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What is ADHD?


ADHD is a neuropsychiatric disorder developed in childhood. There are three major types of core neuropsychiatric impairments tied with ADHD: hyperactivity, impulsivity, and poor attention. Most people with ADHD have at least some symptoms of all three categories, but there are many people who experience symptoms that are predominantly from one category. As the current clinical diagnosis procedure goes (after having met the certain evaluating criteria for symptoms relating to the three categories), one’s ADHD would be evaluated as:


1. Predominantly inattentive presentation (formerly known as ADD)

2. Predominantly hyperactive/impulsive type

3. Combined type presentation


*Disclosure!!* These struggles that you’re experiencing… the ADHD symptoms… they apply to practically everyone! Not just someone with ADHD. Everyone gets distracted, has problems organizing and prioritizing, difficulties being on time, and gets sad and angry at times. Everyone feels restless and has trouble sleeping sometimes.


THE DIFFERENCE: While everyone gets sad, that doesn’t mean they meet the criteria to be diagnosed as clinically depressed. Not everyone who has trouble sleeping at times has insomnia. If someone has been clinically diagnosed with ADHD, it’s because the underlying symptoms have had a significant impact in some aspect of the person’s life (work, school, relationships).


Again, these core ADHD symptoms are developed in childhood. Over time, cognitive components (our thoughts and beliefs) begin to come into play. Experiences of sustained achievement with a history of repeated "failures" results in developing limiting beliefs about oneself and the world around us. While untreated, these cognitive components begin to compound and likely worsen the underlying symptoms.


An adult with an untreated ADHD is more susceptible to coping with these challenges by masking and/or avoiding these unsettling thoughts, feelings, and emotions with unconscious-harmful practices; culminating with a higher risk of a dependence on controlled substances and further developing related psychiatric conditions.

Common Traits

Restlessness, Hyperactivity, Difficulty Sleeping

Hypersensitivity, Mood Swings, Distractibility

Difficulty Planning & Organizing, Procrastination

Difficulty Maintaining Jobs & Relationships. Self-Sabotaging Behaviors

Low Self-Esteem, Insecure, Social Anxiety,

Avoids Conflict, Limiting Beliefs

Misfit, Feeling of Not Belonging,

MISUNDERSTOOD!

Goal Setting

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Relationship Coaching

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Stress Management

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Career Advice

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What Is ADHD Coaching?

Similarly to any other athletic or specified performance coach, the role of an ADHD coach is to help you improve in the areas you seek to understand and grow. In this case, we are talking about your ADHD symptoms. A coach will help you build confidence in identifying and utilizing your unique strengths. They will challenge you to bring out your best.


The ADHD coach helps the client to develop the structures necessary to function effectively and teaches practical approaches to the challenges of daily life. Some of these challenges include organization, planning, procrastination, impulsivity, fidgeting, communication, and overall well-being. A coach will help you establish healthy habits and coping tools to utilize when you start feeling overwhelmed.


With a coach, you will learn how to navigate and regulate emotions by practicing ways to recognize when you are being self-critical and getting lost in your thoughts. You will identify the main challenges that are holding you back, and proactively pursue weekly goals to get that needle moving in the right direction.


Simply put, you will be getting first-hand insight and an objective perspective with possible solutions from outside of your own brain—that is still tailored specifically to it. Schedule a FREE consultation call to further discuss!

ADHD Coaching is NOT:

Therapeutic treatment

Analytical. Our goal isn't to dissect how we got to this point

A means to "heal" our symptoms

Meant to gain an understanding by digging into our past

Reflective in nature (although reflecting will be necessary in practice)

Coaching may benefit someone:

Who feels lost and is looking for support and guidance

Struggling with executive functioning

Who would like to improve their relationships and communication with others

With an open mind - a genuine curiosity and willingness to learn

Feeling stuck and uninspired but knows they have more to offer

Who feels out of place and like they're leading a double life.

CTS Coaching for Teenagers and Adults

  • 12 week commitment
  • Virtual weekly coaching sessions
  • Accountability check-in's
  • Weekly progress check-in's accommodated
  • Goal oriented
  • Areas to cover : Organizing/planning, prioritizing, focused attention, mood regulation, accountability and awareness
  • Identifying goals tailored specifically for your needs


What Is ADHD Coaching?

Similarly to any other athletic or specified performance coach, the role of an ADHD coach is to help you improve in the areas you seek to understand and grow. In this case, we are talking about your ADHD symptoms. A coach will help you build confidence in identifying and utilizing your unique strengths. They will challenge you to bring out you best.


The ADHD coach helps the client to develop the structures necessary to function effectively and teaches practical approaches to the challenges of daily life. Some of these challenges include organization, planning, procrastination, impulsivity, fidgeting, communication, and overall well being. A coach will help you establish healthy habits and coping tools to utilize when you start feeling overwhelmed.


With a coach, you will learn how to navigate and regulate emotions by practicing ways to recognize when you are being self-critical and getting lost in your thoughts. You will identify the main challenges that are holding you back, and proactively pursue weekly goals to get that needle moving in the right direction.


Simply put, you will be getting first-hand insight and an objective perspective with possible solutions from outside of your own brain—that is still tailored specifically to it. Schedule a FREE consultation call to further discuss!

ADHD Coaching is NOT:

Therapeutic treatment

Analytical. Our goal isn't to dissect how we got to this point

A means to "heal" our symptoms

Meant to gain an understanding by digging into our past

Reflective in nature (although reflecting will be necessary in practice)

Coaching may benefit someone:

Feeling lost and is looking for support and guidance

Struggling with executive functioning

Who would like to improve their relationships and communication with others

With an open mind - a genuine curiosity and willingness to learn

Feeling stuck and uninspired but knows they have more to offer

Who feels out of place and like they're leading a double life

Adult Coaching

  • 12 week commitment
  • Virtual weekly coaching sessions
  • Accountability check-in's
  • Weekly progress check-in's available
  • Goal oriented
  • Areas to cover : Organizing/planning, prioritizing, focused attention, mood regulation, accountability and awareness
  • Identifying goals tailored specifically for your needs



About Me

Calling the Shots LLC was formed in August 2021 as a platform to bring together a community who is struggling with ADHD related challenges.


Hi, I'm Abraham Carreon- founder of Calling the Shots. I got diagnosed with ADHD Combined Type Presentation in July 2020, one year prior to the formation of the company. It was mainly because of the struggles that I had endured in finding my way to get that diagnosis that I decided to start an ADHD coaching organization.


In the midst of trying to understand where I fit in this world, I found a passion in youth development. Since 2011, I've had numerous roles in athletic coaching and youth development in the collegiate, high school, and elementary school levels. In 2017, I transitioned into social work and found stability working in residential treatment.


It was there, while providing trauma-informed therapeutic treatment for boys, ages 11-24, that I began to gain an understanding of mental health conditions in relation to behavioral tendencies. The experience I had working with the youth in helping them overcome the uphill challenges they faced was a huge puzzle piece in helping me gain an understanding of the similar challenges I faced- ultimately leading to my ADHD diagnosis.

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Calling the Shots Resources

Executive Functions

Untreated ADHD may bring significant challenges with some of these functions. One of which is even knowing that these are challenges we are facing.

Emotional Intelligence

Developing a skill set in expressing our emotions gives us a better understanding of time and place, picking our battles, and having a better sense of when to engage/disengage.

Routine/Structure

We don’t like to be told what to do. We have a hard time following rules. If it doesn’t interest us, we want no part of it. And yet, we absolutely need someone, something, or some form of hard rules to guide us.

Find Your Balance. Set Your Goals. Take A Challenge. Reward Yourself.

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