Separation and Divorce Mediator at our Vancouver Office
After over 25 years’ experience operating several successful businesses and then subsequently living through her own personal divorce, when she first encountered Fairway Divorce Solutions, Lesley recognized the benefits of the Fairway Process immediately.
Combining her accumulated life lessons and educational background as a business owner, conflict coach and trainer, and divorce mediator, Lesley became a franchise owner. She is a certified mediator through the Justice Institute of BC and a strong advocate for resolving conflict well. She holds an M.A. in Conflict Analysis and Management and combines this academic knowledge with her practical mediation, coaching and training background to bring a comprehensive approach in helping people move through one of life’s biggest challenges, separation and divorce.
Lesley is passionate about family and divorce mediation, and brings all her expertise to each unique situation, working hard to change the way divorce happens in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland. One of the biggest challenges she sees in the current divorce service is a lack of identifiable process and a focus on silo thinking, rather than emphasizing the larger life picture. Following the step-by-step Fairway, process guarantees a high-quality product that identifies client’s needs and ensures their priorities are met.
Fairway is genuinely the compassionate alternative to the traditional divorce. I enjoy being able to empower people to make informed decisions. These decisions lead to greater control of their future. Knowing that I am helping to ensure that children are protected and that assets are preserved makes my work very fulfilling.
Lesley firmly believes that while divorce may be a part of your life, it doesn’t need to be your whole life. Lesley knows firsthand the trauma, fear and guilt associated with divorce even today; she also knows there is a better way, a “Fairway” for everyone involved.
Lesley Shebib works out of the Vancouver/Lower Mainland location, an independently owned Fairway Divorce Solutions franchise. She coaches and trains in the field of conflict resolution and communicating in conflict, as well as doing divorce differently through the Fairway process.
Qualified Mediator Designation
ADR Institute of Canada
Family Mediation Program
Justice Institute of BC, Centre for Leadership and Conflict Resolution
Victim Services Training
Ridge Meadows RCMP
Aboriginal Perceptions Training
Correction Services Canada
Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management
Royal Roads University
2012 Certificate in Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans
RCMP Community Justice Forum Facilitator Trainer
Community Justice Initiatives - Clearing the Lens: Integrating Neuroscience and Mediation
Certificate in Conflict Resolution: Specialization in Mediation/Third Party Intervention
Justice Institute of BC, Centre for Conflict Resolution
Community Justice Initiatives - Inviting Dialogue, Restorative Justice & Victim Offender Mediation Training
Lesley has worked in the field of conflict resolution for many years. She, along with her life partner Michael Shebib, co-own and lead mediations for their Fairway Divorce Solutions franchise office in the Vancouver/Lower Mainland area. She continues to coach, train and support people in resolving conflict well, including many of her Fairway clients.
Previous to joining the Fairway team, Lesley worked with families and youth mediating interpersonal conflicts, as well as working with clients at the Downtown Community Court in Vancouver. She has also spent time in the field of restorative justice, leading victim/offender mediations to assist in the reparation of community harms.
As well, Lesley has run a successful proprietorship for over 25 years, along with several personally held corporations. She has an extensive working knowledge of business financials and balance sheets, as well as a vast network of professionals to liaise with for more difficult cases.
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