- What is an Edge Coach?
- What does an Edge Coach do?
- Career Advantages
- Join the Edge Team
- Training and Other Requirements
What is an Edge Coach?
The Edge ADHD Coach is a professional coach who has met the rigorous standards set by the Edge Foundation and has completed training for working with students and young adults with ADHD. Edge coaches:
- Are passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of students and young adults with ADHD;
- Have a desire to spread the word about ADHD and the benefits of ADHD coaching;
- Value giving back to the community;
- Are committed to the advancement of ADHD coaching research;
- Are supportive partners in the ADHD coaching process;
- Are committed to ongoing personal and professional growth; and
- Embrace the ideals and core competencies of both life coaching and ADHD coaching.
What does and Edge Coach do?
- Meet with the client to identify needs, set goals, and offer suggestions and guidance.
- Set structure, provide support, and help implement strategies for skill building.
- Team up with other professionals (physicians, psychiatrists, counselors, and teachers) to ensure that services are coordinated at home and at school.
- Teach and foster appropriate social skills, self-discipline, self-reliance, and self-advocacy.
- Schedule regular phone or e-mail “check-ins” to monitor progress and goals.
- Build self-esteem and confidence.
Edge-trained coaches enjoy the following career advantages:
- A wider referral network (including a connection to high schools and colleges across the country)
- An expanded coaching skill set featuring the development of a specialty niche
- The ability to contribute to the lives of young adults with ADHD
- National exposure in the coaching community
Perhaps most important of all to Edge coaches is the experience of being on the cutting edge as part of the first organization focused on coaching students with ADHD. Edge coaches recognize the many opportunities that accompany this unique experience.
Are you a professional coach interested in working with students with ADHD? Do you want to make a difference in a young person’s life? Are you looking to take your career to a new level and explore new professional directions? Do you want to be on the cutting edge of your profession, broadening its scope and reach?
The Edge Foundation is looking for talented and experienced professional coaches wanting to pursue ADHD youth coaching and eager to help young people with ADHD. If you are interested, please complete the sign up form at the end of this page. We’ll get back to you quickly with instructions on what to do next and how to join the Edge Team.
All of our coaches are well trained life coaches who receive additional specialized training and supervision in order to become Edge Coaches. We promise our clients and their parents that our coaches meet some of the most rigorous standards in the business. If they choose to work with an Edge ADHD Coach, they know they’ll be in good hands.
I) Documentation that you have completed at least one of the following life coach trainings
- IAAC certification (SCAC or CAC)
- ICF certification (ACC, PCC, or MCC)
- Graduation from an ICF-certified school with at least 60 hours of training, or
- Taken and passed at least 60 hours of ICF-approved training or received a Board Coach Credential (BCC) from the Center for Credentialing Education.
- Note: Those who meet the life coach training requirement but who do not yet meet the experience requirements are still eligible for our Associate Edge Coach program. Please be sure to ask for details when you contact us.
II) Coaching experience:
- a minimum of two years of experience as a coach, and
- a minimum of 10 clients.
III) Certificate of completion of ADHD coach training via JST Coaching, LLC.