Emotional Intelligence, Executive Functioning & Social Skills

How Can I Help?

“The Person being coached is not lacking, they simply need someone to tap into the microphone and turn up the volume so they can hear their own sound”

I offer EQ coaching for Kids, Teens, and Adults!

My ONE- ON- ONE coaching provides fresh insights with proven tools and strategies to put EQ into action by focusing on what you need emotionally to step foward on your goals and become more effective through emotional intelligence. 

I have dedicated my career to helping youth and their families strengthen Emotional Intelligence, Executive Functions skills to overcome barriers and roadblocks to achieve their goals. Together we will rediscover how to truely love yourself, own your own emotions, master your mindset (Mind, Body & Heart) to make better decisions and live a purpose-driven, fulfilling life you crave and love.

 Coaching For Kids & Teens

I have experience working with students who have autism, emotional disabiltlities, learning disabilties, language and articulation delays and disorders, pragmatics and more… Some students get services at School and some don’t due to testing strengths. Some just need coaching on how to practice EQ in School and in life.

Kids feel they don’t have the tools to manage their emotions effectively. Feeling overwhemled and stressed, making it difficult to improve in relationships, effectiveness and overall wellbeing. Parents are looking for ways to help their child gain confidence, build resilent skills and feel emotionally intelligent to thrive in School and life.  These Skills can be taught and practiced (That’s Were My Services Come In!)

Coaching focuses on capitalizing on their strengths, solution focused, through evidenced based-strategies to improve EQ skills. 

 Coaching For Adults

“The value of another perspective is invaluable”

Motherhood is hard, I realized working with mom’s we all feel the same emotions  “ALL THE REAL FEELS” of parenting. Children are like the ocean, beautiful and calming and then BOOM

BIG emotions comes out of nowhere and hits us like a wave… Their behavior is complicated like an ICEBERG, only to see the difficult behavior clearly on the tip of the Iceberg, but very complicated to understand what their feeling underneath. I help mom’s get to the root cause you cannot see! 

I’m not a parenting expert, I don’t teach people how to parent your children, but with my background and education learning how the brain works and studying all about emotions, I help mom’s create positive change by coaching how to use their emotions more effectively and how to understand their child’s behavior… because every behavior is a form of communication.

Mom’s get caught up in the whirlwind of life and forget to take care of themselves mentally and physically. It was only when I started practicing EQ daily, tuning into my emotions that I reclaimed my purpose and clarity.

  • Some days are so hard you feel like calling it quits
  • Other days you are triggered and act on auto-pilot reaction (lose your cool or yell) and regret later. 
  • Running on go go go and trying to fit in more into a day than humanly possible

Sound Familiar? We’ve all been there…but this does not have to be our Reality

I’m on a mission to help moms learn another way than living on autopilot and FEEL less stress and more calm!

Parenting is the toughest job, there’s nothing like it. Emotional Intelligence help parents get through the toughest parent dilemmas. One on One coaching provides tips and tools to gain energy and focus by tuning into what your body, mind & heart needs.

Emotional Intelligence Mastery For Parents

You will receive positive strategies to add to your parent EQ toolkit of simple & proven techniques to practice EQ with yourself and your family.

Parent EQ Toolkit will include:

  • Identify triggers that lead us to lead on auto-pilot reaction (yelling or lose control) and learn effective strategies to respond with purpose to manage stress and anger smarter to avoid reactions we might regret later…we have all been there… 
  • Strategies to strengthen childrens social and emotional learning in 5 key areas
  • Powerful tools to be in alignment with your children in area/topic of struggle.
  • Learn all about emotions and how to rock the F word “FEELINGS”. How to tune into your emotions so you can
  • (recognize, decode, label, understand your child’s behavior) How to get to the ROOT CAUSE
  • Manage health and wellness by strengthing 3 critical areas of self care that will bring you energy and focus (Mind, Body & Heart). Powerful ways to show up for yourself and others for achieving success and the life you crave.

