From our founder to our team, we have years of experience in coaching and psychological treatment with specialized training in coaching executive function skills. We understand the complex psychology of neurodivergent individuals.

Our coaches and administration are compassionate and empathetic, having overcome their own executive function and academic challenges to be successful academically and professionally.





Michelle Raz stands at the forefront of empowering neurodivergent individuals. She is a trailblazer in the fields of ADHD and executive functioning coaching since 2010. With her extensive experience as an author, board-certified coach, career service specialist, blogger, podcaster, and global speaker, Michelle has dedicated her career to empowering neurodivergent individuals and the people in their lives world-wide. Her unique approach focuses on leveraging individual strengths to work through their executive functioning challenges, leading to personal success through specialized, strength-based strategies and brain hacks.

As founder of Coaching Academics and Raz Coaching Services, Michelle’s purpose and passion is to help young adults thrive with executive function challenges: manage, organize and be successful in their academics, careers and life. We believe opportunities are plentiful for someone with executive function challenges when they have the support and resources behind them. It is our mission through Coaching Academics and Raz Coaching Services to help as many people as possible be successful in their lives.

Liz Faranda


TRCC, Certified Art Therapy Coach

As CEO, Liz offers comprehensive experience and a diverse background with over 20 years in psychiatric, mental health, and substance use treatment. She has worked inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, IOP, emergency room crisis response, individual therapy, and has classroom teaching experience. She is also a certified Trauma Responsive Clinician. After decades working in mental health treatment, she made the shift to coaching as she is passionate about the profound impact of real time support and present based strategies for clients. She has witnessed this work helping to create lasting change and making a difference in the day to day life of our clients.

Liz is diagnosed with ADHD and is neurodivergent herself. She understands the unique challenges and influences this has on a person’s life and what an extraordinary gift it can be. Having also overcome significant past trauma personally, she appreciates the journey of resilience and the joy and heartaches faced along the way. This, combined with her professional knowledge, has fueled her passion to help others with their steps to a more fulfilling and positive life.


Katy Fiorello

Director of Programming


Executive Function Coach

Amy Kirk

Director of Training & Development


Executive Function Coach

Keshia T.

Coach Manager


Executive Function Coach

Kenzie G.

Operations Manager


Executive Function Coach

Kimberlee G.

Executive Function Coach

John R.

Executive Function Coach

Karma H.

Executive Function Coach

Kendall R.

Executive Function Coach

Kaci Rae C.

Executive Function Coach

Michelle H.

Executive Function Coach

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From Michelle Raz:

I first came to ADHD academic coaching as a parent seeking help for my own child in 2009. At that time, there were minimal resources available. After many hours scouring the internet, I found a community of people dedicated to helping students with ADHD using the coaching concept. As an educator with a graduate degree in curriculum development, it intrigued me. I quickly saw the value to integrate coaching for executive function challenges as a great way to support my student at home and bridge academic school demands. I hired an ADHD coach to collaborate and work with our family.

This positive experience motivated me to become trained for life coaching, ADHD coaching, and career coaching. I began working with clients to develop strategies, tools and skills to work through their executive function challenges. It was a natural progression to move from academic to life and career coaching as my clientele began to move through milestones in their lives. This inspired me to combine my experience and earn a Board-Certified Coach certification.

Along my life-path, I have found myself involved in many ways to help spread the knowledge of how coaching can help people who struggle with ADHD, neurodivergence, and weak executive function skills, through articles, blogs, podcasts, webinars and more. As part of our Coaching Academics community, I will continue to educate, collaborate and share this knowledge with you.

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