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Kathleen Oweegon Educator, Podcast Host, Communication Coach, Mediator, Facilitator

Kathleen Oweegon is the founder of Bridges of Peace, providing facilitation, training, communication Coaching and conflict resolution services throughout the U.S. and around the world. She has provided these services for over 20 years. Kathleen has served on the Board of Directors of the International Institute for Global Leadership since 2004. She is the host of the 30-minute podcast, “Co-creating Peace”, which provides understandings and easily implemented tools for conscious communication and conflict transformation.
The focus of Kathleen’s work is to help communities, organizations, and individuals become empowered to fulfill their greatest potential through dialogue, negotiation, and collaboration. This often involves bringing seemingly discordant voices together in collaborations that result in mutual understanding, increased wisdom, and growth.
 

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Co-Creating Peace Episode #138 – “Boundary Badass: A Powerful Method For Elevating Your Value And Relationships” &Raquo; E2L5Jjipql4Ivpdsfm97Qhg2Kktv
Co-creating Peace Episode #138 – “Boundary Badass: A Powerful Method for Elevating Your Value and Relationships”

In Episodes #20, #76 & #77, I had some great conversations with guests about boundaries. Today’s guests, Jan & Jillian Yuhas, twin sisters who are both psychologists and mediators, have a un…

In Episodes #20, #76…

In Episodes #20, #76 & #77, I had some great conversations with guests about boundaries. Today’s guests, Jan & Jillian Yuhas, twin sisters who are both psychologists and mediators, have a unique take on working with boundaries that emerged from their 20 years of experience in interpersonal psychology and mediation.Welcome to “Boundary Badass: A Powerful Method for Elevating Your Value and Relationships” Episode #138 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.Highlights of our conversation include:Using “I”- statements to talk abou…

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Just 2 Weeks Away: New Episodes Of Co-Creating Peace Start June 8Th. Don’t Miss Them!! &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
Just 2 weeks away: New episodes of Co-creating Peace start June 8th. Don’t miss them!!

Beginning June 8th, you’ll hear new episodes of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation, where we bring you insights and wisdoms from experts in mind…

Beginning June 8th, …

Beginning June 8th, you’ll hear new episodes of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation, where we bring you insights and wisdoms from experts in mindfulness and peacemaking from around the world. Meanwhile, I hope you'll listen to past episodes of this podcast, harvest the insights and wisdoms you will find there, and continue to share Co Creating Peace with others.   Here are a few examples of the many episodes you might want to listen to:Episode #29 – “The Power of the Positive”This episode builds upon what I discussed in Episode…

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While You'Re Waiting – Past Episodes To Hear, Learn From &Amp; Enjoy! &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
While You're Waiting – Past episodes to hear, learn from & enjoy!

This is a great time to catch up on past episodes of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation, where we bring you insights and wisdoms from experts in m…

This is a great time…

This is a great time to catch up on past episodes of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation, where we bring you insights and wisdoms from experts in mindfulness and peacemaking from around the world.   While I am taking a break from broadcasting new episodes of Co-creating Peace during April and May, I hope you will listen to past episodes of this podcast, harvest the insights and wisdoms you will find there, and continue to share Co-creating Peace with others.  Here are a few examples of the many episodes you might want to listen to:Episode…

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New Episodes Of Co-Creating Peace Start June 8Th. Don'T Miss Them!! &Raquo;
New episodes of Co-creating Peace start June 8th. Don't miss them!!

This is a great time to catch up on past episodes of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation, where we bring you insights and wisdoms from experts in m…

This is a great time…

This is a great time to catch up on past episodes of Co-creating Peace – a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation, where we bring you insights and wisdoms from experts in mindfulness and peacemaking from around the world.   While I am taking a break from broadcasting new episodes of Co-creating Peace during April and May, I hope you will listen to past episodes of this podcast, harvest the insights and wisdoms you will find there, and continue to share Co Creating Peace with others.  Here are a few examples of the many episodes you might want to listen to:Episode…

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Co-Creating Peace Is On Break Till June 8Th &Raquo;
Co-creating Peace is On Break till June 8th

Welcome to Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation, where we bring you insights and wisdoms from experts in mindfulness and peacemaking from around the wo…

