Caroline Cranston

Senior Resolution Expert

Caroline Cranston

Caroline Cranston

Senior Resolution Expert, Owner
CFP . CDFA . Q.Med · PFP · FMA

Tel: 1-403-333-4131


As the Founder of DCO Consulting Solutions, a mediation and consulting firm, Caroline purchased a Fairway Franchise because she believes in the Fairway methodology and the process; Independently Negotiated Resolution (INR)™. She feels that the model is unique, innovative and the best way to help her clients through divorce successfully.

Caroline has over 26 years of experience in the corporate and financial world. She is an experienced Financial Planner, Divorce Financial Analyst, Coach, Speaker, Leader and Entrepreneur.

She brings her knowledge, along with her practical and personal experiences to her work. Caroline is passionate about helping people during difficult times in their lives to find a better way to a positive future.

My personal experience of going through a divorce has taught me that traditional routes are costly, time-consuming and leave you with a lack of control over outcomes that have an impact on your future and the future of your children. There is a better way at Fairway. Parties are empowered to make their own informed decisions. We guide people to achieve fair agreements, where they can make decisions and move forward with confidence.


  • Mediation/Negotiation
  • Speaker
  • Teacher
  • Coach

Education And Training

Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
Institute for Divorce Financial Analyst
Qualified Mediator Designation
ADR Institute of Canada
Private Investigation License
Bow Valley College
Mediation for Professionals Certificate
Herzing College
Arbitration for Professionals Certificate
Herzing College
Community Mental Health for Professionals Certificate
Herzing College
Indigenous Relations Certificate
University of Calgary
Personal Income Tax Certificate
Softron Canada
Parenting After Separation Course
Alberta Justice
Parenting After Separation – High Conflict Course
Alberta Justice
Mediation Skills – Level 2 Course
University of Calgary
Dealing with Anger Course
University of Calgary
Mediation Skills – Level 1 Course
University of Calgary
Foundations of Collaborative Conflict Resolution
University of Calgary
Leadership Edge Certificate
Institute for Learning
Certified Senior Advisor Diploma
Institute of Canadian Bankers
Commercial Banking - SME Diploma
Canadian Academy of Senior Advisors
Certified Financial Planner Designation
Financial Planning Standards Council
Personal Financial Planning Designation
Institute of Canadian Bankers
Financial Management Advisor Designation
Canadian Securities Institute
Canadian Securities Course Certificate
Canadian Securities Institute
Branch Compliance Course Certificate
Institute of Canadian Bankers
Personal Financial Counselling Diploma
Institute of Canadian Bankers
Investment Funds in Canada Certificate
Institute of Canadian Bankers

Professional Experiences

Caroline’s career started in Northern Ontario at a Bank working on the front line as a teller in 1992. She was promoted to progressively more senior roles and took on larger territories during her time with the company from 1992 to 2019. She worked as a Financial Service Manager, Branch Manager, Financial Planner, Financial Planning Coach, Investment Sales Manager for Northern Ontario, and then Regional Vice President, Financial Planning for Alberta and Prairies Central Canada.

Caroline has gained experience and training throughout her career in coaching, teaching, leadership, negotiation and mediation. She is a presenter, speaker and has always been passionate about continued growth and learning.

In 2019, Caroline Founded DCO Consulting Solutions; a consulting firm offers services of Mediation, Workplace Assessments and Investigations, Conflict Coaching, Fee-Based Financial Planning along with Divorce Financial Analysis. Caroline then purchased a Fairway Franchise to add to the firms offering because she believes in the Fairway methodology and the process; Independently Negotiated Resolution (INR)™. She feels that the model is unique, innovative and the best way to help her clients through divorce successfully.

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