Stepfamily Lifeline

A human lifeline for Stepmoms & their families.
– Sue Howard, Stepfamily Dynamics Educator

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Hi, I’m Sue Howard.

If you’re reading this, odds are you’re a stepmom or a mom. Or you have a mom. Me too.

We’re going to be fast friends with all that we have in common.

Between my husband and I, we have two teens and a tot. I’m the stepmom to our 17 yo boy, 15 yo girl, and a mom to our 4yo.

In my spare time, I’ve considered starting a petition to request the government tax the right to wear yoga pants with a 20 minute workout.

It takes the threat of jail time to convince me to exercise regularly.

I search for peace and quiet with the same enthusiasm of a pirate searching for a treasure. Pirates have higher success rates.

Scroll down to learn more about how I can help.

What can I do for you?

As much as I wish I could, I can’t “fix” your husband, the ex, or the kids.

But don’t you fret. It only takes one person to initiate change in a relationship, and that person is you.

By keeping the focus on you, we’ll: 

  • Replace painful misconceptions with education of stepfamily dynamics.
  • Transform conflict by increasing your influence.
  • Increase your happiness by getting your needs met.

Want to try it out for free? Send me your 1st question.

What can I do for you?

It only takes one person to initiate
change, and that person is you.
By focusing on you, we’ll:

Stop self-inflicted pain

We’re going to challenge the story you tell yourself with the latest research of stepfamily dynamics and do away with self-inflicted pain. The best part about this is most of our pain is self inflicted!

Increase influence

By mastering effective communication strategies, we’re going to increase your influence. You’ll finally be heard!

Make you happy

We’ll identify your needs and create an action plan to get them met. I’ll send you on your way with “and they lived happily ever after”

My Qualifications

To coach is to teach. It is for high functioning individuals looking for research backed guidance from someone who is qualified to teach it.

My qualifications:

1. I’ve been a stepmom for 9 years and counting. I’ve learned from my many mistakes.

3. I ‘m a stepparent and a biological parent. My ability to relate to both roles allows me to help you be more influential.

2. 10+ years of experience leading & coaching in variety of organizations ranging from major hospitals in Boston to Nike.

4. Completed and continuously pursue training in:

*Stepfamily Dynamics *Dale Carnegie Leadership *Nonviolent Communication *Active Listening *Family Matters Mediation

Online workshop: Build a Bond

One of the biggest challenges for Stepmoms is bonding with their stepchildren who may be stuck in a loyalty bind with their mom. Come on too strong and the child rejects your attempts out of loyalty for mom. Don’t make any effort at all and you’re in a one sided relationship with someone you’re caring for a portion of the time. It is difficult to avoid resentment when (step)parenting a child you have no connection with. Enroll in this 2 week intensive to change that.

In this 2 week intensive learn:

  • How to connect without scaring the child away.
  • How to insure you’re treated with respect.
  • What to do if BM is talking badly about you to the children.

How it works:

  • Workshop is two weeks long.
  • This course is delivered via a secret Facebook. All members must have a Facebook account to participate.
  • Reading and exercises can be done at anytime during these 2 weeks.
  • Live Q&A sessions with me will be held at time that works for the majority, and can also be viewed at your convenience.
  • Stepmoms can connect and support each other within this secret group 24/7.

When: Starts October 16, 2017 and ends October 27, 2017.

Cost: 99

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Register now: Influence without discipline

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1:1 Coaching

50 minutes of 1:1 Coaching offered via phone, or in person at my office located in Falmouth, ME. Each session is followed up with 1 two way follow up email exchange. No contracts. Cancel at any time.

Single Session: 99

3 sessions/month: 70/session.

Unlimited Online Coaching

1 Week of unlimited coaching via email or text. Ideal for those who don’t like talking on the phone, or want to work at a faster pace than coaching by phone offers. Each month, I’ll be accessible and by your side every step of the way. 

1 week: 25

Have questions? Want to schedule a session? Contact me.