Meet Ana Homayoun

Author, Speaker, Consultant

For over two decades, Ana has focused on helping students discover practical solutions to promote purposeful learning. Her prescriptive solutions encourage better executive functioning skills, effectively address the culture of teen perfectionism, and provide real-life advice on how to navigate social media and technology overwhelm in an always-on digital world. Her sensible perspective is real, relevant, and adored by parents, educators and students around the world.

Ana's Latest Book, Social Media Wellness

In this insightful book, Ana translates the new language of social media and technology, and provides solutions-oriented advice on how to help students manage distractions, become more organized, improve time-management, boost productivity, and relieve stress.


Current Initiatives

In addition to her work with Green Ivy and Luminaria, Ana regularly speaks at schools and conferences worldwide.

Green Ivy Educational Consulting

Green Ivy empowers students to develop the executive functioning skills — organizing, planning, and prioritizing — needed to thrive in and outside of the classroom.

Luminaria Learning Solutions

Luminaria is a non-profit initiative bringing the Life Navigator Middle School Program, an advisory-based curriculum, to public, private and charter schools nationwide.

Praise for Ana Homayoun

"Ana has come to speak to our region twice in a four-month period. After her first visit, she was requested to come back by popular demand due to her depth of knowledge on working with teens and tweens and her positive message on easy interventions and strategies. She is personable, easy to work with, and leaves you with a growth mindset on how we can synergize with our teens and tweens to encourage healthy social media interactions.

Everyone who hears Ana’s message asks 'When can she come back!?'"

- Lora Parks, Manager of Instructional Technology, Northeast Regional Informational Center (NERIC), Albany, NY

"Ana Homayoun’s presentation to a packed auditorium of Menlo parents is remembered as one of the most valuable events of the year. Her real-world insight, delivered with energy and wit, helped us elevate our understanding of the academic and life challenges that our students face today, and we are now armed with a wealth of resources, tools and techniques to assist our children."

– Kathryn Gray, Menlo School, Atherton, CA

"Her rapport with students, parents and faculty is so empowering and I have found her to be
very knowledgeable, empathetic and solution-oriented when it comes to students and

– PARENT, American School of Dubai

"Ana is a dynamic, engaging speaker who accurately portrays the challenges teens face in a 24/7 digital world."

– MARGARET MILLER, (Retired) Dean of Students, St. Francis High School, Mountain View, CA

"Thanks Ana! I love your work and enjoy your newsletters. Thank you for doing this important work and inspiring me!"

– D. Tuttle
Mill Valley, CA

"Hello Ana!
I had to tell you that [our daughter] came home absolutely raving about you. She absolutely loved working with you and your whole process and directive nature. She said that she’s never learned so much and very empowered throughout the whole process!"

– Joanna C, Parent
Los Altos, CA.

"Thank you Ana! We loved having you at Santa Catalina."

– Christy Pollacci,
Head of Lower and Middle School, Santa Catalina School

"I am just finishing your book [That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week] and have been implementing lots of your suggestions in real time - and am seeing real time results. So grateful our psychologist suggested it to us. Appreciate the content on learning differences. Also love your gentle and calm reading tone (I am listening to the audiobook)."

– Melanie S., Toronto, Canada


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