Adar Cohen, PhD

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Description of Practice

In our work, in our communities, and in our families, conversations create the future. Whether or not we have them, and how we have them, is up to us.

Avoiding conflict tends to create more of it. When we delay important conversations communication worsens, trust erodes, and disconnectedness increases. The entire system suffers.

Expert mediation and facilitation presents the opportunity to not only resolve conflict but to move forward with clarity and efficiency.

Professional Background

For 20 years Adar has served as a mediator and facilitator in boardrooms, war rooms, and family rooms. He holds a PhD in conflict resolution from the University of Dublin and has lectured at Harvard University, the University of Chicago, and -- at the invitation of the King of Bhutan -- at Sherubste College, the Himalayan Kingdom’s first institution for higher education. His work has been featured by the New York Times, TED, MSNBC, and AEON.

Adar united gang leaders and police officers to prevent homicides in Chicago. Following the Good Friday peace agreement in Northern Ireland, he helped Protestants and Catholics plan for a shared future in Belfast. Through the COVID-19 pandemic, he helped families achieve peace in their homes.

Adar lives in New Hampshire where he and his wife are raising two tough little negotiators.


PhD Conflict Resolution & Mediation, University of Dublin (Trinity College)

Other Information

TED talk: 3 Ways to Lead Tough, Unavoidable Conversations

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Boundary Disputes
  • Business
  • Cross Cultural
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Family
  • Health Care
  • International
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Non Profits
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Parent-Teen
  • Police
  • Prenuptial
  • Real Estate
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Systems Designer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Online Mediator
  • Parenting Coordinator
  • Conflict Coach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator

References available upon request.