What is Executive Function?

Executive Function is a set of mental skills that allow us to plan, organize, and carry out tasks effectively. These skills, including working memory, mental flexibility, inhibition, self-control, problem-solving, and organization, develop gradually throughout childhood and adolescence and continue to develop into adulthood.  While some people have naturally stronger executive function skills than others, everyone can learn strategies to improve their executive functioning.

At the WHILDE Method

We believe that executive function challenges do not have to hinder success. We understand that executive function skills are essential for effective planning, organization, and execution of tasks and that difficulties in these areas can impact individuals in all aspects of life.

Executive function challenges are highly manageable, and with the right support and strategies, individuals can develop the skills they need to thrive. Our experienced team of coaches is dedicated to providing personalized interventions and evidence-based techniques tailored to your specific needs, helping you unlock your full potential.


Inspire your Child to Thrive, not just Survive!

Executive function skills are crucial for success in school, work, and daily life. While some individuals may naturally have stronger executive function skills than others, anyone can learn strategies to improve these skills. At the WHILDE Method, we believe in empowering individuals with the tools they need to overcome executive function challenges and achieve their full potential. Our experienced coaches provide personalized support and evidence-based techniques to help individuals develop effective strategies for managing their executive function skills, harnessing their strengths, and achieving their goals.

WHILDE's B·A·I·N·E·S System

A powerful tool

that helps students

grow in six life and

wellness areas.


WHILDE's B·A·I·N·E·S System

sets our programs apart from others!

These six life and wellness attributes are interconnected and pivotal to the success of each student. They are your Child's Path to Success!

The B·A·I·N·E·S System is a series of personalized tools and resources that will help your Child reach their full potential.

The B·A·I·N·E·S System and Executive Function

B·A·I·N·E·S and Executive Function

The B·A·I·N·E·S System is a holistic approach that addresses the underlying factors that contribute to executive function challenges. By focusing on six key areas of well-being—behavior, aspirations, interests, nutrition, exercise, and sleep—the BAINES System helps individuals develop the skills and strategies they need to thrive in all aspects of life.

    The B·A·I·N·E·S System provides a comprehensive and personalized approach to addressing executive function challenges. It empowers individuals to develop the skills and strategies they need to achieve their full potential. With the support of our experienced coaches, you can overcome executive function challenges, thrive in school, work, and daily life, and discover the extraordinary within yourself.

    Contact us today to learn more about how our coaching programs can help you achieve your goals.

    The B·A·I·N·E·S System will:

    • Enhanced focus and attention
    • Strengthened organizational and time management skills
    • Improved emotional regulation and self-esteem
    • Effective coping mechanisms for stress and anxiety
    • Identification and utilization of strengths
    • Enhanced problem-solving and critical thinking skills
    • Improved decision-making and planning
    • Increased self-motivation and goal attainment
    • Developed self-advocacy and communication skills
    • Boosted confidence and self-efficacy

    Who is our Executive Function Coaching For?

    Executive Function coaching is a personalized and empowering approach designed to help individuals of all ages overcome the challenges associated with executive function difficulties and achieve their full potential. Our experienced coaches provide individualized support and evidence-based techniques tailored to your specific needs, helping you develop strategies to:

    • Enhance focus and attention
    • Manage impulsivity and restlessness
    • Improve organization and time management
    • Strengthen emotional regulation and self-esteem
    • Build coping mechanisms for stress and anxiety
    • Identify and leverage strengths.

    We also offer programs for parents and educators to help them better understand Executive Functions and provide effective support for their loved ones.

    With our dedicated coaching and comprehensive support, you can overcome the challenges of executive function difficulties and thrive in all aspects of life. Contact us today to learn more about how our executive function coaching programs can help you achieve your goals and unlock your full potential.

    What Parents are saying about WHILDE

    "As a parent, watching my child struggle with organizing their thoughts, managing time, and handling everyday tasks was heartbreaking. We tried numerous strategies, but nothing seemed to stick. Since starting coaching, there's been a notable shift in our child's confidence and ability to navigate challenges. They've become more proactive in planning for assignments and tests, and their ability to maintain focus has significantly improved."


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    IN-PERSON:  local in the greater Portland, Maine area

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    We are so confident that your child will love the WHILDE Method that we offer a money-back guarantee to all new students. If you and your child are not satisfied with the program after the first two sessions, we will refund you all the money paid - no questions asked.
    We believe every child deserves to succeed and are committed to finding the best approach to meet each child's unique needs. That's why we offer our money-back guarantee - to give you peace of mind knowing that you are making the best investment in your child's future.
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    Executive Function Coaching Pricing

    Executive Function Coaching
    / session
    Coaching Includes:

    For ages *5 to 55

    1:1 Online or InPerson Sessions with Coach

    Our Coaches meet with students 1, 2, or 3 times per week.

    Weekly Session Notes in the Parent Portal

    Communication between the Coach and the Parent

    Each session is approx 55 minutes

    * Typically the age for online starts at ten. Please discuss with the WHILDE Method

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    Billing FAQ

    Our billing system allows for recurring monthly payments with the option to pay in advance for prepayment discounts.

