phone number, dates and times of sessions, and session duration on a coaching log.  This log is utilized by the coaches as they continue their education and renew certifications. 

Contact between Sessions

There will be no charge for one phone call between sessions under 10 minutes and/or one e-mail. If more time is needed, this may be scheduled by mutual agreement and a prorated fee will be charged.

Limited Liability

Services

Services are provided by EFL Coaching, LLC which is granted the use of ThisADHDLife.com for the purposes of client management and advertising. ThisADHDLife.com is not a part of this coaching agreement. 

No guarantees

The Coach(es) make(s) no guarantees or warranties, express or implied. In no event will the Coach(es) be liable to the Client for consequential or special damages. Notwithstanding any damages that the Client may incur, the Coach’s entire liability under this agreement, and the Client’s exclusive remedy, will be limited to the amount paid by the Client to the Coach(es) under this agreement for all services rendered up until the termination date.

This is the entire agreement of the parties, and reflects a complete understanding of the parties with respect to the subject matter. This agreement supersedes all prior written and oral representations.

If a dispute arises out of this agreement that cannot be resolved by mutual consent, the Client and Coach agree to attempt to mediate in good faith for up to 60 days after notice given. If the dispute is not resolved, the parties agree to be bound by the decision of a mutually agreed upon arbitrator whose fees will be split equally between the parties.

Refunds

All group coaching program purchases are final.  If you find you cannot attend the program, you may transfer your registration to another person prior to the first group meeting. Transfers after the first meeting are not permitted. No refunds will be given. 

Coaching Programs

EFing for the Holidays 2017 - Coaches Keith Griffin, ACC and Renee Crook, AAC

VIDEO: Another take on ADHD awareness

VIDEO: Another take on ADHD awareness

I've been posting video to my new YouTube channel this week in celebration of ADHD Awareness Month. Once you're done watching, please consider subscribing to the channel

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Squarespace: How I keep Myself From Website Design Distraction

Squarespace: How I keep Myself From Website Design Distraction

When it came time to select my webhost I kept the idea of features vs. hours spent exploring features in my head.

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Pocket Save-for-Later Service

Pocket Save-for-Later Service

Pocket is a save-for-later service integrated into more than 1500 apps, including the RSS reader I use, Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Flipboard, Twitter, and Zite. I use it on my Kindle Tablet when at home, and on my phone while on the go. Many times when I find myself in an "unbearable" line, I'll pull up my Pocket feed and blast through a few articles to keep my sanity in check. 

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Harnessing the Power of Momentum

Harnessing the Power of Momentum

There is no certain amount or perfect type of momentum needed to get the ball of productivity rolling.

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Texture: Read magazines without the clutter - Plus some of my favorite magazines

Texture: Read magazines without the clutter - Plus some of my favorite magazines

Every so often a service I currently use posts an offer that I'd enjoy sharing. Texture, a service that offers access to 200+ magazines is celebrating their second "birthday" with a free trial promo. 

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Coaching Agreement Sample

You will find a Sample Agreement at the bottom of this page. The following Coach and Client Responsibilities, Privacy, and Termination sections are considered a part of the Coaching Agreement

Partnership

Coaching is a partnership (defined as an alliance, not a legal business partnership) between a Coach and the Client in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires the client to maximize personal and professional potential.

Client Responsibilities

  1. I understand and agree that I am fully responsible for my physical, mental, and emotional well-being during my coaching calls, including my choices and decisions. I accept full responsibility for meeting my goals and other agreed-upon outcomes. I am aware that I can choose to discontinue coaching at any time.
  2. I understand that Coaching is a professional-client relationship that I have with you, my coach, that is designed to facilitate the creation/development of personal, professional, or business goals and to develop and carry out a strategy/plan for achieving those goals.
  3. I promise that I will make the time needed to fully engage in this coaching process. I agree to be as present as possible during each coaching session. I understand that I am in the position of accepting responsibility for those assignments I agree to take on. I agree that I will complete those assignments in between coaching sessions. I will prepare for each coaching session by doing any of the agreed-upon preparation work.
  4. I understand that Coaching is a comprehensive process that may involve all areas of my life, including work, finances, health, relationships, education, and recreation. I acknowledge that deciding how to handle these issues, incorporate coaching into those areas, and implement my choices is exclusively my responsibility. I understand that coaching is not to be used as a substitute for professional advice by legal, financial or other qualified professionals and will seek independent professional guidance for such matters.
  5. I understand that Coaching does not involve the diagnosis or medical treatment of mental disorders as defined by the American Psychiatric Association. I understand that Coaching is not a substitute for counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, mental health care, or substance abuse treatment, and I will not use it in place of any form of diagnosis, treatment, or therapy.
  6. I promise that if I am currently in therapy or otherwise under the care of a mental health professional, that I have consulted with the mental health care provider regarding the advisability of working with a coach and that this person is aware of my decision to proceed with the coaching relationship.
  7. I understand that information will be held as confidential unless I state otherwise, in writing, except as required by law. I understand that certain topics may be anonymously and hypothetically shared with other coaching professionals for training or consultation purposes.

