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
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).
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Have you wondered what ADHD coaching can do for you?
This is a poem written by Erin Dingle, following a session with Laura Godfrey, her ADHD coach, that answers that question.
The ADHD filter often takes in more of the world around us.
It can either lead to overwhelm, or a connection to a perspective so brilliant, that when articulated, it shines the light on new pathways, products and possibilities.
- David Giwerc
By David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC
Self-Esteem, Self-Efficacy, and Resources in Adults with ADHD Patricia Elizabeth Newark1, Marina Elsässer1, and Rolf-Dieter Stieglitz1 2012
Those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are often targets of very negative, hurtful comments. When attacked, they experience an amygdala hijack and fall into fight, flight, or freeze, which can trigger hours of rumination.
An environment that encourages open curiosity and conversation is ADHD conducive to catalyzing creative forms of expression and innovation.
The hyper focus of the ADHD brain can be an attribute when focused on positive, purposeful tasks and goals.
However, it is important to strike a balance of activities that do not place all the ADHD enthusiasm and energy in only one arena at the expense of other important pathways to growth.
- David Giwerc