CDC Continuing Education

The CDC Certified Divorce Coach® Program has added continuing education to its offerings for graduates. Divorce Coaching touches so many different areas in addition to the business of divorce; and supporting clients is enhanced by a broader awareness of coaching needs, including relationship dynamics, working with children, co-parenting decisions, overcoming limiting beliefs and client attraction.

Access for CDC Continuing Education:

Attendance is taken at 12 Noon or as soon as call begins and on the basis of attendance then, the CE is added to your record.

Friday, July 17 12 noon – 1 pm ET Understanding the GET in Jewish divorce and the Impact it has on the Divorce Process

Cantor-Aaron-Kaplan-Professional-Photo-colorIt is very common for the GET, which is the Jewish divorce document, to be included in the secular civil divorce settlement agreement. The GET provides the husband with an EXTREMELY powerful negotiating advantage and tool in his favor, where he can become the sole decision-maker in the divorce process, AND can literally take a “my way or the highway” approach in his favor. These instances can leave the wife virtually powerless in the process.

In this session you will understand:

  •  What the GET is and some of the variables and issues associated with it for each denomination, so that you as a divorce coach can understand how it fits into the divorce story.
  •  How the GET fits into the divorce coaching process.
  •  Strategies for how one could coach around this issue depending on which spouse you are coaching.

And you will get additional resources to serve your Jewish divorce clients.

Aaron Kaplan is an ordained Cantor and a CDC Certified Divorce Coach® and comes with the perspective of the clergy/religious side and the coaching side.


COACHING in ACTION – Tonya Quillen

tonyaAction Coaching methods energize, accelerate and deepen the benefits of standard coaching. In this workshop, you’ll learn foundational action skills to quickly identify where clients are in their divorce, what obstacles they face, and how to invigorate their Best Self to guide their change process. Experience how you can use action methods with individuals and groups for both in-person and virtual settings with any coaching topic.

Tonya Quillen, LMHC, TEP and Executive Coach, has worked for 25 years helping people change their lives with action methods. An international trainer, Tonya has a private practice In Tampa, FL and particularly loves teaching action work to Coaches, Therapists and other facilitation professionals.

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Doing Meet-Ups Right to Grow Your Business – Dr. Paul Newton, founder of the “Monetize your MeetUp” System

Paul-NewtonDr. Paul is an expert at teaching entrepreneurs, such as you, how to use (a resource that is available throughout the world) to build local community and consistently attract ideal clients to your business.  He personally used this marketing strategy to build his chiropractic practice to a multi-six figure business in just a few short years – in a country where healthcare is provided free.

I have personally listened to his trainings and was blown away by the power of as a marketing tool.  His work can help you jump start creating and delivering a series of workshops using that will enable you to showcase your expertise and to grow your business.

Bring your Stress – Leave with Less: Emotional Intelligence through Somatic Intuitive Training. 

LanceWareThis can help you to help each client get control of their emotional life – If you have an acrimonious or high conflict divorce, and you client want to let go of that, this provides tools and techniques to resolve the underlying stresses and traumas stored in the body quickly and easily without speaking about the intimate details.

Lance Ware, Founder of Heart and Soul Associates which focuses on Somatic Intuitive Training. Somatic Intuitive Training, and Heart Integration, stress reduction/trauma recovery, and emotional intelligence programs modeled on Dr. Walsh’s sessions, bring lasting emotional relief and renewal. Lance has taught over 225 professional groups and thousands of private sessions, leading clients to calmly resolve chronic issues such as loss, grief, anger, anxiety, panic, fears, eating disorders, PTSD, and OCD.

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“How can I help my client build better relationships – including with their lawyer, with their soon-to-be ex, and with their NEXT partner?”

Principles for effective communication and relationship-building drawing on the work of Jack Pransky and John Gottman.

Presented by Dr. Kalen Hammann (Doctorate in social psychology; over 25 years helping people improve their relationships in business and personal relationships, including 14 years working with individuals, couples, and families as a licensed Psychologist in Massachusetts.)

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Life Coaching Isn’t Just for Grownups; Three Skills All Kids Should Learn Before the Age of 10.

A 1-hour information-packed tele-training that shares three mindset skills that help kids “bounce back with their self-esteem intact”.  This training is ideal for coaches who have kids, who have clients that have kids, or who want to work with kids.

Renaye Thornborrow is the founder and CEO of Adventures in Wisdom™, author of The Adventures in Wisdom Life Coaching Program for Kids™ Curriculum, and leader of a worldwide movement to bring life coaching to kids. Her company’s WISDOM Coach™ Certification program is helping life coaches on five continents and 14 countries use fun stories and activities to bring life coaching and personal development to kids ages 6-12.

