Connie Fraser Mediation
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” C.S. Lewis. This quote from C. S. Lewis is at the core of what drives Connie. She believes that regardless of where you have been – the good, the bad, and the ugly there is always a path forward and the need to be heard and understood is fundamental to our well-being. Connie’s compassion, empathy, and ability to hear and process information draws on her 40+ years of experience both personally and professionally dealing with human relationships, interactions, trials, and conflict.
Connie believes that we can and should make decisions for ourselves once we have been presented relevant facts and explored potential solutions and options. That is what mediation is all about. It has always been her desire and drive to preserve with dignity and respect our dealings and connections with one another regardless of someone’s religious beliefs, political views, or life choices.
Becoming a mediator was a natural progression for Connie. She has held numerous leadership positions as a Customer Service Manager, HR Generalist, and a Corporate Trainer in the Rochester Community. She received her training as a professional mediator through the Mediation Center, the Center for Dispute Settlement, and the Rochester NY Collaborative Law Association. She has had hours of ongoing training relative to the field of mediation and has completed an Executive Certificate Program in Negotiation through the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business.
Connie is on the Board of Directors for the New York State Counsel of Divorce Mediators, responsible for Continuing Education, a member of the Collaborative Law Association of the Rochester Area, the International Association of Collaborative Professionals, the Rochester Association of Family Mediators, and Academy of Professional Family Mediators.
As a volunteer she has served in many capacities, as past president, and steward of a local chapter of a worldwide women’s organization, president of a children’s religious program responsible for teachers and students ages 18 months – 12 years; including teacher in-service workshops, music curriculum and the cub scouting program. She has been a co-director of a local girls’ camp, facilitator of an addiction recovery group and is currently working with a young woman’s youth group. Connie’s volunteer activities include mediating at the Center for Dispute Settlement, a non-profit organization in Rochester and Canandaigua.
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