by Tracy Prunty
When you discover the possibilities of working with a parent coach, the next step is finding the right coach for your family.
Start by making a list of what you want to accomplish through coaching. Then research coaches. Find out what education, training, and experience the prospective coach offers. A helpful hint: look at their coach training as well as their education on ADHD.
Talk to the coach to get a feel for the way they interact. How comfortable are you with that coach? Do they come across as respectful, supportive, confident, and knowledgeable? Is their style right for you? For example, are they friendly, approachable, insightful, and ready to partner for your success? How does the coach approach the engagement? What process or processes do they use? How will you measure the value of the coaching together?
It is incredibly important that you are comfortable inviting the coach to “see” into your family life. Parent coaching offers incredible value. There is a coach for every parent who wants to enhance the lives of their family members. There is a coach for parents of children with special circumstances. There is a coach for parents who want help exploring options for their individual family. Yes, there is a coach for you.