One great way to get to know me and some of my philosophies around divorce is to listen to a few of my podcast episodes. For a while I hosted my own podcast – Conversations About Divorce – which you can find on Spreaker, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and iHeartRadio. Now, I’m hosting the third season of Worthy.com’s branded podcast Divorce And Other Things You Can Handle – which you can find on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and Android.
Mandy Walker is a divorce 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, and the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts. Mandy is also a non-public arbitrator for FINRA.
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:
2022 – Restorative Justice Facilitator (20-hour) – Center for Prevention and Restorative Justice, Office of the District Attorney, Boulder, CO.
2020 – Advanced Issues for Family Law and Dispute Resolution Professionals – AFCC
2020 – Fundamentals of Parenting Coordination – AFCC
2018 – Mental Health First Aid USA
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)
Boulder County Bar Association – Associate Member
Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee – Board Member 2019
The Mediation Association of Colorado – Professional Member
2016 – Coaching Through The Chaos: Getting To Agreements In Divorce – Colorado Bar Association 10th Annual Statewide ADR Conference
2022 – How to Survive A Divorce Financially – Interview with Financial Coach Teri Slater
2022 – Divorce Is Hard. Here’s How You Can Help Those Going Through One – Louise Rafkin – New York Times
2022 – Interview with Carol Eddy CFP – What is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst?
2017 – Conflict Resolution: Minimizing Conflict in Divorce – KGNU
2017 – Top 7 Financial Tips When Facing Divorce – Experian
2016 – Worthy’s Single Mom Holiday Gift Guide – Worthy
June 2016 – The Social Impact of Divorce on Women – Interview with Babette Barone, KGNU