you're not alone. You're not failing.
So if you're feeling...
A bit lonely, despite the fact that you never have a minute alone.
there is literally nothing wrong with you.
Like you technically have friends, but you're longing for something more - something deeper.
Content with your spouse, but craving quality time with girlfriends who just get you.
Or, like everyone else has found "their people" except for you.
Between kids and careers, it’s tough to fit friendship in (plus, it’s awkward!) And let’s be real… After experiencing some friendship heartbreak over the years – it’s scary to put yourself out there, too.
But just because it isn't easy anymore, doesn't mean it isn't worth it.
And I'm here to cheer you on and share practical tools (and perspective!) to help you navigate all the hard parts, so you can finally enjoy the friendships you oh-so-crave.
Emily helped me figure out how to make connections with other daycare moms even though we don’t have the chance to see each other at pick up or drop off. I’ve since had several playdates and have made new mom friends whose kids are the same age as mine! I legit don’t know how I would have made this happen without her help.
I had playdates set up within days of working together!
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Having moved multiple times, I know the struggle is real when it comes to finding a circle of genuine, authentic friends. But, I also know it’s not impossible. And the process doesn’t have to be so daunting - it can actually be fun!
As a coach and mentor of busy moms craving deep and meaningful friendships, I have the privilege of having a front row seat as they go from reluctant to confident. Experiencing success as they make new connections, and deepen existing ones, in a way that’s much simpler than they ever expected.
if this sounds like you...
COACHING MAY BE THE TURNING POINT YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR.
Just moved to a new city and want to build their circle from scratch – and fast!
is this for me?
i work with moms who...
Are the first (or last) in their friend group to have kids and are craving new connections with those in the same season.
Have lived in the same city their whole life but suddenly feel like old friendships just don’t fit as well anymore.
Have a boatload of acquaintances and are craving more depth – friends to do life with together.
Are ready to take their friendships to the next level and officially find their people.
These intentional sessions are where we'll create your vision for friendship, identify your current capacity, and then design a plan that honors your personality and preferences for connection. Plus, provide a safe space to process all of the emotions that come along with the journey.
It’s common for things to come up after a session that will deserve some additional processing time. We’ll keep in touch via Voxer so you can get coaching, encouragement, and support when you need it so you can feel confident as you take the next steps to bring your circle to life.
Whether it’s a training on initiating connections with ease, or affirmations that help ground you in your worthiness of friendship, or a capacity identifying exercise, you will have access to all of my best resources to support you in your friendship journey.
I am so glad that I took time for myself and invested in working with Emily. I learned a great deal about what was REALLY holding me back from the circle I desired. I’ve found myself more confident and less ‘in my head’ when it comes to reaching out directly to some of the 1st grade mom’s along with reconnecting with co-workers.
I'm so much more confident and less in-my-head when it comes to my friendships.
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Designed to give you clarity and coaching on the area of friendship that is most pressing for you right now – like creating new connections, deepening existing ones, or just finding space for friendship as a busy mom. By the end of our time together, we’ll have developed a personalized plan with clear action steps for ways to move forward in pursuing the circle you desire.
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Together we’ll develop a plan that honors your vision and unique preferences for friendship. And then, I’ll be there as you take the steps to bring it to life - tackling any roadblocks as they come up together. By the end of our time, you will have gained confidence, perspective, and practical strategies for pursuing life-giving friendships – and you will be on your way to enjoying them too!
This is not a one-size-fits-all approach.
Creating a vision and dreaming about the types of friendships you desire and want to bring to life.
change is possible.
during our time together, we can work on all or some of the following:
Evaluating your current friendships and getting honest about which ones are serving you, which ones aren’t, and where you have gaps.
Identifying your capacity for friendship in your current season of motherhood, so you don’t feel stretched too thin.
Gaining the courage to initiate new connections and follow-up to keep relationships progressing in a way that feels natural.
Exploring several approaches for deepening friendships so you can choose the ones that are most comfortable to you.
Navigating speed bumps that come along with friendship in motherhood so you can experience less anxiety and drama.
Developing a personal plan with action steps for accelerating authentic friendships that honor your personality and preferences for connection.
You're unique. What you desire in your friendships are unique. So, our time together will be too. We'll focus on gaining momentum in the areas that are most pressing for you so you can start enjoying the friendships you long for most.
90-Minute Intensive Kick-off
2 Monthly 60-minute 1:1 sessions
In-between Voxer Support
Full Access to the Friendship Vault
One 90-minute 1:1 session
Applies toward monthly mentoring*
Are you ready to stop wishing for more in your friendships and actually start making it happen?
I get it. I’m a working mom of 2 young kiddos and the struggle is real when it comes to time. Part of the work we’ll do together will be around understanding your capacity in different seasons of motherhood. Based on your deepest friendship needs, we’ll align where makes sense for you to invest the time you do have so you get the greatest return (and how you can make adjustments each time your season changes). We’ll also explore some different strategies for fitting friendship into your current rhythms and routines that feel really realistic – and don’t sacrifice precious time with your family.
And you’re right, this will take time. It will be an investment in you and your future friendships. You can certainly wait until the kids are older, work slows down, or life feels less hectic. But in my experience, that never happens. You have to decide that your friendships are important enough to invest in. I can tell you from personal experience that life feels a lot less hectic – and much lighter – with a circle of real, authentic friends to do life with. So, whether you decide to invest in coaching or not, I hope you don’t wait too long to make space for the life-giving friendships you deserve.
For sure. Having these conversations can feel tricky – particularly if you don’t think your partner will totally “get it.” I always suggest starting with your why. Why do you want this? It's helpful to remember that our partners love us and want us to have what we need (and want!). If deeper, more meaningful friendships is what you're craving, your partner needs to hear that.
One of my favorite working mom coaches, Katelyn Denning talks about the difference between asking for permission and asking for support. When you ask for permission, you are unsure whether or not this is “worth it,” so you’re looking to someone else to validate that uncertainty. If you’re not sure, the reality is that this probably isn’t the right time for you. When you’re certain of what you need, you don’t need anyone else’s opinion of what you should do, you just need their support of the decision you’ve already made.
You’re right, we probably don’t share the same personality. Some of the ways that have worked for me to make friends won’t work for you. That’s why we explore together your personality and preferences for connection – and what HAS worked before – so we can strategize about how you can do that again in a way that feels comfortable to you.
And let me just say, you’re probably not as awkward as you think you are. The reality is that friendship in adulthood is all sorts of awkward. It’s really the process, not us. By demystifying the friendship making and strengthening process, it will be much easier to navigate and push through the awkwardness.
Many of the moms I work with start with one session to get some clarity and momentum for their next best move in their friendships and are all set. Others decide they could use some additional support after taking some of the initial steps we outline together. We then either apply the investment from their first session into the monthly or we set-up another one-time session based on what makes the most sense. The door is always open, but know that my ultimate goal in coaching is always to get you to a place where you feel confident without me.
Can I gift coaching to a friend who is about to move?
That’s so sweet of you to want to gift this to your friend! Since coaching is very personal and requires a level of commitment and self-motivation, I’d recommend checking with her first. Sometimes the move alone is so overwhelming that she may not be ready to even think about building her circle for quite some time. But opening up the conversation will let her know how much you care, and give you a sense of whether (and when!) she’d be interested in such a gift.