CDC Certified Divorce Coach® Karen Dorsey shares a client story of Laurie, blindsided by divorce, emotionally overwhelmed, and afraid for her future. Laurie hired Karen at the beginning of the divorce process after her attorney handed her a large stack of papers she needed to fill out. Laurie found herself so overwhelmed she didn’t even know where to start and she knew she needed help, so she found Karen.
When Karen began working with Laurie she discovered that Laurie’s husband had been the “breadwinner” so when he served her with divorce papers she was blindsided. She knew she was going to have to figure out how to become financially independent in addition to dealing with the divorce process.
First, Karen helped Laurie get organized and get through the stack of legal papers. Then Karen began working with Laurie to help her with the emotional piece that she had been really struggling with. Through the coaching process, Laurie made some huge transformations through self-discovery. She was able to better handle her emotions so that she could make the changes she needed to make in her life.
Laurie was able to work through the overwhelm and begin to see a future that she never really thought she could have. She was able to move to sunny Florida, make new friends, and she was doing activities she’d never imagined she was able to do. Laurie found a new career path and was very successful as a realtor. She didn’t think this was possible but Karen knew Laurie could do it, through the power of divorce coaching.
CDC Certified Divorce Coaches® know and understand first-hand the impact that divorce can have on individuals and families. They bring compassion and confidence into their coaching and enable their clients to focus on the business part of divorce rather than become overwhelmed at the emotional aspect of the process.