California Divorce Coaching

You are smart, successful, busy and getting divorced.

You have a lot on your plate and very little time to juggle it all.

You want help. Now. And not any old help.

You want to better understand how the process really works and the best ways to navigate it.

You want to know if and who you should hire to meet your specific needs.

You want to know how to reduce your costs, optimize your outcome and get it to run as smoothly as possible.

And you want the person helping you to be wise, empathetic and nonjudgmental. Someone who can assess your circumstances, understand your goals and guide you through the process.

You probably never knew that you find someone who could do all of this.

You can and you have.

First, The Introduction.

My introductory conversation with you was more beneficial than the dealings I’ve had over the past 18 months with my attorneys.
~ Mandy, Atlanta, Georgia

In our meeting we will talk about you and your divorce.

We will examine your challenges – maybe one, two or all of them.

We direct our attention to your most pressing matter or burning question. What do you want? How can you get there?

We open your eyes to unseen or perhaps, ignored opportunities.

During our introductory conversation you begin seeing things more clearly. Answers or pathways to answers appear.

You come away with a deeper understanding of where you are and would like to go, with action steps in hand.

You experience my unique one-of-a-kind style and determine if it is a fit to help you to navigate the intricacies of your divorce and move through it with confidence and clarity.

Our Introductory Session takes place in my office at Soul Center Marin in Mill Valley, California or over the telephone or Skype.

Second, The Journey.

 

I can’t tell you enough how you made my life so much better with your wisdom and guidance. I could have had a very different life financially and emotionally had I not had your help. ~ Susan, San Franciso, California

Our one-on-one coaching journey begins with a conversation that examines your current reality and gives us a foundation upon which to work together.

I want to know who you are; what you value. I also want to know what’s going on in your divorce and life. What are your present circumstances and most pressing needs.

Are you receiving support; do you have a lawyer; are you on the fence; still living together; would you reconcile if your spouse gave you the opportunity. Do you have any upcoming deadlines.

We explore your legal and logistical issues, like where you are living, whether you are working, if you would like to move, return to work. And of course, we begin to discern how you are most comfortable making decisions.

At the end of our foundation conversation, we mark any action steps you will take before our next regular coaching session.

The things I felt were insurmountable, feel very manageable with you by my side. I feel so much more empowered. It is an amazing feeling that I’ve never ever felt before! ~ Diana, Mill Valley, California

During our ongoing regularly scheduled coaching sessions we talk about recent events in your life and case, discoveries, and pressing questions.

We set the agenda for our coaching sessions by discussing what is most important to you and what you want to come away with.

Our attention is then focused on that topic and any related topics. For example, if your spouse is not paying support, your lawyer is not taking your calls, and getting a spousal support (alimony or maintenance) order is very important to you, we will discuss your options for determining whether you may receive support and how you can go about securing it.

Or, if you are negotiating a divorce settlement directly with your spouse and want to know whether or not you should suggest selling your house, we can discuss the pros and cons of doing so and explore other options that could be more desirable to you and/or your spouse.

Or, if you are working with an attorney and need to decide whether or not to go to trial, we can discuss the time, energy, money, pros, and cons of doing so.

We will raise unanswered questions for further analysis, discuss where you might find more information, and examine how the options you are considering align with what is most important to you. We end our sessions by marking action steps that you will take before our next session.

Throughout our coaching journey I support you with nonjudgmental observation, insight, encouragement, compassion, and dedication. I apply a holistic approach and invite you to use law, logic, and intuition when making your divorce decisions.

Together we will move you through divorce and begin creating your new life that will be filled with joy, hope, and love.

Divorce coaching with me is for you if you are:

  • Committed to living an authentically powerful life
  • Ready to dive into your center and uncover what is most important to you
  • Open to expanding your outlook and creatively exploring your options
  • Self-motivated, resourceful, and ready to take consistent forward action
  • Ready to courageously make decisions in your divorce that reflect who you are and what you value

Had I not worked with Helene, I could have ended up in a terrible financial state. Divorce is awful and Helene helped me survive it and have a good future. I cannot recommend her highly enough. ~ Jane, Palo Alto, California

Coaching Fees

The Introduction: $175 (30 minute session)
Individual 60 minute coaching sessions: $350
Package of two 60 minute coaching sessions: $700 $650 ($50 savings)
Package of four 60 minute coaching sessions: $1400 $1200 ($200 savings)
Please read the Terms and Conditions of Coaching below

Coaching sessions are 50 minutes in length and usually are scheduled once-a-week, three weeks per month for a minimum of three months.

To determine if coaching is the best option for you, please complete this form and my assistant will contact you.

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Terms and Policies of Divorce Coaching

Payment for all coaching sessions must be made at least 7 days before your coaching sessions and are nonrefundable.

If you are unable to make your scheduled coaching sessions and you provide at least 48 hours notice of cancellation, your coaching session may be rescheduled and the payment transferred to the newly rescheduled sessions.

All sessions purchased in a “package” must be used within 12 months of the date of purchase. Please do not purchase a coaching package until we have completed our 30 minute introductory session or first 60 minute individual session and have both agreed to participate in an ongoing coaching relationship.

Divorce coaching is different and distinct from divorce consulting. Divorce coaching does not establish an attorney-client relationship between you and I and I do not provide legal advice at any time during our coaching relationship. Divorce coaching also is not therapy or counseling and I am not a licensed psychologist, psychiatrist, or other licensed professional who provides therapeutic or counseling services.

I am an attorney licensed in California and Hawaii and as such, I do not provide legal advice or representation in states other than California and Hawaii. Thus, for residents of other states, my coaching services do not include legal advice nor is an attorney-client relationship established between you and I through our coaching relationship.

If you live in California or Hawaii and would like to engage my services, I recommend that we explore together, a divorce consulting relationship, which does establish and attorney-client relationship and enables me to provide to you, legal advice. If you are interested in learning more about divorce coaching, consulting, or any other legal services, please contact my assistant Monica at 415-322-9061 to learn more and schedule a conversation with me.

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