MAUREEN KAFKIS (MK), OTD
The Brain BS 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 women how to how to detect the BS in their brains, push through their self-doubt, manage their thoughts, and love themselves again or for the first time. She wants to show women how to let go of the life they thought they were meant to live and embrace the life they have. Do not let anybody tell you that the best years of your life are behind you, or that you are not capable of creating lasting change. It is just not true. In fact, it's Brain BS!
Inspiring women 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 wondering how you can feel good again.
You may be seething because your good for nothing ex-husband left you high and dry.
You may be at your wits' end about why you sometimes feel like an outsider in your own family.
You may be full of resentment and want to learn how to let it go.
You may be feeling like you are a nobody without children.
You may be feeling like there is something wrong with you because you do not want children
Whatever BS is going on in your brain, you are in the right place! Call 847-507-6164 or email to schedule a free 30-minute session with MK.
If you are STIll wondering if MKCoach is a good fit for you, read on. If you can identify with anything on the list below, MK is the coach for you.
I am ready to take responsibility for my emotional health
I am ready to identify and manage the BS in my own brain.
I want to love the way I show up in my family.
I want to feel vibrant and unattractive again
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 ready to stop people-pleasing and ready to take care of myself
I am open to the possibility that my best years are ahead of me.
I am ready to have my own back when I make non-traditional choices that may be in contrast to societal expectations.
I am willing to experience all of the discomfort that comes with personal growth.
I am ready to approach aging proactively!