Sunny Sassaman has been providing professional conflict management services for over 20 years. She first discovered the power of mediation as a volunteer mediator in Maui, Hawaii. She holds a MA in Negotiation, Conflict Management and Peace Building Studies from Cal State Dominguez Hills, a Certificate from CYNERGY Conflict Coaching, and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate from USF. Always passionate about fairness and access to justice, she has been able to combine her first career experience as an management executive with conflict management consulting. After two decades in Hawaii, she relocated to Portland, Oregon. In addition to her work with In-Accord, she is a Reservist for FEMA’s ADR Division and has been deployed to disaster recovery in Puerto Rico, USVI, Texas and Nebraska since 2018.
Sunny recognizes and appreciates that workplaces are dynamic and evolving. Sunny’s strengths in assessing whole systems, group facilitation, conflict coaching and mediation help build the resilience needed to weather changes. Her style is transformative and utilizes the concepts offered by Daniel Goleman in both Emotional and Social Intelligence to strengthen relationships and organizations.
Sunny is a past president of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and a member of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network (OEN). She enjoys travel, spending time with family, and reading.