Coaching with the Model + Mental Health


I have been diagnosed with ADHD and I coach adults with ADHD. One thought that is coming up for me a lot recently is that “because of my client’s ADHD diagnosis, they may not be capable of making as much progress as a neurotypical client would.”

I know this is a thought. Is it also a fact?

C: ADHD is a neuro-developmental disorder that impairs a person’s ability to focus, prioritize, plan, manage time, remember important information (this is a fact according to the latest research).
T: It is unfair of me to promise results for ADHD clients because they are dealing with a mental health issue that may hinder their progress.
F: Hesitant
A: Don’t offer coaching
R: Don’t help anyone

C: ADHD is a neuro-developmental disorder that impairs a person’s ability to focus, prioritize, plan, manage time, remember important information (this is a fact according to the latest research).
T: People with ADHD can make progress, too (the counter-thought that comes in here is “What if I’m just the exception to the rule?”)
F: Inspired
A: Make offers to help people
R: Help people with ADHD

I want to take mental illness seriously (not promise things that aren’t possible). And I want to help people with ADHD (promise + deliver on my promises). Please help me navigate this. Thank you!