Category: Coach Training

Fundamentals of ADHD Coaching for Families program is now ICF approved

Coach Training | Home Page News and Announcements | Public Newsletters

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.



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Accreditation Matters - Find Out Why

Coach Training

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






Accreditation Matters: How are Certification, Credentialing, & Accreditation Different?

ADHD Education | Coach Training

To recap our first 3 articles in the series:

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:

  1. Quality coach training programs are accredited (by ICF and PAAC)
  2. Individual coaches apply for certification as a credentialed professional coach (from the accredited program and/or ICF and PAAC).


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Why do Adults with ADHD Choose Strength-based Coaching Over Public/Mental Health Care?

ADHD Education | Coach Training | Research

Overview and Recommendations

by David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC



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The Preeminent Governing Bodies of Professional Coaching and What They Do - Accreditation Matters

Coach Training

We previously discussed the issues facing the ADHD coaching profession: anyone can call themselves an ADHD coach, regardless whether they have actually received any training.

The second article in our series is about how to identify quality training and what a client seeking a qualified, certified ADHD coach, from an accredited program, needs to know to make an informed decision based on facts, not conjecture.



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ADHD Coaches (and Their Training) Are Not Created Equal - Accreditation Matters

ADHD Education | Coach Training

Distinguishing Between Certification, Credentialing, and Accreditation

The following is a multi-part article that addresses a vital need in both the ADHD community of adults, and the life coaching profession: what do we do with an industry that doesn’t regulate its coaches, where anyone can call themselves a “certified” ADHD coach regardless of whether they have actually received training from a credible, established, accredited program? 

How are adults—especially those who’ve only discovered their ADHD diagnoses in recent years—supposed to find a qualified coach with highly specialized training in adult ADHD? 

For that matter, why should an adult take advantage of all the support a coach can offer when anyone is allowed to call themselves an ADHD coach?



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ADHD Coaching: An Integral Component of Effective Comprehensive Treatment for Adults with ADHD

ADHD Education | Coach Training | David Giwerc

by David Giwerc

Research clearly indicates psychopharmacology’s prominent role as an ADHD intervention.

Even if the primary care physician is comfortable with treating an ADHD adult, the typical office visit does not allow sufficient time to address every issue that confronts the newly diagnosed adult ADHD patient. 

The patient may leave with an appropriate ADHD medication regimen, but many other critical problems related to the diagnosis may remain unaddressed.



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Why Is The Virtual Learning Experience at the ADD Coach Academy So Powerful?

ADHD Education | Coach Training

Since its inception in 1999, the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) has embraced both distance e-Learning and adult learning principles in our ADHD coach training and educational courses. 

Our program is specifically designed to leverage the advantages of voice-to-voice training, traditional classroom structure, and interactive, flexible, creative online learning. 

It’s designed to engage and activate the unique brain wiring of all of our coaching students.



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PAAC Certification Change

Coach Training

Effective immediately, the PAAC board has announced an adjustment to the mentor coaching hours required to apply for PAAC certification. 



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Professional Collaboration in ADD Coaching

Coach Training

Collaboration in coaching is the joint effort of two or more people working for the best interests of the client. The ADD client does not live, play, work or socialize in a vacuum, therefore, collaboration among key people in the client's life can be not only helpful, but also essential. In addition there are co-morbid challenges associated with ADD, such as learning disabilities, anxiety, sleep disorders and depression.



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