• is a skilled professional who brings solid relationship skills to the table and is trained to address the intense emotional issues that often create impasses or unnecessary emotional and financial costs in settling disputes.
• works with you on the emotional aspects of your separation and divorce.
• can provide important insights and recommendations to the other team members or facilitate communication between the participants and other involved professionals to reduce misunderstandings.
Your Coach can help ...
• provide emotional support, resources, education, and parenting information to move your adjustment forward and make the separation process easier for you and your children
• promote stress management, effective communication skills, and conflict resolution strategies to help you stay focused and engaged more constructively in the negotiation process
• assist with clarifying your needs, interests, and concerns to support your participation in "four-way " meetings and keep the collaborative process moving toward resolution
• clarify your goals, brainstorm options, and identify action steps that best meet your needs and those of your family
• create a developmentally appropriate parenting plan and work with the child specialist if required to smooth the progress of co-parenting after your divorce
You can expect your Coach to ...
• challenge you
• offer fresh perspectives
• make requests (e.g ., brief assignments )
• maintain confidentia lity within the confines of the collaborative team