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A first of its kind in the region:

Executive Functions (EF)/ ADHD
Coaching Skills Training

For Experienced Executive or Life Coaches,
Counsellors, SEN Educators and Learning Specialists

FOCUS (HK) and JST Coaching & Training (USA) are joining forces to offer the opportunity to develop the specialized skills required to support clients with EF/ ADHD related challenges e.g. difficulties with planning, organizing, sustaining attention or regulating emotions.  This is a unique opportunity to develop the expertise required to address an unmet needs of adolescents, college students and adults who struggle with Executive Functions/ADHD related challenges. 
  • Unique professional development opportunity to engage with peers from the educational, counselling, coaching and medical fields.
  • 7 weeks, 1.5 hour virtual live sessions, plus 10 hrs self-study;
  • Learn from the comfort of your home;
  • Post-course supervision sessions offered and highly recommended.
This specialized course addresses a complex set of issues relating to the self-management systems of the brain. Participants will better understand coaching strategies for those intelligent and capable people who end up “stuck” at school, work or in relationships because of EF weaknesses. 

Topic Areas:
 •  Understanding the brain as it relates to executive functioning (EF), ADHD
     and learning challenges;
 •  Effects of executive function deficits on adults as well as adolescents and
     college students;
 •  Key factors for successful coaching with individuals with EF/ADHD:
          o  Creating Awareness
          o  Designing Actions
          o  Planning & Goal Setting
          o  Managing Progress and Accountability
 •  Risk factors for adolescents, college students and adults
 •  Boundary issues with parents of students with EF/ADHD challenges
 •  Shifting the typical coaching process to increase successful outcomes for
     individuals with EF/ADHD

Trained participants may help clients with EF/ADHD-related difficulties to:
 •  focus on achieving identified goals
 •  turn abstract goals into concrete actions
 •  use effective motivational strategies to complete tasks
 •  improve emotional regulation: strengthen self-awareness and self-control
     and better reactivity to stressful situations
 •  decrease impulsivity and poor decision-making both personally and
 •  build stronger time management and planning skills

This course is targeted at:
 •  Practicing certified and experienced  coaches with the following:
        o equivalent PCC/Professional level (ICF) or
        o equivalent ACC/Associate level (ICF) with 2-3 years active experience or
        o equivalent ACC/Associate level (ICF) with at least 100 hours of coaching 
           who also possess equivalent to a Masters in Psychology or Counselling
 •  Registered School Counsellors, SEN educators, Learning Specialists who
    wish to learn EF/ADHD coaching skills as an added tool for their existing

For certified coaches, this course is approved for 10.5 hours of training and 10 hours of self-study from ICF and CCE-Global.  It is recommended for practicing coaches to supplement the course with supervision sessions.

Please note that completing this skills training does not qualify counsellors, teachers and learning specialists to become EF/ ADHD Coaches without the necessary additional hours required for full coach certification. 

EF/ADHD Training Course - Virtual
Inaugural Cohort October 2019 Intake

Mode:   10.5 hours distance learning via video conference - 1.5 hours/week
                 10 hours self-study - selected reading and videos on EF/ADHD

Date:      Oct 29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10 (Tuesday)

Time:     7 - 8:30 pm (1.5 hrs) HK/Singapore Time
Cost:      HK$7,200 (FOCUS and HKICC member) 
                 HK$8,000 (Non-member)

Course includes: 
  • Pre-reading & post session resources
  • Discussion of coaching case examples – adolescents, students and adults
  • Coaching practice in class and in-between sessions with partner
  • Slides and participant guides

Booking Deadling: Friday, October 11, 2019
Apply Here

About the Facilitator

Master coach, author and award-winning EF/ADHD Coach Training Expert, Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC, is the foremost authority in the field of student and ADHD coaching in the U.S. She is a 2016 CHADD Hall of Fame honoree, the author of the groundbreaking book, Empowering Youth With ADHD: Your Guide to Coaching adolescents and Young Adults for Coaches, Parents and Professionals; and a contributing author of Becoming Self-Determined: Creating Thoughtful Learners in a Standards-Driven, Admissions-Frenzied Culture
Jodi Sleeper-Triplett is the president of the Association of Coach Training Organizations, forwarding a platform of diversity, inclusion and belonging to provide access to quality coach training worldwide. 
Want to know more before signing up? 
Listen to the recording of live information call with Jodi on September 11, 2019 to learn more about the benefits of this course to you and to your potential clients.  CLICK HERE 
Click on any of these links for success stories and insights on EF/ADHD:

“More than 75 percent of children with ADHD continue to experience significant symptoms in adulthood. In early adulthood, ADHD may be associated with depression, mood or conduct disorders and substance abuse. Adults with ADHD often cope with difficulties at work and in their personal and family lives related to ADHD symptoms.

As a specialty within the broader field of coaching, EF/ADHD coaching is a relatively new field that has become more prominent in recent years. It is an intervention that complements medication and other non-pharmacologic alternatives.” 
                                                                                 National Resource Center on ADHD (CHADD)
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JST Coaching & Training is the leading authority on student coaching and ADHD/EF student coaching worldwide. The company is committed to delivering interactive, heart-centered, high-quality training that equips training graduates with the mindset, skills, and resources they need to create lasting, transformational changes with their students.

JST has been delivering training for this niche since 2005. JST Graduates around the world include: coaches, educators, disabilities support staff, advisors, deans, parents, tutors, educational specialists, doctors, psychologists, social workers and psychiatrist.
For over 25 years FOCUS has been a trusted resource for Hong Kong parents and professionals seeking to learn how to better support the academic and social lives of students with mainstream learning differences such as dyslexia and/or ADHD.  

FOCUS conceived this exciting training partnership to address the gap in support for older students and adults who struggle because of executive function challenges.   Our programs seek to help our growing community of parents, professionals and students by providing current, evidence-based information and advice from leading local and internationally recognized experts in the education and mental health fields to raise awareness of what it means to have a mind that learns differently. 

Brown, T.E. (2013). A New Understanding of ADHD in Children and Adults: Executive Function. Routledge.
Visser, S.N., Danielson, M.L., Bitsko, R.H., et al. (2014). Trends in the Parent-Report of Health Care Provider-Diagnosis and Medication Treatment for ADHD disorder: United States, 2003–2011. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 53(1):34–46. e2.
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