Joyce Kubik – President

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Joyce Kubik, B.A., CMC, earned her degrees in Psychology and Communications from Cleveland State University. She trained as an ADHD Coach through the American Coaching Association, and earned her Certified Masteries Coach certification from the International Association of Coaches. She designed the award-winning and first ADHD Coach study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders in March, 2010. She is the author of Unraveling ADHD (April 2013) and Plan For Success, a planning journal for students and adults. Prior to becoming an ADHD Coach, Joyce worked as a trainer in corporate offices and taught at a local community college. For 20 years she served on many state and district boards in Ohio for an international women’s organization. She brings her organization and time management skills and program development ideas to the ACO. She has been a member of the ACO since 2008 and has served on the board as secretary, program chair, and 2013 conference chair.

“As President, my goal is to build a strong and responsive organization that offers our members a place to find the answers they need to become successful ADHD Coaches, and strengthen our relationships with other organizations that positively impact ACO in ways that bring more recognition and credibility to all our members.” – Joyce Kubik

Learn more about Joyce Kubik at: www.bridgetosuccess.net

 

Sarah D. Wright – Immediate Past President & Circle Editor

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Sarah D. Wright, M.S., A.C.T., earned her B.S. from Stanford University, her M.S. from UNC-Chapel Hill, and her ADHD Coaching credential from the Optimal Functional Institute. She is a former scientist, engineer, and executive, and a founding board member of the ADHD Coaches Organization. She is a frequent speaker at conferences, co-author of the popular books, Fidget to Focus, author of ADHD Coaching Matters: The Definitive Guide, and a founding board member of the ACO. She applies her strong management and executive skills, combined with her broad knowledge of ADHD and coaching, to help develop and guide the ACO.

“As the only Founding Board Member still serving on the Board of Directors, I now function as the organization’s historian. As the editor of the ACO’s Circle newsletter, my goal is to publish the best newsletter possible; one that everyone who receives it looks forward to reading and finds both useful and interesting.” – Sarah D. Wright

Learn more about Sarah D. Wright at: www.SarahDWright.com

 

Katherine Jahnke – Treasurer

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Katherine Jahnke trained as a coach with CTI in 2007 and is currently working on her certification. She is the coordinator of two CHADD support groups – one for parents and one for adults. She is the mom of a son with ADHD and her husband has ADHD also. She lives in a college town and has had the pleasure of coaching college students and coaching parents about the realities of ADHD. Before her coaching career, Katherine working in the fundraising field for Texas A&M University and a local hospital and has also served as a Human Resources Director for several companies. Her strengths lie in communication, human resources and organization. She has a real love for people and a passion to help those who are hurting and need support.As Treasurer, Katherine is responsible for the finances of the ACO. She additionally takes on tasks as requested by the ACO Board.

“My goal as the Treasurer is record keeping to the best of my ability. My goal is to have all ACO records accurate and timely. Membership will be able to stay informed on board decisions. I will try to resolve any questions or concerns in a timely manner.” – Katherine Jahnke

 

Terri Reinhard – Secretary

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Terri has both basic and advanced professional coach training through the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA). She also has Conflict Coach Training and Mediation Training through the Phoenix Strategies School of Collaboration.

“My goal as Secretary is to advance awareness of the ACO by performing my duties to the best of my ability and being involved in spreading the word of hope to the ADD community.” – Terri Reinhard

Learn more about Terri Reinhard at: www.calm-the-chaos.com

 

Christopher Mulhare – Membership Chair

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Christopher Mulhare trained as a Transformational Coach through Coaching That Works, Inc., in 2009. He followed up with ADHD coaching through ADDCA in 2011. As well, went through The EFT Training Center, for EFT Level 1 & 2 in 2013, aka tapping. He also holds a Masters in Communications. He has been an Elementary Teacher in the NYC system, he produced national TV commercials, and a Broker in real estate before embarking on Coaching. Add those skills to being a father & husband. Christopher’s strength, forte or niche is working with tween to college aged young women. Mix & blend all these skills together, & we have a member who is comfortable with the diversity of people, the patience to listen and the follow through to make things happen.

