Become an ADHD Coach

Do you have a strong desire to become an ADHD coach and empower individuals with ADHD to make greater strides in their lives?


If so, the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA), is the coach training organization for you. ADDCA is the global leader and pioneer in the specialty arena of ADHD Coach training and the only comprehensive ADHD Coach Training Program fully accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the governing body of the coaching profession (ACTP accredited) and by the Professional Association for ADHD Coaches (PAAC), the governing body of the ADHD Coaching Profession (AACTP accredited)

You will find that your journey though ADHD coach training is one of personal as well as professional growth and discovery.  The ADD Coach Academy learning experience is designed around a coaching framework. Get trained in the core competencies of ADHD coaching, as identified both the ICF and PAAC, and develop a deep understanding of ADHD and the confidence to powerfully coach individuals with ADHD. Learn to coach children, adults  and all ages in between.

Free Introductory Teleclass

If you are interested in learning more about any of our programs, the best place to start is by listening to our Get Better Educated teleclass. This is a free recording you can listen to anytime that will provide you with an introduction to our programs, courses, philosophy, etc. Find Out More

Listed below are the coach training programs we offer for those with no prior coach training. Each program includes a different set of courses.

Basic ADHD Coach Training

In the Basic Coach Training program, you will learn the fundamental core skills of the coaching process, practice how to effectively employ those skills, and experience how coaching can have a positive impact on clients with ADHD.

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Advanced ADHD Coach Training

The Basic program gives you the building blocks of coaching and of understanding ADHD. 

The Advanced program challenges you to take your intellectual knowledge of ADHD, executive functioning, basic neuroscience, the coaching conversation, habit change, mindfulness, and positive psychology and, through in-class exercises and practice, incorporate all of it into your very bones so that you truly listen, see, and question from an ADHD coach’s perspective.

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Are you already a Life Coach who Wants ADHD Certification?

Our Professional Advanced Program could be for you!

The Professional Advanced ADHD Coach Program (PACG) is an advanced level program built for coaches who have already been trained in core coaching competencies and who want to add the ADHD coaching component to their skill sets. Find Out More!

Not sure you are ready to commit to the ADHD Coach Training program?

If you are not ready to commit to the ADHD Coach Training program, please look at our educational courses, Simply ADHD and Personal Transformation.  

These educational courses will give you a new awareness and understanding of your own ADHD (or of someone you care about) that you never had before, so that you can begin to realize what you need to do with the strengths and passion you already possess. 

These educational courses are also the first two courses in our Coach Training programs. They can be applied to the Coach Training program if you decide to pursue it at a later date.

Mentor Group Coaching Program

Are you looking to complete your Mentor Coaching Requirements for Certification or Recertification? 

If so, we have good news! We are offering an accessible, affordable path to get you there with an exciting Mentor Group Coaching Program, designed to get you there.

Who is the Mentor Group Coaching Program for?

ADDCA trained Coaches:  (Note: Participant must at least half-way though Module 102)

  • Seeking to improve their skills in preparation for their next level of ADDCA, PAAC and/or ICF certification or ICF recertification

Coaches trained at other ACTP programs:

  • Seeking to improve their skills in preparation for their next level of ADDCA, PAAC and/or ICF certification or ICF recertification

The Focus of the Mentor Group Coaching Program: 

This upcoming Mentor Group Coaching Program, developed by mentor coach and teleclass leader, Jeff Copper, PCAC, PCC, ACG includes 7 one-hour Mentor Group Coaching  teleclasses, plus a valued-added recording which will focus on skill development and effective use of the coaching competencies. 

Through a supportive, interactive group environment, you will be encouraged to practice your coaching skills in order to build greater knowledge, aptitude and proficiency facilitating the coaching process. This Mentor Group Coaching program will increase your confidence coaching clients and prepare you for ADDCA, PAAC and/or ICF certification.

 Note: The requirements for ADDCA, PAAC and ICF certification are a minimum of 10 hours, of which up to 7 hours can be  mentor group coaching. (3 hours must be with an individual mentor coach). This program will provide you with 7 of the 10 required mentor coaching hours needed for certification. 

What's Included? 

A Pre-Program "Bonus":  “Pressure and the Art of Managing Verbal Processors” Audio Recording

 In preparation for the first teleclass, participants are required to listen to an audio recording which will provide an in-depth look at the nature of pressure, its impact on coaches and clients, and an open discussion around the art of managing “verbal processors."

Teleclass 1: A Pressure Free Coaching Agreement: Pressure can paralyze ADHD coaches and their clients. Effectively managing pressure and strengthening your client's emotional intelligence are key elements to creating a collaborative, authentic coaching agreement.

Teleclass 2: "Getting” Your Client: The art of receiving and understanding HOW to “get” the WHO of each client! (Building trust and intimacy) 

Teleclass 3: Powerful Questions Made Easy: Getting out of your head and learning to actively listen to what the client wants. Powerful listening will lead you to powerful questioning. 

Teleclass 4: Excavating the Coaching Topic: Understanding how to get past the client's barriers and empower them to focus on their true goals and desires. It's all about getting to the power of the ''Aha." 

Teleclass 5: Listening Beyond Labels: Labels can be very misleading. Learning to attend to how something uniquely functions and the role it plays in moving your clients forward.

Teleclass 6: Mentor the Mentor Coach: Understanding the differences in telling, teaching, and involving. "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn." Benjamin Franklin 

Teleclass 7: Empowering Your Client : Inviting meaningful exploration and inspiring purposeful client action by asking evocative questions.

Post Program Bonus: 

As an added value to this outstanding mentor coaching program, Jeff will provide you with an easy and effective method for getting powerful testimonials from your clients. Testimonials which attest to the significant and life-changing value of your coaching!

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