About Us

Our Mission

Care for family caregivers

So that no woman is left feeling alone and uncertain in the “perfect storm of life”.

Who We Are

Women supporting family caregivers through education and coaching. We offer online courses, one-on-one coaching, group coaching, and peer support. Workshops, retreats, and coaching intensives.

We Believe

Women who are facing the perfect storm of life’s complexities deserve to have the finest and most profound support system we can offer.

Committed to Women, Committed to Family Caregivers

we are

Women serving women.
Caregivers serving other caregivers.

we love

We are learning, sharing, creating, and easing the quiet desperation of family caregivers. We love and serve women who are struggling with many aspects of life – family, career, and caregiving. 

Caregiving Journey

Family caregivers travel a unique & winding journey. A joyful but rocky path. In other words, a life of stress, frustration, hope, and grace.

Building relationships

Intergenerational relationships always come with massive challenges and change. Support and training from Careiance will give you the power you need to face these challenges.

CYNTHIA WATKE

Cynthia has spent more than four decades exploring who she is and what she is on this earth to do. 

After years of juggling child-rearing and career, a new challenge arose, assisting and caring for elderly parents. Her father is gone now, but her precious mother has become my primary responsibility.

A life built of experience

Cynthia, too, has experienced the perfect storm of juggling family responsibilities, career, and elder caregiving. In other words, she understands how taxing, exhausting, challenging, rewarding, and exhilarating life “sandwiched between generations” can be.

Life is about serving

In coaching, training, and speaking opportunities, the Careiance leadership team focuses on caring for women to:

  • be a support in a sea of constant change
  • be a safe harbor in the storm of life
  • ease the quiet suffering of caregivers
  • reduce the toll caring takes on caregivers
  • be sure that no woman feels alone and uncertain

 

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Five Pillars of Careiance

Caring for your family, your career, and yourself is enough of a load for any woman. When you add the care of an elderly friend or family member you may experience overwhelm. You may feel a significant impact on your life – emotionally, physically and spiritually.

The Careiance team wants to build the Five Pillars of Careiance into your life. These are universal principles and values to help you thrive. To equip you with strength, grit, grace, and wisdom. As part of the Careiance community, you too can share your knowledge and experience with others. You can help instill the Five Pillars into the hearts and lives of others.

What inspires us

"Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness: kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile."
-Mother Teresa

"Life's beauty is inseparable from its fragility."
-Dr. Susan David

hope in the midst

"Sometimes you have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down."
-Kobi Yamada 

beginning with love

"The first duty of love is to listen."
-Paul Tillich 

"Being listened to is so close to being loved that most people cannot tell the difference."
-David Oxberg 

A road to kindness

"At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us."
-Albert Schweitzer