Sarah Whyte

Mediator Fairway Divorce Solutions, Waterloo-Wellington

Sarah Whyte

Sarah Whyte

Mediator
BA · MA · Acc.FM

swhyte@fairwaydivorce.com

Tel: 1-519-954-6240
Fax: 1-877-301-6729

Biography

Sarah Whyte is a Mediator with Fairway Divorce Solutions’ Waterloo-Wellington Ontario office. Sarah completed her Bachelor of Arts from Western University and her MA from Wilfrid Laurier University. Sarah is an Accredited Family Mediator (Acc.FM) and a member of the Ontario Association for Family Mediation (OAFM) and brings with her several previous years of project and client management experience. Sarah's client-centered approach, coupled with her strong organizational skills and leadership qualities have made her the perfect addition to the Waterloo-Wellington office.

Sarah has used her particular interests in real estate and financial planning to help coach clients through the often emotional financial decisions tied to the matrimonial home and the division of assets. She has first-hand knowledge of the impact separation can have on families and children and brings a compassionate understanding to the unique challenges parents face today when discussing parenting plans.

Sarah understands the chaos and grief experienced during times of separation and strives to help guide her clients through the unknown and towards a more optimistic and peaceful future.

I am extremely passionate about helping people. The important thing to always remember is that no matter how many times we've guided couples through our process, for them, it is the most important life-changing event they are going through.

Specialization

  • Accredited Family Mediator with a specialization in communication and conflict resolution
  • Compassionate listener who brings creativity to the resolution process
  • Highly experienced in all matters of divorce and financial analysis
  • Specialized interest in real estate investment
  • Understanding of modern-day families and the issues they face when divorcing

Sarah is a member of the Waterloo-Wellington team who deeply and compassionately understands the issues facing young modern day families.

Education And Training

2018
Mediating from the Inside Out
ADR Institute of Ontario
2017
Advanced Family Mediation Certificate
Riverdale Mediation
Conflict Coaching Skills
University of Waterloo
Advanced Family Mediation
Riverdale Mediation
2016
Conflict Resolution I
University of Waterloo
Conflict Resolution II
University of Waterloo
Family Law
Riverdale Mediation
Family Mediation
Riverdale Mediation
Mediation Internship
Fairway Divorce Solutions
Negotiation I
Riverdale Mediation
Negotiation II
Riverdale Mediation
Screening for Family Violence, Abuse, and Power Imbalances
Riverdale Mediation
2014
ITIL V3 Foundations Certification
2006-2008
Masters of Arts Degree, Political Science
Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON
2002-2006
Bachelor of Arts Degree with Major in Political Science and Minor in History
University of Western Ontario, London, ON

Professional Experiences

Sarah joined Fairway in 2015 as Waterloo-Wellington’s Client Manager. Sarah made this career shift after experiencing her own millennial separation and brings first-hand knowledge of moving back in with her parents in her 30s. She often draws on her personal experience of navigating blended families to offer coaching and a level of understanding that helps guide young families through the early days of turmoil brought on by separation. Sarah has a personal interest in real estate investing and will often help connect clients with the professionals to help them explore their own financial rebuilding goals, especially after the financial chaos of a separation.

Sarah’s passion for helping people and quite literally rolling up her sleeves to work alongside those who are willing was built upon early volunteer experiences. From organizing team building workshops, or relay for life events to volunteer canvassing and habitat for humanity projects, Sarah has demonstrated a portfolio of compassion. Sarah most notably points to an alumni volunteer trip with SOS/Seeds of Learning to Nicaragua to help build a community centre in the Pedro Arauz community in 2014 as one of her most memorable and life-changing experiences.

Before joining Fairway, Sarah worked from 2008 – 2015 with Unisys Canada as a Consultant providing change and project management. This professional experience helped to build Sarah’s leadership traits and gave her a unique blend of understanding when it comes to juggling practical financial interests and budgets with time-sensitive deliverables.

Sarah’s first employment experiences were in the Waterloo Region providing educational activities for youth. She continues to demonstrate this passion today and takes great pride in finding interest specific youth entertainment or family friendly and affordable activities for her clients. Ask her about the summer calendar for free community events, or youth camps in the Waterloo Region.

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