ADHD Coaching – Living Left-Handed in a Right-Handed World

Today’s guest blogger is ADD Coach, Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC


Many wonder what ADHD coaching is all about or want to know how it works.  When asked, I typically respond with the following:

Metaphorically, having ADHD is like being born left-handed in a right-handed world. Society and the self-help section in bookstores are quick to suggest a right-handed solution.  An ADHD coach helps those with ADHD realize (attend to) the fact they are born left-handed (have different brain wiring).  When they do, then solutions become more obvious: If you’re left-handed and play golf, use a left-handed set of golf clubs.  Notice, metaphorically, the person didn’t change; he was always left-handed, but his behavior changed when he attended to being left-handed.

I like to use this metaphor because most of us can imagine trying to write or play golf with the less-dominant hand. When we do, we can feel the frustration, the struggle, the anxiety of forcing solutions that are unnatural.

ADHD coaching meets those with ADHD where they are.  They look to help those with ADHD capitalize on what works… to find solutions that are more natural for those with ADHD.

If we were all the same, there wouldn’t be such a thing as left-handed clubs.  If we were all the same, then there would be only one book on how to get organized.  The fact is we are all different.  ADHD coaches help those with ADHD find ADHD solutions, not unlike a left-handed golfer.

Jeff Copper Attention Coach and the host of Attention Talk Radio… Your ADHD Information Station!