pp-adhdMentorCoach is proud to announce the following exciting master class:

Positive Psychology and ADHD Coaching Master Class

With Liz Brown, PCC, MCAC, NBC-HWC
and Alan R. Graham, Ph.D., PCC, MCAC

Starts March 2025

7 Classes of 60 minutes each
4 Classes of 90 minutes each

13 hours of CEs and ICF CCEUs
13 hours Toward Coach Certification

Or 3 Payments of $249
(plus optional $75 for CA BBS CEs)
(plus optional $20 for ICF CCEs)
Class size limited to 17 students. First come, first served.

alan-grahamHear Alan Graham, Dean of the ADHD Coach Training Program, and Ben Dean talk about this class: How it’s structured; How ADHD coaching skills are taught. How Alan, now nationally known as an ADHD coach and trainer, first got interested in ADHD and how his own career development will inform this class. Plus more (24 mins).
Click here to stream the audio or download an mp3 here

ribbonBecome a Certified ADHD Coach. By taking this course, you will have completed 13 hours toward the 38 ADHD coach-specific training hours needed for certification as a Certified ADHD Coach Practitioner (CACP) through the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC).
Click here for more certification information.

1. About the Class

campusThe Positive Psychology and ADHD Coaching Master Class is for coaches with experience working with individuals with AD/HD or who have a very strong interest in doing so. This class can also be of benefit to coaches who work with clients who struggle with organization, prioritization and time management. This is a twelve-hour class.

At the conclusion of this class, each participant will have a toolkit of practical interventions that can be used immediately in their coaching. Topics covered include: the logistics of AD/HD coaching, time management, social skills, relationships, maintaining self-esteem, working with children and adolescents, acceptance of the diagnosis.

In this interactive class, participants are encouraged, but not required, to bring case vignettes of individuals with AD/HD they have worked with in coaching or other helping interactions. We will use these cases to elaborate on the many approaches one can take when working with this population.

2. Learning Objectives


  • Know the unique core competencies required on an ADHD coach.
  • Learn what positive psychology interventions facilitate ADHD coaching.
  • Identify the techniques and approaches to coaching individuals with ADHD and their families that differ from general coaching skills.
  • Increase knowledge of the biological bases of ADHD and the phenomenological experience of individuals with ADHD.
  • Create a toolkit of practical interventions to use with clients with ADHD symptoms or with clients who have challenges with organization, prioritization, time management and relationships.

3. Resources

resourcesAlan Graham will provide a rich and varied reading list of books, web sites and other resources to help support an ADHD Coaching practice. Homework will be assigned with class members having rotating homework partners. Homework will include readings, role-playing coaching and discovery of ADHD coaching interventions to be shared with the class.

4. The Twelve Weeks

Class 1 What is AD/HD Coaching?
Class 2 What are the AD/HD Core Competencies?
Class 3 Setting the Stage for Coaching
Class 4 The Experience of the Client with AD/HD
Class 5 AD/HD and the Brain
Class 6 Goal Setting Orientation
Class 7 Daily Living, Time Management
Class 8 Work and/or School Issues and Organizational
Class 9 Social Skills and Relationships
Class 10 Building and Maintaining Self-Esteem
Class 11 Coaching with Parents and Children and Teens
Class 12 Coaching with Parents and Children and Teens: continued, Collaborating with Other Professionals, Conclusion

5. The Class Schedule

Starts March 2025

6. Open to All
There are no prerequisites for this class. It is open to all, both within the MentorCoach Community and without.

7. Coach Certification

diplomaThis class provides thirteen hours toward toward the 38 ADHD coach-specific training hours needed for certification as a Certified ADHD Coach Practitioner (CACP) through the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC). This class also provides thirteen hours toward MentorCoach Certification for students meeting the class attendance requirement (See #10 below.) It can also provide thirteen hours toward ICF Certification via an Accredited Coach Training Program such as MentorCoach or via the ICF Portfolio Approach.

8. ICF Coach Continuing Education

career4This class is approved for 13 hours of ICF CCEUs in Core Competencies from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for students meeting the class attendance requirement (See #10 below.) There is a $20 fee for ICF CCEUs.

