Joan Blades, Co-Founder of and Living Room Conversations, Award Winning Author, and Lawyer

Click on the player below to listen to Joan’s interview on Peace Podcast.

“Conversations can heal our lives and change the world for the better” says my guest, Joan Blades. Joan shows how we to can have powerful conversations even when we hold different opinions.

Respect and conversations agreements along with suspending judgement are important.  How many conversations do we avoid? Now you can have that talk with the “how to’s” available at

Joan Blades is a co-founder, which is her effort to rebuild respectful civil discourse across ideological, cultural and party lines while embracing our core-shared values. She a co-founder a partnership between and Living Room Conversations.

She is also a co-founder of  and   She is a co-author of The Custom-Fit Workplace,  winner of a Nautilus book award in 2011 and The Motherhood Manifesto, which won the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize in 2007.

Last century Joan was a software entrepreneur, a co-founder of Berkeley Systems – best known for the flying toaster and game You Don’t Know Jack. A mediator (attorney) by training and inclination, she is a nature lover, artist and true believer in the power of citizens and our need to rebuild respectful civil discourse while embracing our core shared values.