Keynote Speakers

Russ Ramsay, Ph.D.

Russ Ramsay, Ph.D.

Co-founder/Co-director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Adult ADHD Treatment & Research Program

Thinking Through Adult ADHD: The Role of Thoughts, Beliefs, and Mindsets

J. Russell (“Russ”) Ramsay, Ph.D. is co-director and co-founder of the University of Pennsylvania Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. 
Dr. Ramsay has authored numerous professional and scientific articles and book chapters. He is author of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Integrative Psychosocial and Medical Approach (with Dr. Anthony Rostain; Routledge, 2008) and Nonmedication Treatments for Adult ADHD: Evaluating Impact of Daily Functioning and Well-Being (American Psychological Association, 2010). Dr. Ramsay serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Attention Disorders and the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. He also serves as the co-chair of the Professional Advisory Board of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and serves on the Professional Advisory Board of the Bucks County, Pennsylvania chapter of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) and ADHD Aware.

Anat Baniel

Anat Baniel

Founder of the Anat Baniel Method® and NeuroMovement®

Practical Applications of Neuroplasticity Principles – The Nine Essentials – For Motor and Cognitive Breakthroughs for the Adult and Child with ADD/ADHD

Anat Baniel, founder of the Anat Baniel Method® and NeuroMovement®, is the author of the bestselling book Move Into Life: NeuroMovement® for Lifelong Vitality and the highly acclaimed Kids Beyond Limits. Anat’s work is at the forefront of the emerging brain plasticity field. Her innovative, scientifically based methods provide concrete, powerful, and easy-to-use tools—the Nine Essentials she defined—that help to powerfully change people’s brains, and thus lives, for the better.

Over the past 30 years, Anat has worked with adults and children suffering from back pain, injuries, genetic anomalies, and a wide range of conditions, as well as athletes, musicians, and other high performers. Anat teaches internationally; at her ABM Center in Marin County, California. Anat and her team teach seminars, work with private clients, and train practitioners in ABM NeuroMovement.®

Break Out Speakers: ADHD Coaching Track

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Linda Swanson, MA, ACC, CACP

Empower Your Practice Through Engaging With Criminal Justice

Linda Swanson began her coach training at ADDCA shortly after earning a MA in Conflict Transformation with a specialization in Restorative Justice. She coaches young people and adults at Free To Be ADHD Coaching based in Warrenton, VA, and is passionate about raising awareness about ADHD.

Neil Swanson, MA, ACC, CACP

Empower Your Practice Through Engaging With Criminal Justice

Neil Swanson has ADHD himself, has been a CHADD member since 2001, coaching since 2012, an ACO member since 2013, and facilitator for CHADD support groups since 2013. He is co-chair of his county’s Partnership For Community Resources and a member of his county’s School Board’s Special Education Advisory Committee.

Lynn Miner-Rosen, M.Ed., BCC, CDCS

Six Essential Steps to Career Development Coaching

Lynn Miner-Rosen, M.Ed., BCC, CDCS is a Board Certified ADHD Coach, Certified Career Development Coaching Specialist and public speaker. Lynn works with college students and adults, with ADHD, EF and/or Asperger’s nationwide. Previously, Lynn was a Special Education teacher for 12+ years, entrepreneur, and business executive for 15+ years.

Jo Ann Skinner, PCC, BCC, ACAC

Coaching Students and Parents – Demonstrations and Discussion

Jo Ann Skinner, PCC, BCC, ACAC was a Citibank international banker and is a successful owner of her own coaching and marketing businesses. Jo Ann co-develops programs and trains ADHD coaches for JST Coaching and Training. She has advanced training in ADHD, leadership, small business/entrepreneur coaching, and positive psychology.

Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC

Coaching Students and Parents – Demonstrations and Discussion

Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, BCC is seen by many of her peers as the foremost authority in the field of student coaching. Her coaching model has been used in the Edge Foundation College Coaching Research Study and in the development of the ADHD Benefits of Coaching Scale. She is the author of Empowering Youth with ADHD and contributing author of Becoming Self-Determined: Creating Thoughtful Learners in a Standards-Driven, Admissions-Frenzied Culture. Jodi developed the first coach training programs focused on coaching students with ADHD. She is the recipient of the 2016 CHADD Hall of Fame Award.

Susan Lasky, MA, BCC, SCAC

Conquering the Decision-Making Dilemma

Susan Lasky is a board-certified productivity coach, senior certified ADHD coach and master strategist, professional organizer and business consultant. She has been helping adults and students with ADD/ADHD and executive function challenges since 1989, when she co-founded CHADD of NYC.

