Kaizen Executive Function Coach

Stella Baehring

Empowering Brains for Learning & Life

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Stella Baehring

Executive Function Coach
State Certified Educator (Germany)
B.A. Psychology

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Executive Skills Strengths

Verbal Reasoning
Spatial Perception

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Executive Skills to Support

Working Memory

Stella began her education journey in Germany where she completed an intensive 5-year training program to become a state-certified educator from the Academy of Social Pedagogy.
Initially motivated by working with youth experiencing behaviour difficulties, Stella committed to a journey abroad. First, she completed 2 years of working with teens on the autism spectrum as a professional AuPair in the US to improve her English while staying connected to her field. Stella then moved to BC to study psychology, completing her B.A., and is now completing her Master’s of Science in cellular and developmental biology at the University of British Columbia. Her research of the past 6 years focused on the biopsychosocial determinants of health, student wellbeing, and the molecular mechanism of learning and memory.

Stella brings a wide range of expertise from application to theory, but also from a very personal connection to neurodiversity. At the beginning of her master’s degree, she was diagnosed with adult ADHD which sparked her mission to refocus her knowledge to address her own obstacles.

Juggling her own symptoms with the reality of the academic system made her realize how much her knowledge of the brain and background in education had helped her, but also how much she would have benefited from having a coach to advocate for her when faced with adversity. Now, Stella is determined to take on this role for others by joining Kaizen’s mission of empowering other beautiful brains. Stella learned to love her unique mind and to embrace her gifts. She believes that everyone has the ability to turn their weaknesses into superpowers!

When not busy with listening to audiobooks on personal development strategies, Stella enjoys being in nature, water colouring, and cuddling with her cat. She is a passionate horseback riding instructor and likes to balance her cognitive demanding career with creative outlets. You can find her singing to musicals, playing guitar, or dancing in the living room.

Philosophy: Help me to help myself – Maria Montessori

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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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