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.
Master Coach, and ADDCA Teleclass leader, Jay Perry wrote this powerful poem.
Ultimately, the quality of life for individuals with ADHD is affected by their ability to pause and use self-restraint - essentially applying your mind’s mental brakes. Pausing is the difference between reacting with old patterns of negative behavior that result in dire consequences, versus consciously responding by discerning your optimal options -before taking action- which can lead to a better outcome.
David Giwerc, Founder/President of the ADD Coach Academy, MCAC, MCC, presents “The Seven Big Benefits of Pausing for People with ADHD”, and explains how it can significantly improve your quality of life.
The 2016 Founder's Award for distinguished service to the professional ADHD community was awarded to David Giwerc by ACO, the ADHD Coaching Organization.
Giwerc, MCAC MCC Founder/President of the ADD Coach Academy, received the award on Friday, April 29th at the 2016 ACO Conference in Reston, Virginia.
The ADD Coach Academy Participates in Award Winning Research
The ADD Coach Academy is proud to announce that J. Russell Ramsay, Ph.D, first author, received one of four best research awards, for his poster, “Are There Character Strengths Associated with Adult ADHD? Comparison of ADHD Adults and Controls on the VIA Inventory of Strengths", at this year's APSARD conference (The American Professional Society of ADHD and Related Disorders) held in Washington DC on January 16-18 2016.
David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC, Founder & President of the ADD Coach Academy, co-presented the poster with Dr. Ramsay, and is the second author of the award winning poster.
In addition, Dr. Ramsey and David Giwerc presented a second research poster: "Are There Virtues Associated with Adult ADHD? Comparison of ADHD Adults and Controls on the VIA Inventory of Strengths”.
I read this wonderful articleabout the oldest man alive, Yisrael Kristal, who is 112 years old and is a Holocaust survivor:
His life and his attitude towards all the tragedy he has experienced, enlightened and inspired me with this thought:
It's not how old you are identified externally. It's how old you feel inspired, internally, which keeps your soul motivated eternally.
- David Giwerc