You are in the right place…we are here to assist you in the resolution of your conflict, facilitate a difficult conversation, or to train you and your organization in the art of mediation and conflict management. Melissa has been working actively as a practitioner, advocate and trainer since 1992. Success Consulting & Mediation, Inc. was founded after Melissa became registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution and made the transition to full time practice and training as a Conflict Resolution Specialist.
The company and logo were created by Melissa’s Grandmother who always told her that “you grow where you are planted – like an ivy” (thus the logo). So know that this company is driven to provide a service that gives opportunities to resolve conflict and learn new ways of managing difficult situations.
Even a sheet of paper has two sides.
J. Paul Getty
My father said: you must never try to make all the money that’s in a deal. Let the other fellow make some money too, because if you have a reputation for always making all the money, you won’t have many deals.
Henry David Thoreau
Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?
Dr. Wayne Dyer
Conflict cannot survive without your participation.
...conflict is productive
One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears — by listening to them.
Rachel G. Scott
If we can limit the unproductive interactions, we will be able to better focus on productive ones.
When you’re at the edge of a cliff, sometimes progress is a step backwards
Shannon L. Alder
Sometimes, God doesn’t send you into a battle to win it; he sends you to end it
An ounce of mediation is worth a pound of arbitration and a ton of litigation!
Although the typical use for the welcome page would be to tell you all the wonderful things that we can do to assist you in resolving your conflict, or to provide you training – there is a larger message that needs to be addressed here.
We stand with you…
A statement from Conflict Engagement Practitioners of ACR June 2, 2020:
We are conflict engagement practitioners – mediators, conflict coaches, negotiators, facilitators, conveners, dialogue coaches and more. We assist individuals, organizations and communities to engage with and deal more effectively with conflict.
Our collective experience has taught us that where injustice is embedded in the system that is experiencing the conflict, we cannot help bring about a more peaceful environment without addressing the injustice.
We stand by out brothers and sisters suffering the injustice and pain of racism, whether it was malicious or unintentionally caused. We stand with all people of color who live in a world made dangerous by racism. Black Lives Matter!
We call for an unprecedented effort to address inequity in our systems of governance, economy, housing, employment, healthcare… We also recognize that without disruption, systems of oppression will not change. No Justice No Peace!
We fervently hope for peace on our streets, but peace, real peace, meaningful peace, just peace, will only come when the systems of oppression that perpetuate the lethal injustice that killed George Floyd, Eric Garner, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor and so many others are ended. We support those who disrupt the systems of injustice and we recognize that strategic disruption is necessary to achieve genuine change.
We will continue to stand with our brothers and sisters who are fighting for justice so that we can then all proudly hold the manner of More Justice, More Peace!