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ADHD Coaches Organization

Vol. 5, Issue 8 -  August    2010

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News from the ACO

President’s Letter
What do you do about self-care as a professional coach? How do you build it in to your daily routine? Ian wants to know here.

ADDitude Magazine has an Offer Coaches Can't Refuse
The ACO has arranged for its members, for a limited time, a year's worth of classified ads in ADDItude magazine plus a listing in their online ADHD/LD Resource Directory for an amazing 30% off the list price. Read more here.

Coaches in the News
What do 'Yummy Mummies' have to do with ADHD. As author Susan McIntosh shares her parenting story we discover it is everything while raising children with ADHD. Read her previously published article made available here for ACO members.

ADHD Awareness Week - It's that Time of Year Again
Congress first declared an ADHD Awareness Day in 2005. This year a collaboration of ADHD-related organizations including the ACO pre-empted Congress' announcement and has declared not just a day but a week to celebrate, coach, share news and create media attention for ADHD-related events. Take part and read more here about how to participate. Read about it here.

Virtual ADHD Conference in October
The ACO is an official association partner of this event. Register from our links and the ACO gets a little benefit. This event is for everyone affected by ADHD, including adults, parents, spouses, and professionals who serve the ADHD population. Connect to information about the three-day virtual event here.

Editor's Letter
Coaching and creative divinity. Does one have to do with the other? Read here to be inspired. Read about it here.

Members stuff

Think you might be missing something?
Oh, you are! Join the ACO now. Take advantage of these great opportunities to learn from the best teachers—a benefit to yourself and your clients. Join the ACO.

Member Benefits
There are a number of exciting programs coming up for your education and your pleasure. Watch your email box, Facebook, or Twitter for announcements and reminders of upcoming programs.

  • 2nd Tuesday of the month: Coach Chat and the recordings of those calls.
  • 4th Tuesday of the month: Expert Speaker Series (ESS) and those recordings.
  • ACCE (ADHD Coaches Continuing Education) programs will occur as announced.

Expert Speakers Series:  ACO member benefit
Each month the ACO presents an expert speaking on topics ranging from organization through human technology interface. Sound interesting?
You'll need to log in to get the call-in info for all ESS teleclasses.

September 21 ESS:
Empowering Youth with ADHD
Jodi Sleeper-Triplett
For many adolescents and young adults with ADHD, coaching helps them learn techniques to become more focused, stay on task, and improve time management and organizational skills. These executive functioning skills are the building blocks for success in the future.
This session will provide an opportunity for participants to better understand the value of coaching young people and to learn how coaching can be a beneficial tool for skill building and empowerment.

November 16 ESS:
ADHD & Mindfulness: Your Life is Happening Now

Judi Jerome presents: Mindfulness is not just for Buddhists anymore. Learn how to use simple mindfulness techniques to help yourself strengthen your attention and empower your choices. The more you integrate Mindfulness into your life, the more you will integrate it into your coaching. Feel the stress of what will be in the future fade away as the peace of ‘just this moment’ takes its place.
Members mark your calendar now

Mark your calendar for upcoming sessions: 3rd Tuesday of each month at 8 PM eastern

New recording posted
Coaching the College Brain: A focused, yet flexible, educational model with Melissa Knight and Stacey Bauberger. If you missed it, it's here. Check out all the recordings available to ACO members.

Coach Chat .

Open to all ADHD coaches: Second Tuesdays
Next call is Tuesday, September 15, 2:00 EST
Dial in: (919) 424-5871
PIN: 959 113#

New Members in August
Membership has been busy with August's new members. Meet them on line and then greet them by email. Connect!

Board report
The Board Report is a regular feature of Circle. The ACO Board makes decisions every week during board meetings - read about everything from pre-registrations for the 2011 conference to volunteers on the Leadership Team.

Have You Read a Good Blog Lately?
Do you have a blog that's not listed on the ACO site, please use the contact form and share the address.

Are you a coach in the news?
Has there been a print article about you somewhere? Were you on the TV or radio?
Are you speaking someplace? Let the rest of us know. Send us the info here.

Advertise in Circle
Members, put your service, training or product in front of a highly targeted readership.
Each month we will have not more than 3 ads. And reservations can be made 3 months at a time. Circle is emailed monthly (at the end of the month) to about 600 ADHD Coaches and other interested professionals.
Get more info here

Are you offering training for coaches?
Use the form here to get it listed on our training calendar here.

The general and usual information:

Virtual AD/HD Conference

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