Our Team

ADHD & Executive Function Life Coach

Jennah Ackerman is a certified ADHD and executive functioning coach through the International Coaching Federation. Before she found her passion in coaching, her first love was teaching. Jennah has a Bachelors of Sciences in Elementary Education and a Masters of Sciences in Exceptional Student education. Jennah worked as a teacher in Palm Beach County for a few years where she adapted the classroom curriculum to meet the needs of individual students, In 2016 she chose to work in higher Education at Lynn University working with college students to establish and upkeep a strong skill set that allows them to become independent and organized for school and at home. Along with being a coach at Coaching with Brooke, Jennah currently works as an academic advisor and coach at Lynn university in Boca Raton FL . While working with many students of all ages and backgrounds, Jennah develops and implements individual plans needed  to lead a happier, and productive life. She will collaborate  with you to develop strategies to work towards your specific challenges, needs, and goals. Jennah believes anyone can be successful with the right tools. Jennah enjoys being active, reading, going to the beach, and hanging out with her family.

ADHD & Executive Function Life Coach

Justin Converse became a certified life coach in 2018 through The Life Coach Institute of Orange County and began working with both children and adults before starting his training with JST Coaching and Training. JST focuses on working with teens and adults with ADHD and Executive Functioning issues. Prior to coaching Justin majored in psychology at Ohio University, and it is because of his experiences there that sparked his interest in coaching. At age six, he was diagnosed with ADHD as well as a Learning Disability. Because of this he was medicated at an early age and an Individual Education Plan (IEP) was established. Back then it was standard to treat ADHD and Executive Functioning issues solely with medications and academic accommodations, because it was assumed he couldn’t succeed on his own. In school he was very disorganized, but because of these accommodations he always had someone to make sure he turned in his work on time. However, this situation set him up for failure once he started university. Without the IEP and personal instructor he struggled to keep his life organized and to find the motivation to study.

 

These struggles with basic life skills made Justin realize the benefits of having a knowledgeable and experienced coach and has given him a passion to help others succeed and achieve their goals. Combining Justin’s personal experience with his knowledge of ADHD and executive functioning, Justin and his clients can work together to reach their goals and attain the skills needed to succeed in life. Justin's belief is that once you take the step to join in the coaching process, nothing is out of reach.

Jeanne O’Brien is a 20 year veteran of the public school system in New York State. She began her career in education working with pre-kindergarten students in a center-based special education school.
After receiving an MS in elementary education and special education at Adelphi University, Long Island,
Jeanne worked for the New York City school system. She then moved to the Jericho School District where
she provided support services for middle school and high school students. Jeanne was chosen to be on the first co-teaching team in Jericho Middle School where she helped develop and implement differentiated instruction throughout the curriculum and promoted goal setting strategies to enhance learning.

ADHD & Executive Function Coach

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