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Mediators Ocala FL

Mediators provide mediation services for disagreements concerning such issues as premarital agreements, financial disagreements, separation, divorce, parenting plans, wrongful termination, labor management, victim-offender mediation and more. See below for local businesses in Ocala that give access to qualified mediators and for more advice and content on facilitative mediation and evaluative mediation.

Jean A. Bice
(352) 732-2255
OAKHURST PROFESSIONAL PARK 1333 SE 25TH LOOP STE 101
OCALA, FL
Specialties
Arbitration, Lawsuits & Disputes, Mediation
Education
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law,University of Florida,University of Florida
State Licensing
Florida

Charlotte I. Hunter
(352) 622-7300
426 NW 2ND AVE
OCALA, FL
Specialties
Mediation, Divorce, Real Estate, Business
Education
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law,University of Florida,University of Florida
State Licensing
Florida

Kenneth Webb Lark
(727) 894-7000
Plaza Tower, Suite 1404, 111 Second Ave N.E.
Saint Petersburg, FL
Specialties
Mediation, Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Health Care, Car Accident
Education
The Florida State University College of Law,St Leo University,University of Vermont,University of Ve
State Licensing
Florida

Patrick St George Cousins
(561) 835-1727
330 CLEMATIS ST STE 218
WEST PALM BEACH, FL
Specialties
Entertainment, Lemon Law, Personal Injury, Mediation
Education
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law,College of William and Mary
State Licensing
Florida

Kathryn Evelyn Durnell
(407) 260-8984
1035 S Semoran Blvd Ste 1029
Winter Park, FL
Specialties
Foreclosure, Chapter 7, Immigration, Mediation
Education
Regent University School of Law
State Licensing
Florida

Erik John Rauba
(352) 840-0330
1805 Se 16th Ave Ste 203
Ocala, FL
Specialties
Elder Law, Litigation, Mediation
Education
Florida Coastal School Of Law
State Licensing
Florida

Stephen Dale Spivey
(352) 895-9152
3610 E Fort King St
Ocala, FL
Specialties
Class Action, Investment Fraud, Mediation
Education
Stetson University College of Law
State Licensing
Florida

Blane Gerard McCarthy
(904) 391-0091
1400 PRUDENTIAL DR STE 2
JACKSONVILLE, FL
Specialties
Personal Injury, Mediation
Education
Stetson University College of Law,Stetson University
State Licensing
Florida

Amy Rebecca Hawthorne
(239) 334-6313
Po Box 2827
Fort Myers, FL
Specialties
Family, Mediation
Education
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
State Licensing
Florida

Stewart Lawrence Jacobson
(352) 536-1568
Po Box 120007
Clermont, FL
 

Conflict: A New Perspective

by Julie Fuimano

I was recently asked to address the issue of conflict resolution at the hospital of one of our clients. In today's fast-paced and stressed-out society, conflict resolution is a critical issue. People don't always have the time or the tools to handle conflict.

The word ‘conflict' connotes something bad. People think of conflict and they think of two people in a heated argument. But as the workplace shapes itself to recognize and be more accepting of diversity and differing opinions and as companies write their diversity policies, why not change the way we view conflict and embrace it as something to be valued instead of dispelled?

Conflict Defined

Conflict is defined as a disagreement, a battle or to be at odds. In essence, conflict is a differing of opinions, point of views or ideas. Conflict occurs when two or more people see things from different perspectives, given their education, background, upbringing, knowledge of the issue, beliefs, time of day, mood, etc. Is this not the definition of diversity? Diversity is a variety, an assortment or a mixture. And accepting diversity means accepting that people have inherently different views on how they see the world and how to get things done.

The Source Of Conflict

So why then do people get so uptight and agitated when disagreements occur? There are two main reasons: one, when the idea is presented and then rejected, the person may take it as a personal attack. The second reason is that the person might be attached to it being done their way.

As a leader and a role model, recognize there is always another way to accomplish something, not just your way or the way it's always been done. Be open to receiving input from others, recognizing that their perspective offers you the opportunity to see the issue or problem in a way that you might not have considered. When you present your suggestions and opinions, detach yourself from whether your suggestion is implemented. While it may seem like the best choice from your vantage point, realize there may be many other factors that go into making the decision and that it's not about you as a person.

Acknowledge The Conflict

When faced with conflict, don't run from it; acknowledge it for what it is - diversity of thought. Ask each person to share his or her ideas. Compliment each of them on their innovative and unique perspectives. Praise each of those on your team so they understand how important their differing opinions are. By doing so, you are demonstrating leadership and showing respect for their diverse perspectives. Seek to understand where each person is coming from and help each of the participants understand the other's point of view. Once you understand the framework behind their perspective, you can help to dissolve the conflict and refocus their energies on finding solutions.

Focus On The Outcome

When its time to focus on selecting the most appropriate course of action, focus on ac...

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