We had the good fortune of connecting with Kassandra Ceneas and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kassandra, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Being the fact, I had an established business. I wanted more business ventures that would produce multiple streams of income. As I have stated before, “Entrepreneurship is the ultimate proving ground for your mental toughness, your professional skill, personal development, physical endurance and ability to resiliently handle abnormal quantities of stress, rejection, and being misunderstood. What I learned about myself is that I knew I wanted to establish another venture that would allow me to enhance my strong leadership skills as well as my passion for helping others, which led me in the direction of Mediation. Hence, the KC Mediation Group, LLC was created.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
As a Mediator, my expertise resonates towards getting different parties together and therefore transforming their conflict into blissful resolution. I’m that professional who identifies and highlights the trouble spots and gray areas without personalization or insertion. I have garnered the ability and commitment to strive for excellence in the art of mediation through the constant update of my skills and the basis of knowledge. My wealth of experience has made me incredibly sensitive to perceive, appreciate, respect, and highlight what is said and unsaid. The emotional and psychological conditions such as interests, aspirations, emotions, persona, and idiosyncrasies of all parties are factors which could contribute to the root and resolution of the conflict. A lot of personal conflicts could be resolved with mediation and as a troubled client, your best option is a mediator who is also a negotiator.
I bring fresh perspectives to certain types of proceedings and play a vital role in attaining satisfactory resolutions to any dispute(s). I provide results through creative solutions and accommodations made to the special needs of the parties to reach an appropriate settlement. My objective is to always execute my role with compassion as I strive to create an atmosphere where communication is crucial to resolving conflict(s). I facilitate effective communication between parties through active listening and wielding our interpersonal skills. As for me, there is no greater satisfaction than resolving conflicts that appear to be deadlocked. This is why I am so keen on having the strong desire to understand and assist others to reach their goals.
What’s one thing about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
When you are dealing with different people it can be a tedious and cumbersome task. Parties trying to solve logical problems with emotional responses is a difficult process. No matter how I feel personally, I must maintain a level of professionalism for the best outcome of both sides.
What role has taking risks played in your life/career?
Simple…no guts, no glory! To excel to the next level in your career you must take risks because doing the same known thing will get you the same known results. If you do not take risks, then you will always work for someone who does.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would have them check out no other than my upcoming networking events called, “Convivial Link!”Think about how it felt to be at a place where people would poorly pitch their product or service, pass out business cards, and then never follow up again.
Convivial Link believes in the power of people, which is why we create awesome, strategic professional networking events. By creating a space where professionals from all backgrounds and industries can meet, chat, network, and build relationships, we believe each individual can grow exponentially.Join us for an enlightening experience with a community that’s committed to helping one another, but also connects interactive activities to stimulate more conversations with substance and create experiences of gratification.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
“WHERE ARE YOU IN LIFE?” EXACTLY WHERE I SHOULD BE… I am at a place of peace and contentment especially when it comes to my current ventures. One of my favorite books is “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki.
The book talks about one dad who is an investor, entrepreneur and the other dad is an educator whose perspectives on money and investing are slightly different based on the different path of life taken.
Robert Kiyosaki has, virtually single-handedly, challenged and changed the way tens of millions, around the world, think about money. In communicating his point of view on why ‘old’ advice – get a good job, save money, get out of debt, invest for the long term, and diversify – is ‘bad’ (both obsolete and flawed) advice, Robert has earned a reputation for straight talk, irreverence and courage.
Rich Dad Poor Dad has inspired me in more ways than one in terms of positioning myself to make better effective financial decisions as well as other individuals’ mistakes, do not have to be your own. You must learn to listen, observe, and execute your ventures when the time is right. You will always know when the time is right. Trust me you will!!!
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Photography by Ian Ram of mymatv.com
Photo credit: Special thanks to my college buddies of Nova Southeastern University Michael Johnson and Sasha Sterling.