Downloadable ADD-ADHD/EFD Coachablity Index™
Sunday, May 24, 2015 14 Comments
ABOUT ADD/EFD Coachability
by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
In early 1994, to better suit the needs and reflect the brain-based realities of individuals with Attention Deficit Disorders, Madelyn Griffith-Haynie requested and received permission from Thomas J. Leonard to adapt the Coachability Index© that he developed for Coach-U.
The language of The ADDCoach Coachability Index™ reflects the impact of the challenges of Executive Functioning Disorders on learning and accomplishment: brain-based struggles with short-term memory deficits, focus & decision-making, planning & follow-through, sequencing & prioritizing; activation & motivation, mood lability, time-sense & transition-facility chief among them.
© Don’t forget: Adaptions and/or duplication must credit both parties
How Coachable are YOU?
This is a particular type of brain-based coaching that works best for anyone dealing with Executive Functioning challenges and attentional difficulties: TBI, ABI, EFD, OCD, ,ODD, SPD, ASD, PDA, PDD, MDD, MS, APD, and MORE.
While the magic of ADD/EFD Coaching is a product of the coaching relationship and it’s ability to compensate for unreliable executive functioning, it only works if and when clients are ready, willing and able.
Are you READY and WILLING:
- to take the actions that will be necessary?
- to make the changes that will be necessary?
- to step, with power and ownership, into the life you were destined to live?
Heck yeah! Seriously, who says no to that?
Certainly not those of us who are struggling!
We’re always ready (for that last one, anyway)
It’s that “able” part that’s the kicker!
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That “able” Part
In order for the magic of coaching to work for YOU, first you need to be at the place in life where you are “coachable,” which means that:
- most family of origin issues and conflicts have been resolved;
- you embrace the concept that it is possible to experience success without struggle;
- you are ready and willing to make changes in your life and your life-script that allow YOU to experience success without struggle;
- you understand that saying yes to one thing MEANS saying no to something else
- you currently have enough room in your schedule to give priority focus to your coaching appointments, preparation time and coaching assignments,
- or are willing to put something else on the back burner to make room.
ARE YOU READY FOR ADD/EFD COACHING?
In addition to the above indicators, applicable to any client/coach situation, there are Attentional and Executive Functioning challenges to be addressed that require ADD/EFD-specific indicators of readiness. For these particular readiness indicators, “that able part” is something that will become an important item to work on in your coaching sessions.
HOWEVER, you must be ready and willing to do that work.
What that means is that, essentially, and regardless of the level of success you are experiencing now or the level you aspire to attain, you are ready and willing to begin to systematize your ADD/EFD Challenges — to get brain-based Challenges out of your way so that life can become an activity much more satisfying than chronic recovery from ADD/EFD oopses
Are you ready and willing to learn how to maximize your ability to function?
- To stop attempting to follow the same-ole’ tips and tricks that seldom seem to work very well for YOU?
- To embrace the concept of brain-based disorders and challenges?
- To learn more about yourself and the way your brain works?
- To CHOOSE how to manage your ADD/EFD glitches, researching what’s available from a cost/benefit standpoint?
- To investigate options you may already have rejected emotionally, so that authentic choice is possible?
- To “take the coaching” — to give unfamiliar actions a fair shot as we Sherlock what will work for you and what won’t, even though they will probably feel strange at first?
The ten questions of The ADD Coachability Index helps us both determine how coachable you are right now. When you are ready to find out, click the link below.
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ADDCoach Coachablity Index
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- LinkList: The Coaching Series
- Priorities-101:Yes means No
- Peer Coaching Basic Training
- Mentor Coaching
- Brain-based Coaching Paradigms
- Sherlocking ADD Challenges
- What to Talk About in Your Coaching Call
- ADD-flavored Coaching
- 10-Step ADD Coaching
- Distinguishing Can’t from Won’t
- Until they believe they can, they can’t
- About ADD & Stress
- Distinctions: Coaching vs.Therapy
Some Thoughts from ’round the ‘net
- Thoughts on uncoachability (gburnett.blogspot.com)
- Marshall Goldsmith: Coaching the “Uncoachables”: Forget About It! (huffingtonpost.com)
- Is Everyone Coachable? (myventurepad.com)
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