May Hallenbeck

May Hallenbeck, M.A.

Executive Functioning Coach

College Advisor

As a lifelong educator and Bay Area native, May has experience working as a coach and educational advocate for over twenty years. She earned her BA in Psychology at the University of San Francisco and went on to complete her MA in Sociology and Education at Columbia University’s Teacher College. She spent 15 years working in non-profit leadership and has experience designing, building, and managing educational programming serving students from elementary through higher education.

Her love of coaching was born when she built and managed a coaching program serving hundreds of college students in the greater Bay Area. Her goal is to help clients identify and connect their own values, experiences, and strengths into real life action plans for growth.

May’s areas of expertise include:

  • Executive function coaching – specialization in working with high school and college students, and adults seeking strategies that will support success at work, school, and day-to-day life goals. She also makes sure students are connected with resources on campus to help ensure their success after sessions end.  Her special focus is supporting adults with ADD/ADHD in their careers, relationships, and daily life. 
  • College admissions and success coaching for college students – candidacy building (9th through 11th grade), essay writing/editing, building school lists, and family advising. Additional strategies to ensure timely graduation while in college, and support in career development post-graduation.
  • Workplace performance – identifying areas of success and growth in current job with an emphasis on improvement.

When May isn’t coaching she enjoys cooking, being active outdoors, and spending time with her two kids and husband.