Mardi Winder-Adams is A Divorce Transition Coach. Let’s all welcome her to the Kuel Life Community.
Whether we like it or not, the majority of divorces are initiated by women over 50. The big question is how do we not only survive this transition – this divorce process – but, how do we thrive afterwards. Kuel Life is very excited to add Mardi, a divorce mediator and transition coach, to the roster of Thought Leaders. Stay tuned for some incredible advice, tips, and hacks from Mardi.
KUELLIFE: What type of business do you own/run?
Mardi: My business is a divorce transition coaching business. Which equips women leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs with the tools they need to move through the divorce process and beyond. With clarity, confidence, and a firm understanding of their ability to take control of their life and the divorce process.
“I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur, but also loved many of the jobs I held before.”
My Goal As An Entrepreneur:
KUELLIFE: What prompted you or drove you to become an entrepreneur? When?
Mardi: I have always wanted to be an entrepreneur, but also loved many of the jobs I held before. Including teaching, consulting, and working with a domestic violence shelter as a victim’s advocate. In January of 2010, my husband suffered a massive stroke and I began working from home, providing more mediation and coaching services to allow me to continue as his caregiver. After he passed away in 2017, my goal was to create my own company and I have been working on that ever since.
KUELLIFE: What’s your biggest struggle?
Mardi: My biggest struggle is trying to find a way to support more women before, during, and after the divorce process. It is often difficult for the women I work with to reach out for help, and I want them to know there is confidential, compassionate support out there.
“Coaching will always be a person-focused industry..”
Measure Of Success Thru Coaching:
KUELLIFE: What is your biggest fear as an entrepreneur? How do you work through it?
Mardi: Not knowing all the answers, particularly when it comes to the tech side of running a business. Coaching will always be a person-focused industry, but it has changed a lot in the last decade and in particular the last two years.
KUELLIFE: How do you measure your success?
Mardi: When my clients are confident they make the best decisions and turn the challenges of the divorce into potential for the future. Getting that feedback is my measure of success.
Know Your Limitations:
KUELLIFE: Finally, what advice would you give other women about taking an entrepreneurial path?
Mardi: Surround yourself with people who are good at what you want to do, which are not always the people that are trying to tell you what to do! Know your limitations and take training to get up to speed on all aspects of the business, then hire people to take on the tasks that are outside of your zone of expertise.