In today's episode I speak to Louisa Whitney about her role as a family mediator supporting people who are in the process of separating to communicate. We talk about the role of mediation for people, life as an unexpected entrepreneur and how she has grown her business and social media to meet her aim of making a difference in the world.
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Louisa Whitney founded LKW Family Mediation in 2013. After working as a family lawyer for 11 years, Louisa shifted her focus to family mediation. Louisa found that her expertise in communications, understanding separating couples’ needs, as well as her ability to empathise were better suited to this approach to separation.
Now, as a family mediator, she is better equipped to give her clients the tools they need to avoid escalating situations and to make the process run more amicably. She helps them to minimise the effects of their separation on their families, and on themselves.
Louisa’s approach to mediation is tailored to the couples themselves. What makes Louisa unique is her connection to spirituality. Being a Reiki and yoga practitioner in her personal life has helped Louisa to be more in-tuned with her clients’ needs during mediation.
She brings patience and a certain calm to a space that fosters constructive and practical conversations, this is very beneficial when the couple can be feeling overwhelmed by fear and anger.