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Rachel Goldman, JD, CPC, PCC
Rachel Goldman, JD, CPC, PCC

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Rachel Goldman, JD, CPC, PCC

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 courses, 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 Art of Engaging in Conflict (University of California Davis CPE Instructor), Fundamentals of Conflict Resolution (University of California Davis CPE Instructor), Effective Communication in Complex Organizations, Understanding and Managing Implicit Bias, and Effective Listening in the Workplace. I custom design trainings and workshops to make sure the topic and presentation style best meet my client’s needs.

Click here to listen to Rachel interviewed on the Mending Fences Podcast

RBG Consulting (coach, mediator, facilitator, and communication and conflict management trainer) – March 2019 to present

UC Davis Continuing Professional Education Conflict Resolution Department Instructor – May 2021 to present

UC Irvine Organizational Leadership and Communication Certificate Program Instructor – March 2023 to present

California Water Boards Leadership Program Instructor and Coach – May 2021 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)

Areas Of Practice

  • Community
  • Congregational
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Mediation
  • Organizational

Additional Services

  • Advanced Mediation Trainer
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Facilitator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Staff Developer

Professional Associations

  • SCMA - Southern California Mediation Assoc.
  • ACR - Assoc. for Conflict Resolution
  • ICFLA - International Coach Federation Los Angeles
  • ICF - International Coach Federation

Publications & Presentations

  • file:///C:/Users/Rachel%20Goldman/Desktop/FPA%20Journal%20Article/FPA%20Journal%20article%20-%20Mediation%20Techniques%20for%20Financial%20Planners.pdf