Founder and Host
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 an accredited abrasive leader coach 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 Navy mediators and training teams in organizational conflict resolution programs.
Serving in numerous leadership positions, Pattie is the Immediate Past President for the Texas Association of Mediators (TAM). She also serves on the Advisory Board of Arbitration Resolution Services (ARS) in Florida which provides the every day person easy access to mediation through an online dispute resolution platform. She is also an Ambassador for Brav, an educational organization, leadership training and anti-bullying initiative operating world wide through the use of their online conflict resolution platforms, instant messaging and virtual games.