Carolyn Madden

Coach, Trainer, Speaker, Facilitator

Carolyn Madden is Australia’s first CDC Certified Divorce Coach having completed this specialised training from the US in 2013 and again in 2018 for currency of content and professional development.

She has appeared on Channel 9’s 'Mornings with Kerri-Anne' and more recently on Channel 9’s Today Show and been featured in and interviewed by Brisbane’s leading breakfast radio station 97.3.

For over 10 years, drawing on her corporate experience and specialised divorce support training, Carolyn has been involved in supporting busy professionals juggling work and family, to help decrease their stress and increase their focus during the many unknowns and challenges of separation and divorce – ultimately saving them time and money.

As single mother, Carolyn has been through a divorce herself and understands firsthand how daunting and challenging it can be, particularly with very small children.  All of a sudden, your world has been turned upside down ... and nothing is right. Your family structure is crumbling along with dreams for the future.  Lives are changed forever.

She has experienced how hard it is to raise children mostly on your own and seen the impact divorce has had on them. This practical insight gives her the compassion and unique ability and knowledge to guide parents, where possible, to seek ways they can co-parent their children versus being one of two single parents.

Carolyn coaches’ clients through all the stages of divorce providing tailored support, referrals to other divorce related professionals as required, along with coaching tools to empower them to approach the process from a position of strength and confidence.

She is a member of the International Coach Federation which sets high ethical and professional standards and requires adherence to their Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct. Carolyn is also governed by the Certified Divorce Coach Professional Standards.  Both require stringent training along with continuing professional development requirements.

She uses evidence based concepts from neuroscience to embed coaching and learning and enjoys seeing separating couples successfully navigate divorce to develop an ongoing parenting relationship where all parties come out of it with lives intact ...  particularly their children’s.

Carolyn is a natural people person and an experienced Human Resource practitioner who still provides training and coaching services to the Government and Corporate sectors, specialising in developing effective communication and conflict management skills.

She is also a trained Conflict Coach particularly useful for successful negotiations for business outcomes and has recently attended a week’s intensive training at Newcastle University Law School on Dealing with High Conflict Personalities with Bill Eddy an internationally recognised expert in this area.

These skills are incredibly valuable when preparing clients for Pre-mediation or Collaborative Law Conferences.  

Carolyn Madden, CDC Certified Divorce Coach
Cinergy Trained Conflict Coach
Accredited in CDP Conflict Dynamics Profile
Cert IV in Training & Assessment

BA (Industrial Relations) (UNSW)
Advanced Communications Skills, Newcastle University Law School
Certificate in Applied Neuroscience and Brain Health
Member International Coach Federation (ICF)

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