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Conversations to Cut the Conflict

HI, I am Lisanne Iriks and I am deeply passionate about people having the ability to resolve conflict powerfully and negotiate effectively in their lives.   I am so passionate about it because I see how much suffering it is causing people on a daily basis and I know that it  just does not have to be this way.  When people truly get how conflict impacts their life and put the work in to get effective at conflict resolution and negotiation,  they get to experience deep connections with other people, freedom, self-expression, love, and happiness!So what is it that I do? I am a conflict resolution specialist and have been a mediator and facilitator for over 12 years specialising in family mediation and workplace mediation.   I have taken thousands for people through the mediation process and I have had the honour to be a finalist for the  Australian Mediator of the year award for the last two years. I train, coach, and mentor people to become highly effective in conflict resolution and negotiation so they can create the relationships they want in their homes and their boardrooms. I am so excited to welcome you to CONVERSATIONS TO CUT THE CONFLICT! This podcast is designed to create actual change in people’s lives and the world. I am committed to bringing you the conversations, insight, and tools you need for you to switch on your inner conflict resolution and negotiation muscles and get you to a completely different level where you can resolve conflict powerfully and create the relationships you want in your life. Think about it...what would life be like if you would not be afraid of dealing with conflict and you would deal with it easily and quickly. It would change the game dramatically, wouldn't it?  Thank you for being here and being willing to have these conversations and switch on your inner conflict resolution muscle. The world needs people like you! It would mean so much to me if you could share an episode with the people in your life. I put so much into these conversations and I would like these conversations to reach as many people as possible! Please tag me on Instagram when you share an episode so I can reshare your story. It is so great to meet you, now let's get into these conversations…

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Ep 21 - Do you know how to make the best decisions for you?

 In this episode I interview Bethan Winn and she is a critical thinking facilitator. You might wonder what that actually is! Bethan will answer that question for you in this episode as I had the same question.Bethan is knowledgeable and has a great way of explaining concepts in an easy and entertaining manner. We not only talk about what a critical thinking facilitator is, but what critical thinking is.As human beings we often make decisions quite unconsciously and we are influenced by our environment and our circumstances. Bethan explains how our brain operates, and how we can actually make decisions that are good for us and not based on what other people think and not based on what our environment is telling us to do. This is a great episode to listen to if you are interested in finding out how to make better decisions in your life that works well for you!


25 May 2021

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Ep 20 - How perception causes conflict and how it can resolve conflict powerfully

In this episode, I'm talking about perception - a topic that's so close to my heart. I love it so much because every time I facilitate conflict resolution training, this is the topic that most of the participants tell me made the the biggest difference to them and often they email me how it changed their life in a positive way.That is the reason I wanted to share these concepts in my podcast, so you can benefit from it and make changes to your life.I will discuss how perception causes conflict and how it also can resolve conflict powerfully. When you get how perception works for all human beings you will experience more peace of mind and freedom. So listen to this podcast episode here so you can change your life!


12 May 2021

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Ep 19 - Wills and estate planning - how to care for your loved ones and prevent conflict when you're gone

In this episode, I am discussing such an important topic! It is a topic that we don't necessarily like to talk about, which is what will happen after we pass away. Nobody likes to think about this, but if you do not organise it well, it can create a lot of family conflict during an already difficult time.I'm interviewing Lucy Percy from Head and Heart Estate Planning. She helps people to create their wills and does their Estate Planning with them. We talk about how much conflict can occur after people pass away and Lucy gives tips and tricks on how to avoid this as much as possible.The conversation with Lucy reframed for me how I see wills and estate planning. Instead of dreading thinking about this subject and putting it off, I have reframed it to: How wonderful that we can help to set up our families deal with losing us in the best way possible!Think about it this way -  if you do not organise anything, your loved ones, who are grieving, have to make a lot of decisions. Making decisions is hard when you are grieving at the best of times, but it is even harder when you are not sure what the deceased person would have wanted. This is one of the things that people get in conflict about with each other. Everyone might have a different idea of what you wanted based on how they knew you or what you talked to them about and it can lead to a lot of mess that you could have prevented.I now look at doing my will and estate planning as a way of taking care of my loved ones when I am no longer there. When your wishes are crystal clear,  people can just do what you asked. This way they do not have to make as many decisions while they are grieving and they know they are doing what you wanted them to do, which can give people a lot of comfort.I really enjoyed this conversation, I learned something new and it was a beautiful conversation in general full of heartfelt stories. Listen to this episode here on your preferred platform!


