For New Practitioners
After being in the field for nearly 30 years, I often get approached by newer practitioners about how I handled situations, and how I built my practice
I mentor professionals in the field of conflict resolution in a variety of ways.
In addition to teaching a number of courses in conflict resolution, I also give workshops and occasionally coach new practitioners who want a more formal mentor/mentee relationship.
Coaching to Build Your Practice
What a Mentor Can Offer
Building a successful practice as a practitioner in the area of conflict resolution includes building a body of work, honing one’s craft, and learning from mentors. A formal arrangement can help you build your career more quickly.
Mentorship can be formal
“I learned so much...Thank you very much for your professional guidance.”Marla K - Rankin - Human Resource Development, Strategic Advisor for US Marine Corps sharing her experience as a mentee mediator"What an awesome experience having you as my co-mediator. I learned so much during those hours and can contribute new insight from the experience. You have phenomenal skills and demonstrate neutral approaches that are especially a style that compliments Marine Corps culture. I will always remember your demonstration. I feel strongly that no other style would have such success with our initiator. Thank you for your patience and time. When we concluded, you spent 9 1/2 hours in this process! What a demonstration of commitment. I hope our paths cross in the future and thank you very much for your professional guidance."
“The expertise that [Stephen] has was very valuable in transmitting the ideas and explaining them clearly.”Master’s student - School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University"[Stephen] was respectful and friendly, he asked everyone to participate and allowed us as much time as needed. Additionally the expertise that [Stephen] has was very valuable in transmitting the ideas and explaining them clearly."
“[Stephen’s] coaching transitioned me from post-traumatic stress.”John DeRosa - Veteran of Iraq and Balkan wars, career national security professional and aspiring conflict resolution practitioner"From our very first meeting Stephen has been a readily accessible teacher tremendously committed to supporting his students in and out of the classroom. His versatile approach enables shaping of everyday moments into opportunities to deepen self-awareness and build vital skills. His coaching transitioned me from post-traumatic stress to reflective practitioner."