*Do you want to Thrive with ADHD?
* Do you want to help other people Thrive with ADHD?
At the iACTcenter we train you to be a world-class ADHD Life Coach
so you can help other people Thrive with ADHD.
To find out how...enter your information below and get the first two two parts of our easy decision making tools about becoming an ADHD Life Coach!
1. "Do You Have What it Takes to Be an ADHD Life Coach?" Checklist
2. "ADHD Life Coaches Needed! How to Help Others with ADHD and Make a Difference" Audio
These are yours to keep to help you decide if training to be a Certified ADHD Life Coach at the iACTcenter is a good fit for you!
Are you ready to be 1 of 15 elite students in our International Coach Federation (ICF) approved Certified ADHD Life Coach Training Program (CALC) Starting January 6, 2020?
The GREEN button below will tell you how.
Sign up before December 18, 2019 to receive a 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT and the Julien Mussi Scholarship (if applicable).
Classes held Mondays and Wednesdays at 12pm Pacific starting January 6, 2020.
Payment plans are also available.
- 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?!
"ADHD Life Coaches Make the Difference Between Just Surviving And THRIVING with ADHD!" ~ Laurie Dupar
Being a Certified ADHD Life Coach
ADHD Coaches are key team members of the multi-modal treatment for ADHD. ADHD Life Coaches use their experience, learned expertise in ADHD and coaching to help others thrive with ADHD.
Combine your life experience, advanced learning about the science of ADHD and the art of coaching to help others succeed with ADHD.
The International ADHD Coach Training Center (iACTcenter) is setting a new standard in ADHD coach training.
Approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF), you will graduate from the iACTcenter as a confident, compassionate world-class Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) who:
- Is armed with advance education about ADHD, confident coaching persons of all ages and stages living with ADHD.
- Has the knowledge, skill and expertise to help your clients truly thrive with ADHD.
- Is excited living your purpose, ridding the world of the stigma of ADHD and helping people live their awesomeness.
Now how does that sound?
Pretty dang good…right?!
How the iACTcenter Trains You to Become a World Class ADHD Life Coach
The International ADHD Coach Training Center (iACTcenter) was founded by Laurie Dupar, PMHNP, RN, PCC, SCAC, who brings her unparalleled medical and coaching expertise into all aspects of the Center. Laurie has the experience of a trained Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, 15 years as a Credentialed ADHD Life Coach and 10 years mentoring and training emerging ADHD Life Coaches. Her expertise in the science of ADHD and the art of coaching provides IACTCenter students with the most well rounded, holistic approach to coaching ADHD clients.
Laurie Dupar, Nurse Practitioner, Professionally Credentialed Coach, Senior Certified ADHD Coach and Founder of the iACTcenter
Being a bit of a rebel, Laurie is on a mission to replace the stigma of ADHD with self-confidence so people with ADHD can truly enjoy their AWESOMENESS! She will tell you that she has never met anyone with ADHD that isn't profoundly amazing!
Laurie has been dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of people with ADHD ever since her son was diagnosed 19 years ago. In 2002 she took her first coaching course and never looked back. As a trained Psychiatric Mental Heath Nurse Practitioner, Laurie brings her unparalleled expertise in the neurobiology, neurochemistry and neuropharmacology of ADHD to the iACTcenter's training program. The students at the iACTcenter benefit from Laurie's 15 years experience as a Professionally Certified Coach (PCC), 8 years training 100s of emerging ADHD life coaches to pass their credentialing exams and a lifetime of living personally and professionally with ADHD herself.
Her commitment? To train you to be a confident ADHD Life Coach so you can empower persons with ADHD around the globe and make a living out of making a difference.
She is one of the only ADHD Life Coaches to be certified as a mentor coach which makes her uniquely qualified to train emerging ADHD Life Coaches in the art and science of coaching. Laurie received her initial coach training and credentialing at the Coaches Training Institute, an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited training program and has specialized in coaching persons privately and in groups for the past 15 years through her company, Coaching for ADHD. She is the co-author and editor of the #1 Best-Selling Amazon series, The ADHD Awareness Book Project, and author of the popular Brain Surfing and 31 Other Awesome Qualities of ADHD and Unlocking the Secrets to Your Entrepreneurial Brain Style. Laurie is a sought after speaker both nationally and internationally on coaching, ADHD and entrepreneurship. She is a published expert in ADDitude Magazine and Attention Magazine, and hosts the annual International Succeed with ADHD Telesummit.
A fierce advocate for persons struggling with ADHD, Laurie has served on numerous boards and organizations, including the ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO), Children with Attention Deficit Disorder's (CHADD) Parent Advisory Board, ADDResources advisory board and Totally ADD advisory board.
Becoming an ADHD Life Coach Shouldn't Be Confusing or Cost a Fortune...
Which is why here at the iACTcenter we keep things straightforward, streamlining your training into one comprehensive curriculum with everything you will need to be a Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC)...a training program that respects your time and doesn't cost a fortune.
