I am a freelance consultant and conflict management professional, based out of Victoria, British Columbia. My goal is to make it easy for people, and organizations, to come together AND reconcile their differences. Behind this is my belief that good things happen when people find ways to respect, understand, and appreciate each other. My consulting experience spans 3 decades, starting with work in the civil engineering field (construction project manager, surveyor, planner), 15 years with large systems integrators (business analyst, project facilitator), and most recently, as a freelance consultant to public and not-for-profit organizations. As a certified mediator since 2001, I’ve successfully mediated hundreds of civil and commercial disputes, including 3 years as an online mediator of eBay disputes. Currently, I work as a mediator and mentor in the British Columbia Court Mediation Program, and also conduct mediations privately. I’m a fan of sustainable business practices, both locally, where I’m a director of the Victoria Values-based Business Network (a network of local businesses focused on triple bottom-line practices), and internationally, through my recent work as a volunteer advisor, with the Canadian Executive Service Organization, in the Philippines.
My specialties are collaboration best practices, appropriate dispute resolution, conflict coaching, sustainable community development, corporate information management.