    • First invoice:

    The first invoice is billed and must be paid in full within 48 hours of the start of coaching services and will be calculated for the number of sessions for that first month. For example: If a student is scheduled to start on the 8th of a month, an invoice will be generated once the schedule has been agreed to for all scheduled sessions from the 8th to the end of that month.

    • Subsequent invoices:

    Subsequent invoices will be billed for the following month on the 15th of each month. For example, the invoice for March sessions will be issued on February 15th. If a student’s first session with WHILDE starts after the 15th of a month, then the partial month and the following entire month will be invoiced.

    • Recurring payments:

    Families must allow recurring payments when the invoice is created on the 15th of each month. This means the family's credit or debit card will be charged automatically for the upcoming sessions on the 15th of each month.

    • Variable session count:

    The number of sessions may vary monthly depending on WHILDE’s vacation/holiday schedule or how the calendar falls for that student's session schedule.

    • Payment methods:

    Payments may be made by credit card, debit card, or check.

    • Cancellations:

    Families may cancel at any time. However, there are no refunds for any paid invoices unless extenuating circumstances have occurred.

    • Pay as you go:  

    Unfortunately, we do not allow this option.  We have found that monthly payments create a more substantial commitment to our Coaching service and enable families to plan financially.

    • Discounts
      1. A family may pay three months in advance and receive a 5% discount on the invoice.
      2. A family may pay six months in advance and receive a 10% discount on the invoice.
    • Missed Payment / Returned Checks
        1. Missed payments will stop services until payment is made. Notification by WHILDE to the Parent/Guardian will be made via email if this happens.
        2. The Family will have one week to rectify the payment. Failure to do so could cause the forfeit of their spot. A $30 fee will be applied to the family’s account in case of a returned check.

    At the WHILDE Method, we look for Students and parents who are committed to their Coaching and desire to grow and expand their minds.  Each session is essential, and the Students' attendance is expected.

    • Rescheduling

    Life happens, and we understand if you need to reschedule a session; please reach out to us at least 48 hours in advance, and we will work on finding a time that works for you and the Coach.

    We do allow one rescheduled session every two months, but after that, we reserve the right to refuse the rescheduling.  Rescheduling is not guaranteed, but we will do our best to make it happen.

    Rescheduling will not result in a refund or a credit on your account and is based on the Coach’s ability to accommodate the rescheduled request.  If necessary, a substitute coach will meet with the student to accommodate a rescheduled request.  If the PARENT stops services with WHILDE and a rescheduled session is still outstanding, no refund will occur.

    • No Show

    If the STUDENT fails to attend a session or cancels their session without a 48 hours (2 days) advanced notification, the session will not be refundable nor available for rescheduling.

    If the STUDENT is late to a session, Coaches will only wait for 15 minutes and will not try to contact the parent. If, after 15 minutes, the STUDENT still has not arrived, the session will be considered a “No-Show session” and is not eligible for rescheduling. I understand the Coach will not return to finish a session after that 15-minute grace period.

    In cases of unpredictable circumstances, please discuss with WHILDE to determine if any flexibility can be made to accommodate a missed or canceled session. In all cases, no credits or refunds will be distributed for missed sessions.

    Absolutely. If your child is not "feeling" it or your household circumstances have changed, just let us know through email:

    Because no refunds for unused / paid sessions will be given, please notify us before the 15th of the month so we can stop the reoccurring invoice.

    The WHILDE Method does not follow ALL school holidays. The list below are the days that The WHILDE Method recognizes as days off from scheduling. All Sundays 09/04/23:  Labor Day 10/09/23:  Indigenous Peoples Day 11/22/23 - 11/25/23:  Thanksgiving Break 12/23/23 - 01/01/24:  Christmas & New Years 02/17/24 - 02/25/24:  February Vacation 04/13/24 - 04/21/24:  April Vacation 05/27/23:  Memorial Day 07/04/24 - 07/06/24:  July 4th break   Download our Calendar Here

    For all new students (a Student that has not attended a WHILDE program within one year), WHILDE offers a money-back guarantee if the Student and Parents determine that WHILDE is not a good fit within the first two sessions.

    Our guarantee reads:

    If, after the New Student attends two sessions, the Parent does not feel WHILDE is the right match for their Child, WHILDE will discuss a new strategy OR a new Coach, OR WHILDE will refund you all Money paid, whichever you prefer.

    We do not directly interact with insurance providers or supply diagnostic or service codes. However, some clients have utilized their Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account (FSA/HSA) to cover coaching fees. As each FSA/HSA provider has distinct criteria and approval processes, we recommend contacting your provider to ascertain if our services are eligible for fund usage.

    Clients can request to include WHILDE on their FSA/HSA-approved vendor roster if deemed suitable. Additionally, some families have effectively tapped into their 529 Plan college savings for our coaching sessions. Kindly consult with your 529 Plan administrator to determine if this might be feasible for you.

    Yes, we have a complete policy page. Go HERE to see the entire list of policies.

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