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Why do I need to work on my executive function skills?

By Justice Abbott on Sep 22, 2022 9:49:14 AM

So, I get the whole executive coaching thing but I'm not an executive, yet. Why would I need to work on my executive function skills before then? When I advance in my career, then I'll need them, right?

Topics: Self-Management Skills Benefits of Executive Function Coaching adults with executive function challenges Executive Function Skills Work Problems Adult Executive Functioning Help Work life Adult Executive Function Skills executive dysfunction in adults executive coach
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Emotional dysregulation... what's that?

By Justice Abbott on May 13, 2022 10:02:47 AM

Lately, I find myself having a short fuse in situations that normally wouldn't cause me to get upset. Just the other day, I couldn't find where I left my keys and I became so frustrated that I snapped at my wife. I apologized but I felt pretty bad about it. I think these heightened emotions have something to do with my stress from work as I have a large project I'm working on. Frankly, I've been pretty overwhelmed with managing all the elements of this project. I can tell my temper is starting to affect the people around me. Is something wrong with me?

Topics: Improving Confidence Emotional Regulation Strategies work-life balance Executive Function Skills Work Problems Executive Dysfunction Emotions Adult Executive Functioning Help
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My working memory... isn't working

By Justice Abbott on Apr 28, 2022 2:13:06 PM

I feel like I have a pretty solid work-life balance but sometimes I just feel like my memory is failing me. Recently, there have been a couple of instances where I agree to plans with friends or agree to help someone out at work but then I completely forget. Of course, this leads important people in my life to feel upset with me. It's not like I'm too busy or don't want to do the thing... I just can't remember. Any advice for supporting my memory?

Topics: Planning and Prioritizing adults with executive function challenges Memory Executive Function Skills Challenges Work Problems
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Where's the evidence for Executive Function Coaching?

By Justice Abbott on Apr 14, 2022 10:50:42 AM

I've recently graduated from college and have started to apply for jobs but I can't seem to stay focused and prioritize the job application process. I had similar issues throughout my college career, where I'd oftentimes miss classes, show up late, or forget to do assignments altogether. I was told these were executive function challenges, and I'm seeing these same challenges persist into my adult life. I think I may need an EF coach, but I've never seen any data or evidence backing up the work coaches claim to do. Why would I waste my time with coaching if there aren't any proven results?

Topics: Planning and Prioritizing Time Management Self-Management Skills Benefits of Executive Function Coaching adults with executive function challenges work-life balance Executive Function Skills Executive Function Coaching Evidence
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How do I know if I need a therapist or a coach?

By Justice Abbott on Mar 31, 2022 11:56:38 AM

I've been feeling depressed lately, partly because I'm overwhelmed at work, but mainly because I have a lot going on in my home life. My negative mental state has started to affect my organizational skills and my job performance and I'm worried that my boss will start to notice. I need help, but I'm not sure who the right professional for me is.

Topics: Improving Confidence Building better habits mental health work-life balance Stress Management Executive Function Skills