Leonardo di ser Piero da Davinci, more commonly known as Davinci was not only one of the greatest painters of all time. He was a brilliant philosopher, mathematician, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, engineer, geologist, astronomer, botanist, writer, historian, poet, cartographer, and inventor. Davinci was the prime exemplar of the “Renaissance Man” or “Universal Genius”.
He was a man with remarkable talents who displayed infinite grace in everything that he did and who cultivated his genius so brilliantly that all problems he studied he solved with ease. What was his secret?
Among the multiple qualities that make Davinci’s work unique and extraordinary were his unquenchable curiosity, his feverishly inventive imagination, and the innovative techniques he used to depict everything he learned from his continual and detailed observations of the world. Davinci performed countless investigations into not only anatomy but also the way in which humans register emotion in expression and gesture. For instance, in his most famous painted work, the Mona Lisa or “la Gioconda”, Davinci skillfully depicts an elusive smiling woman. The fame of this portrait, arguably the most famous painting in the world, rests not only on the perfect symmetry and the sheer equilibrium of the work but on how Davinci was able to adopt his observations and transformed them into masterful representations.
By the same token, a Master Mediator is a multitalented and forward thinking person. She artfully leads, coaches, and communicates. He is always alert, curious, and pays close attention to every surrounding detail. She reads facial expressions, gestures, cues and unspoken words. He learns from his observations to properly adapt to the circumstances. She is prepared for the unexpected, is adaptable and open-minded. He understands that there is no single right way to mediate. She must be flexible and aware that her performance needs to continuously evolve depending upon the type of case, the people’s stories, the needs, and the personalities involved. The dynamics of the process will determine if he needs, in a given moment, to be more facilitative, transformative or evaluative, or perhaps a combination of them all. She skillfully keeps the conversation moving forward. He must be creative and thinking so far “outside of the box” that he doesn’t even see a box.
After all, there is a whole art in mediating and helping people to resolve their disagreements with respect and integrity.
Ana is a fully bilingual Attorney, Mediator, and Trainer based in San Diego, California. As a mediator of the San Diego Superior Court and the National Conflict Resolution Center, Ana has successfully conducted over 600 mediations of litigated and non-litigated disputes. Her subject matter expertise involves the resolution of cases involving multicultural parties and highly contentious cases. Ana is also a trainer in conflict resolution and intercultural diversity. She teaches to community organizations, universities, refugees, and government agencies.She brings her vast experience as a mediator and educator to her role as a peace-builder with Mediators Beyond Borders. She has developed conflict resolution projects in Ecuador, Colombia, and is now leading the International Training Institute (ITI) in Latino America. The purpose of the ITI is to increase the capacity of women peace-building in areas affected by conflict. Ana is licensed to practice law in California, Federal Court Southern District and Colombia She received her training and credentials in dispute resolution from Harvard Law School and Pepperdine University School of Law. Ana is fluent in Spanish
Ana Sambold Attorney at Law and Mediator (858)518-2353