CDC Certified Divorce Coach® Program Now Open for Enrollment for the September - December Course and is Expanding Beyond Coaches to Include Divorce Professionals

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CDC Certified Divorce Coach® Program is now open for enrollment in the Sept - Dec course. The participation of this cross section of divorce professionals enriches the program for everyone and provides a cross fertilization of knowledge and philosophies that may contribute to changing the face of divorce.

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Pegotty and Randy Cooper

There has to be a better way and we owe it to our children to find one so that we can end the pattern of broken relationships and restore the workability that co-parenting requires.

The CDC Certified Divorce Coach Program has just opened for registration for the September to December course. Many divorce professionals have been enrolling in the CDC Certified Divorce Coach® Program because they too feel that there has to be a better way – for the children, for the families, for rebuilding relationships AND for their own professional satisfaction.

There are those who say the system of divorce is broken. Mark B. Baer, Family Law Attorney in the recently published book Inside The Minds - Strategies for Family Law in California, 2013 edition, writes: “Typically, a divorce occurs due to marital discord, and litigation exacerbates conflict. When the matter is finally “resolved,” is it any surprise that the parties find themselves unable to co-parent and violating coerced “agreements” or court orders?” There has to be a better way and we owe it to our children to find one so that we can end the pattern of broken relationships and restore the workability that co-parenting requires.

Family lawyers have been participating in the CDC Certified Divorce Coach® program, expressing the strong desire to take their knowledge and experience and engage in the process in a different way – one that supports better decision making on behalf of the divorcing spouses; one that helps strangers to the judicial system become more confident at navigating the “sociology” of the courthouse; and one that can help build better relationships between client and legal counsel.

Mediators participate in the course because they are well trained in the sense of neutrality which contributes to helping the clients think through the decision process. Their listening skills supplemented with the full range of coaching core competencies also serve the individual who wants to approach divorce with more focus and confidence, and greater credibility as a participant in the decision making process. And the training they receive gives them valuable distinctions between coaching and mediation so that they can have the confidence to talk with potential clients who cannot mediate together but who can coach with the divorce coach as an individual.

Paralegals have been participating because they can see how the clients coming to law firms or to document preparers need a different kind of support than is being offered through traditional services. Coaching is a vehicle for helping clients get organized physically and logistically for the process of divorce. And a divorce coach can help clients to clarify the many decisions they want to make in all of the areas which are impacted by the outcomes of divorce.

Therapists come into the program because they want to coach in divorce and they want to learn a professional standard for that activity.

The participation of this cross section of divorce professionals enriches the program for everyone and provides a cross fertilization of knowledge and philosophies that may contribute to changing the face of divorce.

The next class for the CDC Certified Divorce Coach® Program starts Monday, September 9, 2013 and is held on Mondays and Thursdays from 7 pm to 9 pm ET via webinar from September through mid-December. Enrollment is limited to 12 participants because of the high level of coaching practice that goes on throughout the program in class and outside of class. Go to http://www.certifieddivorcecoach.com for more information and click on Contact Us to request an enrollment form or to set up a pre-enrollment Q & A call.

CDC College for Divorce Coaching® and Divorce Coaching, Inc., a Florida Corporation provides CDC Certified Divorce Coach® training and certification for those engaged in the profession of divorce coaching. Approved as a Continuing Coach Education Provider through the International Coach Federation (ICF), the CDC Certified Divorce Coach® Program maintains the standards of the ICF and additional professional standards developed through the CDC® Board of Standards®. For more information, visit http://www.certifieddivorcecoach.com.

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