coach • speaker • writer • hopeful cause fighter • occasional project junkie
Christina McGhee, MSW is an internationally recognized divorce-parenting expert, speaker, coach, and author of the highly acclaimed book, Parenting Apart: How separated and divorced parents can raise happy and secure kids and contributing author for the book ToughLOVE: Eighteen Top Experts Share Proven Strategies for Raising Confident, Kind, Resilient Kids.
Christina dubbed the "divorce coach” by the UK press, gained worldwide attention for her work with three British families in the Channel 4 documentary "How to Divorce Without Screwing Up Your Kids." Additionally, she has been involved in several other media projects as a featured expert, a content consultant, and as a writer/producer.
Most recently Christina released Coparenting With Purpose an online course for separating and divorced parents that offers practical solutions and strategies to help parents manage their most critical co-parenting challenges.
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Throughout her career, Christina has educated thousands of people about how to place children first when parents part. She has also had the privilege of working closely with a prominent family law organization (+ 6,000 members) to develop a national outreach campaign aimed at supporting separating families. Those combined experiences have helped her cultivate a unique perspective regarding how lawyers should be engaging with parents and what it takes to be truly effective while keeping the focus on kids.
Because she is incredibly passionate about parents getting the help they need, Christina continues to maintain a private coaching practice. Throughout her career, she has the honor of working with some amazing parents and continues to feel humbled by their bravery, insight and unwavering dedication to getting it right for their kids.
Recently, Christina launched a series of customized trainings for family lawyers, collaborative professionals, and mediators designed to be interactive, engaging and thought-provoking. Her programs focus on creating a comfortable space for professionals to practice skills and maximize learning. She also provides a wealth of practical strategies participants can start using right away.
Christina has been featured on television, radio and in print around the US and abroad.
Married for over twenty-five years, Christina and her husband live near Houston, Texas. As a bonus mom (aka stepmom) and a mom of four, she has gained extensive on-the-job training as a chauffeur, negotiator, short-order cook, scheduler extraordinaire and finder of all things lost.