About CarmenADHD Coach, Artist

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ADHD COACHING FOCUS AREAS

  • Artists/Creatives
  • Time/Task/Project Management
  • Life skills & Executive Functioning
  • Organization/Systems
  • Mindset
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Creative Business Owners & Startups

 

 

Carmen McNeil, BA
ADHD Coach
Artist

ABOUT CARMEN

Carmen has a diverse background including project management, event coordination, training, and working as an executive assistant in the business world.  As a creative herself, she was self-employed as a professional singer for 10 years. Owning her own business for the last 10 years, Carmen handcrafts artisan jewelry, and has been a Jewelry & Business Instructor at a local jewelry school.

In 2020, Carmen became involved with coaching as a volunteer and has discovered her desire to support and inspire others to succeed in their personal and professional journey in life.  Recognizing that engaging in ADHD Coaching is a passion for her, she joined the team of coaches at ADHD Success Network. She is currently in the ASN ADHD Coach Internship program.

Carmen uses her solution-oriented focus, along with creativity, compassion, and a good sense of humor in her coaching to assist clients in reaching their full potential.

 

FAVORITE QUOTE

"Change begins at the end of your comfort zone."  Roy T. Bennett

 

EDUCATION / AFFILIATIONS

  • B.A. - Political Science, University of California, Irvine
  • New Approach School for Jewelers
  • KP Studio Jewelry Courses
  • Certification in Color Psychology
  • Master Reiki Practitioner
  • ASN ADHD Coach Internship
  • ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO)

 

09-28-22

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 9 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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  • “...to reach your goals... develop a plan... (with)  useful strategies to put your plan into action.”  
    Susan Sussman, M.ED/Coach
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