“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
– Albert Einstein
Barbara Lipscomb Coaching is for adults and children with ADD / ADHD as well as creative / divergent thinkers and learners, who face a unique set of challenges. Coaching is a highly effective means of helping non-traditional thinkers fully realize their potential and excel in all aspects of life.
Located in the Santa Monica / West LA area, Barbara Lipscomb Coaching provides coaching services both locally and long distance, meeting with clients through face-to-face sessions, telephone calls, and video programs. I offer services to people in all seasons of life, from young children to retirement age, and at varied points of achievement in their lives. I help people face, understand and manage life’s challenges and situations.
The following checklist may help you determine whether my services will benefit you.
INATTENTION: in adults, it may be easier to notice at work or in social situations.
HYPERACTIVITY: can show up as feelings of restlessness in teens and adults.
IMPULSIVITY: can lead to risky behavior, accidents.
a few key features
ADHD Coaching Experience
I am first and foremost an educator who has been providing help for ADHD and coaching individuals with different learning styles since 1980, when I began my career in special education.
I work from a deeply felt and researched model. This guides me to understand that all learning takes place within the context of meaningful and rewarding relationships.
ADHD COACHING IS UNIQUE
When my clients understand that I am not judging them, they are able to relax and feel safe enough to expose what many in their world have labeled as negative behaviors.
I help them understand that what they have been doing has been their own creative way of trying to meet their essential needs, and that it is worth developing rather than repressing.
My own childhood was greatly impacted by a child with special needs when my older brother became profoundly deaf at the age of 17 months.
Only 15 months younger than my brother, I developed an acute sensitivity to his needs and, in my love for him, began to develop myself as a responsive and attuned caregiver. This has never changed.
In their own words
Barbara has had a huge impact on our family. She has helped our daughter get clear on her goals and helped her break down these goals into manageable steps. Prior to this she was feeling confused, frozen and overwhelmed. My husband and I had started to feel very ineffective. It’s been helpful to have someone outside our family dynamic help clarify what we all want and to establish a more straight forward way for the three of us to communicate. We have seen our daughter flower and be more self confident in the few months she has been working with Barbara. I would highly recommend her work.Nancy Park,