ADHD Business Coaching by ADHD Business Owner | Phil Drinkwater

ADHD coaching for business owners, entrepreneurs & startups

Available online internationally and throughout the UK (London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Leeds, Bristol..)

Working with your neurodiverse nature will make the most of your extraordinary talents

I’m ADHD and have had a business for a long time, so it’s perfectly possible to grow a successful company.

But I had been trying to be someone I’m not. I was trying to work as if I was neurotypical and that caused stress. I now choose to work with my brain rather than against it.

I can help you find this peaceful place so you too can create a happy life and successful business.

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What ADHD Business Coaching isn't...

Coaching isn't just for large corporations

ADHD people fit into all kinds of organisations, so plenty will be small business owners who employ only a few handfuls of people, and some will be startups & entrepreneurs. Only a small percentage are larger.

(And did you know that over 40% of entrepreneurs are ADHD?)

My business coaching isn't stuffy, and is very ADHD-friendly

I recognise you'll need to talk a lot, and may struggle to concentrate, and we'll work within this. We also need to get on as people, and so we'll take time to enjoy our sessions together.

Business coaching isn't pushy

Many ADHD people struggle with criticism, having been self-critical their whole lives. As such, I'm kind and thoughtful, but I will be interested in why you don't complete tasks as it may lead to new paths for you.

What they say..

“I’m doing really well. Probably the best I’ve been. I have to thank you for the tools you’ve given me to deal with issues.”

— BEA, MARKETING AGENCY OWNER

Does any of this seem familiar to you?

You really want to move forward with your business, but you have frequent resistance and procrastination

You believe you have the capability to do these, but somehow they never get done.

You're easily bored with some aspects of running a business

Yet you don't make any changes to ensure these elements get done. Accounting, admin and similar repetitive tasks are particularly difficult.

You act immediately on what's in your mind, which means what you should be doing never happens

Every idea and thought is exciting, and is acted upon ahead of tasks that you should or need to be doing in order to build your business. This causes challenges for you and your team.

You flit around from task to task, but don't ever settle because you're not sure what you really want

If you're neurodiverse, it can be tricky to answer "what do I want?". Many of us have spent out lives trying to fit in with a neurotypical world and we've developed patterns that suit them, rather than us.

You're not certain about your future any more, which causes you some distress

The initial excitement is starting to wear off and you don't seem to be any closer to financial success.

You're starting to think about the next business idea, which will solve all of this

Surely the next business idea will be successful? You can see it now - this empire based on your amazing flash of inspiration!

You're in a repeating cycle, and you don't know how to get out of it

You don't know what to do to stop this from continuing, but you are now aware of your ADHD traits and that's a great start!

Case study:

ADHD coaching uncovers the real issue in the business, and provides the ongoing solution

An ADHD customer was becoming completely overwhemed with trying to start a business

She had done the exciting bits - dreaming of the idea - but when it came to acting on her vision, she was struggling. As she first came to me, she had huge lists in her head and had taken no real action.

Her excitement for her vision was waning and she was considering moving to something else

This is a really common situation for ADHD people; they are great starters, but can be poor at succeeding in the growth phase and particularly the repeating phase of business.

We looked at her list, and it was full of tasks that were overwhelming, but she wouldn't accept letting go of them

There were two options: let them go, or outsource them. Both were significantly troubling options for her.

This was when we discovered the real issue; she felt she had the capability and didn't like to spend on tasks she could do better herself

Her perfectionism and risk-averse financial strictness were causing her business to fail. Even though she would never do these tasks, she wouldn't allow others to.

We discussed this at length

In coaching, we looked briefly at how her past had contributed to this, and the looked for options that she would allow, which contained some slower growth that wasn't so "black or white".

Eventually, she chose to outsource to highly skilled employees in Asia

While she would have preferred to work within the UK, she was unwilling to pay these wages at this time.

And we designed recruitment and business processes that allayed her fears of poor quality work

She eventually recognised that she could have her cake and eat it: employees she could afford, recruitment and onboarding processes that prioritised quality and internal SOPs and management which ensured that she was in touch at all stages.

Why is this happening?

ADHD people can be amazing creative thinkers, but they need help, and they don't always allow this

Your patterns are holding you back; you've had these patterns all of your life, and you use them even though they don't always produce successful outcomes.

Let's me be clear: you can change your patterns and habits

It can be difficult for ADHD people to believe they can change their habits due to poor working memory, but it is possible if they're willing to go slowly and use technology effectively.

How does ADHD business coaching with me help?

