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Connie E. Sokol

Teaching people how to navigate a life shift. Educating them to become profound leaders in continuing the change. Providing them with accountability, support, and resources. Helping individuals keep core values first as they define personal purpose and contribute in meaningful ways.

Back to Basics stemmed from Connie’s mission to improve people’s quality of life, both professionally and personally. Over time and through experience of working with hundreds of women through presentations, programs, and life coaching, she defined key principles that produced positive results but were simple to use. That led Connie to share them in 17 books, become a bestselling author, and create the Back to Basics program. Back to Basics is a value-based self-help program that educates individuals–particularly women–to live purposeful, organized, joyful lives. The Back to Basics program includes support, accountability, and resources to ensure success. In professional or personal life, dealing with life challenges or improving your quality of life, Connie has the principles that will make the change.

Connie Sokol

“Be realistic, be wise, and remember that goals are not to inhibit our quality of life but to improve it.”

In The Media

  • Utah Valley Magazine
  • Meridian Magazine
  • KSL.com
  • Deseret News
  • Daily Herald
  • LDS Living
  • Wasatch Woman
  • Utah Valley University -The Review
  • Brigham Young University -The Daily Universe
  • Faithful, Fit & Fabulous: Get Back to Basics and Transform Your Life in Just 8 Weeks!
  • The Life is Too Short Collection
  • Motherhood Matters: Joyful Reminders of the Divinity, Reality, and Rewards of Motherhood
  • What Every 6th Grader Needs to Know: 10 Secrets to Connect Moms and Daughters
  • Create a Powerful Life Plan!: 3 Simple Steps to Your Ideal Life
  • Christmas Kisses: An Echo Ridge Anthology
  • Balancing Womanhood and Motherhood


Connie’s Writings

Connie’s Top 5 Speaking Topics

Live Happier! Get Direction, Lose Perfection, and Enjoy the Process

Find your path, take a step, and live the process. Understand how to get personal direction for you and your family. Let go of beliefs and behaviors that don’t work and replace them with clarity and choice. Organize your home and life to better enjoy and fulfill it. Learn how to love the process and feel the joy. Live happier today!

The Emotional De-clutter: Let go of Guilt, Comparison, and Perfectionism  

Ready to lose emotional weight? Identify healthy and unhealthy guilt, and how to replace it with peace. Recognize the compare and compete cycle and the three steps to remove and yourself from it. And learn the #1 secret to overcoming perfectionism that brings joy and self-acceptance. Clean out negative behaviors and fill your soul with the positive!

The 8 Cs: Successfully Prepare Your Child to Leave Home

Your child has 18 short years to prepare for a lifetime. Stressed? Not a chance, you’ve got this. With the 8 Cs of must-have life skills, your child will know how to quick clean, do Back to Basics cooking, manage money effectively, create meaningful connection and clear communication, the steps to mental and emotional health, and more. As a mother of seven and bestselling author and national speaker, Connie will share her secrets on how to easily teach basic life skills in everyday routines. Graduation, for school and life, here they come!

Find Joy in This Season of Your Life!

Every age and stage of life brings learning, laughter, and lament. That’s intentional! Learn 3 steps to embrace your emotional and physical shifts. Discover how Approach and Adjust creates powerful changes in real relationships and daily difficulties. Find out how to spread your wings with purpose, passion, and panache!

Holy Habits, Holy Homes

Got peace? In the busyness of family life, learn how to create a spiritually nourishing home. Discover simple routines to organize, simplify, and beautify your life. Find out three ways to create a family culture of work, respect and love. Find your “sacred spaces” and discover how to listen to and trust those personal promptings. Life can be more peaceful, and more meaningful. Learn the simple steps to start the process today.   

Utah Foster Care – American Family Insurance – Girl Scouts of America – Education Week BYU Hawaii, Utah, Idaho

Chamber of Commerce – House of Hope – Get Proof – Utah Valley University – Especially for Youth

Thanksgiving Point – American Mothers – Brigham Young University Leadership

Studio 5 – Utah State University-Price – Weekend for Women – UVU Women’s Center- Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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“Connie Sokol’s energy was fantastic. Her message was upbeat, positive, and hilarious. Attendees rated her the best speaker of the conference.”

Roselyn Woolfenden
UAHVO President elect

“Connie Sokol has captured the essence of her message with her years of experience, extensive research, and twist of good humor.”

Richard and Linda Eyre
#1 New York Times Bestselling Authors

The women who heard your presentation are still buzzing about your wonderful words–they totally loved it, had fun, and got great suggestions and tips. I’ve never seen someone speak with such gusto and energy. It’s almost palpable, your enthusiasm just fills the room. I wish we could “bottle” it up and sell it! 

Ronda Ferguson

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