Single Mom and Single Dad Transformation Program Facilitator Certification

The Single Mom Transformation Program (SMTP) was developed for single moms, and was based upon my STMA (Short-Term Massive Active) executive coaching program, so Honorée Corder could write The Successful Single Mom book. She worked with seven single moms over the course of 100-days to perfect the Program and write the book. 

Then, in August 2012, due to high demand, she published The Successful Single Dad and created the Single Dad Transformation Program, too.

From September 10th through December 17th, Honorée will be conducting the Single Mom & Single Dad Transformation Program Facilitator Training. The training is virtual and takes place in 8 sessions over 100 days.

The Single Mom and Single Dad Transformation Program Facilitator Certification is for professionals who want to facilitate Honorée Corder's work with single moms and single dads. We are a community of compassionate and fiercely positive folks who believe being a single parent by choice or by chance is the beginning, and anyone has within them the power to transform their lives into anything and everything their hearts desire.

We're looking for heart-centered people with amazingly positive attitudes, a heart for single moms and dads, and a desire to help others. If you have been through a divorce, or see a lot of divorce in your life and business, and want to help single parents find hope and create a new life, one that they truly love, this certification just might be for you. Our facilitators and facilitator-candidates so far are financial advisors, network marketers, realtors, and the founder of a non-profit.

Others who might be a perfect fit are: psychologists, counselors, therapists, divorce attorneys, clergy and divorce coaches. 

If you are interested in becoming a facilitator, contact Honorée Enterprises COO Joan Richardson at 214-422-3965 or email Joan {at} CoachHonoree {dot} com to receive an application. September Certification will be limited to 10 facilitator-candidates.

Due to an overwhelming response, we will be doing our next Single Mom & Single Dad Transformation Program Certification starting January 14th, 2014. 

This Single Dad Survived His First Love, and Heartbreak, After Divorce. You Can, Too!

Recently, I experienced my first official breakup since the divorce: I got dumped

I saw it coming ... and one of us would have pulled the trigger eventually. She was the first woman I've dated that I've really liked to this point. 

Aside from the divorce, it's been a long time since I've had this happen and I've come to realize how different romantic relationships are at this stage in my life. 

First, for me, is the importance of friendship. She and I are trying to keep our friendship alive, and I am more sad at the prospect that it may not work out than at the loss of a romantic partner. 

It's interesting how different my relationship goals are now compared to when I was a kid. Through the divorce, I kept hearing stories of people cutting loose and experiencing a period of wild sexual freedom. I'm not sure what it says about me but that's not something I want. While I'm not seeking to get married anytime soon, I do want meaningful relationships; friendship first, then intimacy. 

The next realization is that I definitely know what I want. I totally get that everyone I meet at this stage has lived and shaped their lives, so there is no delusion of perfection like when I was a kid. For me though, I'm seeking to be in a relationship with a woman where the "what I do want" side of my list outweighs the "what I don't want". 

Thanks to a lot of soul searching, I know that my "do" list includes some must-haves: 
  • speaks directly and is forthright, 
  • does what they say they'll do, 
  • is able to express needs and make decisions based on those, 
  • has 1 or more children, 
  • a career of any kind, and
  • is available

You might think that last one is obvious, but it's been a bit trickier for me than I expected; in part because, until recently, I haven't actually been emotionally available myself. Similarly, some of the women I have met have not been available for a variety of reasons. 

In this recent relationship, we both believed she was initially available but as we progressed and she reflected upon herself and us, she discovered otherwise. I suppose it's a good thing that this was discovered before we went much further, and that it is enabling her to address and heal underlying issues, but still, it hurts. 

And that last point is what I think is the most positive aspect for me; that I was not only open to being hurt again, but that I have made it through. It'll happen again; I'll open myself to love and maybe I'll even get hurt. But now I know I want this again and that I can DO this again!