Anna Quinn, New Zealand

Initially trained as a lawyer, Anna has spent the last 3 decades focusing on conflict management in New York (1 year) and New Zealand.  Anna is a leading trainer in dispute resolution in New Zealand and a very experienced mediator.  She has lectured at Auckland University Law School, trained at or designed hundreds of workshops, and been a regular conference presenter, on topics including communication, negotiation, mediation, neuro-competency and the psychology of conflict.  Anna has also been a trainer with LEADR for over 18 years; is a Leadr Advanced Panel Member and holds National Accreditation.

Anna regularly mentors and provides coaching to mediators and is a member of the LEADR NZ accreditation panel.  She has set up and implemented re-certification/supervision programmes in NZ for the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service and in New York (for a Community Mediation Programme).

Anna also has experience mediating claims involving community to commercial issues. Anna is an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner in New Zealand and she also has a special interest in the mediation and conflict management of matters involving the elderly.

It is a key life goal of Anna’s to utilize the peace maker within her, in home life situations, with her 3 delightful boys, her husband and their Labradors.  To provide balance in life, Anna enjoys time with family and friends, walking her dogs, skiing, long distance ocean swimming and yoga.