Dear Fellow Coaches,
This is my first President’s Message, and I want to take this opportunity to tell you a little about myself.
Before joining the ACO in 2009, I’d been coaching for 11 years in my beautiful hometown of Avon Lake, Ohio, just a mile from the shores of Lake Erie. When I learned about and decided to join the ACO, I was looking to get to know my peers in the business.
Sarah D. Wright, our outgoing president, was my first contact. She and I got to know each other as we rode together on the bus to Capitol Hill at the 2008 CHADD conference in Washington DC. Later that year I joined the ACO’s leadership team and eventually joined the board as secretary, then program chair and, most recently, conference chair for 2013.
When I was asked by Sarah to run for president, I didn’t hesitate to say yes. I was honored, ready, and pleased to serve on this board with so many dedicated hard working colleagues including Sarah D. Wright, Katherine Jahnke, Maureen Nolan, Terri Gantt, Virginia Hurley, Abigail Wurf, and our Leadership Team: Miriam Reiss, Jon Salem, Mary Smith, and Dema Stout.
So now I look forward to continuing my work for the ACO in a different capacity. Our very competent board will continue to move this organization forward, making it the most highly recognized group of coaches in the world whose purpose is to “serve the general public and other professionals working with people affect by ADHD.”
The ACO is also your professional association. It is the only organization for ADHD Coaches by ADHD Coaches and about ADHD Coaching. And I want to hear from you. Whatever ideas or suggestions you may have can be sent to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach me by phone at 440-933-8309.
In great anticipation,