stuff I love


Understood - for learning and attention issues

Coursera - Learning How to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects

Quizlet - simple tools for learning anything

25 Cheat Sheets For Taking Care Of Yourself Like A Damn Adult (BuzzFeed)

ADHD and Sleep - a page devoted to breaking down ADHD, common sleep problems, and—even better—solutions!


Facebook Eradicator (Chrome extension)

I Can't Wake Up (Android)

Just Not Sorry (Gmail)


Cold Turkey

Focus Me

Time Tracker (Mac)

Focus (Mac)

SelfControl (Mac)

Procraster (Mac)

FocalFilter (PC)

Freedom (PC)

ChromeNanny (Chrome extension)


College Prep Podcast

Learning Scientists Podcast

College Info Geek Podcast

What Were You Thinking Podcast

Listen Money Matters Podcast


Crash Course - Art, history, science—lots of topics in an accessible and fun format

Thomas Frank - Creator of the College Info Geek and study skills/productivity podcasts

Gretchen Wegner - An Academic Life Coach who created the Anti-Boring Approach to Powerful Studying

Seth Perler - An Executive Function coach who makes awesome videos about neurodiverse learners (specifically 2e learners)

Executive Functioning overview - Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University

DIY Homework

The Elements - Tom Lehrer

50 State Capitols - Animaniacs

Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us - Dan Pink

What Teachers Make - Taylor Mali

What is Executive Functioning? - Ask an Autistic

Coaching and the GROW model

10 Rules for Success - Simon Sinek

The Marshmallow Test and Self-Control

Learning - How it Works & How to Do it Better with Seth Godin

Growth Mindset: What it is, How it Works, and Why it Matters - Carol Dweck

Sesame Street: Ian McKellen Teaches Cookie Monster to Resist (Impulse control)

The Homonym Song - Tom Wilson

Sesame Street: Me Want It (But Me Wait) - Cookie Monster (Impulse control)

Teach Girls Bravery; Not Perfection - Reshma Saujani

Blame - Brene Brown

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance - Angela Lee Duckworth


How to Raise an Adult - Julie Lythcott-Haims

Motivation Breakthrough - Rick Lavoie

Smart but Scattered Teens: The "Executive Skills" Program for Helping Teens Reach Their Potential - Peg Dawson; Richard Guare; Colin Guare

Lost at School: Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them - Ross W. Greene

The World According to Mister Rogers: Important Things to Remember - Mister Fred Rogers

The Marshmallow Test: Why Self-Control Is the Engine of Success - Walter Mischel

How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character - Paul Tough

Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults - Thomas Brown

Smart But Stuck: Emotions in Teens and Adults with ADHD - Thomas Brown

Empowering Youth with ADHD: Your Guide to Coaching Adolescents and Young Adults for Coaches, Parents, and Professionals - Jodi Sleeper-Triplett

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success - Carol Dweck

Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today's College Student - Arthur Levine; Diane R. Dean

Bringing Up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of French Parenting - Pamela Druckerman

Late, Lost, and Unprepared: A Parents' Guide to Helping Children with Executive Functioning - Joyce Cooper-Kahn

Fierce Conversations: Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time - Susan Craig Scott

Grammar Girl's Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing - Mignon Fogarty

From Chaos to Calm: Effective Parenting Of Challenging Children with ADHD and Other Behavioral Problems  - Janet E. Heininger, Sharon K. Weiss

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action - Simon Sinek

The Dip: A Little Book That Teaches You When to Quit (and When to Stick) - Seth Godin

Finding a Career That Works for You: A Step-by-Step Guide to Choosing a Career - Wilma Fellman

Think Happy, Be Happy: Art, Inspiration, Joy

The Discussion Book: 50 Great Ways to Get People Talking - Stephen D. Brookfield

Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success - Adam Grant

Tutors and schools

Northwest Educational Services - Works with all ages and abilities (Kindergarten through adult) in a supportive, one-on-one environment. Their mission is to help students achieve academic success and develop self-efficacy by learning how to learn. They also offer support to parents seeking best practices for supporting their child’s academic development, and we work with adults pursuing professional growth.

Rielly Kemp-Bye - Math tutor for students in the Seattle-area.

coach training to become a coach

Gretchen Wegner - Offers two types programs for Academic Life Coaches:

  1. Anti-Boring Approach™ Professional Development for school-based and freelance educators (teachers, tutors, academic coaches, school administrators, learning specialists, counselors, and more), and

  2. The Anti-Boring Approach™ Coach Training & Biz Launch program, specifically for self-employed tutors and academic life coaches who want to start or grow their businesses

JST Coaching & Training - Leader in student and adult ADHD coach training. JST Coaching & Training is an accredited coach training provider for the International Coach Federation and The Center for Credentialing and Education. They offer proprietary, research-based, comprehensive coach training programs that teach the core life coaching skills based on the ICF core competencies. They blend in the intricacies of ADHD coaching for students with executive functioning challenges and learning differences to maximize student success.