I can absolutely relate to what it’s like to anxiously prepare for the arrival of your bundle of joy. To have the day finally arrive with all its excitement and happiness, to have your world rocked completely while practically being strapped to a rocking chair, thinking about how much your priorities have shifted and how your emotions (a.k.a. hormones) rule the world. Drudging through diaper changes, doctor visits, squeezing in time for the gym, friends and a little romance all while the clock quickly ticks toward the imminent return to work too soon! We do this under the pretense that nothing’s changed, I’m still perky and well rested, not suffering from mommy brain and I can balance having two full time jobs (mom and professional—no make that three jobs—and wife)!
You and I both know that you have changed so let’s start from there…
How are you going to embrace this change? What do you want this new life to look like? That’s where I come in.
Heather Carpenter Stegal, CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach) is the founder of Baby Steps, life coaching for working moms. Since 2008, Heather has served as a life coach, helping her clients thrive in every aspect of their lives. Heather is a graduate The Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, California, where she received her training in life coaching. CTI was the very first coach training organization to be certified by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and the prestigious CPCC designation earned through the program is the most rigorous and respected in the industry. Heather completed her undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where she received her B.S in Hospitality Management.
For the past four years Heather has been coaching clients from all walks of life. They come to her for a variety of different reasons. For the most part all of her clients want to simply live a fulfilling life in line with their values. Heather is known for asking powerful, direct questions that often have people think outside their “box”. Another key skill that she brings to the table is listening; hearing underlying messages that possibly have the client in a place of feeling “stuck” so they are then able to move forward. Heather has over 200 coaching hours logged and is also a member of the ICF, International Coaching Federation.