Welcome back to IMA Member Spotlight, where we take a closer look at individual IMA members and why they became a mediator.
We are taking a closer look at Idaho Mediation Association President Terry W. Petty, CPM and owner of Moscow, Idaho-based Peace-Full Solutions RE, Inc., which provides mediation services and trains leaders in conflict management concepts and strategies. Terry has a Master of Arts in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding from California State University, Dominguez Hills. His professional experience as an ordained minister, real estate broker, and former president of the Grand Teton Mediation Association brings strength to his leadership of the IMA Board.
Here are a few questions IMA posed to Terry with his responses:
Q: When and why did you become a mediator?
A: I became a mediator in 2009 to develop and enhance my skills in peacebuilding and peace-making.
Q: When and why did you join the IMA?
A: In 2010, I joined the IMA to gain credibility by becoming a CPM, and to access continuing education opportunities.
Q: What types of mediation do you practice?
A: I specialize in religious organizations, real estate, estate, non-profit, workplace, divorce, and parenting plans.
Q: When you’re not working, how do you enjoy spending your time?
A: I enjoy umpiring high school baseball/softball for 23 seasons (and counting), riding my Harley-Davidson Ultra Electra-Glide, and sports like golf, hunting, and fishing.
Q: What is one tip or piece of advice you would like to share with other mediators?
A: I love conflict! Because I find great satisfaction when a conflict discovers a solution and tears of fear and anger transition to tears of relief and joy.
Q: Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
A: Together with the IMA board, I look forward to bringing increased value and visibility to professional mediators through increased credibility, continuing education, and influence to our communities.
Q: Please share with us one fun fact about yourself.
A: Our home has a name, The Dove: A place of peace.
Thank you, Terry, for participating in our IMA Member Spotlight!
For more about Terry, visit http://www.peace-full.com/About-Us.html
To learn more about becoming a certified professional mediator, click here.