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The Graceful Exit Podcast: Helping Women Navigate Divorce with Grace

The Graceful Exit Podcast: Helping Women Navigate Divorce with Grace

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The Graceful Exit was designed to help eliminate the shame, fear, and guilt of divorce. We want to help put a stop to the embarrassing divorce stigma and have meaningful conversations about the trials that women have had to endure. We will be sharing our own personal stories and interviewing other women who have experienced pain and suffering yet have felt the pure sense of empowerment and joy on the other side of their divorce journey. We are here to present real-life stories and the many ways that women have made a Graceful Exit in their own lives and opened the door to the next chapter.
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The Graceful Exit Podcast: Helping Women Navigate Divorce with Grace

Kim's Story

The Graceful Exit Podcast: Helping Women Navigate Divorce with Grace

Finding Love Again After Divorce with Shana Clemence
In this episode, Founder and Host, Kimberlee Hoertz meets with Shana Clemence to talk about her divorce journey after 16 years of marriage and how she has since transformed her like and found love again. Show Highlights Introduction to Shana and her journey (1:15) Shana's divorce journey (5:39) The joyful part of divorce (10:28) Finding community amongst those that have gone through a divorce (14:22) Finding trusted professionals during her divorce (17:31) What does grace mean to Shana (18:40) Why you should be patience with yourself and non-judgmental (21:34) Finding your next partner after divorce (24:18) Learning to trust again after divorce (29:12) How connecting with other women during your divorce journey can help you (34:50) Join Our Community: Instagram @The.Graceful.Exit Facebook @TheGracefulExit Pinterest @TheGracefulExitOfficial
September 21, 2021
How Divorce Promotes Independence with See The Upside
In this episode, Host and Founder Kimberlee Hoertz meets with the Founder of See The Upside, Nina Blaicher, to talk about Nina's story and how she got to be where she is today.  Story Highlights Nina's professional background (1:10) Nina's divorce journey (2:36) Where to find support while navigating divorce (5:47) Putting yourself first before your kids for a change (8:00) Advice offered to women going through divorce (12:13) The most joyful part of divorce for Nina (18:15) Learning to be independent and no longer relying on another person (23:48) What does grace mean to Nina (25:43) Tangible advice for The Graceful Exit community (28:36) Join Our Community: Instagram @The.Graceful.Exit Facebook @TheGracefulExit Pinterest @TheGracefulExitOfficial
September 7, 2021
How Having a Realtor with Divorce Experience Can Help You with Tony Janowicz
In this episode, Host and Founder Kimberlee Hoertz sits down with Trusted Professional Tony Janowicz to talk about his experience going through a divorce and how that plays a role in his differentiation factor as a Realtor at Impact Properties. Tony Janowicz is a Realtor with Impact Properties and also a Zillow Premier Agent. His business is about service and client satisfaction because he is not happy until his client are happy. As a professional real estate advisor, he focuses on serving the needs and preferences of the client. His years in business have provided him the experience to assist anyone with nearly every real estate need.   Show Highlights A quick look into Tony's personal life (00:48) What makes Tony different than other real estate agents (3:52) Navigating divorce and how Tony incorporates that experience in his work (9:01) Being a Trusted Professional at the Graceful Exit (13:16) Tangible pieces of advice for our community (15:13) Join Our Community: Instagram @The.Graceful.Exit Facebook @TheGracefulExit Pinterest @TheGracefulExitOfficial
August 10, 2021
Using Your Local Self Help Desk to Save Money with Yolanda Sanchez
In this episode, Host and Founder Kimberlee Hoertz sits down with Real Estate Agent and Trusted Professional Yolanda Sanchez to talk about her journey through divorce. After 10 years of marriage and having 2 children, Yolanda saw her marriage in a new way. In her words, things were magnetized, and she decided that it was time for a divorce. By talking through her journey and the process of it all, Yolanda successfully shares with our community what the divorce process may look like and how she saved money through the self-help desk at her local courthouse. As a Trusted Professional, Yolanda Sanchez services the following counties- Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Diego. As a Californian native, she grew up in Los Angeles County and currently resides in Orange County. She provides her clients with useful firsthand information, from schools and neighborhood to the most current pertinent information in each local real estate market. Yolanda has been recognized as a top producer consistently throughout her career. Because she is well diversified offering Commercial, Residential, Property Management and Investment opportunities. Helping everyone she works with to build short- and long-term wealth. To give back to her community Yolanda contributes regularly to Veteran charities. Her late father was a Vietnam Veteran recipient of 3 purple hearts. Marine Corps served 1967-1976. She enjoys serving Veterans going above and beyond to be a resource of information. Show Highlights How having children magnetized the issues in the marriage (1:16) The cost of divorce and using the self-help desk (2:16) Yolanda's divorce journey (4:02) How the self-help desk works (5:26) Asking for child support (7:51) The 2 year long divorce process (10:20) Having a sense of community (12:19) More on self-help (13:22) Life after divorce as a single mom (16:30) Being a Trusted Professional at The Graceful Exit (19:35) Yolanda's area of expertise in the real estate industry (21:10) Visit our website to learn more about The Graceful Exit, and website links Join Our Community Instagram @The.Graceful.Exit Facebook @TheGracefulExit Pinterest @TheGracefulExitOfficial
July 27, 2021
Ivy's Story: Divorce through a child's eyes
