Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC
After a decade in corporate management, Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, Founder & CEO of JST Coaching & Training began her coaching career while volunteering at her son’s elementary school. She was asked to work with the “difficult” and “different” students and knew that these insightful, loving children simply needed support, encouragement and patience to help them succeed, leading her to develop the JST Coaching Model used by thousands of coaches and educational institutions worldwide.
Jodi is a world-renowned expert in student and ADHD/Executive Function coaching and the pioneer of the ADHD student coaching movement at a time when coaching young people was considered unrealistic. Jodi developed the first International Coaching Federation accredited coach training focused on coaching students with ADHD, executive function and learning challenges which is now offered around the world in English, Spanish and Turkish. As the co- founder of the Institute for the Advancement of ADHD Coaching and developer of the coaching model used in the Edge Foundation landmark 2-year coaching research study, Jodi is seen by many of her peers as the foremost authority in the field of student coaching. The JST coaching model is cited by researchers and academics as the de facto model for coaching students with ADHD. She has been featured on Behind the Scenes with Lawrence Fishburne, CNN HLN, CBS News Atlanta and on radio programs and in print media nationwide.
Her first book, Empowering Youth With ADHD: Your Guide to Coaching Adolescents and Young Adults for Coaches, Parents, and Professionals provides coaches, parents and professionals with a powerful new guide to improving the lives of students with ADHD through coaching. “This is a ‘whole child’ approach,” says Sleeper-Triplett. “Whether it’s a coach, a parent, or a professional, there is a growing desire for people to learn the techniques that work. Coaching is the missing piece of the ADHD intervention enigma.” She is a contributing author of Becoming Self-Determined: Creating Thoughtful Learners in a Standards-Driven, Admissions-Frenzied Culture, Field & Parker (editors).
Jodi is a Master Certified Coach (ICF), Senior Certified ADHD Coach (IAAC) and a Board-Certified Coach (CCE-Global). She completed her core coach training with the Coaches Training Institute, Success Unlimited Network and the American Coaching Association and continues to expand her knowledge through innovative workshops and coach training programs.
Jodi graduated cum laude from the unique BDIC Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a B.A. in human services/mental health. She is a sought-after speaker on student and ADHD coaching, the recipient of the 2017 ADHD Coaches Organization Founder’s Award, a 2016 CHADD Hall of Fame Award, a member of ACTO, ADDA, AHEAD, APSARD, CHADD and the International Coaching Federation. Jodi lends her expertise to coaches and organizations across the globe including the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO) where she served as president. ACTO continues to promote excellence in coach training adopted an aggressive platform to advance diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the coach training profession developed with Jodi’s leadership.