ADHD Coaching ServicesASN Programs Comparison

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Our Core Service

We provide expert coaching by highly educated and experienced ADHD coaches for those with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD).  As pioneers in the field, we are able to quickly identify various education, skills and behavior changes that would best suit each unique individual... 

We Do Our Best

Our interviewing process allows us to:

  • Match you with a coach that fits you and your situation

  • Discuss if ADHD Coaching is in your best interest

  • Make referrals as needed to other professionals

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The "Optimal" ADHD Coaching Option is our Flagship Program...

it is utilized by 96% of our clients.

 

Month-to-Month agreements are a win-win:


1. We want you to engage in your coaching because you are receiving the quality services that you desire...
       - not because you signed a piece of paper or paid for several weeks/months and are stuck 

2. We win because it allows us to charge your credit card only one time each month, instead of each week... 

       -we want to spend our time coaching, not doing bookkeeping chores


Our fees range from $180/month to $760 per month
depending on the frequency of meetings as well as the expertise of the coach.

  • Adult/Student
    Typical Program
  • Optimal
  • 4 meetings per month
  • Pay per month
  • Month-to-month agreement
  • Free e-mails & texts
  • Access to on-line portal including unlimited text and/or e-mail reminders
  • Free Tools
  • Free MP3 audios
  • Your coach is "on call"
  • More Info
  • Adult/Student/Couples Program
  • Intensive
  • 4-8 meetings per month
  • 2/week OR double up for 1/wk
  • Pay per month
  • Month-to-month agreement
  • Free e-mails & texts
  • Access to on-line portal including unlimited text and/or e-mail reminders
  • Free Tools and Audios
  • Your coach is "On Call"
  • More Info
  • Get-it-Done Days
    Coming Soon...
  • Optional Add-On
  • Facilitator present
  • Group Conference Hourly Check-ins
  • Two days per week 
  • Stay on task
  • Group accountability
  • Report what you will do in the next hour
  • Report what you did in the previous hour
  • $35 per month agreement
      with other options available
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In keeping with the inspiration created by the world's amazing elephants...

ASN has adopted several orphaned baby elephants.

AND OUR BABY RHINO MASCOT! 

These incredible creatures are lovingly cared for by the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Africa.      

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Found alone, possibly mom died?

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Foster Parent: Twila

Nyambeni

Fell in ditch during nighttime migration.
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Foster Parent: Tereasa 

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 Mzinga & Nyambeni were very bonded almost from first sight.  Very Similar to Tereasa & Twila.
Nyambeni has navigated her early days with a very special partner by her side: Mzinga, a brave little orphan who was rescued from Tsavo earlier in the year. Mzinga and Nyambeni must have been born within a few weeks of each other, at opposite ends of the country. Because fate left them both orphaned, the Tsavo girl and the Meru girl will now grow up side by side. They instantly became best friends and have been integral to each other’s success stories. 

Mzinga's Story

Mzinga is alive today because of a fortuitous chance sighting. On 9th February 2022, our Tsavo Works Manager rounded out a long day in the field with an evening patrol of the Voi pipeline. Driving along the remote, dusty road, he spotted a tiny elephant up near Msinga Hill. She was all alone, dwarfed by the vast wilderness surrounding her.
Click to read more: https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/orphans/mzinga

Nyambeni's Story 

Nyambeni is alive today because an ordinary man stepped up and went to extraordinary lengths to save her life. 
Her story began in Mula, a small village in the heart of the Meru landscape. On the morning of 9th May 2022, a suspicious noise captured a farmer’s attention. He followed the sound to the bank of a shallow, muddy ditch — where he was surprised to find a tiny elephant calf crying out to him! 
Click to read more: https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/orphans/nyambeni

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AHMED

Found standing guard over her mother’s body, helpless yet fiercely protective.

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Foster Parent:  Carmen

Ahmed's Story

This brave little girl is an orphan in the most tragic sense. She was found standing guard over her mother’s body, helpless yet fiercely protective. At the tender age of 2 and a half years, she was old enough to be sentient about the situation, but far too young to survive on her own in a drought year. 
Click to read more:  https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/orphans/ahmed


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LATIKA

She was found during a drought caught in a snare wire.

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Foster Parent: Heather

Latika's Story

Latika is another orphan of the dry season, but with a cruel twist: she is also a snare victim. Surviving this particular dry season has been a challenge for all elephants, but this little elephant’s struggle was compounded by the wire snare cinched around her neck.
Click to read more: https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/orphans/latika

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NESHASHI

Her mother had been shot and killed. The rescue was a groundbreaking, gravity-defying mission.

