Mediation & Reconciliation


How does my approach to mediation and conflict transformation work?

I provide mediation with organizations and families.

In organizations I provide workplace mediation and training with founders, business partnerships and family businesses, leadership teams, and executive coaching.

I help families experiencing conflict with issues such as financial matters, sibling relationships, in-law and extended family relations, and care for parents.

I facilitate a mediation process in which parties in conflict first hear and understand each other empathically, and then move into cooperative problem-solving and agreements. The process starts with a joint Orientation session with all parties involved, then an individual preparation session with each party, followed by a joint Mutual Understanding phase and Problem-Solving phase. The process generally ranges from 8-16 hours over 3-4 weeks, and can be shorter or longer depending on the situation.

The first step is to set up an information call

Schedule a free 30-minute appointment with John to discuss your situation.

My approach is based in a form of empathic communication called Nonviolent Communication (NVC), an international body of work proven over decades around the world to be powerfully effective and transformational. I have been doing conflict transformation and reconciliation work for over 20 years.

My approach to mediation focuses on first developing empathic understanding and connection, and then supporting people to work together towards creative possibilities to meet everyone's needs.

My approach also includes a restorative Reconciliation & Healing Process for unresolved emotional hurt and pain – broken trust and connection, ruptured relationship, perceived harm or damage – when this is the source of the conflict or an aspect of it.

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In addition to these mediation services, I provide online courses that help people navigate through the conflicts and difficult conversations of life's challenges and adversities.