What is the course delivery method/learning platform?
JST Coaching & Training uses Zoom, a state-of-the-art video conferencing service which allows all participants to be seen on video during class. Participants can also call in using the alternate phone number provided. We record each session for review and feedback by both participants and trainers. We use Canvas as our learning platform. Each participant will be provided with a log-in to Canvas to retrieve all course materials, Zoom log-in information and to post questions and self-study assignments throughout the course.
Do I need a computer?
You will need a computer to download course materials and submit self-study work to our online platform, Canvas. We prefer that you use your computer and webcam to log in to class each week, but you can call in to the phone line provided.
How many hours of dedication are required?
This depends on the individual and the course. Empowering Students Through Coaching requires approximately 3 hours per week plus weekly buddy coaching sessions. Allow for more time if you register later than six weeks in advance of the first class. Coaching Teens & College Students and Coaching Children trainings require 2- 3 hours total, including the buddy coaching sessions. The workload for each course decreases over time and we will make accommodations as needed.
Are there required readings? If so, I want to get a head start on reading them.
There is required reading for Empowering Students Through Coaching, Coaching Teens & College Students with ADHD, Coaching Children with ADHD, Executive Function and Behavioral Challenges, and Improve Your Connection to College Students Through Coaching. All books are listed by class in our online bookstore and you will receive a detailed list in the course information packets upon registration.
Will you be (snail) mailing the class materials?
No, all course materials will be uploaded to Canvas and you will have access upon registration. All required text must be purchased at your expense. You may find these books in our online bookstore or you may purchase them at your local bookstore.
How much does the course cost?
Each of our courses has a different fee, with Early Bird options to save money in advance. We invite you to view our Upcoming Courses schedule and select the course of interest to get the current price. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to take advantage of flash sales and interim discounts during the enrollment periods. At JST, we do our best to provide reasonably priced courses with payment options. Contact us if you would like to discuss your options.
Can I pay by check?
Yes, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot in the class. Indicate which class you are registering for and that you are paying by check. Full payment must be received 30 days in advance of the first class unless you have made other arrangements. Our mailing address is: JST Coaching, LLC 101 North Columbus Street, Suite 401, Alexandria, VA 22314. Please make all checks payable to JST Coaching, LLC.
When are the classes held?
All courses are held multiple times each year. Please check the Upcoming Courses page and if you don’t see the course in the time frame that works for you, contact us.
Will I receive credits for taking JST training courses?
Yes! All of our trainings are approved by ICF for Coaching Continuing Education Units (CCEUs). Many of our trainings are also approved by CCE-Global for CCEUs. Please be aware that not all coach training courses are approved for core competency hours required for a coaching credential. We have provided both the CCEU hours and the Core Competency (CC) hours below to assist you in choosing a course to meet your needs for credentialing or a credential renewal.
- Empowering Students Through Coaching – 80 hours ACSTH ICF
- Coaching Teens & College Students with ADHD – 30 CCEUs 27.5 CC ICF/30 CCE-Global
- Coaching Children with ADHD – 30 CCEUs 26 CC ICF/30 CCE-Global
- Improve Your Connection to College Students – 12 CCEUs 11.75 CC ICF
- Advanced Practicum – 20 CCEUs 20 CC ICF
What is the difference between the JST Coaching, LLC training and the Edge Foundation training?
There is no difference. The training is the same. JST Coaching & Training is the training provider for the Edge Foundation coaches. The 80 hour and 30 hour distance learning courses and the 30 hour 3-Day Intensive training programs ARE the training courses endorsed by the Edge Foundation. Before applying to become an Edge Foundation coach, you must complete one of the following:
- Coaches who have completed a minimum of 60 hours of accredited life coach training are required to complete the 30 hour course, Coaching Teens & College Students with ADHD (CTCS).
- Individuals without coach training are required to complete Empowering Students Through Coaching, the 80 ACSTH program, which includes all the material from CTCS and a full life coaching training component.
Which training is the best one for me?
Our faculty is available to discuss your experience and training to help you make the best choice. Here are a few basic guidelines to get you started:
- Are you interested in a full coach training program?Empowering Students Through Coaching is the best training for you!
