Coaching helps you reach your potential. Everyone has a running dialog in their head, there are many “coulds” and “what ifs” that don’t see the light of day because the “shoulds” get in the way. These words are signs that we are not living to our full potential; they help me to guide you to a better quality of life. Coaching can help you to focus on your goals so you achieve what you know you are capable of.
Work with your strengths! I believe that everyone has strengths that they could use better to realize more success. I feel that working from your strengths will allow you to succeed more and with less cost in energy or unhappiness. It excites me to think of helping people to tap into the energy they get when they are working on projects they really believe in. I enjoy seeing the change as people become more successful.
I like People with ADD. I chose to specialize in ADD because I LIKE people who have ADD. Though ADD can have its challenges, in my mind the benefits outshine, outtalk, overwhelm and just plain wear out the negatives.
I love my ADD traits. The things I love best about myself are some of my ADD traits. I would not trade my creativity, fast mind, or quirky sense of humor to fix a lifetime of missed deadlines and clutter. There are skills that can be learned to be better organized, more mindful of deadlines, adapt to lapses in short term memory. With some work, you can change impulsivity into responsible spontaneity. But, I don’t know of any way to learn to make your mind do that fast-acting, quick-jumping, creative dance that I so love in ADD people.
I want to be part of your success. I became a professional coach because I am passionate about how much potential is out there just waiting to be set free. I want to be part of that process.
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My journey to coaching. I followed a circular path to my career in coaching. I studied Communication in college because I am fascinated by how people think and interact. When I finished my master's degree I pursued my interest in technology. I moved to the greater Boston area and started my career in software testing and technical documentation. After years in technology I swung full circle back to my communication roots. Coaching is an extension of my interest in communication; it is a natural fit for me. Once I realized this I enrolled in two separate coach-training programs, one for general coaching skills and one specializing in ADD, and I started my business.
Where I came from. More about me... I was born and raised as a Maine-iac. My younger brother and I grew up in a French Catholic town in southern Maine. Everyone had a Memere and Pepere (Grandmother and Grandfather). We had pb&j or creton (pork pate) sandwiches for lunch. French words were used so often one of my friends didn’t know he wasn’t talking English until he went away to college. We lived across the street from my Memere and some Aunts and Uncle and everybody knew everybody else. It was a good place to grow up.
Everything interests me. I lived on the outskirts of Boston for several years, but the Maine in me finally broke through and I'm now living back in Southern Maine. I am very happy to have easy access to nature, since I love to camp, canoe, hike, ski, snowshoe or otherwise enjoy the outdoors. Additionally, I love to travel, read, and try anything that is new. Most things interest me, so I don’t run out of new activities. I have a strange affinity for logic problems, and I like to do crafty things on occasion to let my creative side show. Also, I make quilts. I don't get to do this often, but when I do I quilt like a fiend. I sit at my grandmother's old singer and drive it at full tilt.
My Life is Good. I am fortunate to have wonderful friends and close family. I still live a rather dual life because I hop back and forth between my community of friends and family in Maine and those in Massachusetts. Overall, life is good.
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Coach Training, 2002 CTI, The Coaches Training Institute, Providence, Rhode Island
ADD Coaching Training, 2002 ADDCA, ADD Coaching Academy, Slingerlands, New York
Conference Sessions, 2002 & 2004 Annual ADDA Conference
Conference Sessions, 2003 International ADHD Coaching Conference
Conference Sessions, 2002 Baltimore C.H.A.D.D.
Master of Arts, Communication, 1995 University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Focus: organizational, team and interpersonal communication
Bachelor of Arts, Communication, 1993 University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
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I’ve worked in many fields. Because I worked through college I’ve gained vast and interesting work experience. I have worked in most of the big job sectors:
- Software and project work in the corporate world
- Dental assistant in a private practice
- Factory worker in the manufacturing sector
- Research Assistant in Education
- Census Taker for the government
- Volunteer work in the non-profit sector
- Obligatory start in fast food
Summary of my software years. The majority of my professional career was in the software field. I’m including the highlights for those of you who may be looking for someone who understands the software field.
- Head of Quality Assurance and Technical Documentation
- Created Quality Assurance department from scratch
- Years of contract work – great variety, fast-paced learning
- Researched and implemented change based on industry standards and the software cycle
- Assisted in redesign of development processes and workflow
- Helped to implement version control
- I worked in large, mid, and small sized software companies
- Wrote many, many manuals and online help programs
- Created installation programs
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Sheri Hall is a Life Coach who specializes in ADHD.
She lives with it.
Works with it.
Sheri has been providing professional and friendly life