Carmela DeNicola is a business, workplace and divorce mediator with over three decades of executive experience in the corporate world. Carmela handles all types of mediation for organizations. She works with municipalities, schools, private companies, partnerships, non-profits, and any other type of entity. Carmela also handles divorce mediation, and her extensive corporate and business partnership mediation experience gives her unique insights that are especially helpful for couples who own businesses, and couples who have other complicated financial circumstances.
Some of Carmela’s areas of specialty include:
Business and Partnership Mediation
During Carmela’s time in the business world, she developed a vast skillset obtained by working in several different positions and industries. Having grown up in a family-owned business environment, Carmela has always been an entrepreneur at heart, and she has always had a passion for helping other businesses succeed.
During the late 2000s, as the economy began to face unprecedented challenges, Carmela found many of her friends and colleagues coming to her for advice on their careers and businesses they were starting. That’s when she decided to put her extensive corporate expertise to work by counseling others in the business world.
In 2011, Carmela founded FYI Business Consulting & Outsource Services, a business advisory, social media, and project management firm that provides full project management support; including expert guidance with important areas such as contract management, vendor disputes, and employee disputes. With Carmela’s assistance, organizations are able to maximize operational efficiencies and position themselves for greater success.
Carmela has in-depth knowledge of numerous areas of organizational operation, this includes but is not limited to:
Sales & Marketing Management
New Business Development
Continuous Process Improvement
Complex Contract Negotiation
Carmela is accomplished in both private and corporate sector business practices. She is a results-oriented business mediator with an unrelenting passion for challenging the status quo and a firm believer in continuing education and personal development that moves us beyond the barriers that limit our effectiveness. Carmela believes in examining the “big picture”, taking into account all pertinent factors to develop win-win solutions that are mutually beneficial to all parties involved.
Because of her extensive business and workplace experience, Carmela is able to help clients tackle even the most complex matters that may arise in a corporate setting. Clients also appreciate her compassionate and down-to-earth approach, which puts them at ease while dealing with complicated and highly challenging issues. Carmela’s business and professional services extend far beyond just mediation, she can help your organization in several other ways as well:
Coach/Mentor for Business Owners & Managers When it comes to improving a small business, many people are so close to their products or services they don’t know where to start. Business owners are frequently overwhelmed with day to day issues such as cash flow, competition, and employees which may lead to burnout. Carmela helps business owners understand what areas to prioritize and strengthen. She helps to provide clarity, so you can overcome obstacles and achieve your goals. When you clarify your direction and communicate your message, your marketing starts working for you, your team members are converted into a sales force and your customers speak a viral message that spreads.
Process Development & Documentation Whether you’re launching your new business or if you’ve been in business for a while, process development is one of the best ways to increase efficiency, provide be a better client experience, and ensure that you’re running your business in a compliant manner. If you’re a new owner, you may feel that you’re not quite ready for the documentation step, but I recommend capitalizing on the time you may not yet be spending working one on one with clients to at least begin outlining your current process. If your business is already up and running and you have not yet done any process documentation, you should set some time aside in your schedule to record the steps for all repeatable tasks. You will not only set yourself up for scalability, but you will also likely find opportunities for streamlining and efficiency improvements. Whatever stage your business is in, Carmela can help put processes and systems in place to help you operate and manage it more successfully.
Divorce Mediator As a divorce mediator, Carmela adopts an approach that is similar to the way she handles professional mediation. She understands that this is a highly emotional time for divorcing couples, but she also understands that there are many important issues couples need to resolve. Carmela has the unique ability to help spouses get past the issues they are stuck on and work cooperatively toward developing peaceable and workable resolutions. Her savvy business sense is another attribute couples appreciate. And this is particularly true when there are complex financial matters that need to be tackled; such as family-owned or closely held businesses or franchises, real estate investments, stocks, bonds, stock options, international investments, and unique assets. Carmela has a very strong working knowledge of these areas, and when necessary, she can also call on one of our in-house specialists when more in-depth expertise is needed.
Whether you need professional or personal mediation, Carmela has the experience, skills, and dedication to ensure a positive and productive outcome. And if you need more in-depth assistance to help improve your management skills and run your organization more efficiently and profitably, Carmela is the partner you can count on to get you the results you need. Contact us today to learn more about what she can do for you!