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Oct. 16, 2017

Rise Together: A Weekend of Feminine Empowerment

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Harness your feminine power and embrace your authentic self in this weekend retreat. Together we will explore healing interventions, self-discovery exercises, and develop personalized strategies for making actionable our feminine power, so that we may become women of positive change in all areas of life.

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Jul. 11, 2017

The Art of Peaceful Discourse

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At a recent Peacemakers Inc. “Pockets of Peace” event, I provided insights into the neuroscience of conflict and what happens physiologically when we are in conflict. Watch the Facebook Live video.

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Jun. 28, 2017

Managing Workplace Change Through Facilitated Dialogue

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Organizations going through significant change inevitably run into conflict. It is not a matter of if, but when. Whether the change is driven by new product or service offerings or growth through mergers and acquisitions, change rattles people. And that rattling echoes throughout the organization.

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Jun. 09, 2017

Compassionate Communication in the Workplace

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The workplace is rife with conflict. Research shows that 85 percent of employees deal with conflict on some level while 29 percent of employees deal with conflict almost constantly. This workplace conflict comes at a hefty cost. U.S. employees spend 2.1 hours per week involved with conflict. This amounts to one full day per month spent managing conflict. And that is just the toll it takes on the corporation. The human cost is equally great. As much as 27 percent of employees have witnessed conflicts lead to personal attacks, which diminishes trust and morale in workplace relationships. And 25 percent of employees have seen conflict result in sickness or absence. Learning to communicate with honesty and empathy can have a significant impact on workplace relationships.

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May. 30, 2017

Travel to the Rwanda With GoodPeople

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GoodPeople, a people-to-people educational travel company, is excited to announce our March 2018 trip to Rwanda. The peace-building focus of our trip will be learning about the Rwandan Genocide and the on-going peace and reconciliation initiatives by government organizations and NGOs that are transforming the lives of the Rwandan people. 

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Dec. 13, 2016

Conflict and the Human Experience

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Humans have a profound ability to engage in deeply protracted conflict that wounds us psychologically, emotionally, spiritually and physically. From terrorism to capitalism and numerous “isms” in between, humans have created systems that wound at an individual and collective level. We are far more adept at spreading widespread conflict than we are at cultivating widespread peace. Why are we so much better at harming others and ourselves? What must we do to become equally adept at loving others and ourselves? These are the questions in which this paper will seek to provide answers.

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Dec. 07, 2016

The Science of Conflict

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The 2016 presidential election has brought to the forefront of American politics a schism that can no longer be ignored, excused or overlooked. How did we become so divided? And, what will it take for the American people to unite? Those are the defining questions of 2016. 

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Oct. 27, 2016

Webinar: De-Escalating Workplace Conflict

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If you manage people or processes, you most likely experience near constant workplace conflict. From warring egos to workplace stress and heavy workloads, the American workplace is wrought with conflict. Yet, few managers receive any training in conflict management and dispute resolution. This lack of effective conflict management skills in the workplace is costing corporations approximately $359 billion in paid hours. It doesn’t have to be this way.

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Aug. 22, 2016

Peace in the Workplace: Get the Book

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If you lead or manage people, processes or projects, you have experienced workplace conflict. After all, where there are people, there is conflict. And where there is conflict, there is a choice.

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Jun. 17, 2016

The Most Important Skill for Effective Leadership

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Emotional intelligence — a phrase coined by two psychologists and academicians, John Mayer, of the University of New Hampshire, and Peter Salovey of Yale University and made popular by Danial Goleman in his best-selling book Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ — is one of the most critical yet overlooked aspects of effective leadership in the workplace.

Too often organizations are headed by visionaries and/or high-performers who rose into leadership positions as a means of rewarding high performance. But being a visionary and a high-performer are not necessarily indicators of effective leadership. 

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