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Stephanie Leffler
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator

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40505 Baptist Church Drive


Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Conflict arises in many forms and is a cause for painful and emotionally charged responses. With over 20 years of executive-level human resources, conflict management, and facilitation, Stephanie is adept at facilitation and views conflict as an opportunity for solutions. Stephanie will assist you to reach a reasonable outcome. She will facilitate workplace conflict, collective bargaining agreements, parenting plans, and community disputes in a cost-effective manner. She will assist your legal team with investigations and preparation of materials which will save legal fees. Stephanie's extensive background with on the job dispute resolution, employee relations, and collective bargaining experience makes her uniquely qualified for employment-related conflict. She has over 20 years of experience with executive coaching and mediation.

Stephanie is proud to be a business that is 100% owned by women. She offers true real life-work balance that is so important to employees. Her subcontractors are also 100% owned by women.

Professional Background

Stephanie began her career in wood products in the 1980's working her way up to coordinate and manage teams in male-dominated industries. She has experience in manufacturing, retail, wholesale, restaurant, public, and non-profit industries. Her areas of expertise include facilitating organizational change, conflict resolution, executive coaching, and risk management. For the last 20 years, she has been at an HR Generalist serving at management and executive levels. In 2017, she founded GourmetHR Small Business Consulting, LLC. to assist small businesses with complex human resources, legal compliance, and risk management.

Stephanie has volunteered as a mediator with Neighbor2Neighbor mediation since 2013. She particularly enjoys working with parent/teen and juvenile offender cases. She also volunteers at Safe Haven Humane Society.


Stephanie has many years of dispute resolution as a Human Resources Director and Small Business owner. Stephanie has been responsible for workplace investigations including harassment allegations, theft investigations, employee relations dispute resolution, and Executive management coaching/dispute resolution.


Stephanie holds degrees in criminal justice, management, human resources, and is a senior certified human resource professional through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM). She is also a certified mediator.


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
August 2020        Manufactured Home & Marine Training
July 2020    Colin Rule, Clare Fowler and Jim Melamed    Online Mediation Training - 20 hrs.
05/13/2020    Randy Lowry and Peter Robinson    Mediating Divorce Agreement - 15 hrs.
04/13/2020    Randy Lowry and Peter Robinson    Strategic Negotiation Training - 5 hrs.
02/23-24/2019    Kevin Grant    Parent/Teen Mediation Training - 16 hrs.
01/12-13/2014    Kevin Grant    Basic Mediation - 40 hrs.


Impartial, objective, resourceful and calming.


$150 per hour billed by the minute. Multiple meetings will receive a negotiated discount to fit your budget.

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents (4 mediated)
  • ADA (8 mediated)
  • Bullying (37 mediated)
  • Business (11 mediated)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination) (26 mediated)
  • Community (3 mediated)
  • Criminal (17 mediated)
  • EEOC (31 mediated)
  • Employment (73 mediated)
  • Labor - Management (27 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant (2 mediated)
  • Organizational (12 mediated)
  • Parent-Teen (8 mediated)
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Small Claims
  • Workplace (9 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Systems Designer
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Staff Developer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Online Mediator


Kevin Grant Jackson Street Youth Services Beth Shook Linn County Juvenile Dept. Heather Wright Neighbor 2 Neighbor Mediation Elizabeth Hering Allann Bros. Coffee Roasters DBA Allan's

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.