ADDCA is excited to announce the Fundamentals of ADHD Coaching for Families program is now an approved track within the ADDCA comprehensive coach training program as accredited by ICF.
by David Giwerc
Why can’t I be perfect? Why can’t I be the best? Why can’t I be the center? Why can’t I be the richest? Why can’t I be revered? Why can’t I be the star? Why can’t I be …? …and when I paused, I realized:
Stimulant diversion, which can range from giving a friend a single pill to selling one’s prescribed pills to others, is on the rise; and young adults, particularly college students, are the primary source of this increasing and troubling form of prescription medication misuse.
By David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC
ADDentifiers are words that seem similar in meaning but when articulated identify the shifts the ADHDer is missing.
ADDentifiers describe the lower level of functioning and encourage the client to move up to the next level of ADDentification.
Happy Thanksgetting Published on November 26, 2015
by Jay Perry Chief Talent Champion / Take Charge of Your Talent
All ADHD coaches (and their training) are not created equal
David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC, and Jeff Copper, MBA, PCC, PCAC, CPCC, ACG talk about the importance of going through an accredited coach training program.
Earning a certification from an accredited ADHD life coach training program distinguishes you as an elite professional ADHD coach.
Accreditation Matters article series - Part 1 – Part 2 – Part 3 – Part 4
When: August 24 - 26
Where: Washington DC
Registration: Register here
When: November 9th - 11th, 2017
Where: Atlanta GA
Registration: Coming soon
To recap our first 3 articles in the series:
- Anyone can call themselves an ADHD coach regardless of their training and qualifications
- The preeminent governing bodies in the coaching profession, ICF, PAAC, develop standards that accredited coach training programs must meet
- ADHD coaches need special training in both the ICF life coaching competencies and the ADHD Coaching competencies (PAAC), plus an understanding of the ADHD brain and other specialty areas related to executive functions.
Now we will talk about the different types of ICF and PAAC certification.
When looking for a quality ADHD coach or ADHD coach training program, it’s important to remember two things:
- Quality coach training programs are accredited (by ICF and PAAC)
- Individual coaches apply for certification as a credentialed professional coach (from the accredited program and/or ICF and PAAC).
The Academic Success Center team at Tulane University, led by ADDCA graduate Michele Oelking, was recently awarded the President's Staff Excellence Award.