Executive Functioning Life Coaching & Certification Santa Cruz, Scotts Valley, San Jose
(831) 332-0040

Young Adults in Transition – Life Coaching for Teens and Young Adults in Santa Cruz, San Jose and beyond

Are you a young adult wanting to achieve independence and create a life you love?

XF Coaching can help teens and young adults achieve what matters most to you!

The transition to adulthood can be a challenging time in life. You want to break free of having your parents, family members or teachers telling you what you should do and how you should do it. You want to make your own decisions and direct your own life. Yet you are still in some ways dependent on your family and/or don’t have all the skills necessary to be fully independent.

You may be finishing high school or already be in college. You might still be living at home or have already moved away from home. Perhaps you are starting work and don't know what direction is right for you. Or maybe you know what your educational, vocational and personal goals are, but don't know or feel able to implement the steps needed to achieve them.

Call us today at (831) 332-0040 for a FREE coaching session! We'll help you go get the life you want!

(We also work with therapists and counselors to give you 360 degrees of support. Learn more about our synchronized support program for young adults in transistion.)

We can help you identify your goals and chart the course to reach them, and we'll support you every step of the way!

This time of life is a learning curve for all of us, and for some of us it doesn’t come as easily as we would like it to. You may find yourself having difficulty with basic tasks, making daily life a struggle. School, work, relationships, paying bills, making decisions, scheduling your time, planning your day and executing it, or just getting yourself out the door to do the things you need to do can all become challenging. Executive functioning life coaching with XF Coaching can help you build a positive sense of self while you learn to develop and utilize the tools you need to be successful in life.

XF Coaching coaches teens and young adults in Santa Cruz, Capitola, Soquel, Aptos, Scotts Valley, Watsonville, Monterey, San Jose, Los Gatos, Saratoga and all of Santa Clara County. We also work remotely over the phone and with Skype.

It can be empowering to learn to accomplish life skills such as:

  • Balancing personal, social, work and academic time
  • Maintaining a clean, organized living space
  • Paying bills in a timely manner
  • Planning, shopping for and eating healthy meals
  • Structuring your schedule
  • Organizing your time and materials
  • Getting to class or work on time
  • Caring for personal needs

How are the abilities needed in this stage of life related to executive functioning skills?

Executive functions are the mental and emotional capacities that enable us to plan ahead, organize our work, make good use of time, break down tasks into workable units, consider consequences, and a host of other abilities.  Poor executive functions can appear at any time in life, but can often become more apparent in this stage of life when we are required to take on more responsibility.

As a young adult experiencing new responsibilities and freedoms, it can be tough to manage and prioritize multiple and often competing demands and needs. You may feel pulled in many directions, trying to meet the expectations of your boss, professors, family and friends. You have more to do than ever, deadlines to meet, and schedules to follow.  Problems with one or more executive functioning skills may be blocking your ability to make the kind of progress toward independence you want to make.

Having a coach takes away the isolation of struggling alone. Your XF coach is your guide and partner to work with you on strategies for success!

How can an executive functioning coaching help? Here are some of the ways your XF coach can help you achieve success:

Personal care

  • Organizing your time, materials and living space
  • Planning, shopping for and eating healthy foods and snacks
  • Creating a plan for physical exercise
  • Making a schedule for chores and errands


  • Identifying your interests and strengths
  • Setting educational goals and making a plan for achieving them
  • Structuring your schedule
  • Completing assignments
  • Getting to class on time


  • Creating a budget
  • Making a plan for paying bills on time
  • Making financial decisions and setting financial goals
  • Managing credit card, savings, and checking accounts


  • Making medical and dental appointments
  • Managing medications


  • Identifying interests, skills and strengths
  • Applying for jobs/work-study programs/apprenticeships
  • Creating a resume
  • Preparing for job interviews
  • Structuring your schedule and getting to work on time
  • Social/Recreational
  • Creating strategies for difficult or overwhelming situations you are encountering
  • Balancing social and recreational time with school and/or work demands
  • Building the social skills to:
  • Request assistance
  • Make business phone calls
  • Plan an event
  • Place an order
  • Register a complaint
  • Advocate for yourself

We will help you identify and utilize your strengths and resources, and we'll teach you the skills you need to overcome your obstacles.

Call us for a free consultation at 831-332-0040. We look forward to helping you to achieve the independence you want and create a life you love, and to feel empowered and capable in this important stage of life. You deserve a great life, and you deserve support to achieve your goals and to be successful in life. You don't have to do it alone. At XF Coaching, we are here to help!

You are capable of more than you even thought possible, and we are here to help you achieve those new heights. With the right kind of help, the possibilities are limitless.

Call us today at (831) 332-0040 for a FREE coaching session! We'll help you go get the life you want!

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