Mary Miele, M.A. Ed., Learning Specialist

Supporting ADHD for the Whole Child

Mary Miele is a certified K-12 Elementary Education Teacher, Special Education Teacher and Reading Specialist. She is the author of Supporting School: A Guidebook for Parents and Educators and is the founder of The Evolved Education Company. Miele also teaches graduate students in the Special Education Program at Hunter College.

Chana Klein MSEd, PCC, EEM-AP, MCAC, ACG, PACG, CCUG, EFT, NET, AGI, SSS®

ICF/PAAC Competencies for Coaching the Uncoachable

Chana is The ADHD Coach working with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Chana is the co-founder of the Professional Association of ADD Coaches (PAAC) She is the Director of Training of the ADHD/ Autism Division of Impact Coaching Academy. Chana has served as the International Coach Federation (ICF) ADHD Community of Practice Leader since 2007 to 2016.

 David Giwerc, MCC, MCAC,

Adult Coaching Demonstration – Integrating VIA Character Strengths in the Coaching Process

David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC is the President of the ADD Coach Academy, the global leader in ADHD Coach Training and Education, and the only comprehensive ADHD Coach Training Program accredited by ICF and PAAC. His internationally recognized coaching practice is dedicated to empowering ADHD entrepreneurs and executives. David was recently inducted in the International CHADD Hall of Fame, and received the coveted ADHD Coaches Organization Founder’s Award for his many contributions in the field of ADHD coaching and research.

Deanna Hyslop, MS, BCBA, LBA-NY, Behavior Specialist

Supporting ADHD for the Whole Child

Deanna Hyslop is a NYS licensed, board certified behavior analyst, and author of Supporting School: A Guidebook for Parents and Educators. She strives to help students appreciate their unique strengths and gain critical skills to cope with challenges through Executive Functioning and ADHD coaching and behavior therapy for ASD.

Break Out Speakers: Research and Information Track

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Roxanne Fouche, PCC, CiPP

The Power of Research to Transform Coaching

Roxanne Fouch specializes in strengths-based coaching of bright students and adults with ADHD, weaknesses in executive functioning, and/or learning differences. As the chair of the ACO’s research committee, her coaching is informed by personal and professional understanding of ADHD as well as research in ADHD, coaching and positive psychology. View her video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfamxWCKjIo

Jo Ann Skinner, PCC, BCC, ACAC

ADHD at Work: Growing the Leader in Everyone

Jo Ann Skinner, PCC, BCC, ACAC was a Citibank international banker and is a successful owner of her own coaching and marketing businesses. Jo Ann co-develops programs and trains ADHD coaches for JST Coaching and Training. She has advanced training in ADHD, leadership, small business/entrepreneur coaching, and positive psychology.

Rebecca Toney, Ph.D,

Rebecca Toney, Ph.D., is an organizational psychologist who works with leaders to fully understand their strengths and areas for development, and with organizations on how they can best support leaders to be successful. As she transitions her career toward leadership coaching, she sees the potential impact of ADHD particularly on mid-level leaders and twice-exceptional adults in the workplace. Trained as a scientist-practitioner, she is a member of ACO’s Research Committee and has an affinity for all things research!

 

Casey Dixon, PCC, BCC, SCAC, M.S.Ed.

The Power of Research to Transform Coaching

Casey Dixon is an ADHD Coach focusing on science-based, innovative strategies for attorneys, professors, and demand-ridden professionals with ADHD. Casey is recognized as a Professional, Board, and Senior Certified ADHD Coach. Casey is also the ADHD Strategist for MindfullyADD, a website featuring short, approachable mindfulness practices for people with ADHD. View her video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfamxWCKjIo

Micah Saviet, CNA

Sleep and ADHD:Incorporating Research into Coaching Practice

Micah Saviet, C.N.A. is a Certified Nurse Assistant and undergraduate student in the Clinical Psychology Area of Focus at Towson University in Maryland. His interests include both research and clinical practice; he is a co-author of articles both on grief in young people and on ADHD coaching research

Elizabeth Ahmann ScD, RN, ACC

Morning Mindfulness
Sleep and ADHD:Incorporating Research into Coaching Practice

Liz Ahmann, ScD, RN, ACC has a private ADHD coaching practice; teaches classes in mindfulness for ADHD; is a member of the ACO Research Committee; and is an adjunct faculty member teaching advanced coaching skills at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Dr. Ahmann has trained in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

Caryn Reedy, ACC, CPCC, PMP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

ADHD at Work: Growing the Leader in Everyone

Caryn Reedy, ACC, CPCC, PMP, SPHR, SHRM-SCP is an I/O Psychologist, Deputy Chief Learning Officer in the federal government, and a career, leadership, and ADHD coach. She has taught a number of courses in leadership development at all levels, and is a recognized expert in developing leaders in the workplace.

