Identify what's holding you back. Learn strategies for moving forward.
'Brain Coach' Mary Turos hosts ten self-paced modules that focus on specific elements of executive functions.Learn More
'Building Your Brain’s Toolbox' adult executive function course:
Calm your brain and maximize higher-order thinking
Topics to help overcome a lack of motivation or sustained focus
10 self-paced modules presented by 'Brain Coach' Mary Turos (new modules release every two days)
‘Brain Coach’ Mary Turos compiles 25 years of neuroscience coaching and the latest brain research into an online course for adults. Ten self-paced online modules combine neuroscience with psychology to give you useful information and actionable tools to:
Overcome a fixed mindset
Embrace failure and to use it as a data point
Hold yourself accountable to your own goals
Change the self-sabotaging behaviors that undermine and leave you feeling exhausted and unproductive
Set up a healthy lifestyle that supports good brain health
Understand how your brain processes and stores information for retrieval
Why you need this course:
BrainCog's online course brings neuroscience into Executive Function coaching. By breaking down how the brain controls behavior, we help you uncover what is interfering with personal progress, then provide tools to overcome challenges and obstacles. This course provides tools to help you:
Improve time efficiency
Become an active
learner & reader
Set healthy boundaries
Advocate for yourself
Set personal goals &
Hi, I’m ‘brain coach’ Mary Turos (she/her). I use strategies based in neuroscience to help people achieve academic and personal goals.
During the past 20 years, I’ve worked with thousands of people and families to bring harmony into their lives.
I’ve compiled and simplified research from neuroscience, psychology, and mindfulness, to create this unique online course. It will teach adults facing day-to-day struggles how to set achievable goals.
We’ll work together to set the foundation for positive changes you can use throughout life.
I look forward to getting to know you.
This course is for you:
Want a proven program that helps make positive changes in behavior
May be skeptical, but open to learning and trying something new
Have anxiety or stress and would like to reach goals without impacting your emotional, physical or psychological well-being
Feel overwhelmed that you are not achieving but you’re not sure where to begin
Are struggling with work, aren't well rested, and constantly feel the pressure of life’s tasks
Feel you may have a learning challenge that isn’t being addressed
This course is NOT for you if you:
Are not willing to make small changes to your routine
Are looking for a simple, short-term solution to 'fix' yourself
Want to use this online course to replace your therapist or psychologist
Online course topics
*Sequence of topics may change
Executive Functions: Our Brain's Conductor
Are we really left or right brained? In this very basic overview of brain anatomy, we explore common myths and misconceptions of how the brain functions and why understanding how our brain works is critical to harnessing its power.
Sleep-Deprived & Goal-(DIS)oriented: A MYTH
We all know sleep is important – so why don’t we make it a priority? Learn how sleep impacts executive functions, what your sleep style is, and how to use it to maximize cognitive control.
Cognitive Control: Finding Your “Flow” to Get Stuff Done
Do you feel like you’re working more and producing less? Do you feel overwhelmed or losing motivation? Learn some tools to get to and stay in ‘flow’ to produce value for yourself and your work.
Hijack Your Brain: Recharge your Willpower
Anxiety and the Brain: How to Calm Ourselves for Maximum Achievement, Happiness and Harmony
How does anxiety sabotage? It doesn’t go away, so learn to make peace with it and override the fight, flight, or freeze mechanism in your brain.
Defrag Your Brain: How to Manage Your Mind in a Distracted World
Never Good Enough: Cultivating a Growth Mindset
Adults get caught up in the mindset they developed during adolescence. Whether a fear of success or failure, we get stuck in thought patterns, and it is hard to break free. Learn ways to override how you speak to yourself and create new neural pathways to success.
Dropping the F Bomb: Failure is My Favorite F Word
Why do we avoid failure? If you haven’t failed at something you’re either lying or not trying. Why is there such stigma around the word failure? Learn why you should invite failure into your life and why failure is necessary on the path to success.
Myth of the 8-hour Workday
You can provide value in fewer hours! Most of us feel we’re working more than we should, but at the end of the day feel we haven’t accomplished anything we set out to do. Learn to use cognitive control so you can leave work at work and truly shut off. Constantly thinking about work zaps happiness and drains energy.
Executive Functions: Pulling it all Together
Setting your path for goals and accountability and becoming the expert of your own life. You have made an investment in yourself that most of the population isn’t even aware of. Congratulate yourself and feel good about being the driver of your own life.