ADHD Parent Coach Academy

Parenting neurodiverse children is complex – so parents need their OWN expert support.
Help parents get to the root of their child’s challenges and create an environment where their whole family can thrive.  Provide them with practical knowledge, tools, and strategies to reduce anxiety and defiance & create calm and connection.

As a pioneer 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 Parent Coach training capitalizes on over a decade of work supporting parents. It 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 who are ready to lead others through this unique journey. This training is available in English and Spanish.

You may earn Continuing Education credits from AOTA, NBCC, ASHA, and ICF.

Learn about Cindy

If this looks interesting and you have additional questions, please contact Cindy.

Course Details

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Learn the essential science and latest research on how children’s ADHD and Executive Function deficits (Executive Dysfunction) impact them and the entire family system.
Develop best practices and strategies to help parents gain knowledge, strength, and confidence to improve their child’s behavior and performance at home, school, and life.
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.

  • Learn to provide One-on-One 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©
    • Effective Collaborating: Parent, Student, Teacher©
  • Gain comfort and confidence in marketing and networking to expand your referral base and reach new clients.

Included in the ADHD Parent Coach Academy course

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  • Your ADHD Parent Coach Academy (APCA) annual license ($650 value).
  • One free Mentor session each licensed year with Cindy to discuss marketing, client support, presentation support, or business development issues.  Ongoing support is always available through additional mentoring sessions.
  • Marketing and course materials to facilitate your own Calm & Connected© and Managing Homework: Parent Edition© parent workshop series in your community for as long as you maintain an active license.
  • Upon graduation, an invitation to observe the Calm & Connected© parent workshop series live to enhance your knowledge and professional growth.
  • 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.
  • Attend the monthly ADHD Parent Coach Academy Coaches Chat for Licensed Coaches for continued professional development and support on parent coaching, workshop facilitation, marketing, and business development.

Course Expectations & Requirements

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  • There are no prerequisites for this course. Please check with your profession’s continuing education requirements before registration.
  • This course is approved for Continuing Education credit from ICF, AOTA, ASHA, and NBCC. Please let us know if your license or certification requirements are not listed in the Earning Professional Development Credits section.
  • Class is offered over the Zoom platform. Though optional, I prefer that you have your video camera on to maximize involvement.
  • Class participation is encouraged for all class members.
  • Each class is recorded for later 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.).
  • Upon registration, you will receive a reading list. Most readings are optional; however, reading 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD by Cindy Goldrich, which outlines Cindy’s parenting philosophy and approach, is required. This book is not included in the course fee.
  • This course meets for 12 sessions. Each session is two hours. You will also be required to meet with your assigned coaching partner for one hour of discussion and practice at your agreed-upon time for each session.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Please notify us of any planned or emergency absences before the class. Credit hours are awarded based on participation in live classes; however, there is an option to make up a limited number of missed sessions.
  • Completing this course requires submitting all homework, a minimum grade of 80% on the post-course Learning Outcomes Assessment, and completing the Course Evaluation Form. Coursework must be completed within two weeks after the last live session.

Earning CEUs & Professional Development Credits

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PTS Coaching, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID#5650. This Distance Learning-Interactive webinar is offered at 36 CEUs of Professional Development at an Intermediate Educational Level, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply the endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

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

This course is approved for 3.6 ASHA CEUs at the Intermediate Level. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

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 if you meet the credential-specific requirements.

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ICF Continuing Coach Education

If you are interested in receiving Continuing Education for your certification or license and do not see your approval organization here, please contact Cindy Goldrich: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Access to the password-protected Calm & Connected© workshop series and the Managing Homework – Parent Edition© workshop Google slides, course handouts, and marketing materials.
  • Authorization to promote that you are a Licensed Provider and Facilitator of the Calm & Connected© and Managing Homework© workshops within your community. These workshop materials are updated regularly to reflect new learnings, research, and philosophies.
  • One free Mentor session with Cindy Goldrich to discuss marketing, client support, presentation support, or business development issues.
  • Access to the monthly APCA Graduate Coaches Chats, open only to Licensed Providers.

Yes, please see the section Earning CEUs & Professional Development Credits

This course meets for 12 sessions. Each session is 2 hours. You will also be required to meet with your assigned partner for 1 hour of discussion at your agreed-upon time for each session.

Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive an email from PTS Coaching containing a link to complete the seminar evaluation. Once completed, attendees will receive an emailed certificate. PTS Coaching, LLC has a permanent record-keeping system for retaining participants’ names and CEUs earned for a minimum of 7 years from the completion date of the course offering. PTS Coaching, LLC has a system to ensure the privacy and security of participants’ records. If you need to replace a certification at any time, please contact us, and we will be happy to email you a new certificate. Fee for replacement certificate: $25.

We would be happy to accommodate your ADA needs; please email [email protected] or call 516.398.9934 at least two weeks before the seminar date.

We aim for you to be 100% satisfied with your continuing education experience with us. If you contact us more than five days before the event date, you can have a tuition refund, less a $30 cancellation fee. Cancellations received within five business days of the course date are non-refundable, but a credit will be issued for a future seminar, webinar, or online course. Rescheduling for a later program is permitted at any time.
If you withdraw from the course before the 2nd class, we will refund 95% of the payment received. After that time, we offer a prorated credit towards a future course. No credits will be provided after the 5th week except under special/emergency circumstances.

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 participant’s request. A full refund or credit will be issued if a seminar is canceled by PTS Coaching, LLC due to weather, instructor illness, travel issues, technical issues, or other unforeseen issues.

Financial: Cindy Goldrich is the owner of PTS Coaching, LLC, and is the author of 8 Keys to Parenting Children with ADHD and ADHD, Executive Function, & Behavioral Challenges in the Classroom. She receives book royalty payments.
Non-financial: Cindy Goldrich has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

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 to 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.

PTS Coaching is dedicated to providing excellent training programs and maintaining a healthy relationship with all participants. As our trainee, we would like to ask you to please make a complaint to us. We’ll be sure to work to resolve your complaint as soon as possible. Please email Cindy Goldrich at [email protected] within 60 days of completing the course and we will do our best to fix any problems you’re having with the program, procedures, or payments as soon as possible. Upon receiving a complaint, we will acknowledge your matter via telephone or in writing within two business days. If your complaint is urgent, we will prioritize your complaint. We will keep you informed of the progress of your complaint, proposed actions, and the expected timeframe for resolution. We will advise you of the outcome of your complaint in writing.

Please complete the registration form, click submit, skip the payment screen, and email [email protected] the name and contact information where the invoice should be sent.

Prices, Dates & Times

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36-Hour Training:
The cost is $3600 or 3 Payments of $1285
(Price includes the first year’s renewable annual licensing fee of $650)


Fall 2024 – Tuesdays
Nov. 12, 19, 26, Dec. 3, 17, 2024
Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4, 11, 18, 2025
(Skips Dec 10, 24, 31)

Time: 11:30 am Mountain Time (1:30 pm Eastern Time)

Classes are Live-Interactive webinars using the Zoom platform

Tuition Options

Scholarships Available: For individuals who provide support predominantly for people in BIPOC communities that are underserved, please contact Cindy Goldrich for scholarship opportunities. Limited scholarships are available; advance registration is required. Contact Cindy
Discounted Tuition for Military: PTS Coaching, LLC offers this Course at a 30% discount for veterans and active-duty military personnel. Limited seats available; advance registration required. Contact Cindy


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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.