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The Power of Resilience

Resilience is like a bouncing ball. No matter how hard you bounce it, the ball springs back into action! That’s what we want for our children – to have the ability to bounce back after tough experiences and be ready, willing and able to “play” again. Past generations didn’t think about resilience in the same […]

How Children and Adults Can Build Executive Functioning Skills

How Children and Adults Can Build Executive Functioning Skills

The internet is fraught with information on EF, ADHD, learning disabilities and related disorders.  Choosing where to find reliable data can be difficult, but thankfully there are an increasing number of websites to browse.  I decided to subscribe to the newsletter from the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University and I’ve found that […]

Executive Function Coaching – A Confusing Choice

Executive function (EF) coaching This is a process in which a student and coach co-create a plan that identifies areas of EF strength and weakness. Together they put together action steps and strategies to support the student in strengthening their lagging EF skills, while improving and maintaining a lifestyle that promotes health and well-being. During […]

How do Executive Functions Relate to Child Development?

A key piece of information is that executive functions don’t develop at the same rate for every person Many years before I became a coach and trainer, I worked as a behavioral assistant for adults in residential facilities with severe developmental delays. Despite years of neglect and lack of support, I found that these adults […]

4 Reasons to Work with a Mentor Coach

4 Reasons to Work with a Mentor Coach

Guest Blogger, Jo Ann Skinner, PCC, JST Director of Mentoring & Assessment Mentor Coaching is focused on increasing the mentee’s proficiency in coaching while integrating the ICF Core Competencies.  The mentor coach advises and guides mentees to deepen their learning to become more effective in their role as a coach. So why should YOU hire […]

Diversity, Culture, Inclusion and Belonging

I have served on the Board of the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO) for the past two years and I am pleased to be starting my term as President this June. During this period of time, I have been exploring all aspects of the organization while soaking in the wisdom and energy of coach […]

A New Tool for ADHD Coaches and their Clients

“Even the simplest tool can empower people to do great things.” – Biz Stone We are pleased to announce the development of a new tool for life coaches and ADHD coaches to gauge the benefits of coaching for college students.  Co-developed by Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, this tool is the ADHD Benefits of Coaching Scale for College […]

Coaching Cats

You may be wondering if this is the same as herding cats. Well it’s not! Cat coaching is a calm, mindful process, unlike herding, that leads to more satisfaction for the coach than the cat. Well, at least that’s what I think, but my cat might not agree. For those of you who are not […]

Coaching is a Life Choice

Life is about making choices, seeing those choices through, and living through consequences. ~ Molly Bloom I love coaching – being coached as well as coaching others. Coaching allows me to gain new perspectives about my life, my work and about other human beings. Years ago, if anyone had suggested I find a coach, I […]

Coaching Can Help When Anger and Frustration Get in the Way

For many months, I have watched the news, read articles and looked at online posts about the alarming Migrant Separation Policy. I find it difficult to put my feelings to paper, as they are filled with anger at the current policies and with grief for the children and their parents. Having unexpectedly lost a child myself, […]