Mary Ann Lowry, M.ED. ACC

Rising Strong with ADHD: Developing Shame Resilience in Clients

Mary Ann Lowry is currently serving as an educational consultant, family life coach and an ADHD Coach. During her 28 years of teaching, she earned an M.Ed. and also took post graduate work to be certified as a cognitive educational specialist. She is also an International Coach Federation ACC certified. Through the Daring Way based on the research of Brene Brown, Mary Ann is a Certified Facilitator. Mary Ann has spoken to hundreds of teachers through teaching University courses and presenting at conferences.

Russ Ramsay, Ph.D.

Comparing ADHD Coaching and CBT for Adult ADHD

J. Russell (“Russ”) Ramsay, Ph.D. is co-director and co-founder of the University of Pennsylvania Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Ramsay serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Attention Disorders and the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration.

Linda Roggli, PCC

Midlife to Senior ADHD Adults – A New Frontier

Linda Roggli, PCC, is the award-winning author of Confessions of an A-D-Diva; Midlife in the Non-linear Lane,(2011) a Professional Certified Coach for ADHD women 40-and-better and founder of the ADDiva Network (addiva.net). She is an expert in midlife and senior ADHD, blogs for ADDitude magazine and the ADHD expert on selfgrowth.com

Lisa Joy Tuttle, MA, BCC

Self-Determination Theory – A Valuable Approach For Coaches

Lisa Joy Tuttle, MA, BCC, coaches at the Penn Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and internationally. Her evidence-based coaching model Mindful Self-Management® integrates current understandings of behavior change, mindfulness, and ADHD. Lisa teaches at the Institute for Life Coach Training and is a proud member of ACO’s Research Committee. View her video description here https://youtu.be/0u9MFMKA478

Ronald S. Bashian, M.D.

Self-Determination Theory – A Valuable Approach For Coaches

Ron Bashian, M.D., practiced pediatrics for years before becoming an ADHD coach. He specializes in coaching students and assessing executive functions using professional scales. A member of the ADHD Research Committee, and a professional member of CHADD, he has taught at the VCU School of Medicine and George Mason University. View his video description here https://youtu.be/0u9MFMKA478

 David Giwerc, MCC, MCAC,

Comparing ADHD Coaching and CBT for Adult ADHD

David Giwerc, MCAC, MCC is the President of the ADD Coach Academy, the global leader in ADHD Coach Training and Education, and the only comprehensive ADHD Coach Training Program accredited by ICF and PAAC. His internationally recognized coaching practice is dedicated to empowering ADHD entrepreneurs and executives. David was recently inducted in the International CHADD Hall of Fame, and received the coveted ADHD Coaches Organization Founder’s Award for his many contributions in the field of ADHD coaching and research.

 

Evan Kirstein, M. Ed, ACC, CACP

ADHD and Teenagers: How to Protect the Fragile Ego

Originally planted in Cincinnati, I sprouted in San Diego and now flourishing in New York City. I use my ADD experiences to inspire and spin failures into life lessons while I devote my professional career to creating success in academic, psychological and behavioral growth with my clients.

Break Out Speakers: Growing Your Business Track

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Dana D. Maher, J.D., P.C.C., P.C.A.C.

Finding Success as a Full Time ADHD Coach

Dana D. Maher, J.D., P.C.C., P.C.A.C. is a certified Life, Business, and ADHD Coach who maintains a busy practice of diverse clients.

Barbara Ryan Hausman ACC

Finding Success as a Full Time ADHD Coach

Barbara Ryan Hausman ACC is an ADHD Coach and Director of Learning Disability Support Services at Lehigh University.

Caroline Maguire, ACCG, PCC, M.Ed.

Finding Success as a Full Time ADHD Coach

Caroline Maguire, ACCG, PCC, M.Ed. is a former coach for the Hallowell Center in Sudbury, MA. and owner of New England Coaching Services where she works with children with ADHD and the families who support them.

Kay Axtell, MA, SCAC

Craft Your Signature Program and Grow Your Business

Kay Axtell, MA, SCAC  is a Certified ADHD Life Coach with a Master’s Degree in Education.  She  is a Senior Certified ADHD coach  who has  been coaching clients with ADHD and Executive Function  symptoms for 13 years.  Prior to coaching, Kay taught special education at the middle school and high school level where she designed and implemented  state mandated programs.  She has also facilitated workshops, trainings, and presentations at international conferences, colleges and private schools.

