Coaching Toward Organized Transitions

In the August JST Coaching newsletter, I wrote about the multitude of transitions we make in our lives and wondered what it might take to make an organized transition.

  • What do some people know that others don’t?
  • How does a family keep it all together when the chaos of a cross country move is imminent?
  • What does a student really need to pack for college and when he gets everything unpacked in his dorm room, what’s next?
  • After a medical leave of absence (illness, pregnancy, care of a loved one), how does one successfully tackle a new project at work?

Here is a graphic representation of three core areas I selected as the key to coaching individuals and families, with or without ADHD/EF/LD, toward organized life transitions.

  • What are the steps a coaching client needs to take in each of the core areas?
  • As a coach, how will you guide your clients toward identifying the steps and taking action?
  • How will it feel for you or your client to envision the “light at the end of the tunnel”?

In many ways, this process parallels the Personal Coaching Agreement (PCA), detailed in my book, Empowering Youth With ADHD (2010).  We use Goals, Action Steps & Rewards to move our young clients forward, step by step, toward success.

Throughout the month of August, I will be focusing on each of the three core areas, sharing coaching tips for organized life transitions.  Please share your ideas and feedback, too!

Jodi Sleeper-Triplett
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Author: Empowering Youth with ADHD