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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 with graduate 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.

With the advantage of training 100’s of emerging coaches,
the iACTcenter has raised the bar to provide you with the best training experience possible.


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.


Our virtual videoconferencing Global Classroom allows you to see, hear, and interact with your instructors and other students. This interactive classroom experience is enhanced with comprehensive class handouts, templates and notes pages.


Our students naturally seek out opportunities 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 Facebook pages, conferences & guest expert appearances.


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).


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.


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-$1000. You get 5 hours of one-on-one coach mentoring included in your tuition.


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!


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.


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.



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 with ADHD.

Meet Laurie

Laurie Dupar, PMHNP, RN, PCC, SCAC
Founder 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 the well-being of my entire family. 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 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 would not be able to reach everyone I wanted to 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 them with accurate information, nonjudgmental support and up-to-date resources.

Respecting individual differences, cultures, and in response to the requests of our students, 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 obstacle to someone’s 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.



Customize Your Training with 3 Options:



Understand the “why” underneath ADHD



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



Become a world-class Certified ADHD Life Coach

* all trainings begin with the Foundations Course



*This class can be taken all by itself by anyone wanting to understand the “why” underneath ADHD. It is also the first course students at the iACTcenter take towards certification 

The 6.5 week/13 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:
  • History of ADHD
  • Answer to the question is it “ADD” or “ADHD”
  • How an ADHD diagnosis is made, by whom and 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 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
  • Comprehensive review of 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 and strategies and techniques that really work
  • And more…


Coaching Tools for Awareness & Change

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

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
  • Obstacles 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
  • Gardner’s 8 Intelligences, and how to explore them with your clients
  • Love languages to help clients uniquely communicate their appreciation of others they have relationships with
  • How to perform a strengths assessment with your clients
  • Ways to explore your client’s obstacles to change
  • And much more



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 8 week/16 class (total of 24 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:
  • powerfu The 11 core International Coach 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!

The Winter 2021 Semester beginning January 11, 2021


Click Here to be added to the Waitlist 


Pre-register for our Spring 2021 Semester

Starts on May 3rd

Monday and Wednesday Classes

9-10:30 am/12-1:30 pm 

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 an increased awareness and resources for ADHD.

We do find that the best fit for our program are those people 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. 

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 completion of the iACTcenter, graduates will have earned a Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) designation and 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.
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 are able to 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 the foundation of your coaching business.


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 tele-class or 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, tables 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 out 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 brand of holistic ADHD Life Coaching.

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 around the world.

Meg Gehan, MSW, Certified OBM, VP of Everything

Meg has been working with Laurie Dupar since 2011. In 2014 she took the reins as her Online Business Manager and is responsible for just about everything behind the scenes at the International ADHD Coach Training Center. With a Master’s degree in social work and training as a life coach, Meg uses her knowledge of systems, technology, people skills and marketing to successfully maintain the day-to-day functioning, long-term planning and project implementation of the iACTcenter.

Cameron Gott, PCC, Trainer, Course Facilitator and Mentor

Cam has been coaching ADHD individuals for over 20 years and training emerging coaching for 10 years. He was also initially certified through The Coaches Training Institute (CTI). In addition to being part of the iACTCenter teaching faculty, Cam co-hosts the podcast Translating ADHD. His expertise includes creative entrepreneurs and leaders and how mastering one’s life starts with understanding one’s brain.

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 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 Bishop’s 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?

Classes are Monday and Wednesdays. The classes are 90 minutes each. The times of the classes varies depending on which semester you are enrolled in.

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

Winter semester starts in January with classes at 12-1:30 pm PST / 3-4:30pm EST.

Spring semester starts in May with classes at 9-10:30 am PST / 12-1:30 pm EST.

Fall semester starts in September with classes at 5-6:30 pm PST / 8-9:30 pm EST.

Find out more about the dates and times of our trainings and events on our training calendar at:

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 the Julien Mussi Scholarship to our students. Click here to see if you qualify.


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