I have been invited to speak at the Mediation and Conflict Resolution Center of Howard County later this month on how to keep your conflict resolution processes safe, practical tools to help you manage your fight-or-flight response and a technique for
My long time friend and colleague, UK based and world-renowned embodiment trainer, Mark Walsh will be interviewing me this week for his Embodiment Podcast. I have known Mark for almost two decades through Aiki Extensions, an organization dedicated to applying the
My long-time mentor and first Aikido teacher, Paul Linden will be sharing his decades of knowledge on how to better manage your fear and stress through an online course offered early next month. Hosted by my colleague and fellow student of Paul’s, Mark
Thank you the ADR Steering Committee of the State Bar of New Mexico for inviting me to present at their 2017 ADR Institute! Along with my colleague, University of New Mexico School of Law Professor Laura Bassein, we discussed: “Is
This week’s program discussed how a leader’s inability to regulate their anger can lead to a toxic workplace. We examined how Uber’s CEO missed opportunities to build trust, solve problems and avoid a large amount of negative publicity – due
I am pleased to announce that I have been accepted into Georgetown University’s Leadership Coaching Certification Program! I am looking forward to making new friends, expanding my skillset and deepening my knowledge of coaching. Georgetown offers a comprehensive, insightful and
This week I will be presenting at the National Center for ADR’s annual conference in Greenbelt, MD. I will be discussing Bernie Mayer’s new book The Conflict Paradox: Seven Dilemmas at the Core of Disputes and how those paradoxes affect
In this week’s conflict chat we discussed the tragic death of New Orleans Saints star defensive end Will Smith and what happens to you when someone becomes emotionally hijacked. Listen in to learn how to better control these responses and
Later on this week I will be presenting at the 18th annual American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution spring conference in New York, New York. My colleague, Susan Yates of the Resolution Systems Institute, and I will be presenting
On December 18th, I’ll be giving a presentation for the Columbus Bar Association on De-Escalation Techniques to Avoid Violence in the Dispute Resolution Process. I am honored to be co-presenting with a member of the Columbus Police Department’s Crisis Negotiation
Helping people resolve problems and improve their performance under stressful circumstances is Stephen’s passion and profession. With a Masters degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason’s Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Stephen has substantial experience in mediation, negotiation, facilitation, conflict coaching, conflict management and somatic education. His professional experience spans state and federal government agencies and two premier conflict resolution membership associations. Stephen has also become a national expert on how you can improve your performance by better managing the stress of conflict situations. He has taught hundreds the somatic skills they needed to remain calm in stressful conflict situations as an adjunct faculty member of the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University and through seminars that he has presented at conferences nationwide.
Specialties: Stephen presents workshops nationally and internationally that teach problem solvers how to improve their performance by learning to better manage the stress of conflict situations through the development of somatic (body) skills focused on breath, posture, and vision and the cultivation of self-awareness. These skills originate from the Japanese martial art of Aikido and have been used by martial artists, executives, law enforcement, athletes and professionals to remain calm in the midst of the storm.