I was thinking about the millions of people who face life transitions every day. How do they do it? What makes some transitions easier than others? What are the keys to making an organized transition?
First, let's look at a few examples of transitions:
- High school to college
- Adult children returning home
- Getting married
- Moving to a new home/new city
- New job/career change
- New baby
- New pet
- Getting divorced
- Downsizing living space
What might you need to make an organized transition?
- Low Stress
- Family members/Co-workers/friends
When coaching clients through life transitions, I find that Sir Frances Bacon was right. "Knowledge IS Power!" The more my clients know about what is happening now and what might happen in the future, the easier it is to chunk down the tasks, reduce the stress, focus on the steps and make a smoother transition.
Let's take, for example, the transition from high school to college, a stressful time for both students and parents! What needs to be done to facilitate an organized transition? The questions range from the physical "stuff" to be purchased, packed and moved to the issues of health and wellness. How much "stuff" does a person really need at college? Didn't you wear your jeans at least 3 times before washing? What will that young person need to stay healthy and focused once classes begin? How will the student and the parents handle being apart (after the initial "yippee I am free")?
During the month, I will be sharing tips, strategies and resources to help with life transitions. I hope you will subscribe to our weekly blog and join the discussion!
Training and Mentoring Updates
Fall teleclasses are open for enrollment!
Coaching Teens & College Students with ADHD* teleclass are scheduled for October 2012. Early Bird Special: $300 savings if you enroll before September 12th. Register now
The Spanish Coaching Teens & College Students with ADHD training is scheduled to begin September 4th. Early Bird Special: $300 savings if you enroll before August 21st. Register now
Coaching Children with ADHD starts October 9th.
Early Bird Special: $50 savings if you enroll before September 25th. Register now
Another 3-Day Intensive Workshop
is being planned for October 26, 27 & 28
. Check our website soon for details.
You can also stay informed by following us on:
Interested in scheduling onsite training with JST Coaching? Send us an email.
* This is the official training for Edge Foundation Coaches.
Don't miss these events!
The International Coach Federation (ICF) has posted a Credentialing Update. Important news for coaches and those of you interested in learning about credentialing for coaches.
Jodi is presenting, Student ADHD Coaching, at ImpactADHD's 1st Tele-Summit on August 29 at 12pm ET.
Jodi is presenting, Empowering Youth with ADHD: Coaching Toward Success, at the 1st Annual UVU Symposium on ADD/ADHD at Utah Valley University Colleges of Humanities and Social Sciences on September 28.
Jodi is presenting, Managing the Challenges of Life Transitions for Young Adults with ADHD, at the 5th Annual Virtual AD/HD Conference on October 1-4.
24th Annual CHADD International Conference, 25 Years of Making a Difference, on November 8-10 in San Francisco, CA.
Jodi is presenting, Empowering Youth with ADHD: Coaching toward Success at the 75th Annual NYS AHPERD Conference on November 15 in Verona, New York.
Just a reminder that there is a new website www.ADHDSHAREDFOCUS.com that I helped to develop that has a ton of ADHD resources for patients, parents/spouses and ADHD Coaches. When you enter the site, just click on the "US Healthcare Professionals" box and then the "Sign-up Now" link. Please be sure to check the box to receive Email Updates when you register (there are some new "ADHD Experience" videos posting soon and quarterly newsletters as well!).