Keave spent 13 years in broadcast journalism; and a decade in property management, before becoming an accredited mediator in 2014. She has significant experience in mediation, facilitation and conflict management coaching. Keave specialises in asking questions which stretch thinking, unlock answers and help people clarify their roles, boundaries, intentions and strengths.
Keave's main interest is in relationship building and development - in the workplace and the family. Clients have found her to be solution-focused, improvement-focused and extremely skilled at enabling them to really listen to one another.
Working with Keave is cost-effective, collaborative and supportive. She is trained in restorative dialogue and practice. She specialises in helping you move through conflict and in empowering you to manage change. Keave practices privately with OneSmallStep.ie - offering face-to-face and online mediation, via Zoom, Legaler and Skype. Keave also works as a family mediation practitioner with the state-run Family Mediation Service (FMS).
Keave has delivered Continuous Professional Development (CPD) sessions for Community Law & Mediation (CLM) and presented at the Sharing & Learning group in Dublin Community Mediation (DCM). From 2016 to 2019, Keave was involved in the annual national Mediation Awareness Week (MAW), every October. She delivered and co-ordinated Mediation Information Sessions and workshops across Dublin, Wicklow and Limerick; and was one of the first judges in the 'All-Ireland Young Mediator Competition' in Blackhall Place.
In 2020 - along with 73 colleagues from 10 countries worldwide - Keave contributed to the publication of the not-for-profit eBook 'Living Together, Separating, Divorcing: Surviving During a Pandemic'. It is also available as a paperback.
A second not-for-profit eBook and paperback, 'Family Conflict During a Pandemic: Stories of Struggle and Hope' was published in 2021, with Keave one of 90 contributors worldwide. Like the first eBook, it is available for less than the price of a cup of coffee, to make it as widely accessible as possible.