Patricia Porter, LCSW, AAP is the President of Conflict Connections®, Inc. in San Antonio, TX. Patricia has worked extensively in the dispute resolution field since 1994 providing mediation, team facilitation, negotiation training, and conflict management and abrasive leader coaching services to individuals, businesses, government agencies and higher education institutions. She has worked closely with universities, state and federal agencies including the Department of Homeland Security and NASA; corporations such as Coca-Cola and Pearson Partners International, and the United Nations in New York.
Patricia is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) and is a founding recipient of the Academy of Advanced Practitioners (AAP) designation from the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR), a Credentialed Distinguished Mediator from the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, and the CINERGY® certified advanced conflict coach and coach-mentor as recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is an accredited Boss Whisperer® with The Boss Whispering Institute® and an adjunct faculty member in the graduate dispute resolution program at Southern Methodist University in Plano, Texas. Patricia is the 2015-2016 President for the Texas Association of Mediators.
Patricia trains extensively throughout the U.S. on topics related to dispute resolution, with emphasis on cooperative problem-solving, disability mediation, conflict management and coaching. She serves as a senior trainer as well as leads and mentors training teams in organizational conflict resolution programs, and mentors new conflict coaches, mediators and facilitators.
Patricia is the Founder and Host of a global online Blog Talk Radio program, The Texas Conflict Coach® educating the public and consumers how to manage conflict constructively and problem-solve effectively. She is the author of the Minibuk™ Stop The Dreaded Drama: 55 Tips for Ending Destructive Conflict.