Our coaching program is designed to help individuals enhance their executive function skills, leading to improved productivity, organization, efficiency, and overall success in the various aspects of life. Whether you’re a student aiming for academic improvement, an adult professional seeking to excel in your career, or someone simply looking to optimize your daily life, our coaching program is tailored to meet your unique needs.
In the fast-paced and demanding world of the 21st century, strong executive function skills are crucial for navigating complex tasks and achieving goals effectively. That’s why we are here, to be an influential voice in building your executive function skills.
By participating in the Strive Executive Function Coaching Program, you or your child, will unlock their full potential, increase efficiency, and experience a greater sense of self-confidence in life. We are committed to your growth and success, and our coaches greatly enjoy embarking on this transformative journey as you seek to accomplish goals and find your life’s purpose.
If you or your child are disorganized, unmotivated, forgetful, a procrastinator, and you cannot understand why “trying harder” doesn’t work, then let’s discuss what we can do together.
Meet our Director Dr. Erik Konsmo
Your child is unique and gifted
We want to partner with you to guide them toward a life of happiness, independence and productivity. We hope you give us a chance to team your son or daughter with one of our Executive Function coaches who will help develop the life skills necessary to reach their potential.
We can coach your kids to help them:
- Set goals and establish steps to achieve them
- Focus and concentrate
- Begin projects with less procrastination
- Retain information
- Get more organized and keep track of their stuff
- Accurately determine how much time tasks will take
- Finish goals without letting distractions steer them sideways.
- Flexibly alter plans when the obstacles of life interfere.
- Self-monitor how they are doing.
Meet one of our coaches, Holly
Meet our caring and dedicated coaches and learn what makes them a good fit for your student.
I am a teacher with a passion for people of all ages! I love getting to know students and learning about what motivates and excites them. Being a teacher, I also understand the challenges that students often face in an educational setting. I am excited to encourage and uplift students by helping them develop Executive Function skills. My goal is that students learn these skills so they can have more success in all areas of life and feel confident that they can be their best.
In my free time you will find me at the beach, on a trail, or cooking in my kitchen. I also love DIY and home improvement projects. I am so excited to connect with you!
welcome you to the school year!
I have been teaching for over 12 years , grades TK- 6th. Most recently I was a classroom teacher at a sweet private school in Rancho Santa Fe, Ca where I taught fourth grade for 10 years. WhenI left to have my two babies, Skylar ( 3 years old) and Wyatt ( 1 year old) I took a new job as HST at Pacific Coast Academy where I was a liaison for homeschool families. I worked there for three years and loved helping parents teach their own kids. I learned so much about all of the resources, learning theories, and varied curricula that's available to families. I missed the actual day to day of teaching so much though so I will be back to in person teaching part time with elementary students, as well as my new role as an executive functioning coach here at Strive Coaching.
As a mom , and an educator, I believe in kids. I love helping students hone in on their
strengths and build upon goals they have for themselves. I'm excited to partner with all of you this year and watch our students soar!
In my spare time, I enjoy playing board games with my husband of 18 years and two 'tweenage' daughters, camping in the beautiful PNW, cheering on the University of Washington Huskies and Seattle Seahawks, and going to music concerts.
When I am not teaching or coaching, I love to head to the beach, go traveling or head out sailing with my nephews.
I am a retired teacher who taught 6th, 7th, and 12th grade English at a private school in San Diego for 9 years. I also have experience teaching at a public school and with homeschooling. In addition to coaching with Strive, I currently substitute teach and have enjoyed starting a podcast! I love to hike, travel, and spend time with my husband of over 30 years, my two married children and their spouses, my new grandson, and my cute, incorrigible rescue dog.
I love working with students and cheering them on to help them grow and gain the skills needed to achieve their goals. As a teacher and a mom of 2 now-adult kids, I understand it’s tough being a student and also a parent these days. The middle school and high school years are a crucial and challenging, yet special and exciting time. I hope to make life easier for students to navigate by building on their strengths, and positively coaching life-long skills and goal-setting that will lead them toward reaching their goals and full potential.
My educational philosophy is simple. I seek to equip students with the tools to succeed while simultaneously diminishing the stress that easily creeps in to inhibit desire and growth. My joy comes from helping students realize how they can improve themselves by facing challenges head-on. Watching my students soar over obstacles these past 17 years, as I taught preschool through high school ages, has been immensely fulfilling.
When I’m not teaching, I’m coaching Cross Country or Track, as well as Strength and Conditioning since I believe physical health is paramount to success, which keeps me running, hiking, or lifting on an almost daily basis. I combined my love for photography and teaching into a VAPA class at my current school. Seeing the world through a literal lens has brought me a new appreciation for life’s beauty.
My wife Kim and I have two amazing kids – Grant (16) and Claire (2). We feel immensely grateful for the community we get to be a part of.
When I’m not at school, I love to spend time with my family, usually outside enjoying the beach. Our dog Scooby loves to join in on the family fun!
I am looking forward to working with you and your child. I promise to do my best to meet their individual needs as we dive into this new school year together.
about working with students and aiding them in the development of their skills. I earned both my BA and MA from Cal State University San Marcos. While both of my degrees are in History, my work experience is all based in education. My decade-long career includes teaching, tutoring, and coaching across a variety of disciplines ranging from the humanities to math, test prep, and athletics. Most recently, I worked at a private school in Rancho Santa Fe, CA as a lead teacher for middle and high school students. Prior to that, I taught both World and US History at the college level.
I love working with students and encouraging them. It is important to celebrate areas of strength and work on more challenging areas. As with any area in life, I believe that executive functioning skills can be developed and strengthened. Growth in one area helps bring success in other areas. I look forward to partnering with you and helping your students set executive functioning goals and work towards achieving them.
In my free time I enjoy reading and writing, going to escape rooms with my husband, and trying new cooking recipes. I also enjoy spending time with my two-year-old daughter and am excited to welcome our second baby this February. As an athlete, I have a special place in my heart for sports.
The Strive Parent Playbook
Do you want to learn more about how Executive Function Skill can help your child?
Our Parent Playbook is a PDF guide that explains more about Executive Function coaching and the role you can play as a parent in helping your child succeed. By providing your contact information you will receive free email newsletters from Strive Coaching.
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