By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – January 30, 2023
Do you control what you pay attention to? Think about it! On the one hand, we have politicians, marketers, and corporate America all fighting to gain control of what we pay attention to for their own self-serving benefit. On the other hand, we have our pets, friends, parents, kids, and significant others all desperately vying for us to pay attention to them. Let’s face it, paying attention is hard work! It takes effort… and lots of it. Continue reading “Coaching: An Industry Born of Need” →
By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – December 19, 2022
We are living in a DIY world. It’s convenient for society if we all conform and do it “their way.” More and more, systems are being created to supposedly make things easier through automation and other technologies, but the user experience is usually not considered. Makers of these systems don’t give enough consideration to what the customer experience is like, and as a result, we end up feeling like we must case manage our day-to-day lives. Continue reading “Ping Pong, Anyone? It Isn’t Always a Game Anymore” →
By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – October 31, 2022
Time and again, I have written about attention, and time and again, I have tried to illustrate that whatever seems to be obvious to you is a function of what you are paying attention to. So, if you want to pay attention to the right thing, then you need to pay attention to how things work by focusing on the process, not the result. To demonstrate that I really do practice what I preach, I will share with you an experience of how I put these principles into play a few days ago in my own life. Continue reading “Puberty: My Teenager is Under the Influence!” →
By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – October 10, 2022
Since the early 19th century ushered in the Industrial Revolution, we as a society have evolved from a one-size-fits-all way of doing things to a more highly customizable system of producing consumer goods. Now, humankind itself is finally starting to develop a better understanding of, and appreciation for, the diverse makeup of its people. More and more advocates are focusing on differences in ethnicity, sexuality, and gender. When it comes to neurodiversity, however, for the most part, many are still silent.
Continue reading “A Call for Neurodiversity Coaching Specialists” →
By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – Published October 3, 2022
In preparing for ADHD Awareness Month in 2014, I realized that ADHD coaching first appeared in print in the book Driven to Distraction by Dr. Ned Hallowell and Dr. John Ratey. This book has been the best-selling book on ADHD of all time. To bring awareness to the public, I reached out to Dr. Ned Hallowell. Together, we did a podcast on Attention Talk Radio, acknowledging the 20th anniversary of the birth of ADHD coaching as an intervention.
Continue reading “ADHD Coaching, the Evolution of the Intervention” →
By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – September 5, 2022
If you’ve got ADHD and truly observe your behavior, you might come to realize that thinking is effortful. It’s very challenging for people with ADHD to actually pause and engage their thinking mind to override their automatic responses. There is value in doing that if you actually make that happen. Continue reading “The Challenges of ADHD in Our Self-Centered World” →
By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – August 8, 2022
We’re happy to announce that Attention Talk Radio podcasts are now available on Amazon Music. Amazon Music provides streaming and downloading of music and podcasts for thousands of selections. You can search by playlist, artist, album, song, genres, or title. You can even use your Alexa device to request a specific selection.
Continue reading “We Are Now Prime Time!” →
By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – July 11, 2022
Organizing your miscellaneous thoughts and ideas? UGH! The topic of getting organized comes up frequently in coaching, and I can relate to that personally. For instance, there’s a miscellaneous drawer in my kitchen. It’s the depository for things that don’t have a home. The top drawer of my bedroom chest serves the same purpose. Ditto my workbench in the garage. Continue reading “Embrace Miscellaneous Organization for Your Ideas” →
By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – June 13, 2022
What is self-awareness? Is it just being aware of your own internal emotions and feelings? Is it being able to see yourself in the third person? Or is it being able to see life and situations at a higher level, not just awareness of yourself, but awareness of others? Many people with ADHD struggle with self-awareness.
They feel threatened by it because they are sometimes lost in their head. They are also unaware of the plights of others. They’re often consumed with their own challenges and sometimes don’t realize the challenges of others. Sometimes we need just to step out of ourselves to understand it. Continue reading “A Lesson in Self-Awareness” →
By Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG – May 16, 2022
In my talks, podcasts, and videos, I relate information and helpful advice on various topics concerning ADHD and attention. From time to time, I receive comments and questions from folks disagreeing with what I say, because they “feel” what they are doing works for them. Continue reading “How Controversy Speaks to Self-Awareness” →