Welcome to Co-creati…

Welcome to Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation, where we bring you insights and wisdoms from experts in mindfulness and peacemaking from around the world. I will be taking a break from broadcasting new episodes of Co-creating Peace during April and May as I relocate my home and my sound studio. During that time, I hope you will listen to past episodes of this podcast, harvest the insights and wisdoms you will find there, and continue to share Co Creating Peace with others.Here are a few examples of the many episodes you might want to listen to…

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Co-Creating Peace Episode #137 – “Energy Ball For Peace Ceremony” &Raquo; 60854458C4D1Acdf4E1C2F79C4137142D85D78E379Bdafbd69Bd34C85F5819Ad 81
Co-creating Peace Episode #137 – “Energy Ball for Peace Ceremony”

Welcome to “Energy Ball for Peace Ceremony".In this episode, Jeffrey Goldstein and I embark on an intriguing exploration of how each of us can harness the natural energy within us to foster peace an…

Welcome to “Energy…

Welcome to “Energy Ball for Peace Ceremony".In this episode, Jeffrey Goldstein and I embark on an intriguing exploration of how each of us can harness the natural energy within us to foster peace and healing for ourselves and others. Jeffrey guides us through forming an energy ball, a technique using the healing energy within each of us.Join us as Jeffrey describes the transformative peace ceremonies he has been using and teaching in Israel and Palestine for many years. Energy ball ceremonies harness the power of collective intention and the positive ripple effect that can create. Using this…

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Co-Creating Peace Episode #136 – &Quot;From Conflict To Collaboration: The Art Of Mediation” &Raquo; 60854458C4D1Acdf4E1C2F79C4137142D85D78E379Bdafbd69Bd34C85F5819Ad 28
Co-creating Peace Episode #136 – "From Conflict to Collaboration: The Art of Mediation”

Welcome to "From Conflict to Collaboration: The Art of Mediation”, Episode #136Have you ever felt trapped in a web of conflict, unsure of how to untangle the emotional threads of anger, fear, and co…

Welcome to "From Con…

Welcome to "From Conflict to Collaboration: The Art of Mediation”, Episode #136Have you ever felt trapped in a web of conflict, unsure of how to untangle the emotional threads of anger, fear, and confusion? This week, we're joined by mediator Michael Fraidenburg, co-author with fellow mediator Terry Teale, of the recently published book, “The Art of Mediation” to explore the transformative journey mediation offers in guiding individuals from impasse to insight. We discuss some of the emotional complexities of conflict, and the critical role of the mediator in fostering a safe space …

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Co-Creating Peace Episode #135 – “Don’t Believe Everything You Think” &Raquo; 60854458C4D1Acdf4E1C2F79C4137142D85D78E379Bdafbd69Bd34C85F5819Ad 84
Co-creating Peace Episode #135 – “Don’t Believe Everything You Think”

Welcome to “Don’t Believe Everything You Think”, Episode #135 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.If you listen to “Co-creating Peace” on…

Welcome to “Don’…

Welcome to “Don’t Believe Everything You Think”, Episode #135 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.If you listen to “Co-creating Peace” on a regular basis, you’ve probably recognized that many of the recent episodes have been related to ways that each of us can bridge the divides that exist between individuals, groups, and countries. Clearly, it is essential to our survival as a specie that we learn to co-habitate this planet in peace, which can only happen if we learn to collaborate with one another for the mutual benefit of all.…

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Co-Creating Peace Episode #134 – &Quot;Lessons On The Road To Peace&Quot; &Raquo; 60854458C4D1Acdf4E1C2F79C4137142D85D78E379Bdafbd69Bd34C85F5819Ad 38
Co-creating Peace Episode #134 – "Lessons on the Road to Peace"

Welcome to “Lessons on the Road to Peace”, Episode #134 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation, where we bring you insights and wisdoms fr…

Welcome to “Lesson…

Welcome to “Lessons on the Road to Peace”, Episode #134 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation, where we bring you insights and wisdoms from experts in mindfulness and peacemaking from around the world. As the world wrestles with chasms of division, John Noltner and his wife Karen, set out to traverse the American heartlands, a journey that would span 93,000 miles and countless narratives. Their quest, part of his project "A Peace of my Mind", and captured in John's book "Lessons on the Road to Peace," is an exploration of the…