You have the knowledge, energy and skills to solve problems in your life within you, but how can you tap into it? That’s Were My Services Come In! I can support you to stay in alignment and move forward skillfully to put it into ACTION so you can be your best self.

With coaching language can be a catalyst to make positive changes in life and parenting. I’m about to hand you the tools you’ll need to ditch the stress and perfectionism that comes with parenting so you can find what works for you. Make lasting change with a simple but transformational approach you can apply in your own parenting.

Walk away with tools to add to your parent toolkit and next steps to have high EQ to improve your relationships skills, effectiveness, wellbeing and quality of life!

I’d love to be a guide for you as you bring your ideas to life. Come alongside you from feeling exhausted to maintaining energy to achieve your dream goals, and start to love parenting once again and enjoy the journey!

Executive Functioning Mastery

Ever planned your week or day and found that you could not get to everything on your list? I know you desire to have the space in your busy schedule that’s required to accomplish your goals and live out your purpose. I also know that all of this seems so out of reach because the way you’re operating in your everyday life often leaves you feeling overwhelmed, frantic, and exhausted.

It doesn’t have to be that way…Im on mission to help people with less stress more calm..no more living on autopilot go…go…go…To inspire and motivate you to live and lead fearlessly!

Learn specific strategies to strengthen executive functioning (academic performance, work performance, self-regulation, time management, more focus and energy)

This Program includes access to ready use templates and clear simple action steps to:

  • know what needs to be done, move it with MOTIVATION. Strengthen organized thinking that results in goal production, goal behavior, setting and achieving goals.
  • Get clear on goals set, create action steps by breaking down your goals into categories and tackle them a bit by bit. Learn how to make a plan that lets you enjoy the process along the way.
  • Habits to avoid burnout and exhaustion with more energy to execute tasks at the end of the day
  • Effective tools to get things done, organize priorities to complete task, such as, homework, test etc.
  • Recognize HOW to conquer those roadblocks getting in your way from carrying out your plans
  • How to DITCH procrastination to avoid overwhem and stress

I’d love to come along side you to prevent “the crash” and “burnout” to maintain energy and functioning to execute and take action on achieving your Nobel goals. 

Emotional Intelligence Mastery For Kids & Teens

Let me join your tribe and help coach your child practice emotional health so they can be their own personal coach NOW through adulthood. Armed with the tools and knowledge towards feeling empowered. Skills to feel confident, resilient, emotionally intelligent and compassionate kind humans

 Specifically to the needs of child. Most Common skills Are:

  • Problem solving and conflict resolution skills
  • Strengthen Social-emotional growth in 5 key areas
  • Social skills coaching, conversation skills, empathy skills to establish and maintain relationships
  • Confidence coaching, low self-esteem and lack of confidence, build resilent skills
  • Discovering strengths and strategies to engage in them to achieve goals
  • Self-Affirmation/Positive self talk
  • Self-Advocacy skills positive strategies to express needs and wants
  • Self regulation/EQ skills to manage stress and emotions constructively (often leading to anxiety)
  • Skills to kick negative self talk to the curve by shifting thoughts to a (Growth Mindset) using OPTIMISM skills to work through tough situations.

This program is Personal Development for kids & teens to learn effective strategies of what it means to have high EQ skills to improve in effectiveness, relationships, wellbeing and quality of life to succeed in School & future Careers & life!

Mastery Programs Are Developed from a Set of 5 Core Principals to improve (Mind, Body & Heart) to live the life you crave!

Module 1: Emotional intelligence

Gain an understanding of EQ and recognize its value in today’s world. EQ skills to increase Peace & collaboration, Balance & calm, Purpose & meaning. Powerful tools to learn all about emotions, how they help us survive and thrive in life, how to tune into your emotions to make positive changes. Master your mindset to make better decisions and live a purpose-driven, fulfilling life you crave and love.

