114 episodes

Divorce produces more stress for women than any other life event except for the death of a spouse. Even at the best of times, financial confidence may seem out of reach. It requires diligence and a deep understanding of your finances. For many of us that is a difficult, sometimes impossible task. We live in a complicated world. It’s not just a matter of income coming in and expenses going out.

Having access to knowledge and sound information can provide you with the confidence to face those decisions from a place of clarity. Knowing where you are at today and what you need to do moving forward can allow you to be more confident through this difficult transition.

Join us for practical financial knowledge, tools and inspiration to help you confidently move forward to your new destiny.

Divorce Conversations for Women Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA® | The Women’s Financial Wellness Center

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Divorce produces more stress for women than any other life event except for the death of a spouse. Even at the best of times, financial confidence may seem out of reach. It requires diligence and a deep understanding of your finances. For many of us that is a difficult, sometimes impossible task. We live in a complicated world. It’s not just a matter of income coming in and expenses going out.

Having access to knowledge and sound information can provide you with the confidence to face those decisions from a place of clarity. Knowing where you are at today and what you need to do moving forward can allow you to be more confident through this difficult transition.

Join us for practical financial knowledge, tools and inspiration to help you confidently move forward to your new destiny.

    Episode 113: Mediation with Dan Exner

    Episode 113: Mediation with Dan Exner

    In this episode, Rhonda welcomes Attorney Dan Exner, Family Law and Divorce Lawyer, and the Founder of Exner Legal, LLC. They talk about mediation.
    There are some misperceptions about mediation. Mediation is not an alternative to the divorce process. And mediator is not an attorney that’s there to advise people. Mediators are not supposed to give you any kind of direction - their role is either to find the middle ground or to figure out where there is none. 
    The one thing Dan wants you to know is: You need to be empowered with as much information as possible before you go down this path, whatever path you take.
    There are many good things you can learn from their conversation, and here are some of them:
    Internet is a great source of information. But be careful what you read online. Law changes from state to state, but procedures can change county by county, or even judge to judge. Even be careful who you are talking to because people can have completely different experiences than you. You are going to have to mediate if you have children and if you’re litigating custody and placement issues. Mediator can be any person, but you want to choose an attorney, or retired judge, who has dealt with the subject matter because they have seen these cases many times and can give you the best option. Contact Information and Other Resources
    Our guest today was Dan Exner, Family Law & Divorce Lawyer — Founder of Exner Legal, LLC.
    Attorney Daniel A. Exner has experienced the best education Wisconsin has to offer. He received his double bachelor’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He received his Juris doctorate from Marquette University.
    Attorney Exner has practiced exclusively law affecting the family from modifying the current family tree to planning for legal needs in the future. His career started at the national family law firm of Cordell & Cordell where he focused on fathers’ rights. He helped opened Sterling Law Offices and practiced there as a partner until the Fall of 2018, representing people from all walks of life. He is a member of the Wisconsin Bar, Illinois Bar (inactive), and Waukesha Bar Association. He is a member of the Foley Inns of Court.
    Here’s how Dan describes himself: I am a family law specialist. I can say that because this is all I do. And I am focused on two main practice pillars: I really stress communication. That is important to me. And I do not tell my clients what they are going to do. I’ll give you my advice, I’ll tell you what is a good idea or what is a bad idea, but at the end of the day, it is your case, it is your judgment, you are the one that has to live with it.
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    Our host of Divorce Conversations for Women Podcast is Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA®
    Rhonda Noordyk's relentless pursuit of financial justice for women going through divorce drove her to leave the financial industry in 2014 to open The Women's Financial Wellness Center. She was in search of a better way. She used her knowledge, passion, and experience to build a leading-edge business model. The intention was to create a business that provided a safe place for women - especially those in a vulnerable position - to find their paths, find their voices and find the financial confidence they need to lift themselves out of seemingly hopeless situations. Since starting the Women’s Financial Wellness Center, after a 10+ year career in the financial industry, she has helped alleviate financial vulnerability for thousands of women.
    In addition to being the CEO of The Women’s Financial Wellness Center, Rhonda is also a professional speaker. While her platform is women’s money wellness, it is not just about money. Her topics include: assertive communication, boundaries, leadership and overcoming financial myths. Her speaking experience includes: GE Healthcare,

