Conversations for World Change with Shadi Mogadime

I had a wonderful time being interviewed by Shadi Mogadime, whose fascinating story begins in South Africa, takes her through eight different countries by the time she was five, some of them living as a refugee with her family, and lands into where she is now, based in Canada. We went deep into the power of presence, spiritual…
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Facebook Lives – playlist on Youtube

In the lead up to the publication of Compassionate Conversations in summer 2020, my co-author Gabriel and I went live on Facebook to share a series of exchanges and invite our communities a little deeper into our world. We explored topics from our book: Working with our bodies, Setting intentions, Exploring the mind of compassion, Transmuting…
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WIN Webinar: Compassionate Conversations in Action

All negotiations happen in the domain of relationships. When we care about the other side, and genuinely want to create positive outcomes for both people, what can we do to train ourselves to engage both effectively and compassionately? In this webinar, we will cover a few valuable ways that we can work with ourselves to…
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Bridging the Space Between You and Me: Compassionate Conversations in Action

Join a conversation with Kimberly Loh and Gabriel Wilson, co-authors (with Diane Musho Hamilton) of “Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart”. This conversation was hosted by the WINSummit: empowering women in negotiation skills building. https://www.winsummit.com/webinar-bridging-the-space
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ACR-GNY Roundtable Breakfast: The Neurology of Sameness and Difference

Neuroscientists are coming to understand far more deeply the functioning of the brain and nervous system and its relationship to conflict. This understanding has tremendous relevance to the work of mediators and conflict resolution professionals. Appreciation of the commonality of our human experience, and its role in building sustainable peace.  Understanding that talking about our…
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Mediation Beyond Borders: Mediation and Evolving Worldviews

At a time where polarization is heightened, taking larger, more inclusive perspectives is not only helpful, but necessary. In this session, we invited participants into a powerful experience that can shift our options as mediators and conflict practitioners while working with groups threatened by identity differences. We guided them through the Evolving Worldview’s process, a…
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Leaning into conflict

During these turbulent times, mediators are uniquely positioned to lead by helping weave narratives that give meaning and direction. Catch the recording of Meditators Beyond Borders’ engaging online discussion with three peacebuilders and co-authors of the forthcoming book Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart to explore: Practicing neutrality that is dynamic,…
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Shambhala Publications book release announcement

When a conversation takes a turn into the sometimes uncomfortable and often contentious topics of race, religion, gender, sexuality, and politics, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to respond to someone you disagree with. Compassionate Conversations empowers us to transform these conversations into opportunities to bridge divides and mend relationships by providing…
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Case Study: Cici

Cici approached me seeking counsel about her business relationship with a senior investor and advisor that had become strained and guarded. Her business was suffering from repetitive and unconstructive conversations; it was clear that they had lost the ability to hear one another. She felt frustrated and stifled, unsure about how to bring forward her…
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Case Study: Emerald Strategies

Lauren came to me on behalf of her company, Emerald Strategies, extremely worried about the deterioration of her relationship with her business partner. Their conflict was negatively affecting the culture in her workplace and the morale of her existing team. She was exhausted and disempowered by the uneven power balance between them. She didn’t know…
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Case Study: Ray

Ray was the Founder and CEO of a company with a timely opportunity. His company sought to bring a product to market that would dynamically change the country’s response to the global COVID-19 outbreak. However their desired impact was being vitally threatened by the team’s inability to work together productively. They were becoming divided, with…
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PODCAST: Peacemindedly with Sara S. Jamishidi

When a conversation takes a turn into sometimes uncomfortable and often contentious topics of race, religion, gender, sexuality, and politics, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to respond to someone you disagree with.
Read More

Conversations for World Change with Shadi Mogadime

I had a wonderful time being interviewed by Shadi Mogadime, whose fascinating story begins in South Africa, takes her through eight different countries by the time she was five, some of them living as a refugee with her family, and lands into where she is now, based in Canada. We went deep into the power of presence, spiritual…
Read More

Facebook Lives – playlist on Youtube

In the lead up to the publication of Compassionate Conversations in summer 2020, my co-author Gabriel and I went live on Facebook to share a series of exchanges and invite our communities a little deeper into our world. We explored topics from our book: Working with our bodies, Setting intentions, Exploring the mind of compassion, Transmuting…
Read More

WIN Webinar: Compassionate Conversations in Action

All negotiations happen in the domain of relationships. When we care about the other side, and genuinely want to create positive outcomes for both people, what can we do to train ourselves to engage both effectively and compassionately? In this webinar, we will cover a few valuable ways that we can work with ourselves to…
Read More

Bridging the Space Between You and Me: Compassionate Conversations in Action

Join a conversation with Kimberly Loh and Gabriel Wilson, co-authors (with Diane Musho Hamilton) of “Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart”. This conversation was hosted by the WINSummit: empowering women in negotiation skills building. https://www.winsummit.com/webinar-bridging-the-space
Read More

ACR-GNY Roundtable Breakfast: The Neurology of Sameness and Difference

Neuroscientists are coming to understand far more deeply the functioning of the brain and nervous system and its relationship to conflict. This understanding has tremendous relevance to the work of mediators and conflict resolution professionals. Appreciation of the commonality of our human experience, and its role in building sustainable peace.  Understanding that talking about our…
Read More

Mediation Beyond Borders: Mediation and Evolving Worldviews

At a time where polarization is heightened, taking larger, more inclusive perspectives is not only helpful, but necessary. In this session, we invited participants into a powerful experience that can shift our options as mediators and conflict practitioners while working with groups threatened by identity differences. We guided them through the Evolving Worldview’s process, a…
Read More

Leaning into conflict

During these turbulent times, mediators are uniquely positioned to lead by helping weave narratives that give meaning and direction. Catch the recording of Meditators Beyond Borders’ engaging online discussion with three peacebuilders and co-authors of the forthcoming book Compassionate Conversations: How to Speak and Listen from the Heart to explore: Practicing neutrality that is dynamic,…
Read More

Shambhala Publications book release announcement

When a conversation takes a turn into the sometimes uncomfortable and often contentious topics of race, religion, gender, sexuality, and politics, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to respond to someone you disagree with. Compassionate Conversations empowers us to transform these conversations into opportunities to bridge divides and mend relationships by providing…
Read More

Case Study: Cici

Cici approached me seeking counsel about her business relationship with a senior investor and advisor that had become strained and guarded. Her business was suffering from repetitive and unconstructive conversations; it was clear that they had lost the ability to hear one another. She felt frustrated and stifled, unsure about how to bring forward her…
Read More

Case Study: Emerald Strategies

Lauren came to me on behalf of her company, Emerald Strategies, extremely worried about the deterioration of her relationship with her business partner. Their conflict was negatively affecting the culture in her workplace and the morale of her existing team. She was exhausted and disempowered by the uneven power balance between them. She didn’t know…
Read More

Case Study: Ray

Ray was the Founder and CEO of a company with a timely opportunity. His company sought to bring a product to market that would dynamically change the country’s response to the global COVID-19 outbreak. However their desired impact was being vitally threatened by the team’s inability to work together productively. They were becoming divided, with…
Read More

PODCAST: Peacemindedly with Sara S. Jamishidi

When a conversation takes a turn into sometimes uncomfortable and often contentious topics of race, religion, gender, sexuality, and politics, it can be difficult to know what to say or how to respond to someone you disagree with.
Read More
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