As a certified mediator Emily is trained to help private individuals and members of formal organizations manage difficult conflict situations. She is a fair and impartial communications assistant to facilitate more constructive patterns between individuals and organizations involved in a dispute. She is especially familiar with family conflict resolution processes outside of divorce mediation.
As a trained conflict coach, Emily is prepared to help you successfully work through seemingly intractable conflict. As a dedicated and caring coach, she is available to listen and help you understand your options in conflict. She will also help you develop certain skills that will improve your ability to independently manage conflict in positive ways.
Speaking & Workshops
Emily is a charismatic and knowledgable speaker on many communications topics. She has particular strengths in addressing conflict resolution processes and skills, non-violent communication principles, and intercultural communication.
Emily shared her experience in writing Raising Mediators with the University of Denver who featured her on the University College blog.
Conflicts with Neighbors? In September 2019, Emily interviewed with Richie T. of BYU Radio's Lisa Show to discuss ways of effectively dealing with conflicts, rather than just avoiding it. Also listen to Emily's recent interview with Julie Rose on BYU Radio and read through her blog post: Why Loving--not Just Tolerating--Your Neighbor Just Makes Sense: Preventing and Working through Neighborhood Conflicts.
Sibling relationships tend to be our longest family relationships over a lifetime. Listen to Emily's recent interview with Lisa Clark of BYU Radio about navigating our own sibling relationships and parenting our kids so that they enjoy, love, and learn from each other. For a short blog post, see https://www.raisingmediators.com/blog.
Rather than walk away, learn how to engage in difficult conversations you may dread during the holidays.
Aired on Sirius Radio and FM radio 107.9 in Utah on Dec. 13, 2018, Emily interviewed with Julie Rose of BYU Radio's Top of Mind program. Listen to Emily walk Shelly through a potentially difficult conversation with her relatives during the holidays. There are very real and practical steps you can take to create greater connection rather than division with those you love and care about.
In association with Collaborative Book Works, Emily published her first full-length book, entitled Raising Mediators, in September 2017. Raising Mediators is currently available for purchase on Amazon in print and e-book versions.
Family Matters Parent Training & Information Center reviewed Raising Mediators in their spring 2018 Newsletter. Click here and skip to page 7 for the review.
Check Out New Conflict Resolution Resources on Emily's YouTube Channel
Conflict and contention are different! We all experience conflicts or "bumps" with each other, but contention involves hostile or negative feelings. Watch this quick video for a brief explanation of those differences.
Raising Mediators Blog
For reviews of current academic articles on family conflict resolution topics, please visit the Raising Mediators' website.
Interview with Julie Rose of BYU Radio's Top of the Mind from November 2017.
My interview with Julie Rose of BYU Radio's Top of Mind show about my book: Raising Mediators.