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    Episode 112: Prepare, Plan, Investigate and Know Your Facts with Ilyssa Panitz

    Episode 112: Prepare, Plan, Investigate and Know Your Facts with Ilyssa Panitz

    In this episode, Rhonda welcomes Ilyssa Panitz, a Divorce Journalist and Columnist. According to Ilyssa, too many times women act on emotions, and then when faced with a barrage of questions about money, finances, marital residence, and expenses, they come up short by not having any of the answers. It is crucial, vital, and imperative that women do their homework before serving their husbands with divorce papers.
    Ilyssa’s message for you today is: You are going to be OK. You are going to land on your feet. You are going to survive and thrive.
    Here are some of her recommendations:
    Preparation is everything. Keep your emotions in check. It is a very big transaction and you have to treat it as such. You have to know your facts. Investigate, investigate, investigate. Set a new email address, your own bank account, get your own credit card, check your vehicle for a tracking device, get off your social media, do not put anything regarding your matter on social media, get Life360 app for your children… Put a team together. Your lawyer should not be your accountant. Find 2-3 people you like and have them work together. The team you hire works for you. Contact Information and Other Resources
    Our guest today was Ilyssa Panitz. Ilyssa writes a daily column for Medium called: “5 Things You Need To Know to Survive and Thrive During and After a Divorce.”  Ilyssa serves as the Content/Editorial Producer for The National Association of Divorce Professionals. She is the Co-Host of “All Things Divorce” on Clubhouse, and the host of "The Divorce Hour with Ilyssa Panitz" on CRN (Cable Radio Network.)
    During her career, Ilyssa has worked at: CNN, MSNBC, 1010 WINS Radio in NY, WCBS-AM, New York-1 News, Westwood One, Star Magazine, Closer Magazine, Meredith Publishing and produced hundreds of Celebrity “At Home” photoshoots and sat-down with some of the biggest names in Hollywood for "exclusive" one-on-one interviews.
    Here’s how Ilyssa describes herself:
    I love getting the scoop and telling people's stories, which is why I am passionate about my career and can't wait to tackle every new challenge!
    I am an accomplished journalist and field reporter/producer with over 24+ years of experience. My profession has allowed me to cover pivotal news and entertainment events including The September 11th attacks, The Tony Awards, The MTV Movie Awards, The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, and even travel with Hillary Clinton as part of her Senate Campaign’s Listening Tour.
    During my time on the Hollywood beat, I have had the great honor of sitting down with many A-listers for an in-depth one-on-one discussion about their lives, the challenges they have had to overcome, and what motivates them to keep pushing forward.
    Every phone or in-person interview continues to provide me tremendous excitement. These precious moments are always a wonderful honor and a huge privilege.
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    Our host of Divorce Conversations for Women Podcast is Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA®
    Rhonda Noordyk's relentless pursuit of financial justice for women going through divorce drove her to leave the financial industry in 2014 to open The Women's Financial Wellness Center. She was in search of a better way. She used her knowledge, passion, and experience to build a leading-edge business model. The intention was to create a business that provided a safe place for women - especially those in a vulnerable position - to find their paths, find their voices and find the financial confidence they need to lift themselves out of seemingly hopeless situations. Since starting the Women’s Financial Wellness Center, after a 10+ year career in the financial industry, she has helped alleviate financial vulnerability for thousands of women.
    In addition to being the CEO of The Women’s Financial Wellne

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    Episode 111: Healing from Trauma of Divorce with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen

    Episode 111: Healing from Trauma of Divorce with Dr. Elizabeth Cohen

    In this episode Rhonda welcomes Dr. Elizabeth Cohen, a clinical psychologist and the Divorce Doctor. She is the author of the book Light on the Other Side of Divorce. In this episode, Dr. Cohen shares about the trauma of divorce and healing from that trauma, and she gives some really good tips on how to process the anger.

