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  08/15/2013      07:00 am

On Purpose with Karen Florence: Madelyn Griffith Haynie, Coaching Thru the ADD Lens

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Madelyn Griffith-Haynie

Madelyn Griffith-Haynie


"Lifecoach" pioneer, founder of the ADD Coach Training field and co-founder of the field itself, Madelyn was one of the world's first Coaches, ADD Coaches, Certified Mentor Coaches, Master Certified Coaches, and Senior Certified ADHD Coaches. She developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coaching curriculum as she founded The Optimal Functioning Institute, and was also the founder and facilitator of ADD-ICF, and the ADD-SIG for the world's first "Lifecoach" Training, CoachU, mentored by coaching field founder Thomas Leonard himself.

Madelyn founded, sponsored and facilitated the global ADD Hours, 4 to 6 different monthly call-in support groups for various different communities, including the ADD-Expert Speaker's Series designed to support ADD Professionals.

She has spoken before numerous national and international audiences in mental health, coaching and Attention Deficit Disorder Organizations, and was the first coach ever invited to speak to an all-professional conference held by NAMI's Institute of Behavioral Health. She also has a seven-year background training non-ADD Coaches as a CoachU Senior Trainer during their start-up years.

"Lifecoach" pioneer, founder of the ADD Coach Training field and co-founder of the field itself, Madelyn was one of the world's first Coaches, ADD Coaches, Certified Mentor Coaches, Master Certified Coaches, and Senior Certified ADHD Coaches. She developed and delivered the world's first ADD-specific coaching curriculum as she founded The Optimal Functioning Institute, and was also the founder and facilitator of ADD-ICF, and the ADD-SIG for the world's first "Lifecoach" Training, CoachU, mentored by coaching field founder Thomas Leonard himself.

Madelyn founded, sponsored and facilitated the global ADD Hours, 4 to 6 different monthly call-in support groups for various different communities, including the ADD-Expert Speaker's Series designed to support ADD Professionals.

She has spoken before numerous national and international audiences in mental health, coaching and Attention Deficit Disorder Organizations, and was the first coach ever invited to speak to an all-professional conference held by NAMI's Institute of Behavioral Health. She also has a seven-year background training non-ADD Coaches as a CoachU Senior Trainer during their start-up years.

Madelyn considers herself a Brain-based Systems Development Coach - a strengths-based approach that works with individuals of all types. Along with training and mentoring ADD Coaches, she offers private, couples and group coaching to help clients with any of the Attentional Spectrum issues identify challenges and develop effective, "out-of-the-box" ways to optimize strengths, as well as consultations and coaching formats to improve relationships for those who work with, live with or love someone in the "neurodiverse" population.

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