Friday, November 4, 2011 5 Comments
© Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, A.C.T., MCC, SCAC
Dr. Lee Smith, CTP, MCC ©1994, ’95, ’02, ’11, ’15
Obviously, the well-being of the client is the context for this discussion, and determining what kind of assistance is appropriate is an important question.
Because most coaches are not trained therapists and most therapists are not trained coaches.
• For potential clients: the question is, Which do I choose and how do I decide?
• For helping professionals: the issue becomes when, what, and to which professional to refer.
• When ADD is part of the picture, (or any of the Executive Functioning** dysregulations), the differences between an ADD Coach and any other kind of coach becomes important as well.
**(Check out the Executive Functioning LinkList –
jump to the one you are most interested in reading,
or read them ALL – opens in a new window/tab)
Beginning at the beginning
Let’s begin the process of differentiating therapy and coaching by focusing only on the items in common with all coaches, without regard to specialties.
At the end of this article are some links that will help you understand some key differences that only comprehensively-trained, brain-based ADD Coaches understand how to work with. In a future article I will address the issue ADD Coaching differences more directly.