ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Have you ever had the feeling of “This is enough”? Well, this is exactly what drove Daren Givoque to become a financial advisor when he was given some poor advice from a bank.
He loves building relationships based on trust where he educates his clients on their financial choices. As a practicing Certified Divorce Financial Analyst since 2014, Daren was a major influence in the creation of DivorceNet – a Canadian network of professionals who focus on helping divorcing families find the right advice.
Outside the office, Daren is involved with several local charities including the North Grenville Community Foundation, the Rotary Club of Kemptville,100 Men Who Care and The Kemptville Youth Centre. When he has spare time, he enjoys rebuilding classic motorcycles, sampling fine whiskeys, and traveling the world with his family wife Silvia and their adult sons Gage and Tristan.
Meet the professional that helped contribute to the writing of Done with This!
Shulamit Ber Levtov, MA, RSW
Shulamit is a Registered Social Worker; she holds a master’s degree in Counselling and Spirituality and is certified as a trainer in both nonviolent communication and focusing—the third in the world to hold this dual certification. She runs Compassionate Support for Stressful Times in Smiths Falls, Ontario.
Natalie Carrière, MA
Natalie is a Registered Psychotherapist; she holds a master’s degree in Counselling and Spirituality as well as a master’s degree in Medical Anthropology. She runs The Lighthouse/Le Phare in Kemptville, Ontario.
Jake W. Purdy, PMP, CDC
Jake is a Certified Divorce Coach and the co-founder of Divorce Management based in Ottawa, ON. He specializes in coaching men through high-conflict divorces that involve children. In his practice he helps his clients become aware of their triggers and hot buttons that have led to unnecessary conflict with their spouse.
Cathy, former President and CEO of Sheppard & Associates Ltd., a full-service accounting and tax firm operating in Kemptville, Ontario since 1984. Since starting as a one-woman business, Cathy has expanded her firm to a team of 13 people and remains very active in her community.
Margaret Egan, CA, CPA, CIM
Marg is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Partner with McCay Duff LLP in Ottawa, Ontario and has served on the Board of the Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County since 2003. Compassionate and approachable, Marg is a trusted advisor who helps her clients make sound financial decisions.
Thomas M. Byrne
Barrister and Solicitor
Tom practices family law as well as Real Estate law, Wills and Estates, Powers of Attorney and Corporate law in Kemptville and Cornwall, Ontario.
Jamie practices family, including domestic agreements, child custody, child and spousal support, separation agreements and divorce proceedings at Low Murchison Radnoff LLP in Ottawa, Ontario.
Penny Beavis, Realtor
Penny is a Realtor with Coldwell Banker in Kemptville, ON. Penny’s warm personality and business savvy enable her to provide exceptional service to her clients.
Adam Mills, Broker of Record
Adam is a Broker with Royal LePage, Adam provides customer-focused service, targeted marketing and up-to-date technology to add value for home buyers and sellers.
Liz Wardhaugh, Realtor
Liz is a Realtor with Royal Lepage, Liz combines creative flair with business savvy when guiding clients through one of the largest transactions of their lives.
Tina is a professional Mortgage Agent with Dominion Lending Centres. Tina specializes in purchases, renewals, construction mortgages and refinancing. With her in-depth knowledge of the mortgage industry and her dedication to keep on top of current trends she has the ability to meet all of her client’s financial needs.
Tom has a background in financial services, uses his knowledge to coordinate with his client’s financial advisors and integrate their mortgage into their overall financial plan. As a professional Mortgage Agent for Capital Mortgages, Tom is committed to helping match people with the best possible rate and mortgage.
Chad has a background in real estate and 25 years in the mortgage industry, is the President and owner/broker of award-winning 360 Best Interest Mortgages Inc., serving the eastern Ontario area. Drawn to more complicated cases, Chad has found a niche helping people going through separation or divorce with their mortgage needs.
James W. Jeffcott
Jim is a lawyer and partner at Low Murchison Radnoff LLP, based in Ottawa, Ontario. Practicing primarily Family Law, he also assists clients with Wills and Estates, Business Law and Litigation.
Peter is a retired general contractor and the owner/operator of Chosenhill Inc., based in Kemptville, Ontario. He has been in the business for 11 years and specialized in small contracting jobs and handyman work in Eastern Ontario.
Jamie is the owner/operator of Bent Wrench Garage in South Mountain, Ontario. He has been working as a mechanic for over 20 years and enjoys the honest and straightforward service and advice he is able to provide to his clients by owning his own small business.
Justin is a general insurance agent with Grenville Mutual Insurance. A North Grenville native, he enjoys the personal touch that he is able to bring to insurance for his clients. He is proud to work with a forward-thinking and innovative company like Grenville Mutual which has been sheltering homeowners and businesses in Eastern Ontario for more than 120 years.
Sharyn is an independent insurance broker based in Kemptville, Ontario. With almost 40 years experience in the field, Sharyn specializes in helping her clients protect themselves and their families through individual life insurance and living benefits.
Carol is a holistic nutritionist and the owner of Wholesum Approach in Kemptville, ON. Through helping clients understand the connection between everyday choices and their state of wellness, she helps them reach their optimal weight, build strong immunity, balance blood sugar, promote healthy arteries and build a positive outlook.
Rebeccas is the owner/operator of Get Cronk’d Fitness Studio in Kemptville, ON. With an Honours Bachelor of Science with a specialisation in Human Kinetics and many other fitness-related credentials under her belt, she thrives on helping people reach their fitness goals and become the bests version of themselves.
Cindy is the CEO of Health2Wealth Inc., a company that focuses on providing a variety of solutions to help clients with weight management, energy, sleep, joint inflammation, aging, detoxification, reducing grocery bills and sports performance. With over 30 years in the health industry her solutions are meant to help anyone who is going through a stressful time, including the difficulties of divorce or separation.
Vickie is the owner of Life’s New Chapter Coaching, based in Ottawa, ON. With 15 years of coaching experience, Vickie specializes in working with women who are experiencing midlife divorce and are ready to start a new life that they love. As a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Vickie helps her clients seize the opportunity of a fresh start and move forward in their lives with confidence.
Zelena van der Leeden, MC, CDC
Zelena is a Certified Divorce Coach and co-founder of Divorce Management based in Ottawa, ON. With over 10 years experience as a project manager, Zelena offers a strategic and holistic approach to divorce. She specializes in helping divorcing parents and immigrants by helping them gain confidence and achieve their goals.