What is a life coach?

A life coach is a trained professional who challenges you to question how you approach every aspect of your life, unlocks potential so you are empowered to create anything you desire, and inspires you to change the way you live day-to-day to be more aligned with who you want to be


Why should I hire a life coach if I’m going through a divorce?

Divorce is one of your biggest life events that you will experience. My role is to help you do the following:

o   Know what all of your options are in your divorce

o   Be empowered to make decisions that are right for you and your family

o   Work efficiently and effectively with your attorney (if you have one)

o   Reduce expenses associated with your divorce

o   Navigate the multitude of decisions that you must make in your divorce with clarity

o   Create a vision for the future and take the necessary steps to get there

o   Connect to resources to help support you in your divorce

o   Manage stress

o   Banish limiting beliefs that may be holding you back from what you desire

o   Enhance your overall quality of life through the divorce process


Do I need to hire a lawyer if you are my coach?

I am acting fully as a coach, and not an attorney. Although I am technically an attorney and practiced family law in the past, I cannot and will not give you legal advice, or act as your attorney in any way. If you require an attorney in order to get divorced, then you will need to hire one independently from me. I can assist you in this process, and help you figure out who is the best match for you. It’s important to note that not everyone decides that they need an attorney. It is possible to get divorced without being represented by an attorney. We can also discuss whether this is the best solution for you in your situation.


How can I afford to hire a life coach during my divorce?

I get it, money is tight during a divorce, and finances are rarely not an issue. Think of this as an investment in yourself, to make sure that you are doing all you can to have the presence of mind to make the best decisions for you and your family. I work with you on the practical and nonlegal aspects of your situation. An attorney focuses solely on the legal aspects of your case. By becoming empowered in your decisions, clear on your path, and focused on your next steps, you will be able to use your attorney where they are best needed, saving lots of money in the long run.  Not only will you save money in legal fees, but you will experience growth and transformation in a way that will carry over into other aspects of your life.     


Can you help me find a family law attorney?

We can work together to figure out what type of representation you need, what your legal process options are, and what direction you want to go in pursuing your divorce.


Is there a difference between life coaching and therapy?

Yes. Life coaches do not analyze, diagnose, prescribe treatment, or work with clients to resolve past issues or traumas. Life coaches are focused on current obstacles and taking results-oriented actions to move from stuck to liberated.


Do you only offer life coaching services in Washington?

No. I can work with clients in all 50 states via telephone, or video conference.


Where do we meet?

If you are local to the Vancouver/Portland metro area, we can meet in person at my office, or over the phone, or video conference, whichever makes the most sense for you.


Are our sessions confidential?

As a former divorce attorney, I take confidentiality very seriously. You may see me taking notes, but those are for my reference only and are not shared with anyone. I do reserve the right to speak to other coach or attorney colleagues to discuss your case for the purpose of bettering my service to you. I do not use identifying information, unless I have your express permission.