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Women inspire me every single day. Their tenacity, wit, enthusiasm, power and grace have provided the world with amazing businesses that have transformed industries. Her Success Story is a podcast that allows these impactful and fascinating women to share their success journey with the world. Their triumphs, along with their failures. Their lessons, along with their leadership. And their determination to follow their dreams. Listen in each week as we talk to women in fashion, coaching, corporate, legal and so much more.

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Jul 22, 2019

Louise Phipps Senft, Attorney

Louise Phipps Senft and Associates, Baltimore Mediation


Louise Phipps Senft is an attorney, mediator, best-selling author of Being Relational: The Seven Ways to Quality Interaction and Lasting Change, and founder of Baltimore Mediation, the first mediation firm in Maryland. She has mediated over 4,000 controversial matters in the US and abroad in domestic relations, organizational and community issues.

Her contributions to Baltimore City include work with the Safe Streets programs in Park Heights, Sandtown, Cherry Hill, McElderry Park, and Belair-Edison. From 1992 to 2013, she put in over 20 years of work building the Safe Haven Network with Clergy United for the renewal of East Baltimore and the Park Heights community in West Baltimore.

Ms. Senft is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2018 Chief Judge Robert M. Bell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Alternative Dispute Resolution in Maryland, voted “Baltimore’s Best” Mediator by Baltimore Magazine 2002, and named one of “Maryland’s Top 100 Women” for the years 2004, 2007 and 2009 by The Daily Record.

She is a change agent leading from the heart, followed by the intellect. Her riveting keynote speeches inspire interpersonal and leadership shifts, drawing upon other awareness and somatic self-awareness for conflict transformation. 

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Building a business without ever losing site of the satisfaction of family and 5 children
  • The power of a supportive family setting a vision for success
  • Creating new ways of approaching things without set rules
  • The importance of gratitude in our daily lives
  • Facing tough challenges by reaching out for resources and support
  • Creating an “energy field of healing” through gratitude and devotion
  • The power of community, “the bedrock of who we are”
  • Engaging people for their strengths and skill sets, and asking for what you need
  • The importance of knowing yourself… strengths, weaknesses, fears, personal reactivity.
  • The value of having a good grounding in conflict transformation and relational conflict theory.