MAUREEN KAFKIS (MK), OTD
Stepmom Empowerment Coach
Bachelor of Science, Occupational Therapy, Ohio State University, 1996
Masters of Education, National Louis University, 2011
Doctor of Occupational Therapy, St. Catherine University, 2019
Certified Life Coach, The Life Coach School, 2020
MK is a licensed occupational therapist, a certified life-coach, and a stepmom to four adult stepdaughters. Self-coaching inspired her to push through her fears, change her perceptions about herself, and reclaim her personal power. While traditional coaching places an emphasis on action and managing the environment, MKCoach knows that achieving the life you desire starts with an internal process.
MK decided she wanted more out of life when her father died over four years ago. She was tired of feeling old and like the best years of her life were behind her. She was tired of beating herself up for aging every time she looked in the mirror. She was tired of worrying about what other people thought about her. She was tired of not loving herself or not living up to her potential. She was tired of feeling like she was "less than" because she did not have biological children. She was tired of hiding the emotional complexities involved with being a stepmom. MK started the process of reclaiming her personal power when she confronted her technology fears and enrolled in an online doctorate program. She has been tackling one fear at a time ever since.
MK wants to show other stepmoms how to detect the BS in their brains, push through their self-doubt, manage their thoughts, and love themselves again. She can show you how to live the authentic life you were destined to live if you are willing to show up and do the work. Do not let anybody tell you that the best years of your life are behind you or that your needs are not important as the rest of the family. It is just not true. In fact, it's Brain BS!
Inspiring stepmoms to reclaim their personal power!
You may be trying to figure out how to balance your needs with the needs of your family.
You may be regretting how you stopped taking care of yourself and how you can feel good again.
You may be wondering what to do next because there has to be more than this.
You may be at your wits' end about why you sometimes feel like an outsider in your own family.
You may be dreading Mother's Day and wondering why nobody pays attention to Stepmoms Day
You may be full of resentment and hating the way you are showing up in your life.
Whatever BS is going on in your brain, you are in the right place! Call 847-507-6164 to schedule an introduction to MK and learn about the coaching philosophy at MKCoach.
If you are STIll wondering if MKCoach is a good fit for you, read on. If you can identify with the list below, MK is the coach for you.
I am so tired of feeling like a victim.
I am a well-intentioned stepmom who cares about my family.
I am ready to identify and manage the BS in my own brain.
I am willing to take responsibility for my own emotional health.
I want to love the way I show up in my family.
I am willing to experience discomfort for personal growth.
I am willing to learn real self-care.
I am open to the gifts of imperfection.
I am open to committing to the life I have and not the illusion of what I thought it was going to be.
I am open to focusing on myself instead of trying to control the people around me.
I am ready to leave behind the supporting role and take the center stage in my life again.
STEPMOM EMPOWERMENT 6-WEEK COACHING PROGRAM
Weekly 60-Minute Coaching Sessions
Email Access to MK 5x a Week
Discounted Rates for MKCommunity Forum
Reclaim Yourself for $1,500.00