Shifting from Harm to Harmony

What if we all could

get along?

Relationship conflicts and community disputes drain resources and trigger disappointment and depression. Our coaching and workshop solutions create healthy and open dialogue, empowering clients to maintain friendshipslessen sibling rivalryease parenting woes, and bring a sense of life satisfaction.

Community Harmony

Boards of directors, church and temple leaders, parent-teacher associations, and residence-life staff in colleges all volunteer their time and resources to help their communities reach greater heights. Unfortunately, their effectiveness is compromised when there is infighting or a lack of adequate management skills. Our services include workshops and coaching that can help these volunteer positions achieve their goals and lead their communities optimally. We help them address conflicts in early stages, coach them on inter-active listening skills, and guide groups and teams to greater mutual respect and understanding.

Groups we can help include:

Residence Life Staff
Universities and colleges house hundreds of thousands of new students who are spending their first years away from home. Many of them encounter roommates for the first time. Some of them will feel lost and overwhelmed. The new situation often triggers anxieties and arguments between the students and can lessen their academic success and overall well-being. We offer peer-mediation trainings, diversity and inclusion programming, and conflict-management workshops that help residence life staff better address student problems and issues. With better training, the quality of life for all students is greatly increased and academic performance optimized. Book Now!
Religous-Leadership Retreats

Temples and Churches have always played key roles in maintaining community services and offering hope, joy, and peace to their congregations. In order to best serve their members, religious leaders should be skilled at empathic listening and conflict management. From tending to marital problems to unemployment to health challenges, the myriad community issues can all benefit from leadership that is trained to handle a range of conflicts, large and small. Book Now!

Parent-Teacher Associations

Schools work best when conflicts between the parents and schools are addressed early-on. Parents and teachers can come together to learn negotiation skills that will help them focus on the common goal: the children’s education. Harmony Strategies offers a range of workshops and retreats that will help bring parents and teachers together and guide them to better communication and ways to handle the many issues that arise during the school year. Book Now!

Lay Leadership

Non-profits serve an important purpose in American life, today. Varied interest groups develop organizations to voice their needs, help them face challenges, and bring together individuals to support each other in time of need. Those leaders who volunteer their time to run the non-profit events and day to day affairs face numerous challenges to get their job done. We offer workshops, retreats, and leadership coaching to those lay leaders who can benefit from better negotiation skills, and diversity and inclusion training. Likewise, we consult non-profits that are facing internal fighting and help teams and individuals that aren’t getting along and compromising the integrity of the organization. Book Now!

Groups we can help include:

Residence Life Staff
Universities and colleges house hundreds of thousands of new students who are spending their first years away from home. Many of them encounter roommates for the first time. Some of them will feel lost and overwhelmed. The new situation often triggers anxieties and arguments between the students and can lessen their academic success and overall well-being. We offer peer-mediation trainings, diversity and inclusion programming, and conflict-management workshops that help residence life staff better address student problems and issues. With better training, the quality of life for all students is greatly increased and academic performance optimized. Book Now!
Religous-Leadership Retreats

Temples and Churches have always played key roles in maintaining community services and offering hope, joy, and peace to their congregations. In order to best serve their members, religious leaders should be skilled at empathic listening and conflict management. From tending to marital problems to unemployment to health challenges, the myriad community issues can all benefit from leadership that is trained to handle a range of conflicts, large and small. Book Now!

Parent-Teacher Associations

Schools work best when conflicts between the parents and schools are addressed early-on. Parents and teachers can come together to learn negotiation skills that will help them focus on the common goal: the children’s education. Harmony Strategies offers a range of workshops and retreats that will help bring parents and teachers together and guide them to better communication and ways to handle the many issues that arise during the school year. Book Now!

Lay Leadership

Non-profits serve an important purpose in American life, today. Varied interest groups develop organizations to voice their needs, help them face challenges, and bring together individuals to support each other in time of need. Those leaders who volunteer their time to run the non-profit events and day to day affairs face numerous challenges to get their job done. We offer workshops, retreats, and leadership coaching to those lay leaders who can benefit from better negotiation skills, and diversity and inclusion training. Likewise, we consult non-profits that are facing internal fighting and help teams and individuals that aren’t getting along and compromising the integrity of the organization. Book Now!

Family Harmony

Family dynamics are often the most charged and emotionally-driven of all relationships. Harmony Strategies offers a variety of services to address these intense dynamics and empower individuals to find the outcomes that work best for them. From divorcing couples to parenting workshops, we help create a smoother transition during times growth, change, and challenges.

