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“ADHD Life Coaches Make the Difference Between Surviving and THRIVING with ADHD!” ~ Laurie Dupar

You Can Make a Positive Difference in the Lives of Persons Living with ADHD

  • Do you feel compelled to help those struggling with ADHD?
  • Do you or someone you love have ADHD?
  • Do you want to use your experience with ADHD to help others?

Whatever the reason, deep in your heart and soul you want to help people with ADHD thrive…Right?!

The iACTcenter is Setting a New Standard in ADHD Life Coach Training.

Approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF), you’ll graduate as a confident world-class Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) who is…

  • Armed with an advanced education about the “whys” underneath the ADHD experience.
  • Confident coaching persons of all ages and stages living with ADHD so they can truly thrive.
  • Ready to make a living out of making a difference, having built the foundation for a successful coaching business.
  • Excited living your purpose, increasing the awareness and reducing the stigma of ADHD, providing hope, and helping people with ADHD live their awesomeness.

 We’ve Trained 100’s of Emerging Certified ADHD Life Coaches (CALC)

with a Graduation rate of 85%,

The iACTcenter has Raised the Bar to Provide You the Best Training Experience Possible.

 

 

HOLISTIC APPROACH

People are more than just their ADHD so we prepare coaches to be skilled in coaching the whole person. Our training includes the impact of culture, family dynamics, environment, ADHD treatment, emotions, leveraging strengths and the importance of learning individual differences.

DIVERSE LEARNING OPTIONS

Our virtual videoconferencing Global Classroom on Zoom allows you to learn from anywhere around the world. This interactive live classroom is enhanced with comprehensive class handouts, templates, resources and notes pages.

SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY

Our students naturally seek out ways to support one another, coach together and apply learning to strengthen their skills. Opportunities to connect with your fellow classmates in and out of class include: full-day workshops, 2x/month Coaching Labs, monthly Q & A business calls, 24/7 private Comminity Facebook pages, conferences & guest expert appearances.

APPROVED ICF CERTIFICATION

The International ADHD Coach Training Center (iACTcenter) is an International Coach Federation (ICF) approved training program. Which means we have passed rigorous training standards so that upon graduation from the iACTcenter you will have earned the designation as a Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC).

BUSINESS BUILDING

Over 30 hours of training dedicated to the business of coaching. Taught by real life coaches with successful, profitable practices. You’ll learn how to create a solid coaching practice and make a living while making a difference. Topics include: How to get clients, what to charge, social media, marketing, business cards, branding, website pages, creating an opt-in and growing your emailing list.

1:1 MENTORING

A requirement of all approved ADHD coach training programs is that graduates have received mentoring in addition to the training curriculum. At the iACTcenter you won’t discover this as a hidden expense averaging anywhere from $500-$1500. You get 5 hours of one-on-one coach mentoring included in your tuition.

READY CLIENT BASE

You’ll gain confidence in your coaching when you get to coach with actual clients thrilled to have the opportunity to work with iACTcenter students! Honoring our clients’ unique needs, the “Coach Referral Network” matches clients looking for a coach with coaching students ready to work with clients…win-win-win!

COACHING PRACTICE

During our 90 minute twice-a-month Coaching Labs, you get to play and practice your coaching skills. Starting at the very beginning of your training, the Coaching Labs help you fine tune your skills, observe real life coaching, discuss case studies, ask questions and receive constructive feedback from our expert faculty members.

TUITION SCHOLARSHIP

Julien Mussi, a barrister and student from the UK, passed away unexpectedly in the Fall of 2015 during our inaugural class. Each semester since, we continued to honor his passion to help others with ADHD by awarding the Julien Mussi Scholarship. Click here to see if you qualify.

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ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM

Graduation Accountability Program (GAP). At the iACTcenter we feel our job is not done until you have graduated and have your certificate in your hands! During the last half of your training you meet monthly for accountability. Along with other students, you get the support you need to step-by-step complete your graduation requirements and get that credential!

Combine your life experience, advanced learning about the science of ADHD and the art of coaching to help others succeed.

Meet Laurie

Laurie Dupar, PMHNP, RN, PCC, CALC
Founder and Director of the iACTcenter

I can’t tell you how excited I am that you’re considering becoming an ADHD Life Coach! 18 years ago, I was in your shoes, scared and still eager to get started right away… 

Over 20 years ago, my 7-year-old son Blake was diagnosed with ADHD, and despite my background as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, I felt completely helpless.

Incredibly, I discovered ADHD life coaching and saw what a tremendous difference it made not only in Blake’s life but also in my entire family’s well-being. Over the years, I have watched Blake, with the help of coaching, become a confident, caring, independent man enjoying meaningful relationships and a job he loves at Microsoft.

