Executive Function Coaching
Executive function skills are a set of mental processes that help connect past experiences with present actions. People use them to perform activities such as planning, organizing, prioritizing, paying attention to and remembering details, as well as managing time and space. If a person has trouble with executive functions, these things are more difficult to execute in school, in the workplace, and at home. Executive function challenges are also impacted by emotional disregulation.
I work with clients 6th grade through adulthood.
For the school-age client, learning how to record and track assignments,
keep an organized notebook and backpack, manage time and efficiency, complete assignments on time, turn in assignments, study for
tests and quizzes, break long-term projects into workable parts, advocate
for self, and most importantly enjoy the experience along the way, are key elements to my executive function coaching.
For the adult client in their work or home environment, my coaching also
focuses on the mentioned key elements of organization and time
management, as well as goal setting and staying on task. My coaching is intensive in that I stay connected with a client as often as needed, between scheduled sessions, supporting, reminding and cheering them on. Change happens with clear goals, consistency and positive feedback and support.
Whether you have a child in need of support to get through the rigor of
school, are a college student wanting to succeed, or you are an adult who is experiencing a lack of control, with all that life throws at you, I am flexible, intuitive, and creative in providing the support needed. I indivualize a support plan to meet your specific needs and am available to all my clients 24/7.
Challenges with executive function and motivation may be due to:
- Slow Processing Speed
and/or Working Memory
Metacognition: "Thinking about your thinking" is critical to strengthening one's executive function skills. It is building awareness.
Creating systems and routines, that help foster EF skills,
are a priority in my work.
Consistency is key....skills need to be practiced over and over again. Change occurs over time.