How wonderful that we have met with a paradox. Now we have some hope of making progress. - Niels Bohr
res·o·lu·tion·ist |ˌrezəˈlo͞oSH(ə)n ist
Someone who wants to revolutionize resolution. Also - someone who solves a problem or dispute, or converts something abstract into another form that is practical and informative.
I want to live in a world that turns to collaborative resolution, understanding, and problem-solving when there is conflict or disagreement, rather than to hatred, violence and disengagement. In that possible world, all voices are included, people understand perspectives other than their own, and integral solutions are the norm.
I am collaborative by nature and by training. I facilitate processes that encourage people to engage with challenge and conflict in a way that results in real progress and satisfaction. With purpose as my guide, I facilitate resolution and problem-solving with people in organizations, families and communities through mediation and facilitation.
In mediation, people have the opportunity to resolve conflict with others in a confidential setting where the interests of everyone are satisfied. When people truly hear each other's perspective, perhaps for the first time, it creates the space for cooperative decision making. Conflict is inevitable, but resolution is possible.
Professional facilitation is often what is missing when groups of people need to come together to solve a problem, plan for the future or learn something new. As a facilitator, I use my understanding of group dynamics and advanced facilitation techniques to help a group get from here to there. I also support groups and organizations transitioning to the virtual space, perhaps for the first time.
Although I love being face-to-face, online mediation and facilitation are my specialties. That means we can work together no matter where you are in the world.
I am a Rule 31 Mediator who came to mediation with 20+ years professional experience spanning many sectors and organizational structures, from the local to global level. I have worked remotely and internationally for the past five years, using online videoconferencing and collaborative tools. I am the Co-Lead of the Children & Youth Alternative Dispute Resolution Working Group for Mediators Beyond Borders International, a volunteer with the International Peace Training Institute, a member of MBBI's strategic visioning task force, and a volunteer mediator with the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center.
I am also a professional facilitator who has worked with small and large groups (in-person and virtually) in US nonprofits, community colleges, international NGOs and social enterprises. I have facilitated campus-wide training sessions and dialogues, global training sessions, and community association workshops with academics, indigenous activists in SE Asia, nonprofit/INGO staff, and community youth.
Mediating Divorce and Family Agreement Online (20 hours)
Intercultural Communication for Mediators (4 hours)
The Art of Asking Questions in Mediation (4 hours)
Mediating Workplace, Property and Commercial Disputes Online (20 hours)
Rule 31 Family Mediation (46 hours)
General/Civil Mediation (40 hours)
Advanced Mediation Techniques
Conflict Resolution for Managers
The Art of Advanced Listening
Next Stage Advanced Facilitation
Bachelor of Social Work
Master of Public Administration