The role of the Coach is to help manage and contain intense feelings as they arise in the divorce process. Having the support of a Divorce Coach when these feelings do come up helps to prevent obstacles related to decision making and tends to minimize the negative impact of divorce on your children.
The Divorce Coach also helps navigate personality factors that may get in the way of settling the divorce. Collaboratively trained Coaches are experts in helping to keep emotions and personalities of all the participants on the team from derailing the Collaborative Process.
Another important function a Divorce Coach can provide is to help the lines of communication open between spouses or create new communication pathways where they did not exist. By modeling more effective and healthier ways of problem solving, talking, and listening to one another, the Coaches often prove vital to facilitating the couple’s difficult conversations, discussions, and negotiations.