Michael Cugliari is a mediation associate at Fairway's Waterloo Wellington office. With his dual role as Client Manager, he might also be the first person you'll have contact with. You'll immediately enjoy his calm and helpful approach to ensuring you have a good experience. In fact, helping people has been a consistent passion for Michael throughout his career. And it's what draws him to Fairway Divorce Solutions; having the ability to help couples who are separating with compassion, sound information, and using a solid process for reaching resolution.
Michael also brings several years of valuable financial advisory experience, having worked for two of Canada's largest banks. He is able to leverage this financial acumen to help coach clients through the often-emotional financial decisions tied to the division of assets and family property. To say he knows his way around a complex balance sheet is an understatement.
Most of all, Michael is a compassionate listener. He takes the time to understand each person's unique perspective and story. He probes deeply to ask all the necessary questions to help clients journey from the cloudy and unknown towards a more optimistic and peaceful future. He is a skilled facilitator who encourages healthy communication while mitigating conflict with his calming demeanour. Michael also understands the stress that limbo can cause and works efficiently to help each couple come to a timely resolution.
Jump A-Z, China
English Teacher, 2019-2021
Financial Advisor, 2017-2019
Financial Services Representative, 2015-2017
University of Waterloo
Research Assistant/Analyst, 2013
Investment Funds Institute of Canada (2019)
Mutual Fund License
University of Waterloo (2013)
Bachelors in Psychology
Updated: November 9, 2022
Mike has an uncanny ability to meet people exactly where they are, knows what they need to hear, and makes them feel safe and respected - at whatever stage they’re at. I’m sure in his role, seeing the number of clients that he does, that can’t be easy. His calming influence just washed over me, and I found myself taking a deep breathe, and literally dropping my shoulders as if a big weight had suddenly been lifted. Thank you, Mike