Our services include:

Parent-Child Mediation
Sometimes parents and children come to a head and cannot get past an intractable issue. We can meet with legal guardians, parents or step-parents of young, teen, or adult children to guide the negotiation, such that each side is heard and validated. With the help of this guided negotiation, all parties can get greater clarity on the issues and underlying needs, in order to get past the dispute and build a stronger relationship. Book Now!
Couples and Divorce Mediation
Whether a couple is considering divorce or has already made that decision, we can help develop a smoother transition to the new situation by guiding the parties to mutually-agreed upon decisions that are court-approved and binding. Rather than a litigious, expensive process, our divorce mediations build and/or maintain amicable, respectful relationships during and after the parting process. For those who are uncertain, we offer relationship coaching to address key concerns and issues, to see if the marriage can be maintained with better communication and listening skills. Book Now!
Estate Disputes
Adult siblings are just as susceptible to sibling-rivalry as small children. When wills and estates are disputed, many years of distrust, disrespect, and fractured relations come to a head. Often, the issues run deeper than the money or the asset, triggering a long history of pain and upset. Rather than waste time and money in drawn-out legal battles, we offer targeted mediation and coaching services, to settle the disputes, out of court. Book Now!
Sibling Disputes
Sometimes sibling-rivalry gets out of hand and becomes a terrible strain on the family. We coach parents and offer child, teen, or adult-sibling mediation to address the issues on a deeper level and build a stronger communication and bond between the siblings Book Now!

Our services include:

Parent-Child Mediation
Sometimes parents and children come to a head and cannot get past an intractable issue. We can meet with legal guardians, parents or step-parents of young, teen, or adult children to guide the negotiation, such that each side is heard and validated. With the help of this guided negotiation, all parties can get greater clarity on the issues and underlying needs, in order to get past the dispute and build a stronger relationship. Book Now!
Couples and Divorce Mediation
Whether a couple is considering divorce or has already made that decision, we can help develop a smoother transition to the new situation by guiding the parties to mutually-agreed upon decisions that are court-approved and binding. Rather than a litigious, expensive process, our divorce mediations build and/or maintain amicable, respectful relationships during and after the parting process. For those who are uncertain, we offer relationship coaching to address key concerns and issues, to see if the marriage can be maintained with better communication and listening skills. Book Now!
Estate Disputes
Adult siblings are just as susceptible to sibling-rivalry as small children. When wills and estates are disputed, many years of distrust, disrespect, and fractured relations come to a head. Often, the issues run deeper than the money or the asset, triggering a long history of pain and upset. Rather than waste time and money in drawn-out legal battles, we offer targeted mediation and coaching services, to settle the disputes, out of court. Book Now!
Sibling Disputes
Sometimes sibling-rivalry gets out of hand and becomes a terrible strain on the family. We coach parents and offer child, teen, or adult-sibling mediation to address the issues on a deeper level and build a stronger communication and bond between the siblings Book Now!

Harmony Strategies Group consultants helped us figure out where communication was breaking down, and how to improve our dynamics so that we could be better parents and leaders in our community.

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Melody Wang

Melody Wang is a Conflict Consultant with the Harmony Strategies Group and CEO of Wang Mediation, which she founded upon graduation from the University of Southern California, Gould School of Law with an MA in Alternative Dispute Resolution. Melody is a panel mediator for the New York City Family Court and serves on the Board of Directors at the Association for Conflict Resolution, Greater New York (ACR-GNY). Prior to moving to New York, Melody was an experienced civil and community mediator in Los Angeles, California, working closely with non-profits, small claim courts and the California federal court. She also led selected trainings and workshops on dispute resolution within the Asian-American community in California.  Melody has lived in the U.S., Taiwan, China and Singapore, is fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese, and especially enjoys engaging in international relations and cross-cultural conflict systems.

Dara Rossi

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.

Isar Mahanian

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. 

Kimberly Jackson Davidson

Kimberly Jackson Davidson is currently the University Ombudsperson at George Mason University and member of the Harmony Strategies Group. She spent two decades at Oberlin College in Ohio, holding positions in the Office of the Dean of Students and as Visiting Lecturer in African American Studies. During her final five and a half years there, she served all campus constituencies as Ombudsperson and Director of the Yeworkwha Belachew Center for Dialogue (YBCD). Davidson is active within the International Ombuds Association (IOA), the California Caucus of College and University Ombuds (CCCUO), and the Ombuds Section of the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). She earned a B.A. in English Literature from Spelman College in 1986 and an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in African Literature in 1991.

Hector Escalante

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. 

Stuart Baker

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
 

Kira Nurieli

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.

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