EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING & ORGANIZATIONAL LIFE COACHING
Green Ivy Educational Consulting empowers students to develop the executive functioning skills — organizing, planning, prioritizing, and regrouping — needed to thrive in and outside of the classroom. Our work is based on the time-management and wellness strategies of internationally recognized author, educator and school strategist Ana Homayoun, who founded our Silicon Valley office in 2001.
Our organization-based methods allow students to confidently navigate today's unique educational environment, specifically as schools may alter between remote, hybrid, and in-person learning options. We have developed foundational frameworks to guide students through uncertainty and changing opportunities. Our adaptable curriculum and personalized coaching provide students with valuable tools and guidance, encouraging them to develop their own blueprint for success and become more empowered, engaged, and thoughtful learners in an ever-changing world.
Middle school students can easily become overwhelmed juggling short- and long-term assignments, extracurricular activities, and family obligations. We help students develop critical organization, time management, and prioritization skills that encourage personal productivity and reduce stress.
High school is a time of great growth and opportunity. Our work encourages students to develop their own personal and academic blueprint for success within their school and greater communities. In doing so, our students are able to create deliberate strategies for high school and beyond.
Applying to college, and the transition to college, can be a transformational time of growth and development. We know that students who develop positive daily habits around organization and stress-management are more likely to actively take advantage of new opportunities and resources.
"I LOVE how [my daughter] is thinking and planning ahead, it is truly amazing, and SO noticeable from a family perspective - this is the first time there is any free time that isn’t taken over with stressing about all the work that needs to be done - an incredible feeling!
- Amy N., Parent in New Jersey
"I’ve been meaning to tell you how much I appreciate the impact you and your team have had on [our son]. We were facing some serious challenges by the end of middle school. Although there are a variety of factors that have made a difference, Green Ivy was able to change the trajectory in a meaningful and significant way. [Our son] has grown and matured tremendously these past 4 years, and the good habits and life skills he’s acquired along the way will serve him well in the future. Thank you for making a difference."
- Parent of a Palo Alto High School Student
“We had such a great experience working Green Ivy. The process and expectations were clearly defined in the beginning and were done so in a professional and transparent manner. Our daughter really enjoyed working with Rick and had a huge increase on her SAT score. So much so that she only took it once! We highly recommend Green Ivy and will be back with our next two girls.”
- Parent of a Los Altos, CA high school student
“Thank you so much for your uplifting talk! You provided lots of great tips and in such a positive way. I am sure it was very helpful to the participants, I know it was for me!”
- Laura S., Parent, McLean, VA
April 2021, Virtual Talk Sponsored by the Safe Community Coalition
“Our high school aged son has worked with Ana via Skype from London for the past year. During this time, we have seen a marked improvement in his organizational skills, as well as a dramatic increase in his grades across all subjects during this time, and he now has a 3.7 GPA! We are especially thrilled that he has become a more confident and motivated student since working with Ana, and that he is finally able to complete his work efficiently and has time for other activities. In addition, she has taken a lot of the 'parental angst' out of the homework situation. Most remarkably, Ana has the unique ability to work with teenagers in a way that makes them feel good about themselves.”
- Parents of London, UK high school student
“Green Ivy has been absolutely wonderful for my high school son! He has benefitted tremendously from a range of support and mentoring, from executive functioning to planning out big projects to specific tutoring... Through my son's regular sessions with Green Ivy, he has come to discover and appreciate his academic strengths, learning needs and motivations and what he needs in place to flourish.”
- Parent of a Palo Alto High School Student
How we are different
At Green Ivy Educational Consulting, we want every student to maximize their academic and personal opportunities. Our individualized support empowers students to develop executive functioning skills, and explore new interests. We know students thrive when they develop a workable system to juggle academic and extracurricular endeavors in a way that simultaneously supports social and emotional well-being.
Our research-backed approach inspires students to harness their own intrinsic motivation for greater personal and academic engagement. We help students get organized, prioritize daily and weekly tasks, identify distractions and effectively manage their time and energy. In doing so, we coach students to develop lifelong skills and envision their own blueprint for success.
For over twenty years, our holistic approach has helped thousands of students and families experience real, impactful results. Students working with us have seen marked improvements in their GPAs and standardized test scores and are enrolled at highly selective schools around the country. Most importantly, we see students become more motivated to learn, more engaged in their school and greater communities, and more willing to take healthy risks. In doing so, our students become more open to trying new activities, developing unique interests, and ultimately leading more purposeful, rewarding lives.
Our goal? To encourage today's students to thrive in and outside of the classroom.
Books by Ana Homayoun
“Ana Homayoun has written the very book I’ve yearned for, a must-read for teachers and parents. I have been recommending Ana’s work for years, but Social Media Wellness is her best yet; a thorough, well-researched and eloquent resource for parents and teachers seeking guidance about how to help children navigate the treacherous, ever-changing waters of social media and the digital world.”
Author of New York Times bestseller “The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed”
"An essential book...The Myth of the Perfect Girl challenges both girls and the adults who care about them to deeply reflect on the most important issues girls will face as they reach their full potential."
author of Queen Bees and Wannabes
"Ana Homayoun gets it! Combining an extraordinary feel for what boys face in schools these days with an enormously shrewd, practical sets of tips on how to get organized and excel, this book hits a home run. Brief, to-the- point, and clear, this book is an invaluable, unique tool."
Edward Hallowell, M.D
author of Super Parenting for ADD and Driven to Distraction
"That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week provides an innovative and practical approach to helping boys find success. Ana Homayoun presents straightforward, easily implementable solutions that will help transform the lives of boys and parents. A wonderful read!"
author of The Wonder of Boys and The Minds of Boys