ADHD Parent Coach Academy

Help parents get to the root of their child’s challenges and create an environment where their whole family can thrive.

Provide parents with practical tools and strategies to reduce anxiety and defiance & create calm and connection.

Parent The Child You Have

As one of the pioneers in the field of ADHD/Executive Function Parent Coaching, Cindy Goldrich has been supporting parents through the most perplexing and stressful challenges they have ever faced – helping the children, whom they love so dearly, learn to become their best selves.

This professional training is based on over a decade of work supporting parents and incorporates the most current, researched-based information about ADHD, Executive Function, behavioral challenges, and learning challenges. Cindy has supported thousands of parents and children through tremendous personal growth and helped many marriages go from contentious to supportive. Parents continue to share with her their stories of success, large and small. They report less arguing and ignoring rules, deeper, more meaningful communication, joyful time spent together, and improved grades and school reports.

The ADHD Parent Coach Academy training is open to Mental Health Professionals, Professional Coaches, Educators, Nurse Practitioners, School Psychologists, Learning Specialists, Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Parents, and Caregivers. They are ready to lead others through this unique journey. This training is available in English and Spanish.

Training Overview

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Learn the essential science and latest research on how ADHD and Executive Function deficits impact every aspect of an individual’s life.

Develop best practices and strategies to help parents gain knowledge, strength, and confidence, improving child behavior and performance at home, school, and in life.

This course is approved by ICF for 36 hours of CCE – Continuing Coach Education (24 hours Core Competency, 12 hours Resource Development), by AOTA for 2.0 CEUs, and by NBCC for 24 Credit hours.

Approved Continuing Education Provider NBCC
  • Learn how to help parents incorporate the groundbreaking work and philosophies of Ross Greene, Russell Barkley, Edward Hallowell, and Carol Dweck in a structured, comprehensive, and manageable program.
  • Train to facilitate Calm and Connected: Parenting Children & Teens with ADHD/Executive Function Challenges© parent workshop series for groups in your community. Professionals nationwide and beyond refer to this workshop series to help parents understand the social and emotional impact ADHD and Executive Function challenges have on learning, motivation, behavior, and the whole family system.
  • Train to facilitate Managing Homework – Parent Edition: ADHD/EF Tips, Tools, and Strategies for Helping Students© 2-hour parent workshop. Support parents with specific tools and strategies to manage the homework process and help students be more effective and successful in approaching their work. Help parents ease the stress and battle over homework time.
  • Learn to provide 1-on-1 parent coaching support using the impactful CalmConnected© philosophy in your private practice.
  • Learn to facilitate the following parent presentations for use in community education and marketing:
    • Top Ten Strategies for Parenting Children & Teens with ADHD & Executive Function Challenges©
    • Skills for Success: Helping Your Child or Teen Develop a Growth Mindset©
    • Student Goal Setting: The How and Why for Parents and Educators©
  • Gain comfort and confidence in marketing and networking to expand your referral base and reach new clients.

Course Details & Expectations

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  • The Training consists of 24 hours of live interactive class via Zoom and 12 hours of asynchronous learning.
  • You will be assigned one or two coaching buddies from the class to meet with for weekly discussion and practice. You will be expected to speak with your partner for one hour per session for the asynchronous learning portion of the Training.
  • During each class, brief homework is assigned to reflect on and deepen your learning. Generally, the expectation is about two to three paragraphs of writing each session.
  • Upon registration, you will receive a reading list. Most readings are optional; however, reading 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD is strongly recommended, which outlines Cindy’s parenting philosophy and approach.
  • Each class is recorded so that you have it for future review. (Recordings are also used for periodic audits by accrediting organizations and occasionally for students in other classes when their recordings are defective. Registering for a class means agreeing to these uses of recordings.)
  • Training is approved for 36 hours of International Coaching Federation (ICF) Continuing Education credit (24 Core Competency and 12 Resource Development). You can use this Training for the hours needed to apply for an ACC, PCC, or MCC credential as long as you meet the credential-specific requirements. (see below for more)
  • Workshop materials are updated regularly to reflect new learnings, research, and philosophies. All the workshops, parent presentations, and training materials are intellectual property owned by PTS Coaching, LLC and its founder, Cindy Goldrich. Participants agree that there shall be no duplicating, replicating, or otherwise reproducing the materials for the use of anyone other than expressed by Cindy Goldrich and PTS Coaching, LLC.

