Fair, Inclusive and Lasting Solutions

"In every conflict I see possibilities for new understanding, growth and peace of mind." 

"In every conflict I see possibilities for new understanding, growth and peace of mind." 

Darla Tenold focuses her work exclusively on helping people collaborate to find solutions that work for everyone involved, while preserving and improving existing relationships.  She brings more than a dozen years of legal knowledge and experience, coupled with a deep understanding of how to facilitate the kind of mutual understanding that is necessary before problem-solving can be most creative and effective.  She is passionate about using mediation, restorative practises and communication training to help her clients navigate the most difficult conversations and emerge with peace of mind.

Perhaps what stands out most for me is Darla’s enthusiasm for contributing to the wellbeing of others through the process of mediation, the mediation of one’s own life and the mediation of difficulties and relationships. Her skill at helping people connect deeply with what is important to them is a huge asset.
— Linda McCann - Linda McCann Consulting

Separation and Divorce

Family separation and divorce is painful. Even so, people can end their spousal relationships in a way that is caring and brings lasting peace for the whole family.  Separation is a crucial period of transition. Through mediation you can have support that will help you get to the bottom of what matters most to you and your family, move past damaging communication habits and find empowering solutions.  Your family can stay healthy, even if you are living apart.  And, you can save money and time.    

Contact Darla now to start finding your solutions.

Improving Relationships

Many times in our most important relationships we can find ourselves having the same disagreement over and over.  Resentment starts to build.  Sometimes we even give up talking about it.  It can seem like we'll never be able to find a way to heal the rift.

By learning Compassionate Communication,*  you can have the kinds of conversations that heal rifts, build mutual understanding and strengthen relationships.  It is possible to start turning differences and disagreements into opportunities for deeper relationships. 

Contact Darla to find out about communication training or one-on-one facilitated conversations based on Compassionate Communication.


I have been the beneficiary of Darla’s non-judgmental listening and thoughtful presence for years. She is ever-striving to reach shared understanding in her own relationships and within others. When the light turns on for people, it brings her great joy!
— Kris Seto Davis, Lawyer

*Compassionate Communication is also known as Nonviolent Communication, and was developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD.  You can find out more about Compassionate Communication here.