When you enter into a coaching partnership with me you can trust I will fully honor and safeguard your individuality while working with you to achieve your goals.
Elizabeth Karlton BA/BFA/ACC and Graduate of the ICF* andPAAC** recognized ADD Coach Academy, Albany, N.Y. USA *International Coaching Federation **Professional Association of ADHD Coaches
"Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging."
― Joseph Campbell
Develop personalized systems and customize add-on tools to manage one or more executive function challenges.
We imagine, interpret, and create. We work hard to develop our talents and yet sometimes are too close to our own work to honor the intrinsic value it holds for us. We may even hesitate to seize opportunities that present themselves for expansion and further expression. Don't let set backs snag your progress in sharing what is vital for you and others to experience. A coach can help you navigate frustrating creative blocks and turn disappointment into discovery and creative recognition.
If you wish to improve daily interactions and want confidence you do so while being authentic, and understood, coaching can help. As individuals we connect based on familiarity or common goal, yet inevitably we will encounter differences. Develop improved listening, observation, and communication skills. These skills lead to understanding, appreciation, clear goal setting, and improved partnership and teamwork.
Times of transition are rich with opportunity. Whether we initiate this time of change ourselves or something outside of our control occurs and forces change upon us, it is a time we can use best to set a clear vision of our future self. It is a perfect time to partner with a coach who will help you meet new challenges, notice opportunities, seek resources, and plan and prioritize tasks that are timely and meaningful . When you hire a coach you can take the stress, overwhelm, or uncertainty out of a transition period in your life.
Paramount to our well being and lasting success is knowing how our brains work and how we as an individual think, feel, and act best for our overall well being. Through inquiry and the coaching process, we work to use this knowledge blending a practice of self compassion, self management and self confidence for all we seek to do.
The number and variables of class subjects, homework assignments, and extra curricular activities can often overwhelm the best of students. Given an opportunnity to explore and know what we do well and how we do it best, will lead to success in all areas of study. This awareness reduces common invasive thoughts of "not enough time" or
The number and variables of class subjects, homework assignments, and extra curricular activities can often overwhelm the best of students. Given an opportunnity to explore and know what we do well and how we do it best, will lead to success in all areas of study. This awareness reduces common invasive thoughts of "not enough time" or "not good enough" which can lead to anxiety and/or depression.
When it comes to educational classes and subjects that have little or no immediate interest, it doesn't mean we have come to a dead end. Partnering with a coach for creative exploration will reveal a meaning and connection to the subject for us. Once we connect the course of study to our personal value or need, we can sustain study habits and retain the information we need.
When it comes to test taking, it is not just subject knowledge that determines a successful test score. How we think and feel about taking tests often makes the difference of whether we can access the knowledge we gained during course study and accurately represent our knowledge on the test in the time alotted. Coaching for test taking using emotional regulation skills can make a difference.
Often ADHD is perceived as negative due to a general lack of understanding and/or because certain ideas and methods of how to “be and do” just hasn’t worked well for an individual or family. Adhd does not mean less intelligent or unwilling -it just means not neurotypical and sometimes fitting into the prescribed "norm" of the moment or situation is a challenge. Adhd traits also present differently from person to person. This is why I subscribe to "one size does not fit all". Using the same tools, the same methods, or applying the latest trends (without careful examination of benefit) is not a guaranteed system for success.
As I partner with my clients, we identify and note their unique qualities and preferences. We build a knowledge base of what they do well and how they do it well. Together we customize the supports and techniques which address the need at hand and demonstrate value.
* You need not have a diagnosis of ADHD to enlist my coaching service. Often people who desire productive and meaningful relationships with ADHD colleagues and family members are beneficiaries.
The information provided by CHADD’s National Resource Center on ADHD is supported by Cooperative Agreement Number NU38DD005376 funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the CDC or the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).