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Conflict resolution expert Damali Peterman explains how companies, allies, and Black professionals themselves can break through racism at work.
I have always asked for consent before I hug people. That used to be kind of weird, but the pandemic changed the way we handle personal boundaries, and in this post-pandemic moment, it feels like we all need to learn to navigate consent for casual expressions of physical affection like hugging. Not everyone is accustomed to this, though, and it’s leading to some awkwardness. I want to talk to psychologists about how to ask for hugs or get consent to hug someone without making it weird.
After months of negotiations, it was announced in July that N. Damali Peterman, Esq. would be joining the prestigious JAMS panel as a mediator, arbitrator, and ombudsman. JAMS, the world’s largest private alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provider and its esteemed panel of more than 400 neutrals is positioned as the top firm in its category, handling an average of 18,000 cases annually.
After studying conflict resolution at the Middlebury Institute and launching a successful training, conflict resolution, and crisis management business, alumna Nykeesha Damali Peterman (née Davis) MAIPS ’02 recently became one of the youngest people ever invited to join JAMS, the global “gold standard” in the field of alternative dispute resolution.
Squabbles while traveling on planes, visiting loved ones, or walking through parks have increased as people grapple with how to keep up with the ever-changing new normal.
Damali Peterman, CEO and Founder of Breakthrough ADR, has 5 tips to help you keep the peace. Damali wants you to have your PLANS; that’s our acronym when you leave your home each day to avoid conflict.
No matter how peaceful you might be online a social media fight can be unavoidable. Living in the internet age has its good and bad sides. Much of the negativity affecting our digital screen takes the form of social media battles. Though Facebook arguments and Twitter wars may seem like a release, studies suggest otherwise.
Being honest does not require you to tell every detail or express all of your feelings. Rather, think about the truth that you want to share and highlight the key points. Write a high level overview of what you want to say and provide necessary context. See if there are common themes that you can combine into broad categories and then, use an “I feel” statement.
The beginning of the new year is the perfect time to try new things and have a fresh start. A fresh start is not just limited to adopting healthier eating habits, having new fitness goals, and vowing to deep clean your home. You can actually have a fresh start with people in your life, especially those who you have been sharing more space and time with than usual because of COVID.
2021 is your year to do something GREAT. GREAT is Breakthrough ADR’s acronym to help you have a fresh start to 2021 with the people in your bubble and avoid conflict at home amidst COVID.
This holiday is season may be different from years past given that it’s an election year, we are in the midst of a global pandemic and it is rare to see a smile because we are literally wearing masks everyday. So what do you if you plan to celebrate the holidays either in-person or virtually with your loved ones?
The election season seems more intense than prior elections for a variety of reasons. How do you protect your sanity while staying true to your values and being an empathetic listener? This balancing act is no easy task, but with a few pointers from Breakthrough ADR, you will survive this election season!
I am the Breakthrough Blogger. I provide the Breakthrough community with written reviews on our podcast episodes. In this review, Damali discusses your messages about “Therapist Way & Political Views” with Mental Health Therapist, Alison Trenk, who is also a licensed clinical social worker.
I am the Breakthrough Blogger. I provide the Breakthrough community with written reviews on our podcast episodes. In this review, Damali discusses your messages about “Dealing with Celebrities & Embracing Your Creative Side” with St Vincent-born Edris Nicholls, who got her start in the hair business as a teenager in New York, learning her first tricks of the trade in a Koch-era after-school program.
Chief Conflict Resolver, Damali Peterman shares with the Breakthrough family some tips on how to recognize when things are getting intense. See what she said >>
I am the Breakthrough Blogger. I provide the Breakthrough community with written reviews on our podcast episodes. In this review, Damali discusses your messages about “Starting Your Own Company & First Employee” with Helya Mohammadian, who is the CEO and Founder of Slick Chicks, an adaptive underwear line focused on empowering women.