Learn the Art of Getting Along with Everyone. Social struggles are common for many people. Friendly chit-chat and banter do not come naturally. Forcing conversations with coworkers, school peers, neighbors and community members can leave you feeling awkward, rejected and exhausted. What’s at the heart of this?
Caroline Maguire, M. Ed, will introduce the deep-seated relationship between self-awareness and social connection. The ability to self-evaluate, to “read the room” and to predict reactions – from ourselves and others – is intimately connected to how we contribute and relate. You will walk away with an understanding of your specific limitations and the tools that you or your child need to build self-awareness. Learn helpful suggestions on how to be the kind of individual others find interesting and attractive. The good news is that with understanding and practice, we can greatly improve self-awareness and in turn, create limitless, meaningful connections.
- Learn why some people with ADHD struggle with social skills and how weak executive function often leads to social challenges.
- Identify the common problems adults with ADHD face when they attempt to improve their social skills.
- Demonstrate the coaching process so participants know how to coach themselves new social approach.
Who: Caroline Maguire, M.ed., PCC
Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., ACCG, PCC, holds a Master’s in Education with a concentration in SEL training. She is a regular presenter for ADDA, social skills columnist for CHADD’S Attention magazine and is the founder and director of The Fundamentals of ADHD Coaching for Families training curriculum at ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA). She is the author of Why Will No One Play with Me?, the winner of 3 awards including the Best Parenting and Family Book 2020 as awarded by American Book Fest. As an author, speaker, media contributor, and founder of a social emotional learning methodology, her primary focus has been to help people of all ages make friends and thrive. Follow her at @AuthorCarolineM