Coach Responsibilities

  1. I agree to serve as your coach and to help you achieve mutually agreed upon goals . These goals may include, but are not limited to:
    •  Personal and/or professional clarity
    •  Increased production and/or superior job performance
    •  Increased physical health
    •  Creating ideal personal and/or professional relationships
    • Developing increased self-sufficiency and self-respect
    • Developing greater self awareness
    • Increased understanding of ADHD symptoms and systems
  2. As your coach, I cannot guarantee results. I can tell you that you will create different results just by having the courage to experiment with your life.
  3. During the time we spend together in our coaching, I will devote my time, thought, and energy to you exclusively. In between our sessions, I may not be readily available as I will be attending others, including myself. I will return your call or email as soon as I possibly can Monday through Thursday.
  4. I will maintain confidentiality regarding information you choose to share with me.
  5. I am not trained to provide psychotherapy. If any issues come up for you that should be handled by a licensed therapist or physician, we can stop coaching while you attend to your health. Or, if coaching and therapy can co-exist for you (you can still move forward toward your goals), we can continue.

Privacy

Confidentiality

This coaching relationship, as well as all information (documented or verbal) that the Client shares with the Coach as part of this relationship, is bound to confidentiality by the ICF Code of Ethics but is not considered a legally confidential relationship (like in Medicine or Law). The Coach agrees not to disclose any information pertaining to the Client without the Client’s written consent. The Coach will not disclose the Client’s name as a reference without the Client’s consent. Confidential information does not include information that: (a) was in the Coach’s possession prior to its being furnished by the Client; (b) is generally known to the public or in the Client’s industry; (c) is obtained by the Coach from a third party, without breach of any obligation to the Client; (d) is independently developed by the Coach without use of or reference to the Client’s confidential information; or (e) that the Coach is required by law to disclose.

Exceptions to Confidentiality Agreement

I recognize that in certain rare and unusual situations, my coach may be required by law or ethical considerations to reveal con dential information. Examples of these unusual situations include but are not limited to: when required by a court of law, such as the coach being called to testify by one of the parties or a third party; when the coach learns of information that poses a danger or threat of harm or injury to a person; when required by ethical duty or law to report, such as if coach learns of abuse or a workplace harassment situation.

Release of Information

The Coach engages in training and continuing education pursuing and/or maintaining ICF (International Coach Federation) and PAAC (Professional Association of ADHD Coaches) Credentials. That process requires the names and contact information of all Clients for possible verification by the ICF, PAAC or the coaching school. By signing this agreement, you agree to have only your name, contact information, number of coaching hours and start and end dates of coaching shared with ICF and PAAC staff members and/or other parties involved in this process for the sole purpose of verifying the coaching relationship, no personal notes will be shared.

According to the ethics of our profession, topics may be anonymously and hypothetically shared with other coaching professionals for training, supervision, mentoring, evaluation, further coach professional development and/or consultation purposes.

Termination of Agreement

Either the Client or the Coach may terminate this agreement at any time. All payments are considered final and no refunds will be given unless agreement is terminated by the Coach.

 

Sample Agreement

 

Revised: October 25, 2017

Volunteer Work

Volunteer Work

Helping and giving back to the ADHD community that has both helped me and supported my business is of tremendous importance to me. I am happy to serve in many capacities at The Attention Deficit Disorder Association. 

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