Are you struggling with conflict at work, home or in the world? Award-winning conflict management consultant and author of the book “Optimal Outcomes: Free Yourself from Conflict,” Dr. Jennifer Goldman-Wetzler, shows us how to free ourselves even when conflict resolution seems impossible. Using an inspiring personal example, Jennifer helps us see that when our attempts to resolve conflict fail, we can free ourselves by doing something different and taking pattern-breaking action.

She demonstrates three practices: mapping out the conflict; honoring shadow values; and listening to our emotions, and how they can help you free yourself from conflict even without anyone else’s cooperation.

Jennifer is the Founding Principal of Alignment Strategies Group, a New York-based consulting firm where she advises CEOs and their executive teams on how to optimize organizational health and growth. For two decades, she has advised senior leaders at world-class organizations including Google, Roche, Oscar Health Insurance, the New York City Economic Development Corporation, The New School and the United Nations. Jennifer also teaches conflict freedom at the International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution at Columbia University.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at





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