Podcast Episode 16: Moving from Combative to Collaborative with Teresa Harlow

The Podcast, hosted by mediator Veronica Cravener, covers everything in the world of mediation. In Episode 16Teresa Harlow-author, speaker, and collaboration coachdiscusses the importance of mindset when moving from “combative to collaborative.”.

Listen to this episode to learn: the “Lessons from Mom” that mediators can use to help parties prepare for a productive mediation, Teresa’s four-step process to move from “combative to collaborative,” and Teresa’s personal experience in applying her principles with her co-parent.

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Teresa Harlow

I’m Teresa Harlow. I’ve been co-parenting with my son’s father for over 20 years. We divorced when our son was six years old. Along the way, I’ve played the roles of co-parent, head of household, step-parent, bonus mom, and confidant to a lot of other co-parents struggling on their journey.… MORE >


Veronica Cravener

Veronica Cravener is a mediator and trainer for Mediate to Achieve, LLC, based in Columbus, Ohio, USA.  She has mediated more than 500 disputes across areas such as landlord-tenant, contracts, consumer-business, personal injury, neighbors, individual disputes over money, and post-employment disputes.  She is experienced at mediating by text message in… MORE >

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