ABOUT ANA HOMAYOUN
Ana Homayoun is a noted author, school consultant, speaker and educator.
Over the past two decades, Ana has traveled the globe inspiring students and adults to design their own blueprint for success. In 2001, Ana founded San Francisco Bay Area-based Green Ivy Educational Consulting, an educational consulting firm that works with parents, educators and students on promoting executive functioning skills, including organization and time-management, and overall wellness. She is also the founder and executive director of Luminaria Learning Solutions, a non-profit developing the Life Navigator Middle School Program to give students the needed skills for social and economic mobility as well as social and emotional wellness. Her pragmatic and prescriptive solutions have received acclaim from parents, educators and school administrators all over the world, and she has been heralded as “approachable, relevant, and engaging with young people and their parents.”
Ana is the author of three books. Her first book, That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week: Helping Disorganized and Distracted Boys Succeed in School and Life, provides practical solutions to the common organization, time-management and motivation challenges facing many tween and teen boys. The Myth of the Perfect Girl: Helping Our Daughters Find Authentic Success and Happiness in School and Life explores the real-life dilemmas faced by so many girls and young women stuck in the quest to find success amid a culture of perfectionism, and offers simple, implementable strategies for overcoming the need to live up to others’ standards of success. Her latest book, Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World, explains the new language of social media socialization, and details ways parents and educators can successfully work with students to promote self-regulation, safety, and well-being in an always-on digital culture.
Ana frequently speaks on topics relating to executive functioning, student engagement, personal productivity and motivation, as well as overall wellness. She has been quoted or featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic Magazine, CNBC, Fast Company, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, New York Post, ABC News, along with dozens of other publications, and she is a frequent guest on NPR.
Ana is a graduate of Duke University, where she currently serves on the Duke Gardens Advisory Board, and holds a Masters in Counseling and Pupil Personnel Services Credential. She is also a board member for CASSY (Counseling and Support Services for Youth), a non-profit providing a mental health safety net for over 55,000 students in 55 public schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also spent a considerable number of years volunteering as a camp counselor for children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Ashford, CT, and The Painted Turtle Camp in Lake Hughes, CA, both SeriousFun Network Camps.