I just KNEW that I wanted to become an ADHD Life Coach and use this same approach to help other families thrive with an ADHD diagnosis. So, I did the unthinkable and made a mid-life career change from a Nurse Practitioner to a professional coach. Using my previous education and expertise in neurobiology and science, I have specialized in coaching persons struggling with ADHD ever since.

Founding the iACTcenter, an International Coaching Federation (ICF) approved training program, was a natural progression. After 15 years as an ADHD Life Coach, I realized there was still the stigma, misunderstanding, and lack of resources for people struggling with ADHD.  And, alone as a middle-aged white woman who spoke only English, I knew I could not reach everyone I wanted to, still struggling with ADHD around the globe.

There’s so much that makes the iACTcenter different than other coaching programs, but the main thing that sets us apart is our core mission: Rid the world of the stigma of ADHD and instead help people live their AWESOMENESS through coaching.

We’ve trained hundreds of students to become ADHD Life Coaches using our holistic approach. You will learn how to empower your clients and provide accurate information on ADHD, nonjudgmental support, and up-to-date resources.

Respecting individual differences, cultures and responding to our students’ requests, we have created three different training options you can review below.  Each provides answers to the “whys” underneath ADHD behavior and how you can make a difference for yourself, someone you love, or a community of people struggling with ADHD using a coach approach.

ADHD is never an excuse. However, it can explain why seemingly easy things for other people can become a huge barrier to success, fulfillment, and happiness with an ADHD brain style.  Through coaching, we provide a safe place for people to talk, become aware, address, and take action to minimize ADHD challenges.

Just so you know, my staff and I are here to show how capable you are by teaching you the skills and sharing with you the tools you need to become an excellent ADHD Life Coach and build your ADHD life coaching business so you can make a difference, live your purpose and earn a living too!

I’d love to welcome you into our community, and I promise to be with you every step of the way.

Laurie Dupar

EXPLORE THE TRAINING OPTIONS:

Customize Your Training

HERE IS WHAT YOU WILL GAIN IN

EACH COURSE OF THE iACTcenter

TRAINING PROGRAM

Foundations Only Course

FOUNDATIONS Of ADHD COURSE

 Understand the “Why” Underneath the ADHD Symptoms and Behavior for Advanced Professional and Personal Learning. 

 

INCLUDES THE FOUNDATIONS, GROWTH & CORE COURSES

iACTcenter ASSOCIATE COACH (IAC)

Ideal for professionals wanting to add an in-depth knowledge of ADHD and the skills of life coaching to their existing role

   INCLUDES FOUNDATIONS, GROWTH & CORE COURSES

CERTIFIED COACH (CALC)

Become a world-class Certified ADHD Life Coach

FOUNDATIONS OF ADHD INCLUDED IN CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

*All levels  

The 7 weeks/14 classes (total of 19.5 hours) Foundations of ADHD course will provide you with an advanced, comprehensive understanding of ADHD. We move well beyond the basics and dig deep to provide the “why” of the multi-faceted individual ADHD experience.

Here's what you'll learn in this course:
  • How the history of ADHD and ADHD Life Coaching incorporates multiple disciplines
  • The answer to the question is it called “ADD” or “ADHD.”
  • The neurobiology of ADHD including the executive function, neurotransmitters, and areas of the brain impacted by ADHD
  • How an ADHD diagnosis is made for children and adults, by whom, when, and why
  • Current global statistics that show the real numbers and impact of ADHD on children, adults, relationships, and families around the world
  • Why people with ADHD are so consistently inconsistent and why knowing only your ADHD challenges and symptoms isn’t enough to be successful
  • The emotions of ADHD
  • What ADHD looks like at different ages and stages of life – what to expect so you are prepared
  • An understandable explanation and model of ADHD that explains the ins and outs of executive functioning
  • Clarification of common co-occurring conditions with ADHD. Conditions like anxiety, depression, learning disorders, sleep challenges, rejection sensitivity dysphoria, sensory integration disorder and, substance abuse
  • A comprehensive review of ADHD treatment options, disadvantages, and benefits including medication, supplements, diet, holistic, and natural alternatives
  • Awareness of culture and the ADHD experience
  • Tried and true tools, tips, strategies, and techniques that really work to manage ADHD symptoms better
  • And more…

GROWTH: Coaching Tools for Awareness & Change

*This is the second class for both the iACTcenter Associate Coach (IAC) and the Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) training 

The 9.5 week/19 classes (total of 28.5 hours) Growth Course focuses on the skills, techniques, and tools you as an ADHD Life Coach will use to facilitate awareness, change, and personal growth with your clients. After this training, you will have filled your own power-packed ADHD Life Coaching Toolkit filled with resources you will use when working with your clients and supporting them in their success.

