Finding a good business coach who understands how you operate as an ADHD entrepreneur can be a challenge - an ADHD Entrepreneur Coach is a great solution, but is it the best solution for you and your business?
Entrepreneurship is often the dream for ADHD brains - In fact, just by having ADHD you are 300% more likely to start a business. This is unsurprising. The characteristics that define an ADHD diagnosis go hand-in-hand with the traits of entrepreneurs.
But in the world of business, having the necessary traits to succeed isn't usually enough and often, though a dopamine-fuelled playground for an ADHD brain, entrepreneurship demands support, insight, and a wealth of business know-how to turn the big, bold business dreams of ADHD entrepreneurs into a reality.
This is where investing in an ADHD entrepreneur coach can be a game-changer. But what exactly is an ADHD Entrepreneur Coach, and what can investing in one do for you and your ADHD Owned business?
🧐 What is an ADHD Entrepreneur Coach?
An ADHD entrepreneur coach, also known as an ADHD business coach, specialises in providing guidance and support to individuals with ADHD navigating their entrepreneurial journey.
ADHD business coaches assist their clients in effectively managing their symptoms and maximising their productivity, specifically as they ideate, launch, or grow their businesses. Leveraging their expertise, experience, and understanding of ADHD, they can help ADHD entrepreneurs navigate the unique challenges and opportunities that arise in the entrepreneurial journey.
Whether it's developing strategies to improve focus and time management, implementing effective organisational systems, assisting in business, sales and marketing strategy, or providing personalised support and accountability - an ADHD entrepreneur coach can play a vital role in empowering individuals with ADHD to achieve their entrepreneurial goals and thrive in the business world.
🥊 ADHD Business Coaching vs Non-ADHD Business Coaching
A business coach, ADHD or not, helps entrepreneurs and business leaders improve their performance by analysing their strengths and weaknesses, setting goals, and creating strategies to achieve them.
ADHD Entrepreneur Coaching offers a tailored approach, recognising the unique strengths and challenges of individuals navigating the entrepreneurial landscape with ADHD. As you might imagine, an ADHD Entrepreneur Coach is attuned to the distinct needs of their clients, providing personalised guidance and motivation. On the other hand, Non-ADHD Entrepreneur Coaching, while valuable, may lack the nuanced understanding required for ADHD-driven success.
Both require an in-depth understanding of the entrepreneurial journey. The difference being that a good (emphasis on the word good, but more on that later) ADHD entrepreneur coach understands, and can help your tackle, the unique impact ADHD has on that journey throughout the various stages it entails.
👍 👎 Pros and cons of investing in an ADHD Entrepreneur Coach
As an entrepreneur, you’re going to get caught up with the day-to-day running of your business. Entrepreneurship is often a tough sea to sail and, even as the captain of the ship, at some point you will likely need support.
Here are the pros and cons of opting for an ADHD Entrepreneur Coach when that time comes for you:
✅ A coach will help you stay focused and on track, providing valuable guidance.
✅ They will offer a fresh perspective and help you keep the bigger picture in mind.
✅ You will be held responsible for your business decisions, promoting accountability.
✅ You will gain effective strategies for harnessing your ADHD strengths in your business.
✅ You will learn how to manage the challenges of your adhd in your business.
✅ Effective coaches serve as excellent sounding boards for brainstorming and generating ideas.
✅ A business coach will assist you in anticipating future opportunities that may not be immediately apparent.
✅ When you choose the right coach, they will become your trusted business ally, motivating you through the challenges of entrepreneurship.
❌ Be cautious of coaches who claim to be experts without a track record of professional accomplishments.
❌ Successful ADHD business coaches can be quite pricey, but investing in their expertise is often worth it if it's right for you (so ask for testimonials before you invest)
❌ Industry-specific experience is essential, as generalist coaches might miss the intricacies of your field.
❌ Be aware of business coaches looking to capitalise on ADHD as a trend. Make sure they have an in-depth understanding of how your ADHD brain operates.
🤝 How to choose the best ADHD Entrepreneur Coach for YOU
To ensure you get the best return on investment from your ADHD Entrepreneur Coach, here's some tips of finding one who is the right fit for you and your business.
Be clear on what you're looking for - Knowing what you are hoping to achieve from investing in an ADHD business coach will help you choose the best fit for you're unique goals
Ask lots of questions - a good coach will be happy to answer as many questions as you have to help you feel confident in your decision
Make sure you're a good personality 'fit' - Ensure you are comfortable enough with the coach you choose. Coaching can often be a vulnerable experience that will likely challenge you in new ways.
Trust your intuition - Your ADHD brain often gives you a good bulls*** detector. Follow your gut and don't ignore feelings of unease.
Beware of guarantees - A successful coaching outcome requires equal work from both of you. This means coaches given guarantees usually have small print to protect themselves from having to deliver on them. If you do opt for a coach with a guarantee, be clear on the exact parameters of it.
💪 Budget-friendly support options for your ADHD owned business
If you’re not sure an ADHD business coach is for you, or you don’t have the budget right now, here are some other avenues to pursue to still find the support you are in need of.
As an entrepreneur, you're spoilt for choice for business building podcasts.
Here's my top 3 to get you started:
There's plenty of good books out there for both managing your business and managing your ADHD - although not for both collectively (which is why my book 'Dopamine Doesn't Pay The Bills' will be available soon!)
My top 3 business books:
The Lean Start Up - Eric Rees
All Marketers Tell Stories - Seth Godin
The Fail-Safe Start up - Tom Eisenmann
My top 3 ADHD books
👀 Looking for an ADHD Entrepreneur Coach?
Investing in an ADHD Entrepreneur Coach can be a transformative decision for individuals with ADHD navigating the entrepreneurial landscape.
With their specialised knowledge, understanding of ADHD, and tailored approach, an ADHD Entrepreneur Coach can provide invaluable guidance and support to help ADHD entrepreneurs maximize their productivity, overcome challenges, and achieve their business goals.
By harnessing the unique strengths of ADHD and addressing its impact on the entrepreneurial journey, an ADHD Entrepreneur Coach can empower individuals to thrive in the business world and turn their bold business dreams into a reality.
If you're curious to discover how an ADHD Entrepreneur Coach can help you and your business - Click here to find out more about my ADHD Business Coaching Program
Here's some results from past ADHD Entrepreneur Clients of mine ⤵️
The Key Takeaways
🧠 An ADHD Entrepreneur Coach provides specialised guidance and support for ADHD entrepreneurs.
🧠 ADHD Entrepreneur Coaching recognises the unique strengths and challenges of ADHD in the entrepreneurial journey.
🧠 Investing in an ADHD Entrepreneur Coach can help improve focus, time management, and business strategies.
🧠 A coach offers a fresh perspective, accountability, and motivation.
The Action Points
🚀 Clarify your goals and what you hope to achieve with an ADHD Entrepreneur Coach.
🚀 Ask questions and ensure the coach aligns with your needs and values.
🚀 Trust your intuition and choose a coach with an in-depth understanding of ADHD.
🚀 Be aware of guarantees and understand the parameters if opting for one.
🚀 Embrace the guidance, support, and strategies the coach provides to maximize your entrepreneurial success.
👋 Hi, I’m Ari || The ADHD Entrepreneur
ADHD Business Coach and Consultant
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