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 dysregulation.
Those with ADHD often experience a higher degree of executive functioning challenges. This can create a high level of shame, anxiety and depression. There may be confusion why tasks are so easy for some, yet difficult for others like themselves.
My coaching is action based, meaning that I focus on the DO-ing. Change happens over time, in small increments. With support in the DO-ing, one can actually build and strengthen executive functions, replacing old patterns of behavior that interfere with success.
Whether you have a child in need of support to get through the rigor of
school, 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 individualize a support plan to meet your specific needs and am available to 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.