Professional Details

Elisabeth Seaman
Senior MediatorSenior MediatorSenior Mediator

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417 Calderon Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94041-2247
(650) 852-0492
Fax: (650) 852-0493


Description of Practice

Mediation, facilitation, coaching. Train in communication skills, conflict management. Clients in private, public, nonprofit orgs, academic institutions, families and individuals.

Professional Background

ADRA (Nancy Yeend): commercial, workplace, community,1984-1996; Bill Lincoln: Negotiation and Mediation, 1990; Mark Umbreit: Victim/Offender Mediation, 1988; Marshall Rosenberg: Nonviolent Communication,1998; U.S. Postal Service’s REDRESS program [EEO disputes] (Transformative Mediation), 1999; Managerial Mediation. Over 300 hours of private and community training programs.


Mediator since 1982 in the following settings: community; consumer; education; interpersonal and family issues, including eldermediation; multicultural; real estate; juvenile victim/offender; workplace; EEO (alleged discrimination).


University of California, Berkeley; Boston University B.S.


Facilitative or transformative or a combination, as appropriate. I am flexible and adapt the process to the parties, taking into account their expressed needs and desires, including cultural preferences.


My fees vary accoding to the situation, location and duration. Sliding scale to accommodate those with limited financial resources. Free thirty minute exploratory meeting with interested parties.

Other Information

Presented at international conferences in the U.S. and Mexico. Trained facilitators in Costa Rica. Member of ACR and ADRNC. On Superior Court Mediation rosters of San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, CA. Have served on Advisory Committee of Juvenile Victim/Offender Mediation Program of San Mateo County. Honored for contributions to the field of mediation by San Mateo County and the California State Legislature. Co-author of Conflict-The Unexpected Gift: Making the most of disputes in life and work.

VIDEO: Conflict - The Unexpected Gift by Jack Hamilton, Elisabeth Seaman

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Civil (general)
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Cross Cultural
  • Education
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Faith Based
  • General
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Facilitator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.


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