Small Steps is coaching for the soul. As a business owner, I realized I invested a lot of time and money in coaching for sales productivity – but I was missing a huge part by not investing in myself and my own spirituality. A yearly membership to Small Steps helped me focus on my inner core, the deepest parts of what made me me, and how to embrace the constant changes life brings with a more loving and patient attitude. Liz has a way of helping you let down your guard and enjoy the escape we all need from the chaos, without feeling the guilt of being away from your family or daily tasks. Every week I knew I could look forward to that one hour of solace and camaraderie and know that it would carry over into every aspect of my life.
— Kay Pugh, Realtor, Keller Williams
Liz Small and Small Steps have been such an uplifting, warm and truly refreshing part of my life. The weekly retreats ensure that I take time for myself, which is hard for any mom to do on a regular basis. I started going to the sessions knowing only one person – but after just one week of sharing stories with the other amazing women in the group, I knew right away that I was part of a wonderful community. Liz leads the amazing sessions, and thanks to her, I’ve gotten back in touch with my spirituality, which had taken a backseat when I had kids. I now feel much more fulfilled, and I know that when I take time to care for myself, I am better able to care for my family.
— Carol Ragin, Mom of 2
— Lauren Lang, St. Joseph’s University Student
Going into the D.I.S.S.H. meetings I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but I’m so glad I was able to be a part of it. I had never put the ideas of the hook-up culture and my faith together before. To me they were just two different worlds I was a part of . . . I’m so thankful I had the discussion and insight before I leave for college because I can look forward to that new step in my life knowing that God is a part of every aspect of my life and will guide me through anything. . . I would definitely recommend it to anyone.
— Dana Poltorak, High School Senior
The small group setting was a perfect opportunity for our female students. It allowed an outlet to create dialogue around the hook-up culture and to be given the resources to share this critical information with their peers. Other students are already asking about signing up next semester based on the response of those who have participated!
— Sarah Cazella, Director of Student Activities, Neumann University
Liz has an easy going, open, and welcoming personality. When she is speaking in reflection, she has the ability to make you feel like she is speaking directly to you. Liz always finds a way to balance a serious, yet playful tone in her reflections making her audience members feel at ease immediately. She is quite funny when making spiritual connections, which I love!
— Shannon Craige, Grade School Librarian, Norwood-Fontbonne Academy (Philadelphia)
Elizabeth Small’s programs meet a unique need young people might not even recognize they have! Elizabeth has much to offer . . . The topic of young adults’ sexuality and its relationship to their spiritual growth as human beings is crucial!
— Sr. Jeanne Marie Hatch, SHCJ, Vice President of Mission and Ministry, Rosemont College