Keisha Stoute in Chicago, IL, is a professional mediator and conflict management consultant who enjoys life and has a great sense of humor. She loves helping people in challenging situations and motivates clients to take charge of their situation . She is a skilled mediator who has experience with family, custody and divorce, replevins, landlord tenant issues and evictions, torts, business and contract disputes and managing conflict. Keisha is a well respected non-attorney mediator in the Lake County Small Claims Mediation Program at the 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Waukegan, IL since 2013.
She has successfully mediated 100+ cases with a success rate of 96%. As a result of her outstanding work, Keisha has received recommendations from judges at the 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Lake County in Waukegan, IL. Keisha has two certifications in mediation from the Center for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Chicago: Mediation Skills Training (2012) and in Custody & Divorce Domestic Relations (2013). She also conducts private mediation cases in the Chicagoland area and has received attorney recommendations for her outstanding work.
In February 2013, Keisha rediscovered her passion for writing and created the brand KeishaSays, where she captivated thousands of diverse readers on a weekly basis on life style and self-help topics. KeishaSays became very popular and her followers felt connected with her writing and spot on topics. Also in 2013, Keisha was published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in May, June and October of 2013 where she educated readers to recognize signs of a dysfunctional workplace and other topics. In November 2015, Keisha was featured in the CBS Chicago Small Business Pulse. In August 2017, Keisha was published on the Mindflash Blog (Mindflash Technologies, Inc) out of Palo Alto, CA, where she is an subject matter expert and motivates professionals on improving communications skills, emotional intelligence and business relationships.
Keisha attained a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Bennett College in Greensboro, NC and a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from the Illinois School for Professional Psychology, Argosy University, Chicago. Her employment history of 12 years of experience includes, varied positions including director level and management positions in the healthcare and non profit industry. In addition, she serves as an adjunct professor at Robert Morris University, National Louis and Dominican University.
These rich experiences from her clinical background give her an advantage in rapport building, active listening skills and in-depth knowledge and analysis of problematic areas in alternative dispute resolution. During the mediation process, Keisha creates a safe and warm environment for participants to express concerns. She also empowers parties to be present, proactive, and receptive during the decision making process. Keisha is committed to helping others resolve conflict in a variety of areas and settings and encourages healthy lifestyle choices. Stoute Communications in Chicago, IL is the premier consulting, mediation and training firm that provides excellence.