78: Supporting Your Child Through Executive Function Coaching with Karima Davis and Michelle Porjes


Do you know what executive functioning is?

In this episode, I am joined by two women who have totally changed my life and have helped my family in the most incredible ways, and we are talking all about executive functioning.

Executive function is a set of mental skills that include working memory, flexible thinking, and self-control. We use these skills every day to learn, work, and manage daily life. 

Karima Davis, the owner of Tutor Partners, offers online tutoring and coaching, educational coaching, and parent support. Michelle Porjes is an educational school psychologist who also focuses on executive function coaching.

Over the course of more than 15 years, Karima has worked with students & families from various countries, cultures, and backgrounds, like the Middle East, China, India, Poland, and South America, helping them build confidence and reach academic and personal goals they never thought possible. She did this by not only helping them improve their skills but also their mindset. Her goal is to show today’s students, our next generation of leaders, that they can be successful academically, and at the same time, be happy and fulfilled.

Michelle is an educational psychologist and a school psychologist in the state of California. Michelle believes that helping others is an interactive process of understanding obstacles, setting goals, and making commitments. She helps individuals find solutions to the complexities of life and is known for engaging in thoughtful, reflective discussions in a relaxed, down-to-earth atmosphere. 

In Today’s Episode We Discuss: 

  • How to prepare your children for back to school
  • What executive functioning is
  • When executive functioning is fully developed
  • What parents can do to help their children
  • How to define your values 
  • Making sure your children have the tools they need
  • Tools and resources that are available

I have worked with Karima and Michelle and so have my children. I can’t say enough good things about them and how important this work is for children and adults alike.

Remember, this is for any child no matter what their needs or level is.

Reach out to Tutor Partners to learn more about how you can support your student through Executive Function Coaching. They have workshops coming up that will help you and your students find balance!

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