Tabitha van den Berg
“it is my belief that the involved parties themselves will come up with the most suitable solutions. Most people at my table have shown to be perfectly capable of just that – with a little help. The mediator is in charge of the process, the parties focus on the content. As mediator, I will explore the areas of friction and analyse the existing wishes and possibilities for the future in a decisive and warm way, applying some humor whenever appropriate.
“As a mediator, I am also invited regularly as a team coach/trainer during reorganisations and in cases of troubled cooperation within teams or between colleagues. Upon request, I also coach individuals; people who are stuck in a conflict or complex communication schemes and who long for change. People who want to determine the issues they want to address themselves. My approach in such trajectory is both investigative and enabling, providing a view on solutions.”
“As a guest teacher I am connected to several universities, and I regularly provide trainings and lectures at high schools and other educational facilities. In my spare time, next to running an active family life, I have been involved in community mediation in Amsterdam for years.”
I was trained as a lawyer. After my studies, for a number of years I worked abroad project-based for the European Commission in the realm of international and intercultural cooperation. In 2007, I returned to Amsterdam where I had worked previously for the Royal Tropical Institute. I had the opportunity to cooperate in various teams with a lot of people from various work fields, countries and cultures: a true enrichment, with the additional advantage of now being able to mediate in both Dutch and English.
I am married, living in Amsterdam Noord and I have three kids. I have been an MfN-accredited legal mediator since 2012. I completed the post-academic mediation training at the Amsterdam ADR Institute. I have worked at Mediation Amsterdam since 2014 (founded by Barbara Hoogenboom in 2004) and became it’s owner not much later, welcoming my business partner Eline van Tijn in 2016 and Roderic van Voorst tot Voorst in 2018