@divorce’s program more than met my expectations – it is extremely helpful to have all of their handouts.
- Anne M.
Kate brings a unique combination of training and experience to coaching men, women and couples so they can restructure their families with the least emotional and financial damage to themselves and their children. She trained and worked for many years in private practice as a therapist – counseling adults, leading parenting training programs in the New Trier School District, IL as well as in pre-schools, and running marital crisis groups.
Leveraging her expertise as a therapist and Marketing VP experience in both the corporate and non-profit sector with her own divorce experience and doing her own market research, Kate started Divorce Counseling and Coaching, Inc. to educate and reduce the financial toll on clients and their families. Tackling both the emotional and the business pieces of the divorce process as well as educating them about the legal system and process options, Kate worked with her clients to manage their emotions, facilitate communication, maintain focus on their future, prioritize tasks, be accountable and make well thought-out decisions.
In additon to coaching individuals and couples. Kate developed materials specially designed to be effective for adults considering divorce and started offering classes in divorce education in 2003 in the greater Chicago area. The response was enthusiastic with returned evalutations averaging 4.85 (out of 5). She noticed a trend in the comments section where there were requests asking that there be a way to do this online.
Researching online education companies beginning in 2009, she found that they did not meet her requirements for a high quality online multisensory learning experience. While working as a consultant on an assignment with the Chicago Archdiocese in 2011, she learned about the learning platform they were using for their Pre Cana program that she thought would offer a quality learning program. She started adapting her classes for @divorce's online learning program in 2012 and launched it in 2013.