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Because mediation is confidential and both coaching and mediation often tackle sensitive and personal information, names have been omitted from these testimonials. All are from real people with real conflicts. Just like you.
Divorce and Custody Mediation
“Ellen worked with both of us in a very objective, non-partisan way. She really helped facilitate fairness and balance in our process. She made me feel as if everything that I needed to get on the table was being heard and considered. She was very organized and sent us frequent updates/summaries of our progress, especially with our custody schedule. She really took a deep look at the balance of it: ensuring that we both felt 100% that the agreement represented both of our needs and wants. She was available for questions and phone consults which was very helpful and reassuring.
I would recommend both Ellen and mediation in heartbeat to anyone who wants to go through this process in a much more sane and peaceful manner. I think in the end we all benefited greatly, especially our son, who was probably the primary beneficiary of Ellen’s excellent work.”
I very much appreciated your, time,
expertise and caring at our mediation. You very capably handled a delicate situation with professionalism and ease. I see why you have chosen this as your life’s work. Please know that I learned a lot this morning and you most assuredly made a positive difference in my life!
Couples & Custody Mediation
“My ex-partner and I worked with Ellen to create a contract that would enable us to separate our lives with raising two children and owning a home together in a fair way. Ellen worked miracles in bringing clarity and organization into what seemed at the time a hopeless mess. I was very impressed with how Ellen was able to hear and validate both parties and yet remain impartial to taking sides. The contract that we created together gave us a foundation and base to work from. We still refer to it today as a helpful reminder for us when we veer back into our unhealthy patterns of dealing with each other. I highly recommend working with Ellen in any areas in your life that are in need of conflict resolution. She is an extremely intelligent, responsible, caring and talented individual!”
“Ellen Morfei is a caring, intuitive, and generous conflict resolution specialist. She worked with me during a time when I had several difficult conversations that I had to have with friends and neighbors. Her worksheets and insights into my conflict resolution style were very helpful in broadening my awareness of the larger situation I was in, and she offered practical advice on how I can shift my style to create more satisfying outcomes when faced with conflicts.
I was also embarking on a new venture and had to prepare for facilitating and leading meeting discussions, and felt my listening skills and ability to remain neutral during these meetings needed support and insight from a professional.
Ellen’s assistance underscored the leadership knowledge I already had while offering additional advice about the need to set manageable goals and boundaries within the meeting structure. Ellen’s ability to pin point an issue is acute, and her empathy is vast.”
“Ellen has assisted me with two separate conflicts, both of which required her exceptional coaching and mediation skills. First, Ellen assisted me in putting together a proposal for an insurance claim, which thanks to her guidance and support, proved successful in settling a very contentious situation. She also assisted me in negotiating a very complicated employment agreement. In both cases, Ellen was extremely organized and insightful. She was able to quickly hone in on the essential components, and was also able to help me separate the facts and the necessary information from the emotional content. Her approach is both logical and compassionate. She is extremely pragmatic, wise and intuitive. I would highly recommend Ellen for support on any coaching or mediation endeavor.”
Mediation & Mentoring
“I had the good fortune to mediate as an apprentice with Ellen during several custody and small business mediations. I was truly amazed by her mediation skills. While letting the clients feel comfortable and be taken seriously, she keeps the lead in the process. She asks the right questions at the right time and makes the right summaries — ultimately to let the clients reach their own agreement. Working with her shows she is smart without showing it off.”
Organizational Mediation and Facilitation
“The day that Ellen began her participation with [us] was our organization’s lucky day. Over and over again, in meetings and group facilitation, Ellen displayed her uncanny ability to maneuver people through landmines of conflict, keep meetings on track, help find a compassionate angle from which to view dissenting opinions, and lead focused group meetings with strict agendas and goals. Her talents are boundless in this area, and she is always even-tempered and able to step outside of emotional attachment to help everyone move forward. I would recommend Ellen without reservation to any of my friends needing to mediate conflict, whether it be in a couple setting, within families, or in groups.”
“After two months of a challenging internal struggle in relation to my boss (an attorney), I sought Ellen’s expert guidance with the hopes of resolving my issues. As I explained to Ellen, the conflicts were impacting me both personally and professionally. Although my issues were not evident to my boss or co-workers, internalizing them was taking a physical toll on me. Ellen listened patiently while I described various scenarios and interactions with my boss. With this information, Ellen identified the conflict for me, assisted in guiding me in not only resolving the dilemma internally, but presented several solutions to address my conflict.
Ellen’s expertise was a great help in pinpointing my true conflict and resolving it with strength and confidence. The added benefit of role playing encouraged me to take what I learned from Ellen and put it into action. She is a master at resolving conflict!”
Facilitation and Conflict Coaching
“I had the good fortune of working with Ellen firsthand in tackling an enterprise-wide project that included a diverse group of stakeholders all competing for limited resources and their own divergent and often conflicting agendas. Ellen’s extraordinary coaching and mediation skills meant that she was able to strategize and build consensus so that the project could be successfully completed. Ellen has that unique approach that allows her to successfully manage seemingly insurmountable conflict situations.”