What Coaching Can Do for You

Thanks to Hal Meyer the legendary New York City Coach for this informative write up of what a coach can to to improve your life. All the research shows that multi-modal treatment is the most effective way to manage your ADHD. This sums up where a coach can be an important part of your management team.


Posted by: “Harold Robert Meyer” addrc@mail.com 

Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:01 am (PST)

*For many people with AD/HD, the desire and ability is there to do great things, but they often find it difficult to channel their ideas in productive and socially correct ways, or to stay with a concept until fruition. Common challenges, such as time management, organization, goal setting and prioritization are often issues that medication or therapy do not address, whereas the focus of AD/HD coaching is on building skills and taking action. Good coaching definitely helps people to improve their business focus, interpersonal skills and ability to get things done in such a way as to lead a more productive, fulfilling and rewarding life.*

*~ Edward Hallowell, M.D.*

COACHING Is Practical, Immediately Applicable & Results-Oriented

Benefits of Coaching

  • Live a more productive, organized, stress and clutter-free life.
  • Reduce frustration and anxiety.
  • Target meaningful career and life goals; set realistic strategies to achieve them.
  • Increase your ability to prioritize, self-motivate and complete projects.
  • Improve relationships.
  • Enhance self-respect and clarity of purpose.
  • Recognize your unique potential.

* IMPORTANT: * The benefits of Coaching are usually immediate and measurable, beginning with the first session. It does, however, take time to develop and ‘own’ new habits and ways of thinking. It is important to realize that Coaching is not a substitute for appropriate medical treatment; nor is it a replacement for psychotherapy. In fact, the majority of our Coaching clients are referred by their doctors or therapists.

Work On Your Issues- NOT Your Label

Coaching benefits most people, but is particularly helpful for coping with the subtle challenges presented by many neurobiological problems, including: Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Executive
Functioning Disorders, Chronic Disorganization, Learning Disabilities, Difficulties with Motivation, Arousal or Sustained Effort, Chronic Underachievement, etc.

Experienced Coaches have a first-hand and comprehensive knowledge of these hidden disabilities. So, whether you have an official diagnosis, or just experience some of the myriad difficulties associated with AD/HD and related disorders, the coaches goal is to give you the tools and know-how to succeed:

  • Compensatory Strategies
  • Education & Advocacy
  • Structure & Accountability
  • Motivation & Support
  • Awareness & Acceptance
  • Action Plans

Coaching Addresses Your Issues

These may be specific: a project that isn’t getting done, a career change that’s stalled, a disorganized office that’s overwhelming and unproductive, etc. Or your primary issues may be more general and pervasive, such as
difficulty with time management, organization, communications, paperwork, and so on.


  • Productivity & Efficiency
  • Time & Project Management
  • Couples & Relationships
  • Juggling Priorities & Goals
  • Organization for Home or Office
  • Professional Development
  • Controlling Paperwork & Clutter
  • Systems for Filing, Mail, Bills
  • Study and Organizational Skills
  • Quality of Life Issues
  • Understanding Medication & Alternative Treatments
  • Career-Related Counseling
  • Strategies for Entrepreneurs & Business Start-Ups
  • Communication & Social Skills
  • Parenting Children with AD/HD
  • Understanding ADD-AD/HD

Coaching Changes Your Patterns

Your Coach can help you to develop specific and realistic ways to implement change in your life. Our focus is on success, as you begin to:

  • Utilize new strategies – One definition of insanity is “doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.”
  • Better understand the impact of AD/HD – What it is, and isn’t; what can be changed, what should be accommodated – and how.
  • Reframe the problems – Consider issues from new perspectives, and so remove the unproductive albatross of guilt and regret.
  • Benefit from the unique support and accountability of the Coaching relationship.

My Coach helped me find the courage to let go of the thinking that was limiting my options, and of the clutter that was limiting my life. – M.G., NYC

About The A.D.D. Resource Center

The solutions-focused Resource Center was designed to meet the growing need for individualized education, advocacy and specific skills training for individuals with ADD/ADHD and their families, schools and employers.  Hal is both the Executive Director of the Resource Center and a ADHD/personal/business coach, working with adults to maximize their potential.

Why Select The A.D.D. Resource Center Coaches?

We have been at the forefront of the movement to educate the public and professionals about ADD/ADHD. We recognized this wasn’t just a childhood issue, when the very existence of adult ADD was still in debate. We were pioneers in the early ADDult coaching movement, specializing in the unique challenges of adults with this disorder. We’ve continued to help inform and demystify, support and advocate. We have utilized the most effective coaching strategies and developed new techniques. The A.D.D. Resource Center has a proven track record of helping our clients succeed.

Our Mission

  • To provide adults, adolescents, children and families with
  • results-oriented, practical help and guidance.
  • To promote personal awareness and understanding of the myriad
  • challenges of AD/HD and related disorders.
  • To develop and teach systems, strategies, tools and techniques for
  • mastering these challenges, and achieving one’s unique potential.

Our Programs Include

  • Adult, Adolescent & Family Coaching
  • Parenting Classes & Support Groups
  • Time, Project & Paper Management
  • On-Site Organization
  • Career Development & Managerial Skills
  • Socialization Skills Training
  • Study & Organizational Skills
  • Case Management
  • Programs for Corporations & Educators
  • & More!

Coaching Is Tailored to Meet Your Needs

Our ADDRC Coaching sessions are typically 50 minutes, in-person or via phone, on a weekly basis. We encourage brief phone and email check-ins between sessions. Homework is utilized to help clarify recommended strategies, implement new directions and maximize time spent in-session. Coaching can be a one-meeting consult, but usually continues for several months. Many clients return as new issues arise in their lives

Harold “Hal” Meyer, M.B.A., SCACfounded The A.D.D. Resource Center in 1993.  The Resource Center was a natural outgrowth of the work he had begun in 1989, as co-founder  of CHADD of New York City (Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), the national volunteer-based organiz

ADD Resource Center
215 West 75th Street
New York, NY 10023


*To speak with an ADDRC coach, *call  or use this contact form here. It goes straight to Hal Meyers’ desk!



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