I am very enthusiastic about people finding win / win outcomes to their differences. I believe that mediation offers an optimistic alternative to blame and aggression.
is sad to
see how conflict can be so destructive, especially
since it is an inevitable part of human nature. I always
is was that made some tense situations turn ugly whilst others resolved
themselves with smiles all round. This led me to learn
skills, and change my career.
|Now I am very fortunate to have high job satisfaction. I regularly see how people can transform themselves from being adversaries to working as close allies. I notice how much goodwill lies hidden waiting to find expression behind frustration, hurt, and fear which are blocking the path. It is very rewarding to see the results of applying a few well chosen skills|
|Experience||Twenty three years mediation experience.|
|Mediation services supplied to 95 organisations.|
|Worked in the private, public and voluntary sectors.|
|Developed the national mediation accreditation standards.|
|Advised organisations on setting up in-house mediation services.|
|Trained 380 people to become mediation practitioners.|
|Sat on local and national mediation working parties.|
|In the workplace where two or three parties are in conflict|
work teams in dispute
racially sensitive situations
|Where mental health issues
|When bullying or harassment
are a factor
|Where grievance & disciplinary procedures are associated|
of my business comes through recommendations from satisfied clients.
As a freelance practitioner I am able to be responsive to the needs of clients.
I am committed to providing a professional service with a personal touch.
I have been working as an independent mediation practitioner, trainer, and consultant for 20 years. Before this I worked for a local community mediation service mediating between neighbours in dispute. I still mediate neighbour disputes in a voluntary capacity.
My previous career was 10 years in further education teaching engineering, and contributed to developments in teaching and learning practice. Prior to teaching I worked as a design and development engineer on automated control of industrial processes following degrees from Bangor and Sussex universities.
|Mediator: Paul Holder||Tel: 0117 924 6868||Email: Mediation Choice|