Getting through the emotional part of the process in the most positive and beneficial way possible.
The attorneys are there to handle the legal aspects of the case, the financial advisor focuses on finance … but there’s often a gap for the client as to how to get organized, get all of the information together, and how to present it to the professionals in a way that saves the client time and money and allows the professionals to focus on what they do best – the legal or financial aspects of the divorce.
Adding in a CDC Certified Divorce Coach® at the beginning of the process can help clients move past the overwhelm and begin to think about the actual divorce process – what is most important to them as they consider recommendations on how to divide the assets and share in the co-parenting. A divorce coach can also help divorce clients to focus forward and navigate through all the hazards on the road through the entire divorce transition – from wandering in the dark at the beginning to creating new ways of relating to everything and everyone.
Every divorce is as uniquely different as the persons involved – it may have been a short or a long-term marriage, there may not be any joint assets or a complex portfolio of investments, properties and debts, or perhaps there are no children but a collection of prized pets … whatever the situation you are going to want people on your side who can help you transition from married to divorced, and all that that entails.
A CDC Certified Divorce Coach® helps their clients determine for themselves what is working and what is not to help their client find a way beyond the remnants of the old life to pick up the best pieces and begin to find their own path forward. In all of these moments, a sounding board and thinking partner is invaluable – on either side and all around the actual process of divorce and well beyond.
Having a support system in place can make the difference between being stuck in a negative emotional state for decades to working through the emotional, family, and financial stress relatively quickly and setting up a healing and positive foundation for your post-divorce life. The benefit to the divorcing client is immediate and long-term.
Becoming a divorce coach and going through the rigorous training to earn the title of a CDC Certified Divorce Coach® provides many valuable tools which both prepare you for working with individual clients dealing with divorce – before, during and after – and provide the space for you to discover many ways to bounce back from divorce.
Divorce coaches experience the same new self-awareness that the clients will discover in divorce coaching:
- Self-discovery exercises help you to rediscover the strengths you have always had, the personal attributes that have helped you to overcome other insurmountable challenges, and the courage to step outside of your comfort zone to re-engage with your community.
- Feeling the emptiness that many of us who have kept our nose to the grindstone for a long time have experienced, trying to balance the demands of a growing family with the sometimes-overwhelming demands of the workplace. Your time is not yours and the rewards once so important have either dried up or have become much less meaningful.
When you jump into our very non-judgmental learning environment and dig into many disciplines required to be an effective divorce coach, our live online classes twice a week bring connections that re-light the fire and delight the exploration of different perspectives. We help you to get your feet planted firmly under you again, and to re-ignite your curiosity.
You may embrace the opportunity to learn more about turning high-conflict situations into more amicable interactions so that you can master that in your own healing and in turn help your clients to put down their defensive shields and feel relief.
Or discover the ability to recognize your own automatic reactions and to manage those responses and model the same behaviors with your clients.
Almost all participants in the CDC Divorce Coach Training are surprised by the amount of personal growth they experience in addition to learning to trust themselves to help clients through their most difficult time with a new lease on life!
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