All of my experiences in life led me to want to find a second career that would enable me to help people help themselves. Throughout challenging times well-intentioned people would want to give me advice on how to solve the problem, fix what was broken, change my life, etc. What I realized was that, even though many of them had great things to share with me, most of the answers didn’t work FOR ME. I came to understand that the only answers that were relevant and true were those that I found within myself. Those were the ones worth putting time and effort behind. Those were the ones worth fighting for.
When I had this “Ah-Ha” moment I knew what it was I wanted to do. I wanted to Coach. I wanted to help other people find the path that they believe in and are willing to work at and fight for.
Having gone through a high conflict divorce I realized where I can help people the most is in the area of Divorce and Mediation Coaching. I want to give others the support that I didn't have during my divorce. I also want to help people find, or redefine, themselves and discover joy in their days, with hope for their future.
Helping people navigate the divorce process and develop coping strategies allows them to more productively deal with their emotions. When emotions are managed, people are better able to process the legal and financial information that is presented to them. This, in turn, creates the ability to make more intentional decisions that will allow individuals to move in a positive direction post-divorce.
In order to provide my clients with the best support possible I have invested hundreds of hours towards my training. I am also committed to continuing my education in areas that will allow me to offer the most knowledge, support and recommendations to the people I work with. It is important to me that if I can't help you, I have the experience and resources to direct you to a professional that can assist you.
I'm proud to say that I am a part of the Vesta Professional Network. Our approach to divorce is to work collaboratively with other trusted divorce professionals to provide you with the education and support to navigate your divorce and post-divorce life with courage and dignity. Our goal is to help you move through the divorce process more smoothly, with greater knowledge, confidence and peace of mind.
Experience & Training
Paralegal Certificate – University of San Diego
Divorce Mediation Certificate – Northwestern University
40-hour Family Mediation Training – Mosten-Guthrie Academy
Advanced Mediation Training – Mosten-Guthrie Academy
Certified Divorce Specialist Designation
New Ways for Families Coach – The High Conflict Institute
Working with Separating Parents Training – Christina
Graduate of Coach U Core Essentials Program
Certified YouMap® Coach and Facilitator
Mastermind Group Facilitator Training
International Coach Federation (ICF) Member
VESTA: Redefining Divorce Vetted Network Professional
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Kelly is understanding and shows a lot of empathy while trusting me to know what is best in my life. She challenged me in the right way.