About TwilaRN, Senior Certified ADHD Coach

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ADHD COACHING FOCUS AREAS

  • ADHD Life skills & Executive Functioning
  • ADHD Career Coaching
  • Parenting Children with ADHD
  • Relationships
  • Legal & Medical Professionals with ADHD
  • Small Business Ownership & Startups
  • ADHD Households

 

Twila Gates, RN
Senior Certified ADHD Coach
Founder of ADHD Success Network, Inc.

ABOUT TWILA

Twila has always combined systems and leadership with work that supports and inspires others. After ten years in accounting and business management, she moved on to Nursing in 1985, starting at bedside, then to Nurse Educator. She initiated and managed the Nursing Case Management Department at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix. Next she worked with TQM teams in data analysis and inter- departmental recommendations effecting change in work flow and information systems.

Twila utilizes her practical, creative, organizational, computer, and systems development expertise, her entrepreneurial skills and her diverse background to assist clients in achieving their goals. She offers her honesty, integrity and genuine caring to support clients through the coaching process. She encourages balance, self-awareness and simplification. She believes it is important to create systems and environments that support the person with ADD / ADHD just the way they are and that it is also important to focus on their gifts and talents.

Using these experiences, skills and her coach training she has coached her clients successfully for over 20 years while developing effective systems and strategies for those with ADD/ADHD.

CREATOR / AUTHOR / DEVELOPER

ADHD SmartPlanner
College Student SmartPlanner
Sensible Systems Workbook
Goals Dissector Workbooklet

Moving Beyond ADHD & Perfectionism
Mindfulness/Attentional Guided Imagery
      Relaxing Into Anxiety & Fear
      Relaxing into Perfectionism
      Relaxing into Shame

Developed, founded and offered the first ever ADHD Coaching Internship Program


ADHD PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Are You Ready to Get Organized as a Team? Let's Play Ball!
The Finish Line: I Finally Found My Life!
Parenthood: The "Consistent & Creative" Stage of Life!

Don't have enough time? Simplify
ADHD Coach for Attention Deficit Disorder

FAVORITE QUOTE

"Genuine listening means suspending memory, desire and judgment -- and, for a moment at least, existing for the other person". Michael P Nichols

EDUCATION / AFFILIATIONS

  • Graduate School of Coaching
  • ADD coach training - Diana Edwards, PhD, MCC
  • ADHD Coaches Organization
  • Institute for the Advancement of ADHD Coaching
  • International Association of Coaches
  • Enneagram Spectrum coach training
  • Enneagram Spectrum Certified
  • Coachville
  • ADDA
  • Arizona State Board of Nursing

HONORS / AWARDS

Arizona Governors Award for Excellence in Nursing
Governor of the State of Arizona

College Valedictorian
Maricopa Tech

 

 

10-20-18

ASN Core Actions & Beliefs

  • Each Client is "Unique" +

    Masterful ADHD coaching and client success depends on providing ADHD coaching services that are very highly individualized based on each clients:

    - Life experience

    - Current situation

    - Values & beliefs

    - Their own flavor of ADHD

    -Their Personality

  • The Client Knows What is Best +

    • We encourage client self-awareness as a tool to promote wisdom and discerning choices

    • Questioning is an important tool to assist the client in self-awareness/decision making at times

    • At other times the client does NOT have the information so we offer it in terms of options, role play, modeling, etc.

    • Some clients choose to take ADD/ADHD medication and some don't. - It is a personal choice

  • Making a Commitment to the Process +

    ADHD Coaching is NOT a cure or a quick-fix. Our ADHD coaching engagements are typically for 6 months to 1 year. We want our clients to walk away with habits, skills and tools that are self-sustaining. They are confident that they know how and will be successful in their endeavors. ADHD coaching is about making an investment in yourself that lasts a lifetime.
  • We Understand +

    We have genuine compassion ... The client with ADHD is both resourceful within themselves and also typically desires assistance with change. We honor and seek to elicit greatness from within the client. When needed we also offer options to promote client growth and development that will work for them "with" their ADHD
  • ADHD is a "Difference" +

    Many people with ADHD believe that they are somehow defective which is far from the truth. It is a "difference" in the way the brain functions and with new skills and growth people with ADHD can and do lead less chaotic and successful lives
  • The Client Comes First - Always! +

    First and foremost, by choosing to always do what is best for the client::

    • There will be enough clients to fill the needs of our coaching practice

    • Therefore, we work in an environment that offers client support within our team when a client need is identified that can be better served by another coach

    • We collaborate within our team to promote the best possible client experience

    • We refer to other professionals as appropriate

    • We charge a fair price and endeavor to assist those with financial challenge as much as possible

    • We don't promote or make claims to provide a "quick fix" or a "cure"

  • Collaborative Communications +

    Excellent communications between the client and ADHD coach are essential to the process. These skills include:

    - Complete honesty and openness

    - Absolute confidentiality

    - Compassionate directness

    - Validation when appropriate (no cheerleading)

    - Accountability

    - Practical & strategic

    - Collaborative approach

  • Team Respect & Collaboration +

    • We support, care for and offer compassion to each other

    • We do not compete with each other

    • We know that we are all precious and mistake-making individuals

    • We communicate clearly and openly with each other

    • We share our knowledge freely

    • We have no hidden agendas

    • We believe that ASN is bigger than any one of us and each support its growth and development for the benefit of our clients with ADHD.

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