27 Apr 2021

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Ep 18 - How self hypnosis can help with your inner conflict

In this episode, I interview Emily Smith from Be Think Do Coaching. Emily is a mind expansion coach who works with her clients through hypnosis. In this episode we discuss what hypnosis actually is, how does it works and how can it help you. We talk about how can you hypnotize yourself to help you work with your inner conflict. What can you do  when you worry about “what if people don’t like me”,  or how can you help yourself when you want to do something but you feel that you might not want to do it because you think people around you or society may disapprove.This is a juicy fun filled episode you do not want to miss.  


19 Apr 2021

Rank #4

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Ep 17 - How conflict impacts children and how to support them

It has been a while but I am back podcasting and I am excited to share with you that Episode 17  of Conversations to Cut the Conflict is out now!I’m interviewing Di Wilcox in this episode, who is an amazing human with the biggest heart. She is a parenting expert and the founder of the Magic Coat Foundation. She has developed effective tools to work with children that have anxiety and depression. She goes into refugees, prisons, and schools to work with parents and their children on how to deal with their anxiety and depression.In this episode, we are talking about how conflict impacts children and Di shares some great tips and tricks on how to support your children through their depression and anxiety. If you are a parent, an educator, or someone who works with parents or with children in any capacity, do not miss this episode!


24 Mar 2021

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Ep 16 - Interview with Juliet Lever

Welcome to another episode of "Conversations to Cut the Conflict", and I'm so excited about this episode. I have Juliet Lever on this episode and she is an NLP trainer, neuro-linguistic programming.Juliet talks about what NLP actually is and how you can use it to feel confident, resolve conflict, and when you feel really stuck.I trained with Juliet a couple of weeks ago and she's just phenomenal. You're going to love this episode. Enjoy!


19 Jan 2021

Rank #6

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Ep 15 - How to Effectively Deal with Christmas Conflict

It is almost Christmas, and I have decided to record a Christmas episode for you, because Christmas is surrounded by conflict, anxiety, and stress, for a lot of people.I'm going to talk about the lead up before Christmas. Everything from how to make sure you're not so anxious and stressed, how to negotiate with family members, how to set boundaries, and then what you can do to make that lead up to Christmas a lot better.I'm also going to talk about Christmas Day, how to get out of Christmas Day without having conflict with people, and have a really great time.Don't miss this one!


15 Dec 2020

Rank #7

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Ep 14 - Interview with Kate Maree O'Brien

In this episode, I am interviewing the Powerhouse Kate Maree O'Brien.Kate is the founder of SHE, Australasia's largest women's leadership and empowerment event. Kate is an amazing coach. She owns multiple businesses and I just love her.I work with her as well in my business and she's just amazing. And Kate is amazing at boundary setting and does it in a really beautiful way. And that is why I askedher to come on this episode and talk about, you know, what are boundaries?How do you set boundaries? And how do you deal with the fact that if people are upset are you setting these boundaries?What I loved about Kate sharing is that she talks about how setting boundaries is actually a gift to your relationships.And that's what, how not, how most people relate to it. Listen to this episode, I promise,You'll get a lot of value out of it.


24 Nov 2020

Rank #8

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Ep 13 - Interview with Veronica Jacob

In this episode, I interview Veronica Jacob, and she's the director of innovation and impact investment, for Mediators Beyond Borders International.She's a social entrepreneur and a stubborn optimist, and a chronic creator.We talk about the US election as she lives in California, we talk about the visionand the current conflict, and what possibly could be done about it.We also talk about what it is to be a social entrepreneur, and how to make positive and long-lasting, sustainable change in this world.When you're going to make a stand, when you want to make a change, you're going to come across conflict, and how to deal with that. Veronica is very knowledgeable, she is super fun and passionate, so this episode is not to be missed.


17 Nov 2020

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Ep 12 - What is Mediation and How to Prepare

In this episode I'm going to answer two questions that I get asked on a daily basis.The first question is, what is mediation?What's the process, what happens in mediation? And the second question is, if I have to do mediation, what do I need to think about and what do I need to prepare?So I'm answering both these questions in this episode.So please listen to it and share it with anyone who needs to hear this.


4 Nov 2020

Rank #10