EXACTLY what happens in your training at the iACTcenter:
Your first six months at the iACTcenter will provide you with a thorough ADHD Life Coach curriculum including an advanced knowledge of ADHD, introduction and interaction with the tools, exercises and strategies you will use in your ADHD Life Coaching practice, and the opportunity to observe, practice and engage in real life coaching and case studies during our twice a month Coaching Labs.
3 steps that leads you to graduation and certification as an ADHD Life Coach (CALC).
Step 1. Foundations of ADHD for Coaches Course
Step 2. Growth: Coaching Tools for Awareness and Change Course, and
Step 3. CORE: Essential Coaching Skills for the ADHD Life Coach Course
Classes are twice a week on Mondays and Wednesdays for 90 minutes for a total of 80 continuing coach education (CCEs). Trust us, 80 CCEs is a good number. 🙂 We connect virtually in our Global Classroom by phone using a teleclass format.
Running concurrently with the coach training program is the exclusive 30 hours of Coaching Business Building you get as part of your training. On the third Tuesday of the month is the iACTcenter Business Q & A calls where you get the answers to any questions you have about business, and quarterly you benefit from premium access to the ADDvance Your Business live virtual retreats that teach you step-by-step business systems that work!
But it doesn't stop there. During the second half of your training, after you have completed the initial in class portion of your training, prepared with the information, systems and skills needed to be an exceptional ADHD Life Coach, we continue to partner and support you for the remainder of a calendar year as you fine tune your coaching skills, accrue coaching practice hours and put the final pieces of your coaching business into place.
During this second half of your training you continue to be an important part of our iACTcenter community and we are with you step-by-step as you fine tune your coaching skills in the twice a month Coaching Labs. The Coaching Labs provide a rich learning environment with opportunities to coach, be coached, observe live coaching and be involved with Coaching Case Studies. And, as you are putting the final pieces in place for your coaching practice, you will benefit from the ongoing monthly business building calls and virtual retreats.
Finally, something only the iACTcenter provides as part of your tuition is five hours of required mentor coaching. In other programs this required mentoring is an additional hidden expense costing you anywhere from $500-$1000. We at the iACTcenter feel so strongly in our program that we include this one-on-one mentoring for you at no additional cost.
We are with you every step of the way for the entire year...even before your first class as you get prepared for your training...until you have completed the steps to graduation and are holding your certificate as a Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) in your hands .
Click on the grey plus sign below for more details about the iACTcenter courses...
Foundations of ADHD for Coaches
The 6 week/12 classes (total of 18 hours) Foundations of ADHD module will provide you with an advanced, comprehensive understanding of ADHD. In this 6 week course, we move well beyond the basics and dig deep to provide the "why" of the multi-faceted individual ADHD experience.
- What is ADHD vs. ADD
- How the ADHD diagnosis is made
- Statistics of ADHD
- What makes people with ADHD unique
- Strengths and positive qualities of people with ADHD
- ADHD and the family
- Executive functioning and ADHD
- Co-occurring Conditions and ADHD
- ADHD across the lifespan
- ADHD treatment options
- Emotions and ADHD
- Cultural impact on ADHD
- Introduction into ADHD Life Coaching
- And more!
The 10 week/18 class Growth Module (total of 27 hours) focuses on the skills, techniques and tools you as an ADHD Life Coach will use to facilitate awareness, change and personal growth with their clients. After this training, you will have your own power-packed ADHD Life Coaching Toolkit packed with resources for working with your clients and supporting them in their success.
Throughout this module, you will work with these tools and concepts yourself, so you compassionately understand what it’s like to be on the receiving end as the client.
- How change happens
- Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and how they relate to facilitating change
- Obstacles that prevent change from occurring
- 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 effectively communicate with others
- How to perform a strengths assessment with your clients
- Ways to explore your clients obstacles to change
- And much more
CORE: Essential Coaching Skills for the ADHD Life Coach
This 8 week/16 class (total of 24 hours) module will bring all the pieces together as we focus on mastering the coaching skills, competencies and processes you must learn and demonstrate in order to graduate from the iACTcenter and apply for credentialing by the International Coaching Federation.
- The 11 core coaching competencies and how they apply to ADHD coaching
- The ethical guidelines and standards for coaching set by the International Coaching Federation
- How to help your client set an agenda for coaching sessions
- Understanding 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
- How to support your client so they can reach their goals
- How to create doable action steps that have the most chance for your client to succeed
- The best ways to encourage, champion and support your clients throughout the coaching
- How to facilitate those life changing “a-ha” moments that result in your clients experiencing the empowerment of figuring it out for themselves
Questions about becoming a student at the iACTcenter?
If you already know there is no other option for you than becoming an ADHD Life Coach...reserve your seat and enroll in the Winter 2020 semester with classes on Mondays and Wednesdays at 12pm Pacific starting January 6th!
Click below to register and reserve your seat in the training starting January 6, 2020.
Sign up before December 18th and receive a 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT.
Payment plans are also available.
How the International ADHD Coach Training Center is Setting a New Standard
With the advantage of years of training 100's of emerging coaches and learning what works and what doesn't when preparing ADHD Life Coaches to confidently coach persons with ADHD, the iACTcenter has raised the bar to provide you with the best training experience.
