Barb North has a particular expertise in conflict management training and mediation in sensitive areas. North is also an innovator in the area of Individual Conflict Coaching. She has made numerous TV appearances, designs conflict management programs for organizations, conducts one-on-one coaching sessions and works with family owned businesses in sucession planning. Also an excellent speaker with tv credits and trainer in the area of conflict management, mediation and dealing with difficult behaviors.
Worked in conflict management&negotiation for over 15 yrs. Done over3000 trainings in the last 25 yrs in the areas of communication, conflict resolution, mediation, customer service, performing arts skills, & speaking skills.Certified mediator, trainer, speaker, conflict management consultant& personal conflict coach.BSBA from the Univ of Denver & many trainings, workshops &certification programs. North has also done extensive work in the Entertainment Industry as a mediator, talent manager, producer, writer, trainer and performer.
Certified in LA County VMS and Ventura Co courts. NASD,California Department of Insurance, GSUSA, EEOC, Private Practice. Made TV appearances as expert panelist,done over 900 mediations in the areas of divorce, contract, employment disputes, family, intellectual properties, securities, insurance.
PERSONAL STATEMENT:I believe in mediation as a transformative &empowering process.If the emphasis is placed on the process,resolutions usually emerge if they exist.I create a relaxed and safe environment to assist the parties in communication,exploring their options, identifying issues and staying on track.While I'm well versed in directive and evaluative strategies I use them sparingly,& only when needed to move through obstructions and jumpstart the transformative process.
Available upon request
Barb is a favorite panelist on TV, radio and live presentations.A dynamic, entertaining and often humorous keynote speaker and trainer, Barb is very popular on the corporate and organizational circuit. In addition to offering parties mediation services, she offers conflict coaching to individuals who are involved in a conflct with another party who is not willing to go to mediation and who wish to enhance their conflict management skills.