Chris works with leaders, teams, and small/family businesses that want to enhance their conflict management skills in order to improve job performance and working relationships. Her practice services ranges from mediation, facilitation, and training, to systemic issue diagnosis and negotiation and conflict coaching. Much of her work is done in collaboration with her clients’ existing professional service providers (accountants, attorneys, etc.), to develop a thorough and sustainable approach to solving problems, building relationships and learning.
In addition to her private practice, Chris teaches Organizational Behavior at Suffolk University in Boston, MA, is a guest lecturer on mediation at Northeastern University School of Law and conducts mediations and trainings for the Community Dispute Settlement Center (CDSC) in Cambridge and MWI in Boston. She has also led or developed conflict management workshops and negotiation courses for various universities and non-profit organizations in Cambridge and Boston. She is a board member of CDSC and of Neve Shalom/Wahat-al-Salam (“Oasis of Peace”), a binational, co-existence “living lab” community in Israel.
Chris has a B.A. in Economics from Smith College, an M.A. in Conflict Resolution from UMASS, multiple certificates in mediation and other conflict resolution practices, and has completed advanced training in negotiations from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard.