Mark Vecchio, MFA, PCC, SEP

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Mark Vecchio, MFA, PCC, SEP

Biography

Mark Vecchio provides ADHD, academic, and somatic coaching for adults (college-age and up) in the Northampton-Amherst area of Western Massachusetts, as well as long distance by phone or video conference. Areas of expertise include:

– Making sense of and managing ADHD in all aspects of life
– Supporting the academic pursuits of students in college and graduate school
– Improving self-regulation of thoughts, feelings, impulses, energy, and motivation
– Overcoming creative blocks and flourishing artistically

He is credentialed by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), as well as by the ADD Coach Academy as an ADDCA Associate Certified Coach (AACC). Mark is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). For more information on somatic coaching for ADHD, an integrated mind-body-heart approach, see this page on Mark’s website: http://TheConsciousLearner.com/somatic_coaching.php.

Mark was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult, so he understands the symptoms from the inside and knows what it takes to cope with them successfully. His approach is to help clients create their own freedom through emotional and intellectual growth and self-directed engagement.

For most of a twenty-year career as a college professor, he was Faculty in Interdivisional Studies at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, where he coached and advised students. As an educator his goal was to empower those he worked with to think with more awareness and creativity, and to direct their own actions more consciously. In 2011 he started his private practice to work in these ways in more depth with people individually.

Mark has worked as a systems analyst, developed a college curriculum in mythology, led study-abroad trips to ancient sites such as Stonehenge and Delphi, managed a Sylvan Learning Center, and won prizes for stage directing, filmmaking, and poetry. He earned his M.F.A. in Poetry at Brooklyn College, as well as a D.Univ. in Classics at the University of Kent at Canterbury.