Meet Mark Pearson

I’ve gone through divorce after being a stay-at-home dad for 3 1/2 years, so I've lived the experience. I was dealing with depression in 2019 and when I came home from a trip by myself to visit my ailing parents in CT, I was blindsided by my wife who had begun an affair and dropped the bomb on me that she no longer wanted to be married. I was heartbroken in many ways to say the least. We started mediation, used it well for a couple months, however with just one more mutual session needed, she decided to bail on that too, and so the litigation process began. 1 1/2 years and tens of thousands of dollars later our divorce was finalized.

With professional support as well as help from family and friends I transitioned into my new life. Other tough life challenges came my way and so did the pandemic! I took time deciding how to work from home while being able to help people in a significant way. And my journey as a coach, mentor, and speaker had begun.

Now a single dad trained and certified as a divorce coach my specialty is working with dads & moms of young kids. The end goal of my work is to have happy kids in two homes. And of course my coaching techniques can help people without kids as well! My unique perspectives, skills, and tools will navigate you through the challenges before, during, and after divorce to help you get what you want. Your divorce can be handled efficiently and with reduced conflict. By making fact-based, fair minded decisions that support your transition into your new life, you can live in a space where you’re proud of your co-parenting and how you are creating a new legacy.

I've received training from the College of Divorce Coaching, Robbins-Madanes Training, the Coaching Institute, and the Empowerment Coach Academy. I’m a CDC Certified Divorce Coach® and a CDC Divorce Transition and Recovery Coach®, certifications recognized by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the “Gold Standard” of coaching certifications. I'm also a member of AFCC, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts.

My work as a professional Certified Divorce Coach is designed to help you overcome your challenges, reframe your experiences, and become the best version of you.

Services Offered:

  • Ultimate Divorce Roadmap: 8 week "Hybrid" course via emailed modules and Zoom.
  • Personalized One-On-One coaching sessions via Zoom or phone.
  • Pre-divorce preparation and organization so you can be an educated and credible attorney client.
  • Emotional support and how to process it all.
  • Boundary work and accountability.
  • Assistance with creating your personalized team of other expert professionals in every related field that goes along with divorce (legal, counseling, etc.).
  • Manage and edit high-conflict communication.
  • Design your child’s ideal parenting plan.
  • How to avoid costly mistakes by making informed decisions.
  • Advocate for yourself and negotiate respectfully for what you want or need.
  • Effective communication with your former spouse, regardless of the circumstances and regardless of how difficult they are.
  • Co-parenting with your former spouse.
  • Prioritize your own self-care and healthy choices.
  • And more... customizable depending on client needs, goals, and aspirations.

I am a divorced single-dad with a daughter whom I share 50/50 parenting time with. Having been in the trenches of divorce, my mission is to get you through your divorce in a healthy and efficient way so you save money!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Please reach out if you cannot find an answer to your question!

I have a lawyer. Why do I need a divorce coach?

Divorce is a legal business transaction. It’s a business alright. The Family Law & Divorce Lawyers & Attorneys industry is expected to generate $11.3 Billion in 2022. [link] At an average $500 per hour, even a short email exchange could wring a couple hundred dollars from your wallet. With the help of a divorce coach, I can help guide your divorce decisions, conflict conversations, and help you be a more efficient, educated, and credible attorney client. Thus, you will spend less time and fewer dollars with an attorney.

Do you work with both parents at the same time?

My specialty is working with a dad or mom individually so their ripple effects help the kids and the entire family ends up benefiting from there. The end goal of my work is to have happy kids in two homes.

Is a divorce coach a therapist?

A divorce coach is someone on your divorce team focused on your future, starting over, and transitioning into your new life. Arguably anyone going through a divorce would benefit from a divorce coach’s help. Therapists and counselors perform a much different role that maybe not every person going through divorce needs. A therapist’s role is more about uncovering issues from your past and working through them.

How can I best help my kids through the divorce and afterwards?

A divorce coach helps their clients in thinking through the new challenges the family is going through, things like:

  • Help parents stay focused on the best decisions for the good of the children.
  • Help parents avoid displaying conflict or animosity in front of children – and maybe even give it up for the sake of the children and their roles as co-parents. CONFLICT tears kids apart, NOT Divorce!
  • Help parents think through each of the areas which are relevant to their situation and need definition in the Parenting Plan.
  • Help parents establish healthy ways to communicate about the children.
  • Recommend best practices and apps for communication between parents.
  • Identify good exchange protocols where everyone is polite (how you might greet a clerk in the store).
  • Develop parameters for children to communicate with the other parent.
  • Help parents develop an immediate time-sharing schedule and map it out so all can see.