Jill practiced labor and employment law in Portland, Oregon with Lane Powell Spears Lubersky and as in-house counsel with Tri-Met. Since 1998, she has been a mediator, working with parties to resolve conflicts. In 2002, Ms. Goldsmith started her business, Workplace Solutions Northwest, to provide neutral fact-finding and mediation to parties involved in workplace conflict, as well as executive coaching and training for both employees and managers in employment related issues including equal employment opportunity, harassment and discrimination. Jill’s business focuses on helping parties fully and completely resolve workplace conflicts with dignity and respect for each other by focusing on the genesis, not the symptoms, of conflict. Jill is a frequent speaker and trainer on Human Resources, Conflict Resolution and legal topics relating to the workplace.
Jill also offers resiliency workshops and retreats to a wide variety of audiences (usually with her business partner, Judy Clarke), including training in compassion and mindfulness as part of a trauma informed care curriculum, implicit bias and healthy ways to handle conflict.
Jill graduated from UC Santa Cruz (Go Banana Slugs!) in 1986 (Phi Beta Kappa) and UC Hastings in 1991.
Jill is a Trained Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher in the program developed by Christopher Germer, PhD and Kristin Neff, PhD with a graduate certificate from UCSD and is also a teacher of Stanford’s Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) program (currently in practicum). Jill attended the Water the Bamboo Executive Coaching curriculum in 2009. Jill serves on the Board of Mindful Medicine, a non-profit whose mission is to enhance coping skills, resiliency, empathy and compassion while reducing and preventing burnout in health care professionals. Jill also serves on the Board of NWEEO, a non-profit whose mission is to provide education and resources in the area of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
Listen to Jill explain why she practices and teaches Mindful Self-Compassion:
Over 30 years experience as an organizational development and change management consultant with a background in mental health counseling. Judy received her Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Lewis and Clark College. She was trained and certified by William Bridges, creator of the transition model, and is teacher trained in Mindful Self-Compassion from UC San Diego.
Judy has always operated from the belief that all relationships spring from the relationship we have with ourselves; and that by being kind and understanding to ourselves we are able to offer loving kindness to others.