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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.
Conflict resolution expert Damali Peterman dishes out helpful tips for strengthening your relationship in 2022.
If you just got engaged, your first instinct might be to open Google and type “how to plan a wedding.” We don’t blame you—planning your nuptials is certainly a big deal, and it’s unlike any other party you’re hosted before. When you’re not sure where to start planning a wedding, narrowing down the first steps can feel downright overwhelming… but that’s where we come in. As your go-to wedding planning resource, our website and app have all the tools you need to bring your dream day to life. The best part? It’s all free, too.
What can go wrong when you are planning happily ever after with the partner of your dreams? While some parental conflict may be inevitable, there are many strategies that you can employ to minimize disputes. Damali Peterman, Conflict Resolution Expert and Founder of Breakthrough ADR, is sharing 5 things that every couple planning a wedding should keep in mind when navigating parental conflict over wedding planning.
Whether you’ll be returning to the office soon or you’ve already been back for a while, this thought might have crossed your mind: you forgot how to deal with coworkers. There’s a lot of office etiquette that’s like a second language, and like with any second language, if you don’t practice it for a while, you start to forget it. To get a refresher on some of the workplace conflict one might face when returning to the office and how to handle it, MADAMENOIRE spoke with conflict resolution expert Damali Peterman of Breakthrough ADR.
Do you ever feel like seeing the future would help you solve your problems? Mediation Week 2021 will show how mediation has the power to do just that. Whether you are a seasoned mediator looking for field-specific tips or new to the field and want to learn more, this lively week of programming will help you map out even clearer paths to resolution. Join this interactive and engaging program to learn how to address this kind of conflict remotely using the 4 Cs – commitment, communication, conflict resolution, and camaraderie.
Spelman and Howard University graduate Damali Peterman was thriving in her position as attorney and mediator, but she recognized a societal shift and brewing conflict and took action. Now her company, Breakthrough ADR, leads the conflict resolution industry, sought after by Fortune 100 brands, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
Have you ever responded to a call to action on social media such as #BlackLivesMatter or #ICantBreath? Well, that move possibly comes with a cost, especially for black and brown people. The concept of shadow banning is coming to the forefront. Joining live in White Plains, NY is Conflict Resolution Expert and Founder of BreakthroughADR – Damali Peterman.
Damali Peterman, conflict resolution expert and CEO of Breakthrough ADR, joined us live to share her tips on how to handle social media fights.
Women entrepreneurs have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. According to a report by the US Chamber of Commerce, compared to men, they’ve been less likely to rate their business as “healthy” and much less likely to have hired workers—or even entertain plans to hire workers in the immediate future.
With few exceptions, American businesses have struggled during the pandemic. Some have already shuttered their doors, while others are barely hanging on. And some groups, such as Black-owned businesses, have been particularly ravaged by COVID-19.