‘Coaching’ as a therapeutic tool

Hannelie received training in DC USA from the founder of the ADHD specific Coaching model, Jodi Sleeper Triplet.   She uses this as one of the tools to assist individuals who struggle with challenges that are related to ADHD. She is also a member of the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISCP)

What is ADHD coaching/support?

ADHD coaching/support is a designed partnership that combines  skills and knowledge of the neurobiological condition known as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Hannelie assists the client to develop, internalise and integrate his/her own tools, education and self-knowledge to direct and manage life and work challenges. The goal is to collaboratively explore strengths, talents, tools and new learning to increase self-awareness and personal empowerment. Therapist and client design strategies and actions and monitor progress by creating accountability in line with goals and aspirations.

ADHD support for learners and university/tertiary students and young adults

Areas of concern:

Executive functioning issues

  • Time management
  • Prioritisation
  • Procrastination
  • Realistic view of a task or situation
  • Learning styles and learning disabilities
  • Life balance
  • Co-existing conditions
  • Self-care and self-monitoring of behaviours
  • Accountability and honesty
  • Relationship issues
  • Financial issues


Strategies for success

  • Increasing the understanding of ADHD
  • Executive functioning tools – calendars, timers, study buddies
  • Learning styles, inventory and education
  • Increasing focus/decreasing distractibility
  • Advocating for accommodations
  • Daily routines – personal and academic
  • Connecting with others
  • Setting reasonable and attainable goals
  • Journaling or time tracking
  • Accountability with understanding
  • Coaching contracts
  • Support and positive feedback
  • Open communication with care providers/team