Lawyer - Mediator - Educator

Reframing Conflict

Learn how to navigate relationships, our work, and
our world in ways that enhance health and wellbeing.

“What is demanded is a change in our

imaginative picture of the world.” 

-Bertrand Russell
Whether crossing into North Korea to build peace, traveling the South African countryside in search of common ground, or using the courts as a tool for social justice and civil rights, I ‘ve borne witness to the creative power of the human spirit to overcome great challenges.  We can build the world we want to see and each step is an opportunity to  make a difference.

I developed  Non-violent Advocacy to model a different approach to conflict based upon the recognition that we are all bound together in what Dr. King called our “inescapable network of mutuality”  – what I would learn from

Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu to be learning to live from our innate  “Ubuntu” essence.

Once we move into Ubuntu consciousness we break down barriers, resolve conflict and shift our very definition of success, peace, joy and happiness. As President Vaclav Havel said, the future of humankind requires us to “shift the ray of our attention from that which separates us to that which unites us.” The challenge for individuals and institutions is to bring this shift into our daily work, personal relationships and into the world at large. 

In the World

Lawyer & Mediator

The goal in any mediation, court case or community project is to find the path to reconciliation and create an opportunity to heal the conflict.

Author

  • Witness: A Lawyers Journey from Litigation to Liberation
  • Surviving and Thriving at Work: What Every Employee Needs to Know But is Afraid to Ask

Educator

I use storytelling, film, poetry, and images to inspire us to be the change we want to see in educational workshops and keynote speaking engagements.

My Passions

Worklife Resources

Changing the way we work through reducing fear and expanding human dignity in the workplace. 

Law & mediation

Using both the court system and mediation to break down “us vs them” while enhancing our health and wellbeing.

UbuntuWorks

Being a change agent using Ubuntu consciousness, while diminishing divisiveness,  demonization and separation. 

Peacebuilding

Building a culture of peace in all our actions, through  understanding, communication and moving from reaction to relationship. 

Let’s Connect

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