The Divorced Girl Smiling Advisory Board

Meet the Divorced Girl Smiling Advisory Board

I am so honored to have the following divorce professionals, who make up the Divorced Girl Smiling Advisory Board. They are key in helping to vet new DGS Trusted Professionals, and ultimately provide the DGS community with the best of the best!


Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen, Divorce Mediator, Founder, Michael’s Mediation


Divorced Girl Smiling Trusted Professional, Michael Cohen, who also earned his CPA, is an accomplished business leader with extensive experience in people management and cross-functional projects that required him to often mediate and find the best path forward for people and teams, throughout his career. These skills are critical in a mediation setting. Coupled with Michael’s own experience in a litigated divorce, he is driven to help divorcing couples navigate their divorce in the healthiest way possible. Michael is the founder of Michael’s Mediation, which serves divorcing couples across the U.S. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois with a divorce mediation certification from Northwestern University. Michael is a loving father of three and lives in the Northern Suburbs of Chicago. Learn more here.


Karen Covy, Divorce Coach, Mediator, Attorney


Karen Covy, a Divorced Girl Smiling Trusted Professional, is a Divorce Coach, Lawyer, Speaker and Author.  She provides divorce and decision coaching to busy professionals and business owners who want to make clear, confident decisions during one of the toughest yet most sensitive times in their life. Karen also helps them navigate through the divorce process with less conflict, expense, and damage to themselves and their children.


Karen is the author of When Happily Ever After Ends: How to Survive Your Divorce Emotionally, Financially, and Legally. She is also the creator of the online divorce program, The Divorce Road Map 2.0. You can connect with Karen on FacebookTwitterLinkedIn and YouTube, as well as on her website at


Phil LaGiglia
Mortgage Lender, Senior Vice President, North Shore Trust and Savings


Divorced Girl Smiling Trusted Professional, Philip LaGiglia is a seasoned executive who for the last 30+ years has successfully built from start up, grew, and stabilized numerous mortgage lending platforms within the mortgage and banking industries. Phil promotes within his management style a culture that focuses on Faith, Family, and Business being the order of priority for each employee to support a balanced life style that breeds overall success for all staff members in every aspect of life. A firm believer in identifying purpose and applying a plan around that purpose, Phil is a driven leader who leads by example knowing any success is achieved by the efforts of all. Learn more on his website.


Katherine E. Miller
Divorce Attorney, Founder, The Miller Law Group


Divorced Girl Smiling Trusted Professional, Katherine E. Miller is a Divorce Attorney, who is also a certified mediator and a trained collaborative divorce professional. In practice for over 30 years and personally divorced, Miller is the founder of the Miller Law Group, all women’s boutique law firm with seven divorce professionals. Miller is also the Director at the Center for Understanding in Conflict, the organization that teaches mediation, collaborative law and other conflict resolution skills, and she hosts the podcast and radio show, “Divorce Dialogues.” Additionally, Miller is the former president of the New York Association of Collaborative Professionals. She is a graduate of Vassar College and Fordham University school of Law. Learn more:

Tracy Callahan
Certified ADR Divorce Coach, NY Unified Court and FL Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, Co-Founder, Divorce Coaches Academy


Divorced Girl Smiling trusted professional, Tracy Callahan is the co-founder of Divorce Coaches Academy®. Tracy is an impassioned educator and a committed advocate for the ongoing professional development and practice of divorce coaches, nationally and internationally. Tracy brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the profession of Divorce Coaching as a pioneer in the field. In addition to running and managing her own independent practice, Mediating-Matters, LLC, she has developed and managed mentor and peer coaching programs for years in Divorce Coach education and training. Tracy is a podcaster, presenter and contributing author to the best selling book, Divorce: Taking the High Road: Simple Strategies for Creating a Healthy Divorce.

Practicing as a Certified ADR Divorce Coach, NY Unified Court and FL Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, Tracy has built her practice and reputation as an alternative dispute resolution specialist and conflict expert over the past 14 years. She received her BS and MA from New York University in healthcare and worked as a healthcare administrator, operations specialist, and adjunct professor at NYU, for many years prior to joining the field of mediation and divorce coaching. Learn more here.

Anna Krolikowska
Anna Krolikowska, Divorce Attorney, Immediate Past President, IL State Bar Association


Divorced Girl Smiling Trusted Professional, Anna Krolikowska is a Northbrook based Divorce Attorney who realizes the importance and the impact family law matters have not only on her clients, but also on their families. From divorce and child custody to any judgment modifications, Anna considers the unique circumstances of each case to develop a course of action designed specifically to address each client’s unique needs.

As a litigator, trained mediator, and a collaborative professional, Anna is able to offer to her clients diverse, and creative approaches to resolving marital disputes.

Anna realizes that family law matters are very difficult for all individuals involved. She strives to treat each client with respect at all times and to provide each client with attention and time they require. She works diligently to maintain open lines of communication, and provide creative options to resolving her clients’ concerns.

In addition to her practice, Anna is the immediate Past President of the Illinois State Bar Association which oversees the operations and management of ISBA, a state-wide voluntary association of more than 30,000 attorneys who strive to educate and serve the public, and improve the practice of law. She is a 2019 Honoree of the “40 Under Forty” award. The award honors 40 attorneys each year. In June 2021 she became the President of the ISBA, making her the 5th female president since its founding in 1877. Learn more about Anna here.



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