World-Class LIVE Virtual ZOOM Training so You Can Become A Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) and help Others with ADHD THRIVE! 

 

Yes! I Want to Enroll NOW (Click Here)Questions? Go to www.iactcenter.com/coach-training, and get answers to your questions.

“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 has set a New Standard in ADHD Life Coaching!   

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

  • Prepared with an advanced education about the “whys” underneath the ADHD experience, behavior, and symptoms at any age.
  • ADHD doesn’t discriminate based on age which is why we prepare our students to confidently coach persons of all ages and stages living with ADHD so they can truly thrive.
  • Ready to make a profitable living by making a difference, having built the foundation for a successful coaching business.
  • Excited to be living their purpose, increasing awareness and reducing the stigma of ADHD, providing hope, and helping people with ADHD live their awesomeness.

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

with a Graduation rate of 85%,

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

 

 

HOLISTIC APPROACH

People are more than just their ADHD. They are their strengths, passions, their community, and part of the world.  This is why at that iACTcenter, we prepare our coaches to be skillful to coach the entirety of the person. , including the impact of culture, family dynamics, environment, ADHD treatment, emotions, leveraging strengths, and the importance of learning individual differences.

DIVERSE LEARNING APPROACH

Our virtual videoconferencing Global Classroom on Zoom allows you to learn from anywhere in the world. Our classes are taught live, interactive, and enhanced with comprehensive and engaging class handouts, resources, experiential Coaching Labs, and notes pages.

INTERACTIVE COMMUNITY

Our students naturally seek ways to support one another, coach, connect and strengthen their skills and friendships. Opportunities to interact globally with your classmates during and between classes in our 24/7 private iACTcenter Community virtual iACTcenter Lounge and Cafe.

APPROVED ICF CERTIFICATION

The International ADHD Coach Training Center (iACTcenter) has been an International Coaching Federation (ICF) approved training program for the past 8 years. This means we have passed rigorous training standards so that upon graduation from the iACTcenter, you will have earned the designation of a Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC).

OVER 30 Hours BUSINESS BUILDING WORKSHOPS & TRAINING

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 Enroll Clients
  • Planning Your Coaching Biz
  • Group Coaching,
  • Coaching Families
  • Charge What You are Worth
  • Visibility Marketing 

1:1 MENTORING

A requirement to apply for the International Coach Federation is to complete 10 hours of coach mentoring. This is often a hidden expense discovered in other programs (as much as $500-$2500) after students have put in the time, energy, and money. At the iACTcenter, you received mentoring along with your coach training curriculum. Ten coach mentor hours are included in your tuition when you register for our Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) program provided by our ICF credentialed mentors. We have you covered!

READY CLIENT BASE

You’ll gain confidence in your coaching when you coach with actual clients thrilled to have the opportunity to work with iACTcenter students! Honoring our client’s unique needs, the “Coach Referral Network Program” 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 can play, practice your coaching skills, and be coached!  Starting at the very beginning of your training, the Coaching Labs serve to fine-tune your coaching skills, observe authentic coaching, discuss case studies, ask questions and receive feedback from our expert faculty members.

TUITION SCHOLARSHIP

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

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GRADUATE ACCOUNTABILITY PROGRAM (GAP)

Graduation Accountability Program (GAP). At the iACTcenter, we know our job is not done until you are holding your graduation certificate in your hands! During the last half of your training, our GAP program provides the accountability and support to complete your graduation requirements step-by-step 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
Founder and Director of the iACTcenter

I can’t tell you how excited I am that you’re considering becoming a Certified ADHD Life Coach(CALC)! Over 20 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 education and experience in mental health, I felt utterly helpless.

Incredibly, I discovered ADHD life coaching and saw the tremendous difference it made in Blake’s life and 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 approach to help other families thrive with an ADHD diagnosis. So, I did the unthinkable and made a mid-life career pivot to a professional coach. Using my education and expertise in neurobiology,  human behavior, and psychology, 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 20+ 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, struggling with ADHD around the globe.

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

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

Respecting and welcoming individual differences, cultures, and experiences, our training fits nearly anyone’s ADHD Life Coaching goals.  Each program answers the “whys” underneath ADHD behavior and symptoms.  Our curriculum is science, research, and best practice-based so that you can make a difference for yourself, someone you love, or a community of people struggling with ADHD.

ADHD is never an excuse. However, it can explain why seemingly effortless tasks for other people can become a massive 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:

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN AT THE IACTCENTER CERTIFIED ADHD LIFE COACH (CALC) TRAINING PROGRAM

Beginning January ’24

ADVANCED Certified ADHD Life Coach (A-CALC) TRAINING

Are you ready for more?  Earn your Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) and your International Coaching Federation credential, all with the iACTcenter. 

 

iACTcenter ASSOCIATE COACH (iAC)

Ideal for professionals wanting to add in-depth knowledge of ADHD and the skills of ADHD life coaching to their existing role-NOT become certified or credentialed coaches.

