Betty Pries

Managing Partner
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betty IMG_8875psWhen you ask Betty about her work, she will readily tell you that she loves what she does and that it has been her tremendous privilege to work in the field of organizational health for so many years. Betty’s passion and vision is to support
organizations of all types – and their leaders – as they seek to move toward health and vitality. Betty’s capacity to listen deeply and to hear that which her clients are trying to articulate is especially significant. She offers her clients profound care and respect. Said most simply – she loves the people with whom she works. Betty leads with clarity, strength, compassion and humility. From her stance of listening, she helps organizations to set a direction for the tough, meaningful and important conversations they wish to have.

Betty began as a mediator and trainer at Mediation Services in Winnipeg in 1993 where she received excellent training and mentoring – foundations that ground her in all of her professional roles to this day. Since her start Betty has received requests for support from many diverse sectors – all of whom have helped her to hone her craft and sharpen her skills. As a result, Betty’s practice expanded to meet the needs of her clients. Beyond mediation and training, she offers consultation, coaching and facilitation. According to Betty, all five of these ways of engaging challenging situations fit together. Being a mediator makes Betty a stronger facilitator, being a facilitator makes Betty a stronger trainer, being a trainer makes Betty a stronger coach. All of these together make Betty a stronger consultant. In 1999 Betty moved to Waterloo where she began an independent consulting practice. Since that time she has collaborated with a variety of consultants. Those relationships have culminated in the formation of a congregational consulting group (ARC) and this, the L3 Group.

Betty has received her Charter Mediator Status from Alternative Dispute Resolution Canada. She has taken many workshops and professional development seminars over the years. In addition, she has completed a Bachelor of Arts degree (history) and a Masters degree in Theological Studies. She is currently working toward a PhD with respect to conflict transformation through the Free University Amsterdam (VU).

Outside of work, Betty is happiest either cooking a good meal or out on a canoe on the lake. She lives in Waterloo with her family.

To contact Betty send her an email at betty(at)L3Group(dot)ca