About this blog: Conflict competence is a great life skill I thought I’d almost mastered. And then this belief got walloped. Here are my sometimes funny stories of how being conflict competent helped me get through a deadly form of breast cancer and a double mastectomy. (Actually, the double mastectomy was done twice – is that a quadruple? )
About me: I look like this – happy even after surgery, chemo, radiation, more surgery and bad news about an unwelcome disease. As time passes and risks decrease, my blog shifts to conflict management, writing, the joys of living without breasts, and, well, life and stuff.
My current goals include writing fiction. I finished editing my novel at last. When it’s published, this will be where I celebrate and share the news.
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.