Carol Barkes, CPM is a certified professional mediator, neuro peak performance specialist and best-selling author. She serves as the mediation services coordinator for the Idaho Fourth District Court, is a lecturer at Boise State teaching the first neuroscience courses taught at the university and runs a busy private practice both mediating and consulting. She has spoken at the United Nations and has been seen on Fox, NBC, ABC, CBS and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today. From an education standpoint, Carol graduated summa cum laude from Jones International University with both a BBA in global leadership and influence and an MBA in negotiation and conflict management. She is currently pursuing her PhD through Grand Canyon University. Each week, Carol mediates and helps negotiate numerous cases making her one of the most active mediators within the state of Idaho. Her ability to convey information in a manner that is straight-forward, approachable and easily understandable makes her presentations relevant and engaging.