Throughout this module, you will work with these tools and concepts yourself, so you authentically and compassionately understand what it’s like to be on the receiving end as the client.

Here's what you'll learn in this course:
  • How change happens
  • Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and how they relate to facilitating change, learning, and growth
  • Obstacles and barriers that prevent change from occurring even when we want it
  • The grief process of an ADHD diagnosis
  • How negative thinking, what we tolerate and lack of boundaries prevent clients from moving forward
  • How to empower and motivate your clients through the growth process
  • The strengths, learning styles, and 8 types of intelligence of people with ADHD, and how to explore them with your clients
  • Love languages to help clients uniquely communicate their appreciation and enhance their relationships
  • How to perform a strengths assessment with your clients so they can leverage what they are good at
  • Ways to explore your client’s barriers to change and how to move forward in their life
  • And much more

 

CORE:

Essential Coach Skills for the ADHD Life Coach

*This is the final class for the iACTcenter Associate Coach (IAC) and the Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) training 

This 9 week/17 class (total of 25.5 hours) CORE course is the last for those pursuing an iACTcenter Associate Coach (IAC) certification or those training to become a Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC). This course will help you master the rigorous coaching skills and competencies you must learn and demonstrate in order to graduate from the iACTcenter and apply for credentialing by the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Here's what you'll learn in this course:
  • The 8 core International Coaching Federation (ICF) coaching competencies and how they apply to ADHD life coaching
  • The ethical guidelines and standards for coaching set forth by the International Coaching Federation
  • How to help your client to clarify and set an agenda for coaching sessions so they get the most value out of your work together
  • The difference between a conversation and a coach-versation
  • How to coach people to design new strategies and systems to better manage their ADHD using creative brainstorming and exploration
  • How to support your client so they can reach their goals and maintain long term change
  • How to create doable action steps that have the most chance for your client to follow through and succeed
  • How to encourage, champion, and support your clients throughout the coaching process
  • How to ask powerful questions that facilitate life-changing “a-ha” moments
  • To empower your client by trusting they are creative, resourceful, and whole
  • And much more!

 FALL 2021 Registration Has Begun!

Classes Start September 13th,

Monday/Wednesday, 5-6:30 pm PST/ 8-9:30 pm EST

Spring Classes 2021 SOLD OUT! 

15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9 , 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 – Spots Left in the September, 2021 Class!  

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Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a good fit for this training?
Our training is for adult learners. Our students have completed at least a high school level of education and are ready, willing, and able to take responsibility for their learning.  We also recommend you have a strong personal foundation and support system to help with your efforts and success in this program.

Most of our students are between the ages of 25-75 with a wide variety of previous education, careers, professions, or personal life experience. Whatever your background, the commonality that bonds our students is the realization and desire to make a difference and meet the need for increased awareness and resources for ADHD.

We find that our program’s best fit are those who have had personal or professional experience with ADHD. Are wanting to expand their knowledge about the science of ADHD. Are open to learning a completely new way of helping people with ADHD live their brilliance and feel “called” to do this work.

The training is taught in English. However, many of our students speak English as a second language and can utilize a translation tool for the class handouts.

What is the withdrawal/refund policy?
Students can withdraw from the iACTcenter training program at any time. The iACTcenter refund policy states that if a student withdraws prior to the first class, a full refund will be granted (minus a $200 administrative fee). If prior to the second class, the students will get a 75% refund. If after the second week, no refund will be granted. If you paid your tuition to hold a space in the iACTcenter training program and need to cancel, you may cancel without penalty before the program begins, minus an administrative fee of $200.
What happens at the end of the training?
Upon completing the iACTcenter, graduates will have earned a Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) designation. They will be well on their way to meeting the credentialing application requirements for the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

You will be ready to coach a broad spectrum of individuals, families, and groups around the world and apply your advanced understanding of ADHD and coaching skills in a personal, professional, or entrepreneurial manner.

You will also be part of the ongoing growing interactive community at the iACTcenter. Graduate Members benefit from ongoing access to our twice a month Coaching Labs, continued participation in our coaching referral network, the opportunity to promote their services via our main website, 10% off any classes, courses, or webinars offered through the iACTcenter…and of course a huge hug whenever possible at ADHD conference and events.

