CAMERON is a Certified Stepparent Coach, host of The Stepmom Diaries podcast, and CEO of This Custom Life, where she helps stepmoms build their best blended family lives.
Cameron is married to a veteran and is a stepmom of four, including one with special needs. She has worked in politics for over twenty years and is a Washington Business Journal "Women Who Mean Business" award recipient.
Her work has been featured in Insider, UpJourney, StepMom Magazine, Stepparent Magazine, Stepmomming, the Today Parenting Team, and she is a coach and contributing writer for the Stepmomz App.
BETH is a Certified Stepparent Coach and owner of The Inclusive Stepmom, where she takes stepmoms from hopeless to happy.
Beth specializes in LGBTQ+ issues, being a childless stepmom, infertility, dealing with the ex in a small town, and strengthening stepfamilies through focusing on your relationship with your partner.
Her work has been featured in StepMom Magazine, Stepparent Magazine, SheKnows Parenting, Bustle, Romper, TravelZoo, BabyCenter, Stepmomming, Stepmomz, and ParentMap.
Susie Moore, Bestselling Author, Life Coach
Susie Moore is a former Silicon Valley Sales Director turned Life Coach and Advice Columnist.
Her work has been featured on the Today show, Good Morning America, Oprah, Business Insider, CNN, Forbes, Time Inc, Marie Claire and she’s the resident Life Coach Columnist for Greatist.
Susie’s work and insights have been shared by celebrities and thought leaders including Arianna Huffington, Paulo Coelho, Kris Jenner and Sara Blakely.
Her first book What if It Does Work Out? was named by Entrepreneur as one of the 8 Business Books Entrepreneurs Must Read to Dominate Their Industry and her second book, Stop Checking Your Likes debuted as an Amazon bestseller in April 2020.
Susie lives in Miami with her husband Heath and Yorkshire Terrier, Coconut. Sign up for her free unstoppable self-confidence training at https://slayyouryear.com/workshop/
Kit Rich, Celebrity Trainer
Kit Rich is a a nationally recognized Pilates expert, fitness professional, published writer and speaker. She works with and has toured with a long list of celebrities.
She has been honored to be named one of the top five trainers in Los Angeles by SHAPE magazine, a top female trainer by PopSugar, and made it to the top twenty of Oprah’s “Be The Next TV Star.” She was also one of the top five national finalists for Women’s Health magazine’s “Next Fitness Star.”
Kit has starred in numerous workout videos for different platforms. She has been featured for her work on fitness and body acceptance in print and on The Today Show, E Network, Access Hollywood, Extra and more. She has been hired to work with brands such as Lucy Activewear, Glo, PopSugar, REI, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Kelloggs, the W Hotel, Avalon Hotel, Phillips and Jeep and more.
Kit has written numerous articles for both print and online. She is the owner of KICHGO, a fitness product, that was just recently featured in FORBES, The LA Times, The New York Times and The Washington Post.
Megan Hunter, MBA
Co-founder & CEO, High Conflict Institute & Conflict Playbook
Megan Hunter, MBA, is co-founder of the High Conflict Institute and Conflict Playbook, along with author and speaker, Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. who developed the high-conflict personality theory.
Megan developed the concept of the Institute after 13 years in policy, legislation, and judicial training with the Arizona Supreme Court, Administrative Office of the Courts, and the Dawes County Attorney’s Office in Nebraska. She is also the founder of Unhooked Books Publishing.
Megan has trained professionals across a wide spectrum of professions across the U.S. and 7 countries. She holds an MBA and a B.S. in Business and Economics. She has served as President of the Arizona Chapter of the Association of Family & Conciliation Courts, the Arizona Family Support Council, and the Nebraska Child Support Enforcement Association. She served 5 years on the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners.
She is the author and/or co-author of several books, including: Dating Radar; Hiring Radar; BIFF at Work; and The High Conflict Co-Parenting Survival Guide. She's also a mom of 3, mother-in-law of 2, and stepmom of 5.
Dr. Patricia Papernow Psychologist, Founder of Stepfamily Institute
Dr. Patricia Papernow has taught about “blended families” all over the U.S. and the world. In addition to her lively engaging presence, Patricia brings forty years of clinical experience helping stepfamilies, and a solid grounding in the current research about what works (and what doesn’t) to build a thriving, healthy “blended family.”
