Guest post by Elizabeth Ahmann, ScD, RN, ACC
I came into coaching young people with ADHD with a background as a pediatric nurse, public health professional, and mother of three children each having ADHD, LDs (learning disabilities), and/or EF (executive functioning) challenges.
Training with JST Coaching provided enormous support and direction for me as a new coach: rich and varied resources, experiential learning, suggested structures, sample forms, and – most importantly – a valuable, time-tested framework for coaching with young people. (A framework which has since been demonstrated through research to have clear, documented benefits for students with ADHD.)
Five years later, with a thriving ADHD coaching practice, JST Coaching continues to benefit me as I serve my clients. A LinkedIn forum for JST Grads provides a place to discuss questions or concerns with other coaches serving this population. Monthly “Java with Jodi” calls offer an opportunity for further exchange and to hear Jodi’s wisdom on various coaching issues. Finally, the increasing number of coaches serving young people, and trained by JST Coaching, provides a rich professional network of which I am proud to be a part.