Stephanie West Allen
Author, Co-founder Brains on Purpose™
Stephanie West Allen, JD, in her Brains on Purpose™ programs, shows people how to use their minds to change their brains in order to break and create habits, increase focus and awareness, and achieve goals. Stephanie has developed a ground-breaking mediation model that utilizes the latest findings in neuroscience to facilitate resolution of conflict. She is certified to administer and interpret the Highlands Assessment Battery and uses this tool with both individuals and groups in the areas of business development, client relations, and team development.
Stephanie practiced law in California for several years, held offices in local bar associations, and wrote chapters for California Continuing Education of the Bar. While in CA, Stephanie completed a number of five-day mediation training programs, including several with the Center for Mediation in Law, and a two-year intensive with Center co-founder Gary Friedman. She has been a mediator for over two and one-half decades. While in law school, she took many courses in Santa Clara University's School of Counseling Psychology. She has designed and taught courses at such institutions as Hastings College of the Law, University of Colorado-Denver, and Regis University (Denver). Course titles included Settlement and Negotiation, Psychology of Conflict, Law and Psychology, and Psychology of Prejudice.
She is the author of Creating Your Own Funeral or Memorial Service: A Workbook and many articles on workplace and professional issues for such publications as Lawyer Hiring and Training Report, Colorado Nurse, The Complete Lawyer, National Law Journal, Of Counsel, The Jury Expert, Law Practice, Denver Business Journal, and TRIAL. Stephanie co-wrote "The Human Factor," a column on alternative dispute resolution for The Complete Lawyer before it stopped publishing in July of 2009. She writes the column "Reading Minds" for the ABA's Law Practice.