About David Giwerc - Founder of ADDCA
David Giwerc - Founder of ADDCA
David Giwerc, MCC, is the Founder/President of the ADD Coach Academy. The ADD Coach Academy (ADDCA) is proud to be the global leader in ADHD Coach Training and Education and the only comprehensive ADHD Coach Training Program fully accredited by the International Coach Federation, the governing body of the coaching profession.
David is a Master Certified Coach with the ICF and the past president (2003-2006) of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA), the world's leading adult ADHD organization. As ADDA’s president, he was instrumental in making National ADHD awareness day an annual reality. The resolution, (identified as resolution 390) was unanimously approved in the U.S. Senate on July 6, 2004. Since its inception, it has been held annually during the month of September.
David was also a key committee co-chair involved in the development of ADDA’s current “Guiding Principles for Coaching Individuals with ADHD” and authored/ directed ADDA’s 2002-2006 strategic plans.
David has been featured in numerous publications, radio and television programs and as a speaker at various conferences with ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association), CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) and the ICF, the International Coach Federation.
David Giwerc is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC)and is the author of Permission to Proceed: The Keys to Creating a Life of Passion, Purpose and Possibility for Adults with ADHD where he details his proven method for regaining control of one’s life at home, at work and in the community.
He is also the producer and co-director of the well-received ADHD Coaching video, Me, My ADD Coach & I.
He has had published articles for CHADD, ADDA and both he and the ADD Coach Academy have been featured in the New York Times, New York Times magazine, Fortune, Inc. Magazine, ADDitude a magazine, Attention and other well- known periodicals.
David is a graduate (1978), Cum Laude, of Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications. He is also a graduate of both Coach University (1997), where he also served as a teleclass leader.
Prior to coaching, David helped develop and direct the marketing/strategic plans on behalf of one of the world's largest advertising agencies (Young & Rubicam).
In his previous life, David played Division one college basketball, currently holds a Black Belt (Shodan) in Budokai Karate and enjoys working out daily, writing, creating coach training programs and learning more about self-development, spirituality and the science of the brain.
He and his wife, Marla (ADDCA’s Director of Operations) and their two children live in the suburbs of Albany, NY.
David, who has been interviewed on various radio and television programs, has also been a featured speaker at ADDA, CHADD, and the International Coach Federation conferences.