Mediators

Mission: To Strengthen Businesses and Families by facilitating conversations focused on finding solutions that consider the needs of all participants.

Philosophy:

We believe that the vast majority of people do the very best they know how to do. Being a spouse, a parent, a brother, a sister, a daughter, or son, employee, partner, or boss doesn’t come with instructions and many times we don’t have the communication skills to handle high conflict situations. We are afraid that speaking our truth will damage the relationship , and not communicating leaves us angry and hurt. 

Through mediation we help businesses and families have difficult conversations and work together to create agreements about how to move forward in a new way.

Laura Hall

Laura has been a mediator for over nine years. She sees conflict as an indication that something isn’t working and an opportunity to fix what is broken; which creates a more successful future relationship. Prior to becoming a mediator Laura was a non-profit administrator for organizations which served individuals from all over the world and from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds and faiths.

Certifications:

  • Mediation: Youth and Family, Divorce, Elder, Community, Foreclosure
  • Advocacy: Long Term Care Ombudsman, CASA Advocate, Youth Mentor
  • Guardian Ad LItem
  • H&R Block trained Tax Professional

Degrees:

  • Masters of Public Administration, Portland State
  • BA: Legal Studies, University of CA, Santa Cruz
  • BA: Economics, University of CA, Santa Cruz

Additional Training:

Over 300 hours of conflict resolution, diversity and cultural competency training and she continues to train on a monthly basis.