Coaching for Taking Your First Steps with No Regrets

Reducing the Confusion & Overwhelm

Wherever you are on your path, from contemplation to completion and beyond, I’m here to support you, step by step, through the process.

As your marriage is ending, you may feel confused and overwhelmed, I remember how that felt. In addition to the emotional toll of divorce, there are also all those complicated legal, financial and co-parenting hurdles to navigate.

During our coaching sessions we will work together to create your strategy to ensure you have the appropriate plan and the ideal team to assist you in its implementation. I will be your strategic thinking partner and help you process all the information you are receiving to determine the best decisions to make for you to reach your post-divorce goals.

My aim is to make this often confusing, frustrating, and emotional process more manageable by helping you focus on what you can control. For those things you can’t control, I’m here to assist you in finding your center, staying true to your values, and maintaining your dignity, grace and integrity in times of high conflict and stress.

As your Divorce, Mediation or Co-Parenting Coach, I will be your advocate, a sounding board, and your thinking partner so that you feel supported every step of the way.

My Promise to You

  • I will provide emotional support during a difficult and stressful time, helping you manage your feelings and cope with the challenges of divorce
  • I will give practical guidance on the legal, financial, and logistical aspects of divorce, helping you make informed decisions and avoid common missteps
  • I will teach you to improve your communication skills to , reduce the likelihood of misunderstandings and help you work with your ex more effectively
  • I will help you to focus on the future and develop a clear plan for moving forward, reducing stress and anxiety.
  • I will provide guidance for parents who are struggling to help their children adjust to the changes and stress of a divorce
  • I will assist you in identifying and addressing any personal issues that may have contributed to the breakdown of the marriage, promoting growth and healing.

Why First Steps DIVORCE for Your Divorce Coaching

When I went through my divorce I felt like I was navigating a sea of landmines… in the dark. When it was all done, I knew I wanted to help people get through divorce in a much better way. To do that I knew I needed to take a deep dive into all the areas in which divorce impacts a person’s life because I believe that providing people with knowledge is actually empowering them, and power was one thing I was sorely lacking in my divorce. So, I’ve gotten special training and certifications in things like divorce coaching, mediation, dealing with high-conflict, and co-parenting. With all these skills under my belt, I can give my clients all-around help from start to finish during their divorce journey and beyond.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING HERE

DIVORCE COACHING

As your divorce coach, my primary goal is to provide essential support and guidance to assist you in navigating the complex and emotionally charged process of divorce. I understand that divorce can be overwhelming, with legal, financial, and co-parenting decisions often causing immense stress and uncertainty. By demystifying the divorce process, my objective is to empower you with knowledge and insights to enable you to make informed choices every step of the way. I serve as your strategic thinking partner, working closely with you to explore various options and develop effective strategies tailored to your unique circumstances.

I aim to create a safe place for you to express your concerns, fears, and aspirations by compassionately listening to your story and providing an opportunity for open communication. My hope is that offering practical advice, emotional support, and valuable resources will empower you to regain control of your life and make sound decisions that align with your values and long-term well-being. Together, we will navigate the challenges of divorce and lay a foundation for a positive and empowered future. I will be there every step of the way.

