Who We Are

Executive Function Coaching in Illinois: Chicago and Greater Chicagoland

Executive Function coaching in Illinois, Chicagoland


Beyond BookSmart has coaches in several states, including Illinois. Depending on our students' needs and demands, our coaches can work with students face-to-face online or in their homes. Using students’ academic work as a springboard, our coaches teach students how to organize, plan, prioritize, manage time, maintain focus, self-assess, and study efficiently.

We have helped hundreds of students in Illinois, customizing our approach to each child depending upon the student’s attitude toward changing work habits. Our research-based model that draws from over 375 tools and strategies improves student self-management skills and effects lasting change.

Our Illinois students come from private and public elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, and colleges. Some have diagnoses such as ADHD or other learning differences and see coaching as excellent additional support to school-based interventions. Some of our clients have emotional challenges, such as anxiety, which impact their ability to work effectively; others have no formal diagnosis. Nevertheless, they find that they benefit from better work habits to work more efficiently with their busy schedules.

Communities in Illinois We Serve

Our reach on the ground and online is growing. We serve students face-to-face in their homes in Chicago and greater Chicagoland; Arlington Heights, Bannockburn, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Buffalo Grove, Chicago, Deer Park, Deerfield, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Green Oaks, Gurnee, Hawthorn Woods, Highland Park, Highwood, Hoffman Estates, Indian Creek, Inverness, Kenilworth, Kildeer, Lake Bluff, Lake Forest, Libertyville, Lincolnshire, Lincolnwood, Long Grove, Morton Grove, Mount Prospect, Mundelein, Naperville, Niles, North Barrington, Northbrook, Northfield, Oak Park, Palatine, Park Ridge, River Forest, Riverwoods, Rogers Park, Skokie, Vernon Hills, Wheaton, Wheeling, Wilmette, and Winnetka. We also serve many Illinois students online throughout the state.

We add new areas frequently. If you don't see your town, please contact us!

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Other Illinois Resources to Support Your Child

Family Resource Center on Disabilities is a parent training and information center. This Center educates on family rights and school responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, making informed decisions about your child’s Individualized Education Program, and Early Intervention and transition services while giving you the opportunity to connect with with other parents who share similar concerns. (Chicago, IL)

Glencoe Parent Connection is a parent-powered group that supports parents through the challenges of raising families in a complex world.  GPC connects parents with parents, schools and resources to help raise emotionally healthy kids within a supportive community (Glencoe, IL)

Illinois Psychological Association is an an educational not-for-profit corporation. In addition to advocating for the practice of psychology in the state, they are also committed to sharing information on psychological issues with the public.  This website can be used to find psychologists, review recent legislation and legal issues, and identify upcoming educational events.

Illinois State Board of Education partners with school districts to provide programs and services for students with specialized educational needs. Provides webinars, forms, publications and other resources related to Special Education Services.

Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Learning Differences Assocation sponsors/co-sponsors speaker events and gatherings. A variety of speakers including educators, experts, parents and authors share their knowledge, personal experiences and discuss support options available to children and families.

The Parent Education Consortium of the North Shore (PEC) is a central source of information on parent resources and programs that promote stronger schools, family and community life. Representatives from the community and parent/teacher organizations who offer programming on parenting topics through joint planning and shared resources. The Calendar of educational programs for parents and educators is compiled from submissions provided by the sponsoring organizations.