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In Their Voices: Video with Joyce Oddison

by Joyce Odidison, Michael Lang
July 2020

This article shares a video of Michael Lang interviewing Joyce Oddison about how to stay resilient through difficult times. 


Joyce Odidison, MA, PCC
Conflict Analyst, Interpersonal Wellness Expert & Coach

Three years into her mediation practice, a client got so distraught while in a mediation session, he had a heart attack in Joyce’s office. He survived. However, this was a turning point in Joyce’s career and led to her commitment to transforming interpersonal conflict to interpersonal wellness. She then created the Pre-Mediation Model, a coaching process to help clients prepare for success prior to mediation, outlined in her book: “Getting Ready for Mediation: A Pre-Mediation Concept”. Later, Joyce created the Interpersonal Wellness System model and the Interpersonal Wellness Quotient (IWQ) Personal Assessment Instrument, a multi-dimensional integrated tool to help clients identify their capacity to contribute to the wellness of their interpersonal relationships.

Joyce Odidison is currently one of the world’s leading Interpersonal Wellness experts, speaker, coach, author of three books and the CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. – a performance enhancement, consulting, coaching and training firm, where Joyce has worked organizations, supporting their leaders and employees to manage conflict, prevent burnout, manage stress, reduce turnover and enhance interpersonal skills and build capacity for conflict management, wellness and excellence.

Joyce is also the Training Director of Interpersonal Wellness Coaching Institute where she trains and mentors consultants and coaches to become Interpersonal Wellness Coaches and Facilitators who are licensed to use her integrated wellness model, assessment tools and products in their practice with clients, to improve wellness and maximize their results.

Michael Lang

After 40 years I ended active practice as a mediator.  Now, I am engaged in writing, editing and mentoring. 

My current project is Living Together, Separating, Divorcing: Surviving During a Pandemic, an ebook published on Amazon.  Along with my publishing partners, Peter Nicholson and Fiona McAuslan, and with the collaboration of nearly 80 professionals from 10 countries, we have produced a book of advice and tips for families stressed by the impact of the coronavirus.

Recently, I published The Guide to Reflective Practice in Conflict Resolution, the first publication in the Practitioners Guide Series, a joint venture of the Association for Conflict Resolution and Rowman & Littlefield, was published in 2019.  Susanne Terry and I are series co-editors.  In connection with the book, I lead monthly reflective practice groups via video conference, present webinars on reflective practice, and created a video series, In Their Voices. These extended conversations are broadly connected to the principles of reflective practice such as learning from experience, applying theory to practice, importance of research, value of mentoring.  Videos in this series may be viewed on my website: and on YouTube.

Peter, Fiona and I are also developing a series of books for people who are considering or in the process of separation and divorce.  That series, Divorce and Separation: A Practical Guide to Making Smart Decisions, supported by the exceptional work of local editors, now includes editions for 5 states, with versions for 10 more states in process—eventually we will get to every state in America.