About Kara

Empathy, Resilience, and Intuition. I ground my life and business in those 3 values, and I do my best to nurture them in my clients as well.

As a Marriage & Divorce Coach, my mission is to help you find and follow your truest, most aligned path in your marriage and in life.

You don’t have to stay in an unhealthy or unfulfilling marriage, even for the kids. Your divorce doesn’t have to be a knock-down, drag-out fight. Your post-divorce chapter doesn’t have to be overwhelming and intimidating.

I’m here to show you that there is no single “right” or “best” way to do marriage, divorce, and/or life in general.  To the contrary, you can follow the path that feels most true and aligned for you – your spirit, your soul, your inner desires.

Your path may be different from everyone else, which can be scary; but that doesn’t mean it’s wrong. It just means you are carving your own path. And I’m here to support you along the way – someone who has flipped the script in many different facets of life, from marriage to career to geography. How amazing is that?!

About Kara Franics
Journey of Kara Francis

I grew up in a town of about 1,500 people, where divorce doesn’t occur often and is rarely discussed. While I am grateful for my roots, I also had dreams of being a divorce lawyer in the big city. I moved to Chicago in 2011, became a lawyer, and practiced divorce law for over six years.

I also went through my own divorce in 2020, ending a 10-year relationship in the midst of a global pandemic. I struggled with many feelings, including guilt for hurting my spouse, and shame for not “succeeding” at marriage. When I finally blocked out all the noise and started listening to my gut, I was able to see the way forward – both personally and professionally.

Sometimes, even though it feels like your life is burning to the ground, there is a phoenix waiting to rise from the ashes and soar.

Let’s start that fire.

Career Milestones:

  • Practiced as a divorce lawyer for 6+ years and served 30+ clients in both litigation and alternative dispute resolution

  • Attended 40+ depositions, hearings, trials and mediations

  • Prepared 30+ Marital Settlement Agreements and Parenting Agreements

  • Certified Professional Coach (CPC)

  • Certified Energy Leadership Index Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)

  • Certified Mediator

  • 2022 Illinois Rising Stars

  • The Best Lawyers in America 2021

  • Fresh Starts Registry Expert

Career Milestones:Kara Francis

Kara was compassionate, detail-oriented, and supportive. She helped me so much when things got overwhelming, and I don’t know what I would have done without her. I am so thankful for Kara!

— Susan B.

I was a complete mess when Kara and I met. I was unwinding a 30-year marriage and unprepared to advocate for myself…I am grateful for Kara’s attention to detail, her honesty, and her uncanny ability to read non-verbal communication…even on Zoom!

— Carol S.

Are you feeling disconnected, detached, or numb with respect to your marriage and life?

Are you ready to make a change in your marriage or life, but not sure where to start? 

Are you ready to reconnect with yourself, get clear on your goals, and take empowered steps forward in your marriage and life?

In the last few years, I’ve really focused on strengthening awareness of my emotions and paying attention to how they impact me in real time, both mentally and physically. Building that mindfulness has helped me to fearlessly follow my intuition time and again, from my decision to get divorced to pursuing my dream of becoming a coach. I provide my clients an empathetic space to share their emotions, so they can better understand them and act upon their inner knowing.

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