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Exploring Coaching Through a Neurodivergent Lens



If you're exploring coaching, especially from a neurodivergent perspective, you might have some unique questions about how coaching can accommodate and celebrate your neurodivergence. This guide is designed to help clarify how coaching can be tailored to support neurodivergent individuals, ensuring that services are inclusive and respectful of all cognitive styles. It’s crucial to find a coach who can fully support you and center your goals, especially in ways that honor your neurodivergence.


What is Neurodivergent-Centered Coaching?

Neurodivergent-centered coaching is a collaborative journey tailored to the unique way your brain works. As the navigator of this journey, you set the direction and pace, with your coach serving as a supportive guide. Your coach will assist you in gaining new insights and personal growth, adapting their techniques to match your neurodivergence. This includes asking thought-provoking questions, practicing deep listening, and offering unbiased observations without imposing their own agenda. Your coach will seek your permission before sharing personal experiences or advice, ensuring that the guidance provided is welcome and appropriate for you.


How is Coaching Adapted for Neurodivergence?

Coaching sessions are scheduled at times that best fit your routine and needs, recognizing the importance of flexibility for neurodivergent individuals. You lead in determining the focus of each session, with your coach there to support you in addressing the growth areas most relevant to achieving your desired outcomes. Confidentiality is paramount, providing you a safe space to express your thoughts and feelings openly. The coaching environment is judgment-free, and your privacy is strictly protected.


What is Your Neurodivergent-Friendly Approach, Karen?

My coaching approach places you firmly in control, providing a supportive space for you to navigate your inner landscape. This space is especially crafted to be neurodivergent-friendly, acknowledging the diverse ways in which individuals process and engage with the world. While the first and last sessions have a bit more structure to establish and conclude our coaching relationship respectfully, the journey in between is yours to shape. I am here to facilitate a framework that encourages continuous exploration and growth in areas of your life you wish to evolve.


What Outcomes Can You Expect?

Expect a coaching experience that is personalized, recognizing and valuing your neurodivergent identity. You will be empowered to figure it out with guidance and support. The only time it will be different, is when we are working on a structured plan to provide accountability and executive functioning routines, highlighting your natural capacity for self-discovery and achieving meaningful goals.


Sessions aim to enhance self-awareness and provide a secure environment for personal development, allowing you to embody your best self. I commit to viewing you in a positive light, always reminding you of your strengths and core values. Coaching will challenge you to remain curious, open, and engaged, fostering a mindset conducive to growth. Between sessions, I encourage text or email communication to celebrate your progress and share updates, ensuring a supportive and continuous coaching relationship.





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