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Vol.9, Issue 4-April 2014

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Curiosity Never Stops
President Joyce Kubik writes, “I was the child who never stopped asking “why?” My curiosity has not diminished in the decades that have passed since I was driving my mother crazy. I continue to ask why of just about everything I do. Now I make myself crazy because I just can’t let things go. And mom doesn’t have the answers anymore.” Read more here.

Building A Fulfilling Coaching Practice
Guest Contributor Dana Rayburn writes, “Somewhere around my third year as an ADHD coach I realized I wasn't having much fun. I found myself dreading many of my coaching calls.” She tells you what she did about it and how she is now, after 16 years as a coach, enjoying it more than ever! Read more here.

Coaches in the News
ACO professional member Phyllis Flood Knerr is editor of the newly published—and hefty—The ICD Guide to Collaborating with Professional Organizers: For Related Professionals. A number of her colleagues at the ACO contributed. Read more here.

Welcome New and Returning Members
We acknowledge and welcome our growing community of ADHD coaches and supporters worldwide. Please take a moment to personally reach out and welcome them.


ACO Conference Update
Get the scoop on what makes an ADHD Professional Coaching Conference all the rage! AND find out about a second chance to save on your registration fee. Read more here. Also, receive our special group rate for $129.00 per night when you book your hotel room before April 9th, 2014.

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, the recordings are available here.


Researching ADHD in the Workplace
ADDA’s Workplace Issues Committee (on which several ACO member coaches serve) has prepared a survey to gauge ADHD issues in the work place. They are aiming to have at least 1,000 completed surveys by June 2014 and they need your help! Read more here.

Research Highlight
Certain types of anxiety are more common in people with ADHD and PTSD may be among them. If and when you ever have a client with PTSD, you will have wanted to read this article. Read more here.


The ACO Bookstore
Visit our bookstore and find some of the best books in the business.

Looking for Writers
Publishing in Circle is a great way to get your name and contact information out and it increases your expert presence. We are looking for more writers of guest columns, of research reviews, of coaches in the news, etc. If you like to edit or write and think this might be a great way to both get and give in your professional sphere, contact editor@adhdcoaches.org.


ADDA’s 15th International Conference is Coming!
 photo ADDAbanner_zpse15f1324.pngThe only live conference dedicated to everything adult ADHD, you’ll connect with experts, professionals, scientists and researchers, and most importantly, you’ll connect with other folks just like you. Visit the conference page and register soon to take advantage of the Early Bird Special. And tell a client! It may be—after working with you!— the most liberating thing they ever do as an adult with ADHD.

ICF Advance: Science of Coaching Program
The body of knowledge that shapes the coaching profession runs deep, with a diverse set of theories and frameworks contributing to the science of coaching. This program offers participants deep familiarity with cutting-edge research and the cultivation of an evidence-based practice. The program is offered both live, in Atlanta, and virtually May 29-31. Read about pre-event webinars here and/or register for the program here.

PAAC Competency Call
The Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) is hosting monthly seminars on their competencies. Find out more about The Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) and view the schedule of events here.

ADHD Community Practice Calls
Join your colleagues 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 ACO member and ICF ADHD Community Practice Leader, Chana Klein, to get on the mailing list to receive monthly notices regarding dates and topics.

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Journal of Attention Disorders and the ADHD Report
Access to the JAD and the ADHD Report are two of your many membership benefits! Click here to find out more.

New member info
Quick info on what new members need to know. Click here to find out more.

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