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Impact's Masters ADHD Coach training program provides 37.5 hours of ICF approved coach training (30 live and 7.5 hours of assignments). This course spans 10 weeks and includes 10 classes and 10 practicums. Each class and practicum are 90 minutes in duration.
This course includes a significant amount of time coaching and the coach is required to .
The Impact Masters ADHD Coach training course provides an opportunity for the Certified ADHD coach to:
Enhance their ADHD coaching skills through instructor-observed practice in class and via review of recorded client coaching session; instructor evaluation of their coaching for improvement and class discussion about advanced coaching skills.
Develop a deeper understanding of techniques, strategies, tools and processes to provide a richer coaching experience for the ADHD client.
Prepare for ICF and PAAC certification should that be the route you wish to go, and we hope that you do.
Coaches will need to have at least one ADHD client who has provided written permission to have some of their coaching sessions recorded for evaluation by the instructor.
All students will participate in class practicums either as the coach or coachee, or through observation, assessment and discussion of coaching competencies demonstrated by their fellow students.
This advanced coaching program focuses on the Core Competencies of both ICF and PAAC. In this class we aim to reduce confusion in regards to both of these organizations. It’s important to recognize that both organizations hold similar ethics and the core competencies are very closely related. The differences that do occur usually have to do with the fact that coaching ADHD is a special niche within the larger body of life coaching. ADHD coaching also brings with it some special concerns as it is technically a diagnosis in the medical community. Because of this ADHD coaches have to be competent in areas that would not apply to all coaches. The competencies and standards set forth by ICF are generally considered the “gold standard” for life coaching. Because of this, PAAC competencies and standards address all of these in addition to their own that are specific to ADHD coaching.
The word “competency” means what coaches need to know, what skills they need to have, and what personal qualities and natural abilities they need to have. Coaches need to possess both theoretical and technical knowledge of coaching principles and practices in general and knowledge of their particular field of practice in particular. The skills they need to have mastered are the “competencies” that will be discussed further in this class. Personal qualities and natural abilities are enhanced and continually honed so that the coach is able to maintain what we, in the coaching field call “presence”. For some, this ability is more natural and innate than for others. However, it is generally accepted that the coach must come to the field with the desire and ability to connect with clients, nurture the relationship and build trust in order to be successful. The practice and honing of these abilities allows the coach to go far beyond what is innately present and what we see in the general population. This thing called “presence” is felt as much as seen and it is difficult to describe, yet without it, the coaching relationship will not develop. Personal qualities and natural abilities are not all that the coach needs in order to be successful. They need training in coaching skills and training in their niche. They should also be involved in the organizations that support their credentials as well as further their education.