My Roman Coaching Holiday

RomeI am deeply grateful for the opportunities that have arisen from my work in ADHD youth coaching and training. One of those opportunities was a trip to Rome following my week in IstanbulLaura Cavaldesi, PCC contacted me a few months ago to discuss ADHD coach training and ideas for introducing ADHD youth coaching to Italy. Since I had already planned a training in Istanbul for October, Laura invited me to be her guest for a weekend to meet, plan a training and, of course, to see Rome! How could I say “no”?  This was another opportunity for me to see a new city and to help to create ADHD awareness. I was surprised, and saddened, to learn that Italy is 15- 20 years behind the U.S. in diagnosis and treatment of ADHD.  There is much work to be done and I applaud Laura for taking the first step to bring ADHD coaching to her country.

RomeThe visit was wonderful – home-cooked Italian meals, a walk on the Mediterranean shore, time with Laura’s family and a one-day tour of ancient Rome.  Beautiful weather capped off a perfect visit, just as it had in Istanbul.  Laura and I have planned a training program for April 2014 in Rome (or Milan), so those of you who live on the other side of the pond, keep your eyes and ears open for details.

 

 

Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC
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