Module 2: Effectiveness 

Create effectiveness with habits that work for you to accomplish your goals without sacrificing your mental health and relationships. Strategies to align your actions, emotions and energy to achieve what you want most in life. Self-Management/Time Manangement skills to create a bold action plan to break down your goals into categories and tackle them. Gaining energy to priortize your goals, manage your time, effectively manage stress, set and achieve goals with time in your control.

Module 3: Building Sustaining Relationships 

Building strong foundations in relationships in your personal or professional life you desire through connection with yourself and others. This includes Social awareness skills, exercising Optimism skills to be able to navigate in tough situations. Learn simple ways to appreciate what we already have, a gratitude practice into your daily life. Strengthen empathy skills to improve connection, establish and maintain relationships with others.

Module 4: Quality Of Life (Achievement & Satisfication)

Increasing Self-awareness skills to eliminate temporary road blocks, get clear on what you want by recognizing your patterns to effectively solve problems, conflict, and stress. Discovering your strengths and building confidence to engage in your strengths to achieve your dream goals. Overcoming limiting beliefs, shifting your thoughts using a  “growth mindset” to move forward on achieving your goals to have a better quality of life.

Module 5: Wellbeing

Discovering the importance of making self-care a habit so you show up for yourself and others. Creating a routine that works for you to eliminate stress and busyness to create energy and focus to achieve your daily personnal goals. Strengthen 3 critical skills of wellbeing, physical vitality (Body), Mental Clarity (Mind), Social Connection (Heart).

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Who benefits from coaching these skills?

Anyone can benefit from working on specific important components to build and  practice Emotional Intelligence. Whether your parent, teacher, have a learning disability,  teen or young adult, with or even without social emotional challenges.

Coaching is a partnership of equals to strengthen insight, make better choices and achieve purpose. Coaching is a way to partner with our clients, building a trust-based relationship. Ask powerful questions so the client develops clarity. Stand as “guide on the side,” honoring the client’s wisdom so they fnd their own solutions. Engage the client’s strength & encourages the exploration of the emotions that drive action steps. invite the client to see they have the resources and capability to sustain growth.

With guidance, language can be the catalyst to make positive change in your life and your parenting. Coaching helps to strengthen your inner resources so you can be an even more capable and confident parent and partner.

Coaching will provide a better understanding of what Executive Functioning, Social Skills and Social Emotional Intelligence is and most importantly, how it impacts academic performance, self-regulation, time management, relationships and more. How to apply in school, home, work and in life.

Create insight into the power of feelings and navigate emotions by someone who supports you in making a meaningful change.

Learn to get better and work towards feeling confident in social situations so you can feel connected in the community your are in. Coaching provides the right strategies and essential tools to feel connected and thrive in your community which is beneficial and gives opportunities to succeed at work, school and in life.

What is Social Skills?

Social Skills is the term that refers to individual’s ability to interact with other people, understanding social rules, using correct body language, using appropriate language, and using empathy to understand the world from someone else’s point of view.

To connect with others and getting better with social skills is to identify Social awareness. The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The ability to understand social and ethical norms for behavior and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.

  • Perspective-taking
  • Empathy
  • Appreciating diversity
  • Respect for others

Most Common coaching skill sets taught but not limited too:

  • Self-Advocate/talking up skills
  • Collaboration with adults and peers
  • Turn-Taking
  • Greet Others
  • Start a conversation
  • Respond to others
  • Asking for help
  • Social Anxiety
  • Making Eye Contact
  • Body Language
  • Topic Maintenance

What is Executive functioning?

Executive Function“are a set of processes that all have to do with managing oneself and one’s resources in order to achieve a goal. It is an umbrella term for the neurologically-based skills involving mental control and self-regulation.”
-Drs. Gerard A. Gioia, Peter K. Isquith, Steven C. Guy, and Lauren Kenworthy (2000)

Weaknesses in a set of important mental skills that are key to learning and get things done. These skills are controlled by the area of the brain called Prefrontal Cortex.

