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 in the 2020-21 school year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. From the outset of school closures in Spring 2020, 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.
The transition to college can be a transformational time. 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. Our coaching helps college students manage time, produce polished work, and gain free time.
“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
“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 to see every student maximize their academic and personal opportunities. Our individualized support empowers students to develop executive functioning skills and have confidence in their abilities. Our holistic approach encourages students to create their own blueprint for academic and personal success, school and community engagement, and overall wellness in a supportive atmosphere.
Our research-backed approach inspires students to harness their own intrinsic motivation for greater personal and academic success. We help students develop the executive functioning skills necessary for success in school and beyond, while emphasizing student wellness. Our work helps students prioritize daily habits, stay organized, and effectively manage their time so that they can reach their goals and have more free time to do the things that inspire them.
We help students cultivate traits for long-term success. Students working with us regularly improve their GPAs from an average of 2.5 to 3.6, raise their SAT scores by more than 300 points, and increase their ACTs by 9 points. Our students have been admitted to top schools such as Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Cornell, UC Berkeley, UCLA, Duke, and MIT, to name just a few. But success is measured by more than grades, test scores, and college acceptances. We believe that success follows when students are more focused and organized, less stressed, and better rested. They are more motivated to learn, perform better in school, are more engaged in the greater community, take healthy risks, try new activities, and ultimately lead more purposeful, rewarding lives.
Our goal? To encourage today's students to thrive by providing the tools necessary for positive learning outcomes in unique circumstances.
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