Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year - Australian ADR Awards 2020
Finalist Australian Mediator of the Year - Australasian Law Awards 2019, 2020, 2021
I am an award-winning mediator who specialises in family mediation and workplace mediation. I love being a mediator and I also love training people in conflict resolution and negotiation skills as I see how much suffering conflict causes in people's lives and I know it does not have to be this way!
“There is a lot of unnecessary suffering when it comes to conflict resolution and my mission is to reduce that; why suffer when you can learn the skills to negotiate and resolve conflict in any situation so that all parties come out on top? I am passionate about empowering people to achieve results they never thought were possible”
When people become great at conflict resolution and negotiation they have more peace of mind, better relationships and are more happy at work and in their private life. For some reason we are not taught how to do this, but we are expected to know how to resolve conflict powerfully somehow. This is why I am committed to make a difference and teach as many people as possible how to turn on their inner conflict resolution muscle and get amazing at conflict resolution, communication and negotiation.
I am known for my patience and constructive approach, providing a safe and respectful space for each person that I work with and their unique set of circumstances. My style is open, down to earth, accessible and transformational.
I work on developing my clients' skills base in my mediation sessions and training so that they can take responsibility for resolving their own conflict themselves in the future and avoid ongoing issues. I train people in the fundamentals of conflict resolution in my Conflict Resolution Fundamentals Program and I provide conflict resolution and negotiation training for businesses.
I launched my podcast: Conversations to Cut the Conflict in 2020 so everyone has access to conflict resolution and negotiation training. I share my knowledge and interview some amazing people! I want to reach as many people as possible as I feel that conflict resolution and negotiation are essential skills we all need especially in the times that we live in currently.
I have a decade of experience in Dispute Resolution and Mediation, and I have assisted hundreds of clients through the mediation process. Most recently, I won the award for Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year at the Australian ADR Awards and I was a finalist nominated for Australian Mediator of the Year in 2019 and 2020 at the Australasian Law Awards.
I have coached and developed students of law, lawyers, HR Consultants, accountants and other professionals to become competent in mediation skills and techniques, and also train people to become accredited mediators in Australia. I provide executive coaching and group coaching in leadership, mediation and negotiation skills at government departments, for corporate clients, and I hold lecturing positions at Murdoch University and the College of Law.
“I really love what I do and feel very privileged when people give me the opportunity to work with them. People trust me with things they often don’t tell anyone else, and I love that they let me coach and work with them to build their skills so they become confident in resolving conflict and live a happy life full with rich relationships”