ABOUT BARB NORTH
North has worked as a mediator and negotiator for over fifteen years, and
has designed and delivered more than 2,500 trainings in such areas as
Conflict Resolution, Mediation, Communications Skills, Acting, Couples
Communication, Improvisational Theater, Speaker's Skills and Stand-Up
She is the shorter half of the Comedy Team of
Barb and Steve North. In addition to training and mediation, Barb
has been a Comedian/Performer/ Writer/Producer with her husband, Steve for
over 25 years. This background explains her unique ability to present
trainings, give talks, conduct seminars, facilitate events, act as an MC
or appear as a talk show guest AND incorporate an entertaining spin into
the content. Her presentations are fun, informative, and funny.
Barb has designed and implemented custom conflict management programs for
numerous organizations and businesses, including extensive work with the
National Organization of Girl Scouts of the USA and individual Girl Scout
Councils throughout the country, Los Angeles County, Voluntary Mediation
Services, the EEOC, Girl Scouts of the USA and the NASD. She has written
and produced corporate training films, led seminars, retreats and
facilitated group discussions.
In addition to her extensive experience as a mediator and facilitator,
Barb is particularly skilled at facilitating multi-party conflicts,
working with group conflict, and helping resolve conflict in
organizations. Her sensitivity to the human issues and her ability to aid
in communication between parties and help people in conflict to explore
their options in a cooperative environment has created success in
resolving a large percentage of disputes. Barb's strength is her combined
ability to work as a neutral facilitator in resolving current conflicts
and as a trainer/system designer to help manage and avert future
Barb is a member of:
California Mediation Association
for Conflict Resolution
California Dispute Resolution Council
Screen Actors Guild
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
American Federation of
Television and Radio Artists
Writer's Guild of America West
Women in Film
National Association of Television
American Film Institute Creative Alliance
She has done training, facilitation, mediation, or
conflict management design for such groups as:
Girl Scouts of the USA
GMAC-RFC Worldwide Capital Partners
Los Angeles County Adult Protective Services
Southern California Mediation Association
California Department of Insurance
Entertainment Industries Council
She is a
certified mediator for Ventura and Los Angeles County Clients, the
National Association of Securities dealers, California Department Of
Insurance, Girl Scout Council of San Fernando Valley, and the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commission. She was trained in Mediation through
Los Angeles County and the Loyola law School Conflict Resolution Center.
She holds a BSBA from the University of Denver with a major in accounting
and a minor in Economics and Labor Relations. She also has done course
work in the teaching Credential Program at Cal State University,
Letters of reference available upon request.
Testimonials: Ms. North has helped resolve conflict and taught and
inspired others to do the same ... all the while keeping them laughing.
And here's what some people have to say:
"Barb makes it so fun and easy to stay in the mood to learn."
"I am overwhelmed and overjoyed at how much I got from this training."
"Ms. North does an amazing job of aligning her experiences with the
training content, making it all so real and entertaining at the same
"I loved this training. I feel like I just gained a life skill that is a
"She has so many tips that can help not just in the workplace
everywhere in my life! This is not just fluff!"
"Barb North really knows her stuff."