Madelyn Griffith-Haynie: Trainer Bio
Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – CTP, CMC, A.C.T., MCC, SCAC
For a lighter, briefer take on who I am, check out Menage a Moi
She also develops and delivers group, partner and private coaching series and classes for individuals with Executive Functioning struggles and disorders across the spectrum (as well as for those who live and work with them).
A multi-credentialed “Life” Coaching pioneer, founder of the ADD Coach Training field and co-founder of the ADD Coaching field who originated or developed much of the ADD-specific coaching technology in use today, Madelyn’s approach to coaching and training today can best be described as Brain-based Systems Development Coaching.
Brain-based coaching is a style that works with clients of all types: helping them identify stoppers, work through challenges, and develop brand new ways of working to optimize strengths as they learn How to drive the very brains they were born with.™
Madelyn founded The Optimal Functioning Institute™ in 1994, for which she designed, developed and delivered the world’s first comprehensive ADD-specific coaching curriculum (OFI’s certification compliant A.C.T.).
The second graduate of the world’s first coaching curriculum, the original Coach Training founded by Thomas J. Leonard (then Coach University, now a division of CoachInc™);
A founding member CoachVille, Thomas’ second Coach Training venture, after colleague Sandy Vilas took over CoachU;
One of the world’s first Certified Mentor Coaches [CMC] — directly mentored and certified by the non-ADD coaching field founder, Thomas J. Leonard;
A Charter Member of The International Coach Federation [ICF], and one of the first to be awarded the first awarded ICF’s highest certification, Master Certified Coach [MCC]; and
A Charter Member and organizational founder of The Institute For the Advancement of ADHD Coaching [IAAC], (meeting, essentially, weekly for two years working on the development of that certification and certifying body — from the first developmental call on January 20th, 2005 to the live weekend meeting in beltway Washington in through final developmental stages at the end of November, 2006)
She was one of the first to be awarded IAAC’s highest certification: Senior Certified ADD Coach [SCAC].
Background and Field Contributions
Madelyn began her training career with non-ADD Coaches with CoachU, the world-wide, ground-breaking coach training for non-ADD Coaches (now CoachInc™) — at the dawn of the distance learning field, made possible by the development of TeleBridge technology.
Along with Madeline Homan (now Blanchard), TWO of the fewer than a dozen TeleClass Leaders in the entire world began their classes by saying, “Welcome, this is Madelyn from New York,” which is how this one of us became known as “mgh.”
As a senior member of CU’s Trainer Team from early 1994 until the end of 2000, she led each of the 36 coaching modules multiple times during those seven years, until she left to focus more specifically on training ADD Coaches.
While on faculty with CoachU, she founded The Optimal Functioning Institute™ in 1994, developing and delivering the world’s first ADD-specific Coach Training through 2006, leading twelve separate groups through her multi-year/multi-module training.
She personally led the majority of the weekly class sessions as well as training and mentoring the trainers who led the remainder.
During this same period, she founded and facilitated CU’s monthly ADD SIG and ICF’s first virtual and international Chapter, ADD-ICF, supporting Coaches interested in working with the ADD client population.
Initiated in 1994, she originated, sponsored and facilitated seven different monthly, topic-focused ADD Hours™, including The Coaches RoundTable and the ADD Hour Expert Speaker’s Series, through the following seven years.
She was one of only five coaches invited to present at the ADDA National Conference in 1996, and participated on a four-person panel that organized and delivered ADDA’s first ADD Coaching Forum in 1997 – an entire day dedicated to ADD Coaching as part of the annual ADDA conference co-sponsored by the Wayne State University School of Medicine.
In September 2000, she participated in the NAMI-affiliated all-expert IBH conference in Washington DC (Institute for Behavioral Health) with ADD experts from the fields of medicine, genetics, therapy, neurology, law and education, where she was honored to be the first coach to address The National Association of Mental Health’s professional membership.
In 2005, she originated an on-site ADD Support Group for Better Brains Tech, a therapy practitioner cooperative in Knoxville, Tennessee, based upon the principles outlined in her Challenges Inventory™.
Throughout her coaching career, Madelyn has been a featured speaker on a variety of ADD Coaching topics at conferences held by both ADD and Coaching Associations, among them ACO, national ADDA, ADDA–SR [Southern Region], The Kitty Petty Institute for ADD and Learning Disabilities [KPI], ICF, CoachU, and numerous regional CH.A.D.D. and ICF chapters and ADD Support Groups on both coasts.
Representative topics include most of the subjects tackled here on ADDandSoMuchMore.com — various ADD Coaching Strategies and Skills tailored to individual clients, Practice Management, Brain-Basics and Spirit-focused ADD Coaching, as well as ADD and Grief, Beyond Learning Styles (the MGH Modalities Method™), her Challenges Inventory™ coaching methodologies, and Coaching to Improve various arenas such as Work-Place Performance, Organization & Task Completion, Memory Management, Sleep Disorders, Social Skills and-so-much-more.
By the way, she is also The ADD Poster Girl –
the REAL source of her experience!
Peer Coaching Basic Training
I thank you for your interest in joining our community of students. Please take some time to read the information below to help you determine if it makes sense for you to become a part of this exciting and rewarding training designed especially for those who are struggling with finances as well as Attentional issues.
When you are ready to take the next step, send Madelyn an email message through the e-me/contact form (available at the top of every page) for more information to help you decide if what this training offers will meet your training goals and objectives: Click to reach mgh
For more about Peer Coaching Basic Training
click sitelinks below
- Basic Training: PEER Coaching for ADD/EFDers
- Support for Peer Coaching
- Basics Syllabus
- Dates, Details, Pricing
- Contact mgh for Info re: Peer Coaching and more
- Sign up for Peer Coaching Basic Training
- What IS Peer Coaching and how can it help YOU?
(It depends on who you ask)
- Frequently Asked Questions about Peer Coaching Basic Training
Madelyn combined forces with world-renowned ADD author Peggy Ramundo to apply the best practices from each of their backgrounds for the ADD in the Spirit Coach Training. (Currently on hiatus until Peggy is healed enough to return to training)
INFORMATION about the
ADD in the Spirit Coach Training
CURRENTLY ON HIATUS
until Peggy has fully recovered from her son’s murder
Click HERE for info about that
(Links below turn RED on mousover)
- Enrolling NOW – Some VERY basic details
- Is an ADD Coaching Career for YOU?
What does it take to become an ADD Coach?
- ABOUT ADD and the Spirit – Overview
- Student Requirements for the ADD in the Spirit Coach Training
- ABOUT the 2012 Grads (be sure to read their comments)
- The ASCT Internship Program
- Meet Your Trainers
- ADD in the Spirit FAQs – Frequently Asked Questions
- ADDing in the Spirit to allow success to emerge
2012 ACO Conference Speaker content
- Resource List – Books, Blogs & Websites
- Your Coaching Notebook as a “system to fulfill”
- Ten ADD Organizing Principles
When you schedule an interview
– please mention you came through this blog,
to help us figure out how best to reach those looking for training.
- Menage a Moi (the lighter, briefer take on who I am)
- Executive Functioning Disorders – not just kid stuff
- TYPES of Attentional Deficits
- ADD in the Spirit Resource List
- ACO Conference 2012: reflections on my return
- Brain Science and ADD/ADHD Coaching – Notes On The Rubber and The Road
(on Dr. Charles Parker’s corepsychblog.com)