About me: Writing is my ninth full time career and I am very much a novice writer. Fortunately, I enjoy change and learning.

Years of conflict competence training and professional development help me help my clients. The training helped me personally as well as professionally. Being conflict competent was a real benefit to get me through breast cancer, double mastectomy, chemo and radiation. (The double mastectomy was done twice – is that a quadruple?)

About this blog: I give tips on how you can do conflict better, answer your questions, write about life and stuff like, well, the joys of living without breasts, and such.

About my professional life and education: For more than 25 years my career has been in conflict management and I still love the work. I started with a masters degree in environmental dispute resolution, (let’s get this resolved). From there, I moved to Conflict Management, (let’s be more conflict competent now and the future). For my doctorate in conflict analysis, I studied Conflict Analysis, to ask better questions about the heart of conflict, analyze earlier, and delve deeper.

I’ve convened thousands of processes that expand conflict management in innovative ways, locally and internationally, have taught conflict studies at universities and privately, and trained Boards of Directors in effective governance.

I’m active as a writer, researcher, trainer, coach, and keynote speaker. An active volunteer, I’ve served on the Boards of Directors of numerous environmental and peace organizations.

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