Project Description

KRISTEN MALONEY
KRISTEN MALONEYMediator & Attorney
70 Hiller Drive
Oakland, CA 94618
925.963.8870

Bio

Kristen Maloney is a mediator and attorney based in Oakland, California. In addition to managing her private practice, Kristen serves on the mediation panel for the U.S. District Court’s ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) program in San Francisco. She is particularly skilled in getting to the heart of emotionally charged issues and dealing with the human factors that often create obstacles to settlement.

Prior to establishing her mediation practice, Kristen was a partner in the San Francisco law firm Cooley Godward, specializing in employment litigation and counseling. She is a member of the California State Bar Association.

In addition, Kristen is a Certified Christian Conciliator with the Institute for Christian Conciliation. As a Christian conciliator, she helps churches, individuals, and Christian organizations apply biblical principles to resolving conflict and reconciling relationships. She teaches peacemaking principles in seminars and workshops throughout the United States. Kristen also trains others to serve as coaches and mediators using a biblical peacemaking model.

Education & Background

  • B.A. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
  • J.D. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

Workshop Topics

  • Relational Wisdom

  • Resolving Conflict and Restoring Peace

Praise for Wit

Last year I made a serious effort to improve employee retention because it is key to my business success.  My employees are my best asset and I wanted to improve loyalty and morale.  I hired Tori and her team of WIT professionals as a “wellness” benefit for my employees and I have been astounded at how much it has helped.  I thought I was hiring Tori to help my employees, but as the business owner, Tori provides me a level of support that is unmatched by any HR professional or counselor.  She is my first call when I need advice and wise counsel regarding all of my business relationships.

Kathy Franklin, Owner, European Wax Center - Castro Valley, CA

As a trusted licensed marriage and family therapist for 25+ years, Tori has journeyed relationship challenges with executives, non-profit and church leaders, their families and friends.  Her expertise provides a focused approach that efficiently penetrates the mind and holds the heart. Her compassion for each situation is palatable. Her devotion to each company is impressive. The results are effective.

Tom Dowd - Owner, Dowd and Guild - San Ramon, CA
Kristi Rinehart

Tori has a knack for bringing clarity to core issues in communication and relationships in tension and then providing concrete steps forward. Her professional coaching has been instrumental in helping me navigate delicate client negotiations with integrity. I highly recommend her as a go-to advisor and coach on all things relational.

Kristi Rinehart - Principal, Rinehart Marketing - Coeur d'Alene, ID

WIT Professionals is an amazing team of professionals that helps your business improve the culture, productivity, and well-being of your workforce. Tori helps engage healthy strategies with the burdensome challenges we all face in work and life relationships. Tori is truly gifted at assisting leaders and employees with understanding their own internal and relational barriers. I cannot speak highly enough of Tori Dabasinskas.

Jeff Hunt, Founder & CEO, GOALSpan - San Francisco, CA

Our company has used Tori to assist with communication, provide clarity and new perspectives to our employees through group training sessions on Stress Management.  She has also been instrumental in supporting our management team.  Tori is an active listener, who asks deepening questions throughout the process.  This approach allows both parties a deeper understanding of the issue and helps the individual reach a solution with greater confidence.  By doing so, we are more comfortable dealing with difficult situations. 

Tina Onderbeke - Executive VP & Partner, Dowd and Guild - San Ramon, CA

Tori has a relational style that instantly creates an atmosphere of openness and mutual respect.  She has a keen ability to empower, affirm and show compassion to everyone.  She sees all sides to an issue and helps resolve communication challenges swiftly.  Her sense of humor and overflowing joy always lifts our spirits and her wisdom and giftedness has saved me hours and hours of stress. 

Kathy Franklin, Owner, European Wax Center - Castro Valley, CA

Rather than letting frustrations build and damage workplace relationships, Tori has helped us meet communication challenges by diffusing them through understanding.  Tori is a true professional who is able to put people immediately at ease and engage in meaningful conversation, which ultimately leads to better decision making and solutions.

Tina Onderbeke - Executive VP & Partner, Dowd and Guild - San Ramon, CA
Valley Dental Group - Dr. Kane, Dr. Chan, Dr. St. Marie

We really loved having Tori and Mary-Beth speak to our company. It was one of the most professional and personally beneficial staff meetings we have had to date. We loved having their perspective on personalities and inter office relationships and really striving to know ourselves better so that we can interact better as a team. They are a wonderful asset to our company!

Dr. Kane, Dr. Chan and Dr. St. Marie, Valley Dental Group - Renton, WA

kristi rinehart

Principal at Rinehart Marketing
I'm a versatile marketing professional with over 20 years of diverse marketing experience. I enjoy coming alongside small businesses, non-profits and marketing agencies to provide ongoing marketing services that make a difference to their bottom line and bring key projects to completion.

I love bringing order out of chaos and am fascinated with fonts.
kristi rinehart

Latest posts by kristi rinehart (see all)