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.

Podcasts

Videos

How Your Brain Handles Conflict
How Your Brain Handles Conflict
In the first episode of Before It Begins: Strategically Speaking with Carol Barkes, we take an in depth look at how your brain handles conflict. Carol Barkes M.B.A., B.B.A., uses her neuroscience training and years of experience as a conflict and communication consultant to guide use through exactly what happens to us at the psychological and physiological level during a conflict. Using this knowledge, Carol guides us through her best practices to deal with conflict effectively, finding the wins hidden in the chaos. Carol also teaches us highly effective strategies to avoid conflict all together. Timecodes: 0:00 - Intro 0:06...
Listening to Really Hear
Listening to Really Hear
In this episode of Before It Begins: Strategically Speaking with Carol Barkes, we dive into the key aspects of the skill of listening. That's right, skill. Carol Barkes C.P.M, uses her neuroscience training and years of experience as a conflict and mediation consultant to guide use through the fundamentals of good listening. Listening well is not a talent people are born with. No. Carol details in this episode how to listen to really hear, especially in difficult conversations. Beyond the basics, Carol explains why listening well may just resolve your next conflict before it even happens. Chapters: 0:00 - Intro...
Speaking To Be Heard
Speaking To Be Heard
In our previous episode of Before It Begins: Strategically Speaking with Carol Barkes, we dove into the key aspects of the skill of listening. Today, we are flipping the coin to examine what makes for a good speaker. One who would like to be truly heard. Carol Barkes, CPM uses her neuroscience training and years of experience as a conflict and mediation consultant to guide use through the fundamentals of Speaking to Be Heard. Speaking well is not a talent people are born with. No. Carol details in this episode how to speak in a way where your listener doesn't...
He's Not A Narcissist and She's Not Bipolar
He's Not A Narcissist and She's Not Bipolar
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...