Episode #9 - Conversations for Change with Barbara Phillips
Today on the podcast, Dolphin sits down with former lawyer and airplane pilot turned skilled mediator, Barbara Phillips to discuss her life and career and what she has discovered are the keys to powerful and effective mediation. In the conversation Dolphin and Barbara get into what's broken about litigation and what mediators and coaches can do to more effectively support and facilitate transformation and reconciliation in the world of mediation and powerful communication.
Barbara Ashley Phillips shares her energy and passion from a deep well of education and experience. With her Yale Law School degree, she became a fighter for employment equity.
After 4 years of hard-fought litigation in the U.S. federal courts this lawyer brought in a ground-breaking settlement worth $48 million in today’s dollars for women experiencing promotion discrimination. See Wells v. Bank of America).
Leaving the law, she trained as a mediator becoming one of the pioneer mediators and trainers in the U.S. in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Her books, Finding Common Ground (that earned her over $100,000) and A Field Guide to Mediation are highly respected in the field.
Moving to Canada In 2000, she trained as a personal coach and integrating that with her mediation training became an advanced communication skills facilitator and negotiations coach. Most recently she saw how few of us take care of our own critical affairs and began offering workshops in All About Wills and PD/EPA Creation to provide a quick, easy and cost-effective way to protect yourself, your family and friends when you can’t.