“As Membership Services Chair, I envision strengthening the partnership between the ACO and it’s members by highlighting benefits, promoting participation and interacting with members to ensure the ACO continues to deliver the highest possible value in support of our coaching community.” – Christopher Mulhare

Learn more about Christopher Mulhare at: www.brooklyncoach.com

 

Robin Nordmeyer – Programs

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Robin Nordmeyer has over twenty years of experience helping herself and others with the challenges of ADHD. Robin is passionate about personal and professional development.  She loves working with adults, parents and children. Her goal is to help them focus on their strengths and what is right in their life, to understand their own AD/HD, and learn their own unique ways for managing what gets in their way of moving forward to experience more joy, success and a greater quality of life. She has worked with others around their careers, their education, their sense of self, and their family life. She loves working with coaches and has co-developed an annual business intensive program to help other coaches launch and build a sustaining practice.

Robin completed her Life Coach Training through Adler Graduate School and ADHD Coach Training courses through Mentor Coach, JST Coaching and Coach Approach for Organizers. She has conducted numerous trainings as a Certified Parent to Parent Trainer for CHADD since 2008. She is in her fourth year of actively coaching, and currently pursuing her ICF and PAAC credentials. Robin has served as Programs Chair for two consecutive terms with her ICF Minnesota Chapter, and, with Katherine Jahnke, she Co-Chaired the 2014 ACO Conference. She served as Special Events Chair for two consecutive years for the ICF Midwest Regional Conference.

“As Programs Chair for ACO, Robin’s goal is to draw on her past experience to implement new opportunities for ACO members to receive ongoing training, continuing education and support for both new and experienced coaches.” – Robin Nordmeyer

Learn more about Robin Nordmeyer at: www.livingwellwithadhd.com

 

Michel Fitos & Sherri Cannon – Conference Co-Chairs

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Michel Fitos is a writer, educator, and transformational coach in the Boston area, whose clients range from children to executives to highly successful entrepreneurs. Prior to becoming a coach, Michel worked in the technology field as a systems architect. He is passionately committed to technology access, and works with the World Wide Web Consortium to ensure access for users with physical and cognitive disabilities. Michel struggled with ADHD, but was diagnosed only a few years ago. Michel’s very serious about credentials and continuing education. Michel’s completed JST Training’s Coaching Children with ADHD, and completed the ADD Coach Academy’s Advanced ADHD Coach Training. As soon as possible, Michel will be taking the ICF Professional Certified Coach exam.

Learn more about Michel Fitos at: www.michelfitos.com

 

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As executive coach and workshop facilitator, Sherri has helped individuals and teams around the world, thrive by leveraging their strengths since 1989. Diagnosed with ADHD in 2001, Sherri is happiest helping ADHD adults uncover their unique strengths, name their dreams and make their best contribution to the world. Sherri’s work with individuals and organizations blends the power of clear and shared goals, authenticity and candid conversation about the right topics. The result is a highly engaged work place delivering excellent business results. Before founding the company, Sherri moved rapidly through five levels of sales management with Procter & Gamble where she led the company’s second largest consumer market to record sales. Before that, she earned her BA in Journalism from Indiana University.

Find out more about Sherri Cannon at: www.sherricannon.com

 

Lisa Boester – ADHD Awareness Chair

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Lisa is a business professional with a background in financial services, sales management, advertising, and marketing. Becoming diagnosed with inattentive ADHD in adulthood has informed Lisa’s coaching wisdom as much as her professional training. Her experience as a wife, mother, highly sensitive person and career professional give her a unique perspective into the lives of her clients and their pursuit of a fulfilling life of balance and accomplishment. These experiences have fueled her passion for educating the world about ADHD so that everyone affected by it can experience and enjoy their own accomplishments.

