Harmony Strategies

Why work with

Harmony Strategies Group?

Who We Are

We are a collaborative team of conflict management experts who specialize in dispute resolution and improving relationship dynamics.

Our Mission

The Harmony Strategies Group aims to provide the best quality, most engaging and targeted communication strategies and conflict management solutions, to improve business dynamics and sales, community leadership, education, and family interactions.

Who We Help

Our team has over 25,000 hours of experience helping business executives, staff, parents, school administrators, and leaders of all types with dedicated and powerful tools for navigating through conflicts and creating breakthroughs.

Who We Are

We are a collaborative team of conflict management experts who specialize in dispute resolution and improving relationship dynamics.

Our Mission

The Harmony Strategies Group aims to provide the best quality, most engaging and targeted communication strategies and conflict management solutions, to improve business dynamics and sales, community leadership, education, and family interactions.

Who We Help

Our team has over 25,000 hours of experience helping business executives, staff, parents, school administrators, and leaders of all types with dedicated and powerful tools for navigating through conflicts and creating breakthroughs.

Our Team

Our team of experts includes organizational ombuds, consultants, mediators, coaches, trainers, dialogue facilitators, Circle keepers, social scientists, and educators. We provide a unique and robust palette of services, based on rich collaboration on client projects, in order to provide the most cutting-edge, data-driven processes, to ensure successful end results. Collectively, the Harmony Strategies Group serves as your go-to resource for expert conflict management and communication dynamics solutions.

The Harmony Strategies team is comprised of conflict management practitioners who represent a broad array of expertise, from Harmony Circles (Restorative Justice / Restorative Practices) to conflict coaching (one-on-one guidance for executive leaders and workgroups). Our team is enriched with the vast experience and talents of the following consultants:

 

  • Kira Nurieli
  • Stuart Baker
  • Hector Escalante
  • Isar Mahanian
  • Jill Sarah Moscowitz
  • Dara Rossi

Kira Nurieli is the CEO of the Harmony Strategies Group and is an expert organizational ombuds, mediator, conflict coach, and restorative practices facilitator. She has spent upwards of twenty years helping clients handle conflict and improve communication in family, community, schools, and organizational settings. She has been a featured speaker at the New York City Society for Human Resource Management, the International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation, and the Association for Conflict Resolution, along with  international publications and podcasts. Kira has a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Performance from Barnard College. She especially enjoys helping individuals, teams, and lay-leaders become more impactful and empowered in their work.

Stuart Baker is a heart-centered strategic consultant with the Harmony Strategies Group. He makes use of all his experience in the construction industry, mediation and presenting, combined with years of spiritual pursuit, to offer a unique and broad sensitivity in his consulting work. He loves helping people deepen their harmony and connection with others, and with themselves. We are honored to have Mr. Stuart Baker on our team, pioneer of "Conscious Cooperation" - his book can be ordered here

Hector Escalante is an experienced Ombuds and learning and development professional with over 6 years of ombuds experience and over 20 years of experience developing and teaching course offerings which promote inclusion, healthy communication, and conflict resolution. He is a full-time organizational ombuds for The University of the Pacific, Special Assistant to the VP of DEI, Ombuds partner with Harmony Strategies Group, and a consulting ombuds for Earthjustice and Union of Concerned Scientists.  Hector holds two master's degrees and a doctorate in education. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran, a husband and father to four children. Hector's passions include treating all with fairness, equity, dignity, and compassion and good food. 

Isar Mahanian, M.Sc. is a Conflict & Strategy Consultant with the Harmony Strategies Group. She is an active mediator and organizational ombuds who coaches new mediators in the program in which she serves. Isar has worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and at a fast-paced technology start-up as the Head of Human Resources, leading senior executives to mitigate and resolve workplace conflicts and creating system level improvements for employees within the company. She holds a Master’s of Science degree in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University. 

