Frequently Asked Questions
Coaching is a process of partnering, where the coach supports the client in clarifying their vision of a better future and self, setting a direction, establishing goals, and taking concrete steps to move forward, while increasing self-awareness, exercising choices and building positive and sustainable behavioural changes.
As a coach, I see myself as a supporter, partner, sounding board and encouraging voice that will accompany clients as they progress in their chosen direction to achieve their desired changes. I partner with my clients to help them have a clear vision of what they want and how to get there, while understanding their challenges, devising effective and sustainable strategies and skills to use on their journey of self-improvement.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder usually diagnosed in childhood, though it may persist into adulthood. People who have ADHD have higher levels of inattention, impulsivity and/or hyperactivity than their peers. Their executive functions are often impaired. Please refer to these links for more detailed information:
ADHD coaches work in collaboration with their clients to complement medication and other treatments to address specific needs and challenges, and support clients to achieve their personal goals. Coaches work in attending to academic, emotional, professional and life difficulties clients are facing, and help them to find ways to manage or overcome their challenges.
Health and Wellness Coaching (also known as Health and Well-Being Coaching) is a process that takes into account you as a whole person: mind, body and spirit. I use a process developed by Duke University's Integrative Medicine, designed to support you in making positive and sustainable behaviour changes that accelerate and maintain your progress toward optimal health and well-being, and your ideal life.
As a Health and Wellness coach, I use a client-centred approach wherein you will decide on the direction and goals, engage in self-discovery and active learning processes, and self-monitor behaviours to increase accountability. I will support you in discovering and activating internal strengths, and using external resources to make sustainable and healthy lifestyle behaviour changes.
You choose your priorities based on self-assessments in various areas of your life, including:
- physical environment
- personal/professional development
- mind-body connection, and
- mindful awareness
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Are you aware that something needs to change in your life, generally or in a particular aspect of it?
- Are you ready to clarify and create a vision of a better self and life?
- Are you willing to set goals and work toward achieving them?
- Are you open to trying new strategies, testing new waters, and venturing outside your comfort zone to move toward achieving your goals and vision?
- Are you ready and willing to take responsibility for your future?
- Are you open to considering powerful and sometimes challenging questions?
If you answered YES to most of these questions, you are a good candidate for coaching. If so, or if in doubt, let's chat and find out if my coaching is suitable for you.
It depends on the client and their goals and challenges. For most, a 10 to 12 sessions are strongly recommended as a minimum to achieve observable results. Some clients prefer ongoing sessions or occasional check-ins for accountability and/or to review goals or strategy.
My coaching sessions take place using Zoom or similar video conferencing software. Although I am based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, I'm able to coach anyone with an internet connection and a willingness to improve!