Michele L. Yanta, SPHR

Yanta Mediation

P.O. Box 130233
Houston, Texas 77219


Business, Commercial, Discrimination, Employment, Labor, Sexual Harassment, Wage and Hour, Workers Compensation, Workplace

Michele L. Yanta, SPHR

Michele’s professional background is highlighted with over 30 years in Human Resource management, primarily in the staffing and healthcare industries and also with a religious non-profit.  Her career accomplishments reflect specialist and generalist assignments with Baxter Healthcare, Inc, CORESTAFF Services, LP, inVentiv Clinical Solutions, LLC, Career Partners International of Houston, and the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston.

Michele’s consulting portfolio spans the full range of human resources disciplines including staffing, benefits, compensation, administration and talent management.  Michele has demonstrated her business expertise in a variety of areas – including the “from the ground up” construction of the human resources function, spearheading efficient benefits solutions, and the achievement of organizational objectives through targeted operational and workforce strategies.

In addition to her broad experience in human resources, Michele has expanded her consulting practice to include particular focus on mediation, through participation with “gold standard” educational organizations.  Michele’s mediation specialties are workplace conflict, civil disputes, and family conflict.  She is a firm believer in employing mediation to move disputes to successful resolution and she brings that passion and conviction to every mediation session.  She is also committed to frequent volunteer mediation with the Houston Dispute Resolution Center to encourage successful resolution of parties’ disputes outside of court.

Michele holds a Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University of Chicago (Mundelein) with Masters-level studies at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and Rice University.  Mediation certification was awarded by both the Institute for Mediation Training and The University of Houston Law Center.  She holds membership in the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), HR Houston, and the Gulf Coast Diversity Council, and the Texas Association of Mediators (TAM), Michele is also active with her local church community serving in several leadership roles.

Professional certification:

  • Basic Mediation (40 hours)  – National Institute for Mediation; University of Houston Law Center
  • Advanced Mediation – Family (30 hours)  – National Institute for Mediation
  • Workplace Conflict Resolution – - National Institute for Mediation
  • Senior Professional in Human Resources  (SPHR)
  • Certified Outplacement Coach – CPI Worldwide
  • Certified Horizon Retirement Coach – CPI Worldwide
“Mediation is serious business. Engaged in good faith by the parties involved and managed by the mediator effectively the mediation process can reach successful resolution and save the concerned parties valuable time and money.

Selecting your mediation professional is a critical first step in the mediation process. Michele L. Yanta is an experienced business professional with demonstrated expertise in mediation, human resources management and consulting. She believes wholeheartedly in the success of mediation for resolving workplace, family and civil disputes for her clients.

Let Yanta Mediation take you from conflict to resolution.”

P.O. Box 130233

Houston, TX. 77219

Phone: 713-856-5335

Cell:    832-725-5395

Email:  [email protected]