Advanced ADHD Coach Training
For an individual who wishes to become a professional Coach -- or just develop exceptional coaching skills -- register for the Advanced ADHD Coach Training Program, the most comprehensive and effective training program for new and experienced coaches. (The Advanced program includes all of the modules from the Basic program)
(part of our ACTP Accredited Program)
During the Advanced Coach Training Program each student will focus on learning and practicing the coaching process, skills and models in depth.
Students completing this level of training will:
- Significantly raise the proficiency level of their coaching skills.
- Become more confident in facilitating the coaching process
- Empower their clients to take powerful action that will manifest in improved performance, greater success and fulfillment
What is included in the Advanced ADHD Coach Training program tuition?
Long Distance Learning: All teleclasses are conducted on the highest quality fiber optic telephone bridge lines
Module 99 (Simply ADHD Course)
2 teleclasses / week for 6 weeks (19.5 training hours)
Module 100 (Personal Transformation Course)
2 teleclasses / week for 9 weeks (27 training hours)
Module 101-104 (Basic ADHD Coach Training Course)
2-3 teleclasses / week for 16 weeks (45 training hours)
Module 201-207 (Advanced ADHD Coach Training Course)
2-3 teleclasses / week for 32 weeks (91 training hours)
90 minutes (Module 207-60 minutes)
We have gone green! You will receive four extensive, well-organized electronic ADDCA manuals, which include mind maps for visual learners, proprietary coaching models, and skill sets. Each manual module can be accessed right before the next course begins. (Hard copy manuals are available for additional charge at checkout).
Password-protected student portal:
The student portal provides access to teleclass recordings, library, forums and announcements.
All teleclasses are recorded so if you miss an occasional teleclass or just want to review, you can listen to the recording 24/7. Listen on your computer or download to your iPod!
Coaching Skills Practicum:
Coaching Skills Practicum (Modules 104, 207) teleclasses provide you opportunities to practice your skills and receive feedback from a credentialed teleclass leader. These Coaching Skills Practicum teleclasses occur throughout the Basic and Advanced modules. Conducted on the highest quality fiber optic telephone bridge lines, they occur on opposite days of your general teleclasses but usually at the same time of day.
You will be matched with a classmate learning partner and be given weekly coaching exercises so that you can practice each skill in greater depth, in addition to receiving important feedback.
Marketing Support for Coach Graduates:
You will receive a free listing promoting your coaching practice on our highly visited, resourceful and easy to navigate ADDCA Coach Directory upon graduation from the Advanced (ACG*) program, or upon attaining your certification with an ACCG* designation.
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Please note: The cost of the program does not include..
The Cost for Phone Calls or Internet - Find Out More
The Cost for Mentor Coaching
The Mentor Coaching requirements are cumulative.
The approximate cost Mentor Coaching for the Basic Coach Training would be $750.
The approximate cost Mentor Coaching for the Advanced Coach Training would be additional $750.
The International Coach Federation requires 10 or more hours of mentor coaching to apply for certification, and as an accredited program ADDCA prepares you for certification by mirroring the mentor coach hours requirement. ADDCA does provide a recommended list of mentor coaches who have agreed to hold a few reduced-rate spots for ADDCA mentees.
There is an application fee when you apply for the ACCG* certification exam.
ACG = ADDCA Coach Graduate (Advanced Program)
ACCG = ADDCA Certified Coach Graduate (Advanced Program)
Course ModulesSimply ADHD Course (M-99)
This foundational course will provide you with an understanding of the breadth and depth of ADHD and executive functions described in everyday language. We explore the aspects of ADHD from a challenge as well as a strength context, look at environments for success, and offer some of the related neuroscience and concepts that apply to each ADHD trait.
We also provide proven tools, proprietary models, and strategies that powerfully support those impacted by ADHD to allow them to minimize and/or manage it so they can live more joyful, fulfilling lives.
Personal Transformation (PT) (M-100)
During this next foundational course, you will engage in a transformational exploration of a set of coaching tools you will use first for yourself, then with your ADHD clients. You will participate in your own process of growth and self development while also learning from the process of others. You'll get your first look at the ADDCA Foundational Principles which will provide you with a powerful lens to view your best, authentic self and begin developing your own foundational principles upon which your coaching business will stand.
The end goal of the PT classes is to create a clear picture of the key strengths, values, and attributes which genuinely identify who you are so that what you choose to do with your life is aligned with your core essence as a human being. This will allow you to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of what your clients with and without ADHD will experience in their own journey toward personal growth, success and fulfillment. It will provide you with expanded insight and confidence as you integrate the ADHD coaching skills with your future clients.
