Simply ADHD Course (M-99)



Module: 099

This foundational course, Simply ADHD course will provide you with proven tools and models that powerfully explain ADHD and executive function in everyday language. It will also help you identify how and where ADHD can impact daily living while improving your ability to manage it more effectively for an enhanced quality of life.

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)



Module: 100

During the Personal Transformation (PT) 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 course 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.


So you've finished taking the Simply ADHD Course.

You now understand your ADHD and what's been getting in the way all those years.

The dark veil of ADHD pessimism has been lifted. Your natural brilliance and strengths are shining; you just don't know what to do with them.

Well you are now ready to begin the Personal Transformation (PT) course where you will begin to develop a strong foundation for your own self development.

In this course, you will begin to integrate your knowledge of ADHD into your own transformational process so that you can build stronger, more fulfilling relationships.

You will create a clear definition of your most cherished values as a new blueprint for your own integrity and begin to identify new boundaries that will be aligned with your chosen purpose.

The Academy calls our 18 teleclass course, PT, "Personal Transformation" because that is exactly what will happen when you participate in this life-changing course.

During PT you will learn:

  • Powerful tools to dramatically change the way you look at yourself and what kind of behavior you will accept from others 
  • How to identify the boundaries that were blinded by your ADHD, and successfully use them as a powerful tool to dramatically improve your quality of life 
  • How the needs of acceptance, acknowledgment, understanding and respect are huge gaps in your life and how you can fulfill these needs so your true self can emerge 
  • How to identify and eliminate limiting beliefs like the speed trap, performance paradigm and the one- size fits- all mentality which are all illusions that prevented you from embracing your unique strengths 
  • How the chaos, your ADHD created, can be converted into a clear purpose for you to pursue 
  • How your confusion and overwhelm when performing challenging tasks can be transformed into a new discovery of your hidden strengths aligned with your heartfelt values.

PT will literally transform you from an anxious, overwhelmed human always feeling like you have to prove your worth, to becoming a confident human being, with integrity, who knows what they need to become their true, authentic self.

Personal Transformation (Module 100) is our other foundational course and is also the second prerequisite course for the ADD Coach Training Programs. It must be taken after the Simply ADHD course (M-99)



Introduction to Coaching (Basic M-101)



Module: 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.


This module will also introduce you to the ADDCA coaching process and the models you’ll be learning here. It’s important right from the beginning of your training to introduce you to coaching ethics and standards, and we’ll review those and study a few possible scenarios. Finally, we want you to begin thinking about what coaching can do for clients, how they will benefit, what you’ll deliver, and just what kind of coaching business you wish to create.



LEAP & QuestVersation© Models (Basic M -102)



Module: 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.


First, we’ll discuss the LEAP model and what we mean by stages of a client. You’ll learn the stages of LEAP and how to recognize which stage your client is working in. We’ll also review other models to see how they support the ADDCA LEAP model and refine your thinking. We’ll quickly review ADDCA tools you’ll be learning which you can use within each stage of LEAP. The second model introduced in this module is the QuestVersation© model. We’ll explore the value of a coaching conversation model and how it supports the core coaching competencies. Then we’ll study the steps of the QuestVersation© model. Finally, we’ll review how these two models work together to support your coaching and your client’s growth. We’ll conclude the module with a case study.



Establishing the Coaching Partnership (Basic M-103)



Module: 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.


As part of that foundation, the coach and client must determine how they will work together, and we’ll look at elements to include in that early conversation. There are tools we’ll use to initiate and sustain the relationship, and we’ll be creating some during this module.

Finally, we’ll explore how the QuestVersation© model provides a powerful, sustaining foundation for the coaching partnership. We also explore setting up and managing your coaching business and how to select your initial target market in this module. By the end of the module, you will have developed your first client welcome packet which includes your first coaching agreement and basic policies and procedures for your business.



Coaching Skills Practicum (Basic M-104)



Module: 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.


Students must attend* 6 sessions and coach 2 times throughout the Basic training modules. A PCC or MCC instructor will provide verbal and written feedback. Coaching Skills Practicum teleclasses take place on the opposite days of your Basic General teleclasses but generally at the same time of day.

*Coaching Skills Practicum teleclasses also take place on the telephone bridge lines so you can participate from the comfort of your home or office.