Women at Work | Divorce coach finds passion through own experience
"For me I see divorce very different than most people. I see it as a new beginning. It is the end of something, but I like to say that divorce is about evolution not dissolution."
As a divorce coach, Tara Eisenhard works with struggling singles who are feeling frustrated and even ashamed...and she's been there.
"My husband and I were married very miserably so and he came home one night and said I think we should separate," Eisenhard said.
Tara says that night she took off her wedding ring and stormed off into another room, and her husband followed.
"He looked at me and he said isn't this what you want? Don't you hate me?" Eisenhard said. "In that moment it was like a light bulb went off in my head. I said ya, I do. I hate you."
From that point, Tara and her husband began working together on a common goal.
To separate in a peaceful way.
"You know that saying, when God closes a door he opens a window? I like to say that it was the closed door and the open window that I so desperately wanted to jump out of," Eisenhard said.
Tara says her healthy divorce inspired her to help others going through the same thing.
As an author, coach and educator, Tara provides divorce-related support to people all over the country.
Seppi Garrett was introduced to Tara five years ago.
Seppi was married for a decade to a woman he loved dearly, and the mother of his children.
"When my wife decided she didn't want to be married to me anymore it was pretty devastating for me," Garrett said.
He says in that moment, Tara was a tremendous help.
"I think it was giving voice to that part of me that was like, not only might you be ok, but you might be really good," Garrett said.
Tara feels a good divorce is better than a bad marriage, and that's exactly what she wants to offer those in need of help.
"My goal with everybody is to increase their clarity, confidence and control."