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 Foster Parent: ADHD Success Network Team 

Neshashi's Story

In nearly half a century of rescuing orphaned elephants, we haven’t undertaken a groundbreaking, gravity-defying mission of this scale.
It all began on 28th January 2022, when we were contacted by Samburu Trust. A female elephant had been shot and killed, leaving her daughter behind. At three years old, her calf was on the older side, but still dangerously vulnerable given the gruelling, dry conditions.
Click to read more: https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/orphans/neshashi

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SILEITA

She was found guarding her slain mother, who had been killed by the human hand.

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Foster Parent: Tracey

Sileita's Story

Sileita’s rescue was of the most tragic variety. Her life began as any elephant’s should, traversing the wilds of Kenya with her mother. A bullet changed all of that. She was found guarding her slain mother, who had been killed by the human hand. On the afternoon 28th March 2022...
Click to read more:  https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/orphans/sileita

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Shujaa

He was found stuck in a muddy ditch by himself.

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Foster Parent: Jeff

Shujaa's Story

Shujaa means ‘hero’ in Swahili. Given everything this tough little elephant has overcome, it is a most fitting name. Shujaa could have easily gone undiscovered. His story began on the evening of 21st August 2022, as a group of tourists were finishing a game drive along the Voi River Circuit in Tsavo East National Park. Darkness was falling, but in the encroaching gloom they managed to spot something amiss in a muddy embankment: A tiny calf, just a few months old, was flailing in the sticky earth.
Click to read more:  https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/orphans/shujaa

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Raha

She was 1 week old when found after being mauled by preditors. 

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Foster Parent: ADHD Success Network Team
She is our Mascot!

Raha's Story

In the Swahili language, Raha means joy. What better name, then, for this little rhino — joy that she survived against all odds, and joy that a precious member of Kenya’s black rhino population was saved. The SWT/KWS Mount Kenya Vet Unit rushed to the scene in September 2022. They were confronted with an impossibly tiny calf, who was no more than a week old at best. The predators had done a serious number on her, adding a whole new level of urgency to her situation. She was frightened and in great distress, pain etched across her little face.

Click here to read more: https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/orphans/raha

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KERRIO

Found after a stampede caused by hostile gunfire.

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 Foster Parent: Bob Gates (Twila's Husband/Supporter)

Kerrio's Story

This calf’s story began as gunfire shattered the night air of Kerio Valley. This region is home to about 800 elephants. It is also the scene of long-simmering conflict between the warring Pokot and Marakwet tribes, fuelled by the possession of illegal firearms. This evening, a fight over livestock theft escalated into a volley of bullets. The sounds sent a nearby herd of elephants stampeding in terror. 
Click here to read more: https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/orphans/kerrio

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In sharing the culture of ASN there are many aspects, however one stands out as we walk our path and thrive as the ASN team.  It is inspired by this particulary amazing wild animal. They demonstrate some very interesting and beautiful insights that invite us to share knowledge, care for and protect each other, and of importantance, to engage in and share deep connection and compassion for each other... as well as our clients who inspire us to be at our best. 

Some wildlife demonstrates remarkable Leadership & Teamwork skills, none more so than the serene elephant. Descended from mammoths, elephants are the largest land mammal on the planet and despite their size, they are also considered a symbol of loyalty, wisdom, and unity.  Consider that this is what we can learn from this matriarchal society.

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Connectedness

In the wild, when a mama elephant is giving birth, all the other female elephants in the herd back around her in formation. They close ranks so that the delivering mama cannot even be seen in the middle. They stomp and kick up dirt and soil to throw attackers off the scent.

They surround the mama and incoming baby to protect them, thereby sending a clear signal to predators that if they want to attack their friend while she is vulnerable, they’ll have to get through 40 tons of female aggression first.

When the baby elephant is delivered, the sister elephants do two things: they kick sand or dirt over the newborn to protect its fragile skin from the sun, and then they all start trumpeting, a female celebration of new life, of sisterhood, of something beautiful being born in a harsh, wild world despite enemies and attackers and predators and odds.

From that point forward, the raising of the young is a family affair as each member does its part to support the calf’s development.

Scientists tell us this: They normally take this formation in only two cases — under attack by predators like lions, or during the birth of a new elephant.

