Executive Function Coaching helps improve working memory, focus, metacognition, thinking speed, impulse control, task initiation, flexibility, time management, planning/prioritization, organization, problem solving, visual awareness, emotional awareness, as well as goal setting and follow through. We can meet the needs of our clients through one of the following programs or we can customize our services for the individual.
Back to School Basics Tele-Seminar - This program covers the basics of going back to school for school age children ages 12-17 and is offered once a year. Topics that will be covered include organizing your backpack and desk, creating routine & self-discipline, managing your time & prioritization, improving study skills and create better test-taking strategies, planning for short-term and long-term projects, learning styles, and one, one-on-one session to be scheduled individually with the student.
Keys for Success Tele-Seminar- Designed for high school & college students who want to invest in themselves and improve their executive function skills, and create a more successful educational experience, and is offered four times a year. Topics include motivation & self-discipline, organization & time management, study skills, note taking, test-taking strategies, planning short-term and long-term projects, goal setting, problem solving & prioritization, learning styles, and one, one-on-one session to be scheduled.
Chess Coaching - This program offers students the opportunity to reinforce executive function skills through Chess.
Progress Monitoring – We support and monitor student success between sessions through text, email or phone calls.
Fawzya Khosti,M.A.Ed./CI, Ed.D. (abd), Executive Function Coach
Fawzya has extensive experience working in the field of education and social work. She loves helping others reach their highest potential, and she does this by evaluating and addressing issues holistically.
Fawzya's experience includes evaluating children, adolescents (ages 3-18), and adults to determine their social and psychological needs in order to make appropriate recommendations focused on helping the individual minimize challenges and maximize their potential. She has mentored numerous (high school and college) students at Yavapai College while teaching Psychology 101, and she has coached many adult students while working as faculty at Western Governors University in order to help them reach their highest potential. She particularly enjoys working with students to help develop their confidence, self-esteem, and organizational skills.
As an executive function coach Fawzya has worked with a variety of students. She has helped young students with challenges such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and anxiety, improve their executive function skills and become more confident and successful.
In her spare time Fawzya enjoys photography, pottery, and painting. A creative outlet is important to a balanced life because it teaches us to plan, strategize, learn from our "mistakes", and helps us focus and problem solve more effectively.
M. Y. Khosti, B.Sc., M.A.O.M., Chess Coach
Mr. Khosti has a vast and varied background. He learned to play chess while an undergraduate student at Ohio State University in 1963. Since then his career has encompassed familiarity and expertise with the culture, languages, religions, politics, and economics of Afghanistan and the surrounding area. He is fluent in English, Dari, Pashtu, and Farsi. His many and diverse experiences have prepared him to take on any training program. He particularly enjoys working with younger generations.
Mr. Khosti retired from the The Department of Defense as a Cultural Specialist and is now interested in sharing his knowledge and skills related to improving working memory, focus, impulse control, visual awareness, goal setting, problem solving, and strategy through the game of Chess. His career has given him the opportunity to travel extensively and play Chess all around the world, including countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America (including Canada, and the United States of America). He loves the game!
Coach’s Role – The coach’s role is to identify and evaluate a student’s challenges and make appropriate recommendations to help the student create new successful habits that better serve their needs.
Student’s Role – The student’s role is to honestly discuss their challenges and follow through on recommendations. The student’s role includes letting the coach know what is working and what is not working so that the coach can make adjustments to their recommendations and work towards promoting success.
Parent/Guardian Role – The parent/guardian’s role is to provide all necessary information to the coach and to support the student during the coaching process.
Testimonials From Private Executive Function Coaching Students and From Keys to Success Workshop Students:
I am pleased to write this letter of strong recommendation for Fawzya Khostii She's worked with our son for several months, and during that time, her positive impact has been clear. Fawzya is an out-of-the-box thinker, and is constantly coming up with new ways to help our son. She also excels at listening to him and what he's interested in, and then forming plans to incorporate those interests into what she's likely to work on - from electricity to the human body to space she has a seemingly endless capacity for teaching both content material, but also life skills. She challenges our son to think for himself and to try to figure things out, but she's also always ready with a hint or a suggestion to help him along.
Fawzya has also been a keen observer of our son - she's given us a number of ideas of ways to continue to help him. She's quickly picked up on his personality, his likes and dislikes, his preferred activities, and is able to enjoy those with him while simultaneously expanding his horizons and perspectives.
