Romaney is a graduate of the ADD Coach Academy, a personal-coach training program specializing in ADHD and executive functioning difficulties. She helps her clients with organization, time management, self-advocacy skills, test-taking strategies, prioritizing, managing current obligations and deciding upon new endeavors. Her goal is always to help the people she is working with achieve their goals and be the best they can be.
Romaney experienced a unique educational path resulting from her search for an educational environment best suited to her needs. When her family left the West Coast to move to the South, Romaney interrupted her education and enrolled at Duke University, where she graduated with an A.B. in Economics. From there, Romaney attended Harvard Law School and earned her J.D. Her career as a corporate attorney honed her creative problem-solving skills.
Her experiences raising children with ADHD and executive function issues, as well as different co-morbid conditions, spurred her interest in helping similarly situated young people and their families. Romaney became frustrated by the “one-size-fits-all” approach used by the numerous resources she was referred to for help. It wasn’t until one of her children attended a boarding school with an academic support program that she saw what a teacher/coach could bring to a student with ADHD and other learning differences. Students flourished with this personalized assistance. Seeing her own child experience this support and gain self-confidence as a result fueled Romaney’s desire to similarly help students and their families as well as adults looking to make changes in their lives.
Through her experiences as a parent and coach, Romaney is extremely familiar with public, private independent day and boarding school education. She also has knowledge about wilderness and other similar programs for young people.
Romaney can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908-963-2417.
About bFocused Coaching
As a parent, I saw a child with ADHD and executive function issues absorb the negativity of teachers who dealt with forgotten textbooks, missing or incomplete homework and other issues by saying, “You have to try harder. Be more responsible!” Then he worked with a coach, and I witnessed my child absorb positive feedback and start to recognize his talents and abilities. Even though he is now a young adult, the techniques he learned are still effective, and he still works with his coach!
Once I saw the difference that good coaching can make, I knew I had found my second career. As a coach, my greatest reward is working with other parents’ children, teens and young adults. There’s nothing like seeing their self-esteem grow as we celebrate each success, small and large, and they make the change from “No, I can’t” to “YES, I CAN!”
My training showed me how many techniques I use with children and teens with ADHD also work well with adults. So now, I’ve expanded my services to include people of all ages. Don’t be dragged down by the distractions; let’s work together to help you achieve your goals!
HOW IS COACHING DIFFERENT FROM THERAPY?
Coaching is not therapy, and a coach is not a professionally trained mental health or other health-related professional. Coaching is distinct from traditional therapy in that the focus is on what you want in the here and now and for your future, and how to get there. It is action-oriented. Emotional issues may arise, but there is little emphasis placed on the past and how it may have affected you. If you have goals but are unsure how to achieve them—or feel stuck in a place of inaction— then coaching is for you.
WHAT HAPPENS IN A COACHING SESSION?
Coaching sessions vary depending on the type of coaching being done and the very specific goals and objectives of the individual client. Coaching may occur in person, via phone, or online (e.g., FaceTime, Skype). The client lays the framework for the work to be done, and through active listening and questioning, coach and client work together to help the client identify strengths, acknowledge obstacles, consider alternate perspectives, and develop plans to achieve stated goals. Sessions end by evaluating what was achieved with respect to short- and long-term stated goals and discussing next steps. Often, the client will leave the coaching session with work to be done prior to the next session. This work is instrumental in helping the client achieve the stated objectives.
HOW LONG DO PEOPLE GENERALLY WORK WITH A COACH?
The answer to this question depends on the type of coaching being done and the individual. Students and coaches generally work together once a week throughout the school year, although it can increase during midterms and finals and sometimes go through the summer. Some clients have an objective that can be achieved in one concentrated coaching session, such as developing and implementing an organizational system for an office. Other types of coaching can occur as often as the client desires, although it is generally recommended that clients make an initial three- or six-month commitment. At the end of this period, we will evaluate where you are with respect to your stated goals and discuss options for continued coaching.
DO INSURANCE COMPANIES COVER COACHING?
Currently, coaching services are not covered by insurance.
IS COACHING CONFIDENTIAL?
Coaching conversations are confidential, and information shared will not be disclosed without the permission of the client. Coaching conversations are not privileged for legal purposes, however.
HOW CAN I LEARN MORE?
View the services offered by Romaney Berson and bFocused Coaching, or contact us at email@example.com or 908-964-2417.