Hi! I'm Karen

As a coach, mediator, lawyer, and entrepreneur I'm dedicated to helping you live life on YOUR terms.

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I've been a divorce professional for more decades than I care to admit.

... and I'll be the first to tell you that modern thinking around divorce - and the divorce system - is out of date with the realities and needs of individuals, couples, and families today.

There is so much to divorce that goes beyond the courtroom.







If we leave all possible outcomes to the courtroom, we are leaving so much of our happiness to chance.

There has to be more.

So I set out to create a heart-and-happiness-centered approach to divorce. I developed a coaching program that holds space for the non-courtroom conversations, the ones that lead to happier and healthier outcomes.

My Clients Get Results


  Karen’s a unique lady who combines the insights and deep empathy of a therapist with a sharp and pragmatic legal mind. I have enjoyed and gained from all my interactions with her. She is a consummate professional who can guide you safely down the very traumatic but treacherous path of divorce.


Thank you for being my divorce coach! You helped me tremendously on this journey and I am grateful that I have found you and thank you for all your coaching and help! Please keep doing what you do as you are helping people who truly need you at their worst moment in life."


Karen’s guidance through an extremely painful time in my life, her guidance and extensive knowledge made things easier to navigate and tolerate. I'm extremely grateful that I was put in touch with Karen and would recommend her wholeheartedly to anyone in a similar situation.

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I am a divorce coach AND CONSULTANT, MEDIATOR, and a recovering divorce attorney.

What does that mean?

It means I work with you so that you understand your marriage and divorce options. That, in turn, helps you make better choices and to be better prepared for what lies ahead. It also means I educate and empower you to manage your divorce with less stress, less pain, and less expense.

I will help you create realistic goals, formulate a solid plan, and develop a strategy that will allow you to either create a trial separation that works, or get you through your divorce more amicably and intelligently. While I will still act as a legal consultant in select cases in Illinois, I spend most of my time now working with people all over the world as a divorce coach and consultant.

Why leave a lucrative law practice to be ... a coach?! 


I can reach more people and help them more deeply as a coach than I can as a lawyer.

Believe it or not, "the law" is about 10% of most divorces.  

As a divorce adviser and coach, I help you with the other 90%. 

If you would like to learn how you can work through your divorce with dignity and respect, contact meIf you are looking for a gladiator divorce lawyer to bring your spouse to his or her knees, I’m sorry. I can’t help you.

That’s not what I do.

If you are interested in working with me, just CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW.   Submit the form on that page. I'll get back to you as soon as I can!

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