Q: What guiding principle helps lead your company’s success?
A: I’ve always believed that a business is only as good as its people. I take great care to inspire and encourage each member of our accomplished team to voice their opinions, recommendations and constructive suggestions. Our team is heard and empowered to improve our business.
Q: What do you look forward to every day?
A: I relish speaking with our client families about how we can help their child become independent and more successful in school and life. Many parents begin our consultation calls desperate to find help for their child. Some are struggling with motivation, others with organization and time management, others are frustrated with less-than-stellar grades despite their perceived best effort. Many lack self-confidence or suffer from low self-esteem. Others are simply overwhelmed.
It is imperative that each family and student understands that we work diligently to support their child’s needs by providing them with our best and most compatible coaches, curriculum and resources.
Q: What qualities do you think a successful executive function, academic coaching professional should possess?
A: Empathy, compassion and the ability to listen to families in need. Matching students and families with the coach that best suits their child is a key ingredient to our success.
We want students to feel encouraged, empowered and motivated to learn executive function skills and strategies, then use those tools to become independent learners who earn better grades and well-deserved accolades. This is the constructive, supportive cycle that we promote while concurrently enhancing their academic success and social-emotional well-being.
Wendy Weinberger is president and co-founder of Illuminos, an academic, executive function coaching program that’s laser-focused on individual student needs. Her company's sophisticated curriculum, whole-child approach, caring coaches and in-home customized sessions have resulted in Illuminos being hailed as one of the premier academic coaching companies in our region.