Lynn's Biography


Is your family experiencing conflict over finances, divorce, caring for children or an elder? Is your workplace or business undergoing management and staffing changes, financial issues, or personnel clashes? I can help you move through these or other conflicts to greater clarity, stability, and purpose.

My commitment to mediation has grown out of years of work and life experience. I have 30 years of financial management experience as CFO and Senior Budget Analyst in organizations large and small, profit and not-for-profit, educational and business. In my experience, I have seen organizations work well and I’ve seen them come apart. What makes the difference? Skillful communication. That’s why I have immersed myself in learning and practicing the tools and methods of mediation: to give people and organizations their best chance to emerge from a dispute equipped with their own workable solutions.

Above all, I am passionate about helping people communicate with each other to find what works. I draw from a wide range of strategies because every mediation is unique and personal. As my client you will always experience respect for where you are now and for what you'd like to accomplish. Whether you're an adult sibling trying to find family agreement on elder care, a business owner seeking greater buy-in on a new direction, or a college department split between old guard and new hires; I can guide you through conversations that will uncover the best solutions for you.

Professional Services:
  • Mediator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Facilitator

Degrees:

  • MS in Mediation and Applied Conflict Studies, Champlain College
  • BA (Environmental Health & Business), University of Vermont
  • AS (Medical Technology), Colby Sawyer College

Memberships:

  • National Association for Conflict Resolution
  • Vermont Bar Association
  • New England Association for Conflict Resolution

References available upon request.

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