Coaching, training & conflict resolution for individuals, businesses & organizations

LISA MONTANA came to conflict resolution from the business world, where she witnessed frequent disputes, most of them handled in ways that nobody liked. Working with Collaborative Communication, she found a model in which everyone’s needs matter and against all odds, has seen wildly antagonistic foes find common ground.


In her private practice, Lisa’s business and organizational clients value her ability to solve problems efficiently and discern core issues in complex situations. She’s also known for her clarity, compassion and humor; her workshops help participants strengthen their communication skills in a lively and supportive environment. Lisa works with individuals, businesses and organizations around the country, providing:


*     Leadership, executive & personal coaching;

*     Conflict resolution;

*     Skills sessions in Collaborative Communication;

*     Workshops in diversity, equity & inclusion;

*     Facilitation of group meetings and decision-making.


Lisa began teaching Nonviolent Communication in 2007. In 2008 she joined the teaching team for BayNVC’s year-long program in mediation. She’s also a trainer at the Center for Efficient Collaboration. Since 2013, she’s been teaching conflict resolution at San Quentin State Prison.


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