I have been very impressed with the CDC Certified Divorce Coach Program and feel that it was very much worth my investment in time and money. The classes were in depth and very well organized. I learned much more than I expected and feel well prepared to work as a divorce coach.
Pegotty and Randy created a warm and safe learning environment where I felt supported and safe to ask questions or contribute to discussions. Taking the training was a very positive and enriching experience for me. I highly recommend the CDC Certified Divorce Coach Program to anyone who wants to work and help people going through a divorce or separation.
When I found CDC I had been struggling to find a way to talk about what I do; empowering women take charge of their divorce and build an experience they’ll one day look back on with pride. But I didn’t know how to present it and, as it turns out, there’s a lot more to divorce coaching than just coaching.
Today I have the confidence and the education to know how to serve my clients in a plethora of ways. Just as importantly is knowing exactly who my target market is and where their pain truly is. My private practice is already growing and I am confident that I cam take this as far as I want to go. CDC made the difference between spending of years of trial and error learning some potentially hard lessons on my own vs. being able to hit the ground running.Petalyn Swart Albert
Why you should care what I think: With a Ph.D. in social psychology, 14 years as a licensed psychologist, and certifications in various personal and professional training and growth modalities up the wazoo, I’ve experienced a LOT of training programs. So you can trust what I’m about to say.
Why you should do the CDC program: It’s flat-out terrific. Pegotty and Randy Cooper are just what you would want in instructors: professional, caring experienced, clear, truly committed to high values, visionary, practical, a joy to hang out with and learn from. The program is well structured and crammed full of inspiring context, immediately useful information, and engaging exercises, with excellent, well-debriefed practice coaching sessions. You’ll emerge well-grounded in both a highly profitable new coaching specialty (and in the fundamentals of coaching at a level far beyond most coach training programs if you elect to include the Coaching Foundations track) AND with tremendously practical guidance from both the Coopers and the excellent guest lecturers they bring in on how to build a coaching business from scratch or dramatically expand the one you already have.
And the other students attracted to this program are committed, smart, and a pleasure to work with.
What’s not to like? Really, NOTHING. Everything. from lectures to webinar slides to the wonderful mentor coaching provided by past students was first rate. Oh – except the (HUGE) course manual needed a proofreader. It had a LOT of typos. And the conference call technology was flaky. But after they switched providers, there were no further problems with conference calls. And Pegotty assures me the manual has been fixed. So:
If you want to increase your income, your level of professionalism, and your ability to make a significant positive difference in many people’s lives, stop reading reviews right now.
SIGN UP AND DO THE CDC PROGRAM!
While I understood there clearly was a need for coaching support outside the divorce lawyer’s office, finding the right training was not so straight forward.
I turned to the highly respected Coach U and found the program was solid and extensive, however, I sensed that to be Divorce Coach I was missing critical training. I could have saved thousands of dollars and years worth of training time had I discovered the opportunities that the CDC offered sooner.
After discovering CDC through internet searches, I began to investigate the program. Fortunately, two Coach U instructors encouraged me to enroll. Finally, I was in the right place, I was learning what I needed and wanted to learn. Divorce coaching is unique, the training should be unique. Randy and Pegotty understand the world of divorce and the knowledge coaches need to support clients. Adding to our credibility with the other divorce professionals, CDC certified coaches are trained to not cross the legal, financial or mental health boundaries.
A graduate of the program is not only trained to coach but given the tools and resources to set up a practice. Randy and Pegotty want us to succeed! The CDC offers tremendous support to graduates. I have reached out and received coaching, materials and guidance several times. The directors are extremely generous with their time. Divorce coaching can be tricky but having the confidence of superior training and knowing they are there if you need makes it a rewarding and adventurous profession. I am very proud to be CDC certified divorce coach.Debra Block
My name is Bruce Teall. I have been a mental health professional for almost twenty years. One of the things that became obvious to me after working with people that are going through a divorce or have survived a divorce is that divorce is one of the most significant and potentially difficult events in a person’s life. The other thing that became obvious is that there was a significant gap in the professional services available to a man or woman facing divorce. I didn’t know of any kind of professional that could walk you through divorce by connecting you with a lawyer or financial planner, assisting you to think clearly, or just help you to get through the business of divorce.
