Client Scenario: “I need to take better care of myself.”

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Clients come to coaching for any number of reasons, but this time of year, I see a renewed interest in self-care. For that reason, I’m going to give a high-level synopsis of a recent coaching appointment where the client wanted to facilitate better self-care behavior. Stated Goal: “I need …

On a scale of 1-10, how present do people think you are?

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I talk to my mom nearly every evening. Since we talk so frequently, there’s not much new stuff going on in either our lives that requires a ton of concentration to communicate around. So I find myself doing other things during our conversations. Not long ago, she mentioned …

Family. Peace. Self-worth.

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Have you ever sat in the decision-making space and wondered how to know the right decision to make?  Knowing your Needs and Values may very well help you with those tough decisions. Let me tell you a personal story: Years ago, while the majority of my work was in the …

You are part of the problem

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Have you ever sat in stand-still traffic grousing about everyone in front of you as the source of the traffic problem? If so, what do you think the person behind you is doing?  That puts some perspective on it, doesn’t it? I heard a quote the other day: …

Using your learning style to choose your planner

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Yikes!  Where did 2019 go?  If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to get your 2020 planner in play. If you have a favorite planner, cool.  If you struggle with deciding on the right planner for you, here are some thoughts. Decision #1:  Learning style Choosing the …

What’s the connection between ADHD & Exercise?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Organization, Uncategorized

Most of us are aware that exercise is critical to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but is more important for some than others? “When you exercise, your brain releases chemicals called neurotransmitters, including dopamine, which help with attention and clear thinking. People with ADHD often have less dopamine than usual …

Do I belong in the room?

Cindy Jobs Health and Well-Being, Organization, Uncategorized

I recently attended the Seattle Counselors Association (SCA) meeting.  This was the first time I’d attended and, frankly, I was a little nervous about putting myself out there.  I’d heard from a colleague that SCA was an amazing group of people, all with a bunch of letters after …

Appreciation

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I recently had the opportunity to speak about ADHD in the workplace during the monthly Lunch and Learn event at Talking Rain.  When I arrived, the following quote was on-screen to welcome employees: “Appreciation is a wonderful thing:  It makes what is excellent in others belong to you …

Fibbing: How does ADHD factor in?

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“In times of stress, the person doesn’t attack, run away, or play dead in front of teachers or bosses or spouses — he or she fibs to protect self-esteem.” As an ADHD coach, my clients often come to our coaching sessions wanting to explore the impulse to, and …

ADHD & Communication

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Communication is tough. It’s even more of a challenge if we struggle with the traits of ADHD (Dr. Thomas Brown): Activation Focus Effort Emotion Memory Action Think about it: Activation:  Sometimes, it’s even hard to start a conversation, especially if we feel it’s not going to go well.  …