Carol Barkes holds an MBA in Negotiation & Conflict Management; a BBA in Global Leadership & Infuence; an AA in Fire Science; and is currently pursuing a PhD in Peak Performance Psychology with an emphasis in Neuroscience Conflict Resolution.
As an innovative conflict resolution expert in the ground-breaking science of neuro mediation, Carol’s passion is conflict resolution with optimally successful results. Her process includes coaching and educating individuals and business executives, HR departments, court systems and anyone stuck at an impasse. Simply put, she zeroes in on a pain point, facilitating the transformation of difficult situations with ease for clients who are unable to move forward. She offers steady, guided progression for conflict resolution relying on both her experience and extensive educational training in neruo mediation and conflict resolution.
She mediates hundreds of cases annually with an industry-leading 90%+ resolution rate.
Barkes is well-versed in the latest neuroscience techniques that create productive change in the most compassionate manner possible. She is an avid and experienced public speaker and published author.
Welcome to Before It Begins: Strategically Speaking with Carol Barkes. Carol is a neuroscience based conflict and communication consultant with decades of experience advising and consulting across industries. From becoming the city of San Francisco’s first female firefighter, to now teaching conflict resolution strategies at the United Nations, Carol has vast life experience dealing with stressful situations.
Gathering her best tools of the trade, Carol teaches us how to practically and pragmatically confront our issues head on, or better yet, avoid them altogether. Before it begins, let’s always remember. Slow down. Be Present. Check Your Biases.
To learn more about Carol or contact her directly, please visit her website at https://www.carolbarkes.com/ or at https://www.neuromediationgroup.com/
View her podcast on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/@carolbarkes997
In this episode of Before It Begins: Strategically Speaking with Carol Barkes, CPM we examine the common battle cry of both sexes…”he’s a narcissist” or “she’s bipolar!” These tropes are common in relationships and often the last resort of a losing argument. Today, Carol shows you a better way forward and how to effectively deal with people in your life who may be using these lines as a way to avoid dealing with the real problem.
Carol Barkes, CPM uses her neuroscience training and years of experience as a conflict and mediation consultant to guide use through the fundamentals of conflict mediation. Knowing how the brain works only deepens our understanding of ourselves and others; therefore, Carol’s integration of neuroscience topics backed by cited research makes her lessons even more useful.
0:00 – Intro From The Road.
1:30 – 3 Things to Know About Labels .
2:20 – The DSMV. Definitions by The Book.
4:30 – Labeling.
7:50 – Post-Covid and Poor Communication Skills.
9:00 – The 4 Horseman of a Relationship.
11:10 – The Problem, Not The Person.
13:25 – Victim and Villain Mentality.
15:10 – Carol’s Real Estate Negotiation.
16:35 – If They Put You in, Claim The Box.
19:05 – Flattery.
19:35 – Closing Remarks.
20:15 – How to get in touch with Carol Barkes, CPM.
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