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  • Other trainings you have found feel outdated and not targeted toward students who use technology on a daily basis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

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Course curriculum

  1. 1
  2. 2
    • Pre-Course Survey

  3. 4
    • Getting Started With A Student

    • Getting Started With A Student Quiz

    • Getting Started With A Student Reflection Questions

  4. 5
    • The Science of Executive Function (Video)

    • The Science of Executive Function Quiz

    • The Science of Executive Function Reflection Questions

  5. 6
    • Establishing A Plan (Video)

    • Establishing A Plan Quiz

    • Establishing A Plan Reflection Questions

  6. 7
    • Task-Initiation & Communication

    • Task-Initiation & Communication Quiz

    • Task-Initiation & Communication Reflection Questions

    • Templates For Communicating With Teachers & Adults

  7. 8
  8. 9
    • How do you help your client maintain momentum toward the goal? (Video)

    • How do you help your client maintain momentum toward the goal? Quiz

    • How do you help your client maintain momentum toward the goal? Reflection Question

    • EFS Student Session Guidelines

    • EFS Student Session Guidelines Downloadable

  9. 10
    • Engaging the Family During the Process (Video)

    • Engaging the Family During the Process Quiz

    • "Engaging the Family During the Process " Reflection Questions

  10. 11
    • Wrap Up Video

  11. 12
    • Please complete the course survey by clicking the link below

  12. 13
    • What's Next?

Social proof: testimonials

" 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!"


  • 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 will have access to a monthly, group Q&A session with me for six months after registering for the course.

  • 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. Please keep in mind, this should read “I have completed Executive Function Specialists training, Becoming An Online Executive Function Specialist, rather than I am an Executive Function Specialist ™, as there is a series of training we will be be providing to ensure practitioners are up to date and engaging in continuing professional development in this area of expertise.

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

    For more personalized support, there are two options. You can join my Voxer group where I will answer your questions via the Voxer App. If you are looking for one to one coaching, you can purchase a block of sessions. Please email: if you would like more details.

  • Is this is a self-paced course or if it needs to be completed in a certain amount of time?

    The course takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete, and you will have lifetime access to all the updates and changes to the course, along with your private FB group to have any questions answered.

  • How does the monthly Q&A work?

    I will go live on the private Facebook group once a month. Check the schedule in the FB group for the next live call.

  • Would you advise for me to sign up for “Study smarter with Google‘s executive function tools” first or if that info would be covered in this course?

    This course will have much of my work that is shared within my webinars, within it. If you want to do a deep-dive, start with this course.

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.