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Vol.9, Issue 5-May 2014

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Family Reunions
President Joyce Kubik writes, “Every summer my family of 40 plus members reunites for a clambake. The best part of the gathering is learning how all have grown and changed in the past year. For me, learning of the challenges some have faced and how they overcame them is the best part. There’s always something to celebrate!” Read more here.

Coaching Clients Hunting for Jobs
Guest contributor, Victoria Roche, tells us that finding a job has become a complicated process for many job seekers and tells us how to help our clients identify jobs that suit their needs. Read more here.

Debuting ACO Books, an Imprint of the ACO
The ACO, in service to ADHD Coaching and Associated Professional Communities, is debuting ACO Books with a mission to publish essential reading for anyone interested in ADHD Coaching. The first title, ADHD Coaching Matters: The Definitive Guide, will be ready this month. 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
It’s happening NOW! May 2-4 in Phoenix Arizona. If you’re not in Phoenix, join us virtually for breaking news via twitter @ADHDcoaches and #ACO2014. And look for photos of the event on Facebook. Also, this year look for professional recordings of all sessions available immediately after the conference. Whether you use these to “virtually attend” the conference, or to listen to sessions you couldn’t get to, these recordings will give you full value for your investment!

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.

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 and/or register for the program here.

PAAC Competency Call
The Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) is hosting monthly seminars on their competencies. The recording for the last PAAC Competency training session with Barbara Luther is now available on the PAAC blog. Barbara has also written an article titled How Do ADHD Coaches Collaborate Differently with Their Clients. 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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