The Top 5 Reasons the 2017 ADHD Professionals Conference Makes a Good Holiday Gift!

1.    Meet Colleagues, Friends, Experts and Influencers Face to Face  
For many of us, there are only a couple of times a year that we get to connect in person with our tribe: Conference is one of them.  We all have the ability through digital technology to connect, collaborate and share information easily and quickly—social media keeps me connected to my peers both local and far away. But there is really no substitute for getting together in real life.  Maybe it’s sharing business ideas, taking selfies, or finding a mentor; don’t miss this opportunity to mix and mingle.  Whether it is during a meal, while grabbing coffee, waiting for the elevator, or sitting at a breakout session; you never know when you may meet your next project partner, a mentor, a friend.

2.    Renew your excitement about the work you do
It’s easy to say you can find all the information you need online.  We can spend hours in our offices or on our phones with clients.  We can create websites, blogs and other content.  And just get bogged down in the “doing” of coaching and running a business when along comes Conference… nothing beats getting out and hearing from coaches and others who do what we do to reignite our enthusiasm. Think of that feeling you get when you sit in a room with other people who are willing to take time away to learn something new, who want to “better” themselves.  You discover that you’re not alone in wanting to improve your skills and bring something back to your business. The energy in the room fulfills you! There’s nothing like being in a room of like-minded people.

3.    The Exhibit Hall and Sponsors
Finding out about innovative products and services for your business is vital to stay competitive in today’s fast-paced world.  Invest time with the sponsors at the conference and turn them into your friends and allies. While most likely you could find out all about them at their websites, it’s great to get a hands-on demonstration or be able to ask questions that are specific to your business from the company itself. Better yet, consider being a sponsor or exhibitor yourself.  Do you have a product or service that you would like to share with the professionals who attend conference?  Check out the opportunities available here.

4.    Then there’s the fun factor
While this reason may not be at the top of the list, people who include fun in their lives tend to be happier, healthier and less stressed.  Not too surprising really!  The Reston area has shopping and restaurants.  The Nation’s Capitol is a stone’s throw away.  Think of the fun factor as an investment in your own health and well-being. There’s a lot to be said for getting away from your day-to-day work life and having fun.

5.    Invest in yourself and save $$$
This last reason may be the Best reason why the conference makes a good holiday gift!  The new learning and knowledge that you will take home with you will be incredible.  You are investing in yourself and your business and until January 15th you save $100 with the Early Bird rate!!  After that the cost goes up.  And there are 2 fantastic pre-conference sessions with limited spots available.  So don’t wait…Here’s the link to purchase your conference registration with the Early Bird Rate before it flies away.

I hope I have the opportunity to mix and mingle with many of you in April!  See you in Reston!

 

Christine KotikChristine Kotik
2017 Conference Co-Chair

10th Annual International ADHD Professionals Conference
April 27-April 30, 2017
Reston, VA, USA
mobile:  614-600-0212 (Eastern)
email:  conference@adhdcoaches.org

“Fill yourself up with what you love.  An empty pot is incapable of filling anyone’s cup.”
– Juli Dubois