We offer conflict coaching for clients who are experiencing ongoing conflicts. We first deal with resolving anger and bitterness remaining from past offenses and conflict, and then we focus on helping clients to develop new perspectives and techniques for resolving future conflicts in a non-adversarial and constructive manner. We offer hope and practical solutions for those who seem locked in conflict.
For organizations this could apply to departments that feud rather than cooperate, key employees that do not get along or work well together, business to business relationships, or other arenas where adversarial relationships are hindering performance. Bill has had personal experience resolving such conflicts in his corporate career.
Our conflict coaching service could also include evaluating corporate policies and culture to determine whether these might be fostering unhealthy competition and conflicts. It might also include coaching an individual executive or manager to develop new leadership skills and relational skills to improve the cooperation and performance of his or her organization.
For individuals we offer conflict coaching for married couples, families, or others involved in conflicts where they live, work, or play. Rather than focusing on one individual and his or her issues, we focus on building healthy relationships between individuals. We examine the causes of recurring conflicts in a relationship and offer new ideas, perspectives, and techniques to resolve future conflicts with positive results.
We offer mediation services for clients who are primarily interested in reaching an agreement to resolve the substantive issues of a conflict. They are often seeking to settle a lawsuit, or avoid a lawsuit, through mediation. While they are not interested in rebuilding relationships, they realize that having a non-adversarial environment in which to conduct their negotiations will reduce the emotional stress, time, and expense required to arrive at an agreement that both parties can live with.
For organizations this might include business to business disputes, negotiation with current or former employees or customers or vendors, etc. Even though the focus is on reaching an agreement on substantive issues, there is still an incentive to avoid confrontation. No organization wants to have disgruntled former employees or customers in the marketplace. All organizations want to have a positive reputation in the community in which they operate. We can help to minimize confrontation in the mediation process.
For individuals, this might include negotiating a divorce agreement to dissolve a marriage. Many couples engage attorneys to represent them in court ordered mediation. Mr. Freeman has facilitated such mediations for over fifteen years. Other couples desire an amicable divorce with a minimum of confrontation and expense, so they want to negotiate an agreement before engaging attorneys. We can assist them in developing a divorce agreement, along with required supporting documentation. Divorce is a very emotional process to go through. If we can minimize the conflict, it will help them and their children in the future. Even though they are ending the marriage, they will still have to co-parent their children for years to come.
We mediate a variety of other disputes. If clients can reach an agreement through mediation, they will save a great deal of time, expense, and emotional stress that is involved in a law suit.
Reconciliation is the process of restoring relationships that have been damaged by conflict. It is used in Conflict Coaching to help clients with ongoing conflicts. We also serve clients who once had a close relationship with a family member or friend, but a significant event(s) happened that severed the relationship. Now one or both want to restore the relationship, but they have not been able to do so by themselves. We can guide them through a process to be reconciled. It is much better if both parties want to be reconciled; however, if only one party is interested in reconciliation, we can coach that person in ways to move in that direction.