New Hampshire and Vermont Mediation and Organizational Change Blog

Lead With Empathy

This is a great article from Fast Company about leading with empathy.  Does it work?  You bet.  And Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, is just one example.   Read more at: https://www.fastcompany.com/40457045/how-to-lead-with-empathy

Hess Gehris: Giving Back

Deborah Kane Rein has been elected Co-Chair for the Board of Directors of NH Legal Assistance and the Legal Advice and Referral Center. NHLA and LARC provide free civil legal services to low-income people in New Hampshire, offering all citizens
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Children’s Bill of Rights in Divorce

Below is an excerpt from Dr. Robert Emery’s website (//emeryondivorce.com/childrens_bill_of_rights_in_divorce.php) regarding a “Children’s Bill of Rights in Divorce”  It is a powerful reminder about keeping children’s rights in mind during difficult family transitions and decisions. The Children’s Bill of Rights
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What to Expect at a Hess Gehris Mediation

A mediation session is an opportunity for all sides to a dispute to work together to see if the case can be resolved.  Sometimes people come to a mediation before litigation has been started and sometimes a lawsuit has already
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Hess Gehris Transitions

Earlier this summer, the team at Hess Gehris Solutions celebrated our partner, Carol Hess, and the incredible contributions she has made to conflict resolution in New Hampshire and Vermont and beyond.  Carol’s keen insight, endless curiosity, and effervescent personality are
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Making a Difference in Local Government

Lauren facilitated a working session of the Selectboard in Norwich, Vermont as they developed guiding principles that describe themselves as “a model of well-functioning, cohesive small town government in which our thoughtful actions on complex issues and respectful treatment of
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A Tip for Transitioning a Child Between Homes

One way to ease your child’s transition between homes is to eliminate the suitcase or overnight bag. //www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/co-parents-please-dont-pack-your-childs-suitcase_us_58b2f026e4b0e5fdf6197385?utm_content=bufferf1bd2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Carol’s Corner: Checking Assumptions

This article in the New York Times is a great reminder about the importance of checking assumptions about the intent of other people’s actions.  Often when we assume the innocent explanation regarding the actions of others, we allow ourselves the
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