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Yvette Durazo
Unitive Consulting

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PO Box 4443
Santa Clara, CA 95056


Description of Practice

Yvette Durazo is a Bilingual (Spanish/English) expert in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR); mediator, facilitator, dispute system design, restorative justice facilitator, conflict coach, and trainer specializing in working with nonprofit, organizations, family business and government agencies. She earned a Masters's Degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding from California State Dominguez Hills, HR Management Certification from UCSC Silicon Valley Extension, and is a credential International Coach Federation coach. She received extensive mediation (4- 32-Hours mediation certifications), including Online Mediator certification), facilitation, and conflict coaching training, including in doing an apprenticeship for the EEOC conducting mediations. Also holds certifications in Forgiveness, and Compassionate Communication (based on Marshall Rosenberg’s model of Nonviolent Communication).

Ms. She is the former ADR Program Administrator for the Alameda County California Superior Court in where she managed the court-connected mediator program and has served in various court panels as a mediator. She serves as an Executive Committee Member for the ADR Section of the Alameda County Bar Association. She is an instructor for UCSC Extension and Portland State University teaching courses for the undergraduate and adult professional students in mediation, conflict resolution, leadership, and human resource.

Professional Background

Ms. Durazo has over 10 years of experince as a mediator, conflict engagment expert and as an adjunct professor for National University in where she teacher courses in mediation, workplace conflict, ethics and neutrality and negotiation courses.


Over 10 Years of Experince:
  • Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission- Mediated cases in Spanish and English related to discrimination and protected classes employment-related cases, Civil Rights Act of 1964.
  • San Francisco Bar Association Conflict Resolution Program -Conduct mediation to prevent homelessness with tenants and landlords.
  • Unitive Consulting- Mediation-Multiple mediations: employee to employee, employer to employee, HOA, Elderly Care, Divorce, partners
  • San Diego County Superior Court Mediation (National Conflict Resolution Center)
  • San Diego County Superior Court-SCC-South County and Central Division: Conduct mediations for litigants in civil cases-Conduct community mediations involving commercial transactions, creditor/debtor matters, TROs, BBB complaints, HOAs, personal injury, landlord/tenant, neighbors and family disputes in English and Spanish.
  • San Diego Restorative Justice 2012-2015 2 124 Mediation/Facilitation process for victims and offenders throughout San Diego County. Mediation involved conducted visitation in school, homes, or office and do an information interview process before setting the case for me mediated among the victim and offender.


Master Degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding- California State University Dominguez Hills Human Resource Managment Certificaiton - Univesity of California Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension Project Managment Certificate International Coach Federation Associate Credential Coach


Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
06/20/2015    Pepperdine University     Advance Mediation 36hr
07/7/2012    National Conflict Resolution Center    Mediation & Workplace Conflict Resolution 70hrs
07/26/2011    California State Dominguez Hills    M.A. Negotiation, Conflict Resolution and Peace-building


Facilitative and Transformative Mediation Conflict Resolution Methedology Nonviolent Communication Dispute System Design Conflict Managment System Design

Areas of Practice

  • Business
  • EEOC
  • Family
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Non Profits
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Real Estate
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Systems Designer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Ombud
  • Conflict Coach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator


Dr. Brian Jarrett Director -California State University Dominguez Hills Clare Fowler