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Karen StewartC.Med, M.B.A., BSc., CDFA, RFMFounder & CEO

As a Founder of Fairway Divorce Solutions, the first national divorce company, Karen developed a step-by-step divorce process from start to finish. The Fairway model was franchised in 2008 and there are locations across Canada from B.C. to Ontario. Karen is a Chartered Mediator that works directly with high net worth clients whose files offer both emotional and financial complexities.

Karen has over 25 years of experience in the business/financial world. She is experienced as a Financial Planner, Stockbroker, Insurance Agent, Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Chartered Mediator, innovator and entrepreneur. She has previously founded, built and sold four businesses with Fairway being her present primary focus. With Fairway, she designed a unique resolution model for successfully moving people through divorce.

Karen is the author of the best-selling book "Clean Break" and sought after by various media outlets for her advice and speaking.

Karen is passionate about changing the way divorce happens™ and disrupting traditional outdated thinking. When her divorce cost her over $500,000 in legal bills alone, she knew there had to be a better way.

Specialization :

  • Chartered Mediator with a focus on high net worth families
  • Franchising
  • Innovation & Entrepreneurialism
  • Writing

Professional Experiences

Since Fairway’s inception is 2006, Karen has been the CEO of Fairway Divorce Solutions® in Calgary, Alberta. In addition, she is the President of Oreiva Insurance Inc, specializing in high net worth succession, business and estate planning.

Prior to Fairway, Karen was the Founder, President & CEO of Milestone Asset Management for 15 years in Calgary, AB. This full stock brokerage wealth management firm, with full capital requirements on the IDA platform, uses a proprietary, disciplined methodology to bring to reality the financial desires of its clients.

From 2003 to 2007, Karen created, directed and actively promoted related organizations such as Exclusive Capital Corporation, Miles Financial Insurance Services and Miles Financial Group.

Karen, in 1996, founded Balanced Planning Alberta, a financial dealership built it to over 100 representatives by 2000. This dealership was subsequently sold to Cartier Partners who were later bought out by Dundee Securities.

From 1988 to 1993, Karen started her career as a Management Consultant for Arthur Anderson in Calgary, a prestigious management consulting company, where she learned and mastered the fundamentals of business and the value of processes and methodologies.

Education And Tranining

1986- 1988

Masters of Business Administration

Major in Finance and Marketing
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

1986

Bachelor of Science Degree

Major in Consumer Studies and Chemistry
University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon

2014

License Insurance Agent

2013

Chartered Mediator Designation

2012

Certificate in Facilitative MediationCertificate in Integrative NegotiationCertificate in Attuned Communication

2010

Governance Essentials Program for Directors of Not-for-Profit

2007

Registered Family Mediator

2005

Mediation of Family

Legal Education Society of Alberta

2000- 2004

Certified Financial Planner Courses

2004

Certified Divorce Financial AnalystEffective Management SeminarBranch Managers CourseOptions Supervisor Course

2003

Canadian Securities Course

2003

Conduct & Practices Handbook Course

2002

Partners, Directors & Senior Officers Course

2001

Enhanced Lifestyle Coach (ELC)

1998

Registered Health Underwriter

1992

Life Insurance Level 1 and 2 CourseAccident and Sickness Insurance Course

1991

Canadian Investment Funds Course

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