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Vol. 8, Issue 2-February 2013

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April is a busy month at the ACO this year. Here's what we're up to:

Four-Day International ADHD Coaches Conference in Atlanta Two pre-conferences, two keynotes, dozens of breakout sessions, the talent show honoring Kate Kelly, the presentation ofThe Glen Hogard Award for Distinguished Service to the Professional ADHD Coach Community, and much more. By the time everything wraps up, over 60 members will have volunteered and pitched in to make it all happen. Coaches do know how to get things done (and have fun too)! Read more here.

The ACO Sixth Annual International Conference is Here!
The ACO Sixth Annual International Conference is here! If you haven't registered, you still have time! Go to http://www.adhdcoaches.org/conference-2013/registration/ and join coaches from around the world who would love to share with you what their world of coaching is about. Expect a warm welcome at the registration table from our own Carol Gignoux and other ACO members. Pick up your bag of goodies, including your conference manual and so much more! Read on: Click here.

Extending A Warm Welcome
We have many new members to welcome this month and their timing couldn't be better. Next month's conference in Atlanta, GA is the perfect opportunity to meet face-to-face and Interact with one another. For now, however, we will stick with the Circle newsletter, ACO Yahoo listserv and our Facebook page to build our relationships and strengthen our community. Read more here.

April PAAC Competency Call
paaccoacheslogoThe Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) is hosting monthly seminars on their competencies. The next one will be on Wednesday, April 17 at 2:00 pm Eastern. The topic will beEstablishing Ethical Standards and Conduct led by Alan Graham, PCC. Alan sits on the Board of Directors of PAAC and teaches ADHD Coaching at MentorCoach.com. You can join the call by dialing 619-309-1058 with access code 688781#. Read more.

ADHD Community Practice Calls
Join fellow ADHD coaches in professional discussions every month. The ICF ADHD Community of Practice calls are co-sponsored by ICF and the ACO and are open to all ACO members, whether an ICF member or not. Read more of this article here.

Have you ever met a human being?
A dozen years ago I worked in a church office. A native Somalian tribesman was escorted into my office. He was introduced as a representative of his tribe in Somalia, on a mission to the United States to save his people. His tribe was under attack during one of the wars as they were a minority tribe, and were in danger of disappearing. The serious nature of his visit was riveting. My ability to help him was zero. All I could do was listen to his story. I remember him as if he were the first true human being I have ever met. His spirit was intact. His mission was virtuous. His presence was seemingly pure. Read more of this article here.

Membership Survey - It's Not Too Late!
In 2012, the ACO grew by an astounding 23%! With growth, of, course, the demographics of our membership have changed. For example, in the early years, 75% of our members had trained either at the ADD Coach Academy, the Optimal Functioning Institute, or the Coach Training Institute. This is no longer true. Read more here.


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Next ACO Conference
April 12-14, 2013
Atlanta, GA
Joyce Kubik, Chair

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