Mediation is suitable for many disputes, giving you a chance to be heard and work out mutually agreeable solutions. My background in family businesses and third sector means I know it's about values as well as issues and money. Call me on 07980 920 078 for a complimentary confidential discussion on whether mediation is suitable.
I offer mediation online and over the phone, as well as the traditional face to face mediation. You choose what suits you best.
Telephone mediation is great for busy people or where communication has become heated. I'll talk to each of you in turn and help move the situation forward. Fixed price telephone mediation is ideal for a quick cost effective way forward.
I am a regional panel mediator for KIDS, helping parents, schools and local authorities resolve differences. If you would like help with this, please contact KIDS directly on 03330 062 835 (regional) or 0207 359 3635 for London.
KIDS provides a wide range of services to disabled children and young people nationally.
Are you tearing your hair out?
Boss or colleague driving you mad? Feel you can't talk to them? Battling boards, disagreeing directors or silent obstruction?
Before handing in your notice, sacking that employee, going to small claims or calling a lawyer, why not get in touch with me? Talking issues through gives you a different perspective and more options. It could save you time, trouble and expense.
Contact me for more information on how I can help you find a better way of working, with discretion and dignity guaranteed.
Resolving & Reconnecting
Are you walking away from a difficult discussion? It can be hard to talk about responsibilities, wills, disability or death, especially when you live at a distance.
Want to reconnect with someone you haven't talked to for years? Don't know how best to offer an olive branch?
I provide a compassionate and safe service to help you start reconnecting, either on the phone or through a secure online video platform.
Email to arrange a free, confidential initial discussion. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Coaching & Training
Find it hard to speak up? Trying to avoid confrontations can cause more problems in the long run. Resentment can set in, and little issues fester and grow.
On the other hand, speaking out when you should hold your tongue can also land you in hot water.
If you would like to learn how to manage your emotions in stressful situations, I offer several options.
One to one coaching
You may wish to focus on a specific issue, or you may want to improve your skills generally. Managing difficult discussions and awkward people improves your quality of life and chances of success. Coaching is available online and over the phone. (Coaching Terms & Conditions)
Get in touch for a confidential & complimentary exploration session.
I enjoy speaking and doing presentations for networking groups and charities on various topics (see my blog). Ring me on 07980 920078 to discuss.
I create practical, research-based & interactive workshops, tailored your requirements. They cover specific topics such as gossip, handling complaints, improving a dysfunctional team or an overview of conflict management & emotions. Workshops can be online or face to face.
I run regular webinars for Northern Mediators and other groups. I work directly with clients and also with training providers to create custom content/deliver on their behalf. I am the Conflict Management Contact and a partner at Sommer & Partner Consulting.