Education, Training & Experience

Cathy has worked with people her entire life in a variety of capacities. Cathy served in the Christian Camping Ministry for 16 years  including Planning Committees and Conference Speaking and Seminar Instruction.

Cathy practices mediation and together with her husband Gary they have a Marriage Coaching practice in Coeur d’Alene where they work as a team with struggling couples. Her experience working closely with people in situations of conflict and confidentiality has honed her competency and confidence by preparing her to work with people at the lowest points of their lives. Cathy is a Certified Professional Mediator and is listed on the Idaho Supreme Court Roster of Child Custody Mediators.

She is certified with the American Association of Christian Counselors in Mediation, Marriage Coaching and Life and Relationship Coaching. She has founded a nonprofit organization and been a business owner.

Cathy is a State of Idaho Supervised Visitation Provider.

 Cathy’s training and experience includes:

  • Certified Professional Mediator CPM #333
  • Trained in Secular Interest based Mediation (Fulcrum Institute) 
  • Faith based Mediation (American Association of Christian Counselors)
  • Family Mediation
  • Elder Mediation
  • Psycho-Legal Approach to Advanced Family Mediation
  • Business Owner/Manager
  • Certified Life Coach
  • Relationship Coach
  • Marriage Coach
  • Idaho Supreme Court Roster of Child Custody Mediators
  • Member of American Association of Christian Counselors
  • North Idaho College
  • Kinman Business University
  • Trained with “Pure Desire” – Sexual Integrity Issues
  • Grief Share Trainer
  • Supervised Visitation Provider

Gary has served nearly 30 years in full-time ministry in a variety of positions. He has a reputation for providing assistance to individuals in the area of dispute resolution and relationship development.

He is a former Executive Pastor with responsibilities in counseling, administration, conflict resolution, facility management, and teaching. Gary is a conference speaker and seminar instructor as well as camp and conference center consultant. Gary has also served on numerous boards and committees.

 Gary’s training and experience includes:

  • Certified Professional Mediator (lapsed) CPM #336 Idaho Mediation Association
  • Conflict Resolution Training in secular, interest based mediation as well as faith based mediation and family mediation
  • Fulcrum Institute
  • Member of American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Certified Critical Incident Stress and Group Crisis Intervention – American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Leadership and Church Management – Whitworth College
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership Training – North Idaho College SBDC
  • Crisis Intervention – Women’s Center, Coeur d Alene, ID
  • Caring for People God’s Way – American Association of Christian Counselors
  • North Idaho College
  • Marriage Coach
  • Life Coach
  • Licensed Minister of the Gospel – Coeur d’ Alene Bible Church
  • Personal Protection Training
  • Trained Lay Counselor
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Trained with “Pure Desire” – Sexual Integrity Issues
  • Grief Share Trainer
  • Continuing Education includes but is not limited to: certifications in counseling, high-conflict family mediation, leadership, sexual integrity issues, crisis intervention, and grief counseling.
  • John Maxwell Certified Coach, Speaker and Trainer

Memberships:

  • Idaho Mediation Association, Inc.
  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • North Idaho Christian Counselor Network
  • CareNet
  • John Maxwell Team Member
Our skill and commitment have helped with unresolved issues that threatened to prevent clients from reaching their stated goals and from moving ahead and thriving. We love people and desire to make a positive difference in their lives.