About

Welcome!  Here’s a bit about me, Ben Ziegler:

My work

I am a workplace collaboration and conflict management specialist. I provide consulting, mediation and training products and services.

As a consultant, I can help you:

  • Break down organizational silos
  • Convert good intentions into collective action
  • Keep your workplace relationships and meetings productive

Read more about how I can help you and your organization increase collaboration.

As a workplace conflict management professional, I can help you:

  • Develop advanced communications and conflict management competencies
  • Resolve a commercial business dispute; b2b or b2c
  • Manage destructive workplace behaviours; ones that are escalating tensions and creating a toxic environment

Read more conflict management credentials and how I can help you manage workplace conflict.

I also facilitate workshops and webinars on collaboration, conflict management, and virtual teamwork.

I value fairness, collaboration, conflict competency, systems thinking, place, relationships.

My core belief is that good things can happen when people come together, feel safe in the process, and have constructive conversations about things that are important to them.

The journey

I started off my professional life in the construction business, as a construction project manager and surveyor, in Alberta, in the late ’70’s. Shifting to the high tech sector in the mid-80’s, I worked as a business analyst and project manager with international consulting firms, Accenture and Sierra Systems, until becoming an independent consultant in 2001.

Taking my cue from some sticky workplace conflicts I unexpectedly found myself in, I immersed myself in a conflict resolution training program, through the Justice Institute of BC. It seemed my business analysis skills would come in handy, as a mediator! My mediation skills were also born out of earlier trials, where I learned the facts, of alternative viewpoints, the hard way – I grew up splitting my time between my divorced parents.

I began working part-time as a professional mediator in 2003, and today, continue to do both conflict management and consulting work.

In community role, I’m currently involved with and support a number of nonprofits; including my Neighbourhood Association, Family Caregivers of BC, Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, Toastmasters, and the Canadian Executive Service Organization.

On this site, you’ll find my blog; started in 2009. Since then I’ve posted 350 articles; mostly original in content; mostly on collaboration and conflict management. I’ve created resources that you can access and download, for free.

Work With Me

Call me for a free consultation; at 1-250-516-3936. Or, fill out the Contact form, and I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.

Thank you for your interest.

Ben