Dr. Buddy Thornton (ABD)

Buddy is a Brāv Ambassador, keynote speaker, presenter, business coach and trainer, consultant, and family/business mediator. Currently, Buddy is completing his dissertation in pursuit of a doctorate at Grand Canyon University in Executive Leadership (DBA), and specializes in Conflict Management and Cross-Cultural Competency. Buddy previously earned a B. S. in Allied Health Sciences from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee (BS-AHS, 1984), and an M. A.in Human Services Counseling-Executive Leadership from Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA (MA-HSC, 2014).

Buddy has been an entrepreneur for many years, currently through BCT Mediations PLUS, providing individual and corporate-level services in Mediation, Conflict Management, and Consulting. He was the owner and field operations director of Best Courier Team and Courier Logistics Specialists, two successful same-day on-demand logistics companies in central Arizona.

Over the past 30 years, Buddy has been a member of the Professional Bowlers Association (20+ years, now retired), competing primarily in the western U.S. Buddy was a licensed Realtor in Arizona (12 years, now retired) and is currently a member of Maricopa County Association of Family Mediators (MCAFM.org), serving as Ethics Co-chair in 2013-2014. Buddy believes a strong public presence and active community involvement is essential to serving others.

Buddy has been married to his wife, Sharon, for over 43 years, and has 4 adult children, and an ever-expanding number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Buddy has suffered through every level of family crisis, from incarcerated children to highly successful ones, and is uniquely qualified to speak to the challenges of mediation in local and global contexts. Buddy designs and gives presentations to groups, and emcees or keynotes as requested. “To be of service, and to advance others is a blessing, and I am honored to accept any conflict-related challenge that may benefit others.”

Dissertation Topic: “Influence of Leadership Cross-Cultural Competency on Organizational Culture in Multi- or Cross-Cultural Small to Medium Enterprises” (Grand Canyon University)


Look Buddy up on LinkedIn for his current projects, articles, and endorsements:



Buddy has been, and is currently published in Lawful Talks-India and Huffington Post, among others.


Buddy represented Brāv in DaNang, Vietnam at the APMF 2017 Mediation and Peace Conference: