What Inspired Me to Help Others through Divorce
Founder of The Divorce Centre, CDC® Divorce Coach, DCA® Conflicted Co-Parenting Divorce Coach, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, NMAS Mediator, Parenting Coordinator & Author of bestseller 'The Divorce Tango'
My name is Cheryl Duffy and I am the founder of The Divorce Centre.
From an 18 year career in a Global IT company leading transformational change programs, the most difficult change & transformation I had to manage, was my own divorce.
After nineteen years of marriage, my world was turned upside down. My husband left and every facet of my life was impacted. I felt like I was in a fog, not knowing what was ahead for me and my children.
I plummeted into depression and spent years in post-divorce purgatory making 5 big mistakes delaying my recovery.
1. Self Sabotage
2. Harbouring Resentment
3. Half full glass attitude
4. Scared of getting hurt again
5. Staying in my old life
I ate my emotions, self sabotaging through comfort eating which fueled my self loathing. My self worth was at an all time low.
Eventually I sought the help I needed and started to transform myself & my life so I could let go & move on from my divorce.
Losing 8 years of my life in post divorce purgatory made me realise that I didn't regret my divorce, I regretted taking 8 years to recover from it!
That's when I came out the other side with a passion to make a difference to help others impacted by divorce and ensure I turned a negative experience into a positive outcome.
I provide emotional support and guidance through their separation and divorce journey.
Through divorce coaching, conflict coaching, mediation, parenting coordination and separation courses endorsed by a counsellor and psychotherapist;
I help clients;
be empowered to have the courage and the confidence through the challenges ahead
prepare for separation emotionally and shift to a child and future focus
improve coparenting communication to create a respectful coparenting relationship
provide marital mediation for those trying to avoid separation
provide divorce parenting and property mediation to help those separate fairly to reach agreement on shared parenting and splitting the family wealth pool
reduce conflict, avoid escalation and be child focused to minimise impact on the children
Parenting coordination to help setup a successful coparenting relationship with respectful communication with cooperative problem solving skills
avoid work performance impacts due to divorce
help them accelerate their recovery so they can let go and move on to rebuild a happy life.
Divorce isn't the end, it's a new beginning!