Michael Shebib

Divorce and Separation Mediator at our Vancouver Office

Michael Shebib

Michael Shebib

Franchise Owner · Arbitrator and Mediator
Q.Arb · CDFA · MA · PMP

mshebib@fairwaydivorce.com

Tel: 1-778-990-3247

Biography

Over the past 20 years Michael has dedicated himself to helping and supporting people through change and difficult transitions. He completed his M.A. in Conflict Analysis and Management from Royal Roads University in 2014 and has been applying the expertise he developed during this experience ever since. Michael is both a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst and a qualified arbitrator through the ADR Institute of Canada, which aids him in effectively achieving fair resolutions for his Fairway Clients.

Throughout his career, Michael has assisted several businesses in evolving and growing through various organizational challenges. He applies the skills and knowledge he has accumulated through these experiences to every Fairway case that his office handles. Michael is passionate about helping his clients achieve the best outcome possible given their unique circumstances, and about assisting them in achieving this in an amicable and expedient way.

Experience has taught Mike that change is both difficult and necessary for improving the quality of life for yourself and those around you. Change will happen either by you or to you, you get to choose which, but you rarely get to choose “if.” Improvement is much more likely if you choose the change.

Mike’s divorce was difficult to initiate and follow through with, but by using Fairway Divorce Solutions, he and his former spouse ended their marriage in a timely way and with minimal harm to each other and their children. This experience stands in stark contrast to others who have followed a more traditional, adversarial method.

Specialization

  • Qualified Arbitrator
  • Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
  • Change through formal and structured process
  • Creative problem solving

Mike Shebib co-owns and operates the Vancouver/Lower Mainland location, an independently owned Fairway Divorce Solutions franchise. He has trained in the field of conflict resolution and has extensive experience with change management and helping people through stressful situations.

Education And Training

2017
Certified Divorce Financial Analyst
Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts
Qualified Arbitrator Designation
ADR Institute of Canada
2016
Arbitration Certification
2012-2014
Master of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management
Royal Roads University
2012
Certificate in Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans
2007
PMP
1995-1997
Managing Multiple Projects & Deadlines; How to Think Outside the Box; Management Skills for New Supervisors; Coaching & Team Building Skills for Managers & Supervisors
SkillPath
1991
Certificate of Qualification for General Carpenter

Professional Experiences

In 2016, Mike and Lesley made the decision to purchase a Fairway Divorce Solutions franchise. Since then, they had co-owned and operated the business in Vancouver and the lower mainland.

Mike is a life long learner, and in 2014, while still working as a PM, he returned to school to get his Masters in Conflict Analysis and Management. Through this program, he not only studied conflict theory in its many forms, but he also acquired an abundance of practical mediation tools.

Mike has worked as a Professional Manager of Projects (PMP) and was a VP for Health Care Relocations since 1997, working the last half of his career from the British Columbia office. Health Care Relocations is a multinational company responsible for over 400 hospital transitions around the world. Mike’s leadership abilities helped create a culture of excellence within HCR that facilitated flawless implementation of the many projects he led.

Earlier Mike worked for five years as a manufacturing supervisor for a large packaging and shipping company, leaning on his education and experience with personnel management and his work as a residential contractor.

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