I work with students who struggle with ADHD, low self-worth, depression, and/or anxiety, as well as procrastination (due to lack of motivation and/or perfectionism), time management, self-regulation, and social interactions. Because I cultivate a safe and trusting space, students tend to open up enough for us to be able to pinpoint their areas to work on. I wholeheartedly believe that my clients are the best experts of themselves but just need the space to start believing this. It is not always about the grades and...as they are more able to focus on their well-being the grades often improve.
I support students to set goals, practice positive habits including mindfulness, and to improve their executive function skills such as time management, organization, note taking, self-advocacy and strategic studying. I also specialize in supporting parents and their kids to become the family they want to be, enjoying each other more often while also celebrating their autonomy.
As a member of the queer community, I definitely have a better understanding of the journey some of today's LGBTQIA+ youth are going through and believe this to be part of my special sauce. If you are looking for a holistic approach uniquely co-created with you and your student, you can schedule a complimentary consultation so we can identify next steps together. I look forward to supporting you and your student(s).
Nicole de Picciotto
School stress sucks! I know, I remember feeling overwhelmed so much as a student and it doesn't have to be that way! I'd love to help you find the confidence, empowerment, and ease you deserve while building academic success and lasting new habits. I have 7 years of experience helping struggling high-school and college students flourish. Most of my students have ADHD or executive functioning deficits, and many also have mental health diagnoses. With a background in mental health, I have a particular affinity for working with students dealing with anxiety along with EF challenges.
Students choose to work with me because I'm extremely collaborative and strengths-based. I both encourage and challenge them without an ounce of judgment, and help them acknowledge and embody who they really want to be, even in the face of discouraging academic challenges. I tap their own internal motivation to create lasting change and celebrate each success to grow their confidence. This mindset focus, coupled with a robust toolkit of organizational, time-management, study-skill, communication, and self-regulation tools is a powerful combination. The work is deep, and its impacts reach far beyond the school year. Ultimately I'm seeking to empower young, emerging adults to be fully themselves - confident, capable, effective, aligned with their values, and with the ability to course-correct when needed.
I am also a mother of an autistic teenage son, so I know first-hand what it's like to parent an alter-abled, neurodivergent kiddo. I've learned a lot professionally about how to help neurodiverse kids, but the rubber really hits the road as a parent, and I have nothing but empathy for how difficult it can be for caregivers! I endeaver to relieve some of the burden parents face trying to manage complex kids in a world that is ill-designed for them. I'd love to talk with you more about how coaching works to help ease the strain on both parents and children.
Seattle Success Coaching
Our experienced coaches offer study skills training, time management coaching, test-taking strategies, and academic goal setting. With backgrounds in education, psychology, and school administration, our team provides personalized and supportive learning experiences.
We focus on empowering students to become independent and confident learners, building confidence, motivation, and a love for learning that lasts a lifetime.