How does this apply to us…

When our teammates and our clients are vulnerable, when they are giving birth to new ideas, new opportunities, new experiences, they need their people to surround them so they can create, deliver, heal, recover… so we get in formation. We close ranks and literally have each other’s backs and support each other.

Elephant society is built around the matriarch and female elders. This leadership team is the glue that unifies the herd. How do they do it? Communication... Elephants are excellent communicators, continuously ‘talking’ through vibrations (inaudible to the human ear), as well as “purring” like cats and, of course, the more well-known trumpeting and harrumphing.

The constant reassurance from the matriarch through everything that she does, keeps the individual elephants focused on the task at hand, whether searching for water or protecting the young. She does not lead through fear, she is shining a light on the path for the herd to take through the respect and trust that she has earned.

We know that communication is a key element in maintaining and nurturing team connections as well as client communications, to achieve success. Teams/clients that communicate openly and frequently are proven to be more innovative, productive, and effective. No question is silly and no information is not worth sharing so we all can consider how we might choose to make change or solidify standards and best practices that guide us in our work together and encourage our clients to make us ever better.

What may be forgotten at times is listening. Listening is a crucial component in communicating, taking the time to listen to leaders and teammates, and truly considering their feedback, concepts and information moves the team and leaders to better problem-solving, as well as the development of an agile team in the long term. In addition, it propels us and our clients into opportunities for awareness and success. By opening ourselves to the possibilities as we move forward and take action that propels our efforts in creating a future that is a win-win for our team and for our clients.

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TEAMWORK: Helping a baby elephant

Known for their empathy and cooperation, elephants’ sense when another in the herd needs help and then knows what to do to help. A matriarch values each member of her herd, understands everyone’s value and ensures that everyone else understands it as well.

Each of us are ASN… no one of us is bigger than ASN. It is the sum-total of all of us that supports our efforts as an organization to better the lives of ourselves and our clients.

Elephants also embrace each other’s individuality, they are self-aware. Elephants can recognize themselves in a mirror, a trait only shared with great apes and bottlenose dolphins. Did you know that they can also be left- or right-trunked? The point? It is important to know where your strengths lie. It is also important to know when to use them between ourselves and with our clients.

What does this teach us? That embracing our individuality, our unique personalities and abilities can lead us to be better connected... when everyone understands the value of each other. Trust in and respect for each other are key attributes in working together to create a compassionate culture, allowing us to connect with empathy within the team as well as with our clients.

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  • A True Self & Other-Aware Loving Team
    Each female in a herd is integral to its success.  
    Elephants have been known to show empathy toward each other, giving hugs and making sympathetic clicking sounds to comfort distressed herd members.

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  • Highly Sensitive & Intelligent
    Elephants are highly sensitive and caring animals, much like humans. If a baby elephant cries, the herd will touch and caress the baby with their trunks to soothe it. They are highly intelligent animals with complex emotions, feelings, compassion and self-awareness. 
  • Exceptionally Bonded even into Death
    The bond between herd members runs so deep that they are known to grieve, bury, and even cry for their deceased loved ones. Like humans, elephants mourn the death of their loved ones. They gently touch and caress the skull of deceased loved ones with their trunks, and they will pause for several minutes of silence in the place where their loved one dies, even several years after their death. An elephant never forgets.
  • Empathy:
    Elephants display empathy. For example, a park warden saw a herd of elephants slow its pace to match that of a female carrying a dead calf.
     
  • Altruism:
    There have also been reports of elephants trying to save other animals, including one story in which an elephant attempted to save a rhino from drowning in the mud.

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Knowledge Now & For the Future

On-the-job training and career development are also evident when you reflect on how elephant herds live. The matriarch teaches other elephants where the best waterholes are, how to protect the herd, and so on. They do not keep this information to themselves, they impart it to others so that the future of the herd is protected. Their elders teach them everything that they need to know about being an elephant.

This reminds us that knowledge is power. Power to be innovative and effective in the long term, but only if it is shared. Everyone is learning every day. Just think of all the lessons we have learned from the coronavirus pandemic and how that has affected us. Listening and sharing these lessons is how our team can learn and connect, futureproofing the organization and planning succession.

Our lesson? It is wise to accept help from others, seek out mentors and advice from people whom we admire, learning new skills and perspectives. Always being open to the new, the different, the possibilities and opportunities for growth.

