Workshops for Educators, Counselors, Parents and Organizations


Professional Learning workshops offering quick, immediate applications to decrease stress and develop executive function and a growth mindset.

My interactive workshops can be customized to suit your audience and range from 90 minutes to 5 hours (offered on-site or virtually).

Current Workshops

Build Underdeveloped Executive Function, Maximize Learning and Unlock Potential


Best for Educators, Counselors and Parents

Looking for ways to help disorganized, easily distracted students become more focused and productive? How about those who have difficulty getting started, fall apart when they encounter obstacles, or are hard to engage ?

In this interactive workshop, you’ll learn how to help students, including those with anxiety, ADHD or learning challenges, take ownership of their learning and become more efficient, autonomous and productive. You’ll be empowered with quick strategies that decrease stress and build underdeveloped skill sets and mindsets vital to learning and success in school, relationships, jobs and life.

We will address key information about the brain, the impact of stress on executive function and how to support students with life-changing strategies to improve their:

  • goal setting
  • planning/prioritizing
  • organization
  • task initiation
  • time management
  • working memory
  • focus
  • effort/mindset
  • cognitive flexibility
  • response inhibition
  • self-regulation
  • self-monitoring

Be empowered with quick strategies that decrease stress and build underdeveloped skill sets and mindsets vital to learning and success in school, relationships, jobs and life. Learn how to “do less,” so your students can do more! 


When Anxiety Goes Up, Learning and Performance Go Down

Most Popular!

For All Audiences

With the spike in anxiety, kids and adults need to be equipped with key information and quick strategies to decrease stress and manage anxiety-provoking situations. When you give anxiety what it needs—not what it wants—it combats anxiety’s vicious cycle, which leads to an increase in flexibility, resilience and problem-solving needed to stress less, think better and work smarter! 

Using A.B.C. Worry Free as a reference tool, we will address misunderstandings about anxiety and learn:

  • how anxiety works
  • patterns of anxiety and how to interrupt them
  • an actionable strategy to manage anxiety/stressors
  • communication, accommodation and skill building tips for the classroom and beyond
Brain-Friendly Lesson Design and “Low Mistake Fear” Retrieval Strategies to Boost Engagement, Comprehension and Critical Thinking

Best for Educators, Counselors and Parents

Learning starts with the brain, and the moment of engagement is a critical part of the learning process. This interactive workshop empowers you with practical applications that incorporate the science of learning and more of “what the brain likes” into your lessons.

You’ll discover how to:

  • cultivate a better learning environment
  • decrease anxiety and get “more” out of your students
  • use quick, “low stress” learning-focused retrieval strategies to maximize student engagement, participation and retention while supporting content learning and critical thinking
Practical Tips and Strategies to Manage Stress and Achieve Peak Performance

Best for Corporations and Organizations 

The impact of stress has far-reaching consequences, affecting ability, memory, executive function, behavior, relationships, receptivity to feedback and performance. Whether you’re dealing with stress in school, at home, in social interactions or at work, you’ll learn empowering ways to manage anxiety and unproductive thoughts. This interactive workshop will address the following topics:

  • How the stress response works and how to interrupt it
  • How stress impacts learning, memory, executive function, behavior, relationships, performance and receptivity to feedback
  • How to identify the brain’s “sweet spot” and “tipping point”
  • How to use the ABC Strategy to manage stress and boost performance
  • What to be aware of regarding Zoom fatigue/virtual calls
Skills Builder for Athletes

Much attention is often given to an athlete’s physical development, with relatively little emphasis on the brain’s role in reaching peak performance. Yet, peak performance begins with the brain! 

The Skills Builder incorporates cutting edge brain research into practical applications that can be easily integrated into practices and games. Coaches and student athletes are equipped with a process to decrease stress, maximize brain capacity and build underdeveloped skill sets and mindsets needed to gain an edge over the competition. 

Using recent Neuroscience findings about the effect of stress on the brain’s ability to think, learn and perform, we empower coaches and student athletes with an innovative process to identify barriers getting in the way of peak performance, so they can elevate their ability to reach goals, overcome obstacles and take their game to the next level while building executive function in the following area to optimize success:

  • Goal Setting
  • Planning and Prioritizing
  • Organizing
  • Sharpening Attention and Focus
  • Increasing Memory Capacity
  • Building Effective Communication and Collaboration
  • Increasing Mental Flexibility to Adjust Focus and Perspective
  • Boosting Self Control
  • Self Monitoring Progress
  • Establishing a Growth Mindset

Learning how to use the brain to its potential can increase performance and make the difference between maintaining one’s position on a team, winning and losing a game, making it to the postseason or succeeding in school, relationships, jobs and the big game of life.

This is the first Professional Development workshop that teachers asked for more! Informative, engaging and very enjoyable.

- Middle/High School Administrator

Noel was a wonderful presenter! The workshop was extremely informative and her resources will be really helpful when the school year begins!

M.K. Conway, Teacher

Noel’s workshop was so fantastic for an educator—the strategies, the brain science behind the behaviors, resources, what to do and how to build executive function, just to name a few. I will also be sharing this information with parents and coaches who work with students. Thank you!

Sue M.S., Chairman of Faculty Support Committee

I learned many effective strategies to manage behaviors which occur at the intersection of anxiety and executive function such as reactions triggered by cognitive overload and how stress limits access to executive function. I became mindful of language and coping skills to lessen anxiety in my classroom.

E. Espada, Teacher

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