Coach Training

Connections in Mind is committed to improving access to executive function coaching for children, young people and adults from all backgrounds. One way we do this is by providing world-class executive function coach training.

Helping people to develop essential skills.

Executive function challenges are often the barrier to success for individuals struggling at school or the workplace. Executive function coaching is a client/student-led approach to behaviour change. It helps individuals to develop self awareness and to form new habits, enhancing their lives and helping them become more successful at mastering the skills they need to flourish.  


Our Coach Training Course

Most people have an array of executive function skills strengths and weaknesses. Identifying those challenges can help in order to devise strategies to overcome these weaknesses. The malleable nature of the brain’s neural pathways means we can all learn techniques to overcome executive function challenges. 

 Executive Function Coaching can be delivered as a bespoke intervention or integrated into an existing supportive practice. The course offers a new EF lens that you can adopt into your practice, with knowledge and practice in delivering EF aware coaching to neurodiverse clients. 

What does the course cover?

  • An overview of basic neuroscience and neuroplasticity
  • What executive functions skills are and how to communicate their impact
  • How the pre-frontal cortex operates
  • How emotional processing relates to executive function skills
  • Basic coaching and motivational interviewing skills
  • Evaluating how ready a client is to make changes
  • How to support clients to develop executive functions skill goals
  • Supporting clients to develop new habits and strategies
  • Supporting clients to maintain progress
  • How to capture impact and to support clients to evaluate their own progress
  • The Connections in Mind Connect, Collaborate and Support model of coaching


Click on the videos below to hear the team answer some of your questions. 

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What next: further training?

Your Facilitator

Casey Anley is CiM’s in-house educational psychologist. She is passionate about all things executive functioning, and is determined to spread awareness of how we can all understand and support our brains better. She has worked in schools as a teacher, counsellor and SENCO, in universities as a lecturer, and run a part-time private practice for therapy, assessment and EF coaching. Casey thrives on sharing her experience of working in these various contexts through her practical, engaging training style.

Book on to our free weekly Q&A Session...

Book a time to speak with our course facilitator Casey Anley who will  be able to answer any questions you may have.

Our Upcoming Training Dates

Spring 2.0 2024

Mon: 8am-11am GMT

  • 8 Jan (30 min): Tech Check & resources released (optional, but recommended!)
  • 15 Jan: Session1 – Executive Functions, Neuroscience & Behaviour Change
  • 22 Jan: Session 2 – Coaching & Professional Skills
  • 29 Jan: Session 3 – Connection Phase
  • 5 Feb: Session 4 – Collaboration Phase
  • 2 week break over UK half term (Prac task included)
  • 26 Feb: Session 5 – Support Phase
  • 11 March: Open-book assessment due 

Summer 2024

Tues: 9am-12pm BST

  • 19 March (30 min): Tech Check & resources released (optional, but recommended!)
  • Easter holidays – 3 week break
  • 16 April: Session 1 – Executive Functions, Neuroscience & Behaviour Change
  • 23 April: Session 2 – Coaching & Professional Skills
  • 30 April: Session 3 – Connection Phase
  • 7 May: Session 4 – Collaboration Phase
  • Prac Week – no live session 
  • 21 May: Session 5 – Support Phase
  • 4 June: Open-book assessment due.

Summer 2.0 2024

Thurs: 4pm - 7pm BST

  • 21 March – 30 min Tech Check & resources

  • Easter holidays – 3 weeks

  • 18 April – Session 1: Executive Functions, Neuroscience & Behaviour Change

  • 25 April – Session 2: Coaching & Professional Skills

  • 2 May – Session 3: Connection Phase

  • 9 May – Session 4: Collaboration Phase

  • Prac Week: No live session

  • 23 May – Session 5: Support Phase

  • 6 June – open-book assessment due.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE of our Training Ts and Cs before booking your spot on the training. 


Hear from our graduates:

Want to hear how others use their training in their work?

You are welcome to take a listen to our recent webinar and podcast episode we recorded with participants of our training. 

Have you heard about our other training programmes?

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