I was at the CHADD conference in Orlando this past November when the coaching community was struck with some very bad news. We learned that one of our own, Victoria “Vickie” Ball, had passed away unexpectedly.

Vickie was one of the first ADHD coaches in the US and she was in private practice for over 10 years. Previously, she was a career counselor with over thirty years experience. She was a former Hallowell Center Coach and a Master CTI Coach, and she was very active in ADDA, ACO, and the Rhode Island Adult ADHD Support Group. Both Vickie and her contributions to the field of ADHD coaching will be greatly missed. (I wish I had a picture of Vickie to post here but unfortunately I wasn’t able to locate one.)

Before she passed, Vickie attended the 2011 Virtual AD/HD Conference, and she was due to receive a conference binder from the event containing recordings of all 20 sessions, along with transcripts and slides. Vickie’s sister Susan generously decided that we should give away this binder to an adult in need.

Therefore, in honor of Vickie, we will be pleased to choose at random from everyone who leaves a comment on this post telling us why you would like the conference binder and how you will use it (certain restrictions apply*.) Visit the 2011 agenda to take a look at the presentations featured in the binder.

*This giveaway is limited to adults with a US shipping address who were unable to attend the 2011 Virtual AD/HD Conference. Must submit your entry comment by Wednesday January 25 at 11:59pm EST.

 

Update: The 2011 Virtual AD/HD Conference binder has been awarded to George. Congratulations, George!


Jennifer Koretsky About Jennifer Koretsky

Jennifer Koretsky, SCAC is the Managing Partner of the ADD Management Group, LLC and Chief Executive Officer of ADHDmanagement.com. She is a Senior Certified ADHD Coach, and the author of Odd One Out: The Maverick's Guide to Adult ADD.

Comments

  1. I would love to get a conference binder, and would use it to learn about ADHD. I had hoped to attend a number of the conference sessions but scheduling issues made it impossible. Though I was a psychology major, ADHD (then ADD) had not been accepted by the APA and there was no information in the DSM (then III). I have a lot to learn, and there are some great topics and I was only diagnosed in October 2011. Thanks- George

  2. I would also love to get a binder! I’m most interested in 3 sessions – innattentives, letting go of stuff, and sleep. These are all things I need help with and if I can just get these 3 things under control I know I will do so much better in my life. Thank you!

  3. Kelly Dale says:

    I attended the conference this year and really got a lot out of it so I am not entering the raffle I just want to say that I am so sorry about the loss of Vickie. She sounds like a wonderful person I hope she is at peace.

  4. Kathy Vetro says:

    Wow, first, I am so very sorry for the loss of a fellow ADHD coach and most likely a friend. I would love, appreciate and use that binder! My husband and I were both laid off in the early fall and I am struggling to find employment and need to get myself better organized for a future employer! I appreciate all you do!

  5. Ann B. Tweedy says:

    I knew Vickie Ball through the Hallowell Center in Sudbury, Mass., and was a client of hers for several months. She was a wonderful person to work with, and she had many ideas and suggestions that made living with ADD so much easier. She had a warmth and humor that made working with her a pleasure. She will be sorely missed in the ADD community. I would be honored to have the binder to use in her memory, although I just read the “small print”, and now realize the entry date has passed (oh, dear). My heartfelt condolences go out to her family. Ann

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