Introduction to Coaching (M-101)
This module is designed to introduce you to personal life coaching. We'll define coaching and discuss what it means to be a coach. We'll also look at how life coaching is distinguished from other professions such as therapy or counseling, and how ADHD coaching differs from general life coaching. You'll get your first look at the International Coach Federation's Core Coaching Competencies and the ethical guidelines we follow as well as look at the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches' Core Coaching Competencies and Ethics.
Our goal is that by the end of this module, you'll have your own way to explain what coaching is, and specifically what ADHD coaching can do to support those impacted by ADHD.
LEAP & QuestVersation© Models (M-102)
This module is designed to introduce you to two basic ADDCA coaching models:
- LEAP - the four stages of client development and growth
QuestVersation© - focuses on a Quest for client clarity utilizing skills that are essential for a disciplined coaching conversation
These models will serve as a foundation for your coaching. They will inform and guide you throughout every coaching session in your training and in your future coaching practice.
As you learn the steps of the coaching conversation and skills used in each step, you will also learn how to utilize the coaching competencies within the conversation. Practicing the competencies within the coaching conversation will prepare you to become a certified coach.
This module challenges you to learn the structure of an ADHD coaching conversation plus some basic tools for each step so you are prepared to successfully practice your coaching skills with clients at a basic level of coaching.
Establishing the Coaching Partnership (M-103)
This module invites you to think about the coaching relationship and how to establish a strong partnership of trust. You will explore what you need to start a coaching relationship off on a strong note, and you will use our ADDCA forms to develop your first Welcome Packet which will uniquely position you and your coaching practice in the marketplace.
This module also encourages you to explore and identify your first target market, set fees, and develop a basic business and marketing plan to attract coaching clients. You will practice introducing yourself as a coach and explore how to enroll new clients. This module invites you to develop processes for your coaching business and decide how to articulate roles, responsibilities, and expectations in the coaching relationship.
Coaching Skills Practicum (M-104)
Coaching Skills Practicum teleclasses provide you opportunities to practice your skills and receive oral and written feedback from credentialed, experienced teleclass leaders. You will also learn as you listen to your classmates' coaching and feedback, noting the steps of the conversation, practicing the ICF and PAAC coaching competencies, and listening/working from an ADHD lens.
Receiving the Client (M-201)
This module is designed to introduce you to the QUESTVERSATION© skill of Receiving. This is the first and foundational skill you'll use as a coach, and it is an essential element for powerfully impactful coaching.
This module is designed to introduce you to the QUESTVERSATION© step of Witnessing, where we will further our understanding of being an Observer for our clients.
This module is designed to introduce you to the essential coaching skill of questioning that is used throughout the QUESTVERSATION© process. First, we'll explore what it means to powerfully question. That includes how questioning fits into the core competencies and supports the ADDCA Foundational Principles.
Filtering Thoughts and Beliefs (M-204)
This module is designed to introduce you to the skill of filtering clients’ thoughts and beliefs and provide you with some models and tools to effectively filter. First, we’ll discuss what it means to filter and the related ICF core competencies when we filter.
Activating a Plan (M-205)
This module is designed to introduce you to the skill of activating your clients’ plans and provide you with some models and tools to effectively get clients into action and keep them in action. First, we’ll discuss what it means to activate and the related ICF core competencies.
Reinventing a Successful Picture (M-206)
This module is designed to introduce you to the skill of reinventing a successful picture with your clients, and this module provides you with some models and tools to effectively help your clients see themselves in new, powerful ways and keep taking actions that support their powerful new self image.
Coaching Skills Practicum (M-207)
Coaching Skills Practicum teleclasses provide you opportunities to practice your skills and receive feedback from a credentialed teleclass leader.
Graduation and Certification Requirements
A student at ADDCA may be taking courses for a variety of purposes. Therefore, ADDCA offers different levels of accomplishment for the Advanced ADHD Coach Training program.
I. Certificate of coach training hours Completion
II. Graduation (ACG designation)
III. Certification (ACCG certification) (see requirements below)
I. Certificate of coach training hours Completion (without ACG designation):
A student can receive a ‘Certificate of Completion’ of the ADDCA Advanced Coach Training program, without ACG designation, if they elect to only attend and participate in the classes and complete the module reviews. Students wanting a ‘Certificate of Completion’ do not have to complete the requirements of mentor coaching, client coaching hours, welcome packet, coaching feedback, and final oral evaluation.
This certificate of coach training hours completion can be used as part of an ICF portfolio application or an ICF recertification. It could also be used for a PAAC certification application.
