Kaizen Executive Functioning Coach

Kristina Vyskocil

Empowering Brains for Learning & Life

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Kristina Vyskocil

Executive Function Coach
B.A. English (Honours)
B. Ed.
M.A.
CertTESOL

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Executive Skills Strengths

Flexible Thinking
Abstract Reasoning

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Executive Skills to Support

Verbal Memory

Kristina brings ten years of combined experience in teaching, coaching, and developing educational materials for elementary, secondary, and post-secondary learners. For the past three years, she has delivered online, blended, and in-person coaching to a diverse range of students—including newcomers, English language learners, students with learning disorders and disabilities, and Indigenous students.

In addition to being a coach, Kristina is a lifelong learner. After graduating from MacEwan University with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in English, she went on to obtain a Master of Arts in English and Film Studies from the University of Alberta. A couple years later, she graduated with distinction from the Bachelor of Education program with specializations in English Language Arts and English as a Second Language. Soon after, Kristina obtained a Coaching Certificate from Crossroads of Learning and her TESOL Certification.  She is currently working towards a French Language Proficiency Certificate from Athabasca University so that she may better support Francophone learners.

A highly inclusive, innovative, and informed approach guides Kristina’s learner-centered work. First and foremost, she aims to meet students where they are in their learning, and build professional, caring relationships with them. Kristina believes everyone can grow and succeed when given the opportunity to learn in their own way. Oftentimes, this means combining new ways with tried and tested approaches.

Kristina loves finding new ways to use technology to help all students learn and grow.  Throughout her career, she has used digital tools to enhance teaching and learning in classrooms, on campus, and during coaching sessions. As well, she has been responsible for designing, developing, and delivering resources such as in-person workshops and online guides. She is particularly skilled in creating print and digital resources that use clarity and simplicity to communicate complex information. In 2020, Kristina was nominated for an educational award in recognition of executing a series of short and snappy online coaching videos which demonstrated a novel approach to teaching and learning skills, such as time management and organization.

In her spare time, Kristina likes to do activities that allow her to keep an open mind and take healthy risks. She does this by reading, quilting, knitting, solving puzzles, bouldering, hiking difficult day hikes in the summer, and running marathons.

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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.

Empowering Brains for Learning & Life

We help your child reach their true potential through neuroscience and coaching their unique strengths and needs for lifelong success.