I BelieveYou may not control all the events that happen to you but you can decide not to be reduced by them’ - Maya Angelou
About Karen Bigman
Karen Bigman is the Founder & President of TheDivorcierge.com. She works with individuals transitioning through the difficult process of divorce. By sorting through the overwhelm of emotions and getting organized for the process, clients can move forward with their lives and not stay stuck and defeated. The Divorcierge holds social events in NYC around various topics including: Online Dating, Stress Management, Astrology of Relationships among others.
Karen blogs regularly on topics related to divorce. She has been quoted in the Financial Times and published several articles in the Huffington post.
She is a Martha Beck Trained Life Coach and a CDC Certified Divorce Coach® and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School and a B.S.B.A. from Boston University.
I’ve watched many people around me go through divorce from afar. It wasn’t until I started the process myself that I started to see examples of inexplicable behavior during divorce. Parents who left children, never to be seen or heard from again, spouses refusing to pay support, others, completely cleaning out the bank account were just a few. I also began to see how perfectly functioning, intelligent people became incapable of the smallest task when faced with the overwhelm of divorce.
I have had several jobs in the past 10 years, most of them in some business related field. There was reason to be good at what I did but none to be emotionally involved. I am an extremely empathetic person and was finding that I needed to help everyone who was having a rough time around me. One friend suffered from gambling addiction, another low self-confidence despite her great success. I always wanted to ‘save’ them. Even as a child, my friends were the ones with divorced parents or single parents, a relative rarity in my community.
I thought I ‘fell’ into divorce coaching but actually, it found me! Besides the joy of being a parent, there is nothing that makes me feel better than sitting across the table from one of my clients and hearing her start to find clarity and move forward. No matter how many tears and how much devastation there is in their lives, they want things to turn around. That’s what makes me keep doing what I do!
Karen Bigman Success Stories
I've been divorced for fifteen years
Testimonial: “Even though I’ve been divorced for almost fifteen years, “life” wasn’t going as I had planned and things seemed overwhelming. Karen Bigman, The Divorcierge, offered me strategic coaching on everything from career management to “good enough” parenting. No matter if you are newly single or wrestling with issues long after your divorce, Karen offers a unique blend sensitivity, new age sensibility and pragmatic coaching. more
Karen encouraged me to check my expectations of myself as well as explore new ideas and a variety of ways to reach my goals. She was always supportive, open and ensured that her coaching styles meet my needs. The Divorcierge set me on a path and has made a transformational difference in my life.”
Jodi, Development Professional
Life is starting to fall into place again
Email from a former client: Thank you for all your help and support. You really were a life line to me in a time of incredible personal crisis. I can't state how much that meant to me. From buying me oatmeal to being the sounding board that help me crystalize what I knew I needed to do myself to grow...like taking lessons and passing my drivers test before ... so i could drive the kids to school.
Much love and respect, Caroline