II. Graduation (with ACG designation):
A student can graduate from the Advanced program and receive an ADDCA Coach Graduate (ACG) designation by meeting the Advanced program graduation requirements.. A student can graduate with an ACG designation with a minimum of 182.5 hours of coach training by:
- Attendance: Completing the Simply ADHD (Module 99) , Personal Transformation (Module 100), Basic Course (Modules 101-104), and Advanced Course (Modules 201-206) at or above the required attendance level
- Module Review Questions: Successfully completing the Module Reviews for each module above
- Coaching Skills Practicum (Module 207): Meet Coaching Skills Practicum teleclass requirements - (Coach 4x / Act as Client 2x / Observe 6 hours)
- Mentor Coaching: Working with an ADHD PCC/PCAC or MCC/MCAC mentor coach for at least 10 hours (up to 7 hours can be group) (cumulative from Basic) (ICF requires 10 hours and PAAC requires 40 hours to apply for second level certification) *
- Mentor Letter of Recommendation: Obtaining 1 Letter of Recommendation from your mentor coach confirming you are coaching at the PCC/PCAC level
- Client Coaching: Submitting a log confirming that he/she has coached at least 5 clients for a minimum of 100 hours (only 20 hours can be pro bono)
- Project: Having completed an individual research project
- Applying for graduation: Request to schedule final oral coaching exam. A brief application is required.
- Final Oral Exam: Successfully completing a final oral coaching exam
* Additional fee applies for mentor coaching
III. Certification (ACCG Certification)**:
IMPORTANT: In order for a student coach to apply for Advanced Certification (ACCG) they must have graduated with their ACG designation (see above- Graduation with ACG Designation) and met the requirements to apply for (AACG) Certication.(see below- Requirements to Apply for ACCG Certification).
Requirements to Apply for ACCG certification:
Before one can apply for this certification at ADDCA, a student must meet the following requirements:
- Be a graduate of the Advanced program and have received your ACG designation
- Have coached at least 20 clients and accumulated at least 350 client coaching hours (Up to 30 hours can be pro bono; the rest must be paid coaching hours.)
- Have worked with an ADHD MCC/MCAC mentor coach for at least 10 hours over a 3-month period and within the six months prior to your certification application
- Have obtained two letter from ADHD MCC/MCAC coaches who have heard you coach and can attest that you are coaching at the ACCG/PCC level
Once a student has graduated from the Advanced ADHD Coach Training program with an ACG designation, that student can choose to work toward a next level of graduation (Mastery) or pause and go for graduate certification (ACCG) as soon as he/she has met the graduate certification requirements.
This ACCG Certification will test applicants at the same coaching standards level as the ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC). The benefit of applying for the ACCG is that you will be tested by assessors familiar with ADHD coaching. you can apply and get tested faster than the certification process at ICF, and you will be able to apply to obtain the ACCG designation with half the coaching experience hours needed for the ICF PCC designation. When you successfully receive the ACCG, and once you’ve accumulated the 750 experience hours, you can apply at ICF as an ACTP applicant rather than as a portfolio applicant.
**There is an additional fee for the ACCG application process.
PLEASE NOTE: The courses listed below are designed to build upon one another.
They should be taken in the specific order presented below. Contact us if you have questions.
Register early as class sizes are limited.
Module 99 (Simply ADHD Course) *Pick one date only*
(S-61) September 28, 2015 - November 9, 2015 | M&W 10:00-11:30 AM Eastern Time
(S-62) November 17, 2015 - January 14, 2016 | T&Th 7:00-8:30 PM Eastern Time
Module 100 (Personal Transformation Course) *Pick one date only*
(PT-60) September 17, 2015 - November 19, 2015 | T&Th 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern Time
(PT-61) November 23, 2015 - February 3, 2016 | M&W 10:00-11:30 AM Eastern Time
(PT-62) January 19, 2016 - March 17, 2016 | T&Th 7:00-8:30 PM Eastern Time
Module 101-104 (Basic ADHD Coach Training Course) *Pick one date only*
(B-59) October 7, 2015 - January 18, 2016 | M&W 8:00-9:30 PM Eastern Time
(B-60) November 24, 2015 - March 8, 2016 | T&Th 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern Time
(B-61) February 17, 2016 - May 18, 2016 | M&W 10:00-11:30 AM Eastern Time
(B-62) March 22, 2016 - June 28, 2015 | T&Th 7:00-8:30 PM Eastern Time
Module 201-207 (Advanced ADHD Coach Training Course) *Pick one date only*
(A-58) October 14, 2015 - May 2, 2016 | M&W 10:00-11:30 AM Eastern Time
(A-60) March 8, 2016 - September 8, 2016 | T&Th 8:00-9:30 PM Eastern Time
(A-62) July 6, 2016 - February 1, 2017 | M&W 3:00-4:30 PM Eastern Time
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Pricing and RegistrationAdvanced ADHD Coach Training Program
Program Includes: Simply ADHD Course (M-99) ; Personal Transformation (PT) (M-100) ; Basic Course (M-101-104); Advanced Course ( M-201-207)
Payment in Full: $10,076
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Payment Plan: $1595 Deposit - Then 12 Monthly Payments of $751 ($10,606)
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