Janet Chance

Janet Chance

Janet Chance is the owner of Chance Conflict Consulting where she is a mediator, facilitator, conflict consultant, and conflict coach specializing in working with families and workplace conflict.  Janet has obtained her Masters in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine's Straus Institute in the School of Law.  Janet volunteers with Santa Clara County Office of Mediation and Ombus Services to provide no cost mediations to residents.  She also volunteers with Days of Dialogue and Candidly Speaking where she helps provide low-cost facilitation services to provide a safe space to talk about difficult topics.  Further Janet is a contributing member to the Police Community Relations Working group of MBBI working to repair the relationship between police and the community.

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Articles and Video:

Four Tips from my Difficult Discussion with Dad about Driving (03/24/22)
Difficult Discussions are labeled difficult because they are filled with emotion and make us uncomfortable. These tips can help you show up as your best self.

COVID Mediations: Dialogue Tools Set Up Pandemic Mediations for Success (01/24/22)
COVID has transformed typical workplace and family mediations to look more like emotional contentious community disputes and therefore, the tools used in a community dispute such as Reflective Structured Dialogue can help workplace and family mediations be more productive and positive.

Book Review: When Gender is in Question, a Guide to Understanding (11/12/21)
Sherkin's book When Gender is in Question focuses on the experience of the transitioning person and their loved ones and as such provides a doorway to deeper understanding, to uncovering bias, and to appropriate interaction.

Who Should You Call When in Conflict? (07/21/21)
Conflict Coaching, Conflict Consulting, Counseling or Mediation, what is the difference?