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When my parents brought up summer College Core Coaching I couldn’t imagine how it could help me without having classes. I learned that doing well in school is about creating a structure and accounting for my time. Having independence was about being accountable and I never had that sense. It’s great. You taught me how to move to problem-solving mode from the usual shame and blame. That was the best part. Got all my grades in the B+ range, which is huge for me. Parents are happy.

Josh B.
Bloomington, IN

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Rebecca, the College Core coaching last summer helped me return to college and get off probation. In our sessions, I learned how to set a schedule and tackle procrastination the 80/20 way. It’s been great. My relationship with my parents is so much better and I feel in control. Did I tell you I finished this semester with a 3.3 average?

Reid K.
Houston, TX

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Rebecca, your mentorship has steered my son down a better path. He focuses on his WHYs and WHY NOTs to drive his motivation. Your Go Micro approach has been just what he has needed all these years. We are so proud of what he has accomplished. I want him to use you as a resource as an entrepreneur.

Gary J.
Portsmouth, N.H.     

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Rebecca, I’m so pleased with how you have transformed my son’s life with your Core Coaching. Did I ever tell you that?  I know he can get narrow and very rigid in his thinking, but you have expanded his vision dramatically.  It’s funny because we are not conservative and narrow in our thinking.  Not at all!  I am always so surprised to hear him consider different perspectives before he lands on an opinion. This is great progress personally and socially. Thank you, Rebecca!

Denise G.
Manchester, N.H.

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Our family wants to thank you for helping Jonas experience success on many levels this semester. Midterm is usually a down time for all of us, but this year it was a time to celebrate – terrific grades! More than grades, you taught Jonah how to step back and solve problems and advocate for himself. Even my husband is using your methods to be a better

Alison K. Beverly,MA

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We are amazed at Jeffrey’s successful return to college this semester. His ADHD is still a challenge, but it is so much more manageable since working with you. Probably the biggest gains are from his “self-leadership” practice with you. He is accountable and responsible and no longer a procrastinator. We are very happy with his success.

Greg S. Boston,MA

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Rebecca, Thanks for making our family’s holiday a very happy one. Brian came home with a high B average at midterms! What a change from last semester. Keeping him calm and organized was such a game changer for him. He appreciated your check in calls as they gave him much consolation and support when it came to test time. Brian is having an easier time advocating for himself and studying more effectively for tests. Our whole family appreciates what you did for him.

Many thanks!
Jennifer B. Fort Collins, CO

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Thank you so much Rebecca. Lara was going to give up. It was the end of a really stressful semester and she was done.  Had you not told Jonah to do this repeatedly, I could not have passed on your infinite wisdom!!!!!  And she graduated Summa Cum Laude…  

It wouldn’t have happened without your expertise. My gratitude for all that you’ve done grows daily even when I don’t think it can possibly grow anymore.  Read Full Review

Patricia G.

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Because of Becky’s work with our son, he had a successful fall semester, was able to get re-admitted into his four-year school, and earned a 3.17 in engineering this spring semester.  This was the best semester GPA he has earned in college.  Best of all, our capable son believes in himself again. Read Full Review

L. Culver
Philadelphia, PA

College Core Coaching helps high school upperclassmen and college students conquer the most common problems associated with ADHD or Executive Dysfunction.

I provide effective, practical and non-medication solutions for getting things done well and on time. I have worked with ADHD students and entrepreneurs for over 20 years.  My coaching and training approach builds the core skills and routines that enable success in school and greater marketability for the workplace.

If you are an upperclassman in high school or a college student wanting a strong start and finish to the academic year, consider College Core Coaching.

Customization to your CORE needs which may include:

  • Distraction control
  • Managing effective use of time
  • The 80/20 approach for endingprocrastination
  • Strengthening attentionand concentration skills
  • Study strategies that work for your kind of brain
  • Managing sleep and exercisefor optimizing attention and getting work done.
  • Self-advocacy. Asking for help when needed, seeking alternative resources, learn the value of “friendly persistence” and the ability to connect with “difficult” teachers.
  • Setting reasonable, attainable goals and how to achieve them
  • Enhancing critical thinking, decision-making and verbal expression.
  • Emotional self-regulationto help you move swiftly from a problem to solution mode.
  • Unrelenting motivation for achievement.

Summer College Core Coaching is also available

Summer College Core Coaching is a one-on-one, personalized program for high school juniors and seniors on a college track and for college students returning to school in the fall.


How College Core Coaching works

To set up a complimentary 15-20 minute College Core inquiry session or to make an appointment, contact the Hallowell Center Metrowest in Sudbury MA at (978) 287-0810 or her West Newbury office (781) 864-0180 to schedule sessions by phone or Zoom.

Sessions are $150/hr and may be reimbursable through your insurance. A 90 Minute session is $350.