Often when people experience mediation or undergo some related training, they are inspired by the approach and start to think about becoming a mediator themselves. I knew when I started my neighbourhood mediation course (when most people thought I was talking about meditation) that this was something I wanted to do full-time. And it turned out to be a long road to build a practice in the field of civil, commercial, employment and workplace mediation.

As mediation is a relatively young profession, there are a number of issues to consider. For some, being a mediator and conflict resolution specialist will become a full-time job. For others, undergoing mediation training and understanding fully how mediation works ...

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