Wednesday, May 7, 2014 3 Comments
(in body, if not in brain)
by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, ACT, MCC, SCAC
This one was even MORE WONDERFUL that usual! **
I just returned from the Annual ADHD Coaches Organization [ACO] conference, this time in Phoenix, Arizona. ANOTHER great experience to reflect upon, now that I am home and have had a solid twelve hours of “recovery sleep.”
CRAZY return, but soooooo worth it! **
It was well after two AM the morning after my afternoon flight back from Phoenix when I was finally unlocking my front door. The l-o-n-g trip home was BRUTAL, so I babied myself for a day – mainlining caffeine as I typed, hoping to clear some cobwebs.
- I almost missed a connecting flight because the first-leg flight was delayed coming, boarding & going!
- I went without food all day (unless you count a kings-ransom chocolate bar and plastic cup of rock-hard fruit as food). All vendors but the fast food/gluten guys were MIA in Phoenix, NO time to do anything but sprint through the concourse in Denver, and NOTHING open in Cincinnati after midnight;
- It took considerable time for the bag I checked through to show up after our Cincinnati landing; and
- My cabbie drove me home from the airport by way of Alaska (or so it seemed as he kept asking, “Do you know where you are yet?”)
But it truly was soooooo worth it! **
In my [not yet unpacked] state, I have a smile on my face** as I recall wonderful sessions and wonderful conversations with wonderful people — OUR TRIBE!
Start saving NOW to BE there next year, AGAIN in Phoenix —
May 1-3, 2015 (pre-conference sessions April 31st)
Mark your calendars, and add a line-item to your budget.
WHAT a relief to be among the ADD Tribe,
where individuality is celebrated
rather than regimented!
If you’ve never given yourself the gift of getting to swim with the school of fish who swim like YOU, you simply must. It will change your attitude about ADD and about yourself — which will change your entire approach to life.
You NEED to get to know a great many more amazing folks like YOU, I promise: ACO, ADDA & CHADD give you 3 yearly conference opportunities.
We had a BALL — and you would have too!
ONE MORE TIME, I must second Dr. Charles Parker’s comment in his 2013 post-conference article on his Corepsychblog, “If you are an ADHD coach and haven’t yet connected with the ACO . . . now is the time to get on it and get cracking.”
** Even MORE wonderful because they honored ME with The Glen Hogard Award (more about that in a separate article, And the Winner Is . . . )