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Work gets done while people get along. Crisis averted.





Fix Our Conflict

When the relationship between leaders sours, your entire organization suffers. Perhaps you hoped they’d work it out themselves or you tried a sit down chat on your own. But they still struggle to communicate and work together. Their issues effect important people around them and threaten key outcomes. Read More


Training and Skill Development

If your organization is like most, managers spend much of their time dealing with staff personality conflicts and many employees inevitably bump up against coworkers. Perhaps it’s time to consider training to improve skills and abilities to overcome these inevitable interpersonal tensions. Read More

OMA 2016 Award

Award of Excellence

The Oregon Mediation Association unanimously presented its 2016 Award of Excellence, in the private practitioner category, to Chris Sheesley. This award for outstanding service “recognizes individuals or organizations who have demonstrated exemplary service to the field of mediation and to OMA.”


You know how difficult and disruptive conflict can be at work. Often what begins with a little tension between two people soon becomes everyone’s problem. It gets complicated and messes up productivity, morale… you name it. Otherwise good employees become derailed. Despite your best intentions and efforts the situation may be escalating out of control.

We’ve Gotta Talk


“I can’t tell you how much regard I have for him…he is very skilled!”
Judy Clark, CEO, HR Answers

“Chris has helped us get to a sense of collaboration and team work that we have spent 10 years aspiring toward and not achieving. I appreciate his efforts and finesse, and expect that we will want to use his services again.”
Dr. Tony Gay, M.D., Columbia Gorge Family Medicine

“Chris, you were a life-giver and saver! Thank you so much. Our relationships are VASTLY improved, and although the tension created by our work and structure remains, we handle it much more kindly and gently, and with much improved communication. It is nice to know you can be there if and when we need you again! Thank you so much!”
Susan Stoltenberg, Executive Director, Impact Northwest

“You helped Workers’ Compensation Division tremendously in figuring out how to go about the work of reviewing what we do, how we do it and how we could improve our effectiveness. You did this with great patience and humor. Feedback from our staff and managers was consistently very positive about their work with you. You demonstrated yourself to be a very skilled facilitator in a number of different settings. You also provided the executive management team with greater insight into how the process was working. You were straightforward and timely with providing feedback from review participants, which helped us to identify potential issues needing to be addressed. I’m very impressed with your work, Chris.”
John Shilts, Administrator (ret), Workers’ Compensation Division