Coach Training

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

Grow, evolve & expand your brain

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. These are often the barrier to success for individuals struggling at school or the workplace have their roots in challenges with executive function skills. 

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 practice. 

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

Perfect for: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Professionals, SENCO's, Educators, Psychologists, Support workers and more.

Who can attend the training?

The training is aimed at professionals already working with children, young people, or adults. It is perfect for teachers, teaching assistants, learning support professionals SENCo’s, educators, psychologists, inclusion managers, support workers, mentors, and coaches. Bespoke training can also be arranged within your school, charity or organisation.

If you want to carry out this approach with children and young people you will need to provide evidence that you have a minimum of three years of work experience with children and young people and submit a copy of DBS (or equivalent) and safeguarding training. 

It is important to note that this course is an additional skills training course and does not replace a life coaching certificate.

If you would like to progress on to the more advanced accreditation you will need to complete supervision with us, collect a portfolio of evidence, and complete further tasks. 


Next Training Dates:


February Course 2022 – Starting 31st Jan  2022

Mondays 1-4pm UK Time


  • 31st January – Session1: Executive Functions, Neuroscience & Behaviour Change
  • 7th February – Session 2: Coaching & Professional Skills
  • 14th February – No session – Half Term
  • 21st February – Session 3: Connection Phase
  • 28th February – Session 4: Collaboration Phase
  • 7th February – Session 5: Support Phase


March Course 2022 – Starting 4th March 2022

Fridays 9.30 – 12.30pm UK Time


  • 4th March – Session1: Executive Functions, Neuroscience & Behaviour Change
  • 11th March – Session 2: Coaching & Professional Skills
  • 18th March – Session 3: Connection Phase
  • 25th March – Session 4: Collaboration Phase
  • 1st April – Session 5: Support Phase


May Course 2022 – Starting 10th May 2022 

Tuesdays 5-8pm UK time


  • 10th May – Session1: Executive Functions, Neuroscience & Behaviour Change
  • 17th May – Session 2: Coaching & Professional Skills
  • 24th May – Session 3: Connection Phase
  • 31st May – No session – Half Term
  • 7th June – Session 4: Collaboration Phase
  • 14th June – Session 5: Support Phase
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