Patricia is the author of Surviving and Thriving in Stepfamily Relationships: What Works and What Doesn’t, and, with Karen Bonnell, The Stepfamily Handbook: From Dating, to Getting Serious to Forming a “Blended Family.”
She is a member of the Experts Council of National Stepfamily Resource Center and the recipient of the 2017 award for Distinguished Contribution to Family Psychology from the American Psychological Association.
Wendy Behary Clinical and Training Director, The Schema Therapy Institutes of NJ-NYC-DC
With 25+ years of professional experience and advanced level certifications, Wendy Behary is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The Schema Therapy Institutes of NJ- NYC-DC.
Wendy was on the faculty of the Cognitive Therapy Center and Schema Therapy Institute of New York (until the Institutes merged in 2012), where she trained and worked with Dr. Jeffrey Young since 1989. She is a founding fellow and consulting supervisor for The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Aaron T. Beck’s Institute). Wendy served as the President of the Executive Board of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) from 2010-2014, and is currently the chair of the Schema Therapy Development Programs Sub-Committee for the ISST.
Wendy has co-authored several chapters and articles on Schema Therapy and Cognitive Therapy. She is the author of an internationally bestselling book, "Disarming the Narcissist...” (New Harbinger, 2nd edition, translated in 15 languages; 3rd edition, October 2021.) Wendy specializes in treating narcissists and the people who live with and deal with them. She is a contributing chapter author of several chapters on schema therapy for narcissism for professional readers. She lectures both nationally and internationally on schema therapy, narcissism, interpersonal relationships, anger, and dealing with difficult people.
Michelle Tangeman Founder of Michelle Tangeman Behavioral Health & Thriving Toddler
Michelle Tangeman is a mom of two, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She gives parents science-led tools to support a thriving family. She has a private practice located in Los Angeles where she sees children and families.
She is also the founder of Thriving Toddler where she provides digital parenting resources. In 2021, she co-founded Parenting Understood, the podcast where she and her co-founder, Dr. Erin OConnor from NYU, offer a mix of child development and parenting research and real-life parenting stories.
Dr. Courtney Conley, Ed.D, NCC, LCPC, ACS
Adolescent Therapist, Parent Coach, and Author
Dr. Courtney Conley is an author, therapist, and educator who specializes in working with adolescents. Courtney’s passion stems from her own emotional turmoil during her teenage years. Her mission is to equip adolescents with the inner tools needed to successfully navigate their teenage years. She partners with parents to support young people. Courtney’s book, Your Daughter Doesn’t Have to Be Miserable: An Approach to Supporting Your Teenage Daughter Through Depression, teaches parents strategies to connect with and help their struggling teen. She currently resides in a suburb of Washington D.C. where she continues to serve adolescents and their families in her private practice, Expanding Horizons Counseling and Wellness.
Founder, Institute of Step-Family Dynamics
Anita is a step/mum to 7 who lives in New Zealand with a revolving cast of kids, pets, and a constant husband. She works with individuals, couples, and step-families around the world to provide tools and support as they navigate the sometimes challenging waters of the step-family dynamic.
Anita specialises in working with people with trauma and those experiencing high conflict parenting situations. Along with coaching her clients, she coaches coaches and established the Institute of Step-Family Dynamics, a resource for both stepfamilies and professional working with stepfamilies.
Coach For All Things Stepfamily
Barb Goldberg is a Certified Life Coach with Dr. Martha Beck and the owner of The Evil Stepmother Speaks. As the stepmother to three children and the biological mom to one son, Barb has been through the trenches and understands the challenges of stepmother life. Her greatest accomplishment is looking at her four, amazing adult children with tremendous pride.
Barbara has a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, a Master’s degree in Business Administration and is a certified Dr. Martha Beck life coach. She has been an expert guest on CBS Talk Radio, Martha Stewart Living Radio, the The Pat McMahon Show and other media outlets. She has also been an audience expert on The Oprah Winfrey Show. You can read Barb’s articles in The Huffington Post, and as a syndicated blogger for BlogHer. Her blog, “The Evil Stepmother Speaks” was chosen as #1 Blended-Family Blog by Circle of Moms. Her Facebook communities, The Evil Stepmother Speaks and the private community, Stepmom Life Class are outlets for thousands of stepmothers. You can hear Barb weekly on The Evil Stepmother Speaks Podcast. Her book, The Evil Stepmother Speaks: A Guide for Stepfamilies Who Want to Love and Laugh, is a favorite among stepfamilies.
