Does this sound familiar?
On your dreamiest, and most ambitious days, you can imagine her perfectly — this version of yourself you know you could be, living the version of your life you've always wanted to live. And on those days, the kind where the sun is shining and anything feels possible, there's this hopeful whisper in your heart that says, "I think I could really do this! I could get to where I want to be!"
But just as you're about to take action on these dreams, something holds you back...
(tell me if this sounds familiar)
And all of these road blocks leave you feeling defeated and discouraged as you ask, “Will I ever get there?”
"Will I ever have the faith / community / relationships / self-confidence / career / financial situation / daily life / I really want?”
You don't know the answer (and you're not really sure you WANT to know).
If any of this is sounding familiar, please know you are not alone. I've been there, my friend. My goodness, I’ve been there.
But there are two things that helped me tremendously as I've stepped into a life I truly love as a version of myself I truly love, and I know that the things that got me through can do the very same thing for you.
You need a guide and some girlfriends: A mentor to get you started and a community to keep you going.
And that’s what this mentorship community is here for!
Mentorship and community are some of the best tools you can have as you take steps forward in your faith, friendships, relationships, identity, calling, and more.
They're the secret sauce, the horsepower, the encouragement we need to start, and also keep going towards our goals. And that's what this online community is all about.
As a part of the community you'll get...
A mentor to walk you through it all
All throughout my teens and 20's, I longed for a big sister. I just wanted someone to talk to, someone who had been there, someone to tell me if what I was thinking and feeling was normal. I wanted someone who could cheer me on and give me some tips and tricks to make the journey just a little bit easier (And maybe even more fun!)
My life totally changed when some wonderful mentors came into my life, and that's why it's so important to me to pay it forward! I would love to be that mentor for you!
A plan to get you started
We have this idea of the kind of life we want to live, the kind of woman we want to be, and we know we have to take some action in order to get there.
We can do hard, wonderful, amazing, world-changing things as women. We just have to do them a little bit at a time, and this community will help you do just that.
Each month, you'll be given a plan to help you take a few steps forward in these important areas of your life. They'll be simple steps, doable steps, not time-consuming or complicated. But don't let them fool you, these small steps are total game-changers.
A community to keep you going
Did you know that you're 95% more likely to achieve a goal if you have people keeping you accountable? When we have a community surrounding us, helping us, cheering us on, encouraging us to keep going, our goals go from out of reach to totally possible, and that's what this community is for!
By joining this group, you'll have access to women from all over the country who are walking the road right alongside you. They'll be there to cheer you on, keep you on track, encourage you, pray for you, and laugh with you along the way.
Life is so much better, easier, and absolutely more fun when we walk through it together as women, and I can't wait to get started!
Mentorship + Community
We're taking some of the best elements of a small group, and bringing them to a couch near you! (Your couch, in fact!)
We'd love to have you join us!
Each month we'll be tackling a topic from one of these categories...
Friendship & Community
Identity & Self-Confidence
Career & Calling
Living our daily lives to the full
And so much more...
"Through being part of Stephanie's community, I feel like I can breathe again. I love who I am again. I feel as though I’m in a place where I can hear God speaking to me again. I see Him everywhere and in everything these days, and it's because of Stephanie that I was reminded to look. Stephanie, thank you for sharing your story and your wisdom. I'm so, so grateful for you."
"In reading Stephanie's words and being part of her community, I feel like I've found the older sister I've always wished for."
“I'm so grateful for Stephanie's constant outpouring of love, wisdom, encouragement, and truth. Her ability to sympathize with us, speak truth, and be so vulnerable and real makes her unlike any other Christian blogger/author/podcaster I’ve come across. Stephanie, thank you for your gentle and loving spirit and for your heart for the Lord. We all adore you!”
Monthly Mentoring Masterclass
Once a month, join Stephanie for a 90-minute Mentoring Masterclass on Facebook Live where she'll teach you how to move forward in an important (and often super tricky!) area of your life! You'll walk away with a series of small (and totally doable!) steps you can take that month. But don't let the size of the steps fool you. They're game-changers!
Private Facebook Community
Connect with a warm, open, supportive community of women who are there to walk together, laugh together, cry together, hold each other accountable, cheer each other on, and pray for each other every step along the way! (This is also a great way to connect with like-minded women in your area!)
Bi-Monthly Q&A Coffee Dates
If you’re anything like… well… all of us… you have some stuff going on in your life that you could really use some help with. Wouldn't it be nice to talk with someone who's been there, someone who's can help make the journey just a little bit easier? Now you can!
