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Leanne McFadden
CDC Certified Divorce Coach®
ADR Specialist, Chartered Mediator, Divorce Coach, Professional Human Ecologist
Advance Resolution Services
Languages Spoken
English
Special Offerings
Free Consultation
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About my Practice

My practice is built around supporting individuals and families who are going through separation, divorce &/or co-parenting issues. I am a CDC Certified Divorce Coach®  and family mediator, and I love helping my clients navigate their way through the challenges that come with restructuring relationships. My life’s work has been dedicated to supporting children, youth and families to find practical solutions to life challenges. I have spent years helping families through conflict using mediation, coaching and other supportive strategies. I believe that many individuals and families can thrive during restructuring when they have adequate support.

As a divorce coach, I specialize in helping men and women leaving longer term relationships face the divorce process with courage, clarity, and hope that brighter days are indeed ahead. I love to help clients discover who they want to be in the next chapter of their lives as strong, independent, and resilient individuals. I feel honored to support my clients, walking along side them in their own divorce journey and beyond to discovering their next best self!

As a mediator, I work with clients who are going through separation, divorce &/or co-parenting challenges to find practical, affordable, and efficient solutions that reduce stress. My passion in this work is supporting co-parents to create effective parenting plans that keep their kids at the center, but out of the middle, and to be the best co-parents they can for their children.

I hold a special place in my heart for clients who are working through the grief and loss that accompanies divorce. A divorce is often accompanied by loss of hopes for what we wanted our family to be, a loss of relationships, and a loss or change of identity. I understand that the loss experiences of this life transition can be magnified by past losses we have gone through. I also understand the unique grief experiences that come with divorce for parents who have lost a child. I am a bereaved mom myself and I have experienced my own divorce. For clients who live this heartbreak, know that I see you and I feel deep compassion.

Services I Offer

I offer:

  • 1-1 coaching programs
  • group coaching sessions
  • training opportunities on communication through conflict, skills for dealing with high conflict co-parenting, and other customized training based on the needs of the organization/group
  • separation, divorce, & co-parenting mediation services

In person, teleconference, or video conference are all options for service delivery.

**Please note that during the current Covid 19 pandemic, in person services are temporarily paused to respect health and safety of one another.

Certifications

Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology, Family Studies Maj.
Certificate in Conflict Management
CDC Certified Divorce Coach®

Professional Memberships

-CDC Certified Divorce Coach®
-Chartered Mediator, ADR Institute of Canada
-ADR Institute of Alberta – full member
-Professional Human Ecologist – Alberta Home Economics and Human Ecology Association

Background Experience

Leanne is a Professional Human Ecologist, CDC Certified Divorce Coach® and Chartered Mediator with years of experience with Alberta Justice and Solicitor General  Civil Claims and Family Mediation Programs. Leanne worked on staff with the Edmonton Family Mediation Program, and continues to provide mediation services for the Edmonton, Calgary and Regional Alberta Family Mediation Program Rosters. Prior to her mediation roles, Leanne worked as a Family School Liaison Worker, and in other early intervention positions.

Leanne is a highly trained and skilled professional with education and experience in trauma informed practice, Brain Story science, suicide intervention, domestic violence, high conflict dynamics, mental health and addictions, compassion fatigue, and many other areas.

 

Testimonials

“Leanne is highly empathetic and is excellent at helping anyone she works with.”
“Leanne is a gifted communicator and always adds a sense of calmness and clarity to any situation.”

Book a Complimentary Session

If you are contemplating divorce, are currently going through divorce, or are finding your way to a new self after divorce, I would love to share and support you in your journey! Feel welcome to connect with me today for a free consultation to see how we can work together.

Use the form below to request your complimentary session.