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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.

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 096: Heal and Honor the Place You’re in with Rachel O’Connell

    Episode 096: Heal and Honor the Place You’re in with Rachel O’Connell

    On this episode Rhonda talks to Rachel O’Connell, founder and CEO of Pinnacle Parent and Divorced Family Coach about the choices that make a difference in life and parenting.
    Rachel’s message today for our listeners is: You will get through it; you are going to be OK, and you will probably be better than you could even imagine. Here are some of her recommendations:
    Accept and own the choices you have made, and you’ll be able to grow and move through them and make different choices in the future. Everything starts with the parents. We have to address what’s going on internally. We have to get in touch with our authentic self. Accountability, support and a safe space are important for you as well as for your children. Create the space in your home where your children are experiencing the safety of being able to have conversations with their parent. Heal stands for:
    H – honoring the space and the place you’re in
    E – expanding yourself
    A – affirming your new identity
    L – live
    Healing is important. Choose to honor your space, yourself, and deal with your trauma and your emotions. And do the same for your kids.
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    Our guest today was Rachel O’Connell, the founder and CEO of Pinnacle Parent and Divorced Family Coach.
    Here’s how she describes herself:
    I am a 40-yr-old mom of 2 teens and they're amazing! And I am passionate about helping people in all walks of life. Pinnacle Parent was birthed out of this passion. As a child of divorced parents, and having repeated the cycle of divorce with my own family, I knew there had to be a better way to thrive in divorce. I have been around divorce for 28 years through my childhood, marrying into and immediately becoming a step-parent, then divorcing, and then re-marrying and bringing a step-parent into my children's lives. It's a vicious cycle. One that I now know how to break because I have done it differently! Pinnacle Parent's proprietary system has been developed by compiling personal experience (28-years), research, and tools/methods from thought leaders in the mindset and spiritual realm.
    Culture has told us who we are in divorce (step-parents/co-parents/wicked step-mother, etc.) and what divorce looks like (full of hate, bitterness, pain, hurt, belittling, low self-esteem, arguing, WIIFM attitudes). This is what continues the divorce pattern repeating. The majority of families fall into the trap of the numbing effects of divorce. They just try to survive, forget about thriving. And this ultimately affects the children the most, with unseen deep wounds that just perpetuate the cycle in their adult lives. Pinnacle Parent is here to transform the landscape of divorce in the nation and the culture of divorce in your own family. My 8-week 'Foundations' course will begin you on your journey of being the change-agent for your family. And I will be right by your side through it all. After completing the 'Foundations' course, Pinnacle Parent offers 1:1 coaching to any member of the family that wants to continue with the change. Pinnacle Parent is also open for speaking engagements of all kinds. Together, we will not only make your years of divorce thriving years, but we will work to break the chains of divorce off your future generations, and the world, one family at a time.
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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 vu

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    Episode 095: Divorce and Taxes with Jason Jendrach

    Episode 095: Divorce and Taxes with Jason Jendrach

    In this episode Rhonda talks to Jason Jendrach, a CPA and owner of Jendrach Dobogai Lindseth inc., about the importance of having right information regarding finances, especially while going through divorce.
    Our guest shared some important information about debts, bad tax issues, MSA, innocent spouse, how to get copies from IRS, tax refund splitting, tax table changes and business valuation. Here are some of his recommendations:
    Do not be afraid to ask questions. Do not hesitate and reach out, it is to your benefit. The more planning and the more you can put in on the front end the better off things are going to be at the back end. With right data you’ll be able to make right decisions. Contact Information and Other Resources
    Our guest today was Jason Jendrach, CPA at Jendrach Accounting & Professional Services LLC. Jason has years of valuable experience as an IRS registered tax preparer, and he assists taxpayers and small businesses with taxes.
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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 094: Leading Full Emotionally Intelligent Lives with Paula Rauenbuehler