Elaine Taylor-Klaus, PCC, CPCC

Leveraging Time & Impact with Group Coaching
Finding Success as a Full Time ADHD Coach

Elaine Taylor-Klaus PCC is a certified coach, author, and co-Founder of ImpactADHD. An international adult educator and coach for parents of complex kids, Elaine is on the national Board of Directors of CHADD, and the co-author of Parenting ADHD Now! Easy Invention Strategies to Empower Your ADHD Kids. Elaine is a certified coach making her a leading resource for parents of kids with ADHD, offering coaching, training and support online and on the phone.

Diane Dempster, MHSA, PCC, CPC

Leveraging Time & Impact with Group Coaching

Diane Dempster PCC is a certified professional coach, speaker, educator, and co-Founder of ImpactADHD.com. She received a Masters from the University of Michigan, and coach certification from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She is the co-author of Parenting ADHD Now! Easy Invention Strategies to Empower Your ADHD Kids. Diane is a certified coach making her a leading resource for parents of kids with ADHD, offering coaching, training and support online and on the phone.

Abigail Wurf, M.Ed, PCC

Emails, Campaigns, and Autoresponders, Oh My!
Apps for Your Business and Your Clients

Abigail Wurf, M.Ed, PCC, is a coach, author and speaker based in Washington DC. She specializes in working with entrepreneurs and executives to enhance their performance and also works with people affected by ADHD. She has presented at CHADD, ADDA and ACO conferences. The author of “Forget Perfect: How to Succeed in Your Profession and Personal Life Even if You Have ADHD”; she is now working on a new book about entrepreneurs affected by ADHD.

Robin Nordmeyer, BS, CLC

Craft Your Signature Program and Grow Your Business

Robin Nordmeyer, BS, CLC, Owner of Life Ahead Coaching, LLC and www.livingwellwithadhd.com since  2011.  Robin works with adults, parents and youth to help them leverage their strengths, address their ADHD related challenges, and find success in achieving the goals they have for their life ahead.  She has also provided many workshops, webinars, and individual coaching services to support the needs of coaches with the launch and growth of their coaching practice. Robin serves on the ACO Board of Directors for the past two years as Chair of Programs for the ACO.

Barbara Luther, MCAC, MCC

The Value of a PAAC Certification and Q&A

Barbara Luther, MCAC, MCC, is founding President of the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) and Director of Training for the ADD Coach Academy.  You can reach Barbara at [email protected] or [email protected].

 

Alec Farwell

Converting Leads Into Clients For ADHD Coaches

Alec Farwell is a top sales leader in his field. Specializing in intangible products, he has trained teams of people with ADHD that have broken new ground and taken over entire industries. Currently he is the owner of a technology company that has generated over a million dollars in sales.

Kerch McConlogue

Content From Nothing and Your Clicks For Free

Kerch McConlogue, retired ADHD coach and website designer/developer, has been writing code for 17 years. Her passion is for helping WordPress novices understand the basics of paying attention to their own site and to get past their fears of breaking the internet. Kerch speaks plain-English to nonGeeks.

Kelly Wheeler, Founder XLR8 Success

Finding Success as a Full Time ADHD Coach

Kelly Wheeler is a seasoned executive who began coaching as the mother of an ADHD teen. After training with ADDCA and JST, she founded XLR8 Success to provide accessible ADHD services to all segments of the population and to empower individuals to live more organized, productive, happy, and successful lives.

Todd Dallanegra

Navigating ICF Waters- What’s in It for Me?

Todd is President of ICF Metro DC Charter Chapter, ICF’s largest city chapter worldwide with 1000+ members. His ICF membership and credential are crucial to getting work and growing personally. After 13 years in Europe, he trains and coaches French-speaking leaders in Africa. He works with CRM Empowering Leaders, a global leadership organization, and is owner of Dallanegra Coaching.

Anne Marie NantaiB.A. (Hons.), B.Ed., OCT, AAC, ACC

Craft Your Signature Program and Grow Your Business

Anne Marie Nantais completed her coach training with ADDCA and founded ADHD and Beyond, based in Windsor, Ontario, where she coaches, consults, and gives talks on ADHD and Executive Functions.  She is a contributing author of Wacky Ways to Succeed with ADHD, and is featured in an article published on Broadly.com.  Anne Marie is a proud member of ACO’s Programs Committee and she co-facilitates ADDA’s College Peer Support Group.

Nancy Bean

Craft Your Signature Program and Grow Your Business

Nancy Bean, of SIMPLIFY by DESIGN, is a professional organizer and coach who is passionate about supporting those who are ready to make changes in their lives and their spaces. She is a member of The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO).  In 2009, she received her ADHD coach training, beginning and advanced, through ADDCA and joined the ACO shortly after. Nancy has proudly served as a member of the ACO Programs Committee since 2015.

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