Who can I coach when I graduate?
The iACTcenter, with a focus on holistic coaching, created the certification of an ADHD Life Coach because we know people are more than just their ADHD. When you graduate you will have been trained to coach persons of any age and niche struggling with ADHD, including students, adolescents, college students, adults, parents, families, and even our senior folks just recently discovering their ADHD.
What is the weekly time commitment?
Previous students say that in addition to the twice a week 90 minute classes and twice a month 90 minute Coaching Labs, they spend another 2-4 hours a week preparing for classes and doing their own reading on ADHD.
How do I access the trainings?
Primarily your trainings, classes and workshops will be conducted using a live video conferencing system called “Zoom”. You connect with others in your class via Zoom using an internet connected computer, laptop, or Zoom friendly device. The Zoom mobile app is available for both iOS and Android devices.
What if I live overseas?
Awesome! We take our mission to make ADHD life coaching available to persons around the globe very seriously. Which is why we rotate class times to try and fit as best as possible our domestic and international students. Any questions about dates and times, please visit our Calendar or email us.
When can I start earning money as a coach?
When you have completed the Foundations, Growth, and Core courses and have the theoretical knowledge and practical skills learned from attending our coaching labs. In fact, you’re required to have 20 hours of coaching completed for graduation. We support your growth with your coaching skills by including five hours of mentoring in our training
Is the iACTcenter approved by the International Coach Federation(ICF)?
Yes! The iACTcenter has met the rigorous requirements set forth by the ICF and is an ACSTH approved ICF coach training program.
How long does it take to complete the program?
The Foundations of ADHD course is six and a half weeks long. It may extend to seven weeks, depending on the holiday schedule, because we don’t hold classes on U.S. federal holidays.

Most students can complete the iACTcenter Associate Coach (IAC) program in six months. Our policy allows for one full year to complete this training.

The advanced, more comprehensive Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) training takes one full year to complete. Why? It takes time to become an exceptional coach. Complete the coursework, experience coaching, practice the coaching skills yourself, learn from the coach mentoring, and build your coaching business foundation.

 

Where is the iACTcenter located?
The iACTcenter training is live and completely virtual, meaning you can access our training from anywhere in the world! Our virtual Global Classroom meets via zoom videoconferencing systems. Students have trained with us from South Africa, China, the U.K., Brazil, Australia, Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, and more.

Our headquarters are located near Seattle, Washington in the United States.

Are there any hidden fees or expenses?
All you need to graduate is included in your tuition. You will need to have a computer, tablet, or smartphone to access the calls, WIFI internet, and a couple of 3″ binders if you want to print out the class handouts and organize them in that fashion. You are also responsible for any long-distance, phone, or internet charges you might incur based on how and from where you are joining us.

5 hours of mentoring is also included in your tuition. This is a very unique benefit since mentoring is a requirement of the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Who are the instructors & staff?

Laurie Dupar, PMHNP, RN, PCC, CALC, CMC, CEO, and Founder

Laurie is a trained Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP), Registered Nurse (RN), Professionally Certified Coach (PCC), Certified Mentor Coach (CMC), and Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC). The students at the iACTcenter benefit from her one-of-a-kind expertise in both the neuroscience of ADHD and the art of coaching.

Her initial coach training was at the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in 2002. Since then, she has received certifications from numerous coach training programs. She is a published #1 Amazon Bestselling author, a founding board member of the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), and frequently sought to speak on coaching and ADHD. She serves on several boards that serve the ADHD community.

She has been training emerging coaches since 2010 and founded the iACTcenter in 2015 to meet the global need for ADHD Life Coaches around the world.

Knowing that growth, change, and learning are part of her core values, Laurie founded the International ADHD Coach Training Center to teach a new generation of ADHD life coaches her unique holistic ADHD Life Coaching brand.

Laurie’s mission is to decrease the stigma and increase the awareness and resources for ADHD by preparing coaches to work with a broad spectrum of individuals, families, and groups living with ADHD worldwide.

support@iACTcenter.com 

Sue Trace, CALC, CPCC, ACC

Sue is passionate about resilience & well-being! With a background in nursing, recruitment, retention, HR, sales, marketing, program development, company ownership & management, Sue brings a wealth of career and life experience offering effective and results-oriented coaching. Sue is a certified ADHD (CALC) coach through the iACTcenter, a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC) through the Co-Active Training Institute, and a certified team coach through the Global Team Coaching Institute. She holds her ACC designation with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

Sue coaches individuals, leaders, and teams in both healthcare and corporate organizations to increase positive collaboration, engagement, and retention, and build resilience to endure challenging times, through evidence-based neuroscience & positive psychology programs.

