Meet John Curtis.
John Curtis’s experience, curiosity and advanced communication skills have established him as a thought leader and expert in Mediation, Negotiation and Conflict Coaching.
On this site, John explores the principles and practice of Mediation, Negotiation, and Conflict Coaching. Here, you will learn about these forms of conflict resolution and how they apply to your workplace, your conflicts, and your life, from one of Ontario’s leading experts.
- A Way of Being in the World – Theory, Strategy and Practice by John Curtis - August 12, 2013Theories and the strategies inspired by them for managing conflict are great starting points, but the real magic flows from attitude. My sister and brother-in-law recently wrote a book together. Its called: THE STOP – How The Fight For Good Food Transformed A Community And Inspired A Movement. (to learn more visit: http://www.cfccanada.ca/book)
- 4 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Conflict Coach by John Curtis - November 6, 2012There are different styles of conflict coaches and different styles of conflict coaching. When choosing a conflict coach, you have to be sure their style and approach melds with your needs. The thing about finding a conflict coach is that you cannot be sure it’s the right fit until you give someone a try. […]
- The Anchoring Effect: Is it Really the Best Method for Winning Every Argument? by John Curtis - March 12, 2015While the goal of mediation is to allow parties to resolve conflict and develop mutually beneficial solutions, it’s natural to seek an edge, an advantage that guides the conversation closer to one’s side of the issue. The anchoring effect is a powerful psychological truth that can be employed to this end. What is it, and […]