Overview and Recommendations
by David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC
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.
We are very pleased to announce that David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC; Founder and President of ADD Coach Academy, has been selected for induction into the 2016 CHADD Hall of Fame.
Honorees to the CHADD Hall of Fame are recognized for their leadership, innovation and commitment to serving the ADHD community.
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?
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.
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.
David Giwerc, MCC, MCAC Founder/President of the ADD Coach Academy will present "Are There Character Strengths Associated with Adult ADHD?"
CHADD 28th Annual International Conference
November 11, 2016 at 4:30 PM Pacific Time
Hilton Orange County/ Costa Mesa, CA
"I have known John Bailey M.D. for almost 20 years, in my role as ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association) President, as an ADHD coach, and when I started the ADD Coach Academy in 1998. Throughout all these roles he has been a wonderful mentor and friend. John is one of the most knowledgeable ADHD family physicians with a specialty in helping patients with medication adjustments that significantly improve the impairing challenges of their ADHD. He is also dedicated to detecting and managing other conditions of patients which complicate the treatment of ADHD.
At past ADDA conferences his sessions are packed and so well received because he has a way of explaining the practical application of ADHD medications, as well as the co-morbid/co-occurring conditions in a way that anyone can understand.
In addition to his friendship, What I most appreciate about John is his quick wit and great sense of humor. John graciously shared some humorous quotes from ADHD patients he has worked with over a number of years. Not only did they hit home, right in the center of my humor muscle, but they also hit the reality button in my head. John brings out the best in everyone with ADHD.
Dr J., we are so thankful for who you are and what you do to make the world for those with ADHD a more joyful, fulfilling place. Thanks for these humorous quotes, which people who have ADHD will immediately relate to. The quotes also help make people with ADHD aware that they are not alone in the challenges that so many people with ADHD face every day .
Finally, John thanks for modeling and teaching me how important it is to have a sense of humor when living with your own ADHD."
Former ADDCA student Kris Moauro wrote a wonderful new song called Colors.
It's a story of self-discovery, self-acceptance and looking at things, people and the world as a whole in a new, non-judgmental way. 'I can see in colors I do it everyday I just don't see the grey'..."
I have ADHD. No, I’ve never been officially diagnosed as an adult.
As a toddler in the early 90s, the teachers just called me “challenged” and told my parents I needed help.
In what I can only describe as heroism, my parents refused to medicate me. Instead, they were advocates for me through and through, and over time, I learned to deal with being endlessly distracted.