When I first contacted Carolyn I was in a state of extreme anxiety and fear about moving on from my marriage of 35 plus years. Through her patient coaching, encouragement and support Carolyn has helped me to challenge my negative thinking and my fears to create a new future and direction in my life beyond my marriage. Carolyn has helped me to face my situation and to stay focussed on finding my way through my problems despite the ending of my marriage and being made redundant in my job amid the ongoing disruption of a pandemic,Although divorce is one of the most challenging, painful and difficult experiences of my life, working with Carolyn has made it a positive and hopeful experience. I have gained so much through Carolyn’s coaching and grown through this stressful life event.I would recommend Carolyn and the engagement of a divorce coach to anyone who is going through a separation and divorce. It is indeed life-changing.Jennifer, Wagga NSW
I have recently separated from my husband of 18 years. I found myself a little overwhelmed by the many conflicting emotions and scenarios that we all encounter during this tumultuous time, and was very fortunate to have met Carolyn, in the right place, at the right time.
Carolyn has been extremely helpful and supportive in guiding me along a new way to tackle life, and has given me many tools to enhance my self-responsibility, accountability and self-empowerment.
Carolyn’s gentle and compassionate manner has made me feel very comfortable, when having to expose some of those raw emotions and realisations, one must look at to heal and move forward. I have always felt 'in a safe place' with her.
I am grateful to Carolyn for her flexible methods of communication, as we are in different states, this makes things easy to juggle a time to talk that suits us both.
Working with her has helped me to let go of my expectations of myself and others, and allow others to be who they are as well as allowing myself to be who I am, I have expanded my learning with a different perspective and outlook on how I can choose to deal with things.
I highly recommend divorce coaching with Carolyn Madden. Her training in this field as well as her wealth of life experience, I feel has enabled her to be more understanding and empathetic when listening and guiding you to a most positively, profound self-change.
Carrie, Perth WA
My sister bought me the Premium pre-separation divorce package. She lives in another state and while she could give me a lot of emotional support via phone and email she felt this was a way of helping me access the concrete support and information I needed to make the necessary decisions. I had been discussing with her the difficulties I was experiencing in my marriage but felt isolated and lacking the knowledge to make informed decisions.
My initial contact was a one hour phone divorce coaching session with Carolyn Madden, and I didn’t know what to expect. I was concerned that I would have to deal with difficult emotions long suppressed and could we actually make the emotional connection necessary over the phone.
Carolyn was a very calming, understanding and supportive voice who gently encouraged me to focus on what I needed to do to build a better future rather than dwell on the past. Even though we were sitting in different states this did not prove to be any impediment.
It was a little overwhelming but in the end I felt empowered and keen to move forward. I had already made some plans. Carolyn also gave me some tools to help me get organised before my phone appointment with the family law solciitor.
I am very grateful to both my sister and to Carolyn.
Sophie, Gold Coast QLD
Working with Carolyn has given me a different perspective on the way I see my life and the world. She has been an inspiration, she challenges me when I need challenging, she supports me when I need to redirect my thoughts and my thinking.
At first I was hesitant that we were working over the phone, however I have found that I prefer this, it is much easier and flexible. Thank you Carolyn, it is great knowing you.
Vera, Concord NSW
After many cups of coffee and long hours of listening to me, my very good friend suggested I speak to Carolyn Madden, a divorce coach.
I was a bit skeptical, especially when a phone session was suggested.
From my first phone session I felt empowered. It gave me a sense of direction, assisted me to set realistic goals and action plans.
Most importantly it aided my self esteem.
Divorce is overwhelming.
Talking to a caring professional like Carolyn helped me acknowledge my priorities and a way to achieve them.
Thank you Carolyn.
Rosana, Castle Hill NSW
Fifteen years ago, with much heartache, I came out of a marriage of twenty years.
This year I have seen the ending of a six year relationship.
Carolyn has helped me with the trauma and relentless self doubt associated with the decision to end a relationship with a charming although difficult man.
Coaching with her, has given me guidance - not just saying "you have the power to change the situation", with no emotional backup, as I received when my marriage finished.
Carolyn has given me tools to seek soul searching responses; to go through the thought processes systematically to achieve not only the clarity to end the relationship, but also how to respond to my emotions following.
Had I the guidance she has recently given me, I am sure that years ago I would have had more understanding to evaluate the myriad of painful feelings experienced back then; and in turn would likely have been in a better position to see my recent relationship more clearly; and therefore have been better placed emotionally to end this sooner.
I previously have spent time with different forms of counselling, such as psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychotherapists.
While all have a part to play, I cannot fault the professionalism and outcomes of the separation coaching Carolyn Madden has provided.
I am today in a much happier place.
Cheryl, Mosman NSW
Carolyn really helped me to get unstuck and move forward. She was very supportive and professional. I also loved the time-saving convenience of over-the-phone sessions.
I always had the impression that having a coach was simply creating goals and ticking boxes yet Carolyn's sessions were so much more than that.
She gently challenged me while helping me see the big picture and where I want to be.
Nadine, Freshwater NSW