What if…

The Conflict Pivot, Chapter 1… Stubborn conflict was no match for your creativity and resourcefulness?
… You could handle emotionally charged conflict with composure and finesse?
… Clients and employees sought out your problem solving prowess?
… Vexing conflict behaviors dissolved under your guidance?
… You knew how to translate conflict resolution savvy into an influential career?

Making Mediation Your Day JobI’m Tammy Lenski and I’ve been helping leaders, managers, business owners, mediators, and coaches turn “what ifs” into reality for 20 years. Since founding my conflict resolution firm in 1997, I’ve guided thousands of organizations, couples, and individuals worldwide as an executive coach, speaker, master mediator, educator, and author.

Along the way, I’ve had the good fortune to be honored for my work. In 2012 the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) presented me with the Mary Parker Follett Award for innovative and pioneering work in the conflict resolution field. In 2015 I received the Pioneer Award from the New England Association for Conflict Resolution for significant contributions to the conflict resolution field and passionate commitment to the profession’s growth and development. I was also the first in the world appointed to ACR’s Academy of Advanced Practitioners in 2013.

Tammy in the media

I began my career in higher education, serving as a dean and vice president, then later as a founding faculty member of the world’s first master’s degree in mediation, now housed at Champlain College. In addition to my full-time conflict resolution work, I’m on the faculty of Marlboro College Graduate School, where I teach conflict resolution and negotiation.

I’m the author of The Conflict Pivot, released in 2014, and the award-winning Making Mediation Your Day Job. And I’ve been blogging about conflict resolution since 2002, with an archive of 1,000 conflict resolution articles available to you on this site.