By joining this community, you can expect two Q&A sessions each month where the floor is yours and you can ask Stephanie anything! (Yep, anything!)
Stephanie is an author, podcaster, speaker, and best friend, who teaches about friendship, faith, relationships and self-confidence. Her biggest inspiration is the quote, "Be who you needed when you were younger," and that's what she strives to do for 20-something women so that they can turn around and do the same thing for the women in their lives too!
You can learn more about her right here (make sure to check out her podcast (Girls Night!) and download a free copy of her book (The Lipstick Gospel!) while you're at it!) And make sure to stop by Instagram to say hi. She'd love to meet you!
A little note from Steph:
Hi sweet friend!
I'm over-the-moon that you're thinking about joining our community. We would love to have you!
As you're thinking it over, I would love to tell you a little bit more about where the heart of this community comes from!
The lightbulb moment came for me when I was curled up on an overstuffed couch in a church in Boulder, Colorado. Tucked in beside me were 27 of the smartest, funniest, most wonderful college gals I've ever met.
I was their small group leader for the year — mentoring and walking with them as they navigated friendships, faith, relationships, identity, calling, and so much more.
Those overstuffed couches, that room, that community of girls, it was such a safe space.
It was a space where you could ask big questions and be a total mess. It was a place to go for advice, and encouragement, a group of women who would remind you of who you are and who God is anytime you started to forget.
It was the kind of place where you could fall apart, and even more, it was the kind of place where you could be put back together.
That year, through those relationships, that community, and in those conversations, God changed our lives completely — both theirs and mine.
And one day, on those overstuffed couches, I realized I knew:
This, being a mentor, is what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
And you know what? That's exactly what I've been doing ever since!
Everything we do here in our little corner of the internet (on my blog, podcast, in my books, even on Instagram!) is inspired by that small group, and this mentorship community feels like one step closer to gathering us all together on those overstuffed couches again.
God has some big things up His sleeve for this community, I can feel it. I can't wait to get started!
All my love to you friend,
What will we be talking about?
Great question! Here's a peek at the upcoming Mentorship Masterclass Topics...
How to add joy, contentment, and FUN back into your everyday life
Can we be honest? Being an adult is hard. There’s so much to navigate, so much to balance, so much to figure out. We’re figuring out work, and bills, and health insurance, and our living situations. We wake up FAR earlier than we want to, work all day at school or at our offices, eat lunch at our desks or on the go, and come home at the end of the day feeling totally, and thoroughly spent.
The adult things we’re doing are good and important and necessary (and they get easier with practice!) But also, every once in awhile (and I find, particularly during the summer months!) this schedule, these tasks, and this adult life feels so UN-FUN!
In the summer, I want to be outside, enjoying life, eating an ice-cream cone and jumping in a lake. I want to savor my cup of coffee, time with my favorite people, and the beautiful life God gave me! But that’s just the thing… in our adult lives, it sometimes feels like we’re moving a bit too fast to enjoy anything. There isn’t time for fun, isn’t room for whimsy or delight or ice cream in the midst of our busy adult lives (unless that ice cream is eaten by the tub in front of our newest Netflix binge.)
Well, this July, it’s time we change that. This month, we’re going to take our everyday lives and infuse them with more contentment, more joy, more delight, and more FUN! (And we’ll do it all without breaking the bank or quitting our jobs!)
I can’t WAIT to show you how!
(We'll release the next set of topics as the dates get closer!)
When you sign up, you'll automatically get access to past masterclasses!
Here are the topics we've covered so far!
The "Quiet Time": How to connect with God in your everyday life (in a way that's not only do-able but also deeply life-giving!)
How to do social media without being undone by it
We're on social media to feel inspired and connected, but more often than not, those aren't the feelings we walk away with. All too often we look up from our phones (only to realize we've been on them for WAY longer than we realized), and we feel, well, empty. We don't feel inspired, or connected, instead we feel things like FOMO, like the things we want to do in the world are already being done (and done better!) by somebody else, like we're not good enough (not thin/pretty/popular/successful/fun/well-dressed enough) and the list goes on...
"Stephanie has been such an awesome role model for me, and I'm so so grateful. My best friend dropped off her book, The Lipstick Gospel, at my house a few months ago and demanded that I read it. I think it took me about 5 pages to fall in love with Stephanie's outlook on life & want to become her friend. She's been a such a wonderful guide for me as I've found my way through a difficult season, and she's helped me know that I'm not alone in what I'm going through."