Reston, VA, May 9, 2016 – David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC, former President of ADDA (2003-2006) and a Co-Chair of the ADDA Professional Advisory Board just received the ACO (ADHD Coaching Organization) Founders Award for distinguished service in the ADHD coaching profession, has been awarded the Founders Award for Distinguished Service to the Professional ADHD Coach Community. This is the highest honor a coach can receive.
David is a Master Certified ADHD Coach with the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC), a Master Certified Coach (MCC) with ICF and a Board Certified Coach (BCC) with the Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE). David earned his certified coach training from Coach University in 1996, and he has had an internationally recognized coaching business for 20 years. He is the Founder and President of the ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA), was a catalyst in the development of ADHD Awareness Day – US Resolution 390 that eventually became ADHD International Awareness Month. In 2012, David was involved with the ACO in the development of a unified definition of ADHD Coaching, something of great importance to our community of coaches.
David’s greatest feat, however, was something he was told he would never achieve – ICF credits for the first and only comprehensive ADHD coach training program – ADDCA. ADDCA’s program is fully accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). It is also accredited by the Center for Credentialing & Education and the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches.
David also serves on the Board of ABSARD (American Professional Association of ADHD and Related Disorders), he is the author of Permission to Proceed, a spokesperson for the ADHD Coaching profession and featured in numerous national publications and one radio and television programs. David has been a key presenter at many national and international conferences. David is involved in VIA Character Strengths pioneering research into adult ADHD, winning an award at the APSARD conference in Washington, DC in January 2016.
In presenting the award, Joyce Kubik, President of the ACO, mentioned,
“David is a good natured human being who is only interested in seeing people achieve success, whether it be a coach or a client. His selfless devotion of time and energy has won him this moment – the 2016 Founders Award at the ACO Conference in Reston, Virginia.
“Congratulations, David. You earned it by making a “unique, impactful, selfless contribution to ADHD coaches, ADHD Coaching, and the ACO.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) is the world’s leading adult ADHD organization. Our mission is to provide information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) lead better lives. We are an international non-profit organization, founded over 25 years ago by adult ADHD support group leaders to share information, resources and provide support for one another. In the years since its inception, ADDA has grown to become the source for information and resources exclusively for and about the adult ADHD community.
Our goal is to generate hope, awareness, empowerment and connections worldwide in the field of ADHD. ADDA brings together scientific perspectives and the human experience. The information and resources provided to individuals and families affected by ADHD and professionals who serve them focuses on the diagnosis, treatments, strategies and techniques for helping adults with ADHD lead better lives.