About Us

We’re seasoned professionals who help families resolve their unique situations that are causing friction and heartaches. Our coordinators and facilitators have worked in the fields of conflict resolution, social work, aging, counseling, and Family Group Decision Making. We have experience resolving a wide variety of issues, concerns, and social/cultural differences. We bring more than 30 years of experience working with adults, children and families to help you and your loved ones reach agreements. Our professionals have been certified as Family Group Decision Making coordinators and facilitators by the state of Minnesota. We serve you. We’re about helping families find ways to live and work together, better. Whether to support aging parents or other relatives, adult children still living at home or grandparents raising grandchildren you can count on us to be courteous, respectful and helpful.


Richard Kessler

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  • Director and founder – Minnesota Center for Conflict Resolution
  • Family Conversations – Coordinator, facilitator, curriculum and program developer, trainer
  • Family Group Decision Making (FGDM) facilitator and coordinator for Dakota County
  • Minnesota Child Welfare Training System – curriculum developer and trainer Conflict Resolution and FGDM
  • Faculty – Spiritual Eldering Institute™ Boulder, CO. Certified Seminar Leader for Age-ing To Sage-ing™ programs
  • Community mediator
  • Presented workshops locally, nationally and internationally on conflict resolution, aging and family decision making processes

Marian Eisner

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  • Social worker (retired) with more than 30 years of direct service, supervisory and administrative experience.
  • Family Conversations facilitator; developed Family Conversation curriculum and workshops.
  • Mediator and Trainer for Minnesota Center for Conflict Resolution.
  • Faculty – Spiritual Eldering Institute™ Boulder, CO. Certified Seminar Leader for Age-ing To Sage-ing™ programs
  • College instructor – Napa Valley College (Napa, California)
  • Presented workshops locally, nationally and internationally on conflict resolution, aging and family decision making processes

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