Diana Shepherd: Editor, Author, Feature Writer, Columnist, Designer, Marketing Consultant

About Diana Shepherd

Editor, Author, Feature Writer, Columnist, Speaker, Designer, Marketing Consultant

Diana ShepherdDiana Shepherd (Hon. BA, CDFA™) is an award-winning editor, published author, and a nationally-recognized expert on divorce, remarriage, finance, and stepfamily issues. She has been interviewed by The LA Times, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Globe & Mail, The Toronto Star, The National Post, Financial Post Review, The London Guardian, Harper’s Magazine, Forbes Magazine, and Maclean’s Magazine, to name a few, and has been a guest on dozens of national television shows, including “NBC Nightly News”, “CBC Newsworld”, “Canada a.m.”, “Money Matters”, and “Report on Business”. She is a frequent lecturer on the topics of divorce, finance, and marketing – both to local groups and national organizations.

As well as being the former Editorial Director and co-founder of Divorce Magazine, Diana has had personal experience with divorce both as a child and as an adult. She has written or edited hundreds of articles about divorce-related issues since 1995 – including an online advice column entitled “Ask Diana”. She is the co-author of The IDFA Survival Guide, a book designed to helping divorcing couples avoid the common pitfalls and make better decisions. Each chapter offers answers to the most common divorce questions – from filing for divorce to property division to child custody to spousal support – as well as useful checklists and worksheets to help to ensure that nothing falls through the cracks.

Diana is also the author, editor, and designer of nine textbooks and resource guides for financial professionals.

She holds the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA™) designation from the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts, an Honours English Specialist degree from the University of Toronto, and she is a graduate of The Banff Publishing Workshop (The Banff Centre for the Arts).

When she's not working, Diana spends time exercising her horse, Ciara, and her Goldendoodle, Gracie. In 2006, Diana started to volunteer with an organization that rescues and rehomes Labradoodles and Goldendoodles in Ontario; she has placed more than 15 happy dogs in new homes over the past couple of years.

A competitive Ballroom Dancer, you can find Diana in the dance studio or at a Pro-Am competition on a regular basis. Diana is also an avid SCUBA diver -- certified by PADI as an Open Water Diver since 1998.

Diana lives in the Leslieville area of Toronto, Canada.

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