As a coach, I partner with you so that you can deepen your capacity for creativity, self-discovery, and joy. I recognize that you are the expert on your life and what you need; I am an informed tour guide on your journey. I work with you to develop executive functioning skills, such as planning and emotional regulation, while recognizing that many aspects of the world are not designed with neurodivergent people in mind. I take a holistic approach, meaning that regardless of your primary concern, I get to know you as a whole person: your strengths, passions, and plans for your future.
Coaching is highly individualized, so while I list some ways that coaching can help below, keep in mind that these can vary greatly from person to person. I can help you better understand how neurological differences, such as ADHD, autism, or learning disabilities, are impacting how you get things done. Together, we can come up with strategies that maximize your strengths and build on what you are already doing. We can develop functional routines, create scripts for communicating about your needs, and reduce your stress.
In coaching you can:
Learn to prioritize tasks in a way that makes sense for your brain.
Turn those “yucky” tasks you’ve been avoiding into lists of manageable, actionable steps.
Become more knowledgeable about how your brain works, and how this impacts your ability to retain and process information.
Learn how to reduce distractions in your environment.
Develop a more comprehensive understanding of your access needs so that you are better able to communicate them to the important people in your life.
Create a set of routines or a schedule that provides optimal levels of structure, spontaneity, and downtime.
Develop your observational and introspective skills so that you are better able to identify the activities, routines, and people that increase your energy level and motivation.
Create an accountability plan so that you are able to make progress on personal projects, even in the absence of external deadlines.
I highly recommend Tasha Chemel. She helped me tremendously with my capstone paper. She taught me how to research my topic properly, organize my information, and structure my thesis paper. She also does a great job editing and explains each edit. Tasha was patient with me and very professional. I passed my capstone class! And this is thanks to her teaching me how to write a proper thesis paper.
A tutoring client
Tasha was instrumental in my success in my past few semesters at Berklee, and what she taught me continues to impact how I function in everyday life. She is so kind and ready to help with whatever I would bring to her each week, and she worked through things in a practical way while noting and addressing emotions that would come up with tasks, and helped me deduce the “why” while giving me tools to change my thought processes. For example, I now can make a schedule or plan for myself to get anything done, from appointments to schoolwork to chores and self-care. She has been truly amazing and I hope everyone can find a Tasha in their lives.
A coaching client
Tasha has been incredible at helping me build executive function skills and techniques that I had been lacking. I had recently been diagnosed in my mid-thirties as having ADHD. Tasha has helped me examine and evaluate how I handle fundamental skills around stress, task management, task execution, and avoidance. It’s an ongoing process and lifelong skills to master, and I’m glad to have Tasha as a coach to help me every step of the way.
A coaching client
I’ve been working with Tasha for nine weeks, and in that time have made more progress than in the previous nine months! She’s offered some fantastic insights, which have enabled me to achieve major milestones in multiple areas of my life. Tasha was also very flexible and accommodating when I wanted to introduce a coaching methodology of my own into our sessions. Absolutely worth every penny; I would recommend her without hesitation.