WELCOME TO STEPLIFE: STEPMOM COACHING AND SUPPORT
FOUNDER AND CERTIFIED COACH: ERIN CARELESS, PHD
Erin became a stepmom when she met her partner Matt in 2014. That same year, she became a Certified Stepfamily Coach and founded Steplife as a way to share her experiences and provide support to other women navigating stepfamily life. Erin and Matt married in 2015, and in addition to her stepson Oliver and Stepdaughter Waverleigh, they are parents to Grace and Finn.
Erin's PhD research is on stepmothering, and it is her passion to empower stepmoms to find the role in their family that works for them. Thanks for checking out the site!
WHAT IS COACHING?
Coaching is designed to help you find a way forward through your challenges. We will work together to identify strategies, tools, and approaches that can help mitigate stress, find confidence in your role and peace in your home.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Once you book your session (see options below), I will send you an intake form that helps me get to know you a little bit before we meet. During your session with me, I will help you develop a practical plan that you can put in place to help move from confusion, frustration, and stress, to confidence and clarity. (We'll also have a few laughs in there too, I'm sure).
WHY SHOULD I CHOOSE YOU?
Coaching is a very personal process. You can trust me because I have been there - truly. My experience with stepfamilies began when my own mom remarried and I gained a stepfather. Fast forward 20 years, and I became a stepmom. I made many, many mistakes, which you can learn from! Your sessions are completely confidential, and my only goal is to help you navigate this world I call steplife.
WHAT IS YOUR TRAINING OR BACKGROUND?
My training comes in three parts:
1. I am a Certified Stepfamily Coach and trained under Jenna Korf of Stepmomhelp.com.
2. I have a PhD in adult education, and my research project focused entirely on stepmothers and how they learn to navigate their role.
3. I am a stepdaughter and a stepmother. This is probably my most valuable experience I can offer.
STEPLIFE: STEPMOM COACHING AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Finding Your Path as a Stepmom
Book a 1 hour coaching session with Erin, and receive one follow-up via email
Perfect if you have a fairly simple situation and don't want to book multiple sessions, or if you want to see if you and Erin are a good fit for coaching. Coaching takes place via phone, Zoom/Skype/FaceTime, or in person where applicable.
Book 2 x 1 hour coaching sessions with Erin, and receive two email follow-ups
Perfect if you want to talk about a more in-depth situation, or if you want to put some ideas into practice and have another session to evaluate. Coaching takes place via phone, Zoom/Skype/FaceTime, or in person where applicable.
Book 3 x 1 hour coaching sessions with Erin, and receive three email follow-ups
Perfect for more complex or long-standing issue that requires more support and planning. Coaching takes place via phone, Zoom/Skype/FaceTime, or in person where applicable.
My New Book!
All about stepmoms, biological moms, motherwork, and navigating the drama!