Who is Trish Blake?
Remaining neutral does not mean remaining inert. On the contrary, it takes empathy and optimism to take action, build (or rebuild) trust and support parties as they work toward resolution. Over 25 years of education, business management and leadership skills—including posts at Xerox and community-building in inner city Rochester—have honed my key mediator skills: to listen exceptionally, grasp complexity, guide negotiation and encourage positive outcomes with success.
As an Ontario-accredited Family Dispute Resolution Professional, I’m currently a roster mediator with Toronto Family Mediation Services(mediate393). Previously with the Center for Dispute Settlement in Rochester and Canandaigua, I mediated cases of court-referred custody & visitation, small claims and community disputes. In my private Rochester practice I mediated divorce, family and business conflict.
I believe that people who agree to be in a mediation space should feel by the time it’s done that everything they came to say they’ve been able to say, and that my job in serving them is to ensure that each has been heard. My key mediator strengths: listen exceptionally, grasp complexity, guide negotiation and encourage positive outcomes with success.
- 2014 Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution (Carleton University, Ottawa, ON)
- Three hundred additional hours in conflict training in U.S. and Canada
- Business Administration & Commerce (University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB)
- Twenty-five years in marketing and personnel-related careers
Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario (FDRIO)
Toronto Family Mediation Services(mediate393)