ACO Conference Bound
Atlanta, Georgia in the Springtime
I’m excited. The 6th annual international conference of the ADHD Coaches Organization is coming up quickly. I’m looking forward to Atlanta in the spring, to the beauty of the conference hotel, the Crowne Plaza Ravinia, to all the great presentations and new information I will come away with, and to spending time with so many inspiring and inspired people.
I’m also excited as I look back and enjoy how far we’ve come.
- I remember vividly the very first board meeting of the ADHD Coaches Organization on December 21, 2005 with Ken Zaretzky, Glen Hogard, Cathy Jantzen, Jan DeLaura, Laurie Dupar, Kerch McConlogue, and myself.
- I remember the membership drive we held at the ADDA conference in Orlando less than five months later that put our membership over 100.
- I remember sitting in the restaurant on the last morning, talking with Laurie Dupar and some others about how we really should have our own conference the following year.
And now here we are, looking forward to our 6th annual international ADHD Coaches conference.
The growth of the conference hasn’t been perfectly linear, but basically
- Every year it’s roughly half again as big as it was the year before.
- Every year a third to a half of our members come.
- Every year it sells out.
- And every year we hear from participants that it’s the best conference they’ve ever been to.
This growth is so gratifying to those of us who work hard to put on this annual event for the ADHD Coaching community. We work hard to provide truly fresh and pertinent content, to keep the fee affordable, and to create a setting that encourages professional growth, networking, relationship building, and inspiration.
We do this not only for our members and our profession but also for those people affected by ADHD whom we serve. It is becoming ever more substantiated that coaching is key for people with ADHD, and I believe the profession is on the brink of exploding. Each of us is therefore situated to be able to make a big difference for those in our community affected by ADHD, and to make a good living at the same time. As they say, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” This is a good time to be an ADHD Coach.
I look forward to seeing you there.
All my best,Sarah D. Wright ACO Interim President