Steph set a world record for skiing the most vertical feet in a year, but that is just a small part of her story. She is also an author and a sought-after mentor and coach who helps guide people towards a deeper understanding of themselves and their stories.
Steph's work, which includes speaking and facilitating, centers around the intersection of loss, the nature of deep remembrance, and the personal journey of re-creation.
Her first book, Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery, is not just about setting a world record for skiing, but also about growing up and claiming femininity as a super-power. It is a powerful and inspiring read that everyone should experience.
Steph's mother has late-stage Alzheimer's, and she wrote a book about their time together on a road-trip, which is called Everything Left to Remember: My Mother, Our Memories, And a Journey Through the Rocky Mountains.
This poignant and moving book is about the way we are pulled apart and the way we are re-membered.
“It is a story about mothers and daughters— a book about nature, and memory, and loss of all kinds. It’s about transforming our pain into something much larger. This is a book about love.”
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Who is Steph
Living on Bainbridge Island, Washington State, USA
Growing up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Creating a nice life for herself
Hitting 26 years old and knowing that something was missing
Deciding to quit everything and sell everything
A year of emersion in her own joy
Deciding to go skiing and travelling
How that 1 year away changed her whole life
Her first Book: Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery
Her mum being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s
Her early years growing up in an athletic family
Being encouraged to play sports
Learning to ski from 3 yrs old
Her early 20s and feeling pressure to achieve
Being very goal and achievement orientated
Doing all the things she was told to do… and now what?
Why the journey was stunning, but the finish line was just another ordinary day
Making the decision to change her life and build something different and new
What was holding her back
Turning the dream into a plan
Having a year to put it together
Financial and logistically planning and getting fit for the challenge
Women, risk taking and gratitude
Skiing all around the world
The grind of travel
Magical moments - Skiing in Japan
Finding love and taking time to physically recover from the trip
Her mother being diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2015
The relationship with her mum and planning a journey through the Rocky Mountains
Are you listening for the call of adventure, and do you have the courage to say yes, when you hear it?
How the family is coping with the diagnosis and caring for a loved one
The ongoing process of grief
Creating memories that won’t be remembered
Suffering with depression and managing mental health
How to connect with Steph
Words of advice
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