    Episode 094: Leading Full Emotionally Intelligent Lives with Paula Rauenbuehler

    In this episode Rhonda talks to Paula Rauenbuehler, an International Coaching Federation Certified Associate Coach, about Emotional intelligence.
    Paula shared about emotional intelligence assessment, self-awareness, mindset and dealing with emotions in a stressful situation, such as divorce. Emotional intelligence assessment is behavioral in nature – it is about where are you right now, where do you want to go, and what behaviors are needed in order for you to get there. Here are some of her recommendations:
    Self-awareness is about finding out what is behind the emotion, what caused the reaction. Take time to see what’s really going on. Any life changing experience is emotional and stressful. When in stress, we are in fear-based mindset. Ask yourself – what else might be going on here. It is important for people to use the mindset and awareness to make some decisions and do some discerning of who are they now and who they want to be after all of this. Contact Information and Other Resources
    Our guest today was Paula Rauenbuehler. Paula is an International Coaching Federation Certified Associate Coach. Using her experiences as a Human Resources Director in the corporate sector along with degrees in psychology and business administration, she is uniquely prepared to assist companies in strengthening their succession plan, improve engagement and retention of top performers impacting both the top and bottom line.
    As a certified leadership coach, Paula recognizes the capability gaps happening across teams big and small. She's not afraid to address the elephant in the room. Working with an organization’s leaders, she creates a plan that uses neuroscience (or a brain-based approach) and the organization’s real day-to-day work. I call on interactive exercises, brainstorming and feedback to create an environment ready to set priorities, breakdown barriers, and achieve success beyond expectations.
    Paula guides organizations from the inside out using the KickStart Your Edge Model. Knowing that it all starts with the individual. From the individual, to teams, leaders, and the business itself, she focuses on the driving forces—The Thing Behind The Thing—that keeps organizations from achieving their best results.
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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 093: Financial College Planning with Vicki Vollweiler

    Episode 093: Financial College Planning with Vicki Vollweiler

    In this episode Rhonda talks to Vicki Vollweiler, the Founder of College Financial Prep, about plans and strategies on saving money on the cost of college when parents are separated or divorced.
    According to Vicki, it is possible to save money on the cost of college, but it takes some planning and strategizing. She talks about developing a college list, merit and need based scholarships, filling financial aid forms, filling appeals due to separation and divorce, custodial parents, and student loans.
    Vicki recommends to start developing a college list by high school sophomore/junior year, and by the end of junior year to have a list of 30-40 schools to research. Lot of information about that can be found online, but it is also important to go to college fairs and to talk to the admissions representatives.
    Contact Information and Other Resources
    Vicki Vollweiler, Founder of College Financial Prep is a divorced mom of two children who understands the financial complexities of sending a child to college. Her work with families (primarily those who are divorced) throughout the entire financial aid process starts from strategically creating a college list through financial aid form preparation, appeals and student loan guidance which ensures that families are able to maximize college savings, minimize costs and reduce the need for student loan debt.
    Here’s how Vicki describes herself:
    It all started with my own personal story. I was a Divorce Coach who helped people attain goals, specifically with regards to their personal finances. As clients started to ask me how they were going to afford the cost of college, my own son was approaching high school and I certainly wanted the best for my son!
    As a divorced mom, I knew that I wanted to spend the least amount of money necessary to ensure, both, his success and happiness while allowing me to maintain my bank account and not go into debt. I know that we all want the absolute best for our children, especially, when preparing for college. The key is to be informed, strategic and detail oriented so that you can maximize savings on the cost of college. If you're unsure how to proceed, don't potentially lose thousands and thousands of dollars. College Financial Prep was created to guide families through the maze of college financial aid.
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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 092: Be Your Best Self with Shannon Vick

