As a divorce coach and mediator Mandy’s mission is to help men and women end their relationships with dignity and respect so they don’t feel they’re going through divorce alone, so they’ll understand the process and their options and so they can feel confident in the decisions they’re making.
Mandy became a divorce professional following her own divorce in 2007 at age 50. Having taken severance from her corporate job in financial services, she had gone back to school for Journalism and thought she would write a book about everything she was learning to do as a newly-single woman, such as using an electric drill and emptying the mousetraps. Realizing that it would take a long time to gather enough material, she decided to start interviewing other people.
Those interviews quickly morphed from practical accomplishments to deeper, more intimate conversations about overcoming the challenges of life after divorce and those conversations inevitably meant discussions about the marriage itself and sometimes, family of origin. Each of the interviews taught Mandy something about her own marriage and divorce.
As a believer in the power of sharing stories, Mandy shared those interviews on her blog at Since My Divorce.com and created My Divorce Pal, an online divorce coaching program that guides people through the logistics and practicalities of ending a marriage following the same steps Mandy uses with her private coaching clients.
Today, Mandy continues to write her blog and hosts the podcast Conversations About Divorce. Locally, she runs several divorce support groups and offers divorce mediation and parenting coordination/decision-making. She is an instructor with the Boulder Valley School District Lifelong Learning program through which she teaches her “Fundamentals of a Sane Divorce” program. She coaches clients both nationally and internationally.