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Online & In-Person Executive Function Coaching for Adults
 

Online & In-Person

near Skokie, Evanston, West Rogers Park, Wilmette & surrounding Illinois

Let's Talk About Executive Functioning Skills: How They Help Adults Succeed at Work, Life, and Everywhere in Between

The term "executive functioning skills" refers to the set of abilities required to achieve success in various settings such as the workplace, school, or home.

Initiate tasks without procrastination
Complete Tasks in their entirety
Focus and filter out distractions as needed
Utilize working memory (ability to hold information for immediate recall)
Organize belongings, work, and maintaining order in your space
Control Impulses & not do the first thing that comes to mind
The ability to use time effectively
Think flexibly & shift plans given a change in conditions
Ability to manage thoughts, behaviors, & emotions in order to achieve long term goals
Manage emotions to achieve positive outcomes

Effective executive functioning skills are essential for performing various activities, such as:

  • managing finances including budgeting, paying bills, and saving

  • punctual attendance at work or school

  • planning and organizing trips or projects

  • making decisions ranging from everyday choices (like what to eat for dinner) to significant life decisions (like career changes)

  • adapting to changes in circumstances whether at work, in personal relationshps, or in daily routines

  • office work

  • planning a family trip 

  • grocery shopping

 

However, individuals facing challenges with executive functioning may find it challenging or even impossible to manage these tasks. If you are experiencing difficulties with everyday activities, it may indicate a problem with your executive function.

Understanding How Executive Function Challenges Connect to ADHD, Autism, and More

Executive function challenges may be indicative of a broader disorder, such as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), Autism, Learning disabilities, or Emotional Disorders.

Recognizing Signs of Executive Function Challenges in Everyday Life

  • Difficulty managing a schedule

  • Challenges preparing for reports or meetings

  • Trouble staying focused on goals

  • Attending meetings or school late

  • Challenges troubleshooting other ideas when conflicts arise

  • Struggle with many simple tasks

  • Extremely low tolerance for boredom

  • Challenges juggling both at-home and work- responsibilities 

Symptoms of Executive Function Challenges in College Students or Professionals

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Executive Function Assessment at Speak with Stephanie Near Skokie, Illinois

Assessing executive function skills can be done informally or through more formal evaluations. As a professional, I conduct a comprehensive assessment that includes a clinical intake, clinical observation, and an executive functioning inventory. Depending on the individual's needs, additional formal assessments may be necessary. Collaboration with other professionals if necessary is also a crucial aspect of my evaluation process, with the individual's consent

What is Involved in Executive Function Coaching

As executive function skills vary from person to person, my coaching approach is tailored to the individual's strengths and weaknesses. My aim is to help individuals capitalize on their strengths and effectively manage their challenges. Through collaborative efforts, we develop strategies and habits that enable individuals to attend meetings on time, manage their time effectively, and complete tasks such as book reports. My coaching services result in measurable improvements in daily work performance, reduced stress, and enhanced ability to manage life's hurdles.

Executive Function Coaching for Adults near Skokie, IL

At my Skokie, Illinois practice, I offer executive function coaching for adults who live near Skokie, Wilmette, Evanston, and West Rogers Park. 

Online Executive Function Coaching for Adults Throughout Illinois, New York, and New Jersey

I offer executive function coaching for adults throughout Illinois, New York, and New Jersey.

If you would like to schedule a free consultation, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

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