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Divorce: Special Considerations In Parenting Plans for Children With Special Needs

By Brenda McCreight Ph.D.

Parenting plans are a reflection of the best interests of the child. In families with children who have special needs, as well as the typical issues such as parenting responsibilities and residence, there may be extra factors to include so that the child’s unique needs can be supported in both homes.

Brenda McCreight Ph.D. is a therapist and consultant with over 30 years’ experience in working with families who are dealing with children with behavior disorders. She is the author of several books on the topic and is an internationally recognized keynote speaker and trainer. As part of her private practice, Brenda undertakes court ordered parenting arrangements assessments for families with high needs children and she works extensively with high needs families in transition. For more about Brenda, visit:

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Parenting Plans: Highlights and Pitfalls

In response to the request of many CDC program participants, who have clamored for more after Wendy’s two hour presentation on Communicating with Children in Divorce,

Dr. Coughlin will review the Parenting Plan with a focus on the greatest pitfalls in reaching agreement.

Dr. Wendy Coughlin, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Parenting Coordinator, serving Pinellas County Florida. She is in private practice with over 25 years of experience and provides individual, couple and family counseling and consultation, and information and referrals.

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Feel Confident and Really Good in Telling Others What You Do!

lorraineBecause Lorraine is convinced that the cornerstone of any marketing activity is your introduction or answer to the question, “what do you do?”, she is on a non-stoppable mission to help as many business owners as possible craft an introduction that works. She loves helping business owners feel confident and really good about answering the question, “What do you do?”

Lorraine Lane,

Lane Business Consulting and Author of Business-Building Referrals, a book all about building a referral –based business available on

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For feedback on your introduction or help with wording, etc.,  please e-mail me at, asking for a time to get together.  Let me know what time zone you are in, and a couple of times that would work for you.

I will be offering this teleseminar again over the next couple of months. If you want to listen in again, join my mailing list on my website: or

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Coaching the Conflict Pivot: Three Steps to Help Free Clients from Conflict with Tammy Lenski

author of the recently released book The Conflict Pivot.
TammyLenskiA pivot is a change of direction and, therefore, focus. When people stuck in states of conflict and tension focus attention in ways that get them stuck and cause the conflict to gnaw at them, freedom from a conflict means pivoting in three key ways. This teleseminar, based on a framework developed and used with coaching clients over the past decade, will introduce coaches to the framework, its uses, and ways to use the process with their own clients. The teleseminar will answer these questions:

  • What is the Conflict Pivot Framework and how is it used?
  • With whom and how has it been used successfully?
  • What kinds of coaching clients can most benefit from the framework?
  • How can a coach learn and get experience using the framework?

Dr. Tammy Lenski helps leaders, managers, mediators, and coaches bring their “A game” to conflict resolution. A mediator, coach, conflict resolution professor and author, Tammy has clients worldwide through her New Hampshire-based firm since 1997. Her second book, The Conflict Pivot, came out in 2014 and Tammy writes regularly about conflict resolution at

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Scarcity / Abundance: Shifting Your Perspective

Merry-BergerMerry Berger asserts that scarcity and abundance is an inside job and Merry Berger has worked the muscle in herself and everywhere in her life and in her work as a divorce coach to make the choice to look at what you have instead of what you don’t have. She works with clients on shifting the scarcity mindset to abundance and will be sharing with you some ways to shift your mindset and your power to create a new reality.

Merry Berger is trained as a teacher, a yoga instructor, has lead several programs for Landmark Education, as an entrepreneur. She has had numerous careers that have all been successful – from Cheesecakes to Restaurants to Real Estate and now Divorce Coaching. Merry is also the Coordinator for the CDC Mentor Practice Coach team of coaches and is committed to helping all CDC Certified Divorce Coaches to have abundance in their divorce coaching practice.


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Telling Kids About the Divorce: Transforming a Personal Challenge to International Recognition

Rosalind SedaccaDivorce & Parenting Coach Rosalind Sedacca shares her story about the fears connected to telling her children about the impending divorce and how she used her personal divorce experience as a catalyst for writing her book, How Do I Tell Kids About Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide to Preparing Your Children – With Love. She has created training programs and founded the Child-Centered Divorce Network for parents.

Rosalind Sedacca, CCT  is a Divorce & Parenting Coach, recognized as The Voice of Child-Centered Divorce. She is the founder of the Child-Centered Divorce Network ( which provides valuable resources for parents who are facing, moving through or transitioning after a divorce. She is also the author of How Do I Tell the Kids about the Divorce? A Create-a-Storybook Guide to Preparing Your Children – with Love! — an internationally acclaimed ebook designed to help parents create the best possible outcome for themselves and their children when having the tough “divorce talk.” Rosalind is also the co-host of The Divorce View Talk Show airing weekly at

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