    Episode 092: Be Your Best Self with Shannon Vick

    In this episode Rhonda talks to Shannon Vick, Personal Trainer and the Owner of Iron Fist Fitness, about fitness and taking care of your body in order to stay healthy and ready for the challenges throughout the stressful period of divorce.
    Shannon points out that working out and taking care of your body is no longer an option, it is an absolute must, just like eating, drinking water or taking a shower. His recommendations for women are:
    Find your reason and find out your why – Figure out what you want to do and why you want to do it, and put together a plan that will take you to your goal. Focus on your inner being, focus on doing the things that you want to improve. Take small steps. Focus on a new day, on what you can accomplish on that day – take each day at the time. Shannon gave few tips on how to stay healthy, especially in a stressful period, such as divorce:
    First thing in the morning - drink water, to upstart your metabolism, Take proteins to maintain your muscles, Take multivitamins to have enough energy to go through the day. Contact Information and Other Resources
    NASM-Certified Personal Trainer Shannon Vick developed Iron Fist Fitness, LLC in 2014 to help individuals transform from within. His philosophy is transforming the mind so you can transform the body. Shannon specializes in weight loss management, building lean muscle mass, core stability and self-defense training and was also featured on Fox 6 WakeUp. He has trained UFC Fighter Anthony Pettis, D1 basketball star from The Clemson Tigers Gabe Devoe as well as NBA prospect Jerrelle Deberry. Shannon is a Group Instructor as well, designing the "Kick Fit" program incorporating the 3 in 1 method which utilizes Interval, Cardio Kickboxing and Core Stability. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, traveling, art, listening to music & watching The Packers. Shannon studies a variety of Martial Arts, training in Muay Thai, Escrima & Jiu-Jitsu.
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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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    Sponsored by: Divorce Conversations For Women (online course)
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    Visit the Women’s Financial Wellness Center for a full directory listing of experts. Be sure to reach out if you would like to

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    Episode 091: The Power of Self Love with Chidima Anusiem

    Episode 091: The Power of Self Love with Chidima Anusiem

    In this episode Rhonda talks to Chidima Anusiem, a Best Selling Author and a Divorce Coach, about abusive relationships and how to find true freedom and joy.
    Chidima shares several tips to get through a divorce
    You have to know you’ve made the best decision for yourself and your family Stand up for yourself and make your own opinion about yourself Lean into your pain. You’ll find some jewels there. You don’t deserve to be abused. You’re already everything you want to be. Just know you’re originally who you are, and you’re beautiful that way - a diamond in the rough. Maybe you don’t see it right away, but diamond is formed under pressure. Make the best out of a bad situation because divorce is an opportunity for self discovery and loving yourself. Loving yourself is one of the greatest things you could do.
    Contact Information and Other Resources
    Our guest today was Chidima Anusiem, a Divorce Coach and CEO of Change Heal Inspire (C.H.I.) LLC. And a Best Selling Author. She leverages her 15 years of leadership and coaching experience to empower and guide women through their healing journey from divorce or break-up. She helps these women move past their pain, reclaim their value, and position their hearts to love and receive love again.
    Chidima (Author Chi) is a Nigerian American born and raised in Atlanta, GA. Despite her humble beginnings her parents taught Author Chi, “no matter how dim life can seem, with hard work, your life can exceed your wildest dreams”. 
    She applied this hard work as she pursued her education,  graduating with high honors from both Georgia State University with a B.S. degree in HR Policy & Development, and American Intercontinental University, where she obtained her MBA.
    Author Chi is known for her down-to-earth vibes, and her innate ability to connect with women using various platforms. Author Chi not only has 15 years of experience as a VP of Banking and Regional Management, but also has 10 years as CEO and Designer of the Chianu International clothing line, and another 7 years as a former Dance Instructor for Divine Faith Ministries in Jonesboro, GA. Currently, Author Chi is the Director of Operations for the W.O.W.w.w.w. Women’s Ministry with operations in Georgia, Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina.
    Altogether, Author Chi has over 20 years of experience developing and coaching women to discover their true value and self-worth.
    She attributes her success and passion to her faith in God and the influence of His Word in her life.
    Although Author Chi’s life seems picture perfect, her world turned upside down after she faced a tumultuous divorce in 2015–enduring years of mental and emotional abuse. This radically shaped the way she viewed her world–in a good way. With the wisdom and lessons she gleaned from her experience, Author Chi shares the intricacies of her story with women all over the world via speaking engagements, books, life classes, vlogs, radio, and so much more. She continues to exercise her passion in the rearing of her beautiful daughter—instilling in her the positive principles needed to become successful and victorious.
    Today, Author Chi is the #1 Bestselling Author of “From Glass Stone” where she shares her story of divorce and the journey ‘From Pain to Power’. Author Chi specializes in helping women win in their journey of Divorce by aiding them to move past their pain and live a life without limitations!
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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 le

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