For the past fifteen years, I have been teaching, mediating, coaching, writing, and speaking on the topics of negotiation, leadership, change management, influence, conflict resolution, mediation, facilitation, and communication. I have worked with many companies and organizations in the Boston area, nationally, and increasingly, internationally. I also teach Negotiation and Leadership in the MBA program at Boston University, where I have been teaching for ten years, a class on Mediation in the Workplace at Cambridge College, and previously taught at Bentley College. I work with a huge variety of organizations and people, and over the years have taught thousands of people.
My background is unusual for what I do. My undergraduate degree was in Physics from Cornell University, followed by a master's degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, specializing in robotics. After working in robotics for over a dozen years, I wanted to work with people more than with computers, so I returned to school and got an MBA from Boston University. During the program, I took a negotiations class (which I now teach) and fell in love with negotiation and mediation. I became a mediator in 1995, started teaching in 1996, and returned to Boston University as a lecturer in 2000. Aside from teaching, training, mediating, and coaching, I love to write. I've written numerous articles and role-play cases, and am working on my first book.