A monthly ADHD coaching forum
May hosted by Michele Toner, PCC on Zoom Meeting
ADHD coaching has grown as a specialised niche within the ICF model. ADHD Coaches adhere to the ICF core competencies and add an additional layer of skills that encompass the differences associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
This first presentation in a planned series introduces the concept of coaching through an ADHD lens.
Michele will provide brief information about ADHD and how it may ‘derail’ a neurotypical coaching session. She will then describe some of the skills required to create a safe coaching space where clients set and work towards meaningful, realistic goals.
Michele Toner, PCC
Michele has been empowering people with ADHD since 1995, starting her coaching practice in 2009. She was Australia’s first credentialled ADHD coach. She is a faculty member of the ADD Coach Academy in New York. Michele works passionately to promote ADHD Awareness and combat stigma. She held inaugural board positions for ADHD Australia, and The Australian Association of ADHD Professionals (AADPA). She is Chair of the Board at ADHD WA and member of their Professional Advisory Body. In 2017 she co-authored “The ADHD Go-to-Guide” with Professor Desiree Silva. Michele was awarded an OAM in 2021 for her work in ADHD.
Key Learning Takeaways
- ADHD is common and underdiagnosed
- People with ADHD have Executive Function challenges
- Fuzzy goals are often effective for people with ADHD
- Coaches need skills to keep ADHD brains on task