Michael Kaufman

Michael Kaufman Q.Med, M.S., ORSCC, PCC

Resolution Expert, Mediator

Address25 Young St East, Waterloo, ON N2J 2L4
Professional Experience

Michael Kaufman is a Resolution Expert and accredited mediator with the Waterloo Wellington Ontario office. He holds his Q.Med designation and is a member of the ADR Institute of Ontario. Mike has a passion for helping parents navigate the waters of separation to help them develop a clear, stable plan for the future. He draws on his personal experience of parenting and divorce to truly understand the dynamics and complexity of these relationships.

For the past 20 years, Mike has coached leaders and specializes in organizational conflict resolution and team effectiveness. Drawing on his expertise in human dynamics, coaching and conflict resolution, Mike is able to help couples navigate their separation in a peaceful way. Specializing in relationship coaching, he creates the space to allow people to talk about what is important, stretch beyond their current abilities, and create meaningful connections. His coaching style is people-focused, approachable, supportive, and future-focused.

A former leader in the technology field, Mike is very detail-focused and has vast knowledge in divorce finance. He assists his clients in exploring their options for asset division so they can make the best decisions going forward.

In addition to holding a Masters in IT Management from Brandeis University, he is a practitioner for GENOS Emotional Intelligence, a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), an Organization and Relationship Systems Certified Coach (ORSCC), a certified Agile Coach, and is trained in Dare to Lead™. He is a recognized expert in Neuro-linguistic Programming.

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Resolution Expert, Mediator

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Practice Areas

Divorce Mediation

  • Complex financial arrangements
  • Common Law Separations
  • High conflict divorce
  • Grey divorce
  • Divorcing with children
  • Same-sex relationships

Family Mediation

  • Parenting plans
  • Support review

Business Mediation

  • Partnership conflict
  • Workplace conflict

Updated: February 7, 2022

Michael is compassionate, caring, and a pleasure to work with. Having Michael as a coach who can pick up on your blind spots is a game-changer! As an excellent communicator, he has the ability to guide you through your inner world and uncover blocks in your narrative. He is very perceptive and can pick up on things you may not be able to see objectively yourself, then shift them.

Tara Guzzo, Business Mindset Coach at Resilience Reset CEO

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