Margaret Nelson is a woman with a vision - to touch the lives of others who struggle with life challenges and provide tools and insights that will help group participants enjoy greater peace, happiness and personal empowerment.
Margaret brings to each Seminar, her own unique sense of humor and her firm belief that we are in charge of our lives – that we each make choices that create our successes (or failures), our attitudes, our relationships and, ultimately, our sense of joy. Her Seminars encourage mindful exploration of the impact of our choices – with awareness comes the capacity to chose to change.
Margaret has a Masters Degree in Conflict Analysis & Management (click here for a copy of her thesis) and is a member of the Shared Interdepartmental Mediator Network with the Canadian Federal Government. She is also is an experience Mediator and Conflict Resolution Trainer.
She has developed and taught courses on communications skills to all levels of staff including senior management.
She has facilitated numerous Stress and Change Management Seminars for the Canadian Federal Government as well as many multi-session Stress Skills Seminars for the public. She is an experienced Lay Counsellor with Pacific Centre Family Services Association and holds a Certificate in Counselling Support through Camosun College, Victoria, B.C. In addition, she has completed numerous courses in Conflict Management through the Justice Institute of Canada and has completed their Certificate Program in Negotiation. She has extensive training in emotional support and has co-facilitated many Bereavement Support Groups through the Victoria Hospice Society.
Margaret believes, that her most important training has come through her own life experiences, which have given her a depth of understanding and empathy to deal compassionately with suffering. Her capacity to provide insights and common sense solutions to everyday issues we all face is remarkable.
Her teaching style is interactive, enthusiastic, motivating and, best of all, it’s fun.