Interested in taking this course?

Complete the application to join the Executive Function Coaching Academy during our next open enrollment

Do you want to make a BIG difference in the lives of struggling students?

Then you are in the right place ✅

I'm Sean McCormick, the founder of Executive Function Specialists and the author of this course. When I started tutoring as a side-business in 2020 from my main job as a special education teacher, I had no idea how vast and deep the need for executive function coaching was. Within 10 months of starting my business I needed to hire team members to meet the demand and was able to resign from my tenured teaching position in a school district because SO many people need help with their executive function challenges. After two years of refining and perfecting my process for providing executive function coaching, I am laying out the foundational steps provide this type of support for students and families in this course. I am confident that if you invest the time, energy and enthusiasm into learning the skills I teach here, you too can make a BIG impact on the lives of families and students. It won't be overnight, but this course is most certainly an EXCELLENT step in the direction of being an Executive Function Specialist.

This course is for you if...

  • You are a professional who wants to be able to effectively work online with students who have executive function challenges

  • Other trainings you have found feel outdated and not targeted toward students who use technology on a daily basis

  • You are willing to put in the work to improve yourself as an educator and complete all chapters and reflective questions

This course is NOT for you if...

  • If you are wary of technology and think paper planners are the only way to help students get organized

  • If you think you will be able to watch the videos one time and "get it" without any practice or follow through

  • If you are looking for an in-depth, scientific review of what executive function is -- this course is practical and focused on directly serving students

Course curriculum

    1. Watch "A message from your instructor" video

    2. Review community agreements, course information, course description and student learning outcomes

    3. Print or download the course completion Checklist

    4. Join the Private Facebook Group by clicking the link below

    5. Complete the Pre-Course Survey

    6. Read "What are executive functioning skills?"

    1. Watch "the Science of Executive Function" video

    2. Complete "The Science of Executive Function" quiz

    3. Answer the "Science of Executive Function" reflection questions

    4. Read "Executive function coaching: The definitive guide (2022)"

    1. Review "What do you do once a student signs up for services?" resources below

    2. Watch the "Getting Started With A Student" video

    3. Complete the "Getting Started With A Student" quiz

    4. Answer the "Getting Started With A Student" reflection questions

    5. Watch the "How do I assess a student's executive function skills?" video

    6. Watch the "How do I review IEPs, 504s and other school records?" video

    7. Watch the "How should I go about consulting with other professionals?" video

    8. Watch the "How can you create your own executive function skills assessment?" video

    9. Watch the "How do I observe a student?" video

    10. Watch the "How do I collect baseline data on a student?" video

    11. Download the "Sample Assessment Instructions"

    12. Download or open and save to your Google Drive the "Assessment of EF Skills _ Guide and scoring"

    1. Watch the "Establishing A Plan" video

    2. Complete the "Establishing A Plan" quiz

    3. Answer the "Establishing A Plan" reflection questions

    1. Watch the "Task-Initiation & Communication" video

    2. Complete the "Task-Initiation & Communication" quiz

    3. Answer the "Task-Initiation & Communication" reflection questions

    4. Download the "Templates For Communicating With Teachers & Adults"

About this course

  • $497.00
  • 51 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

After completing this course participants say 👇

" will help me guide students to be confident, motivated, and self-reliant learners."

Amy Minkley

As a teacher of 16 years, I took the "Becoming an Online Executive Function Specialist” course, so I could effectively guide students to build these essential skills, empowering them to be organized, successful, and independent learners. I learned current research and best-practice strategies to build executive functioning skills, while also positively engaging with students and their families. The course included many practical tools to help students break down their goals into achievable steps, utilize technology and support structures, and communicate effectively with their teachers. Given that research indicates executive functioning skills are the most important skills that determine academic success, this course would be useful to teachers, tutors, and parents. It will help you guide young people and may help you personally; I consider myself well-organized, and I learned new EF techniques that are now helping me to reach my personal goals. Most importantly, it will help me guide students to be confident, motivated, and self-reliant learners. And as a bonus, I love that I can easily teach EF skills online.

"Exactly what I needed"

by Alicia Solazano

"This course was exactly what I needed to transition from working with students in a resource room setting to private coaching."

"Had my first EF client tonight!"

By Laurie McDevitt

"I just wanted to share that I had my first EF client tonight! It went really well! Thanks for your help and support! Sean’s course was great! He is an excellent, articulate, knowledgeable speaker. His visuals were easy to follow and the content was so relevant. I am so motivated and prepared because of him and his course! I highly recommend!"

Thank you so much for this amazing course

Joan O.

"I am a teacher and a parent. I took this course in the wake of seeking to know how to practical ways to support my daughter who has challenges with executive functions (EF) among many other health issues. While I was attending Sean's webinar on "Fostering Executive Function At School and Home," I was inspired by the testimonies he is doing and I wanted to learn more. I realized that I needed the training that Sean offers to be a blessing to my daughter and many of other students known to me, who have similar challenges. I am so glad that I took this course to become an online executive function specialist. I am excited about the possibility of working from home to provide support for students with EF challenges. Thank you so much for this amazing course."


  • Does the course include written assignments?

    Yes! After each chapter there will be written reflective questions.

  • Is this course live?

    No, the course is pre-recorded. All participants can connect with me via the FB group or by emailing me. Access will be provided upon enrollment.

  • With your course is there any certification?

    After completing the course you will receive a certificate of completion which you can share with your clients or on your marketing materials.

  • What if I want more personalized support on growing my practice?

    There is an option to purchase a 90 minute strategy session with me on the checkout page when purchasing the course. You can also connect with community members and find an accountability partner .

Your Enthusiastic Instructor 👨🏼‍🏫

Senior Instructor Sean McCormick

Sean McCormick is a parent, husband and international executive function coach. He founded Executive Function Specialists, a remote coaching business that empowers middle, high school and college students to learn goal-orientated behaviors that lead to happy, productive lives. Sean also hosts the Earn More Tutoring Podcast with a mission of eradicating educator poverty through sustainable entrepreneurship. You can learn more about Sean’s work by Googling Executive Function Specialists or Earn More Tutoring.

Customers Say 👇

5 star rating

Become an online EF specialist

Jennifer Soverino

The course was informative and helped me think of a way to organize and support my clients.

The course was informative and helped me think of a way to organize and support my clients.

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