Work & Life Coaching

Adult autistics think, feel and choose differently from adult NeuroTypicals. I can help by using autistic strategies that work, rather than unsuitable NeuroTypical strategies which usually lead to failure, resentment and hurt. I advise and mentor speaking teenage and adult autistics on life matters including, but not limited to:

  • Employment: Finding, keeping and advancing in a chosen career, even one which may seem unrealistic
  • Social Skills: Interacting, interpreting and working with other people
  • Dating/Intimacy: Finding, keeping and deepening an intimate relationship
  • Money: Understanding, budgeting, managing and investing with money
  • Emotions: Resolving and letting go of pain and suffering
  • Physical Body: Taking care of and becoming comfortable with our physical body and senses
  • Purpose: Finding a positive purpose and direction in Life
  • Spirituality: Dealing with the unseen inner world, finding meaning in life

 

Possible areas to work on:

  • Negotiate agreements with family members
  • Resolve family, social, school and work disputes peacefully and positively
  • Engaging with people in a casual setting
  • Responding appropriately to social cues and norms
  • Create and maintain meaningful social relationships
  • Use appropriate ways to attract and date romantic interests
  • Build and manage social networks (both online and real-world)
  • Guard against psychopaths, cheats and other problematic people
  • Devise long-term, sustainable employment strategies
  • Teach useful skills that can lead to employment
  • Develop raw talents into a competitive advantage
  • Find passions and talents with real-life work experience
  • Develop a healthy work-life balance
  • Stay focused on tasks and work
  • Plan, prioritize and strategize on how to complete tasks and projects
  • Role-play job interviews and work scenarios
  • Start freelance services or a small business
  • Develop self-awareness and self-control
  • Work with anxiety, anger, depression and other emotions
  • Build up self-esteem and confidence
  • Develop practical creativity
  • Replace unhealthy habits with healthy ones
  • Develop time management skills
  • Improve Personal Hygiene and Grooming
  • Prepare for upcoming major life transitions and events
  • Challenge own assumptions and think critically
  • Work and succeed with meaningful goals
  • Broaden perspectives with new experiences and friends
  • Find effective ways to live independently
  • Increase happiness and satisfaction with life

 

Steps for coaching clients:

  • Be a buddy first to gain rapport and understanding
  • Give honest feedback to all stakeholders from a neutral perspective
  • Propose a customized plan of action
  • Work together with all parties to implement changes