David Giwerc, MCC
David Giwerc, MCC
Master Certified Coach
Founder & President; ADD Coach Academy
David Giwerc, MCC, David is the Founder/President of the ADD Coach Academy, the world’s largest comprehensive ADHD coach training program, designed to teach the skills necessary to powerfully coach individuals with ADHD. The ADD Coach Academy is an ACTP (Accredited Coach Training) program accredited by the ICF, International coach Federation, the governing body for the coaching profession. He is a Master Certified Coach with the ICF, their highest ranking designation and sits on the Professional Advisory Board of PAAC, Professional Association of ADHD Coaches.
David is also 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 AD/HD” 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 9PAAC) 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). Major responsibilities included: Director of Marketing on the Miller Brewing Account, development of all sports marketing plans (NBA, NFL and major league baseball), retail marketing and sales promotion for their600 + distributors. Additional clients included Champion Products, Inc., Pizza Hut, PepsiCo, Jiffy Lube and AT&T.
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, and been a featured speaker at many conferences including ADDA, CHADD, and International Coach Federation, has a busy coaching practice dedicated to ADHD entrepreneurs.