Hello, I’m Tammy Lenski, conflict resolution educator, speaker, author, coach, and mediator.
For over two decades I’ve brought the skill and tools of the mediator, executive coach, and conflict resolution teacher to help individuals, pairs, teams, and audiences navigate disagreement better, address friction, and build alignment.
My current work centers on creating the conditions for robust collaboration and sound decisions while fostering resilient personal and professional relationships.
“Clever, insightful, and innovative.”
Lee Whittier, American Kennel Club
“Top-notch learning and personal growth experience.”
Jerry Greenfield, Ben & Jerry’s
“Won over a tough audience.”
Lisa Miles, Eversource Energy
I work with individuals, pairs, teams, and audiences who want to fine-tune or accelerate results like these:
- Re-calibrate reactions in conflict situations.
- Reduce friction or change a difficult dynamic at work or home.
- Craft an effective response to an escalating conflict.
- Confront a recurring problem with a partner, colleague, or employee in a way that reduces risk to the relationship.
- Anticipate a difficult conversation and figure out how to navigate it most successfully.
- Strategize how best to approach a conflict situation in your role as an organizational leader, manager, or mediator.
- Lead robust team conversations and reach sound decisions with genuine alignment.
“Innovative and trailblazing”
Awarded by the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges for excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate students
Mary Parker Follett
Awarded by the Association for Conflict Resolution for innovative and pioneering work in the conflict resolution field
Awarded by the New England Association for Conflict Resolution for significant contributions to the conflict resolution field
Academy of Advanced Practitioners
Inaugural member of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s most advanced membership level
Dr. Tammy Lenski founded her conflict resolution firm in 1997 after a decade in higher education leadership as a dean, vice president, and assistant professor. In addition to working with private clients, she’s served on the faculty of four U.S. graduate programs (Woodbury College, University of Massachusetts, Marlboro College, Lipscomb University), including as co-founder of the world’s first master’s degree in mediation at Woodbury College.
Tammy has served on boards, committees, and professional panels, including the New England Association for Conflict Resolution, New Hampshire Supreme Court ADR Committee, New Hampshire Conflict Resolution Association, Vermont Women in Higher Education, New Hampshire Probate Court Mediation Panel, SquareTrade Mediator Panel (mediation for eBay), the New England Resource Center for Higher Education Think Tank, and the Monadnock Humane Society. She’s mediated thousands of private, court-affiliated, and e-commerce cases, and has served as keynote speaker and presenter for regional, national, and international conflict resolution conferences, private organizations, and higher education groups.
Tammy’s two books, The Conflict Pivot and Making Mediation Your Day Job, have sold more than 40,000 copies worldwide. Her popular conflict resolution blog+podcast has readers and listeners on six continents and at organizations as diverse as Daimler AG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Intel, Kennedy Center, Kaiser Permanente, Harvard, MIT, NOAA, the U.S. Small Business Association, and the FBI.
Tammy earned her bachelor’s degree in world literature from Middlebury College, master’s and doctorate in higher education leadership from The University of Vermont, and a post-doc certificate in mediation and conflict resolution from Woodbury College.
She lives in New Hampshire with her husband of 30+ years and two exuberant mutts. When she’s not working, she’s usually hiking, competing in dog agility, gardening, or researching her Scottish and German roots.