Questions to Ask Before Hiring an ADHD Coach
on 12/05/2013 - 04:37 pm
Important considerations every adult with ADD should make when interviewing prospective coaches.
Coaching is an investment of time and money. Spend them wisely. Here are some basic questions to ask a prospective coach:
- How long have you been an ADHD coach? Do you coach full-time or part-time?
- Approximately how many people have you coached—and over what period of time? How many of your clients have had ADHD?
- What kind of training do you have, and how extensive is it?
- What are your areas of expertise (working with entrepreneurs, artists, parents, couples, men, or women; setting goals for relationships, career development, organization, or life transitions)?
- What is your basic approach to coaching?
- What will you expect from me during our coaching relationship (filling out forms, doing homework, submitting to evaluations, e-mailing or phoning you between sessions)?
- How will you monitor my progress? What happens if I’m not making any?
- Will you work, or confer, with my doctor, therapist, or spouse?
- When are you available (days, evenings, weekends), and how will we meet (by telephone, in person, at the office or at home)?
- Do you offer an introductory session, so that we can get to know one another?
- How often, and for how long, will we meet? Is there an average length of time that you prefer to work with a client?
- How much will this cost? (Most coaches require a month’s commitment, paid in advance, although some charge on a per-session basis.)
- Do you accept checks or credit cards? What is your policy if I have to cancel an appointment?