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INTEGRATIVE EXECUTIVE FUNCTION COACHING

Individualized Coaching to Support Executive Function, Anxiety and Wellbeing

WELCOME

Something has brought you here. Maybe fear or anxiety is keeping you from getting started on an important task or project. Maybe you're feeling challenged to keep up with your work and daily schedule. Maybe completing things is just not happening, as much as you want it to. I'm so glad you're exploring options.

In my experience as a coach, I've learned there is no one size fits all approach. 

If you're looking to learn and practice an individualized set of skills and strategies to help you reach your goals, you are in the right place. Patient Minds works with you to help you understand your strengths and your vulnerabilities to begin to understand yourself better. We work together to create a set of skills, strategies, and tools that are most effective for you to help increase your focus and attention, learn what is happening in your brain, identify barriers, and come up with a plan to move forward. We get there together by taking a unique path that will meet your needs and goals.

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EXECUTIVE FUNCTION COACHING

Individualized Coaching for Building Skills & Self-Awareness

There are many layers to Executive Function Coaching, and I approach each client from a holistic view. We consider your current academic or work tasks, what your environment is like, what additional support you may need, and what your most immediate needs or goals are. If you aren’t sure, that’s okay. We’ll take the time during the intake session to begin figuring that out together. 

Coaching may include the following:

  • Assessing your strengths and vulnerabilities and building on your strengths

  • Defining goals you want to work on, and experientially practicing and putting skills and strategies into place

  • Areas to address might include: Task Initiation, Time Management and how to work through resistance and procrastination, Prioritization, Organization, Planning, Self-Awareness & Self-Advocacy, Focus & Attention, Metacognition, Stress Management and Work/Life Balance & Wellbeing

  • Working together to find an approach that best meets your unique learning and processing needs

  • Learning how to self-advocate and ask for help

SUPPORT FOR DEVELOPING SELF-AWARENESS & COPING WITH ANXIETY

Accessible Mindfulness and Somatic Practices, Especially for Differently Wired Brains

Often, clients will find it beneficial to combine work with both learning about the brain and how that connects to anxiety as well as understanding more about how to pay attention inside and outside of themselves.

By learning mindfulness, movement and breathing strategies, clients can increase their focus, cultivate a calm mind and strengthen resilience when practicing together in coaching sessions through moments of discomfort.

Some Approaches that may be used:

  • Directly teaching concepts, skills, concrete Neurodiverse friendly mindfulness practices with visual supports that we reflect on together 

  • An active learning approach to learn more about the brain, anxiety, and the nervous system

  • Teaching specific skills to address anxiety and overwhelm

  • Strategies for addressing your inner critic

  • How to address shame and coping mechanisms that may not be working

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MODALITIES USED DURING COACHING

STRATEGIES FOR SUPPORTING EXECUTIVE FUNCTION

Learn Specific Skills for Your Needs Which Could Include:
*Time & Project Management
*Organizational Skills
*Developing Self-Awareness and Self-Advocacy

MINDFULNESS THAT SUPPORTS NEURODIVERSITY

* Learn What Mindfulness is and How it Can it Support Differently Wired Brains
* Breaking the "Rules" of Mindfulness to Make it Accessible to Everyone

LEARNING ABOUT YOUR BRAIN

*Gain an Understanding of How Anxiety Impacts Your Brain, Which in Turn Impacts Work, Focus and Learning

TRAUMA INFORMED APPROACH

Helping You Feel Empowered Through Choice & Confidentiality

SOMATIC AND BREATHING PRACTICES

Learn Breathing & Movement Practices to Support Self Regulation

LEARNING ABOUT YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM

*Gain a Greater Understanding of How Stress and Your Nervous System are Interconnected
*Learn Skills to Support and Calm Your Nervous System

IS COACHING RIGHT FOR YOU?

Coaching may be right for you if you:

  • Are available to meet typically once a week and to be an active participant in building your capacity

  • Understand that we move slow to move fast, and we don’t rush the process

  • Are ready to take a look at some of the beliefs that have been holding you back

  • Want to develop greater self-awareness and to feel empowered to make different choices

  • Want to learn skills for self and emotion regulation

  • Want to co-create an individualized toolbox of skills and strategies

  • Want to gain a greater understanding of what is happening in your brain when you are experiencing anxiety, overwhelm, or procrastination

  • Are ready to feel supported as you make incremental changes

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A BIT ABOUT ME

I am an experienced coach with a warm, compassionate, and down-to-earth approach.

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Holly has 20+ years of experience in the field of education and coaching. Additionally, she possess several hours of mindfulness training, to include specific training to support those who are Neurodiverse. Holly has training in areas of mental health to support a holistic approach to working with her clients, knowing that all areas of life are connected to create wellbeing.

Holly uses multiple approaches when working with her clients, knowing individuals are most successful when provided with alternative ways of approaching a situation a task. She believes each person has a unique learning style, and invests the time to build a relationship with her clients to create a safe environment. Holly has developed a particular interest in working with clients who benefit from strategies to cope with stress and anxiety, in addition to support with executive function skills.  She enjoys teaching clients skills for greater self & emotion regulation and developing greater self-awareness. Holly cultivates a learning and coaching environment that reflects a strengths based and growth mindset approach.

Holly is a member of the ADHD Resource Group of Northern Virginia, Chesapeake Bay Organizational Development Network (CBODN), Association for Talent Development (ATD) and has worked as adjunct faculty at Marymount University. In addition to her role coaching, Holly is a Trauma-Informed Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor and has her E-RYT-200 certification.  She presents and teaches on topics related to Coaching, Neurodiveristy, Stress Management, Mindfulness and Wellbeing. Holly has her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction.

When Holly isn’t working, she enjoys being in the outdoors, hiking, kayaking, spending time with her husband and rescue dog or reading a good book under a tree. 

TESTIMONIALS

Partnering With You is a Priority

Holly has such a gentle and compassionate way of way of working with her clients, offering them valuable skills.

Renata Fire, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Holly is extremely flexible and easy to collaborate with, and such a calming positive presence.

Coaching Client

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Falls Church, VA

703.217.1393

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