Restorative Communications changes lives by helping people strengthen the tools they need to solve challenges. We have amassed 15 years of success stories working with the Enneagram as the foundation of self-awareness and conflict management for team building, individual development, and organizational-level change management.
The Enneagram is different from other personality assessment tools. Your enneagram number is based on a person’s motivation, not their behavior. Patterned and often unconscious behavior can be changed only when we discover our motivation or why we do the things we do.
By inspiring one person to make a positive change, everyone is strengthened, and we help make the world a better place.
The Restorative Communications Experience
A Safe Space
Workshops are designed to be engaging, fun, and a safe space to explore potential opportunities for positive change.
Team Development Workshops
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Organizational Training and Mediation
It’s one of the privileges as a mediator to be able to walk with people in “thin” places. When I use the word “thin,” I am referring to a sacred space that is frightening for some, full of unknowns, and also bursting with promise. When a relationship is in danger of...
Ugly Insights How did your parents settle a disagreement? Do you deal with conflict in your life and relationships in a similar way? Is it serving you well? Overwhelmingly, most of us are conflict avoiders. One of my SMU professors shared that conflict avoiders make...
My husband and I just returned from a 2 week trip around Italy. Revenge travel is a real thing. Noise, crowds, and hurry were evident everywhere. Lines were long and the masses of people were thick. Tourists seemed anxious to fit in all the typical attractions. We...
Founder, Lisa Hancock, M.A.
Lisa Hancock, M.A., is an empathetic, relatable, and insightful Enneagram facilitator with extensive real-world experience applying this concept to complex organizations. She completed a 3-year apprenticeship with best-selling author and Enneagram Master Suzanne Stabile and earned a Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution from Southern Methodist University (SMU). Lisa is an expert in mediation and works as an adjunct faculty member at the SMU Center for Dispute Resolution and Dallas College. She has extensive experience conducting conflict resolution workshops, performing both interpersonal and church-wide mediations, and coaching pastors through challenging situations.
Lisa founded Restorative Communications in 2008 to provide self-awareness skills and conflict management tools to groups, organizations, and families. She is a sought-after speaker and facilitator on family systems, peacemaking circles, and church-wide mediations.
Gifts and expertise
“Lisa’s gifts and expertise allowed us to navigate a very difficult conversation. She was so present in the process that we adapted and adjusted right on the spot and mid-stream. I could not have asked for a better partner in figuring out our best way forward. Her sensitivity, kindness and skill combined to make the experience a redeeming one for our ministry.”
“Lisa has been a very valuable resource for helping our churches move through conflict in a healthy way. Her non-threatening presence and her high regard for each person in the room allow her to develop trust that lays a foundation for open communication in the midst of conflict. She is perceptive to the unspoken dynamics and will not allow agreed-upon plans to be derailed by unhealthy behavior. She is an excellent educator, mediator, and systems expert and is a very popular presenter for our clergy of all experience levels. I do not hesitate sending Lisa into even our most difficult conflictive situations and have great respect for the work she does.”
“I LOVED this training. Lisa was a wonderful instructor. She made the time fly, and she gave lots of great examples to help us learn about each Enneagram number.”
“Great training! Lisa held my attention all day and I learned a TON about myself.”
“I really enjoyed this workshop. It definitely gave me insight into myself and how others view the world and what drives them. Lisa is a wonderful instructor.”