Caryn Cridland



Caryn Cridland is the Founder of Mindful Mediation. Caryn is a Nationally Accredited Mediator with close to 10 years combined international experience in workplace, family, and community mediation. She is a Registered Psychologist, specialising in organisational psychology, and admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of NSW. Caryn is also a Qualified Yoga and Qi Gong Teacher.

Caryn specialises in workplace mediation, facilitation, coaching, training, team building, and leadership. Her passion is turning leadership conflict into an opportunity for growth, development, and flourishing.

Caryn designs and delivers workshops, and provides one-on-one coaching, to corporate and government clients to enhance leadership capability, team building, communication skills, emotional intelligence, leadership style, workplace mediation, and conflict management skills. She also conducts organisational cultural audits, and team assessments.

Leadership development clients include Coca-Cola, Fox Entertainment, General Mills, Hallmark, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, Bilfinger Berger, Oakton Consulting, Aurora Energy, RMIT University, Illuka, MWH, and the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and the Arts.
While establishing Mindful Mediation, Caryn Cridland worked in the legal and mediation fields for over twelve years in the private and public sectors. Industries include employment, medical, immigration, personal injury, commercial and community services. She was also Tipstaff to the Honourable Justice Virginia Bell, now in the High Court of Australia, in 2002.

Caryn lectures postgraduate subjects – Mediation Practice and Psychology and Dispute Resolution, at the University of Technology, Sydney. She has also lectured in Advanced Mediation at UTS. Caryn has provided mediation coaching services to Bond University on the Gold Coast. She has also guest lectured at Bond University and Sydney University.

Caryn regularly speaks at conferences including:
LEADR Kon Gres
Australian Psychological Society’s Dispute Resolution and Psychology Conference
Macquarie University’s Work and Self Development Conference
FairWork Summit
EAN Network

She also speaks at internal forums and conferences – including WorkCover and Animal Liberation.

Caryn presented a poster of her research at the Australian Positive Psychology Conference, Positive 2012, and at the Third World Congress on Positive Psychology in Los Angeles in 2013.

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