Areas of weakness include (i.e; organizing, planning and prioritizing, starting and completing tasks, doing things independently, regulating emotions, self-monitoring keeping track of what you are doing and more).

Executive function coaching helps clients identify which skills are strengths and weaknesses, working together on goals to overcome weak executive functions to successfully be able to complete homework on time, manage time with family and friendship to maintain relationships and live independently as an adult.

My coaching program focuses on learning a clear understanding of executive functioning and the many ways it impacts academic performance, self-regulation, time management, and more. Shift our thoughts, awareness on how we link between our emotions and learning to create a better habit change.

Learn essential tools and strategies to help strengthen an individual’s organized thinking and improve motivation and organizational skills. Skills that are holding us back from getting things done, how to balance our time to maintain our  relationships with peers, adults and family.

What Skills Will Be Coached?

It depends on individual needs. Focus is identifying our self-awareness, what is holding us back from connecting with others and what we are struggling in emotionally, socially or academically in the current environment we are in.

Targeting and diving deep into the root cause of the area of our core values, strengths and challenges we have by boosting and putting Social Emotional Intelligence skills into action. Rather than focusing on a particular problem (examples: “poor social skills” “stress management” or “anxiety”) we will focus on competencies that build positive behaviors and reduce negative behaviors to improve in the skill we want to thrive and improve in.  

Looking at how our emotions and behavior is affecting us thrive and then creating a action step plan on how to be successful in those areas.

Emotional Intelligence/Social Emotional Learning skills, 5 main core competencies and Executive Functioning skills. The skills needed to succeed in school and life. Demonstrating and modeling how to apply skills in real-life situations.  

  • Self-Management fosters a means by which to balance emotions in the interest of making progress towards our goals. The ability to successfully regulate one’s emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in different situations — effectively managing stress, controlling impulses, and motivating oneself. The ability to set and work toward personal and academic goals.
  • Social Awareness helps us connect with and understand the people around us. The ability to take the perspective of and empathize with others, including those from diverse backgrounds and cultures. The ability to understand social and ethical norms for behavior and to recognize family, school, and community resources and supports.
  • Self-Awareness The ability to accurately recognize one’s own emotions, thoughts, and values and how they influence behavior. The ability to accurately assess one’s strengths and limitations, with a well-grounded sense of confidence, optimism, and a “growth mindset and self-science.”
  • Relationship Management guides effective interactions with others to make a greater impact.  The ability to establish and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships with diverse individuals and groups. The ability to communicate clearly, listen well, cooperate with others, resist inappropriate social pressure, negotiate conflict constructively, and seek and offer help when needed.
  • Responsible Decision-Making is the ability to make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions of the well-being of oneself and others. To make constructive choices about personal behavior and social interactions based on ethical standards, safety concerns, and social norms. The realistic evaluation of consequences of various actions, and a consideration of the well-being of oneself and others.
  • Executive Functioning Skills, weaknesses in a set of important mental skills that are key to learning and get things done. These skills are controlled by the area of the brain called Prefrontal Cortex. Areas of weakness include (i.e; organizing, planning and prioritizing, starting and completing tasks, doing things independently, regulating emotions, self-monitoring keeping track of what you are doing and more). Skills needed to succeed academically in school and socially with friends and family.

Most common skills topics taught but not limited too. It depends on individual needs.

  • Social and Emotional Intelligence skills
  • Executive Functioning skills managing time and organizing  (i.e; appointments, develop routines, planner, managing priorities, time management)
  • Relationship Management (i.e;Friendships/Maintaining Friendships)
  • Self-Awareness
  • Problem Solving
  • Social Skills/Conversation Skills/collaboration skills
  • Problem solving/Anger Management skills
  • Perspective Taking/Empathy skills to relate and socially connect with others
  • Taking Turns skills
  • Self-Advocate/Speaking up skills/self-determination
  • Unexpected/Unexpected Behavior

How will you provide one on one coaching if out of state or Location far?