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    Episode 110: Your Own Personal Crisis Management Team with Rebecca Stern Kaufman

    Episode 110: Your Own Personal Crisis Management Team with Rebecca Stern Kaufman

    In this episode Rhonda introduces Rebecca Stern Kaufman, Founder of Pearl Mediation Group, LLC. Rebecca is a divorce mediator that specializes in working with families that have children with special needs, and she is also a special education advocate for those parents.
    According to Rebecca, whether you’re experiencing a divorce, separation, or you have a child with any kind of behavioral, developmental or educational issue, it’s a crisis, it is something you did not expect. In that moment of crisis, you’re not going to make the best decisions. You need a team of professionals, people who can help you to answer all those questions and teach you to ask the right questions.
    Rebecca’s message to you is: You are not alone, and we are going to build the team together that’s going to help give you all the information you need to move forward and in more empowered way.
    Here are some of her recommendations:
    Having the right team is important to provide you with right information. If you have a special needs child, you may need a special needs financial planner, or a health insurance advocate. If you can understand what’s motivating the person on the other side, that is going to help you work on these relationships better. You do not have to do what your attorney said the last three clients did, or what your friend down the street did. You have to do what works best for your family. Contact Information and Other Resources
    Our guest today was Rebecca Stern Kaufman, J.D., CPM, Founder of Pearl Mediation Group, LLC, which she founded in 2016. Rebecca is a graduate of New York Law School and is a certified divorce mediator and parent advocate, specializing in families of children with special learning, behavior & mental health needs.
    Part seasoned negotiator, part life-strategist, Rebecca has helped clients successfully navigate divorce, complex parenting plans and the special education system. She has earned a reputation as a trusted advisor and champion for those facing unexpected challenges. Rebecca strives to empower her clients with innovative solutions, and expertly crafted agreements that serve as a roadmap for life’s detours.
    Rebecca serves on the Board of Directors of MarbleJam Kids, a nonprofit providing support to a neurodiverse population through the creative arts.
    Rebecca lives in Bergen County, NJ, but works with clients from across the country through her online practice.
    Her crisis concierge services include divorce mediation, divorce coaching, and special education parent advocacy.
    Here’s how Rebecca describes herself: My goal is to empower women by providing them with their own personal crisis management team.
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    Our host of Divorce Conversations for Women Podcast is Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA®
    Rhonda Noordyk's relentless pursuit of financial justice for women going through divorce drove her to leave the financial industry in 2014 to open The Women's Financial Wellness Center. She was in search of a better way. She used her knowledge, passion, and experience to build a leading-edge business model. The intention was to create a business that provided a safe place for women - especially those in a vulnerable position - to find their paths, find their voices and find the financial confidence they need to lift themselves out of seemingly hopeless situations. Since starting the Women’s Financial Wellness Center, after a 10+ year career in the financial industry, she has helped alleviate financial vulnerability for thousands of women.
    In addition to being the CEO of The Women’s Financial Wellness Center, Rhonda is also a professional speaker. While her platform is women’s money wellness, it is not just about money. Her topics include: assertive communication, boundaries, leadershi

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    Episode 109: Listen to Your Body with Jasmin Caviezel

    Episode 109: Listen to Your Body with Jasmin Caviezel

    In this episode Rhonda welcomes Jasmin Caviezel, Personal Trainer and Menstrual Cycle Coach. They talk about the four cycle phases and what happens during the phases with hormones and energy changes.
    Jasmin’s message for you today is: Listening to your body is always the best thing to do. Keep track your changes. Journaling is great way to start for anyone that is new to this. The My Flow App may help you track your cycle and gives you some useful tips.
    Here are some of Jasmin’s tips:
    Women in menopause still can feel those changes in their body happening. Those cycle changes are still applicable even though the hormones are declining. It is powerful to work out with your cycle. Getting to know your body and those changes you go through brings the awareness and understanding and more love for yourself. We need to take care of ourselves. We want to make sure that we prioritize ourselves and our wellbeing especially during challenging times. All the stress that come with it can impact our hormone system. Contact Information and Other Resources
    Our guest today was Jasmin Caviezel, the Owner of Jalistic for Menstrual Cycle Coaching, and Workouts Personal Trainer at Orange Shoe Personal Fitness.
    Here’s how Jasmin describes herself:
    I grew up in Switzerland where I worked as a holistic pharmacy technician. After graduating I decided to continue my education and moved to Madison WI to study Fitness and Recreation Management. I earned my degree from Madison College and certifications from American Council on Exercise. I combined my knowledge and created my own business called Jalistic, to educate, support and help women live with their menstrual cycle. The focus lays on improving a woman’s lifestyle by adapting nutrition, exercise and stress management in a way that empowers and brings a deep connection and compassion to a woman’s life by living in sync with their cycles.
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    Our host of Divorce Conversations for Women Podcast is Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA®
    Rhonda Noordyk's relentless pursuit of financial justice for women going through divorce drove her to leave the financial industry in 2014 to open The Women's Financial Wellness Center. She was in search of a better way. She used her knowledge, passion, and experience to build a leading-edge business model. The intention was to create a business that provided a safe place for women - especially those in a vulnerable position - to find their paths, find their voices and find the financial confidence they need to lift themselves out of seemingly hopeless situations. Since starting the Women’s Financial Wellness Center, after a 10+ year career in the financial industry, she has helped alleviate financial vulnerability for thousands of women.
    In addition to being the CEO of The Women’s Financial Wellness Center, Rhonda is also a professional speaker. While her platform is women’s money wellness, it is not just about money. Her topics include: assertive communication, boundaries, leadership and overcoming financial myths. Her speaking experience includes: GE Healthcare, UWM Women’s Leadership Conference and Marquette Law School. In addition, she has appeared on Fox6 News, Real Milwaukee, and Morning Blend. Her dynamic and inspirational style leaves women with a sense of empowerment.
    Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA®
    CEO | The Women's Financial Wellness Center
    rhonda@wfwcllc.com | (262) 522-1502
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    Episode 108: Parenting Aspect of the Divorce Process with Kristin Belkofer

