April O’Leary is a Certified Master Life Coach, Author and Speaker and the founder of the University of Moms. She is also the creator of the Happy Mom Conference. As a mother of 3, her mission is to help you, the busy mom, take better care of you and find peace in your world.
She received Life Coach Training at Life Coach Universe in Fort Myers, FL, holds a B.A. Ed. in Elementary/Middle School Education from Northeastern Illinois University and is also certified in Florida at the preschool level ages 0-5 years. For over 20 years April has been involved with teaching children, working with mothers and supporting families in many different roles from private home school teacher, to classroom teacher to moms club president and more.
April’s struggles with anger, frustration, overwhelm and resentment as an at-home mother of three girls under age 5 and success in overcoming them birthed her passion for helping moms manage their emotions and find peace in their relationships. This led her to write her first book, Ride the Wave: Journey to Peaceful LIving in 2011, found the University of Moms at UofMoms.com in June 2012, followed by her second book Focus on You: Your Needs Matter too, published in August of 2012. In January of 2013 she launched the University of Moms app available for iPhone and Android and in response to so many moms wanting LIVE support she created the Happy Mom Conference ’13 which will take place Sept 14-15 in Bonita Springs, FL.
She works with private clients in her Bonita Springs office and coaches widely by phone. April resides in Estero, FL with her husband Jim and three daughters.
April has been featured in magazines such as e’Bella, Gulf Shore Life- Forever Young, Neapolitan Family Magazine, Southwest Florida Parent and Child and Milspouse Magazine. To view article archives Click here. She has also been a guest on the David Essel Alive XM Radio Show, the Peaceful Parent Radio Show, Happy Hour Girls Radio Show and more. To book April as a guest on your show please email Lisa Brink at firstname.lastname@example.org. To view April’s media kit Click Here.
April is also the guest producer of the popular Radio Show David Essel Alive which airs live on XM Channel 168 and streams live online every Saturday from 6-9pm EST/ 3-6pm PST.
About April’s Books:
Published in January of 2011, April’s first book Ride The Wave: Journey To Peaceful Living describes her journey from frustrated at-home mother to peaceful mom and teaches the reader how they can do the same. This includes steps to let go of anger, resentment, frustration and stress and practical advice on how to create a new calmness in all areas of their life. This simple 4 step strategy was developed by April in the midst of raising her children and starting a business and is so workable anyone can apply it to their lives too.
In August of 2012, April co-wrote a Home Study course with Michael Woulas, Ph.D., Licenced Psychotherapist called Focus on You: Your Needs Matter too. The material was born out of her desire to help moms overcome the guilt that often plagues them from taking care of themselves once children arrive. Packed with 6 insightful interview, activities, self-assessments and more this guide will help you learn that it’s not selfish to take care of you.
You can find peace at-home even in the midst of chaos. April can show you how. Be the peace you want to see in the world, starting today! Let April help you create it….