Professional Details

Stephanie L. Leffler
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Lebanon, OR 97355

Description of Practice

This Mediator is Certified
Conflict arises in many ways and increases stress, contributes to health issues and reduces quality of life. With over 20 years of project management, facilitation, conflict management, negotiation and contract experience, Stephanie helps others reach creative and concrete resolutions. She views conflict as opportunity to move forward in a safe and meaningful way. Stephanie leverages uses technology to save time and money. For Individuals –She finds satisfaction when families and individuals find peace. Services cover a variety of areas including parenting plans (creation and modification), friend and family relations/ related to varying viewpoints, political preferences, gender, EDI, estate asset division, parent/teen and family/elder areas. If you have a personal dispute, we are here for you. For Employers - Stephanie will assist you and your employees to reach a reasonable & mutually agreeable outcome. She will facilitate workplace conflict, negotiate contracts, settle collective bargaining disputes, recruit new employees, develop policy and protocol, coach executives, supervisors, co-workers, investigate till shortages, theft and harassment/bullying allegations in a cost-effective manner. She can assist your company or legal team with investigations and preparation of materials. Stephanie's extensive background with facilitation, change management, dispute resolution, employee relations, human resources and collective bargaining makes her uniquely qualified for mitigating employment-related conflict. Stephanie is proud to be a woman owned small business.

Professional Background

Stephanie began her career in wood products in the 1980's working her way up to coordinate and manage teams in male-dominated industries. She has experience in manufacturing, retail, wholesale, restaurant, public, and non-profit industries. Her areas of expertise include facilitating organizational change, contract mediation, personal disputes, fact finding, investigations, collective bargaining, conflict resolution, executive coaching, and more. She has decades of experience with training and resolving conflict. She is the founder of and GourmetHR Small Business Consulting to assist small businesses with complex human resources, legal compliance, and risk management.

Stephanie has volunteered as a mediator with Neighbor2Neighbor mediation since 2013. She particularly enjoys working with parent/teen, neighbor disputes and juvenile offender cases. She enjoys mentoring new and upcoming professionals in the fields of mediation and human resources.


Stephanie has many years of dispute resolution as a Human Resources Director and Small Business owner. Stephanie has been responsible for workplace investigations including harassment allegations, theft investigations, employee relations dispute resolution, and Executive management coaching/dispute resolution. Ask about my divorce or parenting plan special.


Stephanie holds degrees in criminal justice, management, human resources, and is a certified online mediator. In addition, she is a senior certified human resource professional through the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) and the Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM).


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
August 2020    N2N Mediation    Manufactured Home & Marine Training
July 2020    Colin Rule, Clare Fowler and Jim Melamed    Online Mediation Training - 20 hrs.
05/13/2020    Randy Lowry and Peter Robinson    Mediating Divorce Agreement - 15 hrs.
04/13/2020    Randy Lowry and Peter Robinson    Strategic Negotiation Training - 5 hrs.
02/23-24/2019    Kevin Grant    Parent/Teen Mediation Training - 16 hrs.
01/12-13/2014    Kevin Grant    Basic Mediation - 40 hrs.
Ongoing    Miscellaneous    Numerous professional development courses/conferences
03/03/2022    Neighbor To Neighbor Mediation    Oregon Foreclosure Avoidance Program Facilitator Training


Conflict is part of live and can result in growth and learning. I meet people where they are at and approach people with compassion, humility and optimism. I change my communication methods based on each individual style and demographic. Let's get connected.


Family and/or divorce: $210 per hour. Business - Disputes/partner dissolution $250 per hour. Multiple meetings will receive a negotiated discount to fit your budget.

Other Information

I look forward to assisting you.

Areas of Practice

  • Accidents
  • ADA
  • Adoption
  • Adult Family
  • Animal
  • Automotive
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Bullying
  • Business
  • Cannabis
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Civil Union Dissolution
  • Commercial
  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Criminal
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Education
  • EEOC
  • Elder
  • Eminent Domain
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estate Planning
  • Evictions
  • Family
  • Foreclosure
  • Franchise
  • General
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • HOA
  • Hospitality
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International
  • Jewelry
  • Labor - Management
  • Land Use
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Marital Mediation
  • Maritime
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Natural Resources
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Nursing Home
  • Online Civil
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Partnership
  • Personal Injury
  • Pet Mediation
  • Police
  • Postal Service
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Public Policy
  • Real Estate
  • Restorative (Criminal)
  • Restorative (Juvenile)
  • School/Education
  • Securities
  • Sexual Harrassment
  • Small Claims
  • Social Security
  • Special Education
  • Sports
  • Tax
  • Technology
  • Trademark
  • Transportation
  • Trust Management
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workers Comp
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Systems Designer
  • Staff Developer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Fact-Finder
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator


Kevin Grant Jackson Street Youth Services Beth Shook Linn County Juvenile Dept. Heather Wright Neighbor 2 Neighbor Mediation Elizabeth Hering Allan's Coffee Brian Eagan colleague

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.