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Welcome to the Texas Conflict Coach ® radio program with host Pattie Porter and special guest hosts, Zena Zumeta and Stephen Kotev. Our program aims to help listener's from all over the world learn how to manage conflict constructively with tools, strategies, and resources regardless of whether the dispute is in your business,home, workplace, school, church community, family, or with neighbors. Tune in every Tuesday for a 30 minute program. Find our archived podcasts at www.texasconflictcoach.com

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Theater of Witness is a form of performance in which the true life stories of people whose voices haven't been heard in society are performed by the storytellers themselves as a way for audiences to bear witness to significant social issues. The theater productions are scripted from individual and group interviews as well as a variety of creative process techniques and consist of scripted text, music, movement, imagery and film projection. The productions are created with the performers who themselves have directly experienced the issues being explored. Theater of Witness invites audiences to put a face and heart to societal issues of suffering and to celebrate the power of the human spirit to grow and transform. Theater of Witness is a form of peace building and inspiration. Teya Sepinuck is the founder and director of the Theater of Witness model of performance that gives voice to those whose stories haven't been heard in society. Teya is the recipient of the Philadelphia Human Rights Award for Arts and Culture, a Local Hero Award from the Bank of America, and Cultural Arts Award from Women's Way and the Mayor's Commission on Women. She was just named the Chair of Theatrical Innovation by Holywell Trust. Her book, ‘Theatre of Witness – Finding the Medicine in Stories of Suffering, Transformation and Peace' was published in February 2013. Zena Zumeta, internationally known as both a mediator and trainer of mediators. She is president of the Mediation Training & Consultation Institute, Zena Zumeta Mediation Services, and The Collaborative Workplace in Michigan. Zena is a lawyer and a former president of the Academy of Family Mediators.
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In many situations we see our decisions as an ‘either/or' dilemma. Author and Ph.D. Bernie Mayer argues in his new book, The Conflict Paradox, Seven Dilemmas at the Core of Disputes, that the real challenge is to find a new path... more

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If you've been told not to take conflict personally, you only have half the story. Before you can do that, you have to take conflict more personally. In this program, Tammy Lenski, author of The Conflict Pivot: Turning Conflict into Peace of... more

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Everyday life is filled with interactions between superiors and subordinates.Whether you are up or down the food chain, you have to work with someone who has either more or less power than you.Join Columbia University... more

People of faith have an extra resource to guide them successfully through conflict, if they choose to take advantage of it. For Christians, applying biblical principles – love, forgiveness, the ?Golden Rule? – can turn a frustrating... more

Churches and their congregational members are not immune to conflict and the collateral damage that can be caused from unresolved "heart" issues which can grow into monsters. In this episode, Dale Pyne, CEO of Peacemaker Ministries... more

What happens when deep differences in theology, politics or identity turn into divisions in communities of faith? What initiates and fuels division? What conversations can build connection and care in the midst of profound... more

Churches are not immune to change and the conflict that comes with it. In this program, Joey Cope identifies the anxious people who will surface in times of controversy and will provide helpful strategies and techniques to bring... more

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