Betty Pries


Betty specializes in working with complex workplace and organizational systems, offering support as facilitator, mediator, trainer, coach and consultant.

Betty has worked for all levels of government, for both the private and public sector (including Universities and Colleges), for non-profit organizations, and with a wide variety of faith-based organizations.  She has provided workshops throughout Canada, in the United States, Germany and Philippines. She is a regular instructor with the Professional Development program at the University of Waterloo and a regular instructor with Conrad Grebel University College at the University of Waterloo.  Betty has written articles for a number of publications.

Betty began as a mediator in 1993 with Mediation Services in Winnipeg.  In 1999, Betty moved to Kitchener-Waterloo where she began a private practice in conflict resolution and organizational consulting.  In 2006, Betty co-founded a consulting group which in January, 2016 became the L3 Group.  Betty is CEO at the L3 Group.

Betty has been certified as a mediator by Mediation Services, has received her designation as Chartered Mediator through Alternative Dispute Resolution Canada and is a member of the ADR Institute of Ontario.  In addition to conflict resolution and consulting training, Betty holds two undergraduate degrees and one Master’s degree.  Betty is currently a PhD candidate at VU Amsterdam, where she is developing a thesis on the topic of conflict transformation.

L3 Overview

A team of L3 professionals stands behind each L3 consultant to aid in the quality of work offered. Members of our team lead from our foundational values:  We commit to respecting each person and group with whom we work; we seek to listen at all times for the wisdom each person has to offer; we lead with integrity, humility, grace and courage.

In addition, as we do our work, we commit to engaging leaders, to tailoring our interventions to meet the needs of each group with whom we work and to maintaining high standards of excellence, continuous learning and innovation. L3 offers consulting, training, coaching, facilitation and conflict resolution/mediation. 

Betty Pries