When my wife saw an online article about divorce coaching I immediately recognized this as the missing piece. I sent an email to Randy that led to a phone conversation about the Certified Divorce Coach program. I was struck by his openness and professionalism — no hard sell, just solid explanation of the program. I decided to sign up and have not regretted the decision in the least. The program is very thorough and comprehensive and Pegotty is a skilled teacher. It focuses on core coaching skills, information about the divorce process, and even the business of promoting and running a successful divorce coaching practice. I found the online format very accessible and the focus on actual live coaching in a supportive learning environment invaluable. At the end of the course I felt fully prepared to add divorce coaching to my practice — but also glad that Randy and Pegotty are still just email away if I need them.Bruce Teall, LCSW-R
I knew that the skills I was learning in the certified divorce coach program would be valuable in working with people in divorce. Some of the approaches to listening and communication have been really eye opening. But until I worked with the communication skills myself – I didn’t really see the full scope of the training we were getting in the program.
I had a very tough negotiation the other day. As I sat down with the other person and a negotiator, I thought about the skills we had been practicing and I decided to use them to help me with this challenging situation. I was amazed at how easy it made the conversation and I got everything I wanted. On the way out of the meeting, the negotiator said to me “You are quite the negotiator”. I realized at that moment what an impact this course would have on many other parts of my life.Sara Weiss
The CDC Certified Divorce Coach® Program is a comprehensive, breakthrough program designed to train professionals to assist individuals through all stages of divorce. Coaching competencies and foundations are explored in a detailed interactive real world manner. Program materials and online resources are outstanding and provide a handy reference to support successful coaching. I learned exactly what coaching is, how it differs from counseling and legal work, and how we compliment and can work effectively with other professionals. The weekly calls were structured to allow coaching practice and specific feedback. The carefully selected small class size also enhanced what we learned and the assignments in between classes supported and expanded what was learned. Business development and marketing were covered and resources were available to help me develop my practice and hit the ground running.
Randy and Pegotty Cooper are empathetic, highly skilled and committed to changing the conversation in, and around divorce.
I look forward to impacting my coaching clients with the tools I have acquired in the program. It truly is a game changer in the divorce field.Robert M. Bilsker, M.S.
Your program is a perfect match for me. My book is written and in final editing and I plan to do group workshops based on the book. I am citing this program and its trademarked certification in the acknowledgements and I think the mention will draw some attention to your program. This program is perfect because I will use the listening and coaching skills I have expanded through this program. I wish I would have gone through your program before I finished my book because I could have taken it up to another level. That’s how growth works – I’ll have more insights for a revision later I guess.
I recently decided to move to Los Angeles to start my divorce workshops. I am in final design of the workshop and I have a team established – Divorce Attorney, Collaborative Divorce Specialist, and CPA. This is my “divorce transformation” – took me four years to reinvent myself.
Your voice is lovely and calm for training; I hope I can refine my style a bit more in the future. And, by the way, you and Randy are great together as course leaders. I recognize the great work you are doing in this field.Cheryl Cooper
My name is Eudine Herbert, Owner and Principal Mediator and Conflict Coach at Herbert Mediation Center. I was struggling in my mediation practice when I was approached by Pegotty Cooper about becoming a Certified Divorce Coach. I was thrilled at the idea because while I had gone already gone through divorce mediation training, being able to offer divorce coaching was, I my opinion, a great way to round out my practice.
I have never been married and therefore have never experienced divorce firsthand. However, I have several friends who have experienced divorced, and for most the after affects always seemed to be just as devastating as the divorce itself. I was never able to really help them, except to offer support and words of encouragement. Now, that I have taken the training and become a Certified Divorced Coach, I feel confident that I can walk any individual through whatever phase they choose to utilize my coaching services, including pre-divorce and post-divorce.
The Certified Divorce Coach training is precise and organized. The facilitators know their stuff, are helpful and encouraging in every class. I would highly recommend this program to anyone with a passion for divorce coaching.Eudine Herbert, M.ED., NPCM