Does your child struggle to get things done?

No matter what you do, you can’t motivate them to do their homework or housework. Maybe they have a diagnosis like ADD or ADHD—or maybe they just struggle with procrastination.

Either way, you’re beyond frustrated—and you’re tired of this procrastination issue driving a wedge into your parent-child relationship.

If your child is still living at home, you may want someone to take the work of motivating them off your plate. Or if your child is in college, you might be tired of waiting until the end of the semester to find out they’re failing a class.

How Slothzero can help

Slothzero is 1-on-1 personalized support for goal setting, calendar management, and task completion.

Backed by psychological and sociological data on procrastination and motivation, our service teaches clients how to harness their own potential—and gives clinicians the data they need to make better clinical decisions.

Your child is already in therapy to deal with their ADHD diagnosis. Therapy looks backwards to help solve underlying issues behind your child’s behavior, while Slothzero focuses on the present and how to reach day-to-day goals. We work in tandem with you and your child’s therapist to support your child and give them the tools they need to stay on task and finally start getting things done.

The academic literature on procrastination emphasizes the central role of shame and shame avoidance. Clients set big goals for themselves, but when the moment comes, they fear they’ll fail. They avoid the work and enter a shame spiral that leads to even more procrastination.

Our solution is to avoid creating situations where they can fail in the first place.

We focus on the interpersonal aspect of accountability coaching. Our default assumption is that the client will do their work with us. The client never feels ashamed that they failed to do something on their own. If a client decides to complete tasks alone, that’s a win to be celebrated—but we never make these tasks homework.

How the coaching process works

Step 1: Get signed up

Your first step is to get in touch with us. Your therapist might call or email us, or you might reach out to us directly yourself.

Step 2: We set up your scope of work

Our intake team helps you define expectations for your work with us, identify your goals, and establish an ideal time frame.

Step 3: Contract-Centered Coaching (CCC)

One of the hardest parts of getting people with ADHD, ADD, or just problems with organization, planning, and forgetfulness, is knowing what to say to them and how to say it when they need an intervention.

Step 4: What happens in your weekly meetings?

Clients and coaches meet every week to make sure everyone’s on the same page. They follow the same agenda every time to keep their work front of mind in a timely manner—and so clients can see their progress.

Step 5: Regular reassessments and readjustments

Finally, our team makes regular reassessments to refine and optimize the client’s plan for the best results. These reassessments typically take place every 3-6 months.

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Frequently Asked Questions

It’s the dream of Slothzero to train people with new executive skills so that over time, they can function on their own. But the truth is that ADHD is a chronic lifelong condition.

Slothzero may become a permanent part of your life—and there’s no shame in that. We don’t overpromise or underdeliver.

For Peter, our founder, accountability coaching is a permanent part of his life. And that’s okay! ADHD is more like diabetes than pneumonia; it’s a chronic condition.

In medicine, there’s a famous saying: emergency problems require emergency solutions, while chronic problems require chronic solutions.

Accountability coaching also isn’t for everyone. Around 80% of clients stay with us for 16 weeks, but we know that for some people, this isnt’ the right help at the right time. If that’s you, you can cancel at any time without penalty.

For the most part, our coaches are there to be a supportive presence. We provide guardrails and structure to help clients feel empowered to be productive.

Our coaches and clients agree on an accountability system that works best for the client—anywhere from sending a reminder text message, to sitting on a video call while the client completes a task.

But some of our clients struggle with activities of daily living (ADL) and need support just getting off the ground. We can help bridge the gap.

If there are tasks that a client can’t complete on their own, we offer a personal assistance service. With this service, our assistants can help clients complete basic tasks like:

  • Reviewing homework assignments
  • Booking plane tickets
  • Paying a bill
  • Signing up for a new internet provider
  • Booking a rental car

If a client needs our help doing tasks that can be done online or over the phone, we can take care of it for them for an additional hourly rate.

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