kregg nance

Kregg Nance

First of all, I am quite proud to have been with my wife for 20 years. Theories and books are one thing, but living in the real world involves sticking with the one you love for a long time and learning the best ways to work it out.

I started out as an elementary school teacher, which as many of you probably know, gives a person lots of on the job mediation skills. I have done other work including casting TV commercials and a print/web design business. I lived in Los Angeles for 27 years, Nashville for 10 years and many areas of the South as a child and finally now happily in Sarasota. I began to notice that conflict was evident in all jobs and places, so several years ago I decided to return to school and get a Master's Degree in Conflict Management from Lipscomb University. Through working with the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center and Sumner Mediation Services Victim Offender Reconciliation Programs, I mediated many couples who had gotten so far off track that they either get physical with each other or end up yelling to the point that the police are called. Judges would often send these couples to mediation to work out a plan that will keep them out of the courts. The mediation was the first time in years most of these couples had a chance to hear each other and work together to come up with a way to get their relationship back on track.

Having lived in many different places, which include living in very small towns in Arkansas to the big cities like Los Angeles and now Nashville and Sarasota, I believe that I have a unique understanding of people from all walks of life. I am completely comfortable with people from all over.

When I do mediations in person, my style can range from easy going to directive. I like to be an active participant in the process, only in the sense that I don't just carry messages back and forth. I will help you with feedback from my perspective and give ideas, but you will always control the outcome and the plan that is reached.

I am not an attorney. Many attorneys do mediation, but often they have come from an advocacy background. My training is to remain neutral and work toward the best outcome between the parties. I specialize in navigating the human factors of conflict more than the technical or legal areas.

Please take a look at my training and background and then contact me and we can discuss your situation and see if it is right for mediation and if I can help you.

 

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, Conflict Management
Lipscomb University
Nashville, Tennessee

Graduated with Honors
Alpha Chi National Honor Society

Professional Certificate in Conflict Management
Institute for Conflict Management
Nashville, Tennessee

Verified Certificate in Moralities of Everyday Life
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Through Coursera.com

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism
Oklahoma University
Norman, Oklahoma

Continuing Courses in Childhood Development
Santa Monica College
Santa Monica, California

 

CERTIFICATIONS

Tennessee Supreme Court Approved Rule 31 Family & Civil

Institute for Conflict Management Rule 31 Family Training

Henning Mediation Rule 31 Civil Training

Nashville Conflict Resolution Center

Rule 31 Specially Trained in Domestic Violence

Sumner Mediation Services

 

MEDIATION INTERNSHIPS

Papa & Roberts, PLLC
Divorce, Child Custody Law
Supervised by Benjamin Papa
Brentwood, TN

Waddey & Patterson, PC
Intellectual Property Law
Supervised by Jack Waddey
(Now with Waller Landsden Dortch Davis)
Nashville, TN

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

Arts & Business Council of Greater Nashville

Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts

Board Member (2013 - 2015), Nashville Conflict Resolution Center

 

FACILITATION WORK

America Speaks
I was one of over 4,000 facilitators, who were a part of AmericaSpeaks' national and international network of professional and dedicated volunteers who served at 21st Century Town MeetingsĀ® to facilitate dialogue between opposing points of view toward consensus building on issues of national significance.

Certifications

kregg nance master of arts lipscomb

yale certificate

tn supreme court rule 31 family

tn supreme court

alpha chi honor society

ncrc certificate

henning certificate

lipscomb certificate

sumner certificate

lipscomb civil to family crossover