Senior Mediator

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Kimberly Best, RN, MA

Kimberly Best RN, MA, is a TN Rule 31 listed Civil Mediator and TN Rule 31 trained Family Mediator, owner of Best Conflict Solutions, focusing on Conflict Coaching, Civil, Family, Healthcare, and Elder Mediation in Franklin, Tennessee. She spent most of her career as a Registered Nurse in intensive care, trauma, and emergency medicine, where she cared for people in extreme need and gained valuable experience in the medical system. Kim attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina Charlotte in Clinical/Community Psychology. She obtained a master’s degree in Conflict Management from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee. Kim also trained in Transformative Mediation at Hofstra University, Healthcare Mediation at the University of South Florida, and Restorative Practices at the International Institute of Restorative Practices. She is an active member of Mediators Beyond Borders International and a working member of the ACR Elder Mediation Professional Development Group. She also serves on the board of the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators. Kim is passionate about helping others resolve conflicts in a productive, non-litigious way, and in finding the optimal solution to problems for all parties involved. She is author of “How to Live Forever, A Guide to Writing the Final Chapter of Your Life Story”. She is a speaker and trainer on conflict management, transitions and difficult decisions including end of life issues. She is the proud “Momma” of 5 young adults and grandmother of 4 adorable littles.

Areas Of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Bullying
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Community
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Health Care
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Civil
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Police
  • Prenuptial
  • Restorative (Criminal)
  • School/Education
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workplace

Additional Services

  • Collaborative Professional
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Staff Developer
  • Strategic Planning

Professional Associations

  • ABA DR - ABA Section of DR
  • ACR - Assoc. for Conflict Resolution
  • NAFCM - Nat. Assoc. for Commun. Mediation
  • MBB - Mediators Beyond Borders
  • APFM - Acad. of Professional Family Mediators

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