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I am a Professional Certified Mediator with a private practice serving King and Snohomish Counties in Washington State. I am the author of, "Conflict Resolution at Work For Dummies" and a contributing author of "Thriving in the Workplace For Dummies" (Wiley Publishing). I am a certified member of the Washington Mediation Association was nominated for the 2010 Mediator of the Year Award in response to my outreach efforts. My mediation cases range from assisting couples through divorce and parenting plans to creating new workplace environments for organizations of all sizes. You can learn more about me by visiting my website at

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8 Habits of a Conflict Resolver

Posted on March 13, 2015 at 9:16am 0 Comments

Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard someone say, “I don’t do conflict.”  It’s the type of statement that can be mind-boggling because, really, we all do conflict.  Everything from two drivers each thinking it’s their turn at a 4-way stop to ending a complicated, long-term relationship falls under the umbrella of conflict.  Whether small and fleeting or the only thing you can think about for months, we are all in some way or another doing conflict every day.   It’s just that…


When Your Boss Won't Change

Posted on February 6, 2015 at 5:02pm 0 Comments

Who doesn’t have a list of things they’d like their manager to do differently?  Everything from the way he slurps that first cup of coffee in the morning to how he plays his staff against one another is a frustration.  Though it’s possible to make adjustments in any working relationship, there are still going to be some things that don’t change; no matter your efforts.  What then?  Here are a few ideas.

Give it one more (different) try:  Before you give up completely give it…


10 Things I've Learned From Being a Mediator

Posted on October 22, 2014 at 9:59am 0 Comments

I'm lucky that I've had so much training and experience mediating issues between others. It's impossible to be a part of the mediation community for so long and not learn a thing or two about oneself in the process. So, I'm going to share, in no particular order of importance, 10 things I've learned along the way.

1) Gossip is boring. I don't mind people sharing updates about family or friends with me, but when it turns into a conversation that has too many oohs, ahs, and smirky…


Tips for Working with Multiple Bosses

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 1:23pm 0 Comments

When companies consolidate departments or lay-off employees, the action often results in administrative support staff working with multiple bosses.  Though the strategic goal is to save money, the act can backfire if the new normal doesn’t quickly fall into place.  Assistants play a critical role in how swiftly that happens.  Here are a few tips to help:

1)     Acknowledge that bosses are unique individuals.  Managers don’t all come with the same personality, or work…


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At 1:12pm on January 13, 2011, Bradi Nathan said…
Hi Vivian,
An official welcome to Butterfly- so glad you joined and thanks for contributing to Butterfly's editorial section! 

Start your journey here by networking with like-minded women in the many groups like ENTREPRENEUR MOMS or start a Washington State Moms group of your own. (groups under Members tab/on homepage).

Enjoy the mom mentor videos like the one with Martha Byrne, soap star & NJ mom. Martha auditioned at 10 for Annie! Click videos/interviews to watch the moms we've interviewed: Gloria Allred, Kathie Lee, Rebecca Lobo, Malaak Compton-Rock, Jill Zarin, LIsa Bloom, Liz Lange...

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