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Deborah by Ara Shimoon

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You’ve likely had conflict experiences. For the past 20+ years I’ve helped people do conflict better. With more conflict competence, your conflicts won’t be as scary and lonely.
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Testimonials

The mediator was Deborah Sword. She conducted an exemplary mediation conducted with dignity and professionalism. This case was perhaps more difficult than most. At first, I did not have high hopes for resolving this file at the mediation stage. However, Ms. Sword brought the participants to a point where we reached common ground and we were able to settle it fairly.

A lawyer at mediation

Deborah, we can’t thank you enough for your patient, gentle and professional  instruction and for sharing your incredible  knowledge and insight on how to deal with conflict and have difficult conversations.   We learned a great deal over the course of a few days and have already made changes in our office. Thank you so much.

Consultation Client

Deborah went above and beyond with our client. She provided a full day workshop (instead the half day we quoted) to the team to help the client fully understand the dynamics of their conflict. Deborah’s depth and breadth of knowledge on the topic visibly reassured our client on several occasions. As well her expertise gave them considerable ideas and suggestions for future work they could do for themselves.

Consultation Client

 

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