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Conflict competence is a great skill I use for my clients and my own life. For three years, I had a work sabbatical for treatment of a rare, deadly form of breast cancer and a double mastectomy. (Actually, the double mastectomy was done twice – is that a quadruple? ).
I restarted work with a new appreciation for how being conflict competent helps me get through the tougher parts of life. As time passes, risks of cancer recurrence decrease and interest in working increases. My blog shifted from doing conflict management to writing about doing conflict management, and the joys of living without breasts, and, well, life and stuff.
I’m editing my completed novel about a Conflict Manager. When it’s published, I’ll celebrate and share the news. As my focus changes, I decided to use my name as the URL for my website, rather than my company name. It announces my new career path is writer as well as doer.
Company: Conflict Competence
Title: Conflict Manager since 1991
About my professional life:
I’ve convened thousands of conflict processes, locally and internationally, taught conflict studies at universities and privately, and train Boards of Directors in effective governance. My masters degree is in environmental dispute resolution and my doctorate is in conflict analysis.
I’m active as a writer, researcher, trainer, coach, keynote speaker, and proponent of expanding the application of conflict management in innovative ways. I served on the Boards of Directors of numerous organizations.