Peace builder and Leadership developer

Dr. Kirsti Samuels teaches adaptive leadership at Columbia University at the School of Public and International Affairs. She is an experienced, mediator, facilitator and coach. She spent 15 years providing peace meditation and leadership support to countries and companies seeking innovative approaches to complex problems. She has worked with executive teams, senior country leadership, the United Nations, armed rebel groups, and Fortune 500 companies. Kirsti holds a Doctorate in Law from Oxford University, a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School, and a Bachelor of Science and Law from Sydney University. Kirsti is the Executive Director and a co-founder and board member of the Adaptive Leadership Network, and a founding board member of the Harlem Wellness Center.

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Kirsti Samuels

City : New York

Country : US

I am passionate about:
I'm broadly passionate about changing the world around me where ever I am - from resolving armed conflicts around the world, to improving the health and wellness of the community in Harlem, to creating a safer and fairer America for my bi-racial son to grow up in. I'm invested in all of the complex problems I get to help facilitate problem solving around - from health care, to education reform, to politics, to happy work environments!
Professional experience:
Kirsti Samuels has nearly two decades of experience as a social entrepreneur seeking innovative approaches to complex problems. Leveraging her career as a corporate attorney, she has transitioned to the mediation and leadership sphere. Kirsti has broad experience working with country and company leadership teams, ranging from Prime Ministers to CEOs, and even armed rebel groups. Specific strengths include working with organizations undergoing transitions or facing complex challenges. Kirsti draws on adaptive leadership, scenario planning, design thinking, and the World Bank leadership curriculum, as well as other methodologies. She is an experienced facilitator, mediator, and coach. Kirsti holds a Doctorate from Oxford University, a Masters in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Bachelor of Science and Law from Sydney University. She's also a wonderful mother to a beautiful boy and a loyal friend.
I can thought partner on the following topics:
Leadership development, facilitating complex problem solving, race relations and justice, community health, mediation and facilitation in conflict countries,
My Adaptive Leadership studies
I began my adaptive leadership studies in 2012
I studied with Ron Heifetz
I studied with Dean Williams
I was also an adaptive leadership Teaching Assistant
My Adaptive Leadership Expertise
2018 ALN Sex and Power Workshop
2017 ALN Conference
2016 ALN Conference
2015 ALN Conference
I am an adaptive leadership trainer
I am an adaptive leadership consultant

Advocacy/Community organizing | International development | International relations/Diplomacy | Law | Negotiation/Peacekeeping | Poverty | Women's issues |
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