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Co-Creating Peace Episode #133 – &Quot;Unlocking Harmony, Compassion, Balance, And Growth In A Divided World&Quot; &Raquo; 60854458C4D1Acdf4E1C2F79C4137142D85D78E379Bdafbd69Bd34C85F5819Ad 87
Co-creating Peace Episode #133 – "Unlocking Harmony, Compassion, Balance, and Growth in a Divided World"

Welcome to "Unlocking Harmony, Compassion, Balance, and Growth in a Divided World", Episode #133 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation, where…

Welcome to "Unlockin…

Welcome to "Unlocking Harmony, Compassion, Balance, and Growth in a Divided World", Episode #133 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation, where we bring you insights and wisdoms from experts in mindfulness and peacemaking from around the world. In this episode, my guest, Constantin Morun and I discuss how to transform your internal monologue into a powerful tool for positive change. We delve into the art of self-forgiveness and understanding, showcasing that the path to bridging societal divides lies within our own hearts. Our conversat…

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Co-Creating Peace Episode #132 – “The Graceful Confrontation Guide To Empowered Communication” &Raquo; 60854458C4D1Acdf4E1C2F79C4137142D85D78E379Bdafbd69Bd34C85F5819Ad 39
Co-creating Peace Episode #132 – “The Graceful Confrontation Guide to Empowered Communication”

Welcome to “The Graceful Confrontation Guide to Empowered Communication”, Episode #132 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation, where we br…

Welcome to “The Gr…

Welcome to “The Graceful Confrontation Guide to Empowered Communication”, Episode #132 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation, where we bring you insights and wisdom from experts in mindfulness and peacemaking from around the world. Today, Rebecca Whitman, bestselling author of 3 books on business mindset, an award-winning coach, and the host of the Balanced, Beautiful & Abundant podcast, joins me to talk about the importance of effective communication in relationships and in personal growth. We’ll explore the challenges of n…

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Co-Creating Peace Episode #131 – “Empathy Is Needed When Things Get Heated” &Raquo; 60854458C4D1Acdf4E1C2F79C4137142D85D78E379Bdafbd69Bd34C85F5819Ad 80
Co-creating Peace Episode #131 – “Empathy is Needed When Things Get Heated”

Welcome to “Empathy is Needed When Things Get Heated”, Episode #131 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  I have a great story to shar…

Welcome to “Empath…

Welcome to “Empathy is Needed When Things Get Heated”, Episode #131 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  I have a great story to share with you about how an unattended fire that could have been a catastrophe at multiple levels, instead became a powerful wisdom opportunity and a relationship-strengthening experience. Highlights you won’t want to miss:how an unattended fire that could have been a disaster, instead became a powerful wisdom opportunity and a relationship-strengthening experience,a powerful way to rebuild trust,t…

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Co-Creating Peace Episode #130 – “Holding The Calm”, Part 2 &Raquo; 60854458C4D1Acdf4E1C2F79C4137142D85D78E379Bdafbd69Bd34C85F5819Ad 27
Co-creating Peace Episode #130 – “Holding the Calm”, Part 2

With the holidays coming up, we often have high emotion, covering a wide range from love and joy, to anger & frustration, celebration of blessings and grieving for lost ones, old family wounds &am…

With the holidays co…

With the holidays coming up, we often have high emotion, covering a wide range from love and joy, to anger & frustration, celebration of blessings and grieving for lost ones, old family wounds & grudges, and political tensions – you name it! I want to provide you with as many tools and understandings as possible to bring peace and harmony to your holidays... and to your life.Welcome to Part 2 of “Holding the Calm”, Episode #130 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.In the last episode of this podcast – Episode #129, “Holding …

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Co-Creating Peace Episode #129 – “Holding The Calm” Pt. 1 &Raquo; 60854458C4D1Acdf4E1C2F79C4137142D85D78E379Bdafbd69Bd34C85F5819Ad 84
Co-creating Peace Episode #129 – “Holding the Calm” Pt. 1

Ever find yourself feeling stuck in an increasingly tense situation, perhaps with someone you find difficult to deal with, unable to find a resolution, and unsure of how to diffuse the growing tension…

