At times situations can become ‘gridlocked’ where it is difficult to see solutions and it often helps to ask a third person to facilitate a meaningful conversation between different parties. It takes mediators only a few hours to help identify main conflict causes, based on which first steps towards a solution can be taken.

The method is structured into several phases: Introduction, analysis, adaptation and solutions. Visualisations, exercises and time in between the talks help you to better digest the mediation's themes. A mediation can take 2-5 appointments or take much longer, depending on what you want.

I am specialised in organisations, teams and groups - I have spent twenty years analysing, advising and training civil society organisations in various countries, especially in the non-profit sector, mediating conflicts and helping to develop a wide range of solutions. I have also worked with state actors and organisations, and I myself work as a team leader in a state organisation. I have always been known for particularly efficient procedures - little time, getting to the point and, if necessary, working pragmatically to negotiate temporary solutions. I am sometimes touched when parties in conflict really appreciate each other, even in a dispute. Then things really and sustainably move forward.

Do contact me for a free and non-commital briefing in order to find out if mediation is right for you in your situation.

Geographic distance does not need to stop you - I also offer mediation via Skype and Zoom.

Training and advice

Sometimes, contradictions and communication gridlocks can be better untangled within the context of a training, teambuilding or a counselling interview.  Mediative elements can be combined with it or can be part of the training. 

Objectives might be:

  • To plan and restructure processes and strategies.
  • To support a new leader and her team in their strategic alignment
  • To practice feedback and constructive communication
  • To solve conflicts with partners, clients or stakeholders
  • To introduce conflict prevention mechanisms
  • To rethink roles and tasks within a department or a team

Organisations often strive for continual service improvement and development. Integrating change into the often already hectic every day life can be achieved more smoothly with training and mediation. Different settings from small to large group mediations are possible, as well as shuttle mediation - conflict parties do not have to meet in person.  

I am available for a free, non-committal briefing on mediation, team development, coaching and training for individuals, families or Non-Profit organisations, . You are welcome to contact me.

Here you can find the German mediation law, the associated legislative decree (both in German) and the Bundesverband Mediation website.