Barbara Luther, MCAC, MCC, MA
Director of Training; ADD Coach Academy
MCAC (Master Certified ADHD Coach) – PAAC certified
MCC (Master Certified Coach) - ICF certified
Barbara Luther, MCAC, MCC, is the Director of Training for the ADD Coach Academy, co-author of the year-long training curriculum for ADDCA. Barbara specializes in coaching adults impacted by ADHD to rewrite their “what’s not working” stories into appreciative and empowering stories about their unique brain wiring and strengths.
Barbara is the founding president for the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC), an organization devoted to establishing and maintaining global standards of excellence for ADHD coaches. PAAC offers three levels of credentialing for ADHD coaches and also accredits qualified ADHD coach training programs.
Prior to becoming a coach, Barbara worked for more than twenty years as a college educator, technical writer/designer, and corporate project manager. She ran her own information consulting business for eight years prior to building her coaching practice. She completed her coach education at Coach University, Corporate Coach University, Attraction University, and the Optimal Functioning Institute. She received her Professional Mentor Coach and Certified Teleclass Leader designations from Coach U, and an Advanced Certified Corporate Business Coach designation from Corporate Coach U.
In 1997, Barbara became a Faculty Member at Coach University and later Corporate Coach University. Over the past 20 years, Barbara has trained, observed, mentored, and assessed thousands of coaches while on the faculty of several accredited coach training programs. Barbara has been a Credentialing Assessor with the International Coach Federation since 1999, and she was Co-Chair for the 2006 ICF Annual Conference as well as Conference Bookstore Chair for six years.
Barbara is a frequent speaker at ADHD Coaches Organization and Attention Deficit Disorder Association conferences as well as regional ADHD and coaching conferences. She is an author of numerous articles on ADHD and coaching. Barbara’s personal experience as an Inattentive and her passion for the unique challenges Inattentives face has her currently working on a book for those diagnosed as ADHD Inattentive.