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What is the intention of this conversation?

The intent of this conversation is:
  • to build an understanding of what happened to bring us together,
  • to share your story so you may be heard,
  • to hear and understand what matters to other’s,
  • to identify and assess options and negotiate an agreement to resolve the conflict; and
  • to develop skills and processes to effectively manage conflict in the future.

Mediation is an alternative to a judge or panel imposing a decision on people in conflict. In mediation you can create a flexible agreement that suits all involved, where as the courts or other arbitrated process will likely mean you have to live with an outcome determined by someone who has not interest in the conflict. Often this latter process is a poor option for many people.

Some factors about your conflict that may indicate it is particularly suited to mediation, include:

  • A willingness of all involved to participate in mediation, rather than court or other arbitrated processes;
  • The possibility that a panel or judge’s decision will not end the conflict;
  • The need for those involved to find a way to preserve or enhance their relationship;
  • The conflict is about more than money; and
  • The likelihood a negotiated outcome will better suit the needs and interests of all involved than a panel or judge’s decision.

Why Mediate?

Mediation offers many benefits, including:

TIME

Ordinarily a conflict can
be resolved more quickly
through mediation than
through a formal litigious
process.

FLEXIBILITY

Mediation offers you more
control over the outcome. A mediation
process which is customised to
your needs can be arranged
with the mediator.

LESS STRESS

Mediation is less formal
and less intimidating than
appearing in court or in
front of a panel.

CONFIDENTIALITY

Mediation is private. No one outside the mediation is privy to the contents
of the mediation. It is also usually unable
to be used against a party if the case
goes to trial or litigation.

SATISFACTION

Because the parties decide and
agree on the outcome of their conflict
they are more likely to be satisfied
with the result and to comply with
what has been agreed.

FINALITY

Mediation agreements can potentially be
modified after the mediation with the
agreement of all parties. This is
not the case with court
directed resolutions.
WORKPLACE
Mediation
When relationships and performance in the workplace isn’t how you imagined, tensions can run high and begin to impact personal, team and organisational performance. Perhaps your organisation is changing and keeping up with it or having clarity around what it means for you is important.
HEALTH & WELL-BEING
Agreements
Has your life changed in some significant, and perhaps unexpected way: Maybe you have had a baby? Or have been diagnosed with an illness likely to impact your engagement with life? Maybe it is time to ease back on the throttle and you would like to negotiate a new workplace agreement.
RETURN TO WORK
Agreements
Have you been away from work for any period of time? Maybe due to stresses or changes that have happened at work? Maybe you are living with mental ill-health and are ready to ‘get back on that horse’ and be back in control?
COMMUNITY
Mediation
Our community and neighbourhoods are the foundation for how we live our lives and when there is conflict and misunderstanding within the foundation, our whole life can be disrupted, even feel unsafe. Neighbourhood disputes, proposed changes in the community, complaints, noise, behaviour, can all leave you feeling insecure and unsafe. A mediation is an opportunity to ‘clear the air’ and establish ways to make your community/neighbourhood a place you look forward to retreating to after work.
RETURN TO WORK
Mediation
We will connect all parties to an injured/ill workers re-introduction to the workplace; this includes Doctors, Psychiatrist, Case Managers, Supervisors and Managers, as well as the affected person; with the intent to look compassionately at how to develop a flexible, creative plan to bring people back to work.
CLUB
Mediation
There is a good reason for “soccer Mum” mythology, sport/hobbies/special interests are important to many Australian households, and when our kids, or our family or ourselves are being unfairly treated on the ‘field’, this can lead to conflict off the ‘field’. This conflict can drain away the joy of an activity meant to provide balance to our busy lives. Mediations are a conversation about ‘what isn’t working’ and how to bring the fun back into what we do in our precious spare time. Sorting out the conflict can mean the difference between a cohesive, creative, motivated team, or a drag on a Saturday afternoon.