Included with your registration:

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  • One free Mentor session each licensed year with Cindy to discuss marketing, client support, presentation support, or business development issues (Value: $175). Ongoing support is always available through additional mentoring sessions.
  • An invitation to observe the Calm & Connected© parent workshop series live to enhance your knowledge and professional growth.
  • Marketing and course materials to facilitate the workshops.
  • Personalized PowerPoints of the parent presentations for use with parent groups as community service and marketing tools.
  • An APCA Graduate Badge for your website and marketing materials showing that you are a PTS Coaching Licensed Professional Parent Coach.
  • An invitation to observe the Calm & Connected© parent workshop series live to enhance your knowledge and professional growth.
  • Access to the Member Only Discussion Forum, open only to Licensed Providers. This page is a place to share ideas, challenges, and triumphs in supporting parents and building your practice. This is also a space to ask questions and get marketing and business development support.

The total cost of the program is $3200. This includes the first year’s renewable annual license fee of $600. See the Frequently Asked Questions for details about the renewable annual licensing fee. The Training fee may be paid in full or in two or three payments.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The renewable annual licensing fee allows the Coach to use the password-protected Calm & Connected© workshop series and the Managing Homework – Parent Edition© workshop Google slides, course handouts, and marketing materials. It also entitles you to market that you are a Licensed Provider and Facilitator of the Calm & Connected© and Managing Homework© workshops. These workshop materials are updated regularly to reflect new learnings, research, and philosophies. Proper attribution to Cindy Goldrich and PTS Coaching, LLC must be noted in all marketing and course materials. Registration includes the first year of your license. Presentations are designed to be given in person within your community; however, with COVID-19 restrictions, you may hold the workshops virtually within your community.

Yes, you will earn 36 hours of CCE – Continuing Coach Education (24 hours Core Competency, 12 hours Resource Development).

Also, if you are interested in gaining the additional training and hours needed for ICF-ACC designation and ICF Membership, the Certified Professional Coach program through the Center for Coaching Certification is an example of a class that will help you complete the requirements. This separate course may be taken before, during, or after the ADHD Parent Coach Academy training. Upon satisfactorily completing the course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion to submit to ICF for coach credentialing.


Yes, you will earn 24 Credit Hours.  PTS Coaching, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7248. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  PTS Coaching, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

PTS Coaching, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 04956. This Distance Learning-Interactive webinar is offered at 2.0 CEUs at an Intermediate Educational Level, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

If you withdraw from the course before the 2nd week, we will refund 95% of the payment received. After that time, we offer a prorated refund or credit towards a future course. No refunds will be provided after the 5th week, except under special/emergency circumstances.

PTS Coaching, LLC may cancel or reschedule the training at its discretion. PTS Coaching, LLC is not responsible for costs outside of course fee refunds that students may incur due to cancellations or rescheduling. Additional courses are added based on enrollment.

PTS Coaching, LLC will notify participants at least two weeks before 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. PTS Coaching, LLC will not cover refunds for travel expenses for onsite training.

PTS Coaching, LLC is committed to addressing issues of diversity and multiculturalism and engaging in practices that reflect the belief that families will thrive only by developing an inclusive coaching community. This commitment is fully aligned with PTS Coaching, LLC’s values that prohibit discrimination based on age, color, gender, national origin (ancestry), physical impairment, marital status, political affiliation, race, religion (creed), disability, or sexual orientation in the application of all program policies and procedures. All instructors must adhere to these standards.

Prices, Dates & Times

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Mar 6, 13, 20, 27, Apr 3, 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 2023
@ 4 pm Mountain Time (6 pm Eastern Time)

36-Hour Training:$3200 or 3 Payments of $1150(Price includes the first year’s licensing fee of $600)Register

Testimonials from ADHD Parent Coach Academy Graduates

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Cindy’s Books

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ADHD, Executive Function, & Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom

Practical insights, tools, and activities to support the social and emotional education of children who learn differently.

ADHD Executive Function & Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom

8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD

This ADHD book is rich with optimism, tips, tools, and action plans to help your children grow into the best version of themselves.

About Cindy

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Cindy Goldrich

Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP, is a mental health professional, certified ADHD Coach, and training professional. Founder of PTS Coaching, LLC, Cindy is a leading authority on parenting and supporting children with ADHD, Executive Function, and Learning Disabilities.

Author of 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD, a concise, easy-to-read “crash course” for parents of children with ADHD based on her Calm Connected coaching model. Co-Author of ADHD, Executive Function, & Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom, an invaluable resource for all classroom teachers full of real, practical, and powerful insights, tools, and activities.

Cindy received her Master’s in Education in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University, Teachers College, and ADHD coach certification from the Institute for the Advancement of ADHD Coaching. She has trained with Dr. Edward Hallowell and Dr. Ross Greene. She is a regular contributor to, CHADD’s Attention magazine, and a guest on several industry-leading podcasts.