Professional Details

Katherine Stoessel
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

Restorative Intent

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36 Kinderhook Street
Chatham, NY 12037
USA
518.567.8904

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Description of Practice

I specialize in Family and Workpace Mediation and Restorative Practices. As mediator, facilitator and coach for over 20 years, I work with families, teams and individuals to help resolve personal and professional conflicts, whether they be new and unexpected conflicts or long standing, simmering conflicts that feel intractable. As an restorative practioner for over 10 years, I am experienced in addressing harm and its ripple effect on extended families and communities. Since the ermergence this Spring of the COVID19 virus and the need for physical distancing to minimize risk I offer online mediations for interpersonal and team workplace disputes as well as family parenting and elder mediation.

Training and Facilitation
Family, Community and Workplace Mediation
Conflict Coaching/Executive Coaching
Restorative Justice Interventions (Victim-Offender)
Restorative Practices (Community Building, Problem Solving, Harm Reducing Circles)

Professional Background

For 20+ years I have worked as a family, community and workplace mediator and trainer, conflict coach and restorative practitioner in different cultural contexts in the US, Europe and West Africa. My mediation training started at Teachers College, Columbia University, continued at the Institute for Mediation and Conflict Resolution in the Bronx, at the Center for Mediation in Paris, France and at the School for International Training in Vermont. As a Mediator and Restorative Practitioner, I am particularly skilled at addressing the harm experience by unresolved conflict in families, schools, organizations and communities. My goal is to support people to find successful outcomes for the difficult situations they find themselves in and I am committed to working collaboratively with compassion and openness.

Experience

City and Guilds, London, UK, Level 4 Diploma in Restorative Practice Mediation Matters, NY: Working with Attorneys and SelfDetermination Conflict Coaching LLC
Custody and Visitation Mediation
Adverse Childhood Experience/ Trauma Training
BeAbove Leadership, Neuroscience and Coaching
Solutions Focused,Team Coaching
Coaches Training Institute, UK: Interactive Coaching London
School for International Training: Intercultural Conflict
Transformation and Peacebuilding Institute
International Centre for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, NYC: 2 Year Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution

Degrees

School of International Training: Intercultural Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding Institute International Centre for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution, Teachers College, Columbia University NYC: Year Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution
Teacher’s College, Columbia University, New York, NY: MA
New York University School of Education, New York, NY: BA

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
2019    Jody Miller    Working with Attorneys and Self-Determination: A Radical Approach
2019    Tricia Jones    Conflict Coaching - 21 hours
2000    School for International Training     Intercultural Transformation/Peacebuilding Institute - 3 weeks
1998    International Centre for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution    Graduate Program in Conflict Resolution, Mediation and Negotiation

Approach

I have always been passionate about human relations – the nature of how people live, work, and play together, communicate and coexist. Respect and integrity are central values in my practice. I encourage people to identify their core values, to seek understanding in the midst of difference, to strive for sustainable and lasting conflict resolution, and if appropriate, to repair and strengthen broken relationships.

Fees

Initial consultation: no cost Hourly rate: $150 Daily rate: $800 (up to 7 hours) Since the ermergence in Spring2020 of the COVID19 virus and the need for physical distancing to minimize risk I offer online mediations for interpersonal and team workplace disputes as well as family parenting plans and elder mediation. Fee for online mediation Initial consultation: no cost Hourly rate: $125 Daily rate: $650

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family (8 mediated)
  • Community
  • Cross Cultural (6 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting) (15 mediated)
  • Elder
  • Family (25 mediated)
  • Landlord - Tenant (13 mediated)
  • Neighbor to Neighbor (50 mediated)
  • Non Profits (7 mediated)
  • Parent-Teen (3 mediated)
  • Restorative (Criminal) (165 mediated)
  • Restorative (Juvenile) (10 mediated)
  • Sexual Harrassment (5 mediated)
  • Small Claims (8 mediated)
  • Victim - Offender (90 mediated)
  • Workplace (58 mediated)

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Ombud
  • Conflict Coach

References available upon request.

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