are you a musician or do you work in a music-adjacent field?
if you've landed on this page because you're looking for an ADHD coach, you've come to the right place. i can help.
🌟 who am i? 🌟
my name is Brooke Larimer. i have been a professional singer, administrator, and entrepreneur in the field of classical music for over 20 years.
i am also the owner of an ADHD brain (diagnosed at the age of 26) and have been perpetually, maddeningly stymied and frustrated by my own behaviors, thought patterns, and inconsistencies. in fact, it seemed the only consistent thing about me was inconsistency. (seriously, why could i memorize a 400-page opera score in a language i barely speak, but couldn't remember to get my clothes out of the dryer?)
i used to manage my life by leveraging workaholism, an overactive social calendar, and carefully cultivated terror. somehow i created the illusion of keeping all of my various plates spinning for decades. but when the pandemic hit, i was stripped of all of my questionable coping mechanisms and i found myself literally staring at my wall, paralyzed by boredom and dopamine-deprivation, and unable to take a step in any direction. everyone was struggling during that time but I was struggling...more...and differently.
all the wall-staring sent me on a meandering journey of self-discovery that eventually delivered me to iACTCenter where I began training as an ADHD coach; i complete this program in summer 2023 and will soon be seeking certification from the International Coaching Federation.
🌟 what is coaching? 🌟
a coach is not a teacher.
a coach is not a guru.
a coach is not a mentor.
a coach is not a therapist.
a good coach knows that no one can know you, your goals, your needs, or your values better than you do.
through the process of coaching, a coach will help you, the client, identify your own goals, develop a deeper awareness of your own aptitudes and obstacles, and identify your own personal path forward.
coaching is focused on your future, your strengths, and your solutions.
i can help you find your own specialized, creative pathway to something new.
coaching is collaborative.
i will work collaboratively with you to address your own specific needs and personal goals. as an ADHD coach, i understand and acknowledge the core symptoms of ADHD (inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity) and will help you develop a deeper insight into your own ADHD experience.
🌟 how does this work? 🌟
a coaching relationship usually begins with an introductory conversation. we'll arrange a time to speak. i will ask you a few questions about your interest in pursuing coaching. you will be able ask me anything you'd like to know about me, my background, and my training.
after we speak, i will send a draft proposal for your review and comment. depending upon your stated needs and goals, i will recommend a number of sessions (typically between six and eighteen) and propose a fee for the full commitment. until an agreement is signed, all terms are negotiable.
the first coaching session will be a "strategy and planning" session during which we will identify your goals, values, priorities, and obstacles. after that, coaching sessions will be 45 to 60 minutes each, held on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, and will be designed to move you incrementally closer to your goals. you will choose the topics for each session. i will help you figure out how to get from where you are to where you want to be.
at the end of your contract, we will assess where you started and how much you've achieved. if you wish to continue the coaching relationship at that time, we will draft a new agreement.
🌟 are you ready? 🌟
anyone can benefit from coaching, but to get the most out of a coaching relationship, you may want to consider the following:
income-sensitive pricing and bartering options available.
ADHD coaching is designed to specifically address the peculiarities of living with an ADHD brain, but the practice of coaching can be applied to all brains. no diagnosis (or suspected diagnosis) required. inquire within.
🌟 what is adhd? 🌟
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects approximately 5 to 10% of the population. each individual diagnosed with ADHD has their own personal experience, but there are some common traits that we share including, but not limited to, struggles with:
for more information about ADHD impacts and diagnosis, check out the excellent resources at chadd.org.