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ADD Focus Coach works exclusively with college students who have attention challenges.

Our coaches help students sharpen their organization, maintain focus, and increase their productivity.

Our coaches work individually with college undergraduates to set goals, outline action steps, anticipate roadblocks, and enhance motivation.

Executive function coaching for ADHD can improve:

    • Organization
    • Time management and planning
    • Prioritization
    • Study skills
    • Procrastination
    • Assignment completion
    • Effective routines and schedules
    • Stress and frustration management

Our coaches provide support through our approach that includes:

    • Weekly virtual, one-on-one sessions that are tailored to your needs
    • Text and email check-ins for frequent encouragement
    • Performance tracking to ensure progress towards your goals
    • Communication with others as needed to coordinate efforts

We use a variety of online tools so that clients and coaches can communicate easily and conveniently, regardless of location.  Free videoconferencing platforms (like Zoom, FaceTime, or Skype) allow you to reach out easily to talk and to share information on your computer screen.  Our coaches have flexible schedules, too.

Do You Have ADHD?

ADHD can affect your life in college.

An accurate understanding of the problem is helpful for making decisions to promote your success.

Many of our clients first suspected that their level of inattention, impulsivity, or overactivity were a problem when they were younger. Some have learned about the scope of their challenges after completing symptom checklists, like the Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) Test for Adults.

College students with ADHD can struggle because they:

  • Make careless mistakes on assignments
  • Have difficulty starting their work and staying focused to complete it
  • Lose track of time and miss deadlines
  • Forget to turn their work for their classes
  • Oversleep and miss classes and appointments
  • Have a hard time prioritizing commitments and obligations
  • Feel their mind wandering and find it nearly impossible to pay attention in class
  • Have difficulty balancing their personal life with their school work
  • Use study strategies that don’t seem to work as well as they hope

College can be an exciting time because of the freedom and choices that are part of the experience. However, students with ADHD may feel like the structure and support that their parents or teachers provided when they were younger no longer fit in this new environment. Universities often offer assistance through their different offices — but this isn’t the same having a one-on-one coach who is dedicated to you. Our coaches take the initiative and reach out to you to make sure that you don’t fall through the cracks of college life.

What is ADHD Coaching?

Coaching is a partnership, with a focus on gaining skills.

Coaches provide clients with structure, encouragement, and feedback to address their specific challenges.  They hold clients accountable for following through on their goals.

Coaching involves creating a direct partnership with college students, supported by regular meetings, check-ins.  The goal is to empower students to achieve their goals and enhance their success through actionable steps.  It is different than therapy, tutoring, or monitoring to report back to parents.

Coaching begins with learning about your goals and about the areas that are the most difficult for you.

You’ll provide your coach with a roadmap about how attention and organization problems impact your life at college.  You’ll then prioritize and develop action plans each week given your work for the week ahead.  You and your coach can anticipate the roadblocks that you may encounter, and develop strategies to work around each of them.

Your ADHD coach will create a plan for accountability, will streamline your efforts, and will enhance your motivation.  Together, you will use reminder systems to monitor your progress and increase follow-through.

Your coach will check in on you during the week to provide encouragement, to ensure you remain on track, and to promote your productivity.  It is all about making college more successful and less stressful for you.

About

Dr. Steven Meyers founded ADD Focus Coach by combining knowledge he gained in over 25 years as an award-winning college professor with the skills from his work as a clinical psychologist who focuses on solutions.

He has worked with many people with ADHD in different capacities — diagnosing and offering treatment to his clients, assisting college students with managing their challenges in his classes, and sharing his expertise in appearances on television, radio, and in articles appearing in the HuffPost, Chicago Tribune, and many other media outlets.

Our ADHD coaches use his practical approach that is supported by research to produce change for our clients.  Our coaches not only help college students reach their educational objectives — they provide the encouragement and skills needed to feel more confident about their performance.

Contact

We look forward to speaking with you soon!

Do you want more information or have questions?  Would you like to move ahead with ADHD coaching?  Email us at ADDFocusCoach@gmail.com or call at 1-888-878-1345.

We are happy to provide a free consultation with our director to see if our services are a good fit for your needs.