In my practice as a mediator, I focus on teams and people working together in organizations and systems that require a steady foundation built on alignment and mutual understanding to function successfully. My clients include startup teams (accelerator to series C stages), business partners, and organizations looking to solve complex challenges in the area of company culture and organizational development. Continue reading to find out more about how I work with them.
WHAT FORMATS I USE
Mediation is a dynamic, structured, interactive process where an impartial third party assists the participants in their communication efforts towards a common goal. This goal can be to resolve an existing conflict or tension or to reach clarity on peoples' individual sets of values and expectations. In my work with startup teams, business partners, and organizations, I use the following formats:
These are structured 3 to 8-hour sessions for business partners and teams, tailored to your context and needs with clear outcomes.
This is the space where you and your team bring a set of topics or tensions you'd like to resolve and I mediate the process until you have reached an agreement.
I offer organizational development consulting to startups teams and founders in the form of individual sessions or actual project work performed by me.
FOCUS ON WHAT MATTERS
In any of the workshops or sessions, the mediator will be responsible for the structure of the conversation at all times and assist the participants in expressing their needs. You will be empowered to direct all your attention and creativity towards finding a mutually acceptable resolution.
SAVE MONEY & TIME
Conflicts can be costly. Lack of alignment can be costly. Mediation can help you and your organization save time, money, and resources by refocusing your attention to the immediate tensions to be resolved and prevent future legal disputes.
SECURE TRUST & CONFIDENTIALITY
Mediation is a confidential process based on mutual trust between the parties and the mediator. All services offered here are subject to confidentiality and discretion.
Participation in a mediative process is voluntary and the process can be stopped at any time without any financial implications for the parties. All sessions can take place in person, online, or both.
SEND THE RIGHT MESSAGE
Mediation looks at the individual interests and needs of each party before refocusing the attention towards the mutually acceptable (re)solution. Choosing this method sends a powerful message to your partner, team, or organization regarding your approach to conflict and change.
WHY MEDIATION SPACE?
Regardless of the topic at hand, be it conflict resolution, team formation, or a founding clarity session, I can be your competent guide through these processes. What I bring to the table is the knowledge and experience to navigate the ambiguity and complexity that surrounds these topics, while being an empathetic and trustworthy conversation partner.
5+ years of working for and with startups
A strong business understanding and adaptability to your
Ability to plan and pivot equally well in any situation
Background in communications and org. development research
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
What Plamena brings to the table is methodically rich and humanly deep, in other words: eye opening and actionable. Whenever I left a session with her, I felt inspired and had 3 things in my notebook I really wanted and needed to implement for our leadership programme. Her ability to effortlessly bring together streams of thought from different disciplines and give spot-on advice has been vital to build rich and engaging team peer learning and leadership programs.