In concert with this month’s Message from the President where Joyce Kubik calls for supporting the development of more ADHD Coaches in more places, this month we feature Fania Pallikarakis, an ICF-accredited coach who presented at the ADHD Hellas Conference in Athens, Greece last year. Although not an ADHD Coach as we define it (Fania uses a coaching-like form of therapy called Solution Focused Brief Therapy with her clients) Fania is helping to make a difference for people affected by ADHD in her country where both ADHD and coaching are largely unknown. She writes:
I am a freelance coach working in Greece, a country were the need for informing the public on what coaching is and what added value it may bring, is still huge. Therefore, I have several times published interviews and articles in the Greek press, so as to contribute to the sharing and spread of information to the wider public. Last October, I conducted a workshop for parents whose children have ADHD at the 2nd ADHD Conference Hellas, held in Athens last year. In this effort, I have also translated in Greek, the book Coaching Plain and Simple: Solution-Focused Brief Coaching Essential by Peter Szabo and Daniel Meier.
By the way, are you a coach in the news?
– Has there been a print article about you somewhere?
– Were you on the TV or radio?
– Are you speaking someplace?
Let the rest of us know. Inspire us to do similar things in our own communities and let us celebrate your success with you!
Send us the info here.