This is my blog site where I write on a variety of topics including personal development, conflict management, marriage, family, workplace and more.
My mission is to help people move forward in life. I help people access their situation, identify obstacles preventing them from achieving their goals, and discover resources to help them move forward to ultimately finish well.
My goal is to provide content that can be put to use in your personal and public life. If you are working on knowing yourself, what you want to do with your life, and the legacy you will leave with others then this blog is for you!
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I have a Master’s Degree in Conflict Management with over 30 years’ experience working with non-profit organizations, churches and for-profit businesses. I have been in church leadership in roles of Elder, Ordained Pastor, Ministry Leader in areas of Marriage, Family, Connections and Small Groups. I have been a Tennessee Rule 31 qualified mediator and trained Life Coach.
I have been married to Rona Branson for over 28 years and have three children. We have been in marriage & family ministry for over 18 years, PREPARE/ENRICH Counselors for pre-marital & marriage counseling, Precepts Leaders and Qualified MBTI administrators.
I have come to relax a lot more in the changing seasons of life by realizing that life is a series of constant transitions. It is not static and constant, rather it is dynamic, changing, fresh, new-every-morning. That can be unsettling or invigorating, mostly depending on your attitude and preparation to anticipate what might happen next.
I enjoy conflict! Not the destructive kind of conflict but the friction, contact and pressure that keeps people growing and moving along in healthy ways.
Conflict (Con=with + flict=in the struggle of transformation) A literal translation of conflict is;“how we struggle through our transformations together“.
I enjoying working with people who need help getting unstuck to move forward. Whether its crisis intervention, education, coaching, training, and/or process design I can work with individuals or groups to make things better, even satisfying.
I am a listener, coach, facilitator, mediator, trainer, consultant. I can provide a safe, confidential place to be yourself;who you really are. I can be an encourager and a motivator. Sometimes you need just one of these; sometimes both at once! I am able to bring calm to a tense situation; put people at ease. I help people find a path to go down together; agreeably. I am trustworthy with confidential information. I have strict confidentiality rules for me and others I work with; not only to prevent gossip, but to establish and keep trust. Also, mediation conversations cannot be subpoenaed for court testimony. I am mobile, willing to come to you and your situation.
COACHING & CONSULTING
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