Marilyn Shannon is an NCDRC Certified Superior Court Mediator, Trainer, Consultant, Coach and Speaker in the field of Communications and Conflict Resolution. Specializing in juvenile, family, and workplace mediations with an emphasis on special education issues, Marilyn has been involved in the business community for the past 25 years. She is best known for her body of work conducting workshops entitled “The Essence of Listening”. Marilyn is an active member of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) and is currently Chair of the Spirituality Section and is a member of the Leadership Council. Marilyn is also involved with Source Education, a mediation and training company specializing in a conflict resolution workshop called “The Energy of Conflict."