My Story

Hi there,

I’m Steph. I’m a mom to three kiddos, and Sheldon — my pandemic basset hound puppy.

I’m a New York Times best-selling author and the host of the Slow Living podcast. I write, coach, teach, and speak about how to make your dreams come true without hype or hustle.

I specialize in long-term goal planning and achieving. I strongly believe that there’s no reason to rush and feel as if you are “behind” — because with careful planning and a good game plan you, too, can live out your own version of the American Dream.

I like Reeses Peanut butter cups, napping, cheap white wine with a screw-top, garden gnomes, brie cheese, and my crockpots (I have 14!).

If you are ready to map out and live the life of your dreams — the one you’ve secretly always wanted, but were scared to actually talk about “out loud” — reach out to me. This is what I do, and I do it really well.

You really CAN live the life of your dreams. It starts by learning how to listen to your gut, your intuition, and by SLOWING DOWN.

It sounds counter-intuitive, but you can actually achieve MORE when you GO SLOW.
 I am here to help.

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What is it that you WANT?

Are you looking to make more money, lose weight, marry your best friend, retire early, be an amazing parent, or have more time to volunteer? All of the above?

I can help.

Through my books, speaking, podcast, courses, and one-on-one coaching I help people (primarily moms) get all of the HAVE TOs of life over with quickly and efficiently so they can finally do the things in life that they WANT TO.

Because the laundry, chores, soccer practice, meal planning, and litter box scooping? That’s not WHO you are; that’s not your identity. Those are the things you HAVE TO do.

We will work together so you can finally be the person you’ve always wanted to be, and do the things you actually WANT TO do.

That’s what I do, and I am here to support you. I’m a real person, and I really can be of help to you.

Email me directly, any time:

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Why I write

I love helping people. The very best part of my day is reading emails from people from all over the world, thanking me.

They thank me for my recipes & meal planning advice, and they thank me for simplifying the daily chores.

But mostly, they thank me for being real. For walking my talk.

Because I really am a mom. And I get what it’s like to want to get up super early to get stuff done around the house and blow dry my hair, but instead be up at 3am with a kid with a bloody nose.

I spent the first few years of my parenting career feeling overwhelmed and frustrated that all of the self-help, personal development, and time management books at my local bookstore were written by business men.

Since then, I’ve spent my days writing books that are practical, helpful, and inspirational. And they are written to help YOU. 

Work with Steph

I truly believe that I am living my version of The American Dream.

How can I help you achieve your version of The American Dream?

Do you need more help in your personal life, professional life, or with organization?

Do you need help mapping out Your Great Big Idea?

Are you trying to dig your way out of debt or become financially free?

Do you need a nudge to move forward out of your comfort zone?

I am a certified Master Coach and can help you with:

  • Life Planning
  • Health & Wellness
  • Career Counseling
  • and Goal Setting

I can help you, and I want to.

In my “former life” (A.K.A, pre-kids), I ran pre-school centers for low income and homeless children and helped and counseled parents. I have a lot of tools and tricks up my sleeve to help families cope and flourish.

I thrive on helping people, and would love to see if I can help you. See which plan works for you below.

Interested In working with me

You can also join my group coaching program: Simple shortcuts to peace

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