Denslow and Cam trained ADD coaches for over two years as faculty members of The Optimal Functioning Institute where Denslow served as Director of the Coaching Lab. They are graduates of OFI's 18-month program in ADD Coaching (developed by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC). They each have other extensive training as both Life and ADD Coaches. They began developing the Coach Approach for Organizers™ training curriculum in 2005 and have continued to refine and enlarge it together.
Two Assistant Trainers have joined the Coach Approach training team. Graduates of the program and Certified Organizer Coaches®, their backgrounds and experience are described below.
Denslow Brown, CPO, CPO-CD, SCAC, MCC is the founder and Director of Training of the Coach Approach for Organizers™. Her own background, experience, and training have uniquely qualified her to launch this pioneering program. Widely quoted and consulted, she is a leader in the organizing, ADD and coaching fields. Her full bio and list of professional credentials are listed at www.OrganizerCoach.com. Denslow:
- Has been an organizer since 1974.
- Is the only person to have achieved the highest (Master) levels of certification in the coaching, ADD coaching and organizing fields.
- Provides much of the ADD training to members of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) and has been a frequent conference presenter for NAPO, ADDA and CHADD.
- Is a mentor coach to organizers and coaches who are building or transforming their businesses, as well as a coach to adults with ADD.
- Is committed to her own on-going training as a coach. She has been trained by Laura Berman Fortgang, MCC (Life BluePrint®), Steven Filante, PCC of CTI, Wilma Feldman (Career Coaching for ADD-LD Adults), Barbara Luther, MCC (Coach Business Planning), Paulette Rao, MCC (Results Coaching System) and Marion Franklin, MCC and others.
Cameron Gott, PCC, SCAC is the co-developer and senior trainer of the Coach Approach for Organizers™ program. An ADD coach, Cam works with professionals who want to match action with intention and take their game to the next level. Besides coaching adults with ADD, Cam mentors ADD coaches-in-training and writes about a variety of ADD work topics at his Global Creative blog . He is the chief architect of The AEC Model utilized in our advanced ADHD coach training course. With a background in education, Cam took his first coaching training in 1998 and subsequently received training and certification through the demanding program at The Coaches Training Institute™.
Andrea Sharb, ACC, CPO®, COC®, a charter graduate of Coach Approach for Organizers™ Foundation Program, now works with Coach Approach as an assistant trainer. She is credentialed by the Institute for Applied Coaching™ as a Certified Organizer Coach® (December, 2009). She is committed to on-going training and began studying in 2011 with Doug Silsbee, PCC (author of Presence-Based Coaching). She is currently enrolled in the 18-month Level III CPO-CD® Training Program of the Institute for Challenging Disorganization® and the advanced CA course, Coaching the ADHD Client from Awareness to Completion.
Andrea’s past experience as a corporate trainer, her positive experiences as an organizer coach, and her belief in the power of integrating organizing and coaching make her a strong addition to the Coach Approach training team. Andrea’s business, S.O.S. ~ Sharb Organizing Solutions, LLC, specializes in serving women in transition. Her most rewarding work is with clients who are chronically disorganized, especially those with ADHD, compulsive shoppers, and people with hoarding tendencies.
Andrea is an active member of the International Coach Federation, ICD, NAPO and CHADD. Past President of the NAPO-Ohio Chapter, she currently serves as Director at Large of the North Coast Ohio Chapter of NAPO and Treasurer of the Cleveland Coach Federation.
Yvonne Trostli, COC®, a charter graduate of Coach Approach for Organizers™ Foundation Program, now works with Coach Approach as an assistant trainer and development advisor. She is credentialed by the Institute for Applied Coaching™ as a Certified Organizer Coach® (February, 2010). She is committed to on-going training and is has just completed the advanced CA course, Coaching the ADHD Client from Awareness to Completion.
Yvonne holds Master’s Degrees in Journalism and Counseling Psychology. Her past experience as a psychotherapist, educator, and developer of educational programs and materials, her positive experiences as an organizer coach, and her belief in the power of integrating organizing and coaching make her a valuable resource for the Coach Approach program.
In her work with clients through her business WholeLife Organizing, Yvonne helps people discover a life that really works for them, is sustainable, and also supports the Earth. Her most rewarding work is with chronically disorganized clients who have brain-based challenges, such as ADHD, and want to make lasting changes.
Yvonne is an active member of ICD and NAPO. She served as Professional Development Director of the NAPO-North Carolina Chapter and Editor of the ICD newsletter, “The Chronical”. She also collaborated with Denslow on developing and writing The Processing Modalities Guide (published in 2010), and is deeply committed to further teaching and developing this material.