Programs Committee

Wow! It’s hard to believe we are in the final quarter of our year, 2016!  In September, ACO Programs celebrates the completion of a successful year of ACO Case Collaborations.
Our members and guests have met on the 3rd Wednesday of each month to collaborate on coaching skills and approaches for working with their ADHD clients. If you have not yet attended, you are missing out!  We have a lot of great coaches in our community!  The conversations and take-aways for each session has been impressive to say the least. Plus, there are even CCEU’s for those who attend!  We will have two more sessions before year’s end. On October 19th, the focus is Helping Clients Through Job Turmoil, and November 16th, the focus is Helping Clients With Emotional Regulation. If one of these areas is your niche, please consider being our expert guest facilitator for the session.  Send an email to

The ACO Coach Exchange Pilot Program ended in August.  We had thirteen coaches who were paired with two others, one who would coach them and one they would coach. The group of coaches represented a variety of experience ranging from just starting out to more than 10+ years of experience. This is a member-only program at a very nominal fee. Coaches enrolled in the coach exchange program had the opportunity to practice and refine their coaching skills, receive coaching support, build on relationships, and/or  record coaching sessions to use for their certification. Overall, our program went really well and feedback was used to continue or fine tune the design for the next round. As a result, the Programs Committee has launched the Fall 2016 ACO Coach Exchange to run from September 26th to November 18th. ACO Coach Exchange will be available next in January 2017. Make sure you are on the list if you have an interest. The program fills up fast.

Are you feeling stuck with completing your certification? Hopefully, by the time this Circle newsletter is published we are off the ground and running with the ACO Certification Support Group. Whether you are looking for ICF or PAAC certification this may be the ticket for getting it done. Whether we have started or not, let us know if you wish to join in. Check the ACO Programs page to learn more.



Many of us remember the classic Goldilocks and the Three Bears story from our younger days.  You might recall how Goldilocks wandered into the three bears’ house while they were out for their walk. Her curiosity had her trying their soup, their chairs, and eventually their beds. As she worked through the options she decided what was too much or too little and ultimately found what seemed just right.

As a coach, finding the right kind of programming and support can be very similar of an experience.  Each of us is in a different place with our coaching business and our coaching goals. October and November is a great time to develop your own awareness about any professional development and support needed to move forward in your business for 2017. Where are you with your coaching skills and practice? How do you want to scale your business? What do you need to help you take those next challenging steps forward?

ACO Programs is working hard to develop opportunities for its members to support their professional development and business needs. We would love to know what is just right to be able to offer you the best options and avoid having too much of this or too little of that. Please take our survey and let us know how Programs can serve your needs. In late October our committee will be meeting to plan out next steps for January – March 2017. Your perspective and your five minutes can help us do that!

All our best as we finish up this year!

Robin Nordmeyer, Kay Axtell, Nancy Bean, Anne Marie Nantais, and Victoria Roche
ACO Programs