Wellness that Works for You!

Stepping Forward, LLC

Lilly Mees, CEO/Owner


Our patient advocacy service is here to educate and guide patients through the healthcare system, advocating for their rights and ensuring they receive the best possible care.


Before, during, or after your medical treatments we work with your medical professionals, and all others involved in healthcare to ensure you are receiving the most appropriate, comprehensive and excellent care available.


Our Certified Diabetic Educator provides 1:1 and small-group Diabetes and wellness coaching for those with Pre, Type 1, or 2 Diabetes. We are dedicated to partnering with you so you can live your best life possible.


Are you ready to enjoy the life you dream of? Are you ready to experience the joy and satisfaction of achieving long-held goals? Our Certified, Professional Life Coaching Team is here to propel to a life of purpose, accomplishments, and fulfillment.

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With all the New Year's Resolutions you can make, none is more important than protecting your health. Our fun, informative group sessions are designed to help understand how diabetes can effect you and show you the many ways you can minimize or even eliminate the effects of diabetes in your life.  

Knowing not just what to do but how to do it is key. This is where Stepping Forward can make a difference! You will have a team of Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialists, Registered Dieticians, Clinical Social Workers, Nurses, and Clinical Exercise Specialists ready to partner with you to achieve the success you want for yourself.

Our team implements evidence-based education that will assist you with increasing your knowledge, improving your health, reducing complications, and lessening the burden of care, reducing lost work days, minimizing episodes requiring emergency care and the anxiety uncontrolled sugar levels can cause.

Our weekly Diabetes Education & Support Groups are limited to 12 individuals. This gets you the individual attention and focused information you need while also providing motivation and encouragement from fellow group members. New groups are forming every two to three weeks. Contact us at info@SteppingForward.net to learn more and connect with this life-changing experience!

You can also choose to receive individual diabetes coaching from one of our team members. We offer a free 20-minute consultation to discuss your needs and our services. Contact us at info@SteppingForward.net to set this up. 
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Starting Thursday, March 14th, 2024, we have a new group forming. This weekly, 60-minute virtual Diabetes education support group will provide valuable information to help you take control of your Diabetes. The fee for this support group is only $35.00 per month. This interactive group includes discussion on the following topics and much more: 1. Getting the Most Out of Your Health Care Team; 2. The Consequences of Not Taking Care of Your Diabetes; 3. The Latest Advances in Research, Medications and Treatments; 4. Coping with the Nutritional, Physical & Mental Challenges of Diabetes. Sign Up Today! A confirmation email with all the details will follow.

  • Date: 3/14/2024 06:00 PM
  • Location Online Event

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Diabetes and diabetes-related health complications can be serious and costly. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States and is responsible for an estimated $327 billion in medical costs plus lost work and wages. Beyond the medical, diabetes can take a serious toll on your quality of life. It effects your physical, mental, and emotional well-being as well. While there currently is no cure for diabetes, there are a lot of things you can do to manage it and its health complications.

We would love to partner with you to set attainable goals, overcome the anxiety, fear and struggles you face. We would love to join you in experiencing the positive changes you will see through our comprehensive, holistic coaching and team approach. Taking action today with a few simple steps and the Stepping Forward team can make a huge difference for the rest of your life!

Call or email us now to learn more and connect with your life-changing program!

Your Stepping Forward team provides education and self-management skills to empower those with Diabetes to be proactive about their health needs and concerns. Studies have shown that keeping A1c and blood pressure on target for those with Type 2 Diabetes reduces the risk of death and complications by up to 35%. Other studies for those with Type 1 Diabetes revealed that keeping your A1c below 7% reduced the risk of eye, kidney and nerve disease by up to 76%!

Our team implements evidence-based education and support to assist you with increasing your knowledge, improving your health, reducing complications, and lessening the burden of care for those living with Diabetes. We provide group sessions and 1:1 coaching that includes:
• Nutritional Counseling
• Physical Activity Guidelines
• Medication Management
• Blood Sugar Monitoring & Technology
• Problem Solving
• Health Coping & improving Mental Health
• Reducing Complications
• Care Management (resources, referrals & more)

Contact us at info@SteppingForward.net to get started!
  • PO Box 272 Cortaro, AZ 85652

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Stepping Forward is passionate about equipping and supporting those that want to break free from the constant struggle against chronic disease and are in need of supportive services. We provide empowering education, case management services and transformational life coaching. Stepping Forward is here to come alongside you to bring about the changes to move you forward and improve your quality of life!

Our focus is on these four core areas-
1. Diabetes Prevention and Management
  •  in a virtual, small group setting
  • Providing 1:1 online support for those with more challenging issues
2. Patient Advocacy & Case Management
  • Assisting with navigating health care issues and various medical needs (referrals, medical appointments, transportation, communication with Providers, medication management, equipment, hospitalizations, and transition of care)
  • Providing community resources and services to enhance quality of life and wellness needs. Includes; Mental, Emotional, Spiritual, Financial, Physical, Environment, Occupational, and Social wellness
3. Healthcare Education for Professionals 
  • Providing disease management workshops for healthcare professionals and those serving in Independent Living, Assisted Living, Adult Care Homes, and similar facilities. Call for our 'Favorites' list of classes or to create something just for you. (CE's may be available)
4. Life Coaching
  • We provide Life Coaching in groups and  for those that need individual coaching. Our focus is to assist you in discovering & accomplishing the plans and goals that you desire! We will provide guidance and accountability to help you gain clarity on the vision you want out of life.  We offer support and resources, as we facilitate the direction on what you ultimately want to accomplish and desire for yourself!

If you are ready to make a positive, life-changing difference in your life or the lives of others we are ready for your call or email!

Lilly Mees LMSW, CDCES
Owner/CEO Stepping Forward LLC