Opening to the Possibilities

What do you see as possible?  

Watching the Olympics, I notice top athletes doing what they love and pushing themselves to be even better.  

Seeing Chloe Kim and Nathan Chen earn gold medals causes me to wonder about possibilities. At one time, it may not have been considered possible for a skater or snowboarder to perform at that level of technical difficulty. Yet, they do.  

Not only do they perform at a top level, but they push the envelope further. Did you see Kim attempt an even more difficult move in her final two runs after securing the gold? She sees possibility. She believes in what is possible.  

So often in conflict, focus goes to the beliefs about what is not possible. 

I hear employees and supervisors saying the “other” just will not listen, and a co-worker say their colleague does not share information. The “other” states they are not the issue. This also happens during mediations among couples and co-parents. 

Yet, who really takes the time to talk about what this looks like? What does it mean to listen or share? What ways could this happen that would be acceptable to everyone involved?  

Focusing on who is not doing what hinders creating ideas for resolution. Options exist beyond what you might consider possible.  

When working from a vision, you start to notice the possibilities. Considering what might be possible, it becomes more likely to create a resolution that meets everyone’s needs.  

What might be possible in conflict resolution? How much will you believe in it?

Sherry Ann Bruckner

Sherry Ann Bruckner

Most widely known as Lonzo's human, mediator, speaker, and author Sherry Ann Bruckner works with leaders and organizations to create peace, resolve conflict, and transform visions into results.

From her twenty-plus years' experience practicing civil and family law, and her own personal experiences with silence and violence, Sherry Ann understands how much inner peace impacts outer peace. A graduate of Hamline University's College of Liberal Arts and William Mitchell College of Law, she also studied conflict resolution at Rothberg International School in Jerusalem. Sherry serves as a neutral on matters ranging from bias and employment discrimination to marriage dissolution and caring for aging parents. A speaker and trainer on the global stage, Sherry gives you and your audience practical skills and the confidence to use embrace your personal power to create peace. Through helping thousands of people navigate their way through conflict, and finding her own way to inner peace, she shares the transformational power of clarity, compassion, curiosity, and cribbage.

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Sherry Ann Bruckner

Be gentle with you. Be gentle with all. Be the peace.