Jill Sarah Moscowitz is a Conflict & Strategy Consultant with the Harmony Strategies Group and has over twenty-five years’ experience helping government and nonprofit organizations build strong relationships and strong workplaces. By applying a variety of dispute resolution skills such as mediation, facilitation, and negotiation, she’s successfully resolved hundreds of disputes. Jill Sarah has worked with nonprofit boards and facilitated groups representing a diversity of ages, genders, religions, and ethnicities. She currently works as a mediator for the US Postal Service. In addition to her work as a mediator, Jill Sarah also teaches dance. She brings an embodied philosophy to her work and an embodied perspective to her teaching.

Dara Rossi, Ph.D. is a Conflict & Strategy Consultant with the Harmony Strategies Group. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of education and has worked with students from kindergarten through the university graduate level. Additionally, she has facilitated professional development for educators and administrators across all points on the education continuum. After10 years of service in the Department of Teaching and Learning Southern Methodist University, she launched her coaching and consulting business while continuing to serve as an adjunct professor. She holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, an MBA, an MA in Dispute Resolution, and an MAT in Education, and BS in Human Development.

  • Kira Nurieli
  • Stuart Baker
  • Hector Escalante
  • Isar Mahanian
  • Jill Sarah Moscowitz
  • Dara Rossi

Kira Nurieli is the CEO of the Harmony Strategies Group and is an expert mediator, conflict coach, trainer/facilitator, consultant, and restorative practices facilitator. She has spent upwards of twenty years helping clients handle conflict and improve communication strategies and has presented at numerous conferences and symposia as a subject matter expert. She holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Performance from Barnard College. She especially enjoys helping individuals, teams, and lay-leaders become more impactful and empowered in their work and is honored to work alongside her esteemed colleagues with the Harmony Strategies Group.

Stuart Baker is a heart-centered strategic consultant with the Harmony Strategies Group. He makes use of all his experience in the construction industry, mediation and presenting, combined with years of spiritual pursuit, to offer a unique and broad sensitivity in his consulting work. He loves helping people deepen their harmony and connection with others, and with themselves. We are honored to have Mr. Stuart Baker on our team, pioneer of "Conscious Cooperation" - his book can be ordered here

Hector Escalante is an experienced Ombuds and learning and development professional with over seven years of ombuds experience and over twenty years of experience developing and teaching course offerings which promote inclusion, healthy communication, and conflict resolution. He is the Director of the Ombuds Office at the University of California, Merced, having served many years as the organizational ombuds at the University of the Pacific. He is an ombuds partner with Harmony Strategies Group, and a consulting ombuds for Earthjustice and Union of Concerned Scientists.  Hector holds two master's degrees and a doctorate in education. He is a United States Marine Corps veteran, a husband and father to four children. Hector's passions include treating all with fairness, equity, dignity, and compassion and good food. 

Isar Mahanian, M.Sc. is a Conflict & Strategy Consultant with the Harmony Strategies Group. She is an active mediator who coaches new mediators in the program in which she serves. Isar has worked at a fast-paced technology start-up as the Head of Human Resources, leading senior executives to mitigate and resolve workplace conflicts and creating system level improvements for employees within the company. She holds a Master’s of Science degree in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University. 

Jill Sarah Moscowitz is a Conflict & Strategy Consultant with the Harmony Strategies Group and has over twenty-five years’ experience helping government and nonprofit organizations build strong relationships and strong workplaces. By applying a variety of dispute resolution skills such as mediation, facilitation, and negotiation, she’s successfully resolved hundreds of disputes. Jill Sarah has worked with nonprofit boards and facilitated groups representing a diversity of ages, genders, religions, and ethnicities. She currently works as a mediator for the US Postal Service. In addition to her work as a mediator, Jill Sarah also teaches dance. She brings an embodied philosophy to her work and an embodied perspective to her teaching.

Dara Rossi, Ph.D. is a Conflict & Strategy Consultant with the Harmony Strategies Group. She has more than 20 years of experience in the field of education and has worked with students from kindergarten through the university graduate level. Additionally, she has facilitated professional development for educators and administrators across all points on the education continuum. After10 years of service in the Department of Teaching and Learning Southern Methodist University, she launched her coaching and consulting business while continuing to serve as an adjunct professor. She holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, an MBA, an MA in Dispute Resolution, and an MAT in Education, and BS in Human Development.

Whether you are seeking consulting, facilitated dialogue, coaching, or workshops, our team is here to help!

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