Here are a few benefits that set the iACTcenter ahead of the rest:
Answers to Your Important Questions
How long does it take to complete the program?
The iACTcenter is an approved International Coach Federation training program, which means that it has passed rigorous training standards so that upon successful completion and graduation from the iACTcenter you will have earned the designation as a Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC). You have a full calendar year to complete the coursework, experience live coaching, build the foundation of your coaching business and complete the mentoring hours required for graduation. During the first six months we keep you completely engaged as you learn more than you thought you ever could about ADHD, introduce you to the systems, tools and exercises you will use in your coaching practice, and master the skills and competencies of an exceptionally well trained ADHD Life Coach.
In the second half of your program, we continue to provide you the encouragement, support and opportunity to become even more confident in your coaching and benefit from the ongoing ADHD business building support. Experience suggests that a commitment of about 8 hours each week is needed for class time, preparation and coaching practice.
How much does it cost?
The iACTcenter offers three options to its students. 1. The Foundations of ADHD stand alone 6 week course for $577. 2. The investment for the Associate Coach Training Program is $3700 and is ideal for those who want to add the knowledge and skills of ADHD coaching to their current role, but are not interested in becoming certified as a coach. 3. In our most elite program, the ADHD Life Coach Certification program, you will earn the designation as a Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) and is an investment of $5700.
There are no hidden costs! Your enrollment in our Certified ADHD Life Coach program includes:
~ 80 hours total of ICF approved coach training
~ In-depth study materials and handouts each week so you can build your own ADHD resource library
~ Minimum of 24 hours (maximum of 36 hours) of real life coaching experience in our twice a month Coaching Labs
~ 5 one-on-one private mentoring hours
~ Quarterly ADDvance Your Business Retreats
~ Monthly Business Q&A calls
~ Access to our coach referral program where real clients are excited to work with you as you practice and gain confidence in your coaching skills…a real win-win!
~ Credentials as a Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) upon graduation
And so much more – all for only $5700.
What happens at the end of the program?
Once you complete the iACTcenter approved training, you earn the designation as a Certified ADHD Life Coach (CALC) and are well on your way to applying for your credentials from the International Coaching Federation. Staying connected as a community is important to us at the iACTcenter and many of our graduates remain involved via a “Graduate Member”. This membership includes ongoing access to our twice a month coaching labs, continued participation in our coaching referral network, opportunity to promote their services via our main website and 10% off any classes, courses or webinars.
Who can I coach when I graduate from the IACTCenter program?
The iACTcenter prepares you to coach persons of any age with ADHD, including students, college students, adults and even our senior folks just recently discovering their ADHD.
Where is the iACTcenter located?
The iACTcenter is completely virtual, meaning you can access our training from anywhere in the world…from your home office, your living room couch, or your favorite coffee shop. Our headquarters are located near Seattle, Washington.
What if I live overseas?
With a mission to make ADHD coaching available around the globe, we take specific care to set specific class times based on the best possible fit for our domestic and international enrolled students. Any questions about dates and times, please email info@iACTcenter.com.
What requirements do I need to enroll?
A sincere desire to use your experiences to help persons struggling with ADHD. A willingness to expand your knowledge about the science of ADHD, and the curiosity and enthusiasm to learn the art, skills and competencies of ADHD Life coaching.
What is your withdrawal / refund policy?
Students can withdraw from the iACTcenter training program at any time. The iACTcenter refund policy states that if student withdraws prior to 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 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.
A Note from Laurie Dupar, Founder of the iACTcenter:
I can’t tell you how excited I am that you’re considering becoming a member of the iACTcenter!
I remember what it was like to be in your shoes, to know coaching was what I wanted to do...scared and still eager to get started right away!
I want to welcome you into our community, I promise to be with you every step of the way.
If you are like me, you never planned to become an ADHD Coach, but once you found out about coaching as an answer to all that frustration around living with ADHD...being an ADHD life coach becomes the only path.
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. We are on a mission to rid the world of the stigma of ADHD and instead help people live their AWESOMENESS through coaching.
Just so you know, our faculty is 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 Coach and build your ADHD Coaching business.
If you’re still on the fence about whether or not the iACTcenter is right for you, let’s hop on the phone and talk about it!
I know what a big decision this is for you, and I’m here to answer any questions you have and happy to give you all the details you could possibly want on the program.
And in case you’re worrying…this call isn’t designed to pressure you to sign up.
That’s not my style, plus I don’t want anyone in the class who isn’t 100% all-in!
It’s just an opportunity for you to get all the facts so you can make a confident, informed decision that’s right for you.
Part of the coaching process is learning to know yourself, understand what you need, and map out the steps to achieve your goals. I want to help you map out those steps…and see for yourself how the iACTcenter can be part of your journey.
I look forward to talking with you soon.
To contact us and learn more, click here.
Or click here to listen to Laurie talk more about the iACTcenter.
Claim your seat and enroll in the Winter 2020 class...starts January 6th!
Classes held Mondays and Wednesdays at 12pm Pacific.
Sign up before December 18th and receive a 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT and be eligible for Julien Mussi Scholarship.
Payment plans are also available.