Conflict Coaching or Peace Coaching?

 Sometimes when we disagree with someone or need to confront a difficult conversation, we either shut down or speak aggressively. A transformational coach helps you clarify and fully consider the situation so that you may approach it confidently with clarity, compassion, and curiosity. Coaching helps you focus on your future result and create a plan to speak clearly and confidently. Whether you call it conflict coaching or peace coaching, a personal coach helps you move from a place of conflict to peace.

Why Coaching?

People invest a lot of time and emotional energy thinking about disagreements, turning them over in their mind, fretting over situations and not fully addressing them. People also spend money on habits and tools to avoid dealing with or masking the conflict. Peace coaching helps you speak your truth in a clear and compassionate way so that you can address issues and start living a life you wish for. You learn tools to not only address the immediate conflict but to address future issues as well. Compassionate communication tools help at home, work, organizations, and in the community.

Examples of Coaching Situations

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An employee's communication style frustrates co-workers as well as management, which often leaves you to pick up the pieces. How do you manage, and ideally resolve, the conflict?
Let a coach help!

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Family gatherings weigh on you, whether you  dread a political or religious discussion, or the same past conversation. What will you say to remain true to you, while respecting other opinions and ideas? 

Let a coach help!

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Someone offers to help with organizational project, although history suggests the person may not follow through. What do you say to clarify expectations, while showing gratitude for the offer?

Let a coach help!

Who Does Coaching Help?

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Spouses/Partners, children, In-laws, siblings, parents, or grandparents

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Business owners, human resource professionals, or employees.

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Members and leaders of charitable, philanthropic, or religious organizations

And anyone else involved in a dispute.

What Happens In Coaching?

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Clarify

What happens when you believe a person should say or do things differently? The thoughts of good or bad, right or wrong, should or should not generally precede a disagreement or conflict. 
A peace coach helps you bring clarity to your thoughts and actions about the moment. 

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Consider

How do you feel when your needs are met? What happens when your needs are not met?  Feelings of anger, frustration, or disappointment, usually signify an unmet need. A peace coach helps you consider the underlying needs and keep focus on  the result you wish to create. 

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Create

What determines how you show up in any given moment? Is it other people, circumstances, or situations? 
You decide who you are and how you show up regardless of anyone else's behavior. A peace coach helps create a plan to show up as your most confident, compassionate, and best self. 

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"I work with a coach, who teaches me tools to increase my physical strength.  This coaching helps me show up as a better version of myself. As a coach, I offer people the tools and confidence to approach challenging conversations with clarity, compassion, and curiosity. I love hearing from clients about the positive difference coaching makes in their personal and professional lives."

-Sherry Bruckner, Coach, Mediator, Peace Builder

“Sherry is compassionate, talented, and open minded. I highly recommend Bruckner Mediation.”

Katie T.

“Sherry was the first person I contacted when a conflict came up and I needed some insight before responding. As a service-oriented business, it is imperative the needs of my clients come first without detriment to the business. She has a unique way of helping one see from different perspectives, of wording responses so that others’ needs are heard and met and of keeping the conversation continuing until both parties felt an adequate resolution.”

Melissa O.

“Sherry gave me a chance to consider my own messaging and habits, which gave me the curiosity to discover new perspectives and insights. In finding peace within myself, I am also becoming a more understanding, compassionate, and loving partner in my relationships.” 

Jami G.

“Sherry has the unique ability to use both her intuition and her intellect when approaching any situation. This well-rounded ability makes for an approach to situations that is both practical and intuitive. She asks questions that lead to the solutions and uncovers practical ways of resolving them. Whomever she encounters will be working with the very best and I am grateful to have been one of them.” 

Muzamba S.

“Bruckner Mediation really helped us find peaceful resolutions by using communication tools and thoughtful compassion. Sherry has a great way of listening to understand and lovely words to guide us to our own new understanding.”

Dan and Jami G.