“As the ACO ADHD Awareness Committee Chair, my goal is to equip our coaches to become community leaders for ADHD Awareness. As ADHD Awareness presentations, they will provide information and resources leading to greater awareness. This is accomplished through the use of ADHD Awareness planning tools, professional presentation materials, support and training.” – Lisa Boester

Find out more about Lisa Boester at: www.artoflifeindy.com

 

Abigial Wurf – Volunteer Engagement Chair

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Abigail Wurf, M.Ed, CLC, works with people affected by ADHD or with executive function issues in a coaching or consulting capacities. She conducts workshops and speaking presentations on executive function issues such as productivity, planning, prioritizing, goal setting, time management, task initiation, emotional regulation, focus, meta-cognition, working memory, response inhibition and flexibility/shift. Abigail’s work also includes presentations on ADHD, specific executive functions or theories of executive functions, invisible disabilities, resiliency and motivation. She her training in life, ADHD, ADHD couple and creativity coaching has been with Lynn Meinke, Lisa Kramer, Dr. Jeanne Erikson, Tina Elliot, Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, Russell Colver, Melissa Orlov, Dr. Ned Hallowell, Sue Hallowell and Eric Maisel. In her first profession as a dancer, choreographer and teacher, she toured with a professional dance company and co-founded and ran a performing arts studio. Abigail holds a Master’s degree in Education and is currently on the ICF PCC credential path. She is Volunteer Engagement Chair on the board of the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), as well as a member of CHADD, ADDA and the ICF.

“As the Volunteer Engagement Chair, my goals are to facilitate participation of members in building the ACO and moving it forward and to insure they have a positive experience in their volunteer work.” – Abigail Wurf

Find out more about Abigail Wurf at: www.abigailwurf.com

 

Lee Rozycki – Marketing and PR

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Half of Lee’s working career has been in the conventions and medical meetings department of a pharmaceutical company’s sales and marketing division. Apart from a two-year period of living in Spain, Lee’s latter half of her career has been involved in private and public education. She’s been a PTA President and just recently completed a term as an elected member of her town’s School Board of Education. She recently was appointed to her county’s Mental Health Board where she gains great insight to the various mental health programs managed by state agencies or non-profit organizations. It was through her family struggles with ADHD that she pursued ADHD coach training and graduated from ADD Coach Academy in 2012. Since then, she has been striving to build her coaching practice. She enjoys contributing innovative ideas and making connections to the world. Tasked with creating a marketing plan, she views this plan as ACO’s call to action in championing our mission.

“My goal as Chair of the ACO’s Marketing and Public Relations Committee is to improve the user experience with our website; to build strategic alliances that will help connect those who want to receive ADHD Coaching to the ACO and its members, and to further the ACO’s goal of promoting ADHD Coaches and Coaching worldwide.” – Lee Rozycki

Find out more about Lee Rozycki at: www.adhdcoachingadv.com

 

Dr. Tamara Rosier – Research Committee Chair

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Dr. Tamara Rosier has been a college administrator, a professor, a leadership consultant, a high school teacher, a national public speaker, and an ADD/ADHD coach. She received her Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning and Leadership. While in higher education, she taught courses in educational psychology, worked with other professor’s to develop their teaching, and researched topics in the areas of metacognition, cognitive dissonance, social intelligence. As a co-founder of Acorn Leadership Consulting, Tamara has successfully worked with numerous companies, churches and nonprofit organizations to develop and facilitate leadership and organizational development. She coaches individuals as they enhance interpersonal effectiveness, increase social intelligence, capitalize strengths, and bridge performance gaps.

She applies her experience in higher education and coaching to her position as Research Chair on the ACO board. The committee she leads is comprised of other ACO coaches who are enthusiastically engaged with research. The committee serves ACO by providing research reviews for Circle, developing a research database of coaching resources, and supports the ongoing research of ADD/ADHD coaching.

“As the Chair of the Research Committee, my goal is to work with my committee members to develop a research database of coaching resources and to design a research project that increases our understanding of ADHD coaching.” Tamara Rosier, PhD

Find out more about Tamara Rosier at: www.acornleadership.com