Ever find yourself f…

Ever find yourself feeling stuck in an increasingly tense situation, perhaps with someone you find difficult to deal with, unable to find a resolution, and unsure of how to diffuse the growing tension?Welcome to Part 1 of “Holding the Calm”, Episode #129 of Co-creating Peace, a series about conscious communication and conflict transformation.  As a follow-on to the last episode of this podcast – Episode #128, “Navigating Family Tensions”, I want to continue the theme of how to navigate tensions, regardless of who it is with, and what better time to do it than now, as we enter the ho…

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Co-Creating Peace Episode #128 – “Navigating Family Tensions: Lessons From Mediation” &Raquo; 5Cfec01B44F3E29Fae1Fb88Ade93Fc4Aecd05B192Fbfbc2C2F1Daa412B7C1921 Scaled
Co-creating Peace Episode #128 – “Navigating Family Tensions: Lessons from Mediation”

Picture this: You're at your family's holiday gathering, and suddenly a heated argument breaks out. The festive atmosphere quickly turns tense, and you find yourself wishing you had a mediat…

Picture this: You&ap…

Picture this: You're at your family's holiday gathering, and suddenly a heated argument breaks out. The festive atmosphere quickly turns tense, and you find yourself wishing you had a mediator on speed dial. For a wide variety of reasons, holiday family gatherings can sometimes feel like ground zero for conflict. Welcome to “Navigating Family Tensions: Lessons from Mediation”, Episode #128 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast about conscious communication and conflict transformation. Joining me today is my good friend and colleague, David Levin, a long-time mediator, to share some i…

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Co-Creating Peace Episode #127 – “Transcending The Tsunami Of Hatred” &Raquo; 60854458C4D1Acdf4E1C2F79C4137142D85D78E379Bdafbd69Bd34C85F5819Ad 105
Co-creating Peace Episode #127 – “Transcending the Tsunami of Hatred”

What does one do to co-create peace in times like these? Are we powerless to alter the direction and momentum in which humanity seems to be propelling itself helter-skelter into the abyss of mutual de…

What does one do to …

What does one do to co-create peace in times like these? Are we powerless to alter the direction and momentum in which humanity seems to be propelling itself helter-skelter into the abyss of mutual destruction? Are we destined to drown in the tsunami of hatred that threatens to wash away all that is good and beautiful in the world? Or, could we somehow, some way, transcend the tsunami of hatred, help others to do the same, and alter the dark & terrifying path we are heading down?Welcome to “Transcending the Tsunami of Hatred”, Episode #127 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast about conscio…

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Co-Creating Peace Episode #126 – &Quot;Scaling The Empathy Wall” &Raquo; 60854458C4D1Acdf4E1C2F79C4137142D85D78E379Bdafbd69Bd34C85F5819Ad 45
Co-creating Peace Episode #126 – "Scaling the Empathy Wall”

If ever there were a need for empathy, it is now. Listening to the news about what’s going on around the world, it feels as though humanity is fragmenting right before our eyes. Empathy is the glue …

If ever there were a…

If ever there were a need for empathy, it is now. Listening to the news about what’s going on around the world, it feels as though humanity is fragmenting right before our eyes. Empathy is the glue that holds humanity together. Empathy reminds us to nurture life through connecting with one another in kindness and compassion. Empathy is one of the most powerful tools we have to transform conflict into harmony.Welcome to "Scaling the Empathy Wall”, Episode #126 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast about conscious communication and conflict transformation.On Nov. 4th, I will host the 3rd in a seri…

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Co-Creating Peace Episode #125 – “Co-Creating Peace In Circles” &Raquo; F6Fd9B4Ca4E468E7E11C8350463C894B252Ee834D352E0A8D889B97Ac83Aedef 67
Co-creating Peace Episode #125 – “Co-creating Peace in Circles”

Imagine a world where a simple circle can create a profound sense of belonging, shift confrontational conversations to collaborative explorations, and emphasize connection and inclusion. That world ex…

Imagine a world wher…

Imagine a world where a simple circle can create a profound sense of belonging, shift confrontational conversations to collaborative explorations, and emphasize connection and inclusion. That world exists today in Peace Circles. Because of the work of Black Women for Positive Change, and other groups such as the Listen First Coalition, Braver Angels and Living Room Conversations, dialogue circles are happening across our nation and around the world. Enjoy “Co-creating Peace in Circles”, Episode #125 of Co-creating Peace, a podcast about conscious communication and conflict transformation.…

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