9. CEs

This class is approved for 13 hours of CEUs (continuing education units) for Marriage and Family Therapists in California (CA BBS). The CE administration fee is $75.  CEs for psychologists (APA) are not provided for this class.

To receive CEUs, students must pay the CEU fee and be present for 10.5 of the 13 class hours. (See #10, Attendance Requirements.)

Note: The CE fee is $75 and applies only if you are a licensed mental health professional needing CEUs from the CA BBS. Otherwise, when you register, indicate that you do not need to pay the CEU fee by choosing the “Base Unit Price with NO CE’s” registration option.

10. Attendance Requirements

attendance2Every class is recorded. Some students may listen to some or all of the classes by recording at their leisure.

To receive credit for CEs, ICF CCEUs, credit toward MentorCoach or ADHD Coaching Certification, or to receive a Certificate of Completion, students must be present for 10.5 of the 13 class hours.

Listening to the class by recording does not count toward the attendance requirement for receiving CEs, credit toward MentorCoach Certification or ADHD Coaching Certification, ICF CCEUs, or to receive a Class Certificate of Completion.

11. Refund Policy


You may withdraw your registration at any time before the beginning of the second class and receive a full refund. You are responsible for the full tuition amount if you do not withdraw before the beginning of the second class.

About Alan Graham, Ph.D., PCC, MCAC


As a key coach, therapist, educator, author and lecturer, Alan R. Graham, Ph.D., has over three decades of experience helping thousands of children, adolescents, adults and their families, many with ADHD, navigate life’s challenges, and gain the tools they need to effectively manage their lives. Initially trained as a secondary and elementary school teacher, Alan furthered his education by obtaining his Ph.D. in psychology at Northwestern University and completing his clinical training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. On the professional staff at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, he has taught graduate courses in assessment and trained many medical students, psychiatric residents, psychology and social work students. Alan also led a discussion group about positive psychology as part of MentorCoach and Dr. Martin Seligman’s Authentic Happiness Coaching Program.

Alan received his coach training at MentorCoach and currently is the Dean of the ADHD Coach Training Program for MentorCoach. He has been certified by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified coach (PCC) and as a Master Certified ADHD Coach (MCAC) by the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches.

Alan’s experience has included working with difficult children, adolescents, adults and their families in therapeutic day schools, inpatient, outpatient and coaching settings. While creating his group practice, ACP Consultants, he also held the position of adjunct professor at the University of Illinois School of Medicine and at the Illinois School of Professional Psychology.

Alan’s executive coaching and consulting experience has included contributing to the success of many individuals and organizations. His clients include many large and small organizations such as Deloitte Consulting, W. Wrigley & Co., Leo Burnett, Abbott Labs, PNC, Zebra Technologies, Exelon, Datamars, Vanguard and LaSalle Network. Alan’s coaching specialties include working with executives with business and organizational challenges; and adults, teens, and parents impacted by ADHD. Since, 2006, Alan has helped many individuals benefit from Cogmed Working Memory Training.

As a way of giving back to the profession, Alan has served as the chair of the steering committee for the American Psychological Association Psychology in the Workplace Network (PWN). Alan was asked to serve on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Attention Disorders and was on the board of the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC). It is in this spirit of service that, with Dr. Bill Benninger, Alan created ADDvisor.com as a means to share practical information to families and individuals who live with ADHD every day. For six years, ADDvisor.com had been chosen by CHADD to be honored as an Innovative Practice at the CHADD national conference.

Recognized for his work by peers and clients alike, Alan presents and writes on positive psychology, ADHD, child and family, coaching and business issues throughout the United States and internationally. He is the lead author of Lemonade: The Leader’s Guide to Resilience at Work, published in 2012. Alan co-authored the RAW-A, the Resilience at Work Assessment which has been taken by over 3000 leaders worldwide. In 2018, Alan edited The Guide to ADHD Coaching: How to Find an ADHD coach and What to Do When You Get One, which includes chapters from many internationally known ADHD coaches.  Alan is married and has three adult children. His website is www.addvisor.com.

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