Kristen Skiles Certified Stepparent Coach
Kristen is the proud wife of Kevin and stepmom to 11-year-old Krista. Together, they live in Dallas, Texas, and share 50/50 custody with Krista’s mom! Kristen has overcome insecurities as her husband's second wife, learned a million lessons the hard way as a stepparent, and been on a roller coaster ride with shared parenting. Kristen grew up as a stepchild with a strict, very involved stepdad and one long-distance dad with a few different stepmoms over the years. Couple that with the fact she was business partners and lived with her stepdaughter's mom for a season, and it's safe to say, she offers a unique perspective!
Kristen is a Certified Stepparent Coach and founder of stepmomming.com, an online platform dedicated to providing comfort and guidance to overwhelmed stepmoms by giving them the tools and inspiration they need to overcome insecurities and discontentment.
Kristen works to show stepmoms around the world that stepmomming is what they do and not who they are, encouraging them to embrace their unique roles and truly love their lives.
Dr. Erin Careless, PhD Certified Stepfamily Coach
Erin, aka the unfortunately named, Dr. Careless, is sarcastic, empathetic, and a recovering people-pleaser. She has a PhD, is a Certified Stepfamily Coach, and the owner of Steplife: Stepmom Coaching and Support. Erin is also a Director of Adult Learning and Teaching at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She lives just a few feet from the ocean in Nova Scotia, Canada, and the beach is a favourite spot for her and her kids.
Chef and Stepfamily Coach
Born + raised in Southern California to immigrant parents, Kimberly King is a Chef and Certified Stepfamily Coach.
She uses her knowledge and personal experience to help blended families navigate their way toward a peaceful and happy home. Kimberly is a biracial woman in an interracial and multicultural marriage and family, a former beauty queen turned chef, and her latest accomplishment is becoming a Certified Stepfamily Coach.
Kimberly and her blended family recently traded city life for island life with a move from Los Angeles to Jamaica. When she’s not helping stepfamilies, you can find her in the kitchen cooking up delightful dishes or doting on her adorable 2 year old.
Ali Wilks, MSc
Successful Stepfamily Strategist and Couples Coach
Ali Wilks MSc is a certified Successful Stepfamily Strategist and Couples Coach. Driven by her own feelings of doubt and insecurity in her stepmom role, she discovered her passion to help became her purpose. She created the Successful Stepmom Retreats and Successful Stepcouple Retreats. She is also the owner and developer of The Soulful Stepmom, where she shares her soulful insights, embraces her otherworldly gifts, and teaches about her heart earned lessons that came as a result of her stepmom struggles.
Ali offers transformational coaching programs to stepmoms so they can release resentment to find peace and empowerment. She also coaches stepcouples to become an unstoppable team because she believes stepfamily stress can be turned into stepfamily success.
She’s been featured Divorce Magazine, YourTango, StepMom Magazine, and on Stepparent Magazine as their Wellness Editor. She is a recent add to International Bestselling Authors list for her contribution to the Book BluTalks Series 2.
Yvonne Jimerson Founder and Owner, Redefining Posh
Yvonne Jimerson is the spunky money mentor behind the keyboard at Redefining Posh, an online personal finance education company. Yvonne founded Redefining Posh out of her fervent passion to help women slay their debt and navigate the choppy waters of their finances. Her groundbreaking money management system combines her nearly 20 years of accounting experience and her own extraordinary personal journey to debt freedom and money mastery to educate and motivate scores of families to ditch their debt, master their finances, and experience true financial peace.
Yvonne lives in southern California and is a stepmom of three and mom of two.
Jessica Frew Owner, The BOLD Logic and Host, Husband in Law podcast
Jessica Frew is a wife, ex-wife, mom, stepmom, and BOLD action taker. She has a successful podcast called “Husband in Law” that she records with her husband, Matt, and her ex-husband, Steve. Together they are sharing their stories of love, marriage, coming out, divorce, remarriage and co-parenting to help others know they are not alone. They also co-own The BOLD Logic. A company devoted to helping people go from living in an “I should” mindset to taking BOLD action towards keeping and reclaiming their sense of self. Jessica is a firm believer that by knowing and understanding what it is you really want in life you can BOLDly create a life you love, no matter what your circumstances.
