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ADHD Coaches Organization

Vol. 5, Issue 10 -  October    2010

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News from the ACO

President's Letter
Ian Celebrates Your Contributions

Through incremental goal setting, ACO coaches excel at what they preach. Read more here as Ian lauds past and upcoming accomplishment of ACO active members.

Seeking Nominees for ACO Board Positions
Are you on fire for service, to become known in the ADD community, to participate in decision-making on leadership at the ACO? Where there's a will, there's a way. Read here to learn how to get involved.

Are You PAAC Prepared?
What do the credentialing bodies consider to be competencies in ADD Coaching? Read here to link to PAAC's newly posted competencies.

A Surprising ADHD Coach Deficit?
Circle Editor Maureen Nolan notes: "To my surprise coaches don't need a college degree. Does that surprise you, too? I've been coaching for five years and only just found this out." Read her thoughts on the growth of a professional community and share your thoughts in a reflective dialogue whose time has come back around.

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.

Expert Speakers Series:  ACO member benefit
Spend an hour with an expert
Monthly teleconferences with experts 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.

November 16: Judi Jerome will show you how to use simple mindfulness techniques to help yourself strengthen your attention and empower your choices. Get the details here

New ESS recording available: Chuck Blocher focused on resilience as a process, how it relates to coaching individuals with leaning disabilities and attentional deficit disorder, and how this impacts our coaching. Listen to the recording here.

ACO Member Benefits Update
Membership in ACO means more than a professional listing. Read here about two of the ongoing membership-only program benefits.

And mark your calendar for these regular events

  • 2nd Tuesday of the month: Coach Chat and the recordings of those calls.
  • 3rd Tuesday of the month: Spend an hour with an expert Expert Speaker Series (ESS) and those recordings.

Coach Chat

Open to all ADHD coaches: Second Tuesdays
Next call is Tuesday, November 9, 2:00 EST
Dial in: (919) 424-5871
PIN: 959 113#

Do You Hear the Call to ACO Conference 2011?
It's all about being seen to be a professional ADD Coach how else can we serve our clients? You may not be a rock star, but you can be entertained beyond your wildest dreams at the 2011 Conference. Read more here and be called to Chicago, May 2011.

CHADD 2009 Review Inspires Atlanta CHADD 2010 Attendance
You never know what knowledge you'll take home with you. Editor, Maureen Nolan’s attendance at CHADD 2009 confirmed her passion for ADD coaches. Read her story and look her up at CHADD 2010.

New Members in October
Every month I look forward to seeing who is new to ACO—it inspires me professionally that ACO continues to grow. Read here about who's new to ACO.

Board Report: October 2010
The Board meets weekly for an hour to review, revise and refresh the ACO policies, programs, benefits, conferences and so much more. If you're not on the Board already, read here to update yourself and be inspired about why you belong.

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.

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

The general and usual information:

Things to Watch For

All memberships renew January 1.
Automatic quarterly payment option to be available.
Details coming soon.

Coming soon:
Info about new ACCE program beginning in January

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