In this episode, Founder and Host Kimberlee Hoertz sits down, once again, with Social Media Manager, Ivy Magruder, to talk about her story regarding her parent's divorce. Just as she was entering middle school, Ivy's parents started their divorce journey which left her with trauma and a story that she has come forward to share with The Graceful Exit community as she enters her 20s.  Show Highlights About the divorce (1:16) The hardest part of the divorce as a child (3:49) Getting diagnosed with PTSD post-divorce (5:39) Is it better to keep the house for stability or get a new house for a fresh start? From a child's perspective (10:01) Realizing divorce and addiction wasn't normal (11:40) Reconnecting with her father after nearly 10 years (14:57) Still believing in marriage after experiencing divorce (20:25) Advice for parents going through divorce, from a child of divorced parents (24:50) Carrying the weight of the parents on the child's shoulders (27:06) Advice for young adults whose parents have gotten divorced (28:41) Why boundaries are important (30:30) Being inspired by The Graceful Exit (31:28) Join Our Community: Instagram @The.Graceful.Exit Facebook @TheGracefulExit Pinterest @TheGracefulExitOfficial
July 12, 2021
What is a QDRO Lawyer?
In this episode, Founder and host Kimberlee Hoertz sits down with The Graceful Exit's Trusted Professional, Willie Peacock, to talk about what a QDRO lawyer is and how they can help during the divorce process.  Show Highlights Who is Willie and what does he do (00:54) What exactly is a QDRO lawyer (2:40) When would a woman contact a QDRO lawyer (3:58) What is a subpoena and when would they be used (5:06) Neutral third parties versus using your family law lawyer (7:23) Willie's differentiation factor- constant communication and comfort (9:34) Opening his own virtual law firm (11:41) Providing trusted resources and a sense of community through The Graceful Exit (13:04)  The importance of getting ahold of the assets before the divorce begins (15:11) Consulting with a QDRO attorney during the divorce process (15:57) Payment structures for QDRO lawyers (17:43) Join Our Community: Instagram @The.Graceful.Exit Facebook @TheGracefulExit Pinterest @TheGracefulExitOfficial
July 5, 2021
Shanda's Story
In this episode, Founder and Host, Kimberlee Hoertz, sits down with The Graceful Exit's Director of Communications, Shanda Bunker, to talk about her divorce journey.    Without anyone to go through the journey with her and not knowing of anyone who had been through a divorce, Shanda found her divorce journey very tough. Through a lot of trial and error, Shanda came out of the other side of divorce with tons of support from her friends and family. Although her divorce process wasn't as smooth as it could have been, she fought hard and practiced gratitude often for the sake of herself and her children.    Show Highlights Shanda's divorce journey including role models and past relationships (1:12) How worrying about her kids became the most difficult part of the divorce process (6:17) Finding love again and getting remarried (9:38) How adversity can be beautiful (11:51) Gaining the tools necessary to navigate the divorce journey (12:57) Defining grace and leading with grace (16:05) Using gratitude to find hope for a better tomorrow (20:53) Having more relevant conversations often (23:22) Vulnerability, transparency, and having it all together (25:52) Shanda's journey to The Graceful Exit (26:38) How community and connections can help strengthen us (29:50) Join Our Community  Instagram @The.Graceful.Exit Facebook @TheGracefulExit Pinterest @TheGracefulExitOfficial
June 28, 2021
Kim's Story
In this episode, Founder, Kimberlee Hoertz, sits down to share the powerful journey that she went through when she got divorced a few years ago. After being diagnosed with PTSD, intense counseling, over $200,000 in lawyers’ fees and many hours defending herself in court, Kim has decided to persevere and remain as strong as possible for herself and her 4 children.   Show Highlights  What sparked Kim's divorce and more about her divorce experience (00:32) What inspired Kim to create The Graceful Exit (04:19)  The hardest part of the divorce process (05:55)  Where to find support during divorce (08:59)  The most joyful experience during this entire process (10:43) Advice given to Kim's past self  (11:33)  What grace means to Kim (12:48)  Tangible pieces of advice that are available during the divorce process (14:21) Join Our Community: Instagram @The.Graceful.Exit Facebook @TheGracefulExit Pinterest @TheGracefulExitOfficial
June 22, 2021
All About The Graceful Exit
Social Media Manager, Ivy Magruder, sits down with Founder, Kimberlee Hoertz, to talk all about The Graceful Exit.  After going through her own divorce, Founder Kimberlee Hoertz was determined to create a free resource for women to help them navigate divorce. Created with these women in mind, The Graceful Exit includes trusted professionals in each region of Southern California, with the goal to go national, that can help women on their own divorce journey. It also includes additional resources needed to be as graceful as possible during the divorce process.  Today's episode includes topics such as: What is The Graceful Exit? Who is The Graceful Exit for? What is a Trusted Professional? What resources are included at The Graceful Exit? For more information about The Graceful Exit and episode links, visit our website Join Our Community: Instagram @The.Graceful.Exit Facebook @TheGracefulExit Pinterest @TheGracefulExitOfficial
June 16, 2021
Introducing The Graceful Exit Podcast
Built on compassion, integrity, transparency and empowerment, The Graceful Exit is a safe space for women to have a voice. With a divorce rate of 72% in Orange County, California alone, we felt that something needed to be done to help our society be more accepting of the idea of divorce. Founder and host Kimberlee Hoertz does so by inviting both women and trusted professionals to share their story and help normalize this conversation around divorce. The Graceful Exit Podcast: Launching June 15th, 2021. Visit our website Join Our Community: Instagram @The.Graceful.Exit Facebook @TheGracefulExit Pinterest @TheGracefulExitOfficial
June 12, 2021