Leila Bidad, MDR, Conflict Resolution Expert, Orange County, CA
For the past decade, Leila has provided a diversified portfolio of conflict prevention and resolution services. She is passionate about enhancing the workplace and empowering workhumans. As a highly skilled peacebuilder, Leila is focused on identifying and bridging gaps in information, communication, system design, structure, culture, and needs. Leila utilizes data to shift the blame from individual behaviors to the mechanical gaps in organizations, allowing her to humanize the person, identify the root cause, and deliver lasting results.
Leila is passionate about utilizing the power of multi-perspective and experiential narratives to disrupt bias as a trainer, instill psychological safety as a coach, and build consensus as a mediator. She spends her free time kayaking, biking, and hiking with her husband and Siberian husky, and moderating on ADR topics as the founder of the Work Conflict Resolution Club on Clubhouse.
Leila began her career with a triad of experiences in psychology of conflict, cross-cultural relations, and community building through mentorship. She then delved into the world of corporate retail addressing organizational culture, diversity and inclusion, and employee relations issues. Her wide array of mediation experiences led her to lead a department in an international manufacturing corporation focused on contracted employee and consumer disputes. Her success pivoted her to workplace consulting with a wide range of clients in different industries from marketing to education sectors, which earned her a spot at the Solutions Stage of the California HR Convention. Leila came full circle after she spent some time working with employment and consumer disputes from a litigation perspective.
Experiential conflict training and prevention
Small group mediations and teambuilding
Private sector and corporations
Employee and consumer relations
Organizational development and systems design
Proficient in Farsi and Spanish
Master’s Degree in Dispute Resolution (MDR), Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law
Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Spanish, Center for Citizen Peacebuilding at University Of California, Irvine
Certificates in Mediation, Public Speaking, and International Conflict Analysis & Resolution from UC Irvine
International Ombuds Association Foundations from Pepperdine University
American Institute of Mediation (AIM) Women’s Group