A year ago in Circle

CHADD conference 2009 was excellent from my point of view. I always hope to bring back three major inspirations from a conference and make three excellent contacts. Last year, I had a challenging experience attending the Cleveland, Ohio CHADD conference. The very evening I arrived, my 25-year old daughter called to inform me she was admitting herself to a hospital for severe depression. I live in Atlanta and my heart was torn in two—how could I stay at the conference at such a time but what use would I be to her if I went home? This is not the usual conference experience, but as I’ve learned we never know what life has in store for us. It turns out I couldn’t have been with a better group of people during my family crisis. This is what I learned:

  • I came home with the solid knowledge that I love my tribe of ADD coaches
  • I returned with the belief that I was far better off at CHADD 2009, among professional friends than worrying at home
  • I no longer felt like an outsider—that CHADD had developed the respect for ADD coaches that we deserved

I’ll be at the CHADD conference 2010 in Atlanta—Atlanta is still my home. Link here for more CHADD 2010 information about reservations, program and registration. If you plan to attend, please let me know by emailing editor@www.adhdcoaches.org. I know the in’s and out’s of the city, its services and most of the other local ADD coaches to meet. And if you need local information, let me know that, too.

Kricket Harrison, Leadership ACO,  is co-planning an ACO gathering during the conference time – to be publicly posted on the information board at CHADD. After you check in at registration, look for the get-together information or call me on my cell phone, (404)713-0488.

Read here for a review of last year’s CHADD conference. It’s inspirational!

See you soon!