Personal life experiences have afforded Sue an understanding of the difficulties individuals struggling with ADHD face daily. Having been a guardian to two at-risk teens struggling with diagnoses of Fetal Alcohol Effects, ADHD, reactive attachment disorder, sensory processing delays, and dyslexia; combined with her own daughter with inattentive ADHD and cognitive processing delays and living with an ADHD husband; she gets the challenges. Sue is a fierce yet compassionate advocate.

Sue is thrilled to be an instructor with the iACTcenter and work with emerging coaches equally passionate about making a difference in the lives of others with ADHD!

 www.tracecoaching.com  sue@tracecoaching.com

Cathy Goett, CALC, Graduate Student Liaison

Cathy is a Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) from Oklahoma City and coaches people of all ages who struggle with executive function issues at GOETT Focused. In 2018, Cathy hosted the first men’s annual ADHD Telesummit, “On the Right ADHD Trail”. Her role at the iACTcenter includes running the Graduate Accountability Program (GAP), where she supports students to complete their coursework, graduate and earn their credentials.

Madeleine P. Cote, PCC, Trainer, Course Facilitator and Mentor

“Coach Maddy” is a pioneer in the coaching field, having started coaching with a psychologist almost 20 years ago in Montreal, Canada.  Her educational background is in psychology, communication, and public relations, having received degrees and certificates from Bishops and McGill University.  She is a Professionally Certified Coach with the ICF (International Coach Federation) and coaches on a national and international level.

Coach Maddy has been featured in places ranging from PsychCentral to ADHD Support Talk Radio and is a national and international speaker and advocate for ADHD.  Her motto is “it’s gotta be fun,” and she brings that attitude into her teaching, mentoring, and coaching.

 

What happens during the year of training?
 During your first six months at the iACTcenter, you will:

  • Join with other students Mondays and Wednesdays for 90 minutes in our virtual Global Classroom using Zoom
  • Learn an advanced knowledge of ADHD 
  • Be introduced and interact with the tools, exercises, and strategies you will use in your ADHD life coaching practice.
  • Dive deep into the process, skills, and competencies of ADHD life coaching
  • Observe, practice, and engage in real-life coaching and case studies during our twice a month Coaching Labs
  • Benefit from the monthly one hour Q & A business building session
  • Attend quarterly virtual business building workshops to teach you the foundation of running a successful coaching business

During the second half of your training, we continue to partner and support you as you:

  • Attend the monthly one-hour Graduation Accountability Program (GAP) calls, so you complete the training and hold your graduation certificate in your hand.
  • Fine-tune your coaching skills in twice a month Coaching Labs
  • Accrue coaching practice hours
  • Complete your 5 hours of mentor coaching included in your tuition
  • Continue attending the monthly one hour Q & A business building sessions and quarterly business building workshops.
  • Put the final foundation pieces of your coaching business into place.
  • Apply for graduation!

We are with you every step of the way for the entire year as you prepare for your first classes right up until you are holding your certificate as a Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) in your hands.

When are the classes held?

Depending on the session, classes are Monday and Wednesday, or Tuesdays and Thursdays. The classes are 90 minutes each. The times of the class days and times vary depending on which semester you are enrolled.

*Enrollment only opens 3 times per year: Winter, Spring, Fall

The Winter semester is full for 2021.

Spring semester starts in May 3rd with classes at 9-10:30 am PT / 12-1:30 pm ET.

Fall semester starts in September 13th with classes at 5-6:30 pm PT / 8-9:30 pm ET.

Find out more about the dates and times of our training and other events on our iACTcenter calendar at: www.iactcenter.com/events-2/

What if I have to miss a class?
We understand that life can get busy, emergencies come up, or you want to take that vacation. If you need to miss a class, please email us to let us know. The classes are recorded so you can go back and review what you missed before the next class.

It is an International Coach Federation requirement that you attend 80% of the classes. If you fall below this percentage, you can make this up by reviewing the missed classes and submitting a summary of what you learned as a demonstration of your interaction and participation with the information.

It is your responsibility to keep track of your attendance throughout the program. You will be asked to detail any classes missed and the dates of Coaching Labs you attended.

 

Do you offer tuition scholarships?

 Yes! Julien Mussi, a barrister and student from the UK, passed away unexpectedly in the Fall of 2015 during our inaugural class. Each semester since, we have continued to honor his passion to help others with ADHD by awarding a $500  Julien Mussi Scholarship to our qualifying students. Click here to see if you qualify.

When I'm ready to register...then what?

Just click the enroll button for the program of your choice above and then be checking your emails for follow up welcome and training materials!

 

Have a question we didn’t answer?

Great! Just email support@iactcenter.com or contact us here.