  CERTIFIED ADHD Life COACH (CALC)

The iACTcenter’s world-class Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) course. Perfect for those who want to make a difference making a living as a professional Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC).

FOUNDATIONS OF ADHD For Coaches

INCLUDED IN ALL  PROGRAMS

The 8 weeks/16 classes (total 25.5 hours) Foundations of ADHD for Coaches course will give you an advanced, comprehensive understanding of ADHD. We move well beyond the basics and dig deep to answer 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 ADD, ADHD, or Executive Function?”
  • The neurobiology of ADHD includes a curriculum of 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 actual 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 about your own ADHD challenges and symptoms isn’t enough to manage them successfully.
  • The emotions of ADHD include Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria, grief, shame, anger, sadness, anxiety, and more. 
  • 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 work to manage ADHD symptoms better.
  • And much more…

GROWTH: Coaching Tools for Awareness & Change

*This is the second course in the iACTcenter’s training for the iACTcenter Associate Coach (IAC), the Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC), and the Advanced-Certified ADHD Life Coach (A-CALC) program.

The 11-week/22 classes (total of 33 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 power-packed ADHD Life Coaching Toolkit with resources you will use when working with your clients and supporting them in their success.

Throughout this course, you will learn and practice these tools and concepts, 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 final course in the iACTcenter’s training focuses on learning and practicing the unique skills and competencies of coaching. 

This 10-week/20 class (33 hours) CORE course is the last in the curriculum portion of our program. The theory and science in each class bring the coaching process together to increase your awareness and confidence in demonstrating the coaching skills, competencies, ethics, standards, and coaching guidelines.  With our coach mentors to support your learning and growth, you will be well on your way to graduating from the iACTcenter as a Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC), applying for your credential from 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 (ICF)
  • 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, follow through and experience the life they have always wanted.
  • The difference between an everyday conversation and a coaching coach-versation
  • How to coach people to design new strategies and systems to manage their ADHD better 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!

YOUR NEXT CHANCE TO TRAIN WITH US STARTS MAY 8, 2023

Classes are from 9:30 AM PT/ 12-1:30 PM ET, Monday & Wednesday

Looking for 15 perfectly imperfect people to become

Certified ADHD Life Coaches (CALC) starting in May 2023 

Reserve Your Seat for the May Mon/Wed Semester!

May ’23 Mon/ Wed Semester Enrollment Countdown

15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 0

Please email us at assist@iACTcenter.com with questions. 

 

 

                      

 

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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 from the iACTcenter. 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, focusing 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 who recently discovered 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 am outside of the United States?

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.

After completing the iACTcenter Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) program, do I need additional credentials to practice as a Certified ADHD Life Coach?

No. The iACTcenter has met the ICF’s rigorous requirements and is an ACSTH-approved ICF coach training program. After graduation, you can practice as a Certified ADHD Life Coach(CALC) from the iACTcenter.

Suppose you would like to become credentialed with the International Coach Federation. In that case, you can use your training, practice, and mentoring hours gained through the iACTcenter towards applying directly to the ICF where one of their official assessors awards you with an ICF credential. The ICF does not recognize any other credential or training to practice fully as an iACTcenter Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC).

Another ADHD Coach training program says that I need their specific credential to be an ADHD Life Coach. Is that true?

No. The International Coaching Federation(ICF) is the only credentialing authority on coaching. There is no additional credential needed.

The iACTcenter is an approved ICF training program. When you graduate from the iACTcenter you have earned your Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) or Associate iACTcenter Coach (IAC) certifications.

As an approved ICF training program,  you can use your training, practice, and mentoring hours gained through the iACTcenter towards your ICF credential. Our training is designed to meet those standards.

When are the classes/labs/workshops?

 Check the calendar HERE.

What's the difference in the levels of training?

Check our comparison table HERE.

Can I be an affiliate of your training?

 YES! Go HERE.

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 video conferencing 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 to apply for the International Coach Federation (ICF) credential.

Who are the Instructors & staff at the iACTcenter?

Laurie Dupar is a trained Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 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 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 worldwide.

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.

assist@iACTcenter.com

Sue Trace, CALC, CPCC, PCC

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 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 given Sue an understanding of individuals struggling with ADHD’s daily difficulties. Having been a guardian to two at-risk teens struggling with Fetal Alcohol Effects, ADHD, reactive attachment disorder, sensory processing delays, and dyslexia, combined with her 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

Tracy Winter, Ph.D., PCC

Tracy has been an executive and leadership coach for over ten years. She works with brighter people than the average bear to develop their interpersonal skills and succeed at work. Tracy has coached up and down the career ladder, from job seekers to vice presidents, and has worked in different industries, including technology, government, academia, and health care. Tracy helps her clients, individuals, or teams develop new perspectives that lead to new behaviors, behaviors more likely to get the results they want, whether it’s a promotion, more team cohesion, or just being heard, seen, and valued for their ideas.

