A Certified Collaborative Mediator and Conflict Specialist, Jan holds a Masters Degree in Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution. She specializes in high level workplace mediation having successfully mediated corporate and organizational disputes involving high conflict issues and personalities.
Jan also has a special interest in assisting divorcing couples with creating parent plans that are in the best interest of the children. Her desire is to guide parents through the highly emotional often volatile divorce process without losing sight of their children’s needs and interests.
Flexible hours available with in-person, remote\virtual mediation options.
Jan mediates in the communities of central and southern Colorado and beyond. She manages a private mediation practice, contracting her services to various organizations including Pikes Peak Restorative Practices, Youth Transformation Center, and the El Paso county 4th judicial courts. Jan has also mediated for the Colorado Springs district attorney’s office’s Neighborhood Justice Center, The Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and the El Paso County 4th Judicial Small Claims Court.
Jan is a Certified Instructor and Trainer having trained numerous groups ranging in ages and professions in Basic Mediation, workplace mediation, conflict coaching, divorce mediation, restorative justice and transformative mediation. Jan holds a Masters in Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist University. She has extensive ancillary training in Workplace Mediation, Divorce & Family Mediation and Collaborative Mediation.
After thousands of mediation hours, Jan is experienced at tackling high conflict issues and personalities, guiding people to problem solve and move through impasse, reaching resolutions that benefit all parties. Jan has worked with numerous national organizations to assist employees and management at successfully mediating high level workplace conflicts and disputes. Jan also mediates consumer and business disputes, divorcing couples at all stages of the Colorado Divorce Process, with an emphasis on Parenting plans. She offers individual and couples conflict coaching.
Jan subscribes to the self-determining principle of mediation, insuring that the decision-making power rests in the hands of the parties. She values an interactive problem solving approach that allows for high emotion while maintaining effective communication. Jan believes that how people communicate with one another has as much to do with conflict as the issues they are in dispute over. She uses an effective collaborative approach to mediation wherein the mediator is an impartial third party who facilitates strategic and honest communication between all the parties and assists each party to hear and understand each other’s needs and interests. She ensures that communication and talk time are balanced while she supports all parties to generate options and ultimately develop their own mutually agreeable solutions. Jan also assist parties by reducing their agreements to writing in a clear, balanced and detailed Memorandum of Understanding which can be incorporated into court orders by the parties.
Southern Methodist University—Dallas, Texas 2009 – 2011
Masters Degree in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management
Graduate Certificate in Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management
Texas State Certification in Mediation
Phoenix Strategies Institute—Colorado Springs, Colorado 2012-2013
Certificate of Completion – 24 hour course Divorce Mediation: Theory and Practice
Certification as Certified Collaborative Mediator
Pikes Peak Restorative Justice Practices—Colorado Springs, Colorado 2011
Certificate of Completion – 20 hour course Facilitating Restorative Practices
The Navigators—Colorado Springs, Colorado 2000
Global Orientation – 60 hour program in Cultural Awareness and Diversity Training
Michigan State University—Lansing, Michigan 1980 – 1984
Bachelor of Arts in English
Minor in Communication/Speech
Secondary Education Certification
Fees – $250 per mediation hour (typically for 2 parties @ $125\hr per party)
This fee applies to prep time, phone calls, emails, reviewing of documents. There are also travel expenses depending on time\distance. At the time of scheduling clients pay for the first hour of mediation as a non-refundable deposit that is applied to your total mediation fee.