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Nonfiction Book Award Status: GOLD


In DIY Conflict Resolution, Nance L. Schick, Esq. draws from her proprietary conflict resolution process to construct a step-by-step guide for approaching conflict with compassion, humility, and introspection.

Often, past hurts can negatively influence how we deal with others at home and in the workplace. In fostering healthy relationships, it is essential to understand our own experiences with conflict and how those experiences influence our default personality styles.

In her groundbreaking manual, Schick guides readers through seven choices that will help them explore their emotional responses to conflict and provides tools to engage with others in a context of courage and empathy.

Become a compassionate listener by following Schick’s simple mediation techniques that highlight a succinct definition of the conflict, the individual interests of everyone involved, and a future that’s possible through specific, measurable actions.

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Author Bio

Nance L. Schick, Esq. is an employment attorney, ethno-religious mediator, conflict resolution coach, and diversity trainer based in New York City.

She first wrote DIY Conflict Resolution while recovering from a violent assault, which left her with multiple injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder. A survivor and passionate advocate for conflict resolution, she speaks regularly to victimology and criminal justice students about the possibilities of restorative justice and other alternative dispute resolutions.

Schick is a lifelong learner committed to research and activism, as well as physical and mental health, and she recently volunteered for two years as the International Center for Ethno- Religious Mediation’s main representative to the United Nations.

She lives between Manhattan and Brooklyn, spending time with her long-term partner, Peter, swimming, hiking, practicing yoga, and writing comedy music to conquer life’s challenges.


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