    Episode 108: Parenting Aspect of the Divorce Process with Kristin Belkofer

    In this episode Rhonda welcomes Kristin Belkofer, a mental health professional, and a Founder and Clinical Director of CLARA Healing Institute. They talk about the parenting aspect of the divorce process and therapeutic strategies for working with children.
    According to Kristin, if communication and healthy confrontation is a problem in marriage, it is going to be a problem in the coparenting relationship. Her message to you today is: This is just a chapter of not only your story but of your family’s story. And remember that kids are extremely resilient.
    Here are some of Kristin’s counsels:
    It is important for both parents to feel that they can have some space for transitioning and coping from stressful situations. Kids are resilient but they need support – the earlier, the better – even if it seems that the child handles it well. Because sometimes they don’t even know what to ask, or what to say. There are some great tools for families for better day-to-day communication, like Talking Parents, and My Family Wizard. Contact Information and Other Resources
    Our guest today was Klara Belkofer, Psychotherapist, and Founder and Clinical Director of CLARA Healing Institute.  
    Here’s how Kristin describes herself:
    In my role as a psychotherapist, I provide therapy services, support, and psychoeducation for women who are engaging in the divorce process. Additionally, I work with children who are moving through the divorce process, helping them to create a healthy and resilient narrative about the family story. I am trained as a child specialist for collaborative divorce, and I help parents create holistic parenting plans in the best interest of the child. I enjoy using simple, easy to understand language to help parents understand the basic tenants of brain development and neural response to life transitions for their children. I went through a divorce in 2010 when my son was 7, and I would love to help other women learn from my mistakes and make parenting decisions out of confidence and trust in themselves, rather than guilt or doubt.
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    Our host of Divorce Conversations for Women Podcast is Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA®
    Rhonda Noordyk's relentless pursuit of financial justice for women going through divorce drove her to leave the financial industry in 2014 to open The Women's Financial Wellness Center. She was in search of a better way. She used her knowledge, passion, and experience to build a leading-edge business model. The intention was to create a business that provided a safe place for women - especially those in a vulnerable position - to find their paths, find their voices and find the financial confidence they need to lift themselves out of seemingly hopeless situations. Since starting the Women’s Financial Wellness Center, after a 10+ year career in the financial industry, she has helped alleviate financial vulnerability for thousands of women.
    In addition to being the CEO of The Women’s Financial Wellness Center, Rhonda is also a professional speaker. While her platform is women’s money wellness, it is not just about money. Her topics include: assertive communication, boundaries, leadership and overcoming financial myths. Her speaking experience includes: GE Healthcare, UWM Women’s Leadership Conference and Marquette Law School. In addition, she has appeared on Fox6 News, Real Milwaukee, and Morning Blend. Her dynamic and inspirational style leaves women with a sense of empowerment.
    Rhonda Noordyk, CFEI, CDFA®
    CEO | The Women's Financial Wellness Center
    rhonda@wfwcllc.com | (262) 522-1502
    Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn | YouTube
    Schedule a FREE 30-Minute Phone Call
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