Ali Wilks is a successful stepfamily strategist and couples coach and the creator of the Successful Stepmom and Successful Stepcouple Retreats. She is also the owner and developer of, the Wellness Editor at Stepparent Magazine, and on top of it all offers transformational coaching programs to stepmoms and stepcouples.

Ali has her MSc in Family Studies, where her focus was on childhood trauma. Her passion is supporting stepmoms who bring in their partners and working with the couple to create an unstoppable team that defies the odds of divorce the second time (or third time) around. She has worked with families in crisis for over 25 years in child protection and loves working with stepfamilies, foster families, kinship, and adoptive families— the most resilient families anywhere.

As the bio mom of two smart and sassy daughters, the wife to her husband of 13 years, and the stepmom to three awesome adult stepkids and two adorable grandkids, she is well on her way to having the groove in her stepmom game. FINALLY.

Session Title: Practical Tips For Successfully Navigating The Toughest Conversations With Your Spouse

  • Tough conversations and what makes them hard
  • How a stepmom feels about herself impacts on whether she’s going to address challenging issues with her partner
  • Our past relationships plays a role in how we navigating tough conversations
  • The road map to more meaningful and effective communication

Create a strong and healthy stepfamily, 
one STEP at a time