Need a Coach with Something Extra?
Before training and becoming credentialed as coaches, the people in this directory worked as organizing and productivity consultants, working side-by-side with clients at their businesses or homes. A few of them worked as ADHD or neurodiversity educators or networkers. Their coach training was virtual and they now deliver all services virtually, although some still also work onsite.
However, it’s their on-site client experiences that give these coaches something extra. They have logged hundreds of hands-on hours with clients, addressing broken-down systems and the lack of systems. They’ve witnessed clients struggling in person with self-criticism, overwhelm, backlogged projects, clutter, and failed strategies. And they helped their clients reclaim their confidence, strategies and spaces — and made them work.
Coaches understand the challenges of change. Change happens for people when the need is undeniable, when a new perspective is embraced, and when choice and focus combine. It’s easy to underestimate the status quo-reinforcing impact of environments (things, systems, shifting mindsets, and other people). Our coaches are extraordinary because they have a deep understanding of their clients’ in-the-trenches factors and realities.
You may want a coach who can join you in your environment or meet you in person. The directory allows you to search for the professionals in your area. But, if you don’t need hands-on help, choose the coach who best fits your needs based on criteria other than location. We have learned much about working long-distance — and coaching is suited to take advantage of that convenience, efficiency and privacy.
Select a Coach for More Details
Thomson Blueprints for Living, LLC
- CAPC: Certified ADHD Productivity Coach (IAC)
- PCC: Professional Certified Coach (ICF)
- ADHD, Executive Functioning Challenges, Neurodiversity
- Families (parents, children, caretaking)
- Life Management
- Students (including adult students)
- Coaching by Phone or Video Call
West Orange, New Jersey, US
Diane Thomson, MS, CAPC, PCC is an ADHD & Life Management Coach. She works with both adults and students to reduce stress, create clarity and help them act on what matters. Diane believes educating clients on the impact of ADHD and Executive Function challenges, is the basis for developing realistic strategies for a more satisfying and positively engaged lifestyle.
Through years of working with students and their parents, Diane has developed the program, SOS! Student Organization Skills; a combination of coaching, ADHD education and transfer of organization and productivity skills, to facilitate students’ success and experience of competence.
Diane is a member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and its New Jersey Chapter.
In addition to her extensive training through Coach Approach, she holds certificates in the Study of Students, Chronic Disorganization and ADHD from the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD)
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I change.