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Tread lightly

Elephants may be the largest land animals on earth, but they walk so gently that you barely hear them. They shape their habitat as part of the cycle of the eco-system, leaving as light a footprint as possible on their world.

What does this tell us? A life lesson to walk gracefully through life. As a leader it is not necessarily about being the big ‘I am.’ To explain more eloquently a quote on leadership from Lao Tzu, “a leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”

It also tells us that it is essential that we tread as lightly as we can by honoring the wholeness, resourcefulness and intelligence of our clients. To elicit greatness from within them and invite them to problem solve and discover what is best for them vs thinking we know the “answers”… as we don’t. We are responsible for our effect on our clients and on benefitting the wider community. At its base, it is our obligation, that our coaching, our systems, tools and strategies invite client engagement, personal growth, expansion of their gifts & talents, success and trust.

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Social intelligence

In looking to the future, our talent as ADHD coaches is, more often than not, our competitive advantage by offering the highest quality services as a team without competition. The right people with successful attitudes, personalities, and skills that fit with the values and mission of our entire team creates connectedness and purpose with our focus most always on the client. Elephants do not dominate. They do not lead through fear, rather through respect and share responsibility.

This requires self-awareness, social skills, empathy, and emotional intelligence. Elephants maintain authentic relationships with others in their herd through a close social network of work and play. The herd trusts the matriarch because of these bonds, acting as one unit as they follow her lead.

The same is true in our business. Social intelligence is crucial in teamwork. First, a teammate needs to be self-aware of what they do best and where to improve. They need to be open and honest (no one is perfect), not always having the answers but communicating clearly. They need to understand their teammates, their clients, their business, and respond appropriately.

This authenticity and openness empowers the team, and innovation and opportunity emerge.

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Enjoy life

There’s nothing better than watching a two-hundred pound newborn elephant playing at a watering hole, splashing around with its family without a care in the world. This is pure fun. It is a small thing, but it counts.

And we all need reminding of this sometimes. Personal well-being is paramount, for yourself and also for your teammates. By creating a place people want to work, feel safe and a place where they can have fun, will reap the rewards in terms of team engagement and productivity. This also spills over and shines in our work with our clients.

Confident and compassionate, elephants serve as an incredible example for those who want to develop and engage better. So next time that nature documentary flashes on your television screen or you are lucky enough to observe an animal in the wild, ask yourself what you can learn. You never know…

Adapted by Twila from an article by:
Joanna Swash Moneypenny: Group CEO

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Why Would You Choose Us?

We could tell you about how passionate, educated and experienced our coaches are... and yet, you can learn so much more about us by reading the testimonials below to understand what and how we are doing. 

Most important... We Understand!

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ADHD COACHING FOCUS AREAS

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

 

 

 

Twila Gates, RN
Registered Nurse
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 corporate 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 25 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

  FAVORITE QUOTES

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

"If the shoe doesn't fit, don't blame the foot". 
MGH

"The best way to predict your future is to create it". 
Abraham Lincoln

  EDUCATION / AFFILIATIONS
  • Graduate School of Coaching (GSC)
  • ADD coach training - Diana Edwards, PhD, MCC
  • ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO)
  • Institute for the Advancement of ADHD Coaching (IAAC)
  • International Association of Coaches (IAC)
  • Enneagram Spectrum coach training
  • Enneagram Spectrum Certified
  • National Attention Deficit Association (ADDA)
  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
  • International Enneagram Association
  • Arizona State Board of Nursing
  • Idaho State Board of Nursing 
  • World of Work Inventory (WOWI)
  • Coachville
  HONORS / AWARDS

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

College Valedictorian
Maricopa Tech

 

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • Changed my Life

    "I came to (my coach) broken after years of struggling with ADHD and PTSD. My coach's professionalism, positivity, realism, understanding, and experience with ADHD provided the path I needed to 'get out of the weeds'..

    My coach understood me more after the first few weeks than my therapist that I had worked with for over a year. I just wish I found her sooner so that I could have changed my life for the better years ago before I made so many mistakes and bad decisions.

    My relationships have never been stronger, my career is the healthiest it has been in years, and I am actually setting long term goals and accomplishing them. Most of all, my relationship with myself is, for the first time in a long time, positive and loving. I am looking forward to the future (even during this covid craziness). I am not in the clear yet (or ever might be) but I am on the right path and that is all thanks to my coach. Thank you."

    -Thomas

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