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WHAT CDS® GRADUATES ARE SAYING...
“The Certified Divorce Specialist program is a well-developed training highlighting methods and practices best suited to improve communication between the divorce professional and the client. As someone who successfully completed the course, I have incorporated the skills learned in the training to build and improve rapport with my clients – which in turn has improved my clients’ experiences, as well as my own. I highly recommend the CDS program to any practitioner dealing with divorcing clients.”
“I wasn’t sure of what my expectations where going into this training, however, I never expected to gain such an awareness of how other professions work with divorcing families. The theories and techniques I learned will no doubt give me a new lens in which to work with my clients”
"No psychobabble here... just easy, relatable information. The course was instructive, interactive, and NEVER boring, thanks to the enthusiasm and creative approach from the instructor, Liz Becker. I highly recommend this course for those who are looking for a proven model of communication with the added value of specific examples that are important to a divorce professional, as well as the very useful information regarding the legal, financial, mental health, and residential aspects of the divorce situation."
“I had an amazing time at the CDS training in February. I would like to thank Liz Becker for a great and very intense two-day training! I learned so much from you and also met amazing group of family law attorneys, mental health and financial professionals. It was a very informative and educational training session and I truly enjoyed it! I believe I am now better equipped with great knowledge to assist my clients. Thank you, Liz, for providing such a valuable experience!”
“The CDS Training is an excellent experiential workshop that will certainly add tremendous value to anyone currently working or interested in working with divorcing clients. Expect to grow personally and professionally by participating in this well organized, top notch program”
“This left me feeling more empowered and prepared to work with divorcing clients, and honestly, ANY client!”
“This training is a MUST to be the most effective professional in the divorce process”
“This training opened my eyes to how I perceive my clients before they even speak. I have learned to step back, be non-judgmental and keep an open mind. I now have tools to speak the same language as my clients.”
"Liz Becker and the NADP have created an important tool with the CDS® training. As an attorney, I understand what the law says about Divorce; but by working by participating in the CDS® I learned more about information gathering and understanding my clients' experience than any legal training has ever given me. Part of what was so rewarding about being involved in a 2-day seminar in New York with other legal professionals was the diverse perspectives: professionals from Real Estate, Finance and accounting, Mental Health practitioners and even family law attorneys from other states. This well-rounded group gave us all new ways of looking at divorce. But most importantly, new ways of helping our clients solve their divorce issues."
“I had an awesome time at the CDS training. Liz is amazing. I learned new effective ways of communicating TO and FOR my clients. I’m excited to put all the great knowledge into my Real Estate business.”
“I feel totally inspired & motivated to start implementing some of the communication strategies we learned”
"I took the CDS® training in NYC and learned a tremendous amount about communicating with divorcing clients. It taught me how to be aware of various communication styles, and how to best deal with clients and prospects who may not have the same communication style, personality, or ways of looking at things as I do. One of the most rewarding areas of the training was the session on information gathering and precision questioning. I have used the skills I learned both with divorcing and non-divorcing clients, and it has enhanced my practice. The training also taught me how to better deal with the emotional issues divorcing clients are going through and recognize that their finances may not be top of mind as they are “deer in the headlights” going through this painful process. Liz Becker is a force of nature and brought knowledge, enthusiasm and energy to 2 days of intense training. I met professionals from the metro NY area and other parts of the country who are now part of my networking group, and I have referred to them since the training. I highly recommend the CDS® to anyone who wants to bring their practice with divorcing clients to the next level."
"Working with divorcing clients, or those considering divorce, is like going on a journey with someone during one of the most complex (and intense) experiences of their lifetime. From not only the very real and life changing legal and financial issues, but the less tangible emotional, psychological and behavioral aspects—this process is wrought with uncertainty, unpredictability and many mixed emotions. A lot of information and many implications to consider and organize. The CDS training was sensitive to all of these intersecting variables and addressed many of the pieces one has to understand to be fluid with this work. Communication is key- as this training, and Liz’s expert focus, highlights. The depth and breadth of knowledge obtained from this program was invaluable, especially in a reasonable amount of time. It’s hard to get away for trainings, even the best of them, but this one was well worth it, including the overall experience. I highly recommend it, and the CDS credential, if you work with divorcing (or separating) people in almost any capacity. Very insightful and enlightening."
I often weigh decisions in terms of investment & return If it's a financial investment, I seek a return on my money. If it's an investment of time, I desire a sense of accomplishment. In this case, the decision to "invest" both money & time in the Certified Divorce Specialist (CDS®) training has been one of my best by far! The "return" from the training has already started to pay off! I've been able to add new techniques & more specific information to my divorce consulting practice! I highly recommend the training! Liz Becker is extremely fabulous & knowledgable! You certainly won't be bored!
"I learned incredible skills I am sure to find extremely helpful in my professional & personal life going forward. The course truly exceeding any expectations. I’m excited to utilize my new knowledge to be a better professional for my clients & person overall."
"When you're working with a divorcing client, it is not only critical that you understand the ins and outs of divorce, but that you pay as much importance to their emotional needs and ability to process heavy information at a very vulnerable time. Very rarely do you find a program that combines both aspects, and the CDS training does just that. From best divorce practices to learning how to connect and communicate effectively, this training gave me the tools to feel even more confident in working with divorcing clients, and if I'm being honest, in my personal relationships as well."
"Such an amazing training program and experience! If you work with divorced or divorcing clients, the CDS® program will add tremendous value to your practice. Liz Becker is an incredible and dynamic speaker and instructor who really knows her stuff!"