I'm expert at seeing your patterns in the way you act and talk

You won't know about these yet, which is why you keep going down the same paths that don't work.

Over time, you'll learn to recognise your patterns before they happen.

As we work together, you'll figure out how you act and react, as well as what your real difficulties are.

Then you can choose to try out new paths that might be more successful.

You can stop yourself from automatically and repeatedly going down the same unsuccessful paths, which will let you find and use better ones.

5 questions to ask your ADHD self

1. What would happen in your business if you worked only on tasks you were amazing at?

How will your future prospects change?

2. How would it feel if you fully embraced your ADHD self?

Would you be willing to let go of needing to try to be neurotypical?

3. Do you know how you work at your very best?

What do you choose to do, and not do?

4. Do you feel bad or guilty at times for not managing to complete tasks?

Are there times you give yourself a hard time? Or do others?

5. Are you willing to work with your ADHD - to "swim with the current" - instead of against it?

The choice remains yours.

What they say..

“The difference from my first session to now is life changing for me. The growth is so wonderful”.

— SARA,ENTREPRENEUR

Who am I?​

I'm Phil Drinkwater, ADHD yet a leading transformational business and life coach who supports clients in making the most of their amazing brain that seems to be on steroids!

I'm a Certified Coach with a totally unique approach that will help you understand your ADHD causes you to act and react as you do, and why that leads to the challenges you're facing with your business.

I'll support you as you accept your neurodiverse nature and build a new path forward.

I’ve run my own successful online non-coaching business with up to 20 employees for 22 years

My failures taught me a lot about business, as well as about myself as an ADHD person, about life, and about how I can grow the most. My programme can help you do the same.

I'm also psychology trained

I know that our needs, thoughts, and feelings determine whether or not we succeed, and I know how to change these things to have a more success-oriented mindset.

How will we begin coaching?

What will happen in our Free Discovery Session?

We'll get to know each other, and I'll gain an understanding of what's happening for you, and how your ADHD is involved, so I can suggest a useful path for us working together.

If you're nervous, I'm incredibly kind

It's OK if you're nervous - we'll go at your speed. If you'd prefer, we can take a more gentle route than a discovery call to get started.

All coaching is done online to keep costs accessible to all

People are more used to working from home in different ways since lockdown. I can coach you just as well over an internet video call as I can in person.

What they say..

“Before business coaching, I didn’t believe I could have what I really wanted, and I settled for second, third and fourth best. Now I’m moving forward with what I really want.”

— CHELSEA, EVENTS BUSINESS OWNER

How will we continue?

Pricing for one to one coaching services, and discounted packages

Single sessions for business owners and entrepreneurs are £189 - with a 15% discount in your first year of business. Single sessions for executives are £300. Discounted packages are available.

In coaching, we'll talk about problems you're experiencing, resistance, and how to make a great business and life

We can talk about anything that will help you, but we'll mostly talk about what's challenging and why you don't want to go down certain paths, so we can learn more about you. We'll also figure out how you work best and how all of this fits into the life you really want.

We'll meet every 2 to 3 weeks, usually

I suggest we meet every few weeks, depending on schedules. This allows you to take actions so we can evaluate the effectiveness for you.

How does your future look?

What have you tried so far to solve your ADHD business challenges?

You've probably tried a few things to get ahead. How well do you think they've gone?

Are you serious about improving your situation?

Out of ten, how much do you want success in your business?
Out ten, how certain are that you will achieve success?

What will happen if you continue on as you are?

If you think about the next 5 to 10 years, will you solve your challenges? What will you do differently to increase your chances?

If there was "writing on the wall" about your future, what would it say?

Close your eyes for a second and let this come naturally to you; what's the "writing on the wall" for you?

What they say..

“In just one session, Phil took me from a place of apprehension to one of clarity and confidence. We spent time working out what things I need in order to achieve job satisfaction”.

— MARA, NEW MANAGER

Book a Free Discovery Session

to discuss your business challenges

Available online throughout the UK and internationally

What's a Discovery Session?

Uncertain? Resisting?

Let's do a little bit of coaching to help you make a decision.

What date & time suit you?

If you're nervous about coaching, let's chat on email a bit first, before booking a discovery call.

Not everyone is comfortable with the idea of coaching, and, if that's you, maybe you'd like to know a bit more about the process before booking an online call.
That's OK!
Let's chat a bit on email before taking the next step. And, honestly, you'll be fine since I'm incredibly kind.
Or email phil@phildrinkwater.coach

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