Perhaps the most important thing I can saw about Fawzya is how much our son adores being with her. It's often said that kids can tell who's a good person and who's not; who's kind and authentic and who's just faking it. When Fawzya rings the doorbell , our son goes running to let her in. His little sister is also often right behind, equally excited to see her, and sit in Fawzya's lap while she and our son are working on something. And no matter how long Fawzya and our son are together, when it's time to leave, he always begs for more time with her.
For these and countless other reasons, I cannot speak highly enough and recommend strongly enough Fawzya Khosti. She is a wonderful person and a truly talented coach who's made a significant positive difference in our family's life.
Mark B. (Parent of a 5 year old) - September 2016
Since our son started working with Fawzya, we have noticed improvements in several areas. Our son is highly intelligent and extremely disorganized, and his grades and attitude toward school had always been very poor. With Fawzya's help, he has learned to plan ahead for assignments; something that he had never done before. He has learned valuable organizational and planning skills that he regularly uses in school and at home. We have seen a marked improvement in his ability to cope at school: staying on top of work, getting assignments completed, and turning them in on time. These are all contributing factors to the improvement we've seen in his grades, and more importantly, an improvement in his confidence in himself and attitude toward school. We highly recommend Fawzya as an Executive Function Coach.
Brad & Lisa H. (Parents of a 13 year old)
For me, thinking specifically about how I struggle with time management helped me call myself out on my tendency to procrastinate while I was studying. I think asking myself those questions allowed me to gain self awareness while actively doing something that may have impeded me from learning.
Student - Emily H. (Colorado State University Senior - Class of 2019)
I was a rock star student in high school. Knowing myself freshman year I would have not taken this class...knowing what I know now I wish I had the opportunity to take this class before I started college.
Christopher K., Arizona State University Student, Class of 2020
The idea of different workshops like these never really appealed to me, I didn't think they would really work. But after just one week I can see and feel the difference in my work ethic and organizational skills. This class gives you real skills that you can use every day.
Amanda P., High School Student - Class of 2019
Fawyza has been an amazing help not only to my son but for me. I have has run ins with schools and teachers on behalf of my son. He has difficulty staying motivated and on task with no support from his school, so I heard about the amazing work Fawzya has done for other kids facing the same problems and had to see if she could help him. She has been working with my son for over a month, she has giving me so much hope. My son listens and follows what she says and seems more motivated. Fawzya is giving him skills that has made him become more independent and want to be more successful. She is also supporting me by monitoring my son so I do not always have to be on him about his school work and other reminders, which takes a lot of stress off of us. I feel like I have someone that is on my child's side for once. I appreciate Fawzya's patience and seeing the best in my son.
Sincerely, Cara M. (parent) - January 2018
Fawzya is a woman of high standards and is extremely ethical. She is the one to trust. Fawzya has helped me build my professional resume while coaching me in my business. She always follows through with whatever needs to be done and is very courteous when she replies to your questions in a very timely manner. Fawzya has helped me become more organized person. I can recognize my own improvements in my day to day life. My problem solving skills needed work but with her knowledge I can no longer say this is true. You will never be disappointed with Fawzya. I have experienced it all. I highly recommend Fawzya Khosti so do not hesitate to call her. Do it today and you will be better off for it.
Barbara K., Adult Student - January
"I got a habit makeover!"
Amanda P., High School Student - Class of 2019
Fawzya Khosti has been very helpful by helping me raise my grades, be more organized, assisted in dealing with my dyslexia, and help me function better as a person. And, through Chess has improved my skills to think ahead & memorize strategies. I would highly recommend her.
Gabe M., High School Student - Class of 2019
Fawzya Khosti has helped me grow confidence in my ability to prioritize and manage my time. She is a wonderful woman who strives for the success in her students.
Amelia C., High School Student - Class of 2019
Our philosophy is that everyone is different, and we must customize a program to meet every individual's needs.
Mission: To improve YOUR quality of life by identifying and assessing YOUR challenges and providing appropriate recommendations that promote success.
Vision: To improve the lives of our students, one challenge at a time.
Goals: To identify and evaluate a student's executive function challenges, and to provide customized recommendations that promote success.