I will be your virtual partner using Tele practice/Virtual Learning Live Via Zoom.

Tele practice is a Live web-based platform such as i.e. (skpe, facetime, webcam) communication at a distance. It’s fun, convenient and effective way to provide coaching and services.

Is Coaching Therapy?

No. Coaching provided can be beneficial to therapy, such as exercise and self-care, but it is NOT meant to replace consultation or treatment provided by a certified Speech Therapist, Physiologist, Psychiatry or Therapist. It can’t treat mental health issues such as depression.

Coaching is a partnership of equals to strengthen insight, make better choices and achieve purpose. We…

• partner with our clients, building a trust-based
relationship.
• ask powerful questions so the client develops
clarity.
• stand as “guide on the side,” honoring
the client’s wisdom so they find their own
solutions.
• engage the client’s strength & encourages the
exploration of the emotions that drive action
steps.
• invite the client to see they have the resources
and capability to sustain growth.

“Any human being will blossom in a hundred
unexpected talents and capacities simply by being
given the opportunity to do so.”
– Doris Lessing

What is your coaching approach?

I do NOT believe you should have a one-approach-fits-all mentality as a coach. I assess what approach works best for your child. I am a strong believer and alignment with Social and Emotional Intelligence, I try to be very solution-focused.

Exposure to Mindfulness (Growth mindset), Self-Science, Social Thinking, Social Emotional Learning (SEL),  Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Emotional literacy is typically an integral part of my coaching approach and style.

In our initial session, we will work together to find the approach that will be the most effective with your child.

Coaching Process Focus: 

Initial measure skills with an assessment

Create a Action Step Plan (I have a 3 step action plan process I teach)

  1. Self-Awareness, Learning about ourselves and how to act certain situations. Raising awareness in how we control and use our own emotions so we can build self-awareness of whats holding us back from getting better and thriving in those situations. Gaining awareness of their own emotions, intentions, and thoughts so can they become aware of others.
  2. Practice and build Social Emotional Intelligence skills
  3. Transition to apply skills to use in community (i.e; work, classroom, home, peers and adults etc.)

Using Evidence-based strategies and essential tools of processes that helps you get from where you are, to where you want to be. Teaching Important social components in interactions and social situations needed in everyday in the community. Learning to how to shift our thoughts and the direct link between emotions and learning.

Expectations and measurable goals are set and agreed upon to help achieve action goals to connect with others to succeed at school, work, careers and in relationships.

How long is coaching session and what is the cost?

Typically a session runs 30-55 minutes long. I have a sliding scale $40-$150.00 based on length and sessions needed. While a single session is valuable and leads to identifying barriers of a specific skills to self- regulate Social-Executive Functioning, the real benefit of working with a coach is experienced through an ongoing relationship aimed at achieving your goals, from start to finish by creating long-term positive support.

What is Social and Emotional Learning and Emotional Intelligence?

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

Specific social-emotional skills like self-awareness, self-management, empathy, perspective taking, and cooperation. They are lessons in Emotional Intelligence aka (EQ,EI). In short, getting smarter with your feelings.

Emotional intelligence is the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional and intellectual growth. Mayer & Salovey, 1997.

As humans are predominantly social, understanding emotions in oneself and others is an important skill to have, and a good part of the brain is devoted to that effort.

As such, emotional and social development are tightly linked to one another. Another key component of emotional development, namely emotion regulation, is not less crucial to socialization. In social activities (e.g., being at school), it is often necessary to control emotional reactions, either positive (e.g., excitement) or negative (e.g., frustration) in order to accommodate to norms and goals. Therefore, the development of executive control is central to emotion regulation.

Social-Emotional Learning as described at www.CASEL.org

I’m a strong believer in Social Emotional Learning and teach all my students and clients how to gain self-awareness of our social behavior as its determined by our social cognition.  Has a large affect in how we think and problem solve in situations.

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