Mandy Walker is a divorce coach, mediator, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® and Parenting Coordinator/Decision-Maker. Her goal is to help you navigate through the end of your marriage with dignity and respect, making informed decisions that are best for you and your future.
English by birth, Mandy studied Business Administration at the University of Bath, England. In 1986 she emigrated to the United States and spent the next twenty years working in financial services. Of the many hats Mandy wore during that time, one was handling formal customer complaints and major service resolution issues giving her a solid foundation in dispute resolution.
With a change of career in mind, Mandy graduated in 2008 with a Masters in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. While pursuing her journalism studies, Mandy and her husband of seventeen years divorced. During that experience, Mandy realized that divorce services were inadequate and expensive. She was inspired her to help others in similar situations and trained as a divorce coach, mediator and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®.
Mandy is a professional member of the Mediation Association of Colorado, the Boulder County Bar Association, the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts and is also the Executive Director for Children First of The Rockies, a non-profit that provides safe exchanges and supervised visits for children on the Front Range in Colorado.
As a member of the Mediation Association of Colorado, the Boulder County Bar Association and the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, Mandy meets on-going continuing education requirements. In addition, Mandy successfully completed the following trainings:
2017 – Program Management Certificate – Supervised Visitation Network (16-hour)
2017 – Certified Divorce Financial Analyst®
2016 – Holistic Insight for ADR Practitioners (15-hour)
2016 – Mediating Domestic Relations Cases In Colorado Courts (8-hour)
2015 – Level I Training in Collaborative Family Law (8-hour)
2015 – Domestic Violence Symposium (25-hour)
2014 – Family Law Basics Skills (16-hour)
2014 – Comprehensive Training for Parenting Coordinators and Decision-Makers (14-hour)
2013 – Divorce/Separation Mediation Seminar (40-hour)
April 2014 – named one of BlogHer’s must-read blogs for life after divorce
2008 – First place regional Mark of Excellence Award, Society of Professional Journalists for “No Place Like Home” radio documentary
1999 – Recipient Connecticut Quality Improvement Award
November 2016 – Coaching Through The Chaos: Getting To Agreements In Divorce – Colorado Bar Association 10th Annual Statewide ADR Conference
June 2017 – Conflict Resolution: Minimizing Conflict in Divorce – KGNU
February 2017 – 5 Top Tips For Dating After Divorce – Worthy
February 2017 – Top 7 Financial Tips When Facing Divorce – Experian
November 2016 – Worthy’s Single Mom Holiday Gift Guide – Worthy
June 2016 – Interview with Divorce After 50
June 2016 – The Social Impact of Divorce on Women – Interview with Babette Barone, KGNU