David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC, won the Founders Award for Distinguished Service to the Professional ADHD Coach Community. This is the highest honor a coach can receive and David has definitely demonstrated that he qualifies.
What do you have to do to qualify? You have to have made a “unique, impactful, selfless contribution to ADHD coaches, ADHD Coaching, and/or the ACO”.
Let’s look at what David has done. David is a Master Certified ADHD Coach with the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC), a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with ICF and a Board Certified Coach (BCC) with the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) and he has an internationally recognized coaching business for 20 years. He earned his certified coach training from Coach University in 1996. He is the Founder and President of ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA), was a catalyst in the development of ADHD Awareness Day – US Resolution 390 that eventually became ADHD International Awareness Month, In 2012, He was involved with the ACO in the development of one definition of ADHD Coaching, something of great importance to our community of coaches.
David’s greatest feat was something he was told he would never achieve – ICF credits for the first and only comprehensive ADHD coach training program – ADDCA. This program is fully accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). It is also accredited by the Center for Credentialing & Education and the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches. What a wonderful achievement. And this was no simple achievement.
He is on the Board of ABSARD (American Professional Association of ADHD and Related Disorders), author of Permission to Proceed, a spokesperson for the ADHD Coaching profession and featured in numerous national publications, radio and television programs. He has been a key presenter at national and international conferences, including nearly every year the ACO has had a conference. He has been involved in VIA Character Strengths research (pioneering research) and Adult ADHD, winning an award at the APSARD conference in Washington, DC in January 2016.
Did I mention David’s personality? I can only say he is a good natured human being who is only interested in seeing people achieve success whether it be a coach or a client. His selfless devotion of time and energy has won him this moment – the 2016 Founders Award at the ACO Conference in Reston, Virginia.
Congratulations, David. You earned it by making a “unique, impactful, selfless contribution to ADHD coaches, ADHD Coaching, and the ACO”,
Joyce Kubik, President