March is Mad for ADD Coaching…

Adult ADHD is hitting prime time again via the New York Times and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and that’s nothing but good news for ACO coaches. TotallyADD strongly advocates for ADD coaching and aired an informative and fun video for PBS for the first time in November, 2010. ADD and Loving It (the documentary produced by the folks at is being aired again by PBS Stations around the United States as a PBS fund raiser in March, 2011. Check your local listings for its airing time and let your contacts know about it. Or better yet, invite them over!

Search Optimization Engine (SEO) Placement

If people are looking for an ADD/ADHD coach, the ACO is the first place they’ll look because it is the first non-paid listing on those Google searches.

  • ACO coaches are getting calls from people seeking help who have seen ADD and Loving It.
  • The number of people visiting the ACO site has increased by more than 60%  in the last few months.
  • The Find a Coach database has gotten thousands of hits since the beginning of the year.

If you Google any combination of ADHD or AD/HD + Coach, Coaches or Coaching:

  • the ACO is the #1 ranked site (and sometimes both #1 and #2).
  • If you Google ADD + Coach we’re #2.
  • If you Google ADD + Coaching we’re #4.

ACO is Number 1

The ACO is biased of course, but here are quotes to support the value of ADD coaching:

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

“Although medication gives needed support, the individual must succeed on his own. To help in this struggle, both ‘psychoeducation’ and individual psychotherapy can be helpful. A professional coach can help…”

Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)

A coach helps people with AD/HD carry out the practical activities of daily life in an organized, goal-oriented, and timely fashion. Through a close partnership, an ADHD coach helps the client learn practical skills and initiate change in his or her daily life.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)

“AD/HD Coaching can be an important part of a comprehensive program for individuals with AD/HD.”

“Coaching intervention can make a real difference in how people with AD/HD negotiate their own particular deficits and cope with life on a daily basis.”

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D.

Dr. Russell Barkley has specialized in ADHD for more than 30 years and is currently a Research Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He is author of numerous scientific papers and over a dozen books on ADHD, including the best selling Taking Charge of ADHD: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents.

“Another potentially helpful area of intervention for adults with ADHD is personal coaching.”

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