“I have had the pleasure of knowing Pattie since 2003, firstly, as a student and then, as a colleague and friend. Pattie’s generosity of spirit is present in everything she does – as a compassionate and engaging coach, as a talented and creative trainer, and as a thoughtful and caring friend.”
Cinnie Noble, President CINERGY® Coaching
Thank you for visiting our radio blog site, The Texas Conflict Coach®. Our program provides community education and tools to build self-awareness, skills and resources to manage conflict effectively in our everyday lives. Join me, my guest hosts and guest experts live every Tuesday for a 30 minute program.
Our program aims to “Coach you through conflict constructively” to
• Become more self-aware
• Build your conflict competency skills
• Learn to negotiate effectively
• Manage and cool your hot buttons
• Learn resources and tools for effective conflict management
You will hear about all kinds of situations and strategies to deal with those stressful conflict tensions that show up in our everyday lives whether it be at work, in our relationships with family or neighbors, in our communities and church, in your business partnerships, or just simply the conflict we deal within ourselves.
Pattie Porter, LCSW, AAP is the President of Conflict Connections®, Inc. in San Antonio, TX. Pattie has worked extensively in the dispute resolution field for nearly 20 years providing mediation, team facilitation, negotiation training, and conflict management and abrasive leader coaching services to executives, businesses, government agencies and higher education institutions.
Pattie is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and holds the Advanced Practitioner-Workplace Mediator (AAP) designation from the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), the Credentialed Distinguished Mediator from the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, and the CINERGY® certified advanced conflict coach and coach-mentor as recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is currently working on her accreditation from The Boss Whispering Institute® and is an adjunct faculty member in the graduate dispute resolution program at Southern Methodist University in Plano, Texas.
Pattie trains extensively throughout the U.S. on topics related to dispute resolution, with emphasis on cooperative problem-solving and conflict management coaching. She serves as a senior trainer as well as leads and mentors training teams in organizational conflict resolution programs. Finally, Pattie is the 2014 President-Elect for the Texas Association of Mediators (TAM).
In this inaugural radio program in April 2009, Pattie Porter connects with the audience by sharing her story of growing up in a high conflict family, and this led eventually to her work as a conflict management expert. Pattie sets the stage for future programs.
My Advisory Board Members are:
Cinnie Noble, CINERGY
along with Zena Zumeta and Stephen Kotev
My Special Guest Hosts are:
Zena Zumeta, internationally known as both a mediator and trainer of mediators. She is president of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute, Zena Zumeta Mediation Services, and The Collaborative Workplace in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Zena is a lawyer and a former president of the Academy of Family Mediators. She is the recipient of the the Michigan Lifetime Achievement in Mediation Award; the National Education Association/Saturn Corporation Award for Union-Management Collaboration; the John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award; and the Kumba Award from the National Conference on Minorities in ADR.
Stephen Kotev is a Washington D.C. based conflict resolution consultant offering mediation, negotiation, conflict analysis, facilitation, training and somatic education to private and government clients. He holds a Master of Science degree from George Mason University’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution and a black belt in the Japanese martial art of Aikido. He is a former employee of the Association for Conflict Resolution, the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, the Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution and Conflict Resolution and the D.C. Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency as an ADR Specialist.