Ana Homayoun’s latest book Erasing the Finish Line: The New Blueprint for Success Beyond Grades and College Admission explores erasing the faulty finish line. Explaining how we can help children build their own blueprint for success, Ana discusses important skills. Among them:
- Executive functioning skills
- Building social capital and fostering genuine connections
- Buoyancy – the ability to bounce back from disappointments
This conversation is one that opens our eyes.
Ana Homayoun is an academic advisor, and early career development expert. She is the author of That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week, The Myth of the Perfect Girl, and Social Media Wellness. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Fast Company and NPR.
Ana founded Green Ivy Educational Consulting, a Silicon Valley-based educational consulting firm. She is also the founder and executive director of Luminaria Learning Solutions, a non-profit initiative developing the Life Navigator School Advisory Program, an executive function skills curriculum. The curriculum is rooted in social and emotional well-being. It aims to prepare students for success in and outside of the classroom.