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Vol. 3, Issue 9 • November  2008

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News from the ACO

[Ed. note: The redesign of the ACO website was more complicated and took longer than anyone had anticipated. We apologize for the missed issues of CIRCLE.]

Website up date
If you haven't checked out the new website yet, please do. We've made lots of changes and we're still working on it.
Biggest among the changes is that we moved Circle to the public part of the site. You no longer have to log in to read most of the articles. Now if you're not a member, or if you've written articles or if you WANT to write articles, they'll be available to the public. Continue reading here

We appreciate your patience in this long and tedious process.

President’s Letter: November 2008
There’s been so much going on in the world, I hardly know where to start. The recent national elections ushered in a new president and, with the election of Barack Obama ... Continue reading here

Just for members:
All of the announcements that are just for ACO members will be posted on the site at www.adhdcoaches.org/members You’ll have to log in to get the information about Expert Speaker Series or Tool Kit and other member benefits. Here are a couple of high points (Remember: to read these posts you must be a member of the ACO.)

  • If you haven’t browsed thru the Coaches’ ToolKit, check it out. There are several forms you can use to manage your business and your clients.

  • If you haven’t been paying attention to the ACO YahooGroup, click thru and check out the archives. There has been a lively conversation about insurance covering coaching  

  • You can also find information about the Expert Speaker Series on line here. And this will be where we post the recordings of the sessions.  Becca Colao will talk Tuesday, November 18, about getting organized around the holidays.

Is this a bad time to market?
by C.J. Hayden, MCC
Economic indicators are predicting a recession. Consumer and business spending are down; unemployment is up. The holiday season is almost upon us, traditionally a slow time.   Continue reading here

Navigating the maze of creating a credentialing organization
Part Two in a Series
by Twila L. Gates, RN, IMC, SCAC
Part one of this series of articles identified the need for complete autonomy for all operations around certification (credentialing board) ...Continue reading here

Business Structures: What all self-employed ADHD coaches should know
by Sarah Wright, MS, ACT and Viveca Monahan, CPC, ACG
Many coaches work part time and have probably never even thought of creating their own official business. But as a professional, creating a legal structure for your coaching business is an important step. Continue reading here

October letter from the PAAC
The PAAC Board has been meeting. We have completed the logo which you can see on the website at paaccoaches.org. We have almost completed the PAAC definition of ADHD Coaching as well. Continue reading here.

IAAC grows into the future
For the last 3 years, the leaders and volunteers of the Institute for the Advancement of ADHD Coaching (IAAC) have been working to see that the organization grows in stature... Continue reading here.

Associate Certified ADHD Coach: ACAC designation
The IAAC is excited to announce the intent to add an additional designation for certification. When the IAAC launches Certification, three levels of credentials will be available. Continue reading here

Join us in welcoming new members to the ACO
We’ve been trying to keep track of new ACO members and letting you know who they are. We only started doing this in January of this year. We do apologize if we missed you. See who joined in April and May  here.

Board report
The Board Report is a regular feature of Circle. Every month we fill you in on various things the board has been working on in the previous month. We invite your comments and participation. If you’ve got a question or observation, feel free to contact any member of the board. Make your voices heard! Continue reading here

The general and usual information:

Next ACO Conference

May 1-3, 2009 Chicago, IL


Why I belong
to the ACO?

To connect with the ADHD coaches; to be around smart high functioning ADHD people; to become a bigger person (more confident, skilled, more connected); and to be part of a team that is making a huge difference in the world.

- Viveca Monahan
ACO Treasurer

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