Benefits of Divorce Coaching

Emotional Support
Divorce is a highly emotional and challenging experience. A divorce coach will provide you with emotional support and guidance throughout the process. They will help you manage your emotions, cope with stress, and make informed decisions based on clarity rather than reactive emotions.
Objective Perspective
A divorce coach acts as a neutral third party who can offer an objective perspective on your situation. They will help you see the bigger picture, consider various options, and make rational decisions that align with your long-term goals.
Clarity and Focus
Divorce can be overwhelming, and it’s easy to get lost in the complexities. A divorce coach will help you gain clarity by breaking down the process, explaining legal jargon, and outlining your available options. They will assist you in setting clear goals and developing a plan to achieve them, keeping you focused on what matters most.
Communication Skills
Divorce often involves challenging conversations and negotiations with your spouse or their legal representative. A divorce coach will help you improve your communication skills, teach you effective strategies for managing conflicts, and provide guidance on how to express your needs and concerns assertively yet respectfully.
Collaboration with Other Professionals
A divorce coach often works alongside other professionals involved in the divorce process, such as lawyers, mediators, financial advisors, and therapists. They will help coordinate these professionals, ensuring you have a collaborative and integrated approach to your divorce, maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of your support network.
Cost-Effective Approach
While divorce coaches charge for their services, working with one will save you money in the long run. By helping you make informed decisions, avoid unnecessary legal battles, and focus on resolving conflicts amicably, a divorce coach will help reduce legal fees and minimize the financial strain associated with divorce.
Gathering and Organizing Documentation
Divorce often requires extensive documentation related to assets, liabilities, income, expenses, and other financial matters. A divorce coach will help you compile and organize these documents, ensuring you have all the necessary information readily available. This will save time and streamline the legal process.
Creating a Timeline and Checklist
Divorce involves various legal and administrative tasks that need to be completed within specific deadlines. A divorce coach will help you create a timeline and checklist, breaking down the process into manageable steps. This helps you stay organized, prioritize tasks, and meet important deadlines.
Developing a Parenting Plan
If you have children, a divorce coach will guide you in developing a comprehensive parenting plan that considers their best interests. They can help you think through various aspects such as custody arrangements, visitation schedules, co-parenting strategies, and decision-making processes. By being well-prepared in this area, you will create a more stable and supportive environment for your children during and after the divorce.
Assisting with Goal Setting and Decision Making
Divorce coaches work with clients to clarify their goals and priorities for the future. They will help you identify what matters most to you and support you in making informed decisions aligned with those goals. By providing a structured framework for decision making, a divorce coach helps you stay organized and focused on achieving the outcomes you desire.

MEDIATION COACHING

As your mediation coach, I play a crucial role in helping you navigate the mediation process effectively. My expertise and guidance will assist you in understanding the mediation process from start to finish, ensuring that you are well-informed and confident throughout. Our coaching sessions will help you gain clarity on your needs and interests, enabling you to articulate them clearly during mediation. Additionally, I will provide you with the tools and strategies to prepare for each mediation session, helping you gather relevant information and anticipate potential challenges. I will guide you in presenting proposals and advocating for yourself assertively and effectively, ensuring that your voice is heard, and your perspective is understood.

After each mediation session, I will engage in a debriefing session where I will review and analyze what occurred, identifying strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement. Together, we will discuss strategies and adjustments for the next mediation session, refining your approach and maximizing the potential for positive outcomes. With mediation coaching, my goal is for you to feel empowered and equipped to navigate the process with confidence to achieve the best possible results.

Benefits of Mediation Coaching with First Steps

Emotional Support
Divorce can be an emotionally challenging process, and having a mediation coach by your side will provide valuable emotional support. They will help you navigate the complex emotions that arise during mediation, provide a listening ear, and offer guidance on managing stress and anxiety. A meditation coach helps you manage your emotions so you can make decisions that you will be happy with long after the divorce is complete.
Communication Assistance
A mediation coach will help improve your communication skills, ensuring that your thoughts and concerns are effectively conveyed during the mediation sessions. They will help you articulate your needs, interests, and desires in a constructive manner, increasing the likelihood of reaching a mutually satisfactory agreement.
Preparation and Strategy
A mediation coach will assist you in preparing for the mediation sessions. They will help you gather and organize relevant documents, brainstorm settlement options, and develop negotiation strategies. Their expertise can ensure that you enter the mediation process well-prepared and confident.
Objective Perspective
Divorce can be emotionally charged, making it challenging to maintain objectivity during mediation. A mediation coach will provide an unbiased viewpoint and help you consider different perspectives and potential outcomes. They will encourage you to focus on long-term goals, enabling you to make informed decisions rather than being driven by temporary emotions.
Knowledge and Guidance
A mediation coach is knowledgeable about the divorce process and will provide guidance on legal aspects, such as understanding your rights and obligations. While they are not legal professionals, they will help you navigate the complexities and ensure you have a clear understanding of the implications of various choices and decisions.
Facilitation of Negotiations
Mediation coaches are skilled at facilitating constructive discussions between you and your spouse during mediation. They will help keep the conversation productive, manage conflicts, and promote a cooperative atmosphere. Their presence can contribute to more effective negotiations and assist in finding mutually acceptable solutions.
Reduced Conflict and Costs
By helping you communicate effectively and manage emotions, a mediation coach will contribute to reducing conflict between you and your spouse. This will lead to more efficient and cost-effective mediation sessions, potentially saving you time and money compared to a litigated divorce.

