An in-person celebration and life coaching workshop for moms with empty(ing) nests.

Is this you?


You LOVED raising your kids!

You volunteered with the PTA, carpooled in your mini-van, attended all the extra curricular events and created community around the kid’s activities.

It wasn’t always easy, but you felt needed and valued. Your purpose was clear.

But now your kids are moving on. Your friendships are changing. There’s a void in your life and you want to be really deliberate about how you fill it.

You’ve got some ideas but aren’t sure how to execute on them. Old habits are keeping you from taking action on your goals.

You want the next ten years to be even more fun and meaningful than the last, but aren’t sure how. 

Forget being proud of your kids.

It's time to make your kids proud of YOU!

The Empty Nest Mom Fest

Part celebration, part life coaching workshop.
Purpose: To build a community of moms who will encourage you to pursue your dreams and make the empty nest stage even more meaningful than the parenting stage.

Are you ready to get excited about your next chapter?


The last couple years have been really hard for me.

Not because of the pandemic, although it has been pretty sucky. 

Not because my fantastic new lake house is surrounded by forest fire (5 miles away while I write this)

But because my daughter got her driver’s license and doesn’t need me anymore. 

On that strange day in March 2020 when the schools shut their doors, my role changed forever. 

No more volleyball, no more carpools, no more hosting parties and groups of friends at our house, no more quick chats with other moms at drop off and pick up. 

The only job I had left was teaching her how to drive. I spent two decades of my life DEVOTED to my role as mom, and when she passed her driver’s test, it was over in the blink of an eye.

No retirement party. No one showering me with gifts to celebrate the next phase of my life. 

I’ve just slowly, quietly been made redundant. 

The Empty Nest Mom Fest will give you a more exciting life in six months.

This Saturday Workshop Will Teach You...

  • How to prioritize yourself even if kids still need you.
  • How to DREAM about exciting new possibilities for your future (even if your partner isn’t on board).

  • To build a community with moms who encourage your goals and support the version of you you are growing into. 

  • Remove the obstacles that have kept you from accomplishing your goals in the past. 

  • Create a more exciting life in 6 months without extra time or money.

make your next chapter as meaningful as your last


Meaningful conversations with people who get you. Celebrate all you’ve accomplished and start dreaming of the exciting possibilities that await you! 


Your current community is invested in you staying the same. You need a NEW community to support the NEW version of YOU, that you are wanting to become.


Feeling stuck drains energy. To feel fully alive, you need to know where you are going and the next step to get you there. Life Coaching is the perfect tool to give you direction and clarity.

Imagine being excited to wake up every morning!

Wouldn’t it be nice to be surrounded by supportive women going through the same things at the same time? 

Don’t you think you deserve to celebrate all the time, work and energy you put into raising your kids? 

Can you imagine your kids coming home for the holidays, and you being EXCITED for them to leave so you can get back to having fun in your new life? 

That's exactly what happened to Kara

"When I hired Torie, I felt lost and restless. I had a hard time enjoying things I used to enjoy. Nothing was wrong necessarily, my life was fine, but something was missing. Life Coaching helped me face my fears and acknowledge OUT LOUD that I was a writer! It was scary but so much fun! I signed up for classes, started spending time with other writers. Now my life is so exciting, I almost couldn't wait for the holidays to be over and my kids to go back to college so I could get back to my full color life! If you had told me before that I would enjoy my empty nest by publishing books and attending book signing events for myself, I would have believed you."

There is a secret no one is talking about.

For years you’ve been brainwashed. 

Your family, your culture, and the media have been programming you to obey certain rules.

Find a Career. Get married. Buy a house. Have a baby.

Now, for the first time in your life, THERE ARE NO RULES!  You can do whatever you want to do! It’s great, but scary because doing what we’re told helped us feel safe. 

The Empty Nest Mom Fest will give you a roadmap for navigating this phase of your life and support to make the journey more fun.

Who am I ?

I’m a master certified life coach helping hundreds of moms design lives that are right for them. I’m a teacher, workshop leader, and life coach for lost, overwhelmed moms who want to live life with no regrets.

 I also have an emptying nest and am craving connection, community and clarity.

empty nest mom fest details

This event is perfect for moms who are contemplating an emptying nest and wondering…”What’s next for me?” If you want to make a change but aren’t sure what or how, the Empty Nest Mom Fest is perfect. 

Expect a small group of 8-12 awesome women ready to connect and have fun! 

If COVID has taught us anything, it’s to not hold too tightly to plans! Anything can happen so a full refund is available if you cancel 14 days before the event. After that, you’ll receive “credit” that you can use for another workshop, individual coaching sessions for yourself or a loved one.

There are amazing restaurants nearby! You can dine on site at Park Bistro Restaurant, order door dash and eat in the suite, or drive to a nearby restaurant on Mt. Diablo Blvd. Lunch is on your own and a great opportunity to get to know the other moms better. 

To ensure the safety of all participants, we will ask for proof of vaccination AND I will send you a rapid antigen test to take the day before our event. Proof of a negative test will be requested before attending. I want everyone to feel safe to hug, smile, wine and dine together.

That’s the best part! Not only do you get a full day workshop with amazing moms to get clear on your future vision, but you get 6 months of support from the group to make sure you put your dreams into action!

Absolutely! If you are in a funk and just want to re-invigorate your life through a renewed sense of gratitude and appreciation, then join us. 


  • Monthly Zoom calls with Torie to coach you on whatever is getting in your way from pursuing your dreams.
  • A celebration and support partner to share your victories with and help hold you accountable. 

  • An in-person gathering to celebrate your wins at the end of six months. 

  • Video trainings to watch for overcoming the most common obstacles.

  • Optional one-on-one coaching with Torie if you need extra support. 

empty nest moms fest Details


Mom’s with teens or young adults who don’t have a vision of their future they are excited about but  want to make the most of this chapter of their lives.


 TBD Saturday 9-5pm with lunch break and optional dinner with the gang.



The Grand Suite at the beautiful Lafayette Park Hotel in Lafayette, California

How to Register

Because it’s a small group, I want to make sure it’s a cohesive one.

I am asking everyone to jump on a short zoom call with me before registering. Just a casual “meet and greet” where I can learn about you, your empty nest goals & struggles, and answer any questions you have. 

Please use this link to schedule your 30 minute Zoom call and take the first step.

10 Powerful Questions

5 Questions every morning to give you clarity and intention.
5 Questions every evening to give you satisfaction and gratitude.

This is the best way to get you in the driver’s seat of your life.