Hi, I’m Jenna Reid, Certified Divorce Coach®.

When talking about my line of work, I get asked two questions all the time.

Q1. How is coaching different than therapy?

Like psychology & social work, the field of coaching is very broad, which can be confusing. Relationship and divorce coaching to me, are a focus on the future, on evolving, and manifesting potential. Coaching is solution oriented – we focus on making changes and reaching goals that really matter to the client.

As a certified coach and trained therapist, I am acutely aware that the difference between therapy and seeing a coach is quite stark. Therapy focuses on the “why”, on the past, and the history that created who you are. A coach instead guides you towards new behavior patterns and reframes ways of thinking. Like a paper boat floating down a creek, we follow the stream forward. Sometimes bumping into rocks, just for a second before pushing ahead.

The coaching method I use is called Co-Active Coaching, it begins by holding the coachee as naturally creative, resourceful and whole, and completely capable of finding their own answers to whatever challenges they face. The job of a Co-Active Coach® is to ask powerful questions, listen and empower to elicit the skills and creativity a client already possesses, rather than instruct or advise.

Q2: How did you end up becoming a divorce coach?

The divorce process has a lot of potholes, and no one should have to navigate it alone. It’s important to become educated about your options and to have a strong support system. I’d be honored to be a part of yours.