This is connection through vulnerability. It is a place to practice showing up, with courage, in front of others. It is small group coaching using books as a jumping off point - the place from which we begin exploration.
You’re gonna marinate like a mother inside weekly digital coaching - personal emails with guidance and the. perfect. prompts. And then you’re gonna let is all hang out in our regular hangouts.
This is growth for those who prefer a pack, as well as a steady intake of pages. 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.
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, the JUICIEST questions and exercises that support you in going deeper, navigating new terrain, and applying your learnings);
There are 10 hours of LIVE group coaching – we start with a 60 minute call to set the tone. That’s followed by monthly 90 minute coaching calls where we go deeper on the books, and deeper on you. And by “deeper” we do in fact mean DEEPER - bring courage, expect vulnerability;
You’ll find a community of growth-oriented bookies like you. With a max group size of eight women you’ll be aiming for strong connections – learning from, and with, the other page-turners in your flock;
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, and participating in, 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.
TITLES FOR JANUARY - JUNE 2020 ARE TBA BUT HERE’S A PEEK AT
JULY - DECEMBER, 2019
Braving The Wilderness, Brené Brown
(July - August)
The Rules Do Not Apply, Ariel Levy
(September - October)
The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho (November - December)
P.S. The next READ LIKE A MOTHER flocks (mornings and evenings) begin on Jan 2, 2020. Hit the link above, and send us a note about getting your fine feathers on the waiting list.
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 8 stunning souls gathering together on monthly group coaching sessions led by Steph and her lead coach, Shannah Crane Dimmick. Together they’ll help 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. We won't be asking you to tell all, but we will be asking you to tell some.
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.
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 July - December, 2019 books, scroll back up and you'll see them listed out. January - June, 2020 are currently TBA.
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?
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.
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.
JANUAYR - JUNE, 2020 SCHEDULE IS TBA but here's an example from JULY - DECEMBER, 2019
FLOCK 1 - Monday Evenings at 5:30 - 7:00pm PST: July 29, August 19, September 23, October 14, November 18, & December 9
FLOCK 2 - Tuesday Evenings at 6:30 - 8:00pm PST: July 30, August 20, September 24, October 15, November 19, & December 10
FLOCK 3 - Friday Mornings at 9:00 - 10:30am PST: August 2, August 23, September 27, October 18, November 22, & December 13
It’s required that participants attend a minimum of 4 of the 7 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 7 coaching sessions doesn’t work for you but you’re still looking for some big-time growth, check out The Great Big Journey.
We get it. Sometimes shit happens. If you miss a call, you miss a call. No worries. Just an FYI though - the calls are not recorded, and are therefore not available for replay. We're aimning for an equitable exchange of vulnerability and we feel like access to replays takes away from that. Cool? Cool.
Unfortunately, no. There are two only two intakes 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.
We are currently prepping to take bookings for the January - June, 2020 Flocks.