- 1. Looking for continuing education credits or a course to get your “feet wet”? This is a list of all our continuing education courses. All of the training courses can be delivered as a private group training on site or via distance learning.
Coaching Teens & College Students with ADHD
Coaching Children with ADHD, Executive Function and Behavioral Challenges
Improve Your Connection to College Students
When training is completed, what type of credentials are awarded?
We provide a certificate of completion for each of our courses which can be submitted to ICF for your coaching credential or credential renewal. At the present time, Coaching Teens & College Students with ADHD and Coaching Children are the only courses approved by CCE-Global for BCC credentialing or credential renewal.
I see ads many different companies providing ADHD coaching to individuals. What is the difference in the quality of the JST training graduates?
The JST Coaching & Training programs are the first and only research-based student & ADHD coach training programs. JST Coaching & Training was the first coach training company to focus on student coaching, recognized worldwide for graduating the best-trained coaches for students with or without ADHD. Our graduates learn the intricacies of coaching students, ages 8 to 30 and how to manage the concerns of parents.
What is your refund policy?
If you withdraw from the class before the 2nd week, we will refund 95% of the payment received. After that time, we offer a prorated refund or credit toward a future course. No refunds will be provided after the 5th week of training, except under special/emergency circumstances.
What if the training is cancelled or rescheduled?
JST Coaching & Training may cancel or reschedule trainings at its discretion. JST Coaching & Training is not responsible for costs, outside of course fee refunds, that may be incurred by students as a result of such cancellations or rescheduling. Additional courses are added based on enrollment.
JST Coaching & Training will notify participants at least two weeks in advance of a training cancellation, unless an unforeseen emergency deems it necessary to cancel a class in short order. Course fees will be refunded to each participant or applied to a future course at the participants’ discretion. JST Coaching & Training will not cover refunds for travel expenses for onsite training.
Are the classes recorded and can they be downloaded?
All classes are recorded and available in MP4 format for live streaming, but they cannot be downloaded. The training information is proprietary information, owned by JST Coaching, LLC and copyright protected.
How many classes can I miss?
We expect you to attend all classes, but if you must miss a class, you can miss up to 20% of the classes and still receive full credit. You are required to listen to the class recordings, complete all assignments and talk with the course instructor.
Where can I find an ADD/ADHD coach?
Looking for a coach specializing in student coaching or ADHD coaching? The JST Graduate Directory connects you with coaches around the country. All JST Graduates have completed at least one 30 hour coach training program with JST and most have additional life coach training and earned coaching credentials. Find the best coach for you or your student now.
Benefits of hiring a JST Graduate
- Consistent standard of training
- Proven coaching tools and techniques
- Knowledge of ADHD, EF, LD and co-existing conditions
- Specific, research-based student coach training
- Focus on coaching the whole person
- Face to face, phone and Skype coaching options
How do I go about finding the right coach for my son/daughter?
Please read “Your Guide to Finding the Right Coach“
What’s the cost?
The fees are specific to the coach and the specific services provided. Please inquire directly with each coach. The general rule-of-thumb is $300-500 per month for weekly coaching and accountability check-ins. On average, coaching costs approximately $100 per week and most students stay with coaching for 6- 12 months.
Is coaching covered by insurance?
No. Coaches are credentialed but not licensed. Therefore, coaching is not currently covered by health insurance. Some companies reimburse ADHD-specific coaching through their Flexible Spending Account (FSA) programs.
How often does a coach meet with my student?
Generally, coaches meet with clients for 30-45 minutes each week, in person, by phone or Skype. In addition, they provide valuable accountability check-ins by text or e-mail between appointments.
Will a coach come to my home so they can see my student’s disorganization?
It is recommended that you talk with coaches to determine the scope of their service and if they provide in-home coaching. Our coaches report that it both cost and time effective to work from their offices versus in your home. The coaches discuss the issues with the students and can Skype or FaceTime to see the student’s space. Coaches gather valuable information without a home visit.
All coaches are individual business owners and are not employees of JST Coaching, LLC. We cannot verify additional training and experience of all JST Graduates