Kaizen Executive Function Coach

Brayden Oppelt

Empowering Brains for Learning & Life

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Brayden Oppelt

Executive Function Coach
B.A. Communications

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Executive Skills Strengths

Flexible Thinking
Abstract Reasoning

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Executive Skills to Support

Spatial Perception

A life-long learner who thrives on challenges and opportunities for growth, Brayden has been blessed to share these principles with learners on his lifelong journey in education.

From South Korea to Nunavut, a stop on the west coast in Surrey, BC and finally to Calgary, Brayden has worked with a diverse network of learners across the globe, taking a whole-child approach to teaching, considering each unique need and background of his students.

A pivotal moment in Brayden’s career came in 2018 when he started a Graduate Diploma in Inclusive Education at Simon Fraser University. This program rocked Brayden with an unexpected seismic shift, altering his perception of his students, his teaching, and his understanding of his own experience in education. By adjusting his approach to appeal to students’ multiple intelligences, Brayden was able to see his classroom transform in real-time into one where his students experienced greater agency and self-confidence. Before completing his Master’s program in April 2021, Brayden shifted into the role of Integration Support Teacher, working to aid the inclusion of students with special needs into the classroom. Brayden worked with students, parents, teachers, and other key stakeholders to develop and implement programming tailored to each individual students’ strengths and needs.

Brayden’s work is encapsulated in “Be Here Now,” a focus on being authentic and present in all daily interactions, especially those with students.

Brayden strongly believes that cultivating autonomy, self-advocacy, and metacognition are central in setting students up for continued success in life. He encourages reflection, working with strengths, and stepping outside one’s comfort zone, valuing process over product. Brayden is grateful for every opportunity to work with students and knows that authentic connection is at the core of exceptional learning experiences. To that end, Brayden brings not only patience and understanding, but also humour and energy to his work with students.

Outside of Kaizen, you will most likely find him in the middle of some type of self-care, which, according to Brayden may look like hiking, exercising, reading, enjoying an excess of coffee, spending quality time with his family, or being immersed in il dolce far niente (pleasant relaxation in carefree idleness). Anything that nourishes the body and mind.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of answers to our most commonly asked questions. If you can’t find the answer to your question, please contact us and we’ll get right back to you.
How does Kaizen determine what my child’s Executive Skills strengths and deficits are?
We are data collectors. We gather as much relevant data regarding your child's learning as possible. This includes feedback from the parents, educational psychological assessments (if available), information from Kaizen's free questionnaire, and any school evaluations or assessments that can be shared with us.

Kaizen has partnered with Mindprint Learning, creator of the world’s leading online cognitive test developed by neuroscientists in the Brain Behavior Laboratory at Penn State University’s Perelman School of Medicine. This Learning Profile Assessment, combined with two, 1:1 consultations with Kaizen’s Director gives you a clear picture of where your child shines and where they need support.

Learn more about the Learning Profile Assessment.

We also offer a FREE online questionnaire to help you identify your child’s Executive Functioning needs & strengths before committing to the Coaching Intake Process.

Is Kaizen Coaching the same as tutoring?
No. Tutoring teaches students WHAT to learn; Kaizen teaches students HOW to learn and WHY it’s important. The essence of Kaizen Education Services is to foster results through incremental steps, focused on building confidence through understanding. Our objective is to highlight the importance of establishing differentiated processes and systems that contribute to the overall long-term personal and academic growth of each learner. Empowering brains for learning and life. Skills that can be applied across your child’s entire curriculum and beyond.
How does my child start their coaching sessions with Kaizen?
Contact us to book your intake, and we will match your child with a coach so that they can get started.
My child has had a psychoeducational assessment completed and needs help. Is Kaizen the right fit?
Certainly! Oftentimes, a psychoeducational assessment is completed and results are shared, but lack guidance and support for the appropriate next steps leaving you, the parent, wondering, “What now?” If strategies are provided, you are often left to your own devices which can create additional frustration.

The curriculum from which Kaizen operates is tailored to your child and their very specific needs. By sharing the results of your child’s psychoeducational assessment with your child’s coach, we can work together to best support your child academically, intellectually, and beyond.

My child has ADHD. How can Kaizen Coaching help?
Typically, executive functions are delayed up to 30% in a child diagnosed with ADHD. More than 85% of Kaizen’s students have been diagnosed with ADHD, and more than 70% with an additional or other learning difference. Executive Function deficits are amplified in those with ADHD and, as a result, our coaches are specially trained in effective strategies and methodologies to best support your child.

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