Lawyer - Mediator - EducatorReframing Conflict
Learn how to navigate relationships, our work, and
the world in ways that enhance health and wellbeing.
“What is demanded is a change in our
imaginative picture of the world.”
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.
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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.
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.
Being a change agent using Ubuntu consciousness, while diminishing divisiveness, demonization and separation.
Building a culture of peace in all our actions, through understanding, communication and moving from reaction to relationship.