ADHD Coaching for the Self-Employed,
Entrepreneurs, & Small Business Owners
Do any of these situations sound familiar to you?
-You have had a variety of jobs but feel like it’s almost impossible to fit in and take on their brand of structure. You’ve concluded that the only person you can work for is yourself
- You have a fantastic idea for a business or product, but you’re stuck, and can’t create a solid and achievable vision and a plan to fulfill it
- Running your new or established business has you feeling constantly in “overwhelm” mode, with no time for family, friends, exercise, or leisure activity
- You are great at what you do or what you produce, but are challenged with everyday management, admin, record-keeping or other necessary but uninteresting tasks
If you’ve chosen the path of self-employment, or have a startup or established small business, and you STILL feel like you have a maniac for a boss, then a coaching partnership with Dooley Coaching will help you succeed.
- I had my own business as a consultant as well as sub-contracted sales and brand manager to startup and established companies in the natural foods industry
- I was national sales manager for two separate companies, and performed a variety of sales and marketing functions
- I was also a professional musician and bandleader for many years (a solo business with sub-contractors).
As a professional ADHD coach I work with people who are motivated to succeed in their business or self-employment, but whose ADHD challenges are interfering with success.
There are a number of areas in which ADHD can cause challenges for those who work solo or have small businesses. Here are some of the major ones:
- Difficulty creating and/or sticking to (or revising) a business plan
- Lack of adequate infrastructure (record-keeping and financial organization, admin support, clerical assistance, etc.)
- Paperwork (filing, organizing, prioritizing, purging files, accessing crucial docs quickly)
- Identifying business priorities, both short-term and long-term
- Time management, staying on task, time estimation (how long do tasks or projects take?)
- Breaking down larger tasks into smaller, more achievable sub-tasks
- Creating and maintaining momentum daily and over the long haul
- Keeping energy level high and staying motivated when working solo
- Creating business plans with budgets, sales projections, monthly and yearly goals/targets
- For those with employees or sub-contractors- setting clear goals and expectations for them, with deadlines, while checking in on progress, and holding workers accountable
If these types of challenges or others are holding you back, an effective and successful ADHD coaching partnership will enable you to develop or improve skills in any or all of these areas individually, and help you integrate the skills into a smooth, cohesive everyday approach.
Contact Dooley Coaching for a consultation about ADHD coaching for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and the self-employed to find out if it’s a good fit and a skillful approach for you.
Photo by Tom Dooley- Machir Beach, Isle of Islay, Scotland Sept 2016