Circle August 2013

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President's Message
With the advent of fall comes the beginning of a new school year, which puts me in mind of education in general, and also of the vision and values of the ACO, which include valuing education and excellence. Being a curious person, I’ve looked through many ACO profiles to see how well educated and credentialed our coaches have become. And I have to say I am impressed. Read more here.

From The Editor
This month we debut a third regular column: Coaches in the News. We hope you’ll find this article and column inspirational. But your editor can't keep these new columns vital and informative for you without your help. As our conference chairs are pointing out this month, doing a great job is a joint effort--it does take a village. So to do a great job with Circle, we need your ideas, suggestions, and contributions. Read more here.

It Takes A Village
With high hopes and determination, we are focused on creating for you a rich environment in which to explore, learn, engage, and grow. ACO Connections 2014 will provide the opportunity for connection, collaboration, education, and advocacy to positively impact our journey as ADHD coaches in support of individuals affected by ADHD. With that said, remember that it takes a village. And you are an important part of our village! Your contributions are what make a conference great for both you as an individual and for the community as a whole. Read more here.

ADHD Awareness Team Update
ADHD Awareness Month is just around the corner, and the ACO’s ADHD Awareness Team has provided you, our members, with ideas and resources to help you put on your own ADHD Awareness event. Read more here.

Coaches in the News
Professional ACO member, Roxanne Fouché, is getting out her message regarding the impact of fluctuating hormones on women with ADHD. Interviewed by Ellen Dolgen, an outspoken women’s health and wellness advocate, the article was picked up by the Huffington Post! Read more here.

Welcome New and Returning Members
New and returning members of the ACO are listed each month to acknowledge them and our growing international community of ADHD coaches and supporters. Please take a moment to introduce yourself and welcome them to the family. We’ve made it particularly easy for you with a quick link to email them. Read more here.

Coaching Decision Making
This month, Liz Ahmann from our Research Team, brings you an article on coaching decision making in clients. The process of decision-making commonly encompasses a range of experiences, from positive opportunities, to challenges, and even, at times, regret. A variety of factors can contribute to challenges in decision-making for individuals with ADHD. Understanding these factors can help you coach your clients on decision making. Read more here.

How to Get Something Done When Everything is Important
Guest Contributor, Laurie Dupar, shares some tips on getting things done, especially when everything seems like a priority. Read more here.

2013 Conference Recordings Available for Sale
If you didn't get a chance to attend the 2013 Conference in Atlanta, or want to hear a breakout you missed, they are now available. 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 Monday, August 19th. 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. Contact Chana Klein, ACO member and ICF ADHD Community Practice Leader, at to get on the mailing list to receive monthly notices regarding dates and topics.

Have You Heard?
In 2012, the ACO grew by an astounding 23%! The ACO wants to know a little about YOU to know more about WHO we represent. Won't you help? The ACO Membership Survey takes about 5 minutes to complete. Plus, you can enter the drawing for a complimentary year of membership. Details are at the end of the survey. NOTE: If the link opens a page that has "Thank you for taking this survey" you have already taken the survey and can disregard this request. .

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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.

Journal of Attention Disorders
Access to the JAD is one of your many membership benefits! Click here to find out more.

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?
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Were you on the TV or radio?
Are you speaking someplace?
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Advertise in Circle
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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

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The general and usual information:

Things to Watch For

Next ACO Conference
May 2-4, 2014
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