Conflict Resolution in Challenging Times – with Jane Gunn

Join us on the Business Elevation Show for an enlightening conversation with Jane Gunn, renowned as “The Barefoot Mediator.” A distinguished figure in conflict resolution, Jane brings her expertise as a trained mediator, facilitator, and the Past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Recognised in Who’s Who Mediation and the Legal 500 Hall of Fame, her insights offer invaluable guidance for managing conflict in challenging times.

Our discussion will delve into the intricacies of conflict resolution, particularly in periods of change, challenge, and crisis. Drawing upon her experiences from speaking at prestigious venues like the United Nations and The White House, and her work with a diverse range of organizations including Cable & Wireless, Capita, NHS, and McLaren Racing, Jane will share strategies that leaders and teams can employ to navigate and resolve conflicts effectively.

We will also explore insights from her popular books, including “How To Beat Bedlam In The Boardroom And Boredom In The Bedroom,” “The Authority Guide To Conflict Resolution,” and her latest work, “The Mole & The Mountain” (December 2023).

Listen in as we discuss how to turn conflict into collaboration and challenge into opportunity, ensuring resilience and growth in the face of adversity.

This episode will be airing live on 26th January 2024 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about guest Jane Gunn:

Jane Gunn, is an expert in the field of conflict resolution, a trained mediator and facilitator, known to her clients as “The Barefoot Mediator”. Listed as a Global Leader in Who’s Who Mediation and featured in Legal 500 Hall of Fame, she is the Past President of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and is a former director and board member of the Civil Mediation Council of England and Wales.

Author of 2 popular books “How To Beat Bedlam In The Boardroom And Boredom In The Bedroom” and “The Authority Guide To Conflict Resolution”, she has spoken at the United Nations, The White House and the European Commission.

Jane has worked with organisations large and small including Cable & Wireless, Capita, The NHS, BAA, Bacardi- Martini, McLaren Racing, The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, ACCA and many more.

Her most recent book ‘The Mole & The Mountain’ was released in December 2023.

This episode will be airing live on 26th January 2024 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about host Chris Cooper:

Chris Cooper is a leadership and business elevation strategist, speaker, broadcaster, and author, with a career spanning over three decades, where he’s made a significant mark both in the UK and globally. 

Chris has a rich history of collaborating with many organisations, from prominent international brands to dynamic start-ups. He’s renowned for his ability to develop top-tier leaders, cohesive teams, and business cultures buzzing with engagement.

Since 2011, Chris has hosted The Business Elevation Show on Voice America.  By 2019, his show earned the accolade of being the most accessed business programme on the platform.

Chris is co-author of “The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not)”, published by Perigee (Penguin Random House New York). He also lent his insights to the 2021 international bestseller “Play The Game”.

As a seasoned coach, consultant, facilitator, and speaker, Chris stands out for his engaging approach and profound wisdom. He founded the Elevation Collective, an international community bringing together extraordinary individuals for the greater good.

Based in Leicestershire, UK with his wife and two teenage sons, Chris loves the great outdoors, adventure and music. In 2019 he tackled Scotland’s most challenging one-day endurance event for charity.

Today he is supporting Siobhan’s Trust which provides meals and support to the people of Ukraine.

This episode will be airing live on 26th January 2024 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(GMT). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


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