The Role of Executive Functioning and Self-Regulatory Skills in the Behavior of Adolescents and Young Adults

Executive functions are those cognitive processes that direct and organize behavior. These include planning, decision making, directed goal selection, self-inhibiting, self-monitoring, self-evaluating, cognitive flexibility, problem-solving, task initiation and working memory. If the term executive function makes you think of a little CEO in the brain, that’s a great way to look at it. Executive function is in charge of ensuring …

Goal Setting that Works- Lead with Emotion

lead with emotion goal setting

We’ve all attempted to set goals and then not achieved them. I mean, it’s hard to set goals! Where does one even start—let alone work towards something? If you’ve ever struggled with the concept of setting goals, you are not alone. Often times when trying to set goals, we get fed up because we were defeated in the past for …

Stop Slaving Away and Get a Life Coach!

Get a Life Coach

Living and working in today’s day and age seem to have blurred into one of the same. Work is life, and life is work. So when we leave high school, head off to college, then transition into the ‘real world’ we accept that work, work, work, and more work are truths that govern our existence. Well, I’m here to tell …

Connect to Others: Live Like You Have a Year to Live

Year to live

What if you found out right now that you only had a year to live? What would you do? Who would you spend time with? How would your life change? More importantly, what would you do that you have put off doing while waiting for someday to come? While this may seem like a morbid thought to ruminate on; it’s …

Playa Vista Life Coaching

Playa Vista Life Coaching

Playa Vista Life Coach, Avi Satz, CPC works with men, women and professionals in the Playa Vista area. Do you feel: “Stuck” in life? Wondering if there has to be more to life than what you’re doing now? Do you need direction and support? Feel lost and like something is missing? Are you unhappy with who you are and your …

Disconnect to Reconnect- Moving Closer to Yourself

Disconnect to Reconnect

In a society constantly stimulated by emails, texts, notifications, updates, and all other media hitting our senses constantly, when does it stop? When do we stop? More importantly, what does it mean to take a moment and just breath?  Coffee shops are bombarded by people sitting on laptops with headphones, working in solitude while surrounded by throngs of people. Gone …

Change Your Peer Group to Improve Your Success in Life

Change your peer group to change your life

It has been said that the character of man can be measured by looking at his friends. The people we choose to align ourselves with are direct reflections of ourselves. While our network of friends is something in our lives we create, sometimes this isn’t always beneficial or serving us. Bottom line, I am a big believer in the old …

The Ivy Lee Method – Daily Routine for Extreme Productivity

The Ivy Lee Method

In 1918, Charles M. Schwab was already one of the wealthiest men in the world. Schwab was the president of the Bethlehem Steel Corporation, the largest shipbuilder and the second-largest steel producer in America at the time. One day in 1918, Schwab arranged a meeting with a productivity consultant named Ivy Lee in hopes to increase his company’s productivity (Schwab …

The Benefits of a Mastermind Group

Professionals Networking and Mastermind Group

A mastermind group can transform the way you operate, market and grow your business. Composed of a tight-knit group of knowledgeable advisers, the added support of a mastermind group really is for every businessperson. Mastermind groups act as a great filter and sounding board for business leaders and entrepreneurs. In a mastermind group, the setting is an intimate 3-5 people. …