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On the cutting edge of conflict resolution & change management approaches, we are laying a foundation for the way society sees, does and thinks about conflict & transition.
Through our mediation, facilitation, workshops, products, and more, we are making a difference in the lives of people everywhere.

Why Choose Us?

The answer is simple: We facilitate movement so our clients get from “stuck” to “unstuck”.
Our clients tell us that our mediators’:

  • quick intellects and ability to organize information is a strength in helping clients understand their financial situation
  • compassion, sincerity, and support are unparalleled in the professional world of divorce,
  • effectiveness in delivering a quality product brings trust back to a profession where so much of it has been missing over the years.

The Transitions for Life Team

Becky Shook-Wotzka, M.A.

Becky Shook-Wotzka, M.A.

Your mediator, coach & facilitator, Ms. Shook-Wotzka is known for her ability to move people and groups through high conflict. She has spent 15 years in corporate, government, non-profit, and small business settings. For the last five years, she has also worked with individuals and couples moving through tough transitions such as divorce, separation, and co-parenting.

becky@tflmediation.com

Bryan Buljat, M.B.A.

Bryan Buljat, M.B.A.

Your mediator, coach & facilitator, Mr. Buljat has helped over 300 clients transition through the divorce process. He has spent 27 years in corporate, government (US Navy), non-profit, and small business settings. For the last five years, he has focused on making the divorce process more civil, efficient and positive for his clients.

bbuljat@tflmediation.com

Ashlei Schulz, J.D.

Ashlei Schulz, J.D.

Your mediator in our East Bay Office, Ashlei is an experienced negotiator and client advocate. She practiced law in Maryland and Washington DC before moving to the Bay Area. Ashlei’s legal practice included several divorce matters as well as negotiations with municipalities and federal agencies. Ashlei is dedicated to mediation because she wants to help people find lasting legal solutions without undergoing the stress and cost of trial. Her credentials include a B.S. in Business Marketing from University of Maryland at College Park, a J.D. from Fordham University Law School, and active bar licenses in New York, Maryland, and Washington DC.

ashlei@tflmediation.com

Ryan Frost, Process Server

Ryan Frost, Process Server

Client Manager Ryan is a customer-service oriented professional who ensures that clients have what they need to get through tough processes. As a client manager, he is your one-stop shop for questions. Trained in mediation, he also does Associate Mediator work with the Principal Mediators. As a registered process server, he has a unique skill set in serving people, and completing the back-ended paperwork to show they have been served.

ryan@tflmediation.com

Deborah Hannan, L.D.A

Deborah Hannan, L.D.A

Your legal document assistant, Deborah Hannan, has been through over 250 cases of court documentation, knowing the in’s and out’s of the court paperwork procedures. She is your go-to person for document review, completion, and delivery to the courts. Whether is be a divorce, small claims, restraining order, or other types of legal document, she will ensure your transition is supported by the paperwork you need.

debbie@tflmediation.com

Jeffrey Wotzka, R.N.

Jeffrey Wotzka, R.N.

As a long-term travel nurse, Mr. Wotzka will accompany you to your desired destination. Elders and those with disabilities who still want to travel, but need medical assistance, can do so with Have Nurse, Will Travel. Mr. Wotzka or other nurses (language-specific) give you the freedom you or your loved ones want by ensuring long-distance travel is still possible. You’ve seen the short-term transports, but have you tried a longer-distance nurse who can travel with you by air, by sea, by train.

info@tflmediation.com

Staci Welch-Bartley

Staci Welch-Bartley, CHt

Your mediator, coach & facilitator, Staci Welch-Bartley has also created and implemented our couples re-commitment program Lease On Love. She has been working and studying in the field of relationships since 1995. She has also owned and operated small businesses around the areas of health and wellness. She is known for her ability to get to the heart of the matter quickly and to promote the safety and support to move through conflict easily. She also is passionate about sharing her experience and expertise as a speaker with groups of all types.

staci@leaseonlove.com