Category: ADHD Education
What should you do if you have ADHD? The answer is often revealed by understanding who you are. In this episode of Attention Talk Radio, ADHD coach Jeff Copper interviews master certified coach David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC, and Founder and President of ADD Coach Academy.
Jeff identifies what he attends to when he's coaching people to help them understand who they are and what they are all about.
David talks about how he uses character strengths to help individuals do the same.
Then they compare their different approaches to understand the contrast between the way Jeff and David think based on “who” they are and use that to explain what careers have worked for them in the past and how they're very different. If you are curious about “who” you are, you'll want to listen.
Here is an article where Caroline Maguire, PCC, ACCG, and Director of ADDCA's ADHD Coaching for Families program, provides a solid list of strategies to improve the management of your brain and activate your executive functions. She also mentions medications and what I like to call "the Pill does not give you the skills." However it can put you on a level playing field so that you can use the strategies Caroline has identified.
By Stephanie Booth
Originally posted on WebMD
This is an important article to read so you can be ready for the ignorance that usually accompanies negative words about undiagnosed ADHD behavior. They simply don't understand and need to be educated by well-trained ADHD coaches. Caroline Maguire, PCC, ACCG, and Director of ADDCA's ADHD Coaching for Families program, has some wonderful suggestions for specific language you can use to diffuse the condescending negative remarks made by those who think they know ADHD.
How to respond to others who express genuine concern, sarcastic comments or judgmental words.
Originally published in U.S. News and World Report
By Jennifer Lea Reynolds, Contributor | Sept. 13, 2017
Originally published in Attention Magazine
by Caroline Maguire, PCC, MEd
Leader of Fundamentals of ADHD Coaching for Families programDownload Article
By David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC ADD Coach Academy
Originally posted on The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders
This is the first in a series of two blog posts discussing and reviewing
Entrepreneurship and psychological disorders: How ADHD can be productively harnessed
In this edition of Attention Talk Radio, host Jeff Copper talks with Dr. Joel Young (www.rcbm.net) about the realities and challenges of working with the ADHD crowd, in both diagnosing ADHD and prescribing medication. If you want to know what it is like to deal with the other side, listen in as this is a very insightful show.
A message from David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC, Founder and President of ADD Coach Academy:
"I wanted to make you all of aware an excellent article featuring ADDCA's Director of Family Training, Caroline Maguire, ACCG, PCC, M. ED, which appeared on July 14th on the prestigious US News and World Report website.
It is very informative with great strategies for those coaches who are working with families who have ADHD kids. It is also a great resource for parents to help with establishing play dates and with a few of their child's social skill challenges."
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.
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).