Founder Kelly Gering, believes in the power of difference. Rooted in the understanding that vulnerability and dialogue can transform individuals, families, organizations, and the world, she created shared story.
Kelly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy & Sociology from Lake Forest College, and a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution from Antioch University McGregor. Certified in basic and family mediation training with a concentration in high conflict scenarios, Kelly believes that at the core, we all yearn to be heard and understood by the other.
Complementing her private practice, Kelly teaches dynamics of conflict and mediation courses to graduate students in the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution master's program at Creighton University, and helps families and corporations to have difficult conversations that matter.