News from the ACO
This is my first President's Message, and I want to take this opportunity to tell you a little about myself.
Before joining the ACO in 2009, I'd been coaching for 11 years in my beautiful hometown of Avon Lake, Ohio, just a mile from the shores of Lake Erie. When I learned about and decided to join the ACO, I was looking to get to know my peers in the business. Sarah D. Wright, our outgoing president, was my first contact. She and I got to know each other as we rode together on the bus to Capitol Hill at the 20 year later that I joined the ACO's leadership team and eventually joined the board as secretary, then program chair and, most recently, conference chair for 2013. Read more here.
In the last issue of Circle, I acknowledged that I was writing my last President's Message (again). This month I get to write my first ever Letter from the Editor, and I'm thrilled to be taking on this new challenge. I have a lot of ideas--we're going to continue to expand on our community calendar, add research articles, and much more--and I'm looking forward to working with lots of people to make Circle an ever more interesting and useful newsletter for our ADHD Coaches community. Read more here.
ADDA Conference Special Deal!
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is holding its 14th International Adult ADHD Conference from July 18-21 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center in in Detroit, Michigan with the theme of Reach Out for Connection, Hope and Empowerment.
ADDA recognizes the positive impact ADHD coaching can have on adults with ADHD and so would like to offer Circle readers a special membership pricing package - a savings of $100 - when you join ADDA as a professional member and also register for the ADDA Conference. Read more here.
Helping to Grow Your ACO
Since 2005, the ACO's Board of Directors and cadre of volunteers have been working to build you the best professional association possible bringing you the best in ADHD coaching practices, the credibility of being a professional member, visibility to prospective clients, important industry updates, and the all-important networking with your ADHD coaching colleagues for resources, referrals, and strategic partnerships. Read more here.
Meet the ACO's Newest Members
Our community of ADHD coaches and supporters continues to grow and we always have room for more. We welcome and recognize the ACO's newest members listed here.
Please take a moment visit their profiles and maybe drop them a line to say hello. Not all profiles are 100% complete - yet. So, if you've been meaning to complete yours, or update it for that matter, we've made it easy for you to do so now. Just click this link to login and start typing! Read more here.
PAAC Competency Call
The Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) is hosting monthly seminars on their competencies. The next one is on Tuesday June 18th. You can view the schedule of upcoming events and find out more about The Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) here.
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 here.
Membership Survey - It's Still 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.
As we are in our 8th year as the professional association for ADHD Coaches, the ACO wants to find out who we are now.Read more here.
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Kerch McConlogue, CPCC, PCC
ACO Webmaster since 2006
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