Encore: Even All-Stars Need a Coach
September 6, 2023
Hosted by Brooke Benson
You've never heard of a divorce coach? Marriage is not a game. Neither is divorce - although the divorce process does involve strategy and could pull a few ideas from the sports world. Forming a team to help you through a divorce is actually a great idea. It makes sense you would come up with a game plan. Hiring a coach to motivate and guide the team members to top performance can make a huge difference in how you (and your children) experience personal breakup. Sharri Freedman has the experience to coach anyone's Dream Team. A Certified Divorce Coach (CDC) and co-parenting expert, Sharri also has 24 years of experience working in family law. She formed Potomac Coaching to change the way families experience divorce. She uses her legal wisdom, divorce coaching and mindset tools to empower women and men to create a plan, improve communication and begin to heal. Hear her share some "best practices" for expressing yourself and co-parenting with your ex. Oona Metz returns to the show to offer insight into the process. A licensed social worker and divorce support group leader, Oona knows the roller coaster of emotions people experience during a breakup. In her groups, she helps participants gain clarity, strengthen connections to other people, and take greater control in making future decisions. Tune in to hear these two thought leaders share key concepts in forming your team.
Plan for Divorce: Your Next Chapter
Wednesday at 12 PM on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel
We've all seen wedding planning guides: the flowers! The cakes! The gowns! It's easy to get swept away in the romance and glamour. By contrast, no one PLANS to get divorced... it's bad manners to even suggest it! But here in the United States, we know that 50-60% of marriages end ... and the percentage is even higher for second and third marriages. Host Brooke Benson, a Certified Divorce Lending Professional, hears from divorcing clients all the time: "I don't care! Just make it end!" when in reality there should be a plan for splitting up. Especially when children are involved. Plan for Divorce provides practical, sensible information for anyone thinking of ending a personal relationship, legal marriage or not. Couples of the same sex or the opposite sex can hear suggestions from experienced professionals (not from the neighbors) to lay the groundwork for best outcomes. Take charge of the process. Protect your kids, assets, your sanity, etc. Start writing your next chapter.
Brooke Benson is a Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP) with MiMortgage in Grapevine, Texas. She specializes in working with homeowners experiencing divorce. Despite a professional background in marketing, Brooke got into consumer lending in 2007 as a result of her own divorce: it allowed her the flexibility to work remotely while raising three young kids. Brooke has collaborated with family law attorneys, Certified Financial Planners, CPAs, and Realtor groups, occasionally in Spanish, her second language. Various publications have featured her writing on mortgage and other topics and she authored a column for nine years. She is the admin for a divorce support group on Facebook and serves on several non-profit boards related to social services. A native of San Antonio, Texas, Brooke graduated from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee and from The University of Texas at Austin. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her adult children, reading, cooking, cycling, and goofing around in the yard. She has traveled extensively in Mexico, South America and Europe and she is writing a novel. The best client call she ever had was from a divorced mom thanking her for "keeping the kids in the only home they've ever known."