Ashley Machele Founder, Our Splendid Life
Ashley is the founder of Our Splendid Life, a website and community dedicated to providing resources and support to stepfamilies during all stages of the divorce and custody process. Ashley has developed curriculum for blended families that she presents in online courses, workshops, and with clients one on one as a Certified Stepfamily Life Coach. She’s become an advocate for initiating change within the family court system. She shares her journey as a blended family on her site and speaks from her perspective as a mom who lost her daughter during a parental abduction and as a primary parent who has allowed her daughter to live with her other family in a long distance custody arrangement.
Her articles have been featured on msn, yahoo, scarymommy and other sources as she hopes to be an expander for anyone struggling to navigate blended family life. While these struggles and challenges could have been devastating, she has chosen to find joy through the trials and is grateful for the opportunity to inspire other families to do the same.
Joslynn Flowers Entrepreneur
Joslynn is a mom of 4, who hates the labels! (3 of the 4 happen to be her stepkids) and is a certified stepmom coach! Manager turned STAHM and teacher once covid hit, she left her full time job to stay home with the kids.
In her time as a stepmom she has experienced the struggles of dealing with high conflict situations and multiple custody battles resulting in a CWS situation granting her husband full custody. Feeling overwhelmed, misunderstood and lonely she began seeking a way to turn her stepmom experience from high conflict to a positive co-parenting experience.
Having created a working co-parent relationship with her stepkids mom, Joslynn loves to help other stepmoms do the same while creating healthy boundaries. Joslynn has recently launched a podcast called The Daily Stepmom Podcast where she talks about not just surviving but thriving in your role as a stepmom!
Wendy Tamis Robbins Author, Attorney, Anxiety Coach
Wendy Tamis Robbins has been a stepmom to her second husband's two teens for over 10 years. After living with anxiety, obsessive compulsive and panic disorders for almost 40 years, she is now anxiety-free.
She chronicled her journey to find freedom in her book, The Box: An Invitation to Freedom from Anxiety, where she talks about childhood trauma, destructive perfectionism, disordered eating, divorce and forgiveness of ourselves and others.
She now helps others find by sharing her hard-fought lessons, strategies and inspirational story through writing, speaking and coaching.
Her articles have been featured in Stepmom Magazine, Thrive Global, CEO World, Authority Magazine, Happiness Series, Elephant Journal and Beyond the Crib. She has also been a guest on podcasts like the Kickass Stepmom, Bottomless Momossa, and EmpowHer Purpose.
Maarit Miller Founder, Blended Family Frappe
Maarit is a writer, artist, and former single mama turned stepmama who literally wrote the book on disengaging. Today, she helps blended families in high conflict find some kinda zen as they navigate their way through dating, marriage, raising stepkids, and dealing with the ex.
Brittany Lynch, BScN Founder of Stepqueen & Host of Queen Of Your Castle Podcast
Stepfamily Counsellor Brittany Lynch, BScN, helps stepmoms around the world navigate & transform the relationships they have with their stepkids, their partner, and their partner’s ex, so that they can live happily ever after.
Brittany is the founder & CEO of Stepqueen, the host of top-ranked relationship podcast: Queen of your Castle, and a regular featured writer for Stepmom Magazine.
Chrysta Horwedel Certified Stepparent Coach, Founder of The Intuitive Stepmom
Chrysta began her blended family journey in 2005 when she met her partner at a spiritual retreat. She uprooted her life in Ohio and moved to California to begin a new life in the Golden State. As a child of a divorced family, she was already acquainted with the dance of dynamics in the ever-changing blended family world.
Chrysta’s approach to coaching is intuitive and holistic, supported by certifications as a health/wellness coach and yoga instructor. She balances the practical and the metaphysical in her coaching. She speaks from the experience of her 12-year journey as a childless stepmom to having her own child in 2018.
Chrysta, being highly sensitive and empathic, assists her clients by focusing on the value of self-care, cultivating their intuition, and learning how to establish guidelines and boundaries within the family. As a believer that we are all works-in-progress she admits that it has been a continuous learning experience, and even though she has come a long way, there will always be more to learn.
When she is not chasing her spirited toddler at full speed she enjoys yoga, hiking, writing, culinary experiences, and travel.