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Read Like a Mother


Read Like a Mother


Let us be clear:

This. Is. Not. A. Bookclub.

It might involve books, and it might feel kind of clubby, but rest-assured, this is altogether different. 


This is digital coaching and group flight. This is growth for those who prefer a pack, a steady intake of pages, and utterly. Perfect. Prompts. This is a peeling the cover back on the best books on the market, and most importantly, this is peeling the cover back on ourselves.

You’re gonna marinate like a mother inside weekly digital coaching as well as small group gatherings, cuz this is reading, supported by digital and group coaching. And this is digital and group coaching, supported by some of the best voices in the biz. 

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In other words, get ready to read between the lines of yourself . . .

In other words, get ready to read between the lines of yourself . . .


  • We start things off with a welcome video from Steph, detailing the flight plan ahead and preparing us for takeoff;

  • Then you get weekly digital coaching (AKA emails that outline reading assignments, our favorite quotes all pulled apart, thought-provoking suggestions for rethinking the content, and exercises that support you in going deeper, navigating new terrain, and applying your learnings;

  • There are 9 hours of LIVE group coaching – monthly 90 minute coaching calls where we go deeper on the books, and deeper on you;

  • You’ll find a community of bookies like you. With a max group size of eight to twelve women you’ll be aiming for strong connections – learning from, and with, the other page-turners in your flock;

  • You’re also gonna get direct access to Steph and the Read Like a Mother team for support via email; 

  • A commitment to yourself and your Read Like a Mother group. When you’re in, you’re IN. Signing up for Read Like a Mother means attending a minimum of 4 small group coaching sessions. Because small group coaching means you’re an accountabilibuddy for yourself and everyone else in the flock. You gotta show up to grow up.

  • A final wrap-up that includes neatly compiled bundles of our favorite marinations and digital coaching from every book; and

  • Secret gifts and goodies along the way.



Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes

When Women Were Birds, Terry Tempest Williams

Mating in Captivity, Esther Perel (May-June)

All I can hear you saying is BOOK ME.

$80 per month for six months or $440 upfront


P.S. The next READ LIKE A MOTHER flocks (morning and evening) begin on July 1, 2019. Email Steph at to get on the list.

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I’m new to all this. What do you mean by “digital coaching” and “small group coaching”? +

Welcome newbie! We love you already. Digital coaching means we’ll be serving up loads of prompts, questions, and exercises via weekly emails – a whole schwack of thought provoking stuff that will help you go deeper, and feel supported in between our monthly calls.

Small group coaching is just that – a maximum of 12 stunning souls gathering together on monthly calls led by Steph and the Read Like a Mother team of coaches. Together we’ll peel back the individual and collective layers. This ain’t no webinar! This is showing up to keep growing up! Keeping the groups small guarantees that each person will be seen and heard. We’re aiming for rich connection and deeply rooted growth, as opposed to a shallow dive into the waters of anonymous hypotheticals.

Are the books included? +

Books are not included in the program. We encourage you to purchase them in advance and/or time your reserves at your local library accordingly.

When will we know what books are picked? Sometimes it takes time for me to order them or get them from the library. +

All three selected titles will be announced in the month prior to the program’s start and can be viewed online before signing up for Read Like a Mother. In other words, you’ll know everything in advance. For the January – June, 2019 books, scroll back up and you'll see them listed out.

What if I’ve read the books before? +

Two words – Love. Actually. Have you ever watched a movie and gotten more out of it the 37th time around than you did the first? And . . . have you ever read books that way? And . . . have you ever read a book and then read it again with a group of people and a personal coach leading the way on actually applying said book to your life?

‘Nuff said.

I read really slow. Am I gonna be able to keep up? +

YES. We cover one book every two months (as opposed to a book a month). That means the max amount of reading in a single week works out to about 25 – 40 pages . . . in other words, four or five pages a day will do ya.

I read really fast. Am I gonna get bored? +

NO. Because we’re not just reading. We’re reading like mothers. We’re reading, journaling, notetaking, thinking, processing, coaching, applying, reading some more, laughing, crying, talking, and GROWING. You will not be bored.

I freaking dig a calendar-sync - what’s the schedule for the group coaching calls? +

The January – June, 2019 schedule is:

Wednesday, January 30th: MORNING 10:00 - 11:30am PST | Thursday, January 31st: EVENING 5:30 - 7:00pm PST

Wednesday, February 20th: MORNING 10:00 - 11:30am PST | Thursday, February 21st: EVENING 5:30 - 7:00pm PST

Wednesday, March 27th: MORNING 10:00 - 11:30am PST | Thursday, March 28th: EVENING 5:30 - 7:00pm PST

Wednesday, April 17th: MORNING 10:00 - 11:30am PST | Thursday, April 18th: EVENING 5:30 - 7:00pm PST

Wednesday, May 22nd: MORNING 10:00 - 11:30am PST | Thursday, May 23rd: EVENING 5:30 - 7:00pm PST

Wednesday, June 12th: MORNING 10:00 - 11:30am PST | Thursday, June 13th: EVENING 5:30 - 7:00pm PST

What if I can’t make the coaching calls? +

It’s required that participants attend a minimum of 4 of the 6 small group coaching calls. Here’s why: at its core, Read Like a Mother is a group coaching program. It’s about shared experiences and about creating connection with ourselves and others . . . and that shit don’t work when you don’t or can’t show up. To thrive, the calls need active participants, here and present, and fully engaged.

If attending 4 of the 6 coaching sessions doesn’t work for you but you’re still looking for some big-time growth, check out the Great Big Journey.

What if I miss one of the group coaching calls? +

No worries. All calls will be recorded and are available to view anytime in the 48 hours post-event.

Can I join at any time? +

Unfortunately, no. There are two enrollment periods per year for Read Like a Mother. The first runs from January through the end of June. The second runs from July through the end of December.