Co-Parenting Coaching

As a Co-Parenting Coach, I assist separating and divorced parents develop and maintain a positive and effective co-parenting relationship for the benefit of their children. My role is to help you navigate the challenges and complexities of co-parenting by providing guidance, support, and practical tools to help you, as parents, give your children what they need to grow and thrive. Whether you are married, separated or divorced, your children still need the same things from you, and I will work together to figure out how to meet their needs.

I work with one or both parents, either together or separately. I work to establish healthy communication, manage conflict and create strategies for addressing issues like managing the time-share between houses, handling holidays and special occasions, addressing the changing needs of the children. My goal is to help you restructure your family in a way that you can all thrive.

As your Co-Parenting Coach, I will help you prioritize the needs of your children and assist you in working collaboratively to meet those needs in the best possible way. What is the divorce story you want your children to tell when they’re adults? Let’s work together to make it a positive one!

Benefits of a
Co-Parenting Coaching

Improved Communication
A co-parenting coach will help improve communication between co-parents by providing guidance on effective communication strategies, teach conflict resolution skills, and facilitate productive conversations. Better communication can lead to smoother co-parenting dynamics and reduced conflict.
Conflict Resolution
Co-parenting coaches are skilled at assisting parents in resolving conflicts and finding mutually agreeable solutions. They will help you identify the underlying causes of disputes, develop strategies for managing disagreements, and establish effective problem-solving techniques. This can reduce tension and create a more harmonious co-parenting environment which will ultimately benefit your children.
Co-parenting Plan Development
Co-parenting coaches will assist in creating comprehensive co-parenting plans that outline schedules, routines, and decision-making processes. They will help you develop a plan that focuses on the best interests of your children, ensuring their emotional and physical well-being, and continuing to provide them with the support they need while living in two homes.
Parenting Support and Education
Co-parenting coaches often provide valuable parenting support and education. They will offer guidance on effective parenting techniques, provide resources for handling specific challenges, and offer insights into child development and behavioral issues. This support can empower co-parents to make informed decisions and enhance their parenting skills.
Emotional Support
Going through a separation or divorce can be emotionally challenging for both parents. A co-parenting coach will provide emotional support and serve as a neutral sounding board. They will help you navigate the emotional ups and downs of co-parenting, provide validation, and offer strategies for self-care and stress management.
Accountability and Consistency
Co-parenting coaches will help hold parents accountable for their commitments and encourage consistency in co-parenting practices. They will help establish routines, guidelines, and expectations to create stability for the children. This will lead to a more predictable and secure environment for everyone involved.
Focus on the Children’s Well-Being
Co-parenting coaches prioritize the best interests of the children. They will help parents shift their focus away from personal conflicts and towards the needs of the children. By promoting cooperation and collaboration, they encourage parents to create a supportive and nurturing environment that fosters the healthy development of their children.

INVESTMENT FOR MEDIATION

The investment for Coaching varies depending on your goals and needs. Please contact me for a consultation and a custom quote for your situation.

Other First Steps Divorce Services

MEDIATION

I am here to navigate the tough conversation and come to positive resolutions.

CO-PARENTING

You are now in the “business” of raising your children together as co-parents. Let’s make a plan.