Getting Off the Divorce Fence: A Coach’s Guide to Making Big Decisions

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Getting Off the Fence with a Divorce Lawyer: A Coach's Guide to Making Big Decisions - Karen Covy

Getting Off the Fence with a Divorce Lawyer: A Coach’s Guide to Making Big Decisions

Discover the surprising truth about divorce and the secrets lawyers won’t tell you. Uncover the untold stories of relationships unraveling and the unexpected twists in the journey to freedom. Stay tuned for the eye-opening revelations that could change your life forever.

The more you know, the more prepared you are, the better you’ll do. It’s just like anything else in life. It’s not rocket science. It’s just like working with me.

My special guest is Karen Covy

Karen Covy brings a wealth of legal expertise and a unique career trajectory. With a background in trial law and a transition into mediation and coaching, Karen’s journey is an inspiring testament to adaptability and resilience. Her approach to divorce law is marked by empathy and a commitment to finding effective, non-confrontational solutions for her clients. Through her experiences and insights, Karen has become a trusted guide for individuals navigating the complexities of divorce, imparting practical wisdom and compassionate support. Karen’s dedication to empowering individuals facing life-changing decisions makes her a valuable voice advocating for personal growth and informed decision-making.

Karen Covy’s story:

Getting Off the Divorce Fence: A Coach's Guide to Making Big Decisions - Karen Covy

After years of practicing law and navigating various legal roles, Karen Covy found herself at a crossroads in her career. Her journey from a trial lawyer to supervising a team of attorneys at the state’s attorney’s office led her to a pivotal realization – the traditional adversarial approach to divorce proceedings didn’t resonate with her. During her time in divorce court, she experienced a profound epiphany, realizing that there must be a better way to navigate the complexities of divorce, especially within the delicate context of family dynamics.

This realization sparked her transition into mediation, arbitration, and, ultimately, a career as a collaborative divorce professional. Karen’s passion for empowering individuals facing divorce led her to a unique path of coaching, where she could provide alternatives and educate and prepare her clients for the challenges ahead.

Through her own experiences and evolution, she discovered her mission – to help people make significant decisions, like divorce, and guide them through the process with a combination of head, heart, and gut. Karen’s journey exemplifies the power of introspection and the pursuit of a better way, ultimately leading her to empower individuals facing life-altering decisions.

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Discover the secrets to a successful transition from corporate to entrepreneurship and unlock your potential for business ownership.
  • Uncover the unparalleled benefits of franchising as a pathway to business ownership and financial independence.
  • Master effective mediation strategies to navigate the complexities of divorce with grace and confidence.
  • Learn how to navigate the challenges and reap the rewards of business ownership as a couple with proven strategies for success.
  • Explore actionable steps to build a thriving career post-divorce and embrace a future filled with new opportunities.

“Dealing with Infidelity: Navigating Challenges in Relationships”

 Tackling severe issues such as infidelity in a relationship is often an uphill task. It requires courage to face reality, strength to deal with the hurt, and clarity to decide the consequent path. Besides, effective communication and understanding are crucial in managing infidelity and its ramifications on a relationship. Reflecting on this sensitive topic in her conversation with Meg, Karen encourages individuals to address infidelity in their relationships. She understands that facing such a grim reality is demanding. However, Karen insists that knowing the truth is indispensable for empowering individuals to make informed decisions about the relationship’s future.

“Empowered decision-making and informed approach to relationships.”

 Modern relationships face a plethora of challenges that demand resilience and adaptability. One critical aspect that bolsters the longevity and health of a relationship is empowered decision-making. This involves taking calculated steps, weighing different options, considering potential consequences, and making a confident, informed choice.

Being well-versed in the intricacies of a situation can shape a person’s approach to resolving disputes and conflicts, which inevitably arise in every relationship. In conversation with Meg, Karen Covy elaborates on this concept. Drawing from her personal experience with divorce, Karen underscores the importance of being comprehensively informed when making relationship decisions like considering divorce.

She advocates for an informed approach where emotions, logical reasoning, and intuition all play a part in decision-making. Karen believes this is crucial for the well-being of individuals facing significant life changes, like divorce or relationship strains.

“Making Major Life Decisions: Navigating Divorce and Relationship Transitions”

 Major life transitions, especially divorce, can sometimes upend lives. Such situations demand strength, resilience, and, most importantly, well-informed strategic decisions. The depth of a person’s understanding of their circumstances can significantly influence their decision-making process and the eventual outcome of their situation. Echoing this sentiment, Karen emphasizes the need for people to move forward rather than remain stuck in difficult situations during her discussion with Meg. Her coaching process aims to guide individuals through their major life decisions, empowering them with informed choices and ultimately leading to positive long-term outcomes.

The resources mentioned in this episode are:

  • Visit Karen Covy’s website ( to access her online programs, coaching services, and free articles on divorce, marriage, and life decisions.
  • Purchase Karen Covy’s $6 ebook for valuable insights and guidance on navigating divorce, marriage, and major life decisions.
  • Subscribe to Meg Schmitz’s podcast, Free Agent, for inspiring stories of real people who took the leap into business ownership, franchising, and freedom.
  • Visit and enter your email to download Meg Schmitz’s free ebook on franchise ownership.
  • Contact Karen Covy for one-on-one coaching to navigate the decision-making process related to divorce, marriage, and life choices.

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