I am a Communication and Conflict Management Specialist. I offer the following services:
Coaching – I work with individuals to help them gain understanding about their long-held beliefs and attitudes about conflict and identify what is and is not serving them. We then identify goals, strategies, and action plans for approaching a difficult conversation or situation with confidence and reduced stress. My clients include, but are not limited to, executive leaders, clergy and lay leaders, attorneys, family members, people considering or going through divorce, and divorced parents seeking to improve their co-parenting relationship with a former spouse. My clients are global as coaching sessions take place online via video conference.
Mediation and Facilitation – I facilitate difficult conversations between two or more people in the workplace, between family members, and within and among communities. Sessions take place online via video conference.
Trainings and Workshops – I provide trainings and workshops for colleges, universities, law schools, Boards, organizations, communities, and any other groups interested in learning more about conflict resolution and management. Some examples of trainings and workshops I have developed are: Managing Challenging Conversations in the Workplace, The Opportunities of Conflict, Conflict Styles, Communication, and Conflict Resolution, Understanding Implicit Bias, and The Art of Listening. I custom design trainings and workshops to make sure the topic and presentation style best meet my client’s needs.
RBG Consulting (coach, mediator, facilitator, and communication and conflict management trainer) – March 2019 to present
Of Counsel at Clapp Family Law, LLC (collaborative divorce attorney and mediator) – August 2018 to August 2021
Partner at Grindle Robinson LLP – March 2015 to August 2018
Partner at Boston Law Collaborative, LLC – July 2010 – March 2015
Partner at Ginsburg & Leshin LLP – January 1999 – June 2010
Suffolk University Law School, J.D., 1986 (cum laude)
Macalester College, B.A., 1981 (magna cum laude)