In 2011 I made the hardest decision I ever had to make – to tell my husband I wanted a divorce. At that time, we had been married for a little over 11 years and had three beautiful boys ages 6, 8 and 10. I had been unhappy for a long time and as each year passed, I felt like I was losing a little part of myself.
Life felt like it was something to be tolerated rather than something to celebrate. I found myself stepping further and further away from my core values and was lacking the ability to be present with my boys. I was losing my sense of self; I wasn’t able to be the person I wanted to be, and l was unable to find any feeling of hope for the future. I knew I had to make a change.
My divorce wasn’t easy and as long as we have to co-parent together there will always be issues that rise up, stirring up emotions and creating opportunities for strife but I don’t regret my decision to leave. I feel whole again, I found hope.
Read More Now I wake up every day with the lure of possibility. Now I share my life with a man I adore and who makes me feel adored. Now I have the ability to be present with my boys and share in their joy, and sometimes sorrow, with a heart that is completely open to them and not burdened with my own pain. Now I have found my purpose in life and get to help other people do the same. We all have our stories, this divorce tribe; some similar, some vastly different. Some of us chose to leave and some of us were left. Whatever your circumstance, whatever your story, there is a new path for you, and it is filled with the brightness of hope and possibility. I would love the opportunity to help you use your divorce to build a strong foundation for your future which will allow you to flourish and accomplish your goals.
Now I wake up every day with the lure of possibility. Now I share my life with a man I adore and who makes me feel adored. Now I have the ability to be present with my boys and share in their joy, and sometimes sorrow, with a heart that is completely open to them and not burdened with my own pain. Now I have found my purpose in life and get to help other people do the same.
We all have our stories, this divorce tribe; some similar, some vastly different. Some of us chose to leave and some of us were left. Whatever your circumstance, whatever your story, there is a new path for you, and it is filled with the brightness of hope and possibility.
I would love the opportunity to help you use your divorce to build a strong foundation for your future which will allow you to flourish and accomplish your goals.
In order for me to provide my clients with the expertise necessary to help them become their own advocate and be an active participant in the divorce process, I’ve had to dedicate hundreds of hours to learning all there is to know about the divorce process. I am committed to constantly honing my craft and working with other divorce professionals that are dedicated to helping people divorce in a more positive way. Below is a list of my trainings, certifications and professional affiliations:
- CDC Certified Divorce Coach®
- Co-Parenting Specialist Certification – Mosten Guthrie Academy
- Paralegal Certificate – University of San Diego
- Divorce Mediation Certificate – Northwestern University
- 40-hour Family Mediation Training – Mosten-Guthrie Academy
- Advanced Mediation Training – Mosten-Guthrie Academy
- Certified Divorce Specialist Designation
- High Conflict Mediation Training – The High Conflict Institute
- New Ways for Families Coach – The High Conflict Institute
- Working with Separating Parents Training – Christina McGhee/Mosten-Guthrie Academy
- Graduate of Coach U Core Essentials Program
- Certified YouMap® Coach and Facilitator
- Mastermind Group Facilitator Training
- International Coach Federation (ICF) Member
- VESTA: Redefining Divorce Vetted Network Professional
- Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA)
- International Alliance of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
- Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM)
My 30+ year career has deep roots in the business sector working for various technology companies. I have been fortunate to work with, lead and learn from extremely talented people over those years from fortune 100 companies to brand new start-ups. For roughly 15 years I was on the road traveling to meet clients in and outside the United States working on solutions for each environment. I learned so much from so many along the way who all had unique challenges to solve. Together we found the right combination of ideas and applications to address their needs.
The common theme through my career is working with and listening to people, understanding their positions and interests, and developing unique solutions. Although I love the business side of running a business, I found my true passion and specialty was working with people, helping them resolve conflicts internally and externally and set a new course for growth. This has led me to Divorce Coaching where many colleagues faced a change in their marital status. As a division leader, mentor, and thinking partner I naturally was drawn to working with them to find solutions as they engaged in the divorce process while continuing to manage the demands of their careers.
Over many years I have grown more comfortable with where I made mistakes, where I didn’t want to face them and where I began to learn from them and act. I have had enjoyed a great career in a technology field I loved. That career ambition and definition of success is where things got muddled from a personal and professional manner.Read More
As my career grew so did the demands on my time. The demands meant less time for my family and less time for me. My career continued to grow however, and I had the opportunity to work with, mentor, lead and learn from many great individuals over the many years. I was fully engaged. What I also saw was what so many others experienced in their journey in the breakdown of their family life and self-care. Things got muddled. Many more will experience this as well unfortunately.
I have a passion for helping people learn, grow, and develop their career path. Statistically, and from real life experience this also meant many of these individuals were experiencing something no one wants to experience. Division within their family and path forward from how they envisioned it. I could no longer ignore the cross section of helping individuals develop their careers while experiencing the realities of a marriage or family in crisis and destined to operate very differently in the future. This is where and why I knew I wanted to dedicate my experience, energy and insights full time. With the right support, experience, knowledge and plan you will discover your true North Star and move in a direction that is unique to your family, career and personal needs.
If you are someone who manages a very demanding role, needs support and insight in the divorce process, I would be happy to spend time with you to understand what you need and hope for as an outcome through this next chapter. As your Divorce Advocate this is our commitment to you.
- CDC Certified Divorce Coach® | CDC Divorce Transition and Recovery Coach®
- Mosten Guthrie Academy: 40-Hour Family Mediation Training
- Mosten Guthrie Academy: Co-Parenting Specialist Certification
- Cornell University: Conflict Resolution
- High Conflict Institute: New Ways for Mediation Certification
- Certified Divorce Specialist Designation
- Coach U: Coach U Core Essentials Graduate
- The Success Alliance Mastermind Group Training Academy: Mastermind Facilitation
- YouMap: YouMap Certified Coach and Facilitator