Many of the folks Tracy coaches also have had struggles with ADHD. That experience and her personal and family experiences with ADHD have brought her to the iACT Center. She is excited to work with others passionate about supporting people with ADHD.

Tracy also teaches doctoral classes at the Organizational Leadership and Business Psychology Department at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology. She earned her Ph.D. in Human Development, her M.A. in Human and Organization Systems, and her Evidence-Based Coaching Certificate from Fielding Graduate University.

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) to support students in completing their graduation requirements and earning their credentials.

Heidi Fishbein, ACC, CALC

Fishbein holds professional credentials as an Associate Certified Coach(ACC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF). She has also earned her certification as a Certified  ADHD Life Coach (CALC) through the International ADHD Coach Training Center (iACTcenter). Her certification as a Christian Life Coach through Leadership Coaching Canada adds to her expertise.

Heidi is the proud mother of two creative, spontaneous, and fun-loving young boys. She considers herself blessed to have an incredibly supportive husband who shares her love of family and service to others. As a family, they enjoy being active in their community and church, sharing game nights, and pursuing a variety of sports and recreational adventures.

Over several years Heidi has developed her skill and ability to navigate treatment issues, life strategies, family dynamics, therapies, and advocacy in her personal and professional life. Heidi has gained extensive experience and knowledge that inform her understanding of people from a holistic perspective. She believes it is important to appreciate each person’s life’s psycho/social/spiritual/environmental influences.

As a coach, Heidi supports her clients in identifying and pursuing their goals to effect the desired change. Heidi is well equipped to support and journey with clients, helping them navigate change and challenges in their personal lives, relationships, and circumstances.

Heidi Fishbein, ACC, CALC   Heidi@iACTcenter.com

Farah Jamil, MHA, CEC, ACC
I’m a Health Executive with a Masters in Health Administration (MHA), a Certified Executive Coach (CEC) with the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coaching Federation (ICF), & an Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Coach.
I coach early- to mid-careerists to be less passive & more proactive in their career/leadership goals. I’m passionate about helping people dig deep to unleash their inner “Super Leader!” & to unleash their inner “ADHD Superpowers!” As a woman of color & a visible religious minority, I bring a unique perspective based on my 15+ years of leadership experience as an Ivy League-grad Health Executive & a Coach in various local, national & international sectors: government, academia & non-profits. I’ve had first-hand experience successfully working with senior leaders (e.g., briefed Canadian Ministers, US Senators, and Ambassadors), leading high-performing teams, and navigating diversity / equity / inclusion-related issues (e.g., racism, discrimination against neurodiversity, unconscious bias, sexism, etc.).
My global clients have included: business leaders / entrepreneurs, corporate / government employees, physicians, lawyers, professors, non-profits, university students, etc. I was also selected as one of 36 global Executive Coaches for the 2020 INC 5000 Vision Conference for the fastest-growing US private companies.
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 in. See below for more details.

*Enrollment opens only 3 times per year: January, May, and September. The course takes one year to complete.

2021-2022 Semester Course Dates

The fall semester starts on September 13th, 2021, with classes at 5-6:30 pm PT / 8-9:30 pm ET on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The winter or January 2022 semester starts on January 10th, 2022, on Monday and Wednesdays from 12-1:30 pm PT/ 3-4:30 pm ET.

The Spring semester 2022 starts on May 9th, with classes on Monday and Wednesdays from 9-10:30 am PT / 12-1:30 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.

 

How do I apply for your 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!

 

What is the difference between the iACTcenter Associate Coach (IAC) & the Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC)?

Both programs take approximately one year to complete. Participants from both programs benefit from the same three-course comprehensive ADHD Life Coaching curriculum and participate in the year-round Coaching Labs.

The Associate program is designed for students who DO NOT want to become professional credentialed coaches with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) nor build a sustainable and profitable coaching business. Instead, it is ideal for persons wanting to take their training and apply it to their previous roles such as parenting, education, or health care.

The iACTcenter Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) program is designed for persons wanting to become Certified ADHD Life Coaches (CALC), benefit from the business-building support offered through the iACTcenter, and want to pursue their ICF credential after graduation. 

To compare the benefits and tuition for these programs, scroll to the above table. 

 

 

 

 

How many international students does the iACTcenter train?

Here at the iACTcenter, we are proud to specialize in training international students. Approximately 30-40% of our students join us from all over the world.  

How many mentor coaching hours are included in the iACTcenter's Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) training?

Here at the iACTcenter, we are proud to include in your tuition 10 hours of mentor coaching.  10 hours is the exact number you need to apply for your International Coaching Federation (ICF) credential. 

When does the next semester start?

January Semester starts January 3rd with classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-1:30 am PT/ 3-4:30 pm ET. The class size is limited to 15 perfectly imperfect people wanting to learn how to make a positive difference in the lives of others struggling with ADHD.

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