Students & Parents: What’s Next on Your Task List?

Last week I wrote about the benefit of engaging an ADHD coach BEFORE school started.  How did that work out for you?  In a holding pattern? Not sure what to do first? That’s OK.  There are well-trained JST Grads ready to take on more coaching clients this fall!

Did you know that when choosing a coach, it is important for the student to interview the coach directly in a one-on one conversation? Parents need to know the basics about coaching but the most important part of the coaching relationship is the connection between the student (the client) and the coach.  Take time to interview at least two coaches and to listen to your teen/young adult’s opinion following the screening interview. When the student is actively engaged in the selection process and has an opportunity to get a feel for the coach in advance, the coaching process progresses more smoothly with a greater level of progress.

To find well-trained coaches, ready to work with teens and college students, go to our Directory  and to the Edge Foundation at www.edgefoundation.org.  All Edge coaches are required to complete the JST Coaching Training Program and complete at least 60 hours of life coach training.  A great combination of skills to support your student!

Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC
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Author: Empowering Youth with ADHD