Best Conflict Solutions
About Us


  • Kimberly Best, RN, MA, is a Tennessee Rule 31 Listed Civil Mediator and Tennessee Rule 31 Trained Family Mediator, FINRA Arbitrator, owner of Best Conflict Solutions, LLC.    Kim’s practice focuses on Family Mediation, Health, and Elder Care Mediation, Civil and Business Mediation, and personal and organizational Conflict Coaching and Conflict Consulting.  She is currently serving her second term on the board of the Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators.  Kim is also a volunteer mediator with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, Dispute Resolution Program and Community/Police Unification Program and a practicing facilitator for challenging business and social conversations.


    In addition to nursing school, Kim attended graduate school at the University of North Carolina Charlotte in Clinical/Community Psychology.  She obtained a master’s degree in Conflict Management from Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee, a certificate in Conflict Management Consulting from Pepperdine University and a certificate in Leveraging the Power of Emotions as You Negotiate from Harvard Law School.   Kim also trained in Transformative Mediation at Hofstra University, Healthcare Mediation at the University of South Florida, and Restorative Practices at the International Institute of Restorative Practices. 


    She is a working member of the Association of Conflict Resolution Elder Mediation Professional Development Group as well as a working member of Mediators Beyond Borders, International, and a member of the American Bar Association Dispute Resolution membership committee.  Kim is passionate about helping others resolve conflicts in a productive, non-litigious way using mediation, facilitation and collaborative problem solving in order to find optimal solutions for all parties.  She is the author of “How to Live Forever, A Guide to Writing the Final Chapter of Your Life Story" and is a speaker and trainer on the topics of conflict management, dispute resolution processes, life transitions, and how to make difficult decisions - including end of life issues.   

  • MA Institute of Conflict Management, Lipscomb University
  • Masters Certificate Clinical/Community Psychology, UNC-Charlotte
  • BA Psychology, UNC-Charlotte
  • Tennessee Licensed Registered Nurse
  • Board Member, Tennessee Association of Professional Mediators
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 General Civil Mediator
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 Trained Family Mediator
  • Transformative Mediation Trained, Hofstra University School of Law
  • Certificate in Negotiating and Mediating Healthcare Disputes, University of South Florida
  • Conflict Resolution Consulting Training, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • Advanced Mediation Training, Kenneth Cloake
  • Member of Mediators Beyond Borders
  • ACR Elder Mediation Professional Development Committee
  • 2017 ACR National Conference Panelist, Elder Mediation
  • Member ofBusiness Plan For Peace with Scilla Elworthy and Sheva Carr
  • Member of Mediate and Meditate Co-lab William Ury and Thomas Huebl
  • Restorative Practice Training, International Institute of Restorative Practice (IIRP)
  • Advanced Negotiation: Leveraging Emotions. Harvard Law School