Hi, I'm Chloe. Here's my story

I am a single mum to 2 pre-teen girls and have been helping people through the challenges of separation since my own divorce nearly 10 years ago. I was born in Paris to a French father and an American mother. I have been living in London for 15 years and am an active member of the expat community.


I have personally experienced divorce twice, in two very different ways. The first time was when my children’s father and I divorced after 6 years of marriage. It was by far the easiest divorce scenario I’ve ever encountered: we both agreed to the divorce, we owned no property or assets and earned exactly the same amount. This straightforward context, along with effective communication, contributed greatly to us finding an agreement easily, spending a total of £1000 on a joint lawyer. My ex then moved into a house down the street and we started our new lives.


My second experience with divorce, surprisingly, was with the same person! We had been divorced about 5 years when he suddenly moved abroad without warning. Needless to say, this iteration of the financial and child arrangements negotiations was a lot less amicable. We struggled with decisions about jurisdiction of course, but what caused the most issues was the total lack of direct communication and trust between us. Tens of thousands of pounds later on both sides, we ended up with an agreement that we probably could have achieved by simply sitting down together and discussing the new situation.


Given my story, I guess it is not surprising that friends (and friends of friends) have been coming to me for years asking for advice and guidance on their divorce. My decision to become an Alternative Dispute Resolution professional and Certified Divorce Coach® came to life after several of these people told me that they never would have managed to get through their divorce without me. I decided to quit my big corporate job and dedicate my career to something much more purposeful to me: supporting others through one of the most difficult and stressful life transitions they will likely ever experience.

Chloe O. my story

The UK's Leading Certified Divorce Coach® for expats

Short video: what I do and how I can help you

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Understanding the guiding principals behind my approach to a successful divorce

An overview of my journey and how I help women through divorce. Speaking at the Fabulous After 50 virtual retreat

Training

  • CDC Certified Divorce Coach® (the international Professional standard for Personal Divorce Coaching)
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) professional
  • Masters in Law, University of Paris Pantheon-Assas
  • Fully Accredited Diploma in Relationship Counselling
  • Managing Change qualification:
    • Leading people through periods of transition
    • Understanding the phyiscal impact of change and how to navigate it with the right mindset
    • Understanding the science behind change
  • Introduction to Psychology, Yale University
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Experience

  • Significant experience dealing with the specific challenges of expat divorce: juridiction choice, moving the children back to home country, lack of local family support, ex spouses living in different countries...
  • Personal experience of divorce proceedings in the UK, France and the US.
  • First hand experience in amicable and conflictual divorce, long term relationship separation, and co-parenting (including blended families).
  • Extensive understanding of the challenges of expatriate, multi-cultural relationships and international divorces and separations.
  • 15 years experience as a Management Consultant leading corporations through transitions and supporting their leadership and employees in managing the physical and emotional impact of change.

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Partnerships

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