Restorative Way LLC

Restorative Way was founded 20 years ago by Dr. Will Bledsoe to advance and extend restorative methods of resolving conflict and responding to trauma. Since 2001, Restorative Way has trained thousands of parents, educators, and other professionals to resolve conflict with dignity, accountability, and compassion. 

Restorative Way programs have been implemented in schools, workplaces, and the justice system.

In 2019, Mark Jones and Shamila Pilendiram teamed with Will to accelerate the rate at which workplaces and schools could implement Restorative Way practices and programming. 


Will Bledsoe

Has been called a pioneer for his advancement of Restorative Communication and his approach to implementing trauma-responsive restorative practices in workplaces, the justice system, educational institutions, and families.

Will has been an adjunct professor, researcher, restorative justice program director, trainer, and organizational consultant, He has received national and international recognition for his work.

Shamila Pilendiram

Starting her career in corporate, Shamila made a mid-career switch to become a clinical psychologist, with a deep interest in healing trauma. 

Her practice extends to both individuals and organisations. Shamila has been working as an executive with start-up technology companies for the past two decades.

Mark L Jones

Spent his formative years working for PWC as a partner responsible for implementation of new working practices for global multi corporations. 

Mark's interest in supporting the mission of Restorative Way arises from his own experience of the loneliness and isolation he felt from his own childhood abuse. During the subsequent healing journey, he has come to believe that ALL school age children deserve to have their emotional, physical and spiritual needs met, as well as developing their intellect.  

Ben Emery

Ben has dedicated the past fifteen years to advancing restorative practices in Brazil, Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Germany, and the United States. His more recent work involved facilitating Grief Structures in Europe.

